Photos: Tebowing Endorsed by NFL, But Muslim Prayer Pose Draws Penalty
Hard to believe, but it was around this time just three years ago that Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow's chosen way of celebrating a touchdown -- lowering himself to one knee in prayer -- became a national phenomenon dubbed Tebowing. Today, Tebow is long gone from Denver and on-the-field play (he's currently a commentator for ESPN's SEC network), but Tebowing is back, if only as a talking point after the Kansas City Chiefs' Husain Abdullah was penalized for celebrating a touchdown on Monday Night Football by going into a prayer pose associated with Muslims rather than Christians.
In October 2011, we featured a number of pics from Tebowing.com, a website that sprang to life after Tebow's pose struck a national chord. Here are five examples:
By the way, Tebowing.com is still a going concern, with several new photos of regular folks striking the pose appearing within the past few weeks.
As the Tebowing trend took off, Tebow himself promoted it on his Twitter feed, via messages like this one....