October 30, 2011
A fan of Tim Tebow, but not of Tebowing
I’m a fan of Tim Tebow as a person. He’s also the backup QB on one of my fantasy teams, so I root for him as a football player. And I was excited to see him lead an amazing comeback last week against the winless Miami Dolphins.
But this Tebowing fad is so played.
Tebowing is the new planking. Instead of laying down flat in public place, Tebowing is the act of kneeling in prayer, forehead to fist. Here’s the website, where a clever football fan is inviting Tebowing submissions and hawking Tebowing t-shirts.
Unlike a lot of paydirt prayers, Tebow’s penitent act has long been seen as more sincere. Why wouldn’t it be? Tim Tebow is Jesus Christ’s football star. Maybe the only player regularly in the prayers of fellow Christians.
He is, as Sean S. O’Neil wrote last week, Tim Tebow, Protestant saint:
Tebowing ... not so much (though occasionally humorous).