I had always suspected that the reason that quarterback Tim Tebow seems to generate so much negativity is his Christianity.
And I’m not alone in suspecting that.
I didn’t see Tebow’s recent game against Miami. I have, however, seen Miami’s recent Monday Night outing and can tell you that beating Miami is not an achievement (apologies to my mother-in-law, but she knows it too!). Miami is absolutely horrible this year.
Worse, I understand Denver was behind the entire game, and Tebow only pulled it together in the last few minutes to send the game into OT.
So, you can hate Tim Tebow because he’s a mediocre quarterback. Fine. But there are plenty of mediocre quarterbacks in the NFL, why does Tebow draw so much more venom from fans and commentators?
Erik Manning, quoting George Weigel, put the problem into focus. Tim Tebow gets so much negativity because he wears his Christianity on his sleeve.
If Tim Tebow never put Bible verses on his eye black, never appeared in Super Bowl ads with a pro-life message, and never evangelized or went on mission trips, then he would draw the average amount of fire an in-over-his-head-in-the-NFL quarterback would typically see.
But his Christianity seems to triple the shots he takes in the media and from fans.
Christohobia at its finest.