Tim Tebow Not Offended by Stephen Tulloch Tebowing Over Him

I’m not usually one to say I told you so, but I told you so.  Last weekend when the Lions dominated the Broncos in Denver, we showed you a picture of Detroit linebacker Stephen Tulloch Tebowing on Tim Tebow after sacking him late in the first quarter.  Since Tebowing originated from the way Tebow drops down to one knee and prays, I was pretty confident someone would end up crying that Tulloch was disrespecting Tebow’s faith by doing that over him.  Enter ESPN’s Jemele Hill, who decided to go there in her Tuesday column.

In response to Hill’s article, Tulloch tweeted that football is a form of entertainment and assured people he wasn’t mocking God.  Of course he wasn’t.  We all knew that.  Still, it’s tough to prevent an opportunist from taking a story idea and running with it.  As for Timmy himself, he did what Tebow always does when asked about the incident and said all the right things.

“He was just celebrating, having fun with his teammates and I don’t take offense to that,” Tebow said according to the Washington Post via Shutdown Corner. “I was bothered that I gave up a sack and that I didn’t break the tackle. That bothered me.”

Score another one for Tebowmania.  I highly doubt he’s just saying it, either.  Anyone with half a brain and a little common sense knows that Tulloch was just having fun with the latest craze and didn’t mean any disrespect by it.  This was a perfect opportunity for Tebow to act like he’s better than everyone else because of his beliefs and lifestyle, but of course he would never go there.  That’s why he’s Tim Tebow.

Around The Web

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Hate the media for covering him so much, hate his fans for being so sensitive and unreasonable, but it’s tough to hate the man. 

  • http://twitter.com/sjarrigo Susan Arrigo

    By no means have I been on his bandwagon or rooting against him…but the dang  guy is growing on me. He is an interesting fellow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-J-Stanton/1224360505 Peter J. Stanton

    Are you kidding? If the player had knelt down like Muslims pray or bobbed forward and back ward like a Orthodox Jew there would have been a media RIOT.  Christians are easy targets and they generally don’t play the “bigot” card like other groups

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ronartestisgod Dylan York Epperson Petty

    ^^^ agreed