That article is really eye-opening and encouraging read. I knew Tim did charitable work and volunteered at his father’s orphanage but these pre and post game visits were totally new. It’s beautiful that he would take time to meet and hang out with these people and bring a little joy into their lives instead of rejoicing with teammates or sulking over a loss. Some people say Tim does all this to make a spectacle and that he prays publicly just to get attention. I personally don’t think so.
Say what you want about his form, his style of play, and his inexperience but as for his character he seems like a very genuine guy who has a noble and pure heart. He’s humble, he’s a hard worker, and he’s sincere. He takes his lumps when he messes up and he shares the glory and credits his teammates (and God) when they win. How many other star athletes would do this instead of hogging the spotlight or boasting about themselves?
People hate on him because he’s weird or different from what they think a quarterback should be like or act like but maybe Tim’s got it right. Maybe we’re the weird ones for avoiding sharing credit with others, for glorifying self-promotion, and forgetting that humility is a virtue. Maybe we should be the ones under criticism for becoming a selfish people and not having a heart that seeks to love and serve others, even strangers. And maybe we’ve got it wrong and Tim’s got it right that in a society where everyone tries to be PC about everything, that it’s still okay to be proud of, and bold about, your faith and what you believe in.
I like Tim Tebow not because he’s a phenomenal quarterback. I think he has great potential but he’s just needs more experience. However, I think Tim’s character is excellent and he handles himself, the media, and the critics all very well. I believe in him. I’m a Tebro.