Tim Tebow will be inactive for the New York Jets on Sunday and because of his lack of playing time this season, his jersey sales have also gone down.
Tebow, 25-year-old listed as the backup QB for the Jets, will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, according to ESPN reports. Rex Ryan, Jets head coach, reportedly made his decision to list Tebow as inactive close to one week after the QB announced that he had fractured his ribs.
Tebow spoke to the press after the Jets' 49-19 loss to the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving and admitted that he had to convince his coaching staff to let him suit up for the game in case he was needed in an emergency situation. more >>
As it has been since day one of training camp for the New York Jets, going into the 11th week of the NFL season the question for his devout fans remains – when will Tim Tebow start at quarterback?
A three-game losing streak and a disappointing 3-6 overall record has not dissuaded Jets coach Rex Ryan from sticking with Mark Sanchez through to perhaps the bitter end of the season.
Even with the sports media hounding him with questions every week about how and when he plans to install Tebow, Ryan has only offered glimmers of hope to the masses by saying he will utilize the popular Christian quarterback in some way. more >>
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 >>