Published December 27, 2011
“Wow, Jesus just [screwed] #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere … Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler “Hey, Buffalo’s killing them.”
Tebow had thrown four interceptions in his team’s Christmas Eve loss to the Bills, which prompted Maher’s remark.
Tebow did not respond to Maher, but now some fans are calling for a boycott of HBO, urging customers to cancel their subscriptions, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Tebow has made it clear he believes in God, and some (including Tebow’s own pastor) have said God is due some credit for the Broncos’ surprise winning season with him running the offense. Many were surprsied when he was given the starting quarterback job as Tebow is an unorthodox quarterback with a below average arm that he overcomes with scrappiness and grit. The prayer he says in the end zone after scoring a touchdown has been dubbed “Tebowing,” as the quarterback has become a national sensation.
Maher is an avowed atheist. His “Real Time with Bill Maher,” returns with new episodes on January 13, 2012.