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Tim Tebow to honor God during the 666th ‘Monday Night Football’ game

MJD
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Tonight's "Monday Night Football" matchup bears the mark of the beast ‒ it's the 666th "Monday Night Football" game. However, Monday night's game also bears the presence of Tim Tebow, the backup quarterback who gives the glory to God and Jesus wherever he goes.

If it seems ridiculous to point out a connection between the number 666 and Tim Tebow, don't blame me. Blame Tebow. He did it on Twitter on Monday afternoon:

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On paper, the game pits the 4-0 Houston Texans against the 2-2 New York Jets. Does it also pit Tim Tebow against Satan? I don't know. In a way, doesn't every minute of his life pit Tim Tebow against Satan? I don't know that, either. These are questions for religious scholars or possibly Merril Hoge.

[Related: Jets not ready for Tebow time]
Had it been left up to me, I'd have never pondered the relevance, or even known about the involvement of the number 666 in Monday night's game. It was Tebow who brought it to my attention. Maybe the subject would've held more interest for me if Tebow was likely to play very much, or if the sum of the numbers worn by the Texans defensive starters added up to 666.

Unfortunately, they don't. It's very close, but they don't. The sum of the numbers worn by the Texans starters on defense is 669. I can't believe I bothered to check that, but I did.

Now, if it were to happen that Shaun Cody couldn't start (he's listed as probable), and Earl Mitchell were to take his place, Cody's 95 would be replaced by Mitchell's 92, thus lowering the count by three and putting us right at 666. At which point everyone's television would immediately burst into flame.

Enjoy the game tonight. Hopefully ESPN can get the Pope in the booth to help break things down.

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