"Tebowing" Offensive?

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Tim Tebow drops to one knee to pray on the field

Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch drops to one knee  in ‘Tebowing’ pose after sacking Denver’s Tim Tebow  

NY Daily News: It took less than a week, but you can bet that Tim Tebow has seen just about enough of the “Tebowing” craze.  The second-year Denver quarterback got an up-close look at someone demonstrating the pose – where one gets down on one knee in a prayer-like position – Sunday when Tebow was sacked in the first quarter by Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch, who immediately dropped to one knee and bowed his head in mock deference to Tebow.

Stephen Tulloch "Tebowing"/AP Photo

“It was no disrespect to Tebow,” the linebacker said, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “I was able to get him and had a little fun with it and decided to do some Tebowing. I saw it on websites, saw it on ‘SportsCenter’ and I said: “You know what? I’m going to try it out.”  Isn’t feigning prayer pretty disrespectful?  “No, not all,” Tulloch said. “I wasn’t praying. I was just having fun with it.”
Tebow struck the pose last weekend when he threw two touchdowns and completed a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter of a road win against the Dolphins, which set off the silly fad.
“What’s funny about it is how rapidly it’s caught on, and how much it has taken off,” Tebow told Fox Sports last week.  It’s probably less funny to him now.
As a Christian, I don’t like to see one poking fun at our faith.  I also get this is football and getting inside players’ heads and messing with them is par for the course. 
I tried to search for NFL “flaunting rules” and had a hard time finding anything concrete to verify if this “Tebowing” violates those rules. 
Does this “Tebowing” offend you?

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0 responses to “"Tebowing" Offensive?

  1. Indeed it IS. But on an even larger scale, they are mocking the Lord.
    The Lord does say though, Romans 12:14, to ‘Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse’ …
    But, we are not perfect, and we are human and I tend to fall prey to feeling it my duty to defend those of us who are believers…and unfortunately, sometimes I will indeed get angry enough to cuss someone who crosses certain lines with me. Not often, thankfully, as the good Lord has given me great patience and understanding… And indeed, Christ is far more merciful than I. So, I end up at the foot of the cross with it and concede my fault before Him, humbled. Praise His name for His grace and mercy!

  2. Oh, definitely! And, not only that, but Tulloch is not even getting it right (doing Rodin’s “The Thinker” instead)… shows how much he prays or actually pays attention to what Tebow is doing.

  3. It does offend, however, it cannot deceive us. True Christians know when others are mocking because we will know them by their fruit. They are walking on dangerous ground and vengeance belongs to the Lord. HE will repay. He knows the hearts of us all. For the rest of us…we look at the fruit they bear. No fruit…no Christan.

  4. We are supposed to have tolerence, isn’t that what others say? I say we have had enough tolerence to go around the WORLD. But on the other hand, isn’t the other people like the atheaists and other religeons are the ones that are what is taking GOD out of everything we love and want around us. We are not supposed to say MERRY CHRISTMAS, because it has Christ at the start of the word, no more crosses either, and GOD forbid the TEN COMMANDMENTS. Well-well not a word about TEBO and his PRAYER stance, “its football” and they cannot get the picture of the two together, haha so be it. JOKE is on THEM Keep it going, I say, because when the time is right we take BACK ALL that was TAKEN FROM US. GOD BLESS AMERICA

  5. I don’t understand why people get angry of this. Pro Soccer palyers do this everytime when they step on the field. Chicharito even gets on two knees in the center of the field and prays before each game. The streak he currently is on is great for the sport and Bronocs. Great for the sport because there were many critics that said he couldn’t be an NFL QB but he is and he as great record. I am a Pats fan so I will be rooting against him this Sunday.

    • Yes other players do it out of thanks to God. No problem with that. But if a player “Tebows” just to mock Tim’s religion and actions, that’s out of bounds and in poor taste.


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