Why did Tim Tebow trademark ‘Tebowing’?

Posted by    |    October 27th, 2012 at 5:40 am

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow prays after the Broncos defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime in the NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Denver, Colorado, January 8, 2012 (Credit: Reuters/Marc Piscotty)Tim Tebow has officially trademarked “Tebowing.” The move, in which he drops to one knee and holds a clenched fist against his forehead as he prays, has become popular across America.  Everyone from Christians to celebrities and NFL players have imitated the pose.  Robert Downey Jr. even did it at the Oscars.  Time magazine named Tebowing No. 5 on its 2011 list of “Top Ten Memes.”

Why does he do it? He told thousands at Canyon Ridge Christian Church earlier this year that he kneels in prayer “to take a moment to block out everything else and just get on a knee and thank the Lord.  I want to humble myself before the Lord and say thank you for this opportunity.  Thank you for letting me play the game I love.  Whether I’m good or bad, whether I’m the hero or the goat, whether I score four touchdowns or throw four interceptions, that I will still be the same person, honoring the Lord.”

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