Lew Leone is the vice president and general manager of WNYW-FOX 5. He is taking to the airwaves with his thoughts on current affairs. It's called "Lew's View." The views expressed are not necessarily those of the station or its employees.
In this edition, Mr. Lew Leone comments on Tebowing.
"Tebowing" has now been officially added to the English language. It is a phenomenon sweeping the globe. Haven't heard of it? It is a gesture which copies NFL quarterback Tim Tebow's frequent sideline prayer pose.
Tebow is not your typical NFL quarterback but he has an uncanny ability to lead his team to wins in the 4th quarter. His heroics have captured the interest and imagination of fans and non-fans.
This week administrators at Riverhead High School on Long Island suspended four students for Tebowing in the school's hallways. The school says the kids were jamming the hallways, making students late for class and causing a fire hazard.
Don't you love it when education bureaucrats use the "fire hazard" excuse for punishing behavior they don't like?
Tim Tebow is a breath of fresh air for professional sports. His love of the game, respect for his opponents, appreciation for the fans, and clean-cut image make him the perfect role model for our kids.
While I do not support breaking the rules in school in this case I'd like to throw the red challenge flag against the school officials for making a bad call on their handling of this situation.
Kids shouldn't block hallways or cause major disruptions in the name of Tim Tebow -- he wouldn't condone that -- and school officials could have avoided creating a national news story by something as simple as detention.
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