Chuck Norris is a cultural icon. Tim Tebow is a cultural icon. That's not the only thing the two have in common. Chuck Norris recently compared himself to Tebow, and he didn't exactly miss the point.
"Tebow is a player who rises to the occasion and delivers big in critical game moments," Norris wrote. "He reminds me of myself when I used to compete in martial arts. I would spar with my black belts in class, and sometimes they would outscore me. Yet in the tournaments, I would defeat them. My students used to ask me, ‘Why can we contend equally against you in class, but we can’t beat you in the tournaments?’ My answer was always the same, ‘When it counts, I rise to the occasion.’ The same is true of the former Heisman Trophy winner: When pressure mounts and the game is on the line, Tim’s turbo turns on!"
Norris has a point here. During the Broncos' playoff run a couple seasons ago, the Broncos defense kept the team in the game for about 55 minutes of the game. Then, right at the end, Tim Tebow found a way to get it done. It wasn't always pretty, in fact it was usually quite ugly, but the Broncos won games under Tebow, and it got them to the playoffs.
While the comparison is nice for Tim Tebow, he needs a lot more endorsements from the right people to actually help out his NFL career.