Posted on: January 10, 2012 12:05 am
Edited on: January 11, 2012 4:27 pm

Kings' Jack Johnson Tebows after scoring goal

By Brian Stubits

There's nothing hotter in sports right now than Tim Tebow. He stole the weekend thunder with his huge game in the playoffs to help the Denver Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, including an 80-yard touchdown on the first play of overtime.

Everybody these days likes to do their best Tebow impression, and I don't mean throwing a football like only Tebow can -- which is to say awkwardly. Instead, I of course mean Tebowing, going down on one knee in prayer after a moment of excellence.

Jack Johnson of the Kings doesn't have a whole lot of those moments to celebrate, scoring isn't exactly his forte. This was only his fifth goal of the season. So when he does that, he goes big.

He finished off an odd-man rush for a goal on Tomas Vokoun and the Capitals on Monday night then celebrated his his own style of Tebowing. Here's a still-photo to further capture the full essence of Johnson's Tebow.

Why would Johnson, a University of Michigan product, Tebow after a goal? Consider it more or less a dare from friends who were in town (quotes from the Washington Times).

“After the game, they said, ‘If you score, would you Tebow for us?’” Johnson said. “I said, ‘Sure, deal.' I ended up scoring and I thought, ‘I’ve got to pay up,’

“It’s fun to score. You should have fun,” Johnson said, as quoted by the Los Angeles Times. “Have some personality out there and have fun.”

The Capitals on the other end of the celebration weren't entirely amused.

“I understand he’s just trying to be funny, but still it’s kind of a stupid celebration,” defenseman Karl Alzner said. “It’s like those teams in the world junior riding their stick giving high-fives across the bench.”

Thanks to Johnson for bringing Tebow to hockey. Maybe now the NHL can get a highlight on the four-letter network.

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Posted on: November 25, 2011 10:13 pm

Avs' Landeskog, Galiardi do their best Tebowing

By Brian Stubits

Editor's note: This is a story on the Lighter Side of Sports, enjoy it as such. Thank you.

You remember the Planking fad that, thankfully, didn't really make much of an impact in the hockey world? That's the one where you lay down some place that's very odd and stiffen your body like a plank and take a picture. The only real influence of that in the NHL that I saw came from the mascot of the Colorado Avalanche, Bernie.

Well the newest planking trend is called Tebowing. Just in case you don't know (which I find hard to believe) the Denver Broncos have a quarterback named Tim Tebow who is an incredibly religious person. He isn't shy about thanking his Lord at every chance he gets and has taken to kneeling in prayer often during games.

Now the trend is to go down in the Tebow position and pose (looks a bit like the Thinking Man). It's called Tebowing.

Like planking, the NHL is introduced to the fad through the Avalanche, interestingly enough in the same city as Tebow.

Posted on the official Tebowing website (yes, there is an entire site dedicated to this) here is rookie Gabriel Landeskog and T.J. Galiardi (along with two fans) doing their best Tebow.

Now if I may judge, I don't think I can give this more than a six. This resembles the Thinking Man much more than Tebow in my mind and the lack of going down to the knee is an automatic deduction of a point.

Photo: Tebowing.com

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