The Green Bay Packers are favored to repeat as Super Bowl champions, according to oddsmakers in Las Vegas. The Denver Broncos are not favorites. Quarterback Tim Tebow's team managed one close victory after another this season. But the odds are 120-1 against Denver winning it all.
Every so often, an NFL player transcends the game. Think William "Refrigerator" Perry or Bo Jackson.
Tim Tebow, the quarterback who'll lead the Denver Broncos against the powerful New England Patriots on Sunday, has become a household name, thanks to his improbable come-from-behind victories combined with his prominent expressions of faith.
How does he do it? The Bears, Chargers, Chiefs, Dolphins, Jets, Raiders and Vikings would like to know.
Time For A Comeback
Tebow is a proper noun. Tebow is a verb meaning to genuflect.
NFL analysts are predicting Sunday’s New England Patriots/Denver Broncos game will be the most-watched game of the year next to the Superbowl. The Broncos have won six straight under quarterback Tim Tebow, with many of the games electrifying, come-from behind victories. Tebow ignites passions among fans for his impressive rushing and leadership poise. He’s also drawn attention for his very public display of his Christian faith. But in Denver, where Broncos fans have endured a long drought since the “Mile High Magic” era of quarterback John Elway, “Tebow Mania” is at an all time high.
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow prayed in the end zone — tebowing — before the start Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.
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He's the hottest topic in sports, and now Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is a word, kind of.
The online Global Language Monitor, which professes to track what's hot in the world of words, announced today that is has declared "tebowing, the act of 'taking a knee' in prayerful reflection" during an athletic activity is now "an English language word."