Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's Tebow Time

America has a new obsession: Tim Tebow. Beating out the Green Bay Packers' QB Aaron Rodgers, LA Lakers' shooting guard Kobe Bryant, and Indianapolis Colts' QB Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow is officially America's new 'favorite' athlete according to an ESPN poll.  But why?

Is it because people think Tim Tebow is the next John Elway? Bronco fans and sports commentators agree that Denver hasn't had such an exciting quarterback since the likes of John Elway, and the Broncos haven't made much traction in terms of victories since Elway lead the team to a Super Bowl win in 1999. The Broncos win over the Pittsburgh Steelers has really turned heads.

Is it his righteous "Tebowing" move? Forget planking or owling, Tebowing is the new move where he goes down on one knee, rests his forehead on his fist, and prays. Has 'Tebowing' gone too far?

Was it his homage to his favorite Bible verse during the Steelers win? Tim Tebow's favorite Bible verse is John 3:16, and Tim Tebow happened to throw a total of 316 yards during the first round of the play-offs.

It does make you wonder if Tim Tebow can take the Broncos all the way to a Super Bowl victory. Considering his record for pulling out a win in overtime, and his connection with the masses, Tim Tebow is one of the most interesting sports stories of 2011-2012. Catch the second round play-offs this weekend (the Broncos play on Saturday against the Saints).