He Transcends Cities & Teams’: ‘Tebowmania’ Is Driven By Allegiance to Faith & Football
“I guess so,” he responded.
And there it is: the definition of Tebowmania.
Many of the same people who adored Tebow during his four years in Gainesville, Fla., followed everything he did in Denver. And now that the quarterback has been traded to the New York Jets, they almost certainly will do the same. Even if it is the hated Jets.
“He transcends cities and teams,” said Randy Echevarria, president of the Jacksonville Beach Gator Club. “It just doesn’t matter to Tebow fans.”
And there are legions of them — and it‘s a group that’s ever growing.
His flocks of fans have as much to do with his faith and image as his football skills. A devout Christian, Tebow has been a role model since his days at Florida, when he led the Gators to two national championships and captured the 2007 Heisman Trophy.has become one of professional sport’s most compelling — and polarizing — athletes.
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