Sunday, February 7, 2010

Go Tebow!


Bulldog alumnus though I am, I'll risk stirring things up with my fellow alumni by giving a bump to the Tebow family. They're the folks in the spotlight for participating in an ad that will run during today's Superbowl matchup.

The event is newsworthy because Pam Tebow disregarded doctor's advice during a troubled pregnancy a few decades back and carried her baby to term
. In 1987, Pam fell into a coma from amoebic dysentery and was administered several strong medications to treat her potentially life-threatening illness. Later, doctors -- worried about consequent severe damage to the baby she was carrying -- strongly urged Pam to abort her fifth child. Out of religious conviction she declined their medical advice and gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby boy. Her son grew up to be University of Florida's 2007 Heisman tropy winning quarterback Tim Tebow.

"I call him my miracle baby. He almost didn't make it into this world. I remember so many times when I almost lost him. It was so hard. Well he's all grown up now, and I still worry about his health. Everybody treats him like he's different, but to me, he's just my baby. He's my Timmy, and I love him."
- Pam Tebow

See the spot at

A retaliation/protest ad sponsored by Planed Parenthood sprang up as a reaction; the spot features Gold Medalist Al Joyner and former NFL player Sean James.

That's right: PP is having two men carry its message.

You just can't make this stuff up.

1 comment:

breadgirl said...

Hi Sean
Can you believe this stuff? We aren't permitted to have an opinion, it would seem. If per chance we do have one, we are expected to keep it to ourselves. It is good that high profile people like this young man are beginning to speak out. Recently a young baseball player took a lot of flack when he resigned his career to become a priest. I had't heard of either of them before but I sure have great admiration for them. Please God, more young people like them will find the courage to stand up and be counted. Thank you for bringing this video to our attention. God bless you, Sean.