Tim Tebow And Tebowing Invade Pop Culture [VIDEO/POLL]
ESPN’s Skip Bayless may be overreacting, but who knew Denver Broncos quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow would have such a huge impact on pop culture in 2011? Wait, shouldn’t he have an impact on the NFL? He does, but he’s created something bigger.
Tebow has found himself at the center of the culture war simply by kneeling down and praying. The phenomenon, now known as “Tebowing”, has not only inspired football fans, it has inspired controversy and a lot of mocking at the quarterback’s expense. I think the saying goes, “imitation is the highest form of flattery” but Tebowing may be an imitation for the ages. The act has inspired an entire website where user can upload their Tebowing pictures, and the term has been officially recognized as a word by the Global Language Monitor. The latest fad? A beer called “Tebrew” created by a Colorado brewing company. It’s all crazy!
As far Tebowing entering the news, two NY high school students were suspended recently for executing an organized Tebowing session in their school hallway. Then just this week, Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has been known to have a slip-up or two, declared he wanted to be the “Tim Tebow of the Iowa Caucuses” at the state’s Republican Presidential Debate, which proves a politician will say anything to stay relevant.
So what about the Denver Broncos? Ever since Tebow took as starting quarterback, the Broncos have gone 7-1 and have landed at the top of the AFC West, so the question now is, can Tebow lead Denver to the Super Bowl? Maybe. Although they are now definitely in contention for a playoff spot, the big game goal could be seen as just a bit unrealistic.
Whether it’s all hype or not, hopefully Tim Tebow will look back on 2011 with a great sense of pride and maybe just a dash of bewilderment.