Tebowing Becomes Biggest Madden News Story Since Cover Competition

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Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 10:30 am

The cover voting for Madden NFL 13 generated a great deal of press and engagement from fans. Since then information on gameplay, presentation, and audio have all rolled out. What is it then that has caught the attention of the media? The inclusion of “Tebowing” of course! 

Publications immediately picked up on a low key tweet from creative director Michael Young and made it a nationwide news story. ESPN, major sports websites like Yahoo and Pro Football Talk, large newspapers and news stations, and even religion-based outlets have deemed it worthy of discussion. “Tebowing” will be featured in Madden 13 and apparently that is a big deal.

I didn’t think it was even worth discussing beyond maybe a throwaway line in the weekly Line Drive posting – but what is more interesting is the rabid nature of coverage with anything Tim Tebow related. Despite being a backup the New York media is going to exploit him at every turn and companies Tebow has a marketing relationship with – such as EA Sports – will understandably look to take advantage.

Predictably EA has now taken to capitalizing on the attention by releasing a screenshot featuring “Tebowing”. This follows up some talk of individual celebrations being included in Madden 13 such as Victor Cruz’s salsa dance, Cam Newton’s “Superman”, and Rob Gronkowski’s “Gronk Spike” – in addition to Tebow having one of the only 12 authentic cadences in the game.

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  • forty six & 2

    NCAA Football used to have “Tebowing” back when players could take their helmets off in celebration still.

  • Jpdavis1982

    I hope they show him doing this on the sidelines with his helmet off. They also need to show him doing his arm flex when he scores a TD, that’s his main TD celebration, not Tebowing.

  • Marvis Hood III

    I understand they need to sell games but once again I am not sure what the big deal is about Tebow.  It is pretty comical.  Why waste time on something as stupid as this.

    • Keith.

      “Why waste time on something as stupid as this.”

      Because the team of monkeys they have assigned to implementing in-game saves aren’t finished with their work yet.

      • Jpdavis1982

        Probably the same reason you waste your time posting on here. No one cares what you have to say. If I hated Madden as much as you “say you do” then I would never be talking or even thinking about it. You won’t EVER find me talking about COD on COD forums and the piece of trash game that has turned into.

        • Jpdavis1982

          You’re one of those “EA haters” who pitches their 2k agenda every year and come Madden launch is standing in line at midnight

          • Mike

            Yeah those sort of “EA haters” dont exist, kind of like good EA games.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRNYYXZW5CPECODQZM2VGFZKI4 Jwaan

            Ok correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t EA make/publish games like the Mass Effect series and Battlefield 3?

            Make sure you throw that Sports after the EA lol.

        • Scottyo614

          I care what Keith has to say. If you ever noticed, Keith has played the games and has knowledge of the titles. I’m aware by the post you don’t care what Keith has to say because you have not read his posts… That and most people only come at him for hating EA and sharing his opinion. Not really discussing with him why he feels like he does

          He doesn’t really hate Madden and Im pretty sure he wants it to be successful, but the way things have gone several people are disenchanted.

        • Amen_Ra

          You have to got to be the biggest fanboy on the site.  I saw you over at OperationSports talking about you had a dream of being invited to Madden community Day. That’s when I knew you were a chump.

          • Jpdavis82

            What’s wrong with wanting to go to community day? I would like to make Madden a better and more realistic game, nothing wrong with that.

          • Jpdavis1982

            sure am

          • chris

            Have been trying to figure out why someone would put so much hype into this game, when it has so much more to prove.  And it appears someone is posting as me now?  Awesome.  Jpdavis you make some valid points but most of the time it just seems you are trying to hard to validate this game when there is nothing really great going on with it.   

        • Nytwriter

          I care what he has to say…and who the hell is Tebow..why is everyone trying to make him a phenomenon..when he is a below avg qb…he had a game last year where he trhew for 94 yd..and 80 of that came off 1 play…so we praise this guy!!   A waste of memory…EA has far more things to work on, I would think. Gameplay and franchise. No one new is going to buy the game because of tebowing

        • http://twitter.com/drekellyy мellow мιιnd

          thats what these forums r for dumb ass, FOR THE GAMERS TO GIVE THEIR OPINIONS POSITIVLY OR NEGATIVLY so the game can be IMPROVED for the PEOPLE

        • Taste the Rainbow

           Thats amusing Jpdavis1982, as I’m 100% sure that more people have told YOU to get off of EA’s dick, than have ever disagreed or disregarded what Keith had to say. You constantly show up here spouting EA marketing’s lies and reeking of EA semen. Stop swallowing that stuff, it’s nasty.

  • Keith.

    Lol…just when I’d thought that I’d seen it all with regard to EA fluff pieces here.  

    What’s tomorrow’s big news?  That there will be a special “Tebowing” card for MUT this year?  What a joke. 

    • Jpdavis1982

      I’ll show you”fluff” come June 4th

      • JpdavisBLAHBLAH

        blah blah june 4th blah

        • Jpdavis1982

          LOL you’re hating so much you added my name to yours just awesome

          • Jpdavis1982

            So awesome I’m going to be a little bitch and run off to pastapadre and have another cry.

            WAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    • Gay

      I would like to his celebration be him “tebowing” then he becomes a blinding ball of light that shoots out of the stadium into the clouds, then all that that is left in the endzone are his cleats and a smoking cross that is warm to the touch…

      GAY!!!

  • Yo

    if they are going to milk tim tebow and have every touchdown celebration as tebowing i will not buy madden…i miss, which i thought was a great idea for celebrations, ncaa what 2004 with harrington on the cover i believe. anyways in that game you could choose your celebration, AND they were actually funny and cool! some you would get a flag for, but it is worth it because extra points are automatic. i wish madden would get that instead of this tebowing bs. 

    • Keith.

      I’m not a Tebow fan, but I’m reading on OS that he doesn’t even do this after scoring a touchdown.  Just like EA to botch something that’s supposed to be adding realism…lol.

      • Jpdavis1982

        If you hate Madden so much, why are you always complaing about it? Shouldn’t you be doing something else with your time besides whining like a little jr high girl on her period?

        • Jpdavis1982

          complaining*

        • Keith.

          If McDonalds was serving dog-shit in their buns and passing it off as a hamburger, I’d complain, too, in an effort to get them to improve their product — whereas, it seems you’d just scarf it down and then run around telling everybody how good it is and not to complain, with a reminder that it would be tasting even better come June 4th.  

          Pretty much the same thing.  

        • Keith.

          And I don’t know anything about little junior high school girls on their periods.  I’ll leave that subject all to you.

          • Jpdavis1982

            Lol that’s it? Lame probably because you were messing around with little boys in jr high, anyway, 2k football isn’t coming back, heck 2k would be done for already if it wasn’t for NBA2k. 

          • Jpdavis1982

            Actually guys I take it all back, I’m being such a moron. It’s just hard to talk when you’re trying to type and suck a few cocks at the same time. Donny Moore also likes to make me suck off everyone at EA for my paycheck.

          • chris

            you have a hard life man..i like everyone else really believe this.

          • Jpdavis1982

            That’s really funny idiot, making your username mine and making posts for me. Well screw you guys I’m done posting until June 4th

          • Taste the Rainbow

             LOL, shut up cocksucker. Ain’t nobody here trying to be you. Why don’t you go find that Jwaan and share a big EA dick with him?

          • Bobo

            I call bullshit. U will post by tomorrow night.

          • Larryperry697

            damn jp a a homo!!!!!lol

        • Yo

          wow ok i am not hating on madden im just saying i wish they would do what ncaa 2004 would do were you could select different style of endzone td celebrations, if anything im going to see vernon davis, marshawn lynch ray rice calvin johnson all freakin tebow….AWESOME! and honestly im more annoyed at the media for pimping this guy up there are far better players who deserve way more hype than this guy, so in the end i guess i am hating on madden for buying into the media hype about tebow. but hey i guess making false personal attacks when i didnt attack you as a person is a mature thing…good day

      • Bobo

        Bang on, dude!  He hulk hogan’s in the end zone when he scores.  Walks to the sidelines, then he “tebows”.  EA Sports…get the shit right.

        • Jpdavis1982

          I think I was the first one to point that out not Keith

          • Jpdavis1982

            “mmmmm,gobble,slurp,slobknob…..gulp”

            “buuuuurrrrrp”

  • Qh_rhema2006

    dont know why they call it teebowing i do this every day (pray), as a devout christian. but all praise be to God if they going to put some one in the game praying and giving thanks to God, im all for it

    • Jpdavis1982

      Amen man, people wonder why Tebow gets so much attention. I know why and I’m sure you do too, it’s the favor of God on his life and the platform God’s given for him to share God’s love and truth.

      • Qh_rhema2006

        yeah i do know why he gets all the attention but non- christian wouldnt understand. you right, God has an agenda not tebow he is just a vessel. thats why the jets will have success this season because of what God is up to.

    • Bobo

      No prayer in our schools, but prayer in madden 13.  EA better watch out because some atheist group will be suing them for forcing religion on us. 

      • Jpdavis1982

        God doesn’t believe in atheists

        • MH

          There is no god, save your silly mythology.

          • Jpdavis82

            I hope you’re joking. God is very real

          • Bill Maher

            I wish he would make a good goddamn football game.

      • Coolio

        They already had players thanking God in NCAA for like 6 years now

  • http://twitter.com/Starfoxleon The Great Leon

    Wait this football related article doesn’t come with a poll…surprised.

  • Mikemck09

    A shame when a touchdown celebration of a second string QB is the biggest news not too far from release date…

    • Jpdavis1982

      until 12 days from now :)

      • Jpdavis1982

        when I complete my sex change operation :)

        • Djmilton1

          Nigga you gay-_-

        • chris

          is this Jwaan?

        • Jpdavis1982

          Whoever thinks it’s funny to post at me is a freaking loser and I can’t believe you would stoop to that level. It’s a video game guys, give me a break

          • Jpdavis1982

            post as*

        • Larryperry697

          u gay dude?

    • Jpdavis1982

       Sorry guys, I was on my period.

      • Larryperry697

        wtf lol!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Truetrue85

    This is the most idiotic thing I’ve ever seen put into a football game. This isn’t even Tebow’s TD celebration!! It’s just the way he waits on the sideline when the defense is on the field, and he doesn’t even put his fist under his chin. I can’t believe they wasted the time and money to put some gimmick made up by fans that went viral into a football game. Worry about game play… NOT GIMMICKS!!!

  • CJ

    Ridiculous. I hope this is the last year that we have to hear the name Tebow.

  • Terronbeckett

    Isnt tebowing a penalty in real life ea sports needs to step it up

  • Terronbeckett

    Imma eagles fan i want better celebrations can I get the Jason avant praise hands Desean got numerous celebrations and shady has his signature but yet we still get the old asd t.o foot on ball eagles arms nobody does that anymore besides the other teams against us

  • FootballFan

    I know why this is announced, but it is such a cheap way to generate interest in your product.  What’s next?  Tebowing condoms: Because Absitance is Okay!  Tebowing Milk: Get cut like Tim.  Why not use someone like Cam Newton (you know a starting QB) with personality to promote a self promoting feature?  I mean we all know why, but still.  If they can afford to spend time on shit like celebrations, I better see Oline double team blocks on passing plays on June 4th.  Seriously.

    • Keith.

      Maybe instead of having OL standing around completely un-engaged and not blocking anybody, Tiburon will have them Tebowing this year.  

      When it comes to laughing off Tiburon, this stuff really writes itself.

  • http://twitter.com/BaseballsLeBron Kristopher Watson

    I wonder what Tim Tebow calls “Tebowing”? I know he doesn’t call it that, since it’s been around for hundreds of years before he started doing it. 

  • Sharriod

    Not a tebow fan but I understand the attention to him. I may not play with him but others will and u would want his celebration and all in the game. My only concern why add his Candace and not mark sanchez?

  • Jpdavis82

    You guys are scum, posting as my name just shows how pointless it is to argue with you clowns. I’m too mature for this crap, it’s just a video game guys get a freaking life!

    • Jpdavis1982

      Just wait 12 days you will all see the renaming of madden nfl13 to tebow nfl 13 big changes man big big changes.  

      • Jpdavis82

        Dude stop! Stop posting crap as my name, get your own freaking name and ideas

        • JPDavis82

          ok ya happy 

          • Jpdavis82

            NO use your real name

          • Dick469

            Guys this is stupid if you want to continue to make fun of me be a man, and do it on my twitter account, not here.  I am 
            @jpdavis1982.  Don’t be bitches talk to me there.  I will also be giving out blow jobs if you can prove you are a madden dev, GCer or just like madden as much as I do.

          • Dick469

             Hey guys I also cried to pasta on twitter about all you guys where were fake posting as me.   I asked him to block all you guys so you better be nice to me from now on.

          • Jpdavis1982

            You kids need to grow up seriously. I can handle whatever you’re dishing but it’s sad just how immature you guys have proven yourselves to be. 

          • Dick469

             Hey guys I also cried to pasta on twitter about all you guys where were fake posting as me.   I asked him to block all you guys so you better be nice to me from now on.

          • Stopbeingabitch

            Stop being a bitch and repeating the same thing and maybe people will stop clowning you.

    • chris

      Why are you still here?  Nobody cares what you like to do in your free time.  This is a place to bash madden 13 or praise it…hard to praise this game when the biggest thing is tebowing. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3ZY243KXMCGZM5UER2T2EWKLGM Jake Dogg

    damn im 32 it call taking a knee to pray how the hell tebow gets credit for what players been doin for yrs not hating jus saying

  • Dymez

    Tebow didn’t get the cover, don’t matter, EA still found a way to pimp the Tebow Bandwagon.

  • Dymez

    I would love it if they put more of these celebrations in the game, including Deion Sanders’ Prime-Time dance, Merton Hanks’ Funky Chicken, Jesse Armstead’s sack dance, and more but make it available for created players to put one as their signature dance.

  • http://twitter.com/mike_no_ikes Mike Bradberry

    The bigger story here is celebrations being back, rather than Tebowing itself.
     

    • Jpdavis1982

       Hey Mike, I hope this works, because this message should be hidden from the regular forum posts. Dude, I like your pic and I was wondering, can I suck your dick?

  • CJ

    Might as well put in Faith Hilling and Oh Long Johnsoning.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRNYYXZW5CPECODQZM2VGFZKI4 Jwaan

    I know who it is…it’s sad. Dude was following me around for a minute. Still probably sitting at home, waiting for me to post this as we speak lol.

  • Remmy

    Announcers? Tebowing? really? so far 13 is looking like one of the laziest Madden instalments, and that’s saying something.

    • Jpdavis1982

      LOL. This is by far the most improvements in a Madden game in 10 years. They have barely announced half of the improvements yet. Pretty much everything in the game is new.

      • Remmy

        We’ll see, physics need a complete overhaul so hopefuly they didn’t waste too much time on some pointless eyecandy.

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