January 28, 2010 11:58 AM

Commentary: Tebow's Super Bowl ad illustrates silly importance we place on athletes

It's not that I want to dismiss Tim Tebow altogether in his off-the-field pursuits. I'm actually quite envious. It takes more gumption to put your personal views on display for the world to analyze than it does to, say, scramble for 5 yards and take a big hit. While I admire Tebow's gusto for his beliefs, the venue for his views just feels misplaced. It doesn't feel like an issue and a moment that so transcends sports. It reaffirms a stand that cannot be disputed: We give athletes way too much credit.

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