Understanding the Tim Tebow phenomenon
He's bigger elsewhere than here
You may have noticed that Bostonians tend to be insular about their allegiances. All kidding aside, Tebow's popularity is much bigger in other parts of the country. In addition to our loyalty to the Big Four sports teams, there's the whole red state/blue state thing with regard to faith. The Northeast is also the one area of the country where college football isn't really a big deal, and much of Tebow's popularity comes from his standout career at the University of Florida. In many parts of the country, he's a superstar.