Tim Tebow’s personal faith and jaw-dropping, flabbergasting performance as the Denver Broncos quarterback isn’t just getting the attention of middle-class WASPy folks anymore. Tebow’s use of “3:16″ in particular has caught the attention of none other than Stone Cold Steve Austin, who if you remember, used the “3:16″ in his own career as a professional wrestler when Tebow was in grade school.
We were there. Here look. We reported on the three Tim Tebow coincidences surrounding the Bible verse John 3:16 that occurred during the Sunday game against the Steelers. Though there were three coincidences, and since three is also a significant number in Christianity, maybe that’s four coincidences…
Anyway, Austin took note of the coincidence as well. The former wrestler, who used “Austin 3:16″ in the 90′s as tough-guy-talk (“Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass!” were the exact words, but it’s not in my copy of the Bible…) said that “Austin 3:16 still rules,” but added:
“If Tebow can throw for 316 yards again this weekend then hell, he can have the numbers and I’ll have no problem with it.”
Austin went on to clarify an admiration for Tebow:
“I wish him all the luck in the world,” Austin says, “I’m not a Denver fan but Tim’s a great role model for kids.”
Aw. There is a heart behind every Stone Cold Stunner after all!
I’m mostly in the minority around here, but I have to admit, I love me some Tebow. It was kind of cool to see a celebrity give him props instead of picking a fight.
So? Is Tebow’s luck going to expire, or will he lead the Broncos to further victory this season with Stone Cold’s blessing?