This Summer, during the time off, Tim Tebow came to Martinsburg, West Virginia to work with his newly adopted team, the "Tiny Tebows". He said it was a chance to give back. "It was a chance to give back. I started playing when I was small and I appreciate the confidence and personal discipline the sport gave me. I didn't ask them to change their name, but it's kinda flattering."
The sponsorship idea came to him last year, after he read a simple, handwritten letter from fifth grader, Danny Dunham. Danny wrote, "Dear Mr. Tebow. I really like watching you play football and kneeling. I'm trying hard to play as good as you. My coach is awesome and funny and does the 'Tebow-thing' whenever we score a touch down. Signed, Danny Dunham. P.S. I wish you could be our sponsor." And that was all it took!
Coach Wilson Stitcher told TheDiggerer, "I had no idea Danny even wrote that letter. To tell you the truth, I'm kinda embarrassed. I only 'Tebowed' once and it was a reflex after we finally got our first touchdown all season -- in our last game. But, we're glad to have Tim as our new sponsor. Our parents were so excited they insisted we change the name and institute the 'Tebow' after ever touchdown. That decision has caused a little problem for us, but we're hoping it will blow over. It's not like we will get that many chances... we aren't that good of a team."
Tim Tebow said he didn't intent to stir up controversy, "I didn't intent to stir up controversy. And I didn't want to cause trouble for the team. Somehow, it just follows me wherever I go, no matter what I do."
"We refuse to play them," said one parent, Madelyn Murray, from rival team, 'The O'Hair's'. "If they want to pray, let them do it in church. God has nothing to do with football. Just look at the NFL! Do you think a loving, all-powerful God would allow replacement refs to ruin all those games and steal victory from great teams like the Green Bay Packers?! I don't think so!"
Other parent groups just think the fad of 'Tebowing' will distract from the kids having fun and playing football. "We're happy they found a great sponsor; Tim Tebow is a wonderful guy, I guess. But do we really want to start following fads, here? Do they want the cheerleaders to start "Rick-Rolling" everyone at half-time?"