Tim Tebow: "Believe in me..."
The Denver Broncos announced this past week their new starting QB is Tim Tebow. Fans the world over had been demanding it as Kyle Orton self-destructed. How will Tebow do and what does it all mean fro the Broncos and Coach John Fox? We wait to see, but make no mistake: on many levels, this is a religious matter. So Tim started the second half of the Broncos last game by saying to his teamates in the first huddle of his tenure, "Believe in me, guys." Good article, and here are a couple...excerpts:
The backup quarterback is the perfect vessel. Followers are not allowed to witness what the coaches see during practices and film sessions, hence they are free to endow their hero with whatever qualities they desire. And so the backup quarterback sprouts up whole and flawless on the sideline every Sunday, brimming with potential glory. He is free of sin. He is the embodiment of hope. He is the quintessential sports messiah...
Closer to the center, there are those who see Tebow as an inspirational cultural touchstone, not a character whose arrival was foreshadowed in Revelations. "He had to make a decision when he went into the locker room: Do I live two lives?" says conservative Christian blogger and fan Everette Hatcher. "He decided to take his faith with him into the locker room. He has lived one life, and I strongly respect that."