With another stunning come from behind victory against the Bears last Sunday, the Tim Tebow train keeps rolling. The Denver Broncos’ quarterback has become a cultural phenomenon. But his on-field exploits only make up one part of the Tebow mystique. Tebow’s public displays of faith play a major role in the star athlete’s public persona and the narrative surrounding him.
Tebow is a Christian and has been an icon of the evangelical community since his college days at the University of Florida. However, his public faith draws a wide range of emotional response. But what if Tim Tebow — a conservative Christian — were instead, a staunchly conservative Muslim? What would America make of him?
Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin talks more about the Tebow paradox.