Monday, August 27, 2012

NY JETS: Remembering Last Year's Run & John 3:16: Meaning Of Tim Tebow's Touted Bible Verse

Tim Tebow - John 3:16

Just get it over with! Trade Mark Sanchez and start Tim Tebow!

Broncos star Tim Tebow once touted the Bible passage John 3:16 on his eye-black during his days as a Florida Gator, but the scripture passage gained more attention after the quarterback's 316 yards passing helped Denver clinch a nail-biting, overtime victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

The quarterback's highly publicized Christian image has long been discussed among sports fans nationwide, but what's the significance of Tebow's favorite scripture passage and how has religion played a role in sports?

John 3:16 is a central scripture passage for Evangelical Christians, and it reads:
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Tim Tebow - John 3:16 
When Tebow etched the scripture in his eye-black for the 2009 BCS Championship Game, about 92 million people conducted a web search for the term, the Palm Beach Post reports.

During the game against the Steelers, the three-number sequence popped up more than a few times.

CBS reports:
As our brilliant commenters point out below, Tebow completed 10 passes. That means he averaged 31.6 yards per pass. His final pass was to Thomas who just happens to have been born on Christmas Day. (!)
Oh and this: the Steelers-Broncos game was the most-watched wild-card game since 1988. In the final quarter-hour, the overnight rating was 31.6. Weird stuff man, weird stuff.
As it turns out, the lone interception thrown in the game on Sunday night came from Ben Roethlisberger. What down and distance were involved when he threw it? Third and 16. Of course.

But despite all of the flak, Tebow, perhaps unsurprisingly, had one person to thank after Sunday's win.
"First and foremost I just want to thank my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. He's done so much in my life."

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