I’ve never liked Tim Tebow. Mainly because he played for the Florida Gators and I have a rule in my sports rooting: never root for teams from Florida or California. It’s my own thing, not worth starting a new church over.
All I knew about Tebow is that he made Florida win all the time and he had verses written on his eye-black. I don’t like eye-black either.
Tebow was drafted by the Denver Broncos and has been sitting ever since. Now that the Broncos are 1-4 and going nowhere quickly, they’ve decided to start Tebow on Sunday.
This has caused much discussion as there are plenty of reasons why Tebow is hated, mostly because he’s a squeaky clean, professing follower of Jesus Christ. You may remember him getting busted for his pro-life commercial during last year’s Super Bowl, won by the Green Bay Packers, incidentally. Woot.
Best summation I saw about modern sport’s culture was “it’s easier to embrace a me-first NBA player who calls himself “King James” than to accept the humble NFL-er who quotes King James.”
I’ve had reservations about Tebow, most loud mouth Christian types are idiots waiting to happen and the Gospel is trampled underfoot. Tebow might be different, I hope he is.
Sunday I will be interested to see how he does and what happens with him in the NFL. I hope he does well, but more I hope he doesn’t give Christianity a black eye as the world is breathlessly hoping.
Either way, God reigns, Jesus saves and the Packers will repeat.
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