pla·Te·bow ef·fect—a positive motivational force used by a team after receiving inspiration from Tim Tebow who in turn gets his from God.
Tim Tebow has been leading his team to victory, and many of those who profess to know football well are scratching their heads as they try to explain to themselves how this is happening.
Tebow's outspokenness about his Christian faith has made him much more of a story than if he had been simply a typical player who hadn't worn his religion on his camouflage eye shadow. It's also made him the magnet for a controversy that divides people into two camps—those who find his constant acknowledgement of his faith uplifting and a breath of fresh air and those who find it annoying and even inappropriate.
But whether some kind of divine intervention is fueling Denver's run is beside the point. The fact that cannot be ignored is that Tebow has inspired his teammates and that they believe in him and themselves. How can that be bad?
So, if Tebow can do that for a bunch of professional athletes who else may benefit from being around him?
I've thought of 10 sports figures who sure might...