Posted October 19, 2012

Tim Tebow finally trademarks “Tebowing”

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Tim Tebow

Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow has trademarked his signature pose “Tebowing.”

Tebow’s signature “Tebowing” stance has been trademarked. The paperwork was filed back in April, when two fans also wanted to own the term “Tebowing,” and the rights were finally awarded to Tebow.

The Jets backup quarterback is insistent that he is concerned about preserving the stance as a prayer than making money off of it.

“I know it was something that was cool for me in the past, but it’s not something I do as ‘Tebowing,’” Tebow said. “It’s something I do that’s prayer for me and then it got hyped up as Tebowing. So I think (it’s) just to control how it’s used as well. Make sure it’s used in the right way.”

Making money off “Tebowing” isn’t on the horizon for Tebow–but if he does, the profits will go to the Tim Tebow Foundation.


17 comments
AdamSWalburger
AdamSWalburger

I think taking any word and adding "ing" to the end of it to describe some stupid pose or action should be over.

 

GeorgeLovell
GeorgeLovell

Did anyone bother to tell him that Tebowing is over?

Wonder_Weasel
Wonder_Weasel

Hey, SI has a comments section that looks pretty good - cool!  If its easy to use, I'll NEVER go back to ESPN.  Lets see if I can post this puppy...

BrownLanet
BrownLanet

Teebowing should be the new term for curb stomping annoying religious nut jobs.

Petkopova
Petkopova

I've copyrighted pressing your palms together in front of your chest with the fingers pointed upward. I don't want it to be used wrong.

fosho
fosho

Matthew 6:5-6 And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

mikald4
mikald4

C'mon Ti

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m just play football. They paying you a lot of money to play football and now you want to make more money from Tebowing? Its a free country, whatever you do is fine but, your not even close to being a great NFL quarterback. So your not ALL THAT. Tim, your a decent guy and a good player . Lets play football now and leave the other stuff until after  you retire.

greasyfries
greasyfries

If it were anyone else, sure, this could be a ploy.  But I think Tebow means what he says.  He gets made fun of each and every day for what he believes. I'm no christian, but I still respect the guy.

EugeneSaxe
EugeneSaxe

Make sure it's used in the right way?

You mean making sure he gets paid for it?

opshuns
opshuns

Will they be putting out a manual so we get it right???

RAG10163
RAG10163

@fosho Jesus prayed Out in the open, too. Praying in front of people wasn't the problem. Read the text again: it's about your motivation. Don't pray to be seen by others. No one but God can judge Tebow's motives.

Josh H
Josh H

 @mikald4 It sounds like you guys didn't read the whole article.  He doesn't want to make money from trademarking this.  He only applied for his own trademark, because he didn't want other people to make money from doing it.  Also, if for some reason this leads to him making money, he'd donate it all to his charity.  I don't see how this is a money making ploy at all.  Tim Tebow is a good man, and I hope that all young boys (and girls) look up to him and try to act like he does.  Religious or not, he's a superb role model.

RAG10163
RAG10163

@opshuns the manual's already out: the Bible. (Couldn't resist!)

Petkopova
Petkopova

 @Josh H  @mikald4  Athletes are ridiculously overrated as role models, but otherwise you make a fair point.