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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday Morning Comics: Mother Nature Has Been "Tebowed"

     So far this Winter, we've been spared the snowy blizzard conditions that have pummeled the tri-state area over the last few years.  Every snow storm causes budgetary concerns for municipalities that have had to dig deep into their pockets to fund snow clean-up and removal efforts the past few years.
      Last year's snowstorms and subsequent issues with snow removal, put Westfield Mayor Andy Skibitsky in a position to have to defend the Town's Department of Public Works when residents complained.  The Mayor blamed Mother Nature.
     Taxpayers are breathing a sigh of relief these days wondering why Mother Nature has spared us so far in 2012 from a major snow storm that routinely cripples our area this time of year. 
     The fact of the matter is, TFoTM is without an answer. 
     However, with the spotlight on a rookie quarterback starting for the Denver Broncos this year, fans across the nation are turning to "Doing a Tebow" to ask a higher power to answer their prayers and/or to, in a moment of silence, offer thanks for what they believe to be is divine intervention. 

Dever Broncos QB Tim Tebow
     "Tebowing" is a neologism for the act of taking a knee in prayer during an athletic contest. It is derived from Tebow's propensity for kneeling and praying. The origin of the phrase is credited to fan Jared Kleinstein, who posted a picture with friends on Facebook, in which they mimicked a pose of Tebow following the Broncos' comeback overtime victory over the Dolphins on October 23, 2011.  The popularity of the picture led Kleinstein to set up a website showing pictures submitted by people depicting various interpretations of "Tebowing" all over the world.
"Tebowing" was officially recognized as a word in the English language by the Global Language Monitor, due its level of worldwide usage, which was comparable to the word "Obamamania" (referencing President Barack Obama).  In December 2011, the life-sized wall adhesions company Fathead released a "Tebowing" sticker that became the company's best-selling product in two days.

Why has Westfield not been "sacked" with a snow storm in 2012?

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Mother Nature has been "Tebowed" by Mayor Skibitsky

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