Even though I’m agnostic, I have to credit the Bible with bringing together a WWF icon and a Christian football player. See, it turns out that Tim Tebow is linked to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin by the same set of numbers: Both have worn 3:16 in relation to their brands. Tebow sports the Bible verse John 3:16 — For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life – on his eye-black while on the field. And astonishingly, on Sunday’s game he threw a toss exactly 316 yards.
This cosmic coincidence was not lost on Austin, who created a fake Bible verse in the ’90s as a kind of victory dance in the ring. Though less flowery than John, it still gets the point across: Austin 3:16 says I just whupped your ass! Now, Austin is willing to pass along his fabled numbers to Tebow… as long as the kid can do one thing.
Austin told TMZ, ”Austin 3:16 still rules, [but] if Tebow can throw for 316 yards again this weekend then hell, he can have the numbers and I’ll have no problem with it. A guy named John was using it before me … so if Tebow can do it again, more power to him!”
Lest you think this is some remake of Bedazzled and Austin is the devil in disguise trying to test Tebow, he added, ”I wish him all the luck in the world. I’m not a Denver fan, but Tim’s a great role model for kids.”