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Tim Tebow, a blast from the past

Here’s a blast from the past.  One of my many Tim Tebow posts from the ole’ Gator Grotto blog.

Unless you’ve been sleeping under water with your nostrils just above the surface, you know the Gators won the BCS Championship last week down in Miami.  And unless you’ve been sleeping under water you know that the famous quarterback from UF,  Tim Tebow, was the game’s MVP.

And unless you’ve been sleeping under water you know that Tim Tebow is an amazing young man who loves his family, cares about the people around him, cares even more about people who have not been as fortunate as him in their lives, and is a devout Christian.

The famous quarterback, Tim Tebow, has created quite a stir with the eye black that he wears under his eyes when he’s playing the game.  While eye black is the stuff athletes put under their eyes to reduce the reflections from the sun or other bright lights, Tebow has used eye black to proclaim his faith.

Throughout the season the famous quarterback, Tim Tebow,  has worn Phil 4:13 on his eye black.  If you didn’t already know, Phil 4:13 is a bible verse that states; I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

A new verse, John 3:16,  adorned the eye black during the BCS National Championship game in Miami last week and that has created a little controversy.  The passage states:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Head football coach, Urban Meyer, commented on Tebow’s eye black following the BCS game, though not specifically about the use of John 3:16:

“When my daughter texts me in the morning and quotes the Bible verse that he has underneath his eyes, that’s good for college football,” said Meyer. “That’s good for young people.”

Since the famous quarterback will be returning for another season in Gainesville, the Grouch is sure eye black and the Bible will come up a time or two again.  But as UF President Bernie Machen has stated in the past, “If you can’t have free and open discourse on a college campus, where else can you?”

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