Now that Super Bowl XLVIII is officially in the books, let us admit now that one quarterback stood out above all others on the NFL’s grandest stage and in modern America’s greatest cultural extravaganza.
That quarterback’s name is Tim Tebow.
That’s right, Tim Tebow, who once again showed that he is bigger than the NFL.
Tebow didn’t even have to play in the Super Bowl, and he was a bigger star than either of the participating quarterbacks. Tebow’s performance in his hilariously entertaining T-Mobile Super Bowl commercials was much more memorable than Denver quarterback Peyton Manning’s horrendous effort during the Broncos’ 43-8 loss to Seattle. As for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, his performance was overshadowed by that of his own defense.
“Tim Tebow was a big winner on Sunday night,” said Amy Beamer, whose website SpotBowl.com analyzes Super Bowl ads and polls viewers on the approval ratings of the commercials. “I don’t think anybody going into Sunday night would have thought Tim Tebow would have a better night than Peyton Manning.”
Tebow’s T-Mobile cell phone ads lampooned the fact that he doesn’t have an NFL contract, which allowed him to pursue a variety of other Forrest Gump-like endeavors over the last year such as saving puppies, singing in a rock and roll band, tracking down Big Foot and working for world peace. The commercials were, of course, fictional but at the end of the day they did help one player get his name out there more than the other Bronco quarterback.