Coincidence or…

Was Sunday’s Denver Broncos win coincidence or something more… From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Tim Tebow

Tebow?s 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas on the first play of overtime stunned the Steelers 29-23 in the AFC wild-card game, but it also gave the Broncos quarterback 316 passing yards for the game, and a playoff-record 31.6 yards per completion.

The significance?

The ultra-religious QB is known for citing scripture, and John 3:16 is his favorite verse, so much so that he wore the numbers on his eye black during the 2009 BCS title game when he was at Florida.

One more eerie coincidence: the Sports Business Journal reported that the TV rating during the final quarter-hour of the game was … 31.6.

Either way, I heard on the radio tonight that John 3:16 was the most searched topic on Google following the Broncos win. Great story!

11 Replies to “Coincidence or…”


    I noticed it was the most watched wild card game since 1988. Many people are watching because of Tebow who otherwise wouldn’t watch.


    God doesn’t care if the Broncos win but he does want us to spread the word.

  2. Anonymous

    “? Twitter announced that 9,420 tweets per second were sent immediately after Tebow’s overtime TD pass. That set a new sports record for the social media site.”

    ” Variety estimates 45 million people watched Tebow’s touchdown pass in overtime.”

    I can’t think of an athlete that has had this kind of an impact on sports or people. It’s all positive accept for those determined not to like him. (I still don’t understand the hate)

  3. Gary Jerke

    Here is another piece of information to chew on. The receiver of the pass has the first name initial of D. and last name Thomas. If you really want to look at interesting items that may or may not be a message for believers and non believers in the faith that Tim has read John 20:27 where it says (I am paraphrasing a little) “Then he said to Thomas……reach out your hand,…….” Of course in the Bible it was to touch Jesus side not the sideline or endzone.

  4. Josh

    People should not be putting Tebow or anyone else on a pedestal, you are only asking to be disappointed. The Christians that support him so ardently will be the first to turn their backs on him when he falls from grace; and it will happen.

    1. Anonymous

      It didn’t happen in 4 years at Florida and hasn’t happened yet so why would we think he will let us down. He is a human being that puts it in perspective. After all of the bad things that happen in sports and politics Tebow is refreshing because he is a normal decent human being with good intentions.

      1. Josh

        “Normal decent human being”? And you know this how? By what you read in the papers and see on T.V.? The reason I say don’t put people on a pedestal is simply for that reason, you don’t really know that person. Yes, he may thank Jesus Christ after every game, but there are quite a few so-called Christians that fall short of the ideal. And before you give me some lecture on how we are all sinners, that is exactly my point. He is no better than anyone, so why hold him up? Hold up your neighbor, father, brother for that matter. Tebow is a great ball player, I agree. I also admire his success under so much scrutiny, who couldn’t? But can we just leave it at that, he is a great ball player.

        1. Anonymous

          I don’t think we hold Tebow on a pedastal but we defend him. His haters can’t wait for him to fail and he continues to succeed. I’m proud of all the fans that are sticking up for him and the fact that he is a good christian instead of someone who kills dogs is a nice change of events in sports.

  5. caheidelberger

    Patriots 45, Broncos 10. The ISBN for this edition of The Portable Nietzsche includes the sequence “4015”, which can be transposed to 45-10. This volume includes Nietzsche’s famous statement, “God is dead.”


    I now bow with great flourish and ostentation to demonstrate my thankfulness for my ability to compose such an edifice of logic without the assistance of any supernatural being.


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