Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Why I Do Not Hate Tim Tebow! The 5 Reasons I Respect Him


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Blog Post Boomer54 Mark

Watched the Denver Broncos and New York Jets game last night with my best friend, Tom Martinson, and was rooting for Tim Tebow, I like him as a player and as a person.

It was a mediocre game.With the Denver broncos displaying a horrible offense…for the first 54 minutes.

Then as described by the Denver Post:

“Tim Tebow’s 20-yard touchdown run with 58 seconds left capped a 95-yard drive and sent the Denver Broncos to a 17-13 victory over the stunned New York Jets on Thursday night. (Please watch the hightlight video below.)

Tebow saw the blitz and outflanked safety Eric Smith around the left edge, then cut back and bulled his way past other Jets into the end zone.”

The Broncos (5-5) are 4-1 since Tebow replaced Kyle Orton.

Who is Tim Tebow?

First, some basics. Tebow, now in his second year in the NFL, began the season as the third-string quarterback for the Denver Broncos, his team has gone 4-1 since he became the starter at quarterback.

While he was a college player, he won the Heisman trophy leading the University of Florida to two national collegiate championships. Some sports commentators have called Tebow the greatest college football player ever. Others, however, have questioned his ability to succeed playing pro football.

All in all, there’s been a lot of hype and some squawking that Tebow wasn’t living up to his football pedigree. But that’s not the controversy surrounding him.

It turns out that last month, ESPN aired one of its “Outside the Lines” specials (see video below) on the subject of why Tim Tebow had become such a contentious figure in sports. Here’s a line from the special that sums it up: “Despite his popularity, Tim Tebow’s outspokenness about his conservative Christian beliefs has made him a polarizing figure.”

As the commentator, George Weigel, rightly points out, there are plenty of sports figures out there who might be deserving of controversy, but it’s Tim Tebow who’s “more polarizing than trash-talking NBA behemoths; more polarizing than foul-mouthed Serena Williams; more polarizing than NFL all-stars who father numerous children by numerous women, all out of wedlock.” It’s Tim Tebow who arouses the ire of so many because of his Christian faith.

Warner may be right about people always objecting to open displays of faith by athletes, but with Tebow it seems extreme. Tom Krottenmaker, who writes on religion and public life for USA Today, says that Tebow “has become the poster boy for evangelical Christianity in the sports arena which places [him] at the epicenter of a cultural storm that divides our nation.” And I think that sums it up perfectly. This is about the culture wars, and more specifically about growing anti-Christian sentiment in this country.

Why Do I Like and Respect Tim Tebow? Here Are 5 Solid Reasons

1. He is a servant leader. Tim Tebow visits sick children in hospitals. He spends time working at his father’s mission in the Philippines. He spends over 700 hours annually in community service.

2. Saving himself. He has openly stated that he believes in saving sex for marriage.

3. He is respectful of his teammates. Also, as George Weigel points out, “There is not the slightest evidence that Tebow has ever forced himself and his convictions on his teammates or on an unsuspecting public.”

4. Tebow is open about his faith, no question about it.
He famously wore Bible verses on his eye-black strips while playing college football. When Tebow wrote “John 3:16″ on those strips during a championship game, 92 million people reportedly searched it on Google.

5. He has his priorities straight. This is what he is thankful for…As Tim shares…”That would be a long list, but just to share a few: first and foremost would be my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and I’d say behind that would be my family and also in this time is our military, who put their lives on the line every day for us so we can come out here and play a game. I’m very thankful for all three of those things.”

Bonus: His Competitiveness. This is what one teammate shares about him. “He’s super competitive. He never lays his sword down. He’s going to fight you to death, and that’s just his nature. He’s a great young man.”

For being a Christian, he is derided and called “holier than thou.” For being an openly faithful Christian, Tim Tebow is hated. Christophobia is real and getting stronger.

About the author: Boomer54 Mark is the publisher and senior editor of Baby Boomer Talk Online. He likes to be helpful to other boomers sharing useful information he gleans from the web. He attempts to go through life being positive and spreads this to the boomer world via email with inspirational quotes and videos. He is living in America’s finest city, San Diego, with his wife, The Red Headed Trip , and his two Boxer Dogs, Gabe and Luke.

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One Response to “Why I Do Not Hate Tim Tebow! The 5 Reasons I Respect Him”
  1. Linda says:

    Thanks so much for this Mark. We weren’t able to watch the game so for you to include the winning TD was great.

    I agree 100% on why we should admire and respect Tim Tebow.

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