Career years: 2010-Present
Sports and religion mix pretty seamlessly—many athletes practice some form of devout worship, and naturally give it up to God whenever they do well. How many times have you heard an athlete say, "I just wanna thank God" before getting into the rest of his/her post-game or award show spiel?
Tim Tebow is the most extreme product of that sports and religion blend, and to his stans, he represents Football Jesus. Being proud of your religion and what you believe in is cool and we're sure it helped you achieve greatness, but Tebow and his stan's evangelical nature can come off as, um, creepy and borderline cringe-worthy to the secular sports world.