Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What if Tim Tebow were a devout Muslim?

The problem I have with the Tebow worship is that it's so obviously tribalism. "He's one of us."

It goes without saying that, if Tebow were wearing traditional Islamic clothes and praying to Allah after every touchdown, most of the pro-Tebow crowd outside of Broncos fans wouldn't treat him like the Second Coming. In fact, they'd likely have a great deal of disdain for him -- much like they did Chris Jackson, aka, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.

Yes, there's an element of tribalism among the anti-Tebowists, but really -- what's driving the worship of Tebow nationally is the same thing that propelled the Quitter to prominence.

I would say the correlation between Tebow fans and Palin fans is very, very high.

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