Tim Tebow Has THIS Powerful Message for America (Christians are Cheering)

Written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor on July 16, 2015
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With the dearth of role models amongst our political leaders, pop stars and athletes in a world that seems increasingly upside-down, it’s refreshing to see one who can both inspire us to aim higher and ground us amidst the turbulence.

 

You may already know NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to be a vocally pro-life advocate, shaped largely his mother’s decision to give birth to him, despite doctors warning her that killing him was the only way to save her life. (Incidentally, his mother’s doctors described him as a “fetal tumor” and “mass of cells” that had to be removed. Yikes.)

Now, when you hear what NFL star Tim Tebow just said, you’ll know exactly why he just grabbed both our attention and admiration.

As Louder with Crowder shares:

 

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback addressed more than 2,000 Christians Saturday at God’s Purpose for America, an event to encourage individuals to stand up for Judeo-Christian values. 

Tebow spoke about his upbringing, experiences as a college and professional quarterback, and current ministry:

 
“What’s amazing when you get up and do something is what God does in your life. We just have to get up and do something. When your identity is found in Christ, your identity never changes. You are always a child of God. That’s why I always say I don’t have to live the roller coaster that the rest of the world lives …”

Get up and do something. Whether it be in the realms of politics, your community, your local church… just do something!

It’s not enough for us to sit on the sidelines and point fingers. It’s not enough for us to tell everyone else what’s wrong with the rest of the world. What we say doesn’t matter. It’s what we do. So get up, get out there, and do something!

In an environment swept by an entitlement mentality, with so much of our country screaming for things to be handed to them, it’s great to hear someone reminding us that each of us has both the power and the responsibility to do something. It’s an idea so fundamental to the greatness of our nation, yet sadly one seemingly less en vogue these days. Too many people waiting for someone else to do something FOR them, rather than doing something for themselves.

We need more voices — and examples — like Tebow’s. Let’s all give Tim Tebow a big AMEN and spread his message around!

Tim Tebow jersey sales prove his popularity is written in ink — and $$$$$$

He hasn’t even played ina game — preseason or regular season — with the Eagles, but Tim Tebow’s jersey was the 16th biggest seller in the NFL last month. (Matt Rourke / AP)
By Dave GeorgeThe Palm Beach Post (TNS)
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Well, the numbers on NFL jersey sales for June are out. Some of you will be outraged to hear that Tim Tebow’s new Philadelphia Eagles jersey is the 16th-best seller league-wide.

Others will merely roll your eyes. Still more will start punching in credit card numbers to ensure that Tebow climbs into the Top Ten before training camp begins next month.

It’s a matter of taste, a measure of where people are willing to spend their money. Nothing deeper than that, and certainly not enough to guarantee Tebow a spot on Chip Kelly’s regular-season roster.

Still, this will bother some players, or at least their managers.

Take Ndamukong Suh. He’s a bonafide NFL star and the highest-paid defensive player in league history. On top of that, Suh is playing for a new team, the Miami Dolphins, which naturally gets a whole new fan base excited about snapping up his jersey.

Yet there is Tebow, one spot higher than Suh on NFLShop.com’s list of June jersey sales. Need we remind you that the former Heisman Trophy winner from Florida hasn’t played in the league since 2012, and even then not very much?

No, that’s sort of burned into the whole national narrative about the guy, the one that makes some people love Tebow and others mock him, and a fairly hefty slice wish he would just leave football alone.

If talking this through logically made any difference, we could agree that “Furious 7″ wasn’t a cinematic masterpiece, regardless of what it grossed worldwide. And don’t even get me started on reality TV.

Some people, some things, just have more fans than others. Can’t blame it all on promotion, or controversy, or the decline of the modern age. Can’t blame it all on anything but human nature.

So are we OK with Tebow topping the jersey sales of Eagles starter Sam Bradford, not to mention Miami’s Ryan Tannehill and three-quarters of the other starting quarterbacks in the league?

No? Fine, let’s see if we can approach this thing from a different angle, dredging up the bar-stool debate material wherever it may be found.

How in the name of Bronko Nagurski, for instance, was Odell Beckham, Jr., the best-selling jersey on the NFLShop.com site last month?

Beckham has played one season of pro ball with the New York Giants. Sure, he made the most astonishing one-handed grab that we’ll ever see, and that’s even if photoshopping is allowed, but that doesn’t make him Jerry Rice.

Oh, and how about Jameis Winston, the Tampa Bay rookie, coming in at No. 8 in jersey sales, four spots ahead of Peyton Manning? The kid hasn’t even taken a snap in a preseason game.

Wait a minute. Now you’re telling me that Marcus Mariota’s jersey is the No. 3 seller, one spot ahead of Tom Brady, and that the former Oregon star sold more jerseys than anybody in the league back in May? Lord have mercy. He shouldn’t be ahead of Tommy, the three-time Super Bowl MVP. He shouldn’t be ahead of Jameis, the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft.

“It’s surreal for me, it’s such an honor,” Mariota said in response to the cash-box proof of his instant magnetism.

I’ll tell you what’s surreal. Check NFL jersey sales from this same time last summer.

Johnny Manziel was No. 1. Michael Sam was No. 6. Blake Bortles was No. 18.

If there’s anything special about Tebow in all this, it’s that his popularity is written in permanent ink. All he needs is a team willing to grant him locker space for a time, and a jersey to wear.

The rest is retail history, and the Jacksonville Jaguars, who always thought they were better off without him, would have been wise to learn it long ago.

Tim Tebow could be the next Trent Edwards

By Brandon Lee Gowton  @BrandonGowton on Jul 16, 2015, 8:00a 86 

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×There’s still hope for Timmy.
Last offseason I wrote a post about Mark Sanchez might be the next Trent Edwards. It turned out I was right. After mightily struggling during the Eagles‘ spring practices in 2014, Sanchez looked much improved in training camp and preseason. After spending a year in the system, Sanchez looked so much better this spring than he did last year. But we’re not here to talk about Sanchez today. Instead, we’re here to talk about everyone’s favorite backup quarterback: Tim Tebow!

 

Tebow finds himself in a somewhat similar experience to what Sanchez went through last year. The former Florida Gators quarterback really struggled during this year’s spring practices. He often took way too long to get a pass off. When he finally did get rid of the ball, he wasn’t very accurate at all. Tebow was clearly the worst of Philadelphia’s four quarterbacks. Some have suggested the team is wasting a roster spot by keeping him around. Before you jump to conclusions, however, let us recall the story of Trent Edwards:

“The Eagles signed Edwards before their OTA/minicamp period in 2012. He came in as a veteran quarterback who had experience starting the NFL, and once had a promising career in Buffalo, but then suffered injuries and poor play. Edwards was reportedly terrible for the Eagles in OTAs. They reportedly re-worked his entire throwing mechanics.

Edwards flew under the radar during training camp practices that year but then really surprised late in the preseason games. Granted, he was playing against third string players, but he looked sharp and largely mistake-free. Edwards played so well that the Eagles decided to cut Future Hall of Famer the younger Mike Kafka and keep him as their third string QB.”

So … maybe there’s a chance that Tebow, like Sanchez and Edwards before him, looks better later this summer.

Would I bet on him to show dramatic improvement? Absolutely not. Tebow has been out of the NFL since the summer of 2013 for a reason. There’s a very realistic chance Tebow continues to struggle this summer and ends up not making the final roster.

But all hope is not lost for him. If, and it’s a big if, Tebow can actually show some improvement, he could have the edge over Matt Barkley in the battle for the No. 3 quarterback job. Barkley currently looks like the favorite to win the spot. He clearly looked better than Tebow this spring. However, there is ample evidence that the Eagles have been looking to move on from Barkley since last summer.

For Tebow, it’s now or never. This is likely his last shot with an NFL team. It’ll be interesting to see if he can do enough to stick around.

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