Tim Tebow Should Quit The NFL While He's Ahead

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Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Campbell tells Tim Tebow that his calling is outside of football.

For the first time in the history of the NFL, a player is actually bigger than the game. Like Tiger Woods and Muhammad Ali, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is a worldwide athlete. The league needs him more than he needs it.

Even nonfootball fans want to know why everyone is talking about this white kid spreading the gospel on the field. More than 40 million people tuned in to CBS last Saturday night to see Tom Brady and the New England Patriots pound Tebow and the Broncos. Two weeks ago, the Broncos-Steelers matchup received the highest TV rating in 24 years for a wildcard game. According to CBS, an average of 25.9 percent of homes in the top 56 U.S. television markets saw Tebow win his first playoff game by throwing an 80-yard touchdown pass.

No other player has been vilified for his belief in Jesus Christ like Tebow has. "Tebowing" has become a way to make fun of the guy. On a site called Tebowing.com, Santa Claus is shown kneeling and praying the same way as the Heisman Trophy-winning former Florida Gator. So are a bunch of toddlers. And of course they sell T-shirts. A pair of guy's football pants, which a jokester claims he puts on "two legs at a time," sold for thousands on eBay. Saturday Night Live even did a sketch in which Jesus suggests that Tebow "take it down a notch" on the worshiping and "read the playbook" if he wants to win.

That's why it's time for him to quit. Tebow could fill up stadium with 70,000 people who want to hear him sermonize. If I were his adviser, I'd tell him to retire while he's ahead.

No matter how much he succeeded this season, the guy will always face unrelenting criticism because he is not the prototypical franchise quarterback.

Tebow can afford to walk away in his prime. Both the quarterback and the American people would be better served if he were spreading his gospel.

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19 comments
Loki Pan
Loki Pan

Another dumb article. If he was black and a cane, Luke was be calling out racism. Nice job getting hits to this ridiculous article mentioning Tebow. You are not as stupid as your articles.

LukeSkyWalkerintheplaceToBe
LukeSkyWalkerintheplaceToBe

Drake's a bad rapper.Tebow is a bad quarterback.

Luke's creative concepts for articles are impressive, which is why the Miami New Times is able to charge so much for a copy so the reader can experience groundbreaking journalism.

think about it . . .
think about it . . .

mr. luther campbell,

i'm not going to sit and speak that this is racism. you're saying that tebow has the potential to be joel osteen based on what you see. but real talk, on the football field, tebow is a winner. he's a tough dude. he exhibits faith a strong faith in his team. any football team would say that type of player is one needed on their team.

as far as statistics go, he's one of the more accurate passers throwing the ball over twenty-five yards. is there a lot he needs to work on? yes. did the new england patriots do the best thing for him? yes.

the man wants to play football and i rather have him as my quarterback than, say, a chad henne.

Bebep
Bebep

Tebowverrated will hopefully be done by next year.

The real son of god, Tom Brady won't however.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

Can’t we silence these Christian athletes who thank Jesus whenever they win and never mention his name when they lose? You never hear them say, “Jesus made me drop the ball” or, “The Lord tripped me up behind the line of scrimmage.”

Tron4JC
Tron4JC

Wrong. Tebow honors God, win or lose. Don't make stuff up.

OhGee Mack
OhGee Mack

Bunch of spoiled cry-babies.  Good article Luke

Loki Pan
Loki Pan

You should be Banned in the USA

Lukeisstupid
Lukeisstupid

Tebow will reach more people as a preaching QB then just a preacher. God gave him tools so it would be a shame if he let them waste. Thanks for putting out there he is white. It was a below average article which is great for your standards, but you had to invoke race into the context because you and your boy Pitts from the Herald are still living in the 1800`s.

Varacefan
Varacefan

I have never heard of the writer before this but do find it odd that he mentioned Tim is white. Why did that need to be mentioned? Just wondering. I don't know if Tim will be a great NFL QB or not. Much depends on the support you have on your team. I think most would admit that Tom Brady has a pretty strong supporting cast of players to work with which help him look even better than he already is. We will see. Tim will be a winner no matter what because he has his faith. Football can't take that away!

Llynn5255
Llynn5255

How condescending of you. Trying to marginalize him will only come back to bite you. So will your thinly veiled racism...

Doug-g
Doug-g

You had to make this article racist like all your others? What if Tebow was black? Would you have called him a "black kid?"

Tbbucs035
Tbbucs035

If he was black he would never have been given a chance to play quaterback.

Doug-g
Doug-g

Yeah, it is shameful how badly black quarterbacks are treated in the NFL. Imagine if Michael Vick wasn't white. They never would have let him come back (/sarcasm)

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Tell that to all the black quarterbacks in the NFL

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Excellent observation.  If a white guy had written a statement like that about a black football player, this would be all over national news and he would be forced to resign.

First L
First L

Anything for an article, huh? Tim is the real deal, just wait.

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