Posted October 31, 2011

Stephen Tulloch celebrates sack on Tim Tebow by ‘Tebowing’

Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions

The newest fad surrounding Tim Tebow, “Tebowing,” is defined by the website fueling the craze this way: “to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.”

After sacking Tebow in the first quarter of Sunday’s Denver-Detroit game, Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch jumped on the popular meme by showing off his version of “Tebowing”:

Tulloch’s mini-taunt has elicited mixed reactions: Plenty of people found it a humorous jab at the Broncos’ quarterback; others complained that Tulloch was being disrespectful by making fun of Tebow’s faith.

“I wasn’t mocking him or anything,” Tulloch said. “Everyone is doing it. I figured if I got to him I would do it, too.”

Tulloch also found Tebow after the game and “just told him to keep his head up.”

Tebow figures to get nine more starts this year, barring an injury, so there’s a good chance we will see another defender pull out the celebration at some point.

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