NY - Last weekend in Seattle versus the Seahawks, the NY Jets suffered yet another pummeling loss that left Tim Tebow and his teammates feeling a little punch drunk.
Avid fans of the NFL's most famous second-stringer however, say that punch drunk wasn't the only thing that Tebow may have been feeling that day.
Some say he looked like he wasn't feeling so great and speculated on the quarterback's previous nights' activities. It seems the normally reserved man of prayer, Tebow, may have broken formation with the Lord. Indeed, he spent most of Sunday's game on the sidelines, in his now trademarked prayer stance.
"He was praying a lot today." Jets' coach, Rex Ryan, said after the game, assuming his back-up QB just really wanted to win.
Jets' fans around the country, however, quickly took to Facebook and Twitter during the game, commenting mostly not about the sloppy play of their team but about the amount of time Tebow could be seen on his knee in crouched prayer.
"Every time the cameras went to him on the sidelines," said Vinny Debuse of Long Island, "he was elbow to knee, staring at the ground. "I mean, not even a nun prays that friggin' much!" Added Debuse.
Vinny, a self- admitted expert on bad hangovers, was willing to give Tebow the benefit of the doubt during the first half of the game. "At first, I thought Tebow just looked a little tired, maybe slightly greenish."
Then, the young fan though he saw something. "I swear to God, I thought I saw him almost blow chunks into his helmet." Vinny said.
After checking on Twitter, Debuse found that his hang over theory was substantiated. Others fans had caught the near puking as well.
"I was like, ew gross!" Said Jets fan, Cheryl Bugetti, who had flow out to Seattle to visit her boyfriend and attend the game. She had Tweeted the following message from her seat in the stadium, "Sitting near Tebow! He's got the dry heaves bad! LOL!"
"That's when I knew," Said Debuse, "I was right, he's got a friggin' hang over!"
Could Tim Tebow, known for having a squeaky clean, almost puritanical public image, have tossed a few too many back the night before? It seems unlikely, but he did attend America's number one party school, The University of Florida.
"He probably had like one whole beer, maybe a beer and a half!" Said former college classmate, Chad Braggerson. "He's kind of a light weight when it comes to drinking." He assured us.
Then there's the wisdom of our fan Vinny, who said in Tebows' defense. "Hey, they're barely playing the guy, I'd get wasted too."
Upon contacting the Jets' organization, Coach Ryan and Tim Tebow were unavailable for comment.