Friday, January 20, 2012

Separated at Birth 2: Tim Tebow and Bigfoot

Well, after stretching believability a bit recently by suggesting that Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Stiles were separated at birth (see above and refer to Separated at Birth? for more on that audacious claim), I was surprised to randomly find an even more oddball example of this phenomenon. I wasn't looking for another one, but it just unexpectedly presented itself to me. Let me explain...

The Little Monster has pleasantly surprised me lately by showing a keen interest in the subject Bigfoot and Yeti. As a kid I was always fascinated by all the great mysteries that would be covered by the 1970s show "In Search of...". UFOs, ghosts, the Loch Ness Monster, spontaneous human combustion and countless other unsolved mysteries would all draw me in. But the greatest one of all for me was Bigfoot and The Abominable Snowman.

I introduced the idea of these Big Hairy Monsters (BHMs) to The Little Monster a while back, but tried to spoon feed her information about them so as not to freak her out and give her too many nightmares. I think an occasional nightmare is a good thing for a kid to have, but I certainly didn't want to purposely terrorize my poor daughter. She is still a bit younger than I was when I first discovered the Bigfoot phenomenon and became both fascinated and frightened by it.

For the past couple of days The Little Monster has come home from school begging to see yeti stuff and learn more about these creatures. I wanted to show her an old "In Search of..." episode on Bigfoot, but wasn't exactly sure where I put my DVDs of the show. Instead I went to my Netflix instant streaming queue and picked one of the more recent Bigfoot/yeti programs I had put in it a while back. The Bigfoot episode of the show "Best Evidence" (Season 1: Episode 2) seemed like a good thing to check out together. I had never seen it myself so it was something we could both experience for the first time.

What does all this have to do with the topic of "Separated at Birth"? Well, early on in the "Best Evidence" episode an eyewitness account was covered.

This man's recollection of his encounter with a strange hairy creature was accompanied by some sketches of the creature he claimed to have seen.

Something about that second drawing seemed uncomfortably familiar to me. Suddenly, two recent events (The Little Monster's growing interest in Bigfoot and the New England Patriots' 45-10 demolition of the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional playoff game) collided in a totally unexpected manner.

The combination of those two seemingly-unrelated events was enough to make me suspect that Bigfoot was separated at birth from none other than...the quarterback of the Broncos, Tim Tebow! While the legendary Tebow might not seem to have much in common with the legendary Bigfoot (other than both having "Legendary" status), he has created quite a sensation with both his playing and his habit of going down on one knee to thank the Lord whenever he is blessed with a victory or a touchdown. This signature move has become known as "Tebowing" and is now rivaling "Planking" as the latest useless activity for people who have YouTube, Facebook and Twitter accounts, cell phone cameras and nothing better to do. Strangely enough, it appears that even the Bigfoot creature itself takes part in the act of Tebowing. Check out a closer look at the sketch above compared with Tim Tebow (and keep in mind that the Bigfoot episode first aired in February of 2007--meaning that it is very unlikely that the sketch artist was subconsciously influenced by images of Tebow doing his thing):

And, maybe it's just me, but I do think that I can see just a hint of similarity between Tim Tebow and Bigfoot. The Wife only saw Tebow for the first time just before the Patriots/Broncos game during the pre-game show. She wanted to confirm the fact that Tebow was worthy of being the latest NFL heartthrob. Once she spotted him she declared him to be "cuter than Tom Brady". Regardless of his hunkiness, the simple fact that Tim Tebow doesn't seem to be able, or willing, to give himself a clean shave has also exposed another disturbing similarity to the legendary Bigfoot:

For more evidence, check out the similarity between another sketch featured in the "Best Evidence" Bigfoot episode and another photo of Tebow:

And now for the final (and most compelling) bit of proof. Below is a frame from Roger Patterson's famous 1967 film footage of Bigfoot taken at Bluff Creek, California. This frame is probably the best known image ever of the creature. I was able to find no less than 11 examples of Tim Tebow aping (no pun intended) Bigfoot's gait in both his college and NFL careers. About the only thing missing is a football in Bigfoot's left hand.

Coincidence? Perhaps. But I feel that all this evidence put together makes for a strong case that Tim Tebow is somehow related to Bigfoot in some way. They may not have been separated at birth--since the Patterson film was taken in 1967 and Tebow wasn't even born until twenty years later in 1987--yet I just can't help but think that there is something strange going on here...

JOHN 3:16


  1. Wow, I really appreciate all the work (least it looks like work) into posts like this. Very funny!

  2. Thanks a lot Keith. Glad to hear that someone appreciates all the unnecessary junk I sometimes fill these things with!

  3. Not sure why I just thought of this, but did you ever see Elf? With Will Ferrell? If so, did you catch how he was aping the classic Bigfoot clip that you show an image from above (the swinging arms one) when he is shown walking through central park?

  4. Ha Ha! I completely forgot about that. thanks for reminding me. We were going to watch "Elf" before Christmas, but never got around to it. Now I have even more reason to see it again!