Like it has been for much of Tim Tebow's career, it was all about the numbers heading into the N.Y. Jets game against the Houston Texans on the 666th edition of Monday Night Football.
"Looking forward to giving God all the glory in tonight's 666th Monday Night Football game. Romans 8:37-39," Tebow tweeted Monday morning.
Once again, as has happened many times before, the sports media turned to talk of Bible scripture and faith as the result of something Tebow said or posted. more >>
Religious expressions have always been a part of professional sports. Some athletes thank God for big wins, or make a sign of the cross after scoring a touchdown or, more recently, take some time for "Tebowing" before a game. But do Americans respond positively or negatively to these expressions of faith?
In spite of some controversy over the role of religion, and God, in professional sports, new research released Wednesday by Grey Matter Research and Consulting shows that most Americans are "comfortable" with demonstrations of faith by professional athletes.
According to the study, 49 percent of Americans react positively to such displays, while 32 percent say they react indifferently and only 19 percent react negatively. Among those Americans who regularly attend religious worship services, 64 percent react positively to these displays, 24 percent are indifferent and 11 percent react in a negative way. more >>
Tim Tebow, 25-year-old Christian special teams player on the New York Jets, has admitted that he is a virgin but the Museum of Sex in New York City still decided to grant him a lifetime membership.
Animal New York recently shared a letter that museum membership coordinator Evelyn Ramirez sent to the Jets' practice facility. In the letter, Ramirez said that she respected Tebow's choice to wait for intimacy until marriage but wanted to help educate him about sex.
"We would like to welcome you to New York City area with a lifetime membership to the Museum of Sex," the letter states. "While we completely respect your choice to forgo having sex until after marriage, we hope you visit the Museum of Sex to learn more about the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality." more >>
Tim Tebow, perhaps the most popular second-string NFL quarterback ever, talked about politics and prayer in a Q & A interview with ESPN New York in which he eluded to the possibility of running for political office one day.
In the interview published on Tuesday, Rich Cimini, who covers the N.Y. Jets for ESPNNewYork.com, asks Tebow, "With your popularity, especially in Florida, would you ever consider running for political office after you're done with football?"
Tebow answers: "I haven't ruled it out. Whatever avenue I feel like I can make a difference in, I'd love to do. I haven't ruled out anything like that. It won't be anytime soon in my future, but it'll be something I'll at least look at and consider one day." more >>
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow may be single, but he knows that his future wife will have qualities similar to his mother and sisters.
The 24-year-old devout Christian athlete spoke to Sheknows.com recently and said his mother Pam and sisters Katie and Christy were the women in his life that any future girlfriends would have to measure up against.
"I have been so blessed with having great role models around me, number one my mom and two great sisters," Tebow said. "It's hard for a lot of girls to measure up." more >>
As the New York Jets ready for the start of summer practice, recently acquired player Tim Tebow may bring in large crowds for their day-to-day drills.
Church groups are apparently calling up officials at the State University of New York at Cortland, where the Jets will be holding their three training camps in four years.
Jim Dempsey of the Cortland County Convention and Visitors Bureau told local media that he had received several calls from groups interested in seeing Tebow. more >>