Clay Travis: “I’ve never seen a reaction, a frenzy, like Tebow produces in the world of sports.”
Will Cain: “There’s a couple of reasons. The first two reasons create lovers and create haters. For whatever reason, wearing your religion on your sleeve creates ‘haters’ but it also creates ‘lovers’. I have nephews in Odessa, Texas and they love Tim because he was honest and open about his Christianity. It’s odd but it’s clearly one of the motivating factors behind why people hate him. It just is and I can’t really explain it. The other reason is this ‘wholesome’ image, independent of Christianity. People don’t like wholesome, they like bad boys… There’s an attraction to the ‘bad boy’ and not the ‘good guy’ that Tim Tebow is. Then his pro career after the Steelers win, that’s the ‘against all odds’, against the doubters story. That’s going to make people love and hate you as well. He wasn’t supposed to be this good, everybody has been dogging him. Then finally it’s race. The reaction the last two days has been 100% about race. His career and his reputation over his life has been about his religion, but the last two days has been about race. The bottom line is this – the people who are mad about Tim Tebow for getting an opportunity ‘because he’s White’ are racists. They just don’t see the world through anything but a lense of skin color, that’s just how they do it. At this point, we’re just going to have to start accepting that that’s who they are. They are racists and we need to start calling them out for what they are, RACISTS.” (Full Segment Above)
Listen to Will Cain of ‘Fox and Friends’ join Outkick the Coverage to explain why he thinks Tim Tebow is one of the most polarizing athletes in American sports history, and break down why he believes there is so much animosity attached to his name.
Check out the segment above as Cain breaks down to Clay Travis the underlying issues people have always had with Tebow.
For an extended take, check out the video at the bottom of the page.