They've become the most important questions each week in the NFL.
When do the Denver Broncos play?
What time does it start?
What network is the game on?
Broncos rookie quarterback Tim Tebow has become the hottest star on TV since Charlie Sheen was booted off "Two and a Half Men." What Tebow has done in leading the Broncos to five straight wins is enough to make a man pony up some money to add the NFL Network to his cable package.
This story is too good to be true. You have an unconventional quarterback with a delivery that makes his boss, Broncos vice-president of football operations and Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, cringe every time he slings the ball, yet all he does is pull fourth-quarter wins out of his helmet at a rate the NFL has never seen.
The beauty of the story is not so much what Tebow has done on the field, but it's who he is off it. He's the polar opposite of what is considered cool in today's sports culture. He's unabashedly religious and, to his detractors, obnoxiously courteous. He's so preppy that you expect him to show up at press conferences with a Polo sweater neatly tied around his torso while prefacing answers to questions with a string of "yes sirs."
Tebow is a modern-day Jack Armstrong. There can't be a mom alive that wouldn't want her daughter to bring Tebow home for dinner. He'd probably even help out with the dishes and leave early because it's past his bedtime.
Tebow is basically easy to hate for many people. They despise his religious references, although he doesn't use his celebrity status as a bully pulpit to convert non-believers. They think he went too far when he did an anti-abortion commercial with his mom, who steadfastly refused to end her pregnancy when the life of the fetus was jeopardized during a medical procedure that brought her out of a coma.
The sad thing is that more haters will emerge if Tebow continues to have success. Our society, to its detriment, enjoys tearing down the good in people while never missing a chance to defend the dark side of life.
There was a time when religion wasn't a taboo subject. An athlete with Tebow's belief system would have fit in like a glove instead of standing out like a zealot.
Try writing about religion in today's media. It's not easy.
When Peyton Hillis credits God, you can almost hear the snickers and see the rolling of eyes by some reporters. Voice recorders are put on pause and all references to God are usually omitted when typing in a quote.
Now comes Tebow and his down-home, rock-ribbed religious ways. He's playing to crowds that would awe Evangelist Billy Graham.
Like a good preacher man, Tebow is making believers of them - not of the Bible but of his comeback skills on football fields. He doesn't do it in an Elway-like way. There are no laser beams that strike moving targets with great accuracy. Heck (there's a word Tebow can relate to), he can't even complete 50 percent of his passes.
Thanks to the adaptations of Broncos coach John Fox, Tebow is succeeding in an offense that's foreign to the pro game. There are shotgun snaps that aren't solely for the purpose of passing. There are read-option plays that give Tebow the chance to keep the ball and run with it for a purpose and not solely for self-preservation. It's so college it makes NFL purists sick to their stomachs.
The run of comeback wins is bound to come to an end, unless, of course, The Lord is truly working wonders. Tebow is a raw talent and a work in progress that may never be complete. Nothing he does is taught by quarterback coaches, other than providing the leadership qualities that all winning quarterbacks possess.
But wouldn't it be nice if it did last a little bit longer? A few more dramatic wins would certainly make the final weeks of the regular season more enjoyable, especially to fans that have nothing to cheer for other than watching their teams move up another spot in the draft order.
If that means hearing Tebow thank God a few more times, so be it. Can I get a hallelujah?