Some of you may not know this, but Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is mildly religious. It’s no big deal. He’s not especially outward with it or anything. But religion does play a minor role in his life and, as such, sometimes it’s interesting to glance at the success he’s had this season and muse about whether or not a higher power is leading him to glory.
Take last Sunday’s victory over the Chicago Bears, for example. The Broncos were horrible offensively through about 90 percent of the game, finally scoring their first touchdown with less than three minutes to go. After flubbing a potential onside kick, all Chicago had to do was take three knees and run out the clock. Only instead of doing that, Bears running back Marion Barber got forced out of bounds on second down – stopping the clock.
Denver ultimately got the ball back with less than a minute left and eventually nailed a 59-yard field goal to force overtime.
In overtime, Barber once again fell victim to some other-worldly circumstances when he fumbled a ball that he appeared to be holding very, very tightly. Much as they did to end regulation, the Broncos capitalized and set up the game-winning field goal.
To say that Denver won in improbable fashion would be an understatement.
Well, as it turns out, maybe they had a little help from the big football fan in the sky.
In an interview with the Denver Post, Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard -- who, amazingly enough, was responsible for that Barber OT forced fumble -- passed along this little tidbit that he received from Tebow:
“Tebow came to me and said, ‘Don’t worry about a thing,’ because God has spoken to him.”
And how did Woodyard respond?
"I gave him a big hug and told him thank you," Woodyard said. "God speaks to people to reach other people."
Well, that settles it.
God hates the Chicago Bears.