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Divine numbers game: '3:16' stat rules Tim Tebow's first playoff victory, halo appears above stadium
daily mail ^ | 1-2012

Posted on 01/11/2012 9:38:43 PM PST by doug from upland

It's no secret that Tim Tebow’s favourite Bible passage is John 3:16, but his performance Sunday took those numbers to biblical proportions.

The rookie quarterback, in the first playoff game of his career, threw for 316 total yards and averaged an impressive 31.6 yards per pass.

In addition, the overtime portion of the game, in which Tebow threw the game-winning 80-yard pass, scored a 31.6 television rating.

Since breaking into the NFL's top ranks this season, Tim Tebow has made headlines as much for his outspoken religious beliefs as for his performances for the Denver Broncos.

And his claims to be helped by God were bolstered when sharp-eyed fans saw a halo floating above the stadium where he helped the Broncos to a spectacular overtime victory over the Steelers on Sunday.

The ring of smoke appeared over the Mile High Stadium in Denver just after the Broncos scored their first field goal in the wild-card game which they won 29-23. Divine favour: A halo appeared in the sky above Mile High Stadium while the Denver Broncos were playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers there on Sunday

The game ended after the first play of overtime - just 11 seconds in - when the quarterback launched the incredible pass for a touchdown.

Tebow's amazing performance in the game cemented the 24-year-old's cult status - and the appearance of the halo in the sky above suggested his non-stop invocation of his religion may not have been in vain.


(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: playoffs; tebow; timtebow

1 posted on 01/11/2012 9:38:54 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

This is starting to get silly.
The win last week was great and a real upset, but seriously.


2 posted on 01/11/2012 9:42:09 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: doug from upland
Miraculous

Celebration: Tebow's brilliant 80-yard throw helped the Denver Broncos topple the Pittsburgh Steelers after just 11 seconds of overtime

3 posted on 01/11/2012 9:45:07 PM PST by garjog
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To: doug from upland

Who Would Jesus Blitz...?


4 posted on 01/11/2012 9:45:22 PM PST by freebilly
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To: svcw

Agreed. It’s freekin like looking for images in tortillas.


5 posted on 01/11/2012 9:46:09 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: garjog

It was a good pass but it was an incredible run.


6 posted on 01/11/2012 9:46:25 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: svcw

Tebow’s face appeared on the grilled cheese sandwich I prepared while watching the game!


7 posted on 01/11/2012 9:46:40 PM PST by demas415
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To: svcw

I would say interesting rather than silly. :)


8 posted on 01/11/2012 9:47:06 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: freebilly

Hail Mary. Jesus is the bomb.


9 posted on 01/11/2012 9:47:45 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: doug from upland

I always knew Tom Brady was the Anti-Christ....


10 posted on 01/11/2012 9:47:45 PM PST by freebilly
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To: doug from upland

I was all for Tebow until he beat Da Bears; that’s just taking Christianity too far.


11 posted on 01/11/2012 9:47:51 PM PST by budj (beam me up, scotty...)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
Jesus is the bomb

True dat....

12 posted on 01/11/2012 9:48:59 PM PST by freebilly
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To: budj

Sorry you guys lost your quarterback. I love to see football when every team is at its best. But it is part of the incredibly violent game.


13 posted on 01/11/2012 9:50:26 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: doug from upland
Once the Christmas season ended, God turned his attention once again to blessing Tim Tebow to perform his best. :~)

This Saturday's Score?

BRONCOS 27

PATS 24

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

14 posted on 01/11/2012 9:56:40 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: doug from upland

OK...so what was the source of the smoke ring?

I would agree that the focus on Tebow is getting kinda silly, but... The coincidences of all the 316’s is just hilarious. I figure its just God showing he has a good sense of humor. :-)


15 posted on 01/11/2012 9:56:55 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I'd give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: garjog

It’s out of this world to average over 31 yards per completion. It’s barely even human.


16 posted on 01/11/2012 9:59:45 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: doug from upland

It’s God’s spyglass looking down.


17 posted on 01/11/2012 10:01:23 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Ramius

The only people freaking out are the nonbelievers. If they truly feel religion is silly why freak out. If what Tebow represents scares them, what will they do if the Rapture actually happened.


18 posted on 01/11/2012 10:03:56 PM PST by Fee
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To: Ramius

Art Bell and George Noury would say it’s a chem trail.


19 posted on 01/11/2012 10:04:50 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: doug from upland

Lets see

69 Mets
88 Dodgers
80 US Olympic Hokey

What else compares?


20 posted on 01/11/2012 10:05:38 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Thought that was toast?


21 posted on 01/11/2012 10:05:38 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: doug from upland
Meaning & History of Name: Tim

From the Greek name Τιμοθεος (Timotheos) meaning "honouring God", derived from τιμαω (timao) "to honour" and θεος (theos) "god".


22 posted on 01/11/2012 10:10:15 PM PST by garjog
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To: freebilly

23 posted on 01/11/2012 10:31:50 PM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: doug from upland

Cult status is right.


24 posted on 01/12/2012 12:21:20 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: doug from upland

I love it all!

“Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.” (Psalm 150:6)[the last chapter and the last verse in the book of Psalm]

I’m looking forward to the next season when John 3:17 will be made known:

“For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”


25 posted on 01/12/2012 12:32:38 AM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: freebilly
Who Would Jesus Blitz...?

The moneychangers whom had set up shop on the holy temple grounds.

26 posted on 01/12/2012 12:54:38 AM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: ItsForTheChildren

That’s funny, but from what I’ve read, Mr.R. has repented and gone back to his spiritual roots. Even got married up.


27 posted on 01/12/2012 1:29:47 AM PST by onona (FR is continuing education)
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To: cicero2k

51 Giants (baseball)

Loser of 13 straight to open the season.
13 1/2 games out of first on September 1.
In closing the gap, Giants beat Dodgers and Ace Don Newcombe 16-0. Also pulled off a triple play in another game vs. the Dodgers.
And, of course, “the shot heard around the world, Bobby Thomson’s game-winning home run off Ralph Branca.


28 posted on 01/12/2012 3:10:12 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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