There’s no escaping Tebow

I can't bear any more Tim Tebow, but I just can't escape him.
Tebow, for those of you who don't follow NFL football, read newspapers or own a TV, is the evangelical quarterback of the Denver Broncos. His throwing mechanics are ghastly. His timing is suspect. He has none of the qualities one associates with a professional QB. The only thing he does right is win.
(In the interest of full disclosure, I am a Green Bay Packers fan, through and through. I bleed cheese. The last team to defeat the Packers in the Super Bowl? The Broncos.)
And pray. Prayer's not that unusual in NFL games, but the Tebow prayer stance — on one knee, forehead bowed against his fist — is particularly, well, prayery. And he does it an awful lot.
I thought I'd be safe from Tebow in a tech journalism job. But no. I read today that when he completed an 80-yard pass-and-run to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in last weekend's playoff game, Tebow broke a Twitter record, garnering 9,420 tweets per second. How does this stack up? The death of Osama Bin Laden peaked at 5,106.
If you can't beat 'em, shake your head and join 'em. If you haven't started doing it already, try Tebowing. Get pictures of yourself in unlikely locations, a la planking (remember that?), assuming the trademark Tebow prayer stance, and post 'em online. 

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Dave Webb
Dave Webb
Dave Webb is a freelance editor and writer. A veteran journalist of more than 20 years' experience (15 of them in technology), he has held senior editorial positions with a number of technology publications. He was honoured with an Andersen Consulting Award for Excellence in Business Journalism in 2000, and several Canadian Online Publishing Awards as part of the ComputerWorld Canada team.

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