Tebowmania: Turn on ESPN, and in between Heat updates and the Not Top Ten, there will be a minimum 10 mentions of Tebow.
When Tebow was completing long passes against the Steelers, there were the 9000 tweets PER SECOND discussing it. He was only 10/31 in that game. He's so bad, but there's no denying the guy is a competitor and probably not as big an asshole as many of his peers.
As for Tebow's success late in games: you know what scared teams do late in a game when they have a narrow lead? They play a prevent-style defense, which allows even the most incapable of QBs to dink and dunk you to death. Tebow is more than capable of completing those passes and then bulldozing his way in for a score, and another week of unwarranted spotlight.
The spotlight is heavy on Tebow's all-American smile and blue eyes, and don't think for one second that this attention is an accident. The NFL has another Peyton Manning...not in skill, but in marketability.
|That's a MEAN happy trail and farmer's tan Tebow is rockin'|
Tebow's faith is a huge reason that the attention he gets annoys people to so much - he's obnoxiously Christian. It’s no coincidence that we are sick of him, the media doesn’t give us a break from him…it was true with Terrell Owens and LeBron James. Tebow puts his faith in your face every time he opens his mouth. He starts and ends every reporter's question with something like "God bless." Tebow is constantly trying to prove to us HE is Jesus's number one groupie, AND NOT YOU. People are blinded because he doesn't get arrested in strip clubs like Vince Young.
This country's media will hand pick stories and people it prefers and over-cover them. Then, it identifies stories and people it doesn’t care for, and then it spreads hostile propaganda for Harvey Updykes and Haley Barbours across the country. America's number one victims of this vile practice are Middle Eastern and Arabic Muslims. They are demonized as a violent and uncivilized group of heathens, which couldn’t be further from the truth. The media has nothing to gain by accurately portraying us…the message is clear everyday of the year: “They are the enemy, fear the A-Rab.” –Uncle Sam.
All of that said...what if the media's darling, the angelic Tim Tebow, was a Muslim? Let that marinate. Since Americans are incapable of thinking reasonably when they hear the word "Muslim," let me educate you sheep.
You would all hate his motherfucking guts. If Tebow replaced every single "God Bless" with "Allah Akbar," you people would shit yourselves. You should know that "Allah Akbar" translate directly to "God the Great." Allah is not a Muslim god or something; it’s just an Arabic word for "God." 90% of the people reading this KNOW that and choose to act like fucking morons. Harvey Updykes would send death threats to Tebow and any media outlet that dared give him attention and a platform to freely express his Muslim spirituality.
Next I want you to imagine Tebow doing a Muslim gesture of sorts after his TDs, instead of kneeling down on one knee. Can you imagine how (unfairly and assuredly) fans would throw beer and trash onto the field? Twitter would explode, calling Tebow a “sympathizer of terrorism." Islam is the most misunderstood religion in the history of man, and all of that distortion occurred after 9/11. I don't remember the media having a vendetta against white trash after McVeigh killed AMERICAN WOMEN AND CHILDREN. Every April, there's hardly a mention of the anniversary of that horrific event, which was politically motivated and therefore an act of terrorism. I WONDER WHY…oh yeah, it's because white American people are the most blindly racist group of people to ever live.
If Tebow was as overtly Muslim as he is with being a Christian, the differences in those two parallels are really unimaginable. I can't fathom an American society that would embrace a public figure if he were Muslim*. Not only would Tebow's accomplishments be a moot point, but he would get the Pacman treatment, which is assuming evil and inferiority in someone.
If you would still love Tebow if he were a Muslim, you’re either a liar or a morally good person.
*Muslim Barack Obama doesn’t count.