Linda Kenney Baden—criminal prosecutor, trial attorney, and sports fanatic—writes in the Huffington Post that “Tim Tebow is football’s Clarence Darrow.” Really? Baden is referring to Tebow’s amazing football instincts, comparing them to Darrow’s instincts in the courtroom. The problem with the metaphor is that neither Darrow nor Tebow is famous for instincts. Rather, it’s politics not courtroom practices or offensive schemes that make these two important. Tebow’s rise to cultural stardom has much more to do with his religious beliefs, their public display, and his conservative politics. And, as I have argued, Darrow’s importance in American history relates to politics. Further, Darrow’s politics were completely opposite of Tebow’s—as least what I know of Tebow’s politics. If you are looking for a more apt comparison for Tebow, take a look at William Jennings Bryan, who also had good courtroom instincts and whose politics are a better match.