Tim Tebow's shoulders carry a wide load on and off the field. ( Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow Making Christmas Bright For Many


The Denver Broncos issued the most media credentials for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots than in any other regular season game since the stadium opened in 2001. CBS got its best rating for a regular season game in four years (No wonder they fought NBC so hard for it). The hits on this site and presumably any other Broncos site have doubled since Tim Tebow became the starter.

There’s something merry and bright in Denver these days. It’s not just the Holiday season adding an extra jolt in the air. It’s the Denver Broncos, led by the Tim Tebow show.

With all of the attention that the Broncos draw because of their come from behind wins, No. 15 is certainly at the root of all of the media interest.

Tebow’s style of play along with his unique off the field characteristics combine to grab the attention of many worldly sectors from religion to politics to comedy. If you thought his story only resides in the sports world, you’ve been living in the Land of La La.

Saturday Night Live did a skit on Tebow. He can’t comment on it because he claims that he hasn’t seen it yet. The striking thing is and perhaps the reason why Tebow generates so much interest is because of his disinterest in what the public is interested in.

All that matters to Tebow is family, making the world a better place (particularly for children), and football.

“I definitely think about the platform that I’ve been blessed with, but I think about it in a way of how can I make the most out of this platform as far as giving back,” Tebow said.

The Tim Tebow Foundation partnered with Dreams Come True which is the wish-granting organization for the “Wish 15″ program. Throughout the season, W15H and Dreams Come True give children who are “seriously, chronically, and terminally ill” the chance to fulfill one of their dreams. For every game this season, Tebow has met with one kid before and after each game to talk, take pictures, and share his NFL game day experience with them. In turn, these kids show Tebow a thing or two about life as well.

This week Tebow has Jacob Rainey coming out to Buffalo to hang with him before and after the game. As a high school Junior, Rainey shattered his knee in a football scrimmage and had to have part of his leg amputated. The quarterback from Virginia was highly sought after by ACC schools before his playing career ended.

“His teammates nicknamed him after me and so to be able to bring that kid and just inspire him,” Tebow said about his goal for Rainey’s visit. “Ultimately that’s taking my platform and using it for something good more so than any SNL skit or any magazine that I’ll care about.”

The opportunity to hang out with Tebow on a game day probably makes Rainey’s Christmas. As for what Tebow wants for Christmas? You can hang a stocking on what he says.

“To use my platform for good, and then to beat the Bills,” Tebow said.

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  • GeorgeDaDawg

    You need to check your facts. Tebow is not affiliated with Dream Come True. He has his own Wish Come True program (W15H) and that is the platform he uses for visits with these kids.

  • KimCon14

    @GeorgeDaDawg His foundation partnered with Dreams Come True to make the W15H program possible. Sorry for not making that more clear.

  • GeorgeDaDawg

    You need to check your facts. Tebow is not affiliated with Dream Come True. He has his own Wish Come True program (W15H) and that is the platform he uses for visits with these kids.

  • KimCon14

    @GeorgeDaDawg His foundation partnered with Dreams Come True to make the W15H program possible. Sorry for not making that more clear.

  • GeorgeDaDawg

    @KimCon14@GeorgeDaDawg Thank you…and you also changed the link to the correct one. Well done! Thanks for the article!

  • GeorgeDaDawg

    @KimCon14@GeorgeDaDawg Thank you…and you also changed the link to the correct one. Well done! Thanks for the article!

  • melmc222

    “All that matters to Tebow is family, making the world a better place (particularly for children), and football.” I know it’s polarizing for some people, but I don’t think this statement can be accurate unless you mention Tebow’s faith in God.

  • melmc222

    “All that matters to Tebow is family, making the world a better place (particularly for children), and football.” I know it’s polarizing for some people, but I don’t think this statement can be accurate unless you mention Tebow’s faith in God.

  • Ber_Ban

    @mgnapp we should probably both admit we would marry him without question if he asked.

  • Ber_Ban

    @mgnapp we should probably both admit we would marry him without question if he asked.

  • mgnapp

    @Ber_Ban What are you talking about?

  • Ber_Ban

    @mgnapp lol that link you posted about Tim Tebow. He just seems so good. Charities etc.

  • klynne1

    @Ber_Ban @mgnapp you guys are so silly. Wubs

  • Ber_Ban

    @klynne1 @mgnapp Wubs! Yes, we may be but it keeps it interesting. Plus I bet if I married Tebow he’d let me adopt a Hatian baby.

  • klynne1

    @Ber_Ban @mgnapp aaaaaaggggghhhhgh! You went there!!!

  • mgnapp

    @Ber_Ban lol! I get it now! I suck @ twitter!

  • mgnapp

    @Ber_Ban What are you talking about?

  • Ber_Ban

    @mgnapp lol that link you posted about Tim Tebow. He just seems so good. Charities etc.

  • klynne1

    @Ber_Ban @mgnapp you guys are so silly. Wubs

  • Ber_Ban

    @klynne1 @mgnapp Wubs! Yes, we may be but it keeps it interesting. Plus I bet if I married Tebow he’d let me adopt a Hatian baby.

  • klynne1

    @Ber_Ban @mgnapp aaaaaaggggghhhhgh! You went there!!!

  • CharlesHubbard

    I will honor Jesus Christ as my role model. Jesus would never promote a company named after the pagan goddess NIKE and dishonor God for money. Jesus suffered a horrible death on a cross and rose again to deliver people from Paganism. Anyone who promotes or wears NIKE will never be my role model!

  • mgnapp

    @Ber_Ban lol! I get it now! I suck @ twitter!

  • CharlesHubbard

    I will honor Jesus Christ as my role model. Jesus would never promote a company named after the pagan goddess NIKE and dishonor God for money. Jesus suffered a horrible death on a cross and rose again to deliver people from Paganism. Anyone who promotes or wears NIKE will never be my role model!

  • MorrisClide

    It is suppose to be that the defense was tremendous, but there is the intangible “phenomenon Tebow”. I guess that deserves discussion about what the Broncos record would have Kyle Orton continued to play. It looked like a losing team with Orton. The D is great, but Tebow say what someone should get some credit for the 7-1. QB is usually judged by victory and defeat plain and simple. The numbers may not be there but the most important. Now this could be the Trent Dilfer argument again, but these reimbursements fourth quarter just make the discussion more interesting.anyway, for more news, we can visit http://www.tebowformvp.com/… thanx

  • MorrisClide

    It is suppose to be that the defense was tremendous, but there is the intangible “phenomenon Tebow”. I guess that deserves discussion about what the Broncos record would have Kyle Orton continued to play. It looked like a losing team with Orton. The D is great, but Tebow say what someone should get some credit for the 7-1. QB is usually judged by victory and defeat plain and simple. The numbers may not be there but the most important. Now this could be the Trent Dilfer argument again, but these reimbursements fourth quarter just make the discussion more interesting.anyway, for more news, we can visit http://www.tebowformvp.com/… thanx