Tim Tebow: Miracle at Mile High or Divine Intervention?

Micheal Robinson@nyyrobinsonSenior Analyst IIJanuary 9, 2012


1. an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.

2. such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God.

Divine intervention is a term for a miracle caused by God's/a god's active involvement in the human world.

Not only did Tim Tebow win the game for his team in overtime, he did it in unbelievable fashion.

Hitting second year player from Georgia Tech Demaryius Thomas for an 80-yard touchdown to win the game, the longest in overtime playoff history. 

Was it skills?  Was it luck?  Was it a miracle?

Whatever it was, the Denver Broncos season is still alive, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are going home.

To make matters even stronger towards the religious connection, Tebow threw for 316 yards, which is coincidentally the most famous Bible quote, John 3:16.

"When I saw him scoring, first of all, I just thought, 'Thank you, Lord," Tebow said. "Then, I was running pretty fast, chasing him -- like I can catch up to D.T.! Then I just jumped into the stands, first time I've done that. That was fun. Then, got on a knee and thanked the Lord again and tried to celebrate with my teammates and the fans."

The underdog Broncos backed into the playoffs and beat the defending AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

"Unbelievable" could sum it up in one word.

The bigger story to me is not last night's game.  The bigger story is the Broncos are now headed to New England to play the Patriots.

Anything can happen, and the Patriots better be ready to rattle Tebow or be a part of Tebowmania.

Furthermore, where does Tebow go from here even if they lose to the Patriots.  Was the playoff win big enough to keep him around next year?

I think John Elway and the Broncos brass would be insane to get rid of the talented player in Tebow, as well as how big of a marketing tool he is right now.


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