A Note on Tim Tebow and #TEBOWING … This Isn’t the First Time We Have Seen This, Remember Notre Dame’s Rocket Ismail … Praising God Should Always be En Vogue
TEBOW MANIA … Tim Tebow and “Tebowing” has become all the rage; however, this is not the first time we have seen this. In the end, is it so terrible to have role models we can be proud of. The answer is no!
Let me first say, I am a Tebow fan. Not because I am a Denver Bronco fan, just the opposite. I am a life-long Patriot fan and have been a Tom Brady fan for years. Which happens to be the over-hyped NFL game of the week and all that every one is talking about. Can Tebow beat Tom Terrific? Honestly, I doubt it. I can’t see the game being so close in the 4th quarter, Tebow time, when playing an offense like that what the Pats put on the field. Although, what I learned from the NE Patriots perfect season year and loss to the Giants in the Super Bowl, anything can happen.
That being said, what Tim Tebow is doing and what he brings to the NFL is refreshing. The fact that there are haters to Tebow is a bit disconcerting. What is there really not to like about Tim Tebow? From all accounts he appears to be a good Christan kid, humble, has his priorities correct and has a faith in himself and in his God. Seriosuly, what could be wrong with that? Isn’t this what the NFL has been looking for … a clutch player that makes headlines on the field, not in the police blotter.
I know we live in the 24-7-365 social media age; however, a note to the youth of America and a reminder to the MSM … Tebowing is not new. Many athletes during post game interviews give praise to God before they answer any sports reporting question. That being said, for all you too young to remember, you can watch it on Youtube. In the late 80′s there was a NCAA college football player known as “the Rocket”. Raghib Ismail was “Tebowing” for Tebowing was in. In fact, the Rocket did not always wait until the fourth quarter to get down on one knee and thank God.
Check out after the Rocket scores … looks a bit like “Tebowing”
The Rocket went to his knees twice in this game against Rice, although his first TD post knee prayer, he was swarmed under by fellow Irish players.
The fact of the matter is that Tim Tebow has great faith in himself and faith in his God. Win or lose, Tebow praises God. I often wonder why people have bad things to say about this, this actions or his faith. Of course the MSM including the ESPN’s of the world are blowing this all out of proportion. Tim Tebow has great faith in himself and his Awesome God. For those that would have a problem with such qualities need to maybe figure out what is lacking in their lives. When I look at Tebow, I think of the movie “Facing the Giant” and the message for it. The struggling coach asks, “what is the purpose of this football team”. A player responds, “winning football games”. Coach Grant then says, “winning football games is just too small a thing to live for. [...] we need to give God our best in every area. And if we win, we praise him and if we lose we praise him”.
It is not Tim Tebow who is making this about Tebow, that is the media. In the end, what could ever be wrong with praising God and understanding that there is something greater in the universe than you? All too many need to embrace this, including many of our political leaders.