I Want Tim Tebow to Fail: Jeff Pearlman

Florida QB would throw non-Christians 'into the lake of fire'
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2010 5:49 AM CST
South squad quarterback Tim Tebow, of Florida, throws during practice for the NCAA college football Senior Bowl game, on Tuesday Jan. 26, 2010, in Mobile, Ala..   (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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(Newser) – "A famous Tim Tebow is a dangerous Tim Tebow," Jeff Pearlman writes on his website, and that's why Pearlman has a special wish for the anti-abortion quarterback: "I want him to fail in the NFL." Tebow plays football not for the love of the game, Pearlman says, but "to spread the word of Jesus Christ."

Tebow's upcoming Super Bowl ad and his father's missionary website scare Pearlman and they "should scare you too," he writes, citing website excerpts in which Tebow's father outlines a plan to "preach the gospel in every village in the Philippines" and warns that in the coming apocalypse those who haven't accepted Christ "will be cast into the lake of fire for all eternity."

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