Tim Tebow’s Wild Rise: A Review
By Alan Schechter
June 14, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) throws a pass during minicamp at the Atlantic Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
Last night, Tim Tebow’s Wild Rise aired on the E! Network. I watched it, and wanted to give a review for all of the Tebow fans out there.
First off, it confirmed a lot of what we already knew about Tim Tebow. The program talked quite a bit about his faith, which is no surprise, and his character. They talked about how despite everything, Tim Tebow has remained grounded deep in his faith. He is clearly a great person, and improves the lives of everyone around him.
There were some interesting items to learn as well. For example, the fact that his mother was having health issues, and probably should have aborted baby Tim, but didn’t, due to her faith. He was basically born into his faith, in a sense, by the fact that he was basically only born due to faith. They also mentioned a commercial he did in 2010 that was Pro-Life which I had forgotten.
Something like that makes you realize why he is so controversial as well. A football player being that much in front of such a polarizing issue, is going to make that football player into a polarizing figure. Nobody is in the middle about Tim Tebow, and something like that gives you a good idea of why.
There is no doubting the success that Tebow has had as a football player as well, as outlined in the 30 minute program. Right from when he started playing in high school, he was a success, and being the only guy ever to win a Heisman Trophy as a college sophmore leaves any question about that in doubt. He is a talented athlete. That speech he gave at halftime in the National Championship game made me want to get off my couch and play too, by the way.
I also found interesting that simply by some photographs, Tebowing came into the country’s lexicon. He did the same pose for a long time, but the man who became the owner of the “tebowing” website, took some pictures of him praying, posted them, and there came “Tebowing”.
Tebowmania made its logical rise as Tebow won in 2011 too. Anyone who wins games the way Tebow did will garner that kind of fandom.
We shall see, as they noted, if Tebow will be able to handle all of the temptations that are in NY.
All in all, an interesting program, and especially one that any fan of Tebow will enjoy.