I Know Why Tebow-Mania Exists

Posted: February 8, 2012 in NFL
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Actor Adam Sandler was at an Indianapolis restaurant and surrounded by fans when Tim Tebow walked in. Within a matter of seconds Sandler was alone and Tebow was mobbed. Squeals could be heard. Camera phones were clicking so the moment would be saved.

Joe Montana, considered by many as the greatest quarterback of all-time and the owner of four Super Bowl rings, was making the rounds on Radio Row, pitching his cause and reliving his Super Bowl experiences, when Tim Tebow walked in. Within a matter of seconds Montana was being ignored as all of the attention turned to Tebow. Montana, in fact, was pushed and shoved as people tried to get closer to Tebow.

Tim Tebow is the NFL’s biggest celebrity. Hands down. End of argument. No debate.

The mystery for many is why? He’s accomplished very little as a professional athlete. He’s a reserved young man with a bit of an awe-shucks personalty.

I think I know the answer.

Tim Tebow is who and what we want in our professional athletes and other heroes. I think that’s true even for those of us who say we don’t have a problem with our look-at-me jock heroes beating their chests, fist pumping, dancing, clad in designer clothes and expensive jewelry, squiring beautiful women and surrounded by yes-men and other hangers-on.

The more humble, the meeker and the more plain-Joe he comes across, the more we love him and the more in awe of him we are.

He has that rare charisma that appeals to men and women, young and old, all races, rich and poor, athletes and fans.

The real beauty and attraction of Tim Tebow is he’s one of the few of us who doesn’t seem to understand what all of the hullabaloo is about.

Who’s not impressed with Tim Tebow?

Tim Tebow, that’s who, and that’s a beautiful thing.


  1. Terri says:

    You forgot Tim’s love for our Lord and his willing to not only talk the talk but to walk the walk. What an amazing young man!

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