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Old Yesterday, 09:51 AM
 
Location: (East) St. Paul, MN
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What are your thoughts on this?


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In an interview with Harry Connick Jr. on HarryTV, Tim Tebow explained the amazing 316 stat-line “coincidence” that occurred during his playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers exactly three years after wearing “3:16” in his Florida Gators National Championship game saying, “A lot of people will say it’s coincidence – I say, big God.”

“And during the game 90 million people had already Googled John 3:16,” said Tim Tebow. “It was the number one trending thing on Facebook and Twitter. And a lot of people will say it’s coincidence – I say, big God.”


Discussing his new book “Shaken” on HarryTV, Tebow described the miraculous occurrence admitting, “I didn’t even know that it was exactly three years later.”

In leading the then No. 2 ranked Florida Gators to their second National Championship in three years, Tebow had worn eye black under his eyes that read John 3:16. “We were playing for the National Championship in college on January 8, 2009, and I decided to wear John 3:16 under my eyes,” recalled Tebow. “And during the game 94 million people Googled John 3:16, and it was a pretty cool moment.”


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Little did Tebow know what an impact it would have exactly three years later.

Quarterback for the Denver Broncos, Tebow commandeered his team to an 8-8 season, and squeaked into the playoffs to face down the league’s leading defense in the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2011 NFL season’s Wild Card round on January 8, 2012. The Broncos would go on to win the game 29-23 in OT.

According to ESPN, Tebow threw for a “season-high 316 yards passing” in the win. Not only that, but ESPN’s statistics show that Denver averaged 31.6 yards per reception as a team and that the Broncos possessed the ball for 31:06.

“Afterwards, I’m going into the press conference, because I love talking to the media,” joked Tim Tebow as he recalled the story for Harry Connick Jr. and the audience, “and our PR guy jumps in front of me and says, ‘Timmy, do you realize what happened?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, we just beat the Steelers. We’re going to play the Patriots.’ He was like, ‘No. Do you realize what happened?’ And I was like, ‘Alright, Patrick, what’s up?’ He said, ‘It’s exactly three years later from the day that you wore John 3:16 under your eyes.’ I was like, ‘Oh, that’s really cool.’ He says, ‘No, I don’t think you realize what happened. During the game you threw for 316 yards, your yards per rush were 3.16, your yards per completion were 31.6, the ratings for the game were 31.6 and the time of possession was 31.6.’”
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael...-i-say-big-god


Tim Tebow phenomenon gets eerie -- Adam Schefter's 10 Spot

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_3:...erence_to_3:16

Just a coincidence?
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Old Yesterday, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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Not even a coincidence -- it's a perceived pattern match brought on by confirmation bias. When you're looking for a preconceived pattern, you will invariably find it. And some percentage of those "hits" will seem somewhat organic, particularly after a bunch of people jump on board and talk you further into it.

This is how biblical numerology and a number of other such things work.
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Old Yesterday, 10:04 AM
 
Location: (East) St. Paul, MN
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Not even a coincidence -- it's a perceived pattern match brought on by confirmation bias. When you're looking for a preconceived pattern, you will invariably find it. And some percentage of those "hits" will seem somewhat organic, particularly after a bunch of people jump on board and talk you further into it.

This is how biblical numerology and a number of other such things work.
Ok.
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Old Yesterday, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Yes, "god" cares who wins U.S. football games ... apparently more than "he" cares about war, famine, genocide, children with cancer , etc etc.

Holy crap.
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Old Yesterday, 10:39 AM
 
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Yes. It can look very convincing when you pick up the hits and ignore all the misses. It's even better when you fiddle the events to look like hits when they really aren't. This is jow believers fool themselves into thinking 'So many events in my life proved to me that God was real..." etc.

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Yes, "god" cares who wins U.S. football games ... apparently more than "he" cares about war, famine, genocide, children with cancer , etc etc.

Holy crap.
Yes. The "Car Keys" apologetic.
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Old Yesterday, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Yes, "god" cares who wins U.S. football games ... apparently more than "he" cares about war, famine, genocide, children with cancer , etc etc.

Holy crap.
That's just proof that God is a male. Sitting in his recliner in the sky.
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Old Yesterday, 07:21 PM
 
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That's just proof that God is a male. Sitting in his recliner in the sky.
So there IS Beer in heaven... but somehow, I can't imagine God in a vest...
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Old Yesterday, 07:28 PM
 
Location: (East) St. Paul, MN
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That's just proof that God is a male. Sitting in his recliner in the sky.
Is Ed Gein your idol (hence the username)?
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Old Yesterday, 07:40 PM
 
Location: minnesota
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It's whatever you want it to be.

My take on it is that it is an eventuality given how much information we are bombarded with everyday. We pick out certain stimulus and choose to make a pattern with it. We don't realize how much our mind shift through and discards to get the result we want. Sometimes we mis remember and it wasn't exactly the same thing but close enough that we think it is a hit. A thing to read about is synchronicity if you want to know more. My mind likes to do that and it feels like it's coming at you instead of from you. I conclude it is coming from me. I still found it very useful because there seemed to be a part of my brain that was a lot more wise than I and those "coincidences" lead me along where I needed to go. To keep with the Jung theme "thar's gold in dem dar shadow!" You stated on another thread you needed some spirituality right now so you may just want to go with it for now. You can investigate it later.
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Old Yesterday, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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According to ESPN, Tebow threw for a “season-high 316 yards passing” in the win. Not only that, but ESPN’s statistics show that Denver averaged 31.6 yards per reception as a team and that the Broncos possessed the ball for 31:06.
Just a coincidence?
First of all, 316 is a number. It is different from 3:16, which are two different numbers. They are both different than 31.6, and 31:06, which is a effectively 31,1/10th (or, 31.1). So what? Lots of 3s, 1s and 6s. And the Bible is full of 3:16 verses.

On November 13, 2011, Time Tebow started a game against Kansas City. What do you make of his stat line from that game? He passed for 69 yards. Care to explain what God was referencing there?

Or do you only sift through the hundreds (if not thousands) of statlines from every NFL game, of which there are hundreds ever year and thousands every decade, until you find the rare one that happens to be useful to you?

PS - Philadephia beat Atlanta 15-10 today. Please let is all know which 15:10 verse God was referencing there. We'll all be breathlessly waiting...
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