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Video- Who’ll Be The Next Player To Participate In ‘Tebowing’?

Jack Johnson did it last against after scoring against the Capitals.

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good stuff.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 01/10/12 at 01:00 PM ET

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Beautiful goal.

But, I hate this “Tebowing” phenomenon.  If people want to have faith thats fine with me, but this “god likes me better” stuff should stop.  I’m sure guys on both benches believe in one god or another, and if I’m one of the guys who just gave up a goal, I really wouldn’t appreciate the goal scorer carrying on in such a manner. 

I understand that Tim Tebow and his emulators probably don’t mean it this way, but the act of tebowing is making a bigger statement than just “thank god.”  It also comes with the backhanded insinuation that his/their faith is better or that god likes their team more.

That said, I’m Johnson was just clowning around, but I think tebowing crosses the line of good sportsmanship.  I hate seeing it make inroads into my favorite game, especially since hockey players are usually above this crap.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/10/12 at 01:20 PM ET

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the act of tebowing is making a bigger statement than just “thank god.”

Yes.  In fact, the act of Tebowing (by anyone other than Tim Twbow) is making fun of him.

Posted by Garth on 01/10/12 at 01:28 PM ET

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Well, and it’s meant to be sincere, but really it ends up being silly.  Do you do a ‘thank you jesus’ pose after every goal, or only after big ones?  Does jesus only guide you for big games?  If you believe in jesus, it’s supposed to be about humility, no?  And what of your multi-million $ salary, Jack?  Just play the damned game and keep it to yourself.

Posted by MoreShoot on 01/10/12 at 01:33 PM ET

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Well, and it’s meant to be sincere, but really it ends up being silly.

I’m pretty sure the only person who means it sincerely is Tim Tebow.  The whole phenomenon is based on the fact that what Tebow is doing is so completely out of place with what everyone else is doing.

Posted by Garth on 01/10/12 at 01:35 PM ET

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I disagree.  Tebow is just taking it to a new level.  Religion is all over sports, maybe over football more than any.  Prayer circles at the center of the field after games have been around for a while.  they don’t clammer after attention for themselves the way Tebow does, either.

Posted by MoreShoot on 01/10/12 at 01:42 PM ET

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I’m so sick of Tebow (and no, not because of his religion).

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 01/10/12 at 01:45 PM ET

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Religion is all over sports, maybe over football more than any.

Yeah, but this (above, Jack Johnson) has nothing to do with sports, or really even religion.

Tebowing is an internet phenomenon making fun of what tim Tebow is doing.  Seriously, look up Tebowing and there are entire websites devoted to people every doing this in all walks of life in all kinds of different circumstances.  It’s making fun of how ridiculous Tebow is and the fact that he gets so much press for doing it.

To say this has anything to do with religion is like saying that the viral video of those prison inmates in the Phillipines dancing to Thriller is a show of support for pedophiles.

Posted by Garth on 01/10/12 at 01:55 PM ET

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Why would you want to imitate one of the worst QBs in the league?  He should’ve done whatever Dumervil or Von Miller did whenever they dragged that mediocre (at best) QB into the playoffs in spite of himself.  Or what Matt Prater does after he kicks the game winning field goals.

I f*cking hate all this undeserved praise and attention Tebow gets.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 01/10/12 at 02:14 PM ET

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I f*cking hate all this undeserved praise and attention Tebow gets.

Don’t worry, he’ll get his.

Posted by Garth on 01/10/12 at 02:16 PM ET

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I’m so sick of Tebow (and no, not because of his religion).

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE on 01/10/12 at 10:45 AM ET

This.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 01/10/12 at 02:16 PM ET

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Well, good news is that the disproportionate number of Europeans playing for Detroit may mean that RW are more unlikely to give a crap about Tebow and thus unlikely to emulate or mock him.

Posted by MoreShoot on 01/10/12 at 02:19 PM ET

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Posted by MoreShoot on 01/10/12 at 11:19 AM ET

Also, there are very few idiots on the Red Wings, and Bertuzzi is far too old to understand the internet so he probably doesn’t even know what Tebowing is.

...maybe Jiri Hudler though…

Posted by Garth on 01/10/12 at 02:22 PM ET

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“maybe Jiri Hudler though”

Maybe, but Happy is usually too busy looking at porn.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 01/10/12 at 02:27 PM ET

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Mike Fisher is a definite Tebowing candidate.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 01/10/12 at 02:27 PM ET

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Mike Fisher is a definite Tebowing candidate.

Yeah, but his would be a sincere tribute.

Posted by Garth on 01/10/12 at 02:29 PM ET

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Also - if Dean McAmmond was still playing.

McAmmond made a video in which he credits prayer for healing an injury. Bet the training staff loved that one.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 01/10/12 at 02:30 PM ET

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This is one of those things, like Ovechkin doing his Hendrix guitar on fire schtick, that crosses a line of sportsmanship. If he’s doing it to mock Tebow, it is funny but doesn’t really belong in the game. If he’s doing it sincerely, it still doesn’t belong in the game.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 01/10/12 at 02:58 PM ET

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This is one of those things, like Ovechkin doing his Hendrix guitar on fire schtick, that crosses a line of sportsmanship.

No it doesn’t, that is ridiculous.

Posted by Garth on 01/10/12 at 03:06 PM ET

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To say this has anything to do with religion is like saying that the viral video of those prison inmates in the Phillipines dancing to Thriller is a show of support for pedophiles.

Posted by Garth on 01/10/12 at 10:55 AM ET

The comments in those vids are friggin’ hilarious.  The Filipinos defend it for no other reason than so many people are watching it.  Fame just for fame’s sake.

I hate this “phenomenon” as I also see it on the Strip with the tourists doing it in front of MGM, NY-NY (the 9/11 Memorial), and Wynn.  Just tacky.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/10/12 at 03:16 PM ET

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Hmmm, anyone remember Brian Rafalski retirement speech thanking God?

How is what Jack Johnson done to celebrate his goal any different than the scoring celebration antics of other players (in any sport)? And some folks think Tebow “crosses the line” ? Ridiculous.

Only Johnson knows if he was mocking “Tebow” or if he was sincere about it.

Posted by TheFreak on 01/10/12 at 04:12 PM ET

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Only Johnson knows if he was mocking “Tebow” or if he was sincere about it.

Posted by TheFreak on 01/10/12 at 01:12 PM ET


“Hey, you have some fun while you’re scoring,’’ Johnson said. “It’s fun to score, so you might as well have some fun. I was watching the Broncos game with some buddies who flew in from Michigan. They said, `If you score, you’ve got to Tebow.’ I said, `OK, you’re on.’’’


So hopefully it’s a one-and-done.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 01/10/12 at 04:35 PM ET

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Posted by shazam88…

Thanks, didn’t see that. So it answers that question.

Now, since he was “mocking” Tebow…does that make it acceptable by Tebow haters? smile

Posted by TheFreak on 01/10/12 at 04:44 PM ET

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Posted by Garth on 01/10/12 at 10:55 AM ET

I’ve no doubt you’re right about a great many of the people doing this, but that allowance doesn’t mean that there aren’t folks who do take it seriously.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/10/12 at 05:40 PM ET

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Posted by bezukov from South of Detroit on 01/10/12 at 02:40 PM ET

OK, I’ll give you that.  Even though the entire point of Tebowing is poking fun at what Tebow does and it has gone viral on the internet because it’s a dumb, goofy thing that people are doing for fun, yes, there probably is someone, somewhere out there that takes it seriously when they see a picture of a child dressed up as Optimus Prime, standing in front of his Christmas tree, Tebowing.

And that has absolutely nothing to do with Jack Johnson Tebowing last night, which was in line with the spirit of Tebowing, as dumb as the act might be.

Posted by Garth on 01/10/12 at 06:03 PM ET

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And that has absolutely nothing to do with Jack Johnson Tebowing last night, which was in line with the spirit of Tebowing, as dumb as the act might be.

Posted by Garth on 01/10/12 at 03:03 PM ET

I agree with you, as I said earlier, but I still don’t think it belongs in the game…

That said, I’m sure*Johnson was just clowning around, but I think tebowing crosses the line of good sportsmanship.  I hate seeing it make inroads into my favorite game, especially since hockey players are usually above this crap.

Posted by bezukov from South of Detroit on 01/10/12 at 10:20 AM ET

*I took the opportunity to add a word I left out by mistake.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/10/12 at 06:42 PM ET

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