Tim Tebow: Miracle Worker

Sports analysts agog after Denver Broncos' latest victory
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2011 12:02 PM CST
Denver Broncos Quarterback Tim Tebow, Miracle Worker
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) reacts after kicker Matt Prater (5) kicked a 51-yard field goal to win the game in overtime over the Chicago Bears.   (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

(Newser) – After a stunning performance in yesterday's last-minute 13-10 victory against the Chicago Bears, sports commentators are wondering if Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow really is capable of miracles.

  • Declaring Tebow his "personal quarterback and savior," Jeff Neuman at RealClearSports catalogs five miracles made in last night's game. "Zero points on his team's first 11 possessions—and then three scores on their last three, aided by a coach's weird strategy, thin air, a fumble, and a total brain cramp by a veteran running back. Truly, Tim Tebow works in mysterious ways."
  • Writing for the Montreal Gazette, Ed Willes also drops the M-word, wondering if "we've ever seen a run like this in the last 50 years of sports: an athlete who's at once both divisive and irresistibly charismatic; an athlete who's in the miracle business every week; an athlete who transcends everything around him."

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  • He's certainly divisive, agrees Todd Stames at Fox News, blaming "anti-Christian bigots" for their disdain of the quarterback. Why, Stames asks, do his detractors get away with ridiculing his on-field prayer, aka "Tebowing"?
  • He's America's "athlete of the moment," noted a less agog Mark Maske in advance of yesterday's game in the Washington Post, inspiring jerseys labeled "Jesus" even if "he hasn’t mastered the most basic skill of his position—throwing a football accurately to another player—to the satisfaction of many NFL experts."
Click to read the most entertaining tweet about Tebow's prowess, penned by a star of the Office. (Read more Tim Tebow stories.)

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