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Tim Tebow's 'Tebowing' Prayer Goes Global: Has Fans Young and Old Down on One Knee

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By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
October 28, 2011|12:49 pm

Denver Broncos’ quarterback Tim Tebow has expressed exultation that “Tebowing” has swept the nation over the past week.

On the website dedicated to Tebowing, it is defined, “to get down on a knee and start, praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.”

On Twitter Thursday, Tebow posted the definition, followed by, “Love it!”

Tebow fans have honored Tebowing in the U.K., in office places, and even on a pumpkin this week, and the creator of the site dedicated to Tebowing, Jared Kleinstein, has spoken out.

Comparing Tebowing to the recent fad, planking, Kleinstein said, “It’s safer… There have not been any known injuries,” according to the Wall Street Journal.

Kleinstein, who works for the real-estate website StreetEasy.com, mentioned his favorite fan contribution to Tebowing.

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“I love the original because it made us who we are, but I think toddler Tebowing takes it for me. I knew we’d influence plenty of kids in their teens, 20s, 30s, and 40s. I had no idea we’d get the toddler community. I’m really happy they got involved.”

The humorous trend gained momentum while Tebow played for the University of Florida. The quarterback would drop to one knee while mourning or celebrating parts of the game, while peers and fans would do anything but.

On Sunday’s victory against the Miami Dolphins, Tebow was seen taking the prayer position on one knee, head dipped, right hand balled into a fist and pressed against his forhead- while the rest of his teammates ran around in jubilantly.

The Christian, who speaks about his faith often, has now apparently started a widespread movement in the act.

The Broncos face the Detroit Lions Sunday in the eighth week of the NFL season.

 

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