The basic contribution of Tim Tebow to professional football, it seems to me, and to religious discussion and to modern American culture generally, has been to embody the essential tension between faith and science.
If we're honest, we just don't expect living high school yearbook photo Eli Manning to beat stud-hoss and retro mustache cultivator Aaron Rodgers. Not this year anyway. Expectation is a kind of prejudice.
Jeff MacGregor offers his thoughts on The Big Game, the struggle between Drew Brees and Peyton Manning, The Who at halftime, Tim Tebow's anticlimactic ad, the Hall of Fame, and the overblown weekend of football.