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Tebowing is defined thus:
(vb) to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.
I think I like this meme because it is so utterly ridiculous. I am mostly indifferent concerning Tim Tebow. I am a Dallas Cowboys fan, a resident of Kansas City (should I then hate Tebow as a member of the Broncos, de facto?), and care little for SEC football and his affiliation with The University of Florida. I applaud Tebow for his convictions. I am bewildered by the treatment he receives from the media (a mixture of disbelief that evangelical Christians such as Tebow exist apart from stereotypes, combined with amazement such a figure might start in an NFL game despite possessing an elongated throwing motion). I am sometimes surprised by the cult nature of his fandom, as well as that of his opposition.
That being said, I wish Tebow every success.
One of the most interesting pieces I have seen concerning Tebow was written by Brian Phillips of Grantland. For enemies of Tebow and his religiousity, this quote is priceless: "But if you're against Tebow, you can't read too much into Tebow's failures, or else Tebow has already won." You'll have to read the piece to ascertain the importance of this assertion. And it really is too good to pass up, not only as an entertaining sports column, but as a provocative piece of a/theological reflection.
Read the Grantland piece. Find a nice spot to do some Tebowing. And take some pictures.