Pittsburgh's mayor 'Tebows' in defeat
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl "Tebows" on Tuesday to pay off a bet with Denver's mayor over Sunday's playoff game.
January 10th, 2012
01:52 PM ET

Pittsburgh's mayor 'Tebows' in defeat

Pittsburgh's mayor knelt down in defeat on Tuesday, donning a Denver Broncos No. 15 jersey and "Tebowing" in front of the Steel City's skyline to pay off a bet he made with the mayor of Denver over the Steelers-Broncos playoff game.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's Steelers lost as Denver quarterback Tim Tebow (No. 15) threw an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime for a 29-23 victory Sunday.

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  1. Boston Limo

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    October 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
  2. mofo

    Good to see good 'ol sportsmanship these days.

    January 11, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  3. Neale


    January 11, 2012 at 12:50 am |
  4. hamsta

    Did u say his name is tim tebow?u sure its not david koresh?he had people worshipping him like he was a god also.

    January 10, 2012 at 11:00 pm |
  5. hamsta

    Tebow thinks hes such a role model that he has a new name for prayer?thats ok role model is just a new word for FALSE IDOL.

    January 10, 2012 at 10:57 pm |
    • OSA6311

      Tebow didn't come up with the phrase "Tebowing"...all the haters want to pin the media hype on him, when it's the media causing all the hype.

      January 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  6. hamsta

    so they have a new word for prayer?thats ok the new word for false idol is:ROLE MODEL.

    January 10, 2012 at 10:52 pm |
  7. Nwvotes

    Do you believe in the power of Tim Tebow? Vote at Nationwidevotes.com

    January 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
    • jwas1914

      One may question what his motives are when he prays in public. What we should be concerned with is; what is God’s point of view? Prayers in the past were done with the purpose of cultivating and maintaining a close relationship with Jehovah God; and that purpose has not changed. On a positive note we cannot overlook the fact that this young man does have faith of God’s existence compared to the many in this world that don’t believe in Him. But does God approve of such methods? Let’s take a look at Bible history to answer this question.

      The Bible does show that there are fitting occasions for prayer. Before eating with his followers, for example, Jesus thanked God in prayer. (Luke 22:17) And when his disciples assembled for worship, they prayed together. However, the Bible does not limit prayer to any particular time or place. In the Bible, we find a record of God’s servants praying anytime, anywhere. Jesus said: “When you pray, go into your private room and, after shutting your door, pray to your Father who is in secret; then your Father who looks on in secret will repay you.”—Matthew 6:6. Is that not an inviting prospect? You can actually approach the Sovereign of the universe anytime, in complete privacy, and be assured that you will have his attention. Little wonder, then, that Jesus often sought to be alone in order to pray! Once, he spent an entire night in prayer to God, evidently seeking guidance on a most important decision.—Luke 6:12, 13. Other men and women in the Bible record prayed when faced with weighty decisions or daunting challenges. Sometimes they prayed aloud and sometimes silently; they prayed when in groups and when alone. The important thing is that they prayed. God even invites his servants: “Pray incessantly.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) He is willing to listen endlessly to those who do his will. Lesson learned; it may be wise to keep our prayers in private just like our prime example, Jesus Christ. The Bible teaches the hypocrisy in men that prayed in public to get the public’s attention and to seem wise in front of their eyes. Obviously God disapproves of such methods. Please read your Bible daily.

      January 11, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
  8. Sam525

    I Love You Suzie!

    January 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
  9. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    January 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
  10. Suzie

    Look what you guyzz have done. Now my husband keeps asking for a Teblow. I never get off my knees.

    January 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm |
  11. The Phist

    Does this story have any bearing, on anything at all?

    January 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
  12. Jerry

    A good man living up to his word! You don't see that much in todays world.

    January 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  13. Wally Wallabee

    Now THERE is a mayor who should be separated from the state. Dingbats galore to the right.

    January 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • Pat

      Dingbats galore to the right? Ravenstahl is to the left...thankyouverymuch.

      January 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  14. fred

    Seldom is the new Republican.

    January 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
    • Nonimus

      I must be slow (or slower than normal for me) today, but what does this mean?

      January 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
    • Pat

      Ravenstahl is a Democrat, not a Republican

      January 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  15. Green Tangerine

    Somebody should shoop that pic to show the mayor holding a giant pen1s to his forehead.

    January 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  16. Reality

    How sick and how sad can this get!!!!!

    January 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
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