Is it possible to go from the most loved person in the country to the most mocked in the span of one week?
A week after the fad began, “Tebowing” is quickly turning into the easiest way to make fun of the embattled 23-year-old quarterback.
After Tim Tebow and the Broncos pulled off the miracle 15-point comeback against the Dolphins, the nation went into a frenzy. The website Tebowing.com went from a few hundred hits a day to over 390,000 a day.
There isn’t a more polarizing figure in sports right now because of his strong religious beliefs and non-traditional style of play.
The staunch supporters call it a tribute…the haters call it mocking.
So when he registered one of the worst performances of the year on Sunday in the Broncos' 45-10 loss to the Detroit Lions, the mockers strongly outweighed the supporters.
When Tebow was sacked by Stephen Tulloch and the Lions linebacker immediately dropped to one knee, the “Tebowing” craze finally had gone too far.
After the game, Tulloch told the Denver Post he has going to buy a “Tebowing” T-shirt.
Tight end Tony Scheffler also did a quick rendition of the move after he scored a touchdown.
It was embarrassing.
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Tebow has turned from savior to punch line and it’s not good. Opponents aren’t respecting him, and their actions are showing us as much. Tebow is on the record as saying he is perfectly fine with the “Tebowing” phenomena, but I don’t think he gets that the mocking is now far outweighing the tributes.
With a horrific O-Line, no receivers and terrible running backs, it’s going to be a long rest of the season. There are going to be other stink-bomb performances as he learns how to be a quarterback in the NFL.
I don’t think Tulloch and Scheffler were the last two guys to mock No. 15 this season. It’s not fair to Tebow and it’s killing his credibility as an NFL quarterback.