Top 5 Surprising Mashups of Religion and Sports

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Top 5 Surprising Mashups of Religion and Sports

Religion has been invoked, evoked, and provoked this year in the vertiginous swirl that is Tebowmania.  Whether you can’t get enough of the Protestant Patron Saint of Comebacks, or if you can’t stomach one more second of this wedding of church and football, you might be tempted to think that Tebow was the first one to flex his faith in the sports arena. 

He isn’t the first and he won’t be the last. 

It is clear, though, that his stance at the intersection of religion and sports is not only unique but unprecedented.  No one has received such rapturous and repulsive attention for mentioning Jesus and football in the same breath.  Hence Tebow's place at No. 1 on this list. 

That's right, I'm not going to use stealth to draw you in. I want to be forthright with my faithful reader.

But if Tebow gets the top spot, which of the many manifestations of Tebow devotion will get first billing?

And who occupies the other four non-Tebow sacred places on this list?

After all, Tebow only sets the stage in our first slide because he has followed in the much bigger footsteps of a clown. Take a look.

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