Tim Tebow’s ‘Jesus Christ Pose’ makes me think of Soundgarden’s classic tune (pic)

“And you stare at Tim in his Jesus Christ Pose”

 Not surprisingly — since essentially everything involving New York Jets quarterback seems to stir up something — Tim Tebow’s Christ-like pose that is featured in the September issue of GQ has generated quite a bit of controversy. But instead of speculating as to the likelihood that Tebow possesses delusions of Messianic tendencies — which is possible — perhaps the photo is simply an inadvertent reference to the Soundgarden classic from the album Badmotorfinger, “Jesus Christ Pose,” because it’s the first thing I thought of when I saw the now-controversial pic.

Even more interesting, if one reads the lyrics, one could arrive at the conclusion that they are extremely fitting for the subject and the theme of the photo. I did.

And you stare at me in your Jesus Christ pose
Arms held out like you’ve been carrying a load
And you swear to me you don’t want to be my slave
But you’re staring at me like I, like I need to be saved, saved
Like I need to be saved, saved

In your Jesus Christ pose
In your Jesus Christ pose

Arms held out, in your Jesus Christ pose
Thorns and shroud like it’s the coming of the lord
And I swear to you that I would never feed you pain
But you’re staring at me like I’m, like I’m driving the nails, nails
Like I’m driving the nails, nails
Like I’m driving the nails (Nails), nails (Nails), nails (Nails)
Like I’m driving the nails (Nails), nails

Jesus Christ pose, in your Jesus Christ pose

Arms held out, in your Jesus Christ pose
Thorns and shroud like it’s the coming of the lord
Would it paid you more to walk on water than to wear a crown of thorns
It wouldn’t pain me more to bury you rich than to bury you poor
(Poor) In your Jesus Christ pose
(Poor) In your Jesus Christ pose

Weird stuff, man. A stretch? Sure, but anytime I can reference a kick-ass Soundgarden song from way back when — even if it’s nothing more than a total reach — I’m going to do it.

Here: just enjoy the video:

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    August 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    This is what art is all about,

  2. JR Smith

    August 17, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Well, Tebo is controversial, but so was Jesus when He walked the earth and as He still is today as He sits on the Throne. I don’t take the pose as blasphemous in any way…Tim always tries to exemplify Christ and Jesus said that we are to take up our cross and follow Him. I think Tim has done a fine job of that, but you wouldn’t understand that…its obvious by your writing.

    The song on the other hand is blasphemous and while it seems that no matter what I say, Soundgarden will stand before the judgement seat one day, each one individually, unless they decide they do want to be saved before the great and terrible day of the Lord. So keep it up Tim, there will be those that don’t believe in Christ but will one day be knawing at their tongues and cursing God because they are lost and the Church has departed this earth…Hummm, sounds like a song…na na nana, na na nana, hey hey….goodbye…

    • BD

      August 17, 2012 at 9:57 am

      So much hate. Hey, at least Tebow is real, unlike your jesus.

      • JJV

        August 17, 2012 at 10:37 am

        So you saying Jesus is not real, someone who billions of people worship as God, is not hate? Typical antiChristian bigotry and hatred by you BD.

      • Joe H.

        August 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm

        Jesus isn’t real? Do you believe that Julius Caesar was real? There is more historical evidence that Jesus existed than there is of Julius Caesar. Please check the facts before saying something silly like that.

        • turkey tom

          August 17, 2012 at 10:55 pm

          I would love to hear what historical evidence exists proving that jesus existed and that he was the son of god.

          • Joel D

            August 18, 2012 at 1:42 am

            Its common knowledge that Jesus existed. His existence is as certain as any other prominent historical figures existence. But yes, there is speculation as to whether or not he is the son of god.


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  4. AJ

    August 17, 2012 at 9:46 am

    This photo is cropped- in the original he had one hand on a Heisman trophy and the other on a National Championship trophy. Not very professional journalism :(

  5. TJ

    August 17, 2012 at 9:47 am

    How can this be a ‘semi-blasphemous’ pose? Did he say he was representing Jesus with this pose? He looks like he’s just showing his physique. You want blasphemy? Go in to any catholic building or home and you will see the real thing. The second commandment forbids idols. Catholicism is rife with anti-bible teachings and idol worship. That’s blasphemy. Get a grip.

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