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John 3:16 trends again thanks to Tim Tebow

Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:03 am
Edited on: January 10, 2012 11:18 am
Tebow in the days when he was allowed to wear Bible verses on his eye black. (Getty Images)


By Will Brinson

You'd think that the Tim Tebow story couldn't get any more bananas. You'd be wrong. See, it's not just that Tebow transformed himself into a legitimate passer in the playoffs. Or that Tebow is about to go against the guy who drafted him, Josh McDaniels. How about the fact that the guy who's renowned for writing John 3:16 on his eye black just happened to throw for 316 yards on Sunday in the Broncos win?

Because that actually happened.

The result, as with anything relating to Tim Tebow was predictable, is a Google-splosion:

Timothy is fairly popular. Especially when his passing yards = Bible verses. (Google.com)

Think about this: Beyonce and Jay-Z, arguably two of the 10 most famous people on the planet, had a baby -- TOGETHER! -- and they rank third on the things that the world is searching about, behind two things relating to Timothy J.C. Tebow. (Not to mention the other two searches out-pacing everything else but the new Fusion and baby Beyonce.) It's pretty insane.

And for those that are curious about the further weirdness of statistical anomalies, before last night there were 46 quarterbacks who had thrown for 316 yards in either a playoff or regular season game in NFL history. This morning? There are 47. If only that had any significance to Mr. Tebow ...

There were 46 quarterbacks with 316 passing yards. Now there are 47. (Getty Images)

And one more, just for kicks: there's only one other playoff game in NFL history featuring someone who passed for 316 yards. Sadly, the other person's name isn't "John." (But Tebow's boss is John Elway, so, yeah.)

Tebowmania

We'll just have to settle for someone named Daunte.

UPDATE 2:50 p.m. ET: OK, so we're not quite done yet. As our brilliant commenters point out below, Tebow completed 10 passes. That means he averaged 31.6 yards per pass. His final pass was to Thomas who just happens to have been born on Christmas Day. (!)

Oh and this: the Steelers-Broncos game was the most-watched wild-card game since 1988. In the final quarter-hour, the overnight rating was 31.6. Weird stuff man, weird stuff.

As it turns out, the lone interception thrown in the game on Sunday night came from Ben Roethlisberger. What down and distance were involved when he threw it? Third and 16. Of course.

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tomebrady08
Reputation: 79
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Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:54 pm

John 3:16 trends again thanks to Tim Tebow

HEY TEBOW passed for 136 yards this week..if you rearrange that it comes out to 316! Must be a sign from GOD that there would be a second coming ...of BRADY and the PATS!!!


Jokerh74
Reputation: 8
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Since: Jan 12, 2012
Posted on: January 14, 2012 6:34 pm

John 3:16 trends again thanks to Tim Tebow

Jets would be scared to play Indianapolis at the moment!.. PMSL.. Come back when you have a VALID argument!.. either way, the Jets always have and always will SUCK!!


liptonlight
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Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2012 9:44 am

John 3:16 trends again thanks to Tim Tebow

Rememeber "Rockin'" Rollen Stewart, the John 3:16-sign guy at sports events?  He is now in jail, and probably loving this. 


brian8ball
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Posted on: January 13, 2012 8:24 am
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Jokerh74
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Since: Jan 12, 2012
Posted on: January 12, 2012 9:28 pm

John 3:16 trends again thanks to Tim Tebow



Jokerh74
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Since: Jan 12, 2012
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:48 pm

John 3:16 trends again thanks to Tim Tebow

Surely as a Jets fan, you should be more concerned with the meltdown taking place in their locker room, than concerning yourself with the sporting teams in Detroit!

If only the AFC East had played the NFC North division this year, doubt you'd be running your mouth then, regardless of how bad or good the Lions were this year, they would have buried the Jets in the turf.  I suggest looking at your own team before trying to slate other fan's teams!


Hippiebob
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Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:16 pm

John 3:16 trends again thanks to Tim Tebow

You have him mixed up with your mother


Jokerh74
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Since: Jan 12, 2012
Posted on: January 12, 2012 6:53 pm

John 3:16 trends again thanks to Tim Tebow

So with all this Tebow religious stuff going around, I came accross this a little earlier.. Enjoy Pats fans!

God asks Aaron Rodgers: “What do you believe?” Rodgers replies “I believe in hard work, and staying true to family and friends”. God can’t help but see the goodness in Rodgers and offers him a seat to his left.

God then turns to Tim Tebow and asks “What do you believe?” Tebow replies “I believe in your total goodness, love and generosity and all that you have given to mankind”. God, greatly moved by Tebow’s eloquence, offers him a seat to his right.

Finally God turns to Tom Brady and asks “and you Tom, what do you believe?” Tom calmly turns and responds “ I believe you’re in my seat!”



Jokerh74
Reputation: 8
Level: Amateur
Since: Jan 12, 2012
Posted on: January 12, 2012 6:36 pm

John 3:16 trends again thanks to Tim Tebow

Tebow being connected to the reference to John 3:16 is annoying.. who does he think he is? 'Stone Cold Steve Austin'?.. lol..

The only thing I know is that the Broncos playoff run will be 'Stone Cold' stopped come Saturday night!


swamprat444
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Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 5:25 pm

John 3:16 trends again thanks to Tim Tebow

Watch out guys! Brian8Ball will add you as a favorite and Stalk you I've been told. Creeper!


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