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?


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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.

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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.

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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


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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......


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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


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