On Saturday November 28, 2009 the Florida Gators played the Florida State Seminoles in their traditional Thanksgiving game. But regardless of whether CBS named the Florida Gator quarterback Tim Tebow “Player of the Game,” many fans and non-fans are curious about the religious phrase on his eye blacks.
This was a big deal because of two things 1) it’s been a Tebow tradition since he started playing for Florida. Coming from a religious family, he always had a Bible verse on his eye blacks. 2) Leading up to Tebow’s last game at The Swamp (the nickname of the stadium the Florida Gator’s play in) fans started a movement called “Honor Tim Tebow during his last game in the Swamp! WEAR EYE BLACKS!” It had over 4,500 supporters on Facebook before the game.
First of all, if you can’t find it online it’s because “Heb 12:1-2” is Hebrews 12:1-2 (not “Heb 12:12″ like CBS said):-
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. – BibleGateway.com
And there you go.
Florida to play Alabama for the SEC Championship on Saturday December 5, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Pre-game coverage starts on television at 3 p.m. ET.
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