So everyone that has ever watched a game involving Tim Tebow knows about his devout faith and what a great person he is......and as cynical as i am.....i think he is the real deal good guy......but enough is enough.
Apparently he has already filmed a commercial for a religious organization that will air during the Super Bowl. The content of this 30-second spot it to revolve around Tim and his mother's relationship and how evil doctors tried to keep him out of this world.
I have to say....i don't think that this is the time or the place for a lecture by a right to life organization even if they got their perfect spokesperson who just happens to play football.
Yep the story goes that little Timmy's mother was a christian missionary in the Philippines while pregnant with him. She contracted Amoebic Dysentery which is an infection of the intestines cause by a parasite found in tainted food or drink. Doctors treated he with some strong medications that could cause debilitating birth defects and they recommended that she terminate her pregnancy. Of course she didn't and claimed to rely on her faith to make sure everything was ok....which of course it was...she gave birth to Kal-El who we all know now as Superman.
This.....despite my sarcasm....is a great story. Unfortunately if they are trying to say "Hey look what you can get if you don't have an abortion!" this is a ridiculous message to send to people.....but not unlike the lottery commissions using previous winners saying "This could be you!".
The truth of the matter is that there are great stories of kids that almost never were all throughout the NFL and sports....but they aren't being politicized and used as bullet points for an agenda. That is where i think the Tebows went wrong here.....faith is fine and we all know that half of the players thank god after a game (just the half that win) and you cant say that their faith is any less that Tim's. This is the time that he should be selling himself as a football player...not as a focus for attention outside of football be it positive or negative. I'm sure there are hundreds of players already in the NFL with the same views as him....but they know that football is football and there is a time and a place for their beliefs.
I'm curious to see what he will do on draft day.....carry a crucifix across the stage? We get it Timmy..