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'Tebowing' becomes a new phenomenon

October 27, 2011 |  2:37 pm


After winning his first NFL game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Denver Broncos' Tim Tebow knelt on one knee, touched his fist to his forehead and prayed.

His act has now been assigned its own verb.

Tebowing, according to, is defined as "to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different."

The website, which has gone viral, features dozens of photos of men and women replicating his act around the world, including at an airport and on top of a snowy mountain. There's even a photo of one man "tebowing" another man while he appears to be at a chiropractor's office.

Tebow's celebratory stance was inspired by his stellar performance last weekend in which he threw two touchdown passes and ran for a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter, setting up kicker Matt Prater's 52-yard overtime winner.

The definition of "tebowing" may have to be tweaked again after his next great performance. It is highly dubious that everyone around him "will be doing something different" when he assumes the position again in the near future.


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Photo: Tim Tebow. Credit: Lynne Sladky / Associated Press.