Sports Illustrated wanders into the theological :

Whether it’s genuine or a performance, does it matter as long as the saintly act was committed?

Tebow’s on- and off-field exploits have landed under a similar microscope. Sure, he scores a ton of rushing touchdowns, but they’re mostly one-yard runs. That’s a fine argument, except that plenty of other players have been handed the ball on the 1 only to run into a wall. Sure, he raises money for his dad’s orphanage in the Philippines, but he does it only to make himself look better. Even if that were true, how many orphanages have you raised money for this year?

Whether you consider him genuine or fake, Tebow, at the end of the day, is a Heisman Trophy-, SEC- and BCS-title winning quarterback who goes to class, goes to church and circumcises people less fortunate than him. More people should be so intolerable.

Um, did I miss something about Tebow’s well-known Christian practice? Or is circumcising something he does to his opponents on-field? Or is it just that Sports Illustrated doesn’t know what the word means?

Articles by Joseph Bottum

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