Denver, CO - A man who ordered a grilled cheese sandwich at a local café was taken aback when he noticed the grilled cheese bore the likeness of Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos quarterback extraordinaire.
Even more extraordinary was that Pope Benedict XVI, upon seeing the grilled cheese during a CNN International new report, immediately declared the sandwich and it's image of the Broncos quarterback a miracle.
Said the Pope, a longtime NFL fan since his days as a priest playing football with GI's in Germany after WWII, "Sure, I'm a Tebow fan, and not just because he's more of a Christian than I am, but because he's pulled off more miracles in the last few months than all of my predecessors combined."
The image on the sandwich show a man in half kneeling arrangement, popularly known around the NFL as 'Tebowing.'
Demetrious Alonzo, who ordered the sandwich at the downtown eatery said, "When Janet, my waitress, brought me the sandwich it was exactly 3:16 in the afternoon. I know that's true because my watch stopped working for some strange reason right then. But what was even stranger was that the bill was $3.16 too."
The Pope said the reference to the numbers 3-16 were critical in declaring the grilled cheese a miracle. Tebow, he said, painted the biblical reference John's 3:16 on his face to help reduce glare during his football glory days at Florida. Add in the fact that Tebow threw for exactly 316 yards in the victory over the Pittsburg Steelers, the 3:16 pm time of the miraculous creation of the grilled cheese and the $3.16 bill for the sandwich and the facts were just "overwhelming," said the leader of the worlds one billion Catholics.
For his part, Mr. Alonzo said he planned to auction off the grilled cheese on EBay to the highest bidder, adding that he had received a phone call from the Pope urging him to donate the grilled cheese to the Vatican library.
"I thought about it and I'd love for the sandwich to end up in the Vatican library," said Alonzo. "I sure do hope he has the winning bid."