Tebow By the Numbers

by Michael Sean Winters

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Last week, when Denver Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow threw for 316 yards, people wondered if God was sending a signal. Tebow's favorite scipture verse, etched into the eye black he wears is John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."

This week, Tebow had a tougher time facing the New England Patriots and their star quarterback, Tom Brady, who incidentally, is a Roman Catholic. Tebow only threw for 136 yards. Now, this was God sending a signal. John 1:36 tells the story, which we heard at Mass yesterday, of John the Baptist seeing Jesus, the one who is greater, the one whose sandals he is not fit to tie. It reads: "and he looked at Jesus as he walked and said, 'Behold, the Lamb of God.'" Now, Tom Brady is not the Lamb of God, but he is the king of the gridiron, and Tebow should know better than to try and tie his cleats.

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