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Tim Tebow to deliver Father’s Day sermon on Chargers’ home field

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In November, Tim Tebow led the Denver Broncos to an overtime victory over the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. On Sunday, Tebow will be back at Qualcomm for a different purpose.

Tebow is the special guest at a special Father’s Day service hosted at Qualcomm by the Shadow Mountain Community Church. The message of the sermon will be “Encouraging Men to Live, Love & Lead.”

The event will likely draw tens of thousands, and the church said that once Tebow’s presence had been secured, they knew they’d need to find a much bigger facility than their own building. Qualcomm was the logical choice.

“If there’s anybody in our country today who illustrates what it means to live with passion and break the mold, and to rise above what everybody says are your limitations, it’s Tim Tebow,” Shadow Mountain spokesman David St. John told the North County Times. “He did that as a quarterback in Florida, he did that in the NFL with the Denver Broncos, and I certainly wouldn’t want to be in the camp that bets against him as he continues his career with the Jets. There are a lot of folks who will be sitting in the bleachers on Sunday who have been given the same kind of message — either, ‘You’re not talented enough’ or ‘You’re not capable of leading.'”

Mark Sanchez has heard those criticisms. Maybe he should listen to what Tebow has to say.

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50 Responses to “Tim Tebow to deliver Father’s Day sermon on Chargers’ home field”
  1. uschawk says: Jun 15, 2012 12:32 PM

    Save me Jeebus!!!!

  2. bearsrulepackdrool says: Jun 15, 2012 12:33 PM

    Father’s day sermon from a virgin. Wow. I’ve seen it all.

  3. ortonwhiskeycrew says: Jun 15, 2012 12:33 PM

    PTT.
    ProTebowTalk.

  4. bearsrulepackdrool says: Jun 15, 2012 12:34 PM

    Interesting…his teammate Antonio Cromartie is giving a Father’s day sermon at the King of Diamonds Strip Club in Atlanta that same weekend. The title “Wrap it up, B.”

  5. ecupatsfan12 says: Jun 15, 2012 12:39 PM

    In this situation Cromartie may be a more appropriate speaker

  6. cuda1234 says: Jun 15, 2012 12:39 PM

    Can’t believe churches are buying into the Tebow urban legend. Let’s run it down: totally selfish, throws teammates under the bus, calls press conferences to talk about his humility, parades around in his underwear for money, doesn’t go to church on Sundays (according to Woody Paige). Also doesn’t have kids. Sounds like the perfect Father’s Day speaker at church to me!

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 15, 2012 12:44 PM

    It’s Tebow’s world and the rest of us are just here as his flock.

  8. sportsmeccabi says: Jun 15, 2012 12:54 PM

    Only through Tim Tebow can we hope to seek salvation in Roger Goodell’s kingdom.

  9. godcanfirealdavis says: Jun 15, 2012 12:56 PM

    PUKE…..

  10. boltbaby says: Jun 15, 2012 1:01 PM

    Jeez, why not Phil Rivers? If anyone knows about being a father it’s him? Don’t get it. Maybe Spanos’ were not told Tebow would be giving the sermon when they signed up for the Qualcomm deal.

  11. nyyjetsknicks says: Jun 15, 2012 1:03 PM

    You people are being mean. He’s over the age of 9 and still believes in fairy tales. Clearly there is something wrong him.

  12. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: Jun 15, 2012 1:09 PM

    I have no problem with his faith, and I think that makes him perfectly suitable to deliver a sermon.

    However, to say that he “rose above expectations…in the NFL with the Denver Broncos” is absolute hogwash. He was limited when they drafted him; he was limited when he received all his undeserved playing time with them; and he remains incredibly limited as a quarterback today. He has never, and will never, “rise above” those limitations.

  13. hulkhogansays says: Jun 15, 2012 1:10 PM

    God’s favorite QB is Robert Griffin the 3rd.

  14. kingcarlbanks says: Jun 15, 2012 1:11 PM

    Tebow is setting himself up for his own ministry later. Lord knows televangelists make more money than most football players. Pimping religion for personal gain.

  15. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 15, 2012 1:11 PM

    Tebow will deliver the sermon of Ellison And The Burning Bed.

  16. billhicks666 says: Jun 15, 2012 1:19 PM

    Geez, enough already with this guy!

  17. dasmol says: Jun 15, 2012 1:25 PM

    Hope they charge for parking.

  18. dexterismyhero says: Jun 15, 2012 1:29 PM

    Only if Miami have traded for him he could have been on my show and ended up in trash bags in the ocean.

  19. souldogdave says: Jun 15, 2012 1:40 PM

    Slap in the face to the Chargers. The emperor has no clothes…

  20. RexCanCoach says: Jun 15, 2012 1:43 PM

    @bearsrule

    THAT is hysterical, thanks for the laughs!!!!

  21. Kaz says: Jun 15, 2012 1:48 PM

    I’m not a Tebow hater, but a fathers day sermon from someone who has no kids is a little lame. I’d rather hear how to be a good father from someone with some experience.

  22. lolb23 says: Jun 15, 2012 2:23 PM

    Tebow is doing a real good thing there. The world needs more men capable of leading. Meanwhile the rest of you can keep “following” everyone on your facebook and Twitter. Who’s the sheep?

  23. maddenisfordorks says: Jun 15, 2012 2:25 PM

    We don’t even need to know who he is … He isn’t even a good quarterback.

    How about hearing a sermon from an actual father, veteran, or some sort of leader who isn’t a kid with an autobiography. There are much more qualified leaders out there than this …

  24. blueglaze says: Jun 15, 2012 2:33 PM

    He’s a man… He lives… He loves… More importantly can lead… Think people are too fog minded by the media to just accept this. Have to be a good man to be a good father.. Some fathers have forgotten what it’s like to be a man…and it’s a church sermon…soapy naive people in this country…smh

  25. delmonte55 says: Jun 15, 2012 2:34 PM

    Go away Tim….Just go away.

  26. warhammer420 says: Jun 15, 2012 2:35 PM

    “Tebow is setting himself up for his own ministry later. Lord knows televangelists make more money than most football players. Pimping religion for personal gain.”

    – You sir, win this thread! Tebow is a smart business man, and will likely become a billionaire someday as he milks the whole Jesus thing for all it’s worth.

  27. demonspank says: Jun 15, 2012 2:36 PM

    When he finally screws up and gets caught in a scandal, like the top evangelicals like to do, it’s going to be epic.

  28. mullman7675 says: Jun 15, 2012 2:57 PM

    The sheep are the people who actually show up and listen. That’s why preachers sometime refer to their followers as a “flock”.

    I wonder how much $$$ Tebow is getting for his appearance.

  29. schmitty2 says: Jun 15, 2012 3:12 PM

    Might be the first time Qualcomm has seen a sellout in many years

  30. mybrunoblog says: Jun 15, 2012 3:39 PM

    Why can’t a guy without children speak about fatherhood?
    Fatherhood requires leadership, devotion, hard work and you have to love what you are doing. There are tough times, joyous times, fun days and sad ones too.
    Gee, all these things are are very similar to the things required to be a successful pro athlete and a good team player…..

    The people who criticize this guy probably aren’t half the man he is.

  31. scytherius says: Jun 15, 2012 3:44 PM

    If Tim Tebow gets gas are you going to report that?? My God you report everything about 1 player. A little balance please.

  32. mia5805 says: Jun 15, 2012 3:46 PM

    More proof that the prodestant evangelicals are frauds!

  33. bobbyhoying says: Jun 15, 2012 4:26 PM

    Amazing he can out draw David Jeremiah. I wonder if David’s son, the NFL scout, put this together? It’s sad when positive role models are constantly mocked, but the lost are who they are.

  34. rayguyreturns says: Jun 15, 2012 4:30 PM

    Father’s Day in San Diego???

    I hear it is a very confusing day, with all the unknown little Cromartie’s still running around down there.

  35. hedleykow says: Jun 15, 2012 4:39 PM

    Considering his backwards views on contraception and family planning, this guy is indirectly responsible for ungodly levels infant malnutrition, neglect, and child abuse. Who better to preach about the riches of fatherhood than someone who doesn’t have a clue?

  36. rdrs68 says: Jun 15, 2012 4:50 PM

    perhaps he has found a partner and they will be adopting soon.

  37. vader7176 says: Jun 15, 2012 8:24 PM

    So a guy who has no children will tell me what it is to be a good father. Reminds me of Sister Mary Ellen who was celibate teaching the girls in my HS sex ed.

  38. djvicdogg says: Jun 15, 2012 8:46 PM

    Ok wait, let me get this straight…you want me to take my Charger fan dad to his favorite team’s home field to see Tim F-ing Teabag? “And after we’re done with this, dad, I’m gonna kick you in the nuts. Happy Fathers Day!” Smdh

  39. strokeytheclown says: Jun 15, 2012 8:57 PM

    Don’t hate on Tim, hate on the sportswriters who won’t let the Tebow thing die the fast death it deserves!

  40. spdy34 says: Jun 15, 2012 9:33 PM

    I guess mentioning god every other sentence and praying in a way that ensures everyone see’s you doing it makes you an expert even on things you’ve never experienced.

  41. leatherface2012 says: Jun 15, 2012 9:36 PM

    my sister and i had an argument, she said deeds have nothing to do with getting into heaven, only if you profess your love for jesus christ. so i said if hitler and pedophiles repent, they get in and i dont? she said yes thats correct….too bad she was standing right in front of of open basement door!!! ba blam!!

  42. leatherface2012 says: Jun 15, 2012 9:37 PM

    Why can’t a guy without children speak about fatherhood?
    Fatherhood requires leadership, devotion, hard work and you have to love what you are doing. There are tough times, joyous times, fun days and sad ones too.
    Gee, all these things are are very similar to the things required to be a successful pro athlete and a good team player…..

    The people who criticize this guy probably aren’t half the man he is.

    because i said he cant…..i have kids…he doesnt . case closed

  43. backinblack67 says: Jun 15, 2012 10:08 PM

    Ya know… Tebow is about as good of a dude as anyone God put on this earth. Going to NY will end his NFL career, and put him in a media related job where he belongs. Tebow will leave the NFL to join the ministry or the Media within 3 years.

  44. monkeyhateclean says: Jun 15, 2012 10:11 PM

    hedleykow says: Jun 15, 2012 4:39 PM

    Considering his backwards views on contraception and family planning, this guy is indirectly responsible for ungodly levels infant malnutrition, neglect, and child abuse. Who better to preach about the riches of fatherhood than someone who doesn’t have a clue?

    —————————————

    He may not *be* a father yet, but he *has* a Father that he loves and respects, and whose teachings have guided him to improbable success. TT supports numerous charities that aid countless children all over the world, while you remain at your keyboard, doling out spite. I hope that is working out for you.

  45. tweeter75 says: Jun 15, 2012 11:12 PM

    I like Tim Tebow, but also get tired of everything being about Tebow.

    I just read the Adam Jones judgement article about the strip club shooting….. and I’ll take a Tim Tebow story any day over stories about drug arrests, shootings, domestic violence, etc., etc., etc.

  46. reach4succeed says: Jun 15, 2012 11:36 PM

    So glad we have high profile sports figures who still bring old fashioned family virtues to the table. We need more Tebows in the world.

  47. danfoutsbeard619 says: Jun 15, 2012 11:47 PM

    This story has nothing to do with the chargers, a congregation renting out the stadium is nothing new. My sister is a Jehovas Witness and she goes to a three day event of sermons and religious skits anually at Qualcomm Stadium.

  48. ricklinatl says: Jun 15, 2012 11:49 PM

    Any of us who played competitive sports ran into a few Tim Tebows–guys who were annoying to us because they were so talented, so confident and so popular. That envy seeps through a lot of these comments, but now, as I get older, I’m more sanguine about it. If I’d have played against Tim Tebow, I’d have hated him too–mostly because all the girls would have loved him–but now, I have to say I admire and respect him, even as I cringe at his all-too-visible religiosity.

    Some guys are just winners and achievers. Say what you want about him; he’s one of those guys. Remember you read this when he’s a successful Jet and a wildly popular celeb-athlete in NYC.

  49. sullijo1 says: Jun 16, 2012 11:37 PM

    Please stop tagging these stories to the Broncos site – we could care less about this guy and it is clogging up our real news.

  50. jcg23 says: Jun 18, 2012 3:58 AM

    I think Tebow has offically hit Dallas Cowboys and TO legend. You can just type the name now and throw random words under it and get a list of how much folks hate them.

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