Certain public figures elicit strong opinions from all quarters. Tim Tebow, quarterback of the Denver Broncos (who play the Bears this weekend, by the way), is a prime example.
The facts: Tim Tebow’s team is 6-1 since he became the starter. They were 1-4 previously. He’s defied all predictions. He’s got a terrible delivery and doesn’t fit the prototype for a pro quarterback.
He’s something like Doug Flutie, another great college quarterback who didn’t fit the typical professional profile, but still had an excellent pro career (albeit, mainly in the CFL).
What cultural dynamics account for his being such a provocative figure? What do you make of all of this?