Relative to his former Denver Broncos teammates, and in general, Tim Tebow is having a pretty good Super Bowl. He is starring in a series of commercials for T-Mobile that are pretty funny, and he's pretty funny in them. Wherever he is, Tebow is at literally zero risk of having Brandon Mebane fall on him. And he is not quarterbacking the team receiving a world-historic beatdown on national television. All good, right?
Except of course not. Even a broke-armed lightning rod will get zapped every now and then, and as such Twitter is now lit up with people who see an element of divine retribution in what's happening to Peyton Manning and the Broncos in the Super Bowl. This started, in fact, just 12 seconds into the game.
That safety was God's punishment on the Broncos for getting rid of Tebow.— Todd Hiestand (@toddhiestand) February 2, 2014
And it mostly hasn't stopped since:
My uncles theory on why the broncos haven't scored is bc they got rid of tebow and he is a man of god and this is god punishing them— ry (@ryanngiampietro) February 3, 2014
What, the Broncos thought God was just going to shrug it off when they ditched Tim Tebow?— Rob Tychkowski (@Sun_Tychkowski) February 3, 2014
If Denver still had Tebow, they'd have God on their side and if they had God, this would be a different game— Louis DeVito (@LDeVitorules) February 3, 2014
This is God's righteous judgement on the Broncos for not keeping Tim Tebow... #Superbowl— Daniel Amico (@Firestryke2) February 3, 2014
God is mad at the Broncos for trading Tim Tebow— Phil Caffee (@phil_caffee) February 3, 2014
THEY CUT TEBOW! GOD DONT LIKE UGLY!lol!— Ron G (@ComedianRonG) February 3, 2014
I really liked Tebow. No one respected him because he was true to God and himself. But today that's not cool. Well look now, you're losing— Alex Van Der Linden (@A__VanDerLinden) February 3, 2014
The reason the Broncos are losing is because God isn't on there side because Tebow is gone pic.twitter.com/ruFAhmwUpU— Josh (@JoshNosal) February 3, 2014
Tebow got a Super Bowl commercial & the broncos losing look at god— Young Black Jesus (@zekNcashe) February 3, 2014
So, are there actually humans who believe that this game is a thorough and brutal and robustly GIF-able reaping of what the team sowed when they parted ways with Tebow? Or are they just dunking a fat lob of a joke, like so many Seahawks linebackers spiking interceptions over the uprights?
As usual with Tebow circa now, it's tough to know for sure who is in on the joke and who isn't. But given that even Tebow can laugh at himself and his present situation, it makes those who still see him as The Chosen Passer that much more... is admirable the word? I think it might be.