December 21, 2011
Tim Tebow might have lost the winning streak that brought the Broncos to the cusp of a playoff appearance, but his performance and leadership are still winning converts inside Denver and beyond. As Cindy Boren reported : John Elway and John Fox, the leaders of the Denver Broncos, haven't exactly been true believers in the legend of Tim Tebow. Elway, the executive vice president of football operations and Hall of Fame quarterback, famously answered "no" last month when asked if Tebow were closer...
January 6, 2012
Brian Magee [ letters , Jan. 5] wrote that Tim Tebow offends him for breaking the unwritten rule that you are not supposed to bring religion into sports. First, I've never heard of such a rule — but it has been many years since I was a college athlete. Second, athletes routinely express their religious faith — some cross themselves as they enter the batter's box in baseball, for instance, or point to heaven after hitting a home run. There are many other examples to be had at a glance.
September 25, 2012 |
Can Tim Tebow do no wrong? Michael Butterworth of Bowling Green State University has turned his attention to sports media coverage of Tebow, an evangelical Christian and New York Jets quarterback. The author of a forthcoming article in the journal of the National Communication Association, Butterworth talked about how Tebow coverage seldom treads beyond a "nice guy" image to delve into his faith. Some answers have been edited for length and clarity. Q: It's an understatement to say a lot has been written about Tim Tebow and his...
December 6, 2011
Tim Tebow continues to confound critics and delight fans as he guides the Denver Broncos to win after win, moving them ever closer to a playoff spot. One victim of Tebow's success has been the statistics-driven metrics that are supposed to define success at quarterback. As Joel Achenbach wrote : Obviously, football has needed a way to recalibrate passing excellence over the course of many decades and changing rules. We need a new algorithm. This was...
January 5, 2012
Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos quarterback who has become a national phenomenon due to his unconventional production and outspoken religious faith. As AP reported : Having won the Denver Broncos' starting job and the AFC West title by default, Tebow heads into his first playoff game mired in the worst slump of his life. "The three losses haven't shaken my confidence," Tebow said after the Broncos backed their way into the playoffs at 8-8. The results and his language on the football field suggest...
February 28, 2013 |
So much for turning the other cheek. After evangelical icon Tim Tebow canceled his scheduled appearance at First Baptist Church in Dallas because of controversial remarks made by senior pastor Robert Jeffress, the pastor appeared to fire back at the New York Jets quarterback in his sermon Sunday (Feb. 24). In the 10-minute speech, which the church made available on YouTube under the heading "Dr. Jeffress Responds to Tebow Controversy," Jeffress addresses the attention he had received without mentioning Tebow...