Many who watched the 84th Annual Academy Awards witnessed Robert Downey, Jr. having one of the more unique and memorable moments on stage with Gwyneth Paltrow, delivering a clever bit geared in the direction of documentaries.

But backstage, Downey, Jr. actually had arguably his best moment of the night (or his worst), giving a quick shout-out to the sports world and one of its best stories over the last year.

It was finally a step away from the Jeremy Lin spotlight, and quickly back in the direction of Tim Tebow.

Robert Downey, Jr. was caught “Tebowing” at the 2012 Oscars.


Robert Downey, Jr. “Tebowing” at the 2012 Oscars (Image Credit:

Upon checking Tebow’s Twitter account, there is no acknowledgement of the act.  Perhaps he missed the event, or is still out at an Oscars party.

The first option is more likely.

If only Downey, Jr. had come out on stage wearing a “Linsanity” shirt, he could have taken out “two birds with one stone”.  Oh well, maybe next time.

(H/T College Football Newswire via Twitter  and Image Credit:


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