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Adam Wainwright Says He is ‘Obsessed With’ Tim Tebow

I know this may be earth-shattering news, but a lot of people like Tim Tebow.  He’s kind of popular.  Tebow’s team may have recently been embarrassed by the Patriots in Foxboro, but his following remains as strong as ever.  There are a number of men out there who — whether they admit it or not — have a serious man crush on Teebs.  In many ways, I can’t say I blame them.  Very few, however, feels as strongly about Tebow as Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright.

“I am obsessed with Tim Tebow,” Wainwright said according to an MLB.com story.  “I’m not afraid to say it. It’s almost embarrassing to us athletes that this much emphasis is put on Tim Tebow because that means we aren’t living our lives as we should. If we did that more often, the way he is living wouldn’t be as big a story. I’m so proud of him for living out his faith.

“Tim Tebow is such a great role model. I feel like he’s the face of sports right now, and rightfully so. He gives the whole nation something to believe in. It’s a story of hope.”

Tebow certainly is the face of sports and he certainly is a quality role model.  Wainwright is not the first, nor the second professional athlete to praise Tebow and he won’t be the last.  As far as obsession is concerned, that may be a little much.  I think everything Tebow does for the community and the way he uses his celebrity status to better the lives of others is terrific, but something about grown men worshiping other grown men just throws me for a loop.


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  • Anonymous

    The problem with Tebow, Tebowing and all the attendent fawning, sighing, and gushing comes straight from the HORSE’S MOUTH: Jesus says in Maththew 6:5, 6:6: “When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men … when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut the door pray to your Father which is in secret, and your Father which sees in secret will reward you openly … ” Jesus Himself condemns prayerrs when others are present because the prayer is not sincere. It is ego-driven and vain to pray with a sanctimonious face in the eyes of the world. Tebowing on national television? Come on. Better to wander the wilderness and do good deeds for others WHEN NO ONE ELSE KNOWS ABOUT IT. That’s true Christian piety. Take ir or leave it.  

  • Anonymous

    almer1,

    This quote is used on many threads to bash Tim.  Like others, you selectively use what you want to make your point.  You left out the last sentence to vs:5..That is “TRULY, I SAY TO YOU, THEY HAVE THEIR REWARD.”  Also, you fail to see that Jesus is not calling the person praying  a hypocrite, He is saying not to be like one.  The message here in its full context is one that encourages proper prayer both private and communal. In fact, at the end of the chapter, Out Lord teaches his apostles how to pray by giving them the Our Father. In several places in Ch 6, Jesus mentions the Pharisees as hypocrites for fasting and looking dismal in public, and in 6:2 giving alms and calling attention to themselves. This Chapter in no way condemns Tim for kneeling quickly to thank God for his blessings.  BTW, in what way is Tim a Hypocrite? He certainly walks the walk. He is not a womanizer, drinker or druggie.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_REPIETFA4JVIRG56JE4QU56DP4 mhne

    Have to agree with chillydip, if you read the whole chapter the focus of Jesus is on hypocrites, not sincere Christians.  Christ himself prayed in public on multiple occasions, the key was that it was sincere prayer to God, not to gain attention for himself.  If Tim was seeking attention he would be in interviews after the game talking about himself instead of spending time with sick, injured, or dying people trying to brighten their day.  If everyone would find it in them to stand up for the those that need it most and focus on them instead of themselves this world would be a much better place. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R3BORYRQ45RAJUSOE4O7OT3ILQ Raquel

    you’re not alone, it beats my morning coffee googling all tebow news to comment on…peace, go! tebow

  • Anonymous

    What a neat story. It tells a lot about wainwright.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJL6CZLY2V3XN4D7WRJ3LYQZEI Catherine

    Another person who went to Sunday school as a child, learned nothing about the true spirit of Christianity, and now thinks himself judge and jury of another person.  Never got to the part of “judge not and you will not be judged” or ” Remove the plank in your own eye before you try to remove the splinter from another’s eye.
    Tim Tebow is living the life he chooses.  He’s not as “in your face” as Joe Namath was in his hayday with multiple women and booze so let’s give him some slack.  Tim is Tim and Joe was Joe.   Let’s let people live their lives as they choose and we can all tend to our own lives.

  • Anonymous

    Your a sick individual God dose not care where you pray’ Don’t make stupid remarks and run somewhere to hide so you can pray. I’ve heard it all now. I guess Preachers should go behind some curtain when he prays during his sermon. Get a life