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Denver quarterback Tim Tebow and New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees both participated in this year's Electronics Arts Sports Madden Bowl XVIII last night.
The event was attended by around 1,000 people who got the chance to watch the NFL superstar-who made "Tebowing" a national staple- rise to his feet wearing a purple tie and UGG shoes, cheering his team along in the most popular football video game.
The competition took place in downtown Indianapolis in a tent set up for the Bud Light Hotel located next door. Guests entered through the hotel that is now known as the Hampton Inn and made their way into the special area designated for the big gaming experience.
Other NFL stars such as Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears and Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns were in attendance as well.
Those participating in the tournament were accommodated by cushioned black arm chairs as they competed against one another while mezzanine guests lounged out on shiny black couches.
The event even included some musical guests, with hip-hop group The Roots and Nas, who is expected to release his new album, "Life is Good," sometime this year.
Tebow ,along with Jimmy Graham and Drew Brees, played in the tournament as the Green Bay Packers facing off against NFL Hall of Famers such as Deion Sanders, Barry Sanders and Warren Sapp, who played as the New Orleans Saints.
The younger NFL stars ended up securing the victory for the Green Bay Packers.
Tebow also made the news earlier this week for his decision to not make an appearance at an event organized by Ohio televangelist Rob Parsley called "Contending for the Faith" that will take place from March 16-18.
Tebow's scheduling team had apparently agreed to have him attend without doing the proper research of Parsley and his ministry, according to Robbie Tebow who explained the situation to The Associated Press.
He guaranteed that the star quarterback would not be a part of it.
Parsley's ministry has been criticized for promoting a "prosperity gospel" that teaches that all Christians should be rich, and that giving away large amounts of money to various ministries can help them to achieve that goal.
This could be why Tebow has declined Parsley's invitation.