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Tim Tebow: America’s Evangelical Sweetheart

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Tim Tebow: America’s Evangelical Sweetheart

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Tim Tebow, the increasingly popular NFL quarterback of the Denver Broncos, instantly reminds you of that one stereotypical jock whom you went to high school with … and Mark Wahlberg. Blame it on the slight dullness (football obviously makes individuals more prone to head injuries, so after some point, it is really a matter of chicken or egg), protein-shake fueled muscular built or the clinging aura of the Abercrombie & Fitch polo that left the scene shortly before the photographers arrived — he does. But there is more to Tim Tebow than meets the eye: He is a god-fearing man who has always been fond of passing the Lord’s word around. Tebow, who made Biblical references in white on top of his eye black throughout his college football career, nowadays chooses to whisper his references via his Twitter, where he has almost one million followers, including the likes of LL Cool J and Jimmy Fallon.

Any potential bias aside, Tebow conjoins the forces of two widely (and, separately) enjoyed notions: Football and Christianity. It is a power-duo that can’t possibly fail, represented justly in the recurring acronym/ formula GB², which Tebow uses extensively. A brief visit to Tim’s own website proves that GB² stands for both “God Bless” and “Go Broncos”, although mathematically incorrect. Another juxtaposition came on Monday night’s Broncos versus Steelers game where Tim threw 316 yards, a direct reference to his favorite verse, John 3:16. Allegory has never been as sweaty and physical.

Not-so-Religulous America’s own sweetheart, Bill Maher has already made his point after Denver Broncos lost to Buffalo Bills on Christmas Eve, saying “Jesus just fucked Tim Tebow bad.” Needless to say, Tebow now has at least three Republican candidates behind him asking for support, and perhaps even more. What can we say? The price is right.