To sum it up quickly the Jerk Test is a method of gauging how much of a jerk an NFL quarterback is. Unlike most situations in life, the Jerk Test proposes that being a jerk is a positive attribute for a quarterback to have. This allows him to be the alpha dog in the locker room and take control of the huddle. But what if a quarterback is so far the opposite way that his teammates are drawn to him? What if the player is such a great person that he is automatically considered the leader of the team? This is the Tebow Effect.
Tim Tebow is not like any professional athlete of my lifetime. He seems to live his life in a pure and virtuous way that most people cannot rap their minds around. He devotes his life to Jesus and is always quick to thank Him for everything he has done and accomplished. Tim Tebow lives his life as a God fearing man and is completely comfortable telling the world about it. He seems to be the opposite of a jerk. Maybe he is such a great person that the entire team is completely behind him. Maybe they believe? Maybe the have become subject to the Tebow Effect...
So from now on this is how we will define the Tebow Effect:
#TebowEffect - When things inexplicably begin turning right for a team due to the presence of a single player who has captivated his/her team through their good virtue. It is a corollary to the QB Jerk Test.
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