Friday, January 13, 2012
The Tebow Phenomenon
There's no question that Tim Tebow is an accomplished athlete. As I write this, he and his Denver Broncos teammates are preparing to play David to the Goliath of the New England Patriots this weekend. I've watched a few of the Broncos games, and although he has some maturing to do, there's no question that Tebow has the potential to be a standout quarterback. And I'm delighted that he feels comfortable with a public display that underscores his thanks to God for his talent and the opportunity to use it. As memory serves, other professional athletes have done the same.
Even before Tebow hit the spotlight, I was delighted to hear after-game interviews in which players mentioned "being blessed" with talent, and thanking God for what He's done for them. Seeing players from both teams kneeling in prayer at the 50 yard line after a game has gladdened my heart on more than one occasion. And the spectacle of football players joining in prayer when one of their number lies seriously injured on the field brings a lump to my throat every time I see it. I have no problem with any of that.
So, here's my question. Is the publicity (or is it notoriety?) that Tebow's actions have brought about a good thing? What's your opinion about Tebowing? I'd really like to know how you feel.
Oh, and--with apologies to my friends in New England--go, Broncos.