Over the years, lots of things have revolutionized the world of sports:
The 4-minute mile.
The designated hitter.
The instant replay.
For me though, at this time in my life, the most revolutionizing thing about sports is Twitter. They say that during the 2011 season when Tim Tebow would make a good play for the Denver Broncos, Twitter would explode with activity. Celebrities like Lady Gaga and Alec Baldwin were tweeting praise for Tebow, especially after his playoff winning pass to Demaryius Thomas in the overtime victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
But it’s not just celebs who tweet about Tim. In fact, lots of us do it. Every day. Tim has his own legion of fans on Twitter, informally known as #TeamTebow. I’ve met some great people on Twitter, bonding over our appreciation for the football and faith skills of our favorite quarterback. Just today I got an encouraging tweet from my fellow #TeamTebow member, @RitaMarieMD. And almost every day I get a Twitter shout out from my personal prayer warrior, @JTull_fan. Now, I’ve never met these ladies in real life. (Someday.) Nevertheless, my life is blessed and my football watching is a lot more fun with them and all of #TeamTebow along for the ride.
Without Tim, this never would have happened. Without Twitter, this never would have happened. Now that’s a revolution I can get excited about.