I admit; I’m a late arrival to the pop culture party, and when it comes to trends, I’m often a no-show.
Now just when you thought Tebow-mania couldn’t get any bigger, and things were getting a little slow in the flash fad scene…there’s Tebowing.
Per the craze’s “official” website, Tebowing is a verb which means “to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.” On the site are scads of photos of men and women – young and old alike – Tebowing at airports, ski slopes, operating rooms, parties, and even Korea.
Should the Denver Broncos find a way to beat the Detroit Lions this Sunday in Tim Tebow’s 2011 home debut as full-time starter, you can count on Tebowing becoming the biggest thing to hit the “sports kneeling” crowd since Rocket Ismail.
What remains to be seen is if Tebowing will garner the athlete-to-verb recognition of its most recent and notable predecessor, getting “Jimmered.” Somehow, my mind will always associate the death of Osama bin Laden with a photo taken the next day of a Utah overpass sign declaring “Osama Got Jimmered.”
This looks to have some promise. There’s already Tebowing merchandise, because yes, you can sell anything on CafePress. There are also plenty of great Tebowing circumstances still available for those looking to get into the pious pose parade (Tebowling anyone?). By all accounts, it should come as little surprise to you when the next month of your Facebook news feed is littered with pictures somehow associated with Tebowing.
So, of course, it’s only fitting I present to you my participation in Tebowing: Tebowing while writing about Tebowing.
That one is for you, Timmy.