There hasn’t been anything like Tim Tebow in recent history. His popularity transcends the world of sports into pop culture, politics, religious sectors, and beyond. In fact, people are still writing about the Denver Broncos quarterback even though the Broncos season ended three weeks ago.
Leonard Pitts Jr. of the Miami Herald examined the public consumption of faith versus personal faith as it relates to Tebow.
In the history of pro sports, men have done all sorts of things to commemorate their feats on the field or the court. They have flopped like seals, walked like gorillas, head-butted like bighorn sheep. They have high-fived, low-fived, dog-piled, chest-bumped, wept, kissed their own biceps. They have breakdanced, riverdanced, jitterbugged and otherwise tripped the light fantastic.
Yet Tim Tebow becomes a figure of national fascination, consternation and controversy because he takes a knee and bows his head in a gesture of Christian faith? -Leonard Pitts Jr. (Miami Herald)
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