Tim Tebow Superbowl Ad:Save a few execs and the Tebow family, nobody has seen his 30-second Super Bowl commercial that is expected to run during the Feb. 7 telecast. We can guess which controversial message is strongly implied — pro life — but we truly don’t know the contents of thecommercial that features Tim Tebow and mother Pam, in conjunction with Christian-based group Focus on the Family.
But the mere presence of the looming commercial has caused some to take a stand.
A national coalition of women’s groups have urged CBS to scrap the Tebow ad. The pressure will mount, so it will be interesting to see whether CBS backs thecommercial or relents.
Sentinel columnist George Diaz salutes Tebow for sticking to his values, but adds that religious views have no business in the Super Bowl. Tebow said at his Senior Bowl arrival that he understands not everyone will agree with thecommercial, but he stands behind it.
Personally, I don’t expect the Tebows to hit everyone over the head with the pro-life message during the commercial. I think it will be strictly anecdotal — tell the story, mom could have died by giving birth, family kept faith and Tim was born healthy with a promising life ahead. Surely the pro-life stance is suggested, but let’s not assume thecommercial condemns those who don’t believe in pro life. I don’t understand why this commercial forces everyone to choose one extreme or the other.
Don’t forget to vote on how you feel about the cause inside the link for Diaz’s column.