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What Do Tim Tebow and Excellent Schools Have in Common?

Both Tebow and high-performing schools take a values-based approach to our work.

This Super Bowl Sunday the New York Giants will battle the New England Patriots, but here in Denver, we’re still talking about our favorite son, famed Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Here’s a question you probably haven’t thought of before: What does Tebow have in common with public schools that are consistently high-performing?

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Jesus-Approved: The Rise of the Celebrity 'Purity Ring'

Tim Tebow's purity ring is the most visible sign of his near-robotic perfection.


Glorification of the NFL quarterback/religious figure Tim Tebow reached a crescendo ten days ago, when he led his Denver Broncos to a stunning upset over the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers. So it was only fitting that when the New England Patriots routed the Broncos this weekend, Tebow’s most vocal haters had their moment. "Tebow should have replaced the bible verses on his arm with football players," wrote one snarky Twitter user.

A seemingly endless stream of articles have speculated about why Tebow became the most polarizing figure in sports, but none have focused on the most visible sign of his near-robotic perfection: the purity ring on his finger, his commitment to remain a virgin until marriage. He’s just the latest famous devout evangelical to broadcast his faith in that way. The holy accessory has found its way onto the fingers of celebrities from young Disney tweens to aging actors whose dissatisfaction with their careers have led to religious rebirths.

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Jesus Juice: A Cocktail for Tim Tebow

On your knees! Spike a cream soda for Timmy Tebow.


Welcome to Buy You a Drink, where GOOD's resident mixologist offers a free libation to one thirsty newsmaker each week. This week: Tim Tebow.

Two impressively large white men spend their days atop a mountain, hoping heathens will look upon their majestic beauty and find faith: Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro, and Tim Tebow of Denver.

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