In Light of Looming Super Bowl Ad, Should Tebow Cover NCAA '11?

January 28, 2010 -

Florida Gator All American quarterback Tim Tebow will appear in a pair of commercials airing during this year’s Super Bowl that were paid for by a conservative Christian group.

According to the Huffington Post, the 30-second spots will feature Tebow and his mother Pam attempting to convey their belief, in so many words, that abortion is wrong. It’s expected that the ads will tell the story of Pam falling ill during a missionary trip to the Philippines while pregnant. Ignoring the advice of doctors to abort her pregnancy, Mrs. Tebow eventually gave birth to her 5th child, the eventual 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, Tim.

Tebow on the ads:

I've always been very convicted of it (his views on abortion) because that's the reason I'm here, because my mom was a very courageous woman. So any way that I could help, I would do it.

Focus on the Family is the group paying for the commercials.

To be fair, Tebow has never tried to hide his religious beliefs and he has done an incredible amount of missionary work on behalf of the disadvantaged, much of it in the Philippines (where he was born).

How does this jibe with videogames? Tebow has been rumored to be in negotiations with Electronic Arts to become the cover athlete for NCAA Football 2011, a natural progression for perhaps college football’s most well-known current player.

The question for our readers is—do you think Tebow’s public anti-abortion stance should preclude EA from signing him as the poster boy for the next NCAA Football game? Or, is it not that big of a deal?


|Image via Tampa Bay Online|


Comments

Re: In Light of Looming Super Bowl Ad, Should Tebow Cover ...

I'm no fan of these anti-abortion folk (I hate religion, too) but damn it, he has a right to his opinion and the TV Network has the right to air this commercial. 

And for GP to even pose the question over his appearance on a game cover is SICK.  Just because people have different opinions, it does not mean that they shouldn't be allowed to have jobs.  Shame on you.

Re: In Light of Looming Super Bowl Ad, Should Tebow Cover ...

Nobody suggested he shouldn't be allowed to have a job.  Your strawman is as absurd as the question GP poses.

Re: In Light of Looming Super Bowl Ad, Should Tebow Cover ...

Actually, the title pretty much says exactly that.  The title asks us if he should have the "job" of being the cover person for NCAA 11, as though he shouldn't because of his personal beliefs.  I don't know if you know this, but here in America, preventing someone from having a job based solely on their political beliefs - especially those that have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the job in question - is illegal.

---

You KILL Vampires. You don't DATE them.

--- With the first link, the chain is forged.

Re: In Light of Looming Super Bowl Ad, Should Tebow Cover ...

It's not really a job, but a way for EA to secure sales. I think it's a valid question, mostly because a company might be afraid to lose money when their poster boy isn't liked by the public as much (think back to when Michael Phelps was caught with a bong, Kellogg's immediately stopped putting him on their boxes). I don't think Tebow's stance on abortion will affect his public image all that much, as long as the ad present pro-life beliefs rather than pushing them.

----------

Breathing Sucks: Not evil, not misunderstood, just angry

Re: In Light of Looming Super Bowl Ad, Should Tebow Cover ...

The very reason GP makes this an issue is because of a strawman. 

Re: In Light of Looming Super Bowl Ad, Should Tebow Cover ...

Why would his stance on abortion dictate whether EA should sign him?  Maybe if they made abortion clinics instead of videogames.  :P  Seriously, is it a slow news day or something?  Who cares what his opinion on abortion is?  As long as he's not preventing people who want one from getting one, he's entitled to his own views.

Also, I don't think he's going on TV because he needs approval.  He just wants to share his view with people and try to convince them to agree with him.  "I may not agree with what you say, sir, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" and all that jazz.  :)

Re: In Light of Looming Super Bowl Ad, Should Tebow Cover ...

Abortion like gun ownership is the right of the individual, you can not have one without the other, and talking about your faith in public is the same as  as talking about your sexuality..... stop wearing it on your sleeve and looking for approval already people.... its makes you as humble as a televangelist or that flamingly


Until lobbying is a hanging offense I choose anarchy! CP/IP laws should not effect the daily life of common people! http://zippydsmlee.wordpress.com/


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

---

http://zippydsm.deviantart.com/

Re: In Light of Looming Super Bowl Ad, Should Tebow Cover ...

BTW I was ranting at the whole haz to ware it on your sleve and speak of it in public bit, its fine if he wants to talk about his opioin,ect......


Until lobbying is a hanging offense I choose anarchy! CP/IP laws should not effect the daily life of common people! http://zippydsmlee.wordpress.com/


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

---

http://zippydsm.deviantart.com/

Re: In Light of Looming Super Bowl Ad, Should Tebow Cover ...

How dare you compare our right to kill blacks on our property to their right to kill babies in their womb!

 

One is approved specifically by Jesus in the bible and the other is not! 

Re: In Light of Looming Super Bowl Ad, Should Tebow Cover ...

So killing babes is aproved by jeus but having weaopns to protect them is not?

/lulz


Until lobbying is a hanging offense I choose anarchy! CP/IP laws should not effect the daily life of common people! http://zippydsmlee.wordpress.com/


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

---

http://zippydsm.deviantart.com/

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Poll

Will we ever get Half-Life 3?:

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
prh99http://kotaku.com/anna-anthropy-designer-behind-dys4ia-and-triad-and-au-1448084641 <--relationship disclosed10/02/2014 - 9:57am
Papa MidnightEven to this day, that remains the primary citation of those embarking in it. That said, the whole "it's not about harrassment" thing is comparable to making an extremely racist statement, then following up by saying "but I'm not a racist."10/02/2014 - 9:56am
Papa MidnightI think EZK is more spot-on. This may have carried on far beyond it's genesis, but the true driving force of this whole astroturfing campaign was the angst of an ex-boyfriend of Zoe Quinn's.10/02/2014 - 9:54am
KronoAnd that's off the top of my head, specific to Kotaku.10/02/2014 - 9:54am
E. Zachary KnightKrono, yet no one can actually point at any "positive reviews" or otehr press given Quinn by Grayson.10/02/2014 - 9:53am
KronoBeyond that you have Patricia Hernandez writing reviews for, and plugging Anna Anthropy's work. Anna being Patricia's friend and former roomate.10/02/2014 - 9:52am
Sleaker@EZK - I believe there were a few more related to Patreon, and IGF. But regardless of the disclosure thing, that was only half of my statement, and I'm simply trying to speak on the reasons why GG got popular. But you sidestepped my last question there...10/02/2014 - 9:50am
KronoThe only questions is whether or you believe Grayson's previous friendship with her, and possible interest in starting a romance influenced his reporting.10/02/2014 - 9:48am
Krono@EZK There's nothing supposed about Grayson and Quinn having a relationship. Kotaku itself confirmed said romance matching the timeline Eron posted: http://goo.gl/yLgdx910/02/2014 - 9:46am
prh99So far the only "crimes" seem to be editorializing and collaboration outside their respective organizations. If they are going to persist at least point to something actually questionable.10/02/2014 - 9:45am
E. Zachary KnightSo aside from the supposed Kotaku/Quinn relationship, do you have a specific example of said lack of disclosure?10/02/2014 - 9:36am
prh99#gamergate renamed #butthurtfarce10/02/2014 - 9:31am
Sleakerwhat the message that they are actually trying to convey is.10/02/2014 - 9:30am
Sleakerthe fault of the journalist? If a large number of people read these articles and all came to the same conclusion that Gamers were being attacked by journalists as a whole, then it seems the burden of journalists to do a better job of explaining...10/02/2014 - 9:29am
Sleaker@EZK - It's not a surprise that articles came out. The surprise is when journalists fail to disclose relationships as they write about the trends, and the content by which the articles contain. Perhaps a large portion was misinterpreted, but isn't that10/02/2014 - 9:28am
prh99It definitely prolonged it, we wouldn't be hearing about Intel if not for Gamers are over/dead. Just additional wood for the fire.10/02/2014 - 9:23am
E. Zachary KnightConster, which sites associated "ALL" gamers with the harassment?10/02/2014 - 9:22am
E. Zachary KnightIs it really a surprise that 15 news sites responed to a very loud and very public shaming campaign against a woman critic of sexism and a woman being attacked unjustly because of the words of an ex-boyfriend.10/02/2014 - 9:19am
ConsterSo a bunch of assholes decided to harass people, sites wrote negative articles associating all gamers with said assholes, and people got so angry about the articles they decided to associate themselves with said assholes?10/02/2014 - 9:18am
Sleaker@EZK - I think you're attributing too much there. I think the reality is actually, if 15 news sites didn't alll write coincidentally 'gamers are dead' articles, in response to a very small number of harassment cases, we wouldn't be here.10/02/2014 - 9:10am
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician