Okay, confession time: I’m even writing about him, tomorrow in First Things!
Kind of an irresistible subject, really.
One piece about Tebow that has particularly strong legs was written by Patheos’ own Patton Dodd, and featured in the Wall Street Journal:
This combination of candid piety and improbable success on the field has made Mr. Tebow the most-discussed phenomenon of the National Football League season. Most expert analysts still consider him poor material for a pro quarterback. An inexperienced passer with awkward throwing mechanics and the build of a fullback, he likes to run over defensive players, which is a no-no in the NFL, whose starting quarterbacks are expensive and hard to come by.
But onward he and the Broncos have marched, winning six of their last seven games and now tied for the lead in their division as they face the Chicago Bears this Sunday. Mr. Tebow continues to defy his critics—and to embody the anxieties over religion that are dividing today’s sports world and embroiling players and fans alike.
The article is actually drawn from Dodd’s ebook,The Tebow Mystique: The Faith and Fans of Football’s Most Polarizing Player. Since showing up in the WSJ, it’s been featured on Drudge and a few conservative radio programs, and and . . . well, it’s all over the place, really.
Tonight Patton will be talking with Sean Hannity, too!
Well done, Patton!
Related: Get Religion: Do you believe in Tebow?