Jets Worry Tim Tebow Will Be Distracted By Big City Church Life

The Onion reports:

“Manhattan offers worship services at all hours of the day, with some places bearing witness to the Good News till 4 a.m.—not to mention all those millions of nonbelievers walking around to convert—and a young player with a healthy thirst for Christianity could really have himself some fun here,” said Jets coach Rex Ryan, adding that the sheer number of churches in New York means Tebow could tithe himself into bankruptcy if he’s not careful. “In the past, he’s managed to keep his God habit in check and focus on football, but in a city where a pew is never more than a minute away, we don’t know if he’ll be able to resist the temptation.”

Oy does it bug me this guy is going to be a Jet. I don’t follow football, but were I to do so, I would be a Jets fan. The other day walking through the Port Authority I saw both a newsstand and a book store each with stacks of Tebow jerseys on display. Neither of these places sold any other clothing or sports paraphernalia whatsoever. The book store had the stack of jersey and the display of a sample shirt at the middle of the front entrance, it looked like a prominently displayed altar.

To a second string quarter back. Yeesh.

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  • barbrykost

    I think I am thrilled shitless that he is not a Raider.
    Although, if I were not a Raiders fan it would be great to see his reaction to the Black Hole cheering him on.

  • Jeff Sherry

    If it were destiny, Tebow would be a Saint.

  • Artor

    Tebow is one of the most over-rated players in THE most over-rated sport in the world. I would love to never hear his name again, in any context.

  • Leo Buzalsky

    *This is a test*

    • Leo Buzalsky

      Earlier I had an ad on the sidebar for Jets apparel. No Tebow jerseys, though.

      I think one thing that may make Tebow popular is that he may ease the cognitive dissonance believers suffer from trying to maintain the belief that prayer works.

    • Daniel Fincke

      Tebow is popular because of identity politics.

  • Azuma Hazuki

    Wasn’t there a fairly important person in Christianity who said something about not praying in public? Name began with a J, vaguely Hispanic-sounding…eh, whatever, he can’t have been THAT important since hardly any Christian does what he says to do :)

  • jamessweet

    As I posted on a friend’s Facebook status, the trade to the Jets has been a tremendous success for Tebow’s efforts to spread Christianity. Solely because of him, millions of New Yorkers are down on their knees begging Jesus for mercy.

  • Shasiti

    Begging for mercy?? Hahahahahah Jet fans will be riding him out on a rail when he makes his anti gay, anti abortion, anti-interacial marriage, anti all religions are wrong except his, view point be made known. Tebow is to young and inexperienced to know when to keep his mouth shut. New York is a melting pot of all different cultures, religions and philophsys. He really should have went to Texas where according to Rick Perry they teach creationism in our public schools. He won’t be welcome very long in New York, he may be lucky to get out alive. They will probably make a movie about it. Hahahahahahah