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Tebow Critics Get "Tebotomy." No Fair Praying?
JoeClarke.Net ^ | 1.8/2012 | JoeClarke.Net

Posted on 01/08/2012 6:47:34 PM PST by joeclarke

I'm not a big time football fan, even though I played my fair share of football back in the day. What a thrilling end to the Denver - Pittsburgh game when Saint Tebow threw the game winning, overtime pass to the similarly remarkable Demaryius Thomas.


Just as interesting as the game itself has been the media's game of trashing Tim Tebow for his praying and showing "excessive celebration" on the field by kneeling on the turf, poining his fingers up to the Lord, and other Christian confessions.

The media has lightened up a bit after seeing and believing Tim's talent, but the agnostic jock wonks who hated Rush Limbaugh and Dennis Miller for their conservative stances seemed all too anxious to pile on Mr. Tebow.

Here are a few highlights of journalists and jocks who have gotten their heads handed to them (call it a Tebotomy) after another miraculous win by the Denver Broncos:

Rick Snyder, sports writer for the Washington Examiner "Tebow Time Is About To Expire"

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman in the Jewish Week "If Tebow wins you will see an emboldening to burn mosques and bash gays.

Bill Maher of HBO Real Time tweeted "Wow Jesus just f---d Tim Tebow real bad. . . " I faxed HBO on that one, and there has been a boycott of HBO initiated.

Keith Olbermann Countdown To No Ratings on the Al Gore cable channel defended Maher, of course.

Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Terrell Suggs suggests that Tebow prays too much, and "I don't feel comfortable I gotta pray "Oh God, please, save me again."

Detroit Linebacker Stephen Tulloch mocked Tebow in a tweet for his "Tebowing," and performed a mock Tebow during a Detroit Lion game recently. Note: the Lions just lost their chance to advance in the NFL playoffs.

Saturday Night Live mocked Christ (worse than mocking Tebow) last week when "Jesus" entered into the Bronco locker room and suggested that Tebow study the play book more, and pray less.

Sky Jethani, religious writer at the Huffington Post (Yes, they have a Religion section) accused Tebow of being a hypocrite for praying in public, referencing a piece by gay activist Andrew Sullivan.

Andrew Sullivan, flamboyant gay writer, at the Daily Beast accused Tebow of being a hypocrite because he prays in public, contrary to Jesus warnings to "pray in private" in the Sermon on the Mount. Note to Andrew Sullivan: Sodomy is not a Biblical blessing, contrary to what the Episcopalians and Methodists say, and the Book of Acts in the New Testament mentions public prayer 16 times. I think they understood the commands of Jesus a bit more accurately than Andrew Sullivan.

It really hit home when a former fellow Denver quarterback, Chris Plummer, advised Tebow not to be so flamboyant in expressing his faith

Amidst all this, Tim Tebow has never bashed his critics. In fact, Tim Tebow's response to Chris (named after somebody named Christ, maybe?) was this:

"If you're married, and you have a wife, and you really love your wife, is it good enough to only say to your wife 'I love her' the day you get married? Or should you tell her every single day when you wake up and every opportunity?
"And that's how I feel about my relationship with Jesus Christ is that it is the most important thing in my life. So any time I get an opportunity to tell him that I love him or given an opportunity to shout him out on national TV, I'm gonna take that opportunity. And so I look at it as a relationship that I have with him that I want to give him the honor and glory anytime I have the opportunity. And then right after I give him the honor and glory, I always try to give my teammates the honor and glory.
"And that's how it works because Christ comes first in my life, and then my family, and then my teammates. I respect Jake's opinion, and I really appreciate his compliment of calling me a winner. But I feel like anytime I get the opportunity to give the Lord some praise, he is due for it." Tim Tebow. Amen, brother!!


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Religion; Sports
KEYWORDS: denverbroncos; faith; tebow; tebowing
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1 posted on 01/08/2012 6:47:39 PM PST by joeclarke
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To: joeclarke

yeah well the liberal MSM had no problems when their darling ALI was praising Allah etc in his interviews after wins

Or when he made a big deal about converting and changing his name


2 posted on 01/08/2012 6:54:52 PM PST by uncbob
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To: joeclarke

I saw Troy and one other player,forehead,chest,shoulder,shoulder during the game.
Sign of the Cross.


3 posted on 01/08/2012 6:57:44 PM PST by Vinnie
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To: joeclarke

I would write more, but I’m on my way out to burn mosques and bash gays.


4 posted on 01/08/2012 6:59:57 PM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: joeclarke

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/01/08/entire-cbs-postgame-show-tebows-after-broncos-defeat-steelers-overtim


5 posted on 01/08/2012 7:02:22 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: joeclarke

Is it true that he threw for 316 yards?


6 posted on 01/08/2012 7:05:49 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: joeclarke

Bill Maher, Keith Olbermann, Andrew Sullivan, et al. are not acquainted with anything resembling a decent thought or intention.


7 posted on 01/08/2012 7:05:50 PM PST by NoPrisoners ("When in the course of human events...")
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To: joeclarke

If Mrs. Sullivan’s little Andrew can run around being “gay” in public, I don’t see anything hypocritical about Tebow praying in public. Little Andrew’s Muzzie pals do it all of the time. Little Andy doesn’t seem very concerned about that.


8 posted on 01/08/2012 7:06:30 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: 70times7
I would write more, but I’m on my way out to burn mosques and bash gays.

Wait for me! lol

9 posted on 01/08/2012 7:07:34 PM PST by NoPrisoners ("When in the course of human events...")
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To: joeclarke

Good post with the critic’s quotes, joeclarke. Thanks.

(I haven’t followed the participants in the bashing and do not pay attention to the NFL in general, but...on many levels...there appears to be a greater story here.)


10 posted on 01/08/2012 7:08:02 PM PST by PGalt
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To: 70times7

good answer :)


11 posted on 01/08/2012 7:09:34 PM PST by bella1 (As it was in the days of Lot....)
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To: joeclarke

Just what exactly is it that Mr. Tebow is doing that burns their sorry @sses so badly? Could be any worse than what they do on any given Saturday night.


12 posted on 01/08/2012 7:09:58 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

Jake Plummer. Christopher Plummer was in Sound of Music, or some other movie.


13 posted on 01/08/2012 7:17:14 PM PST by kentramsay
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To: joeclarke

The way in which this game ended reminded me of two previous games which began in much the same way.

The first, Superbowl XXII, began with John Elway throwing a TD bomb on the first play. That was pretty much it for the Broncos, as Doug Williams and the Redskins went on to set a bunch of records in annihilating Denver.

The second, Superbowl LVI, began with Chicago Bears superstar Devin Hester returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown. They lost to the Colts 29-17.

Congratulations to the Denver Broncos and Tim Tebow. Better to end the game with the Big Play!


14 posted on 01/08/2012 7:19:53 PM PST by Ozone34 ("There are only two philosophies: Thomism and bullshitism!" -Leon Bloy)
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To: joeclarke
I see a misunderstanding of the word "praying" by Tebow's detractors. They see praying as asking. Tebow explained that he is giving thanks and acknowledgement of his love of Christ.

The Bible DOES say to pray in private, but it says to make a joyful noise before the Lord, too. I believe Tebow's actions embrace the latter.

Please let all Christians pray for Tebow, as he is ONE professional jock who is a true role model for youth--to say nothing of the rest of the country.

vaudine

15 posted on 01/08/2012 7:23:54 PM PST by vaudine
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To: joeclarke

One must bear in mind, when bringing Christianity to bear in public life, that most often losers are winners, and winners are losers. Somewhere in the world today was a woman changing her baby’s diaper, totally unaware of the Pittsburg-Denver game. To the extent she knows Jesus as her Savior, she is every bit as important as Tim Tebow, if not moreso. The good thing is . . . Tebow knows this.


16 posted on 01/08/2012 7:24:26 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (let establishment heads explode)
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To: joeclarke

Tim will be burned at the stake for practicing witchcraft by mid-season, next year.


17 posted on 01/08/2012 7:24:32 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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18 posted on 01/08/2012 7:25:15 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: joeclarke

Hate the Bronco, like Tebow, love the Pats. See younext season Timmy....


19 posted on 01/08/2012 7:25:28 PM PST by freebilly
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To: FlingWingFlyer

And the Folsom Street Festival/gay parades/Gay tv/Gay mandates for public school education, etc.

I’m waiting for someone with a name and TV time to rub their noses in it. I may wait eternally...


20 posted on 01/08/2012 7:26:18 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Curse you, Norm Lenhart! Im slain, crumpled in a ditch by your obvious superiority - Humblegunner)
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To: joeclarke

He looked pretty good throwing the ball today, except for a few plays. I’ve been saying he should improve steadily. You’d think professional coaches could get a kid with all the tools passing pretty well before long.


21 posted on 01/08/2012 7:26:50 PM PST by brewguru
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To: joeclarke

Absolutely dirty hit by James “I don’t care if I hurt anyone” Harrison, destroying the knee of Broncos top receiver. James Harrison should be removed from the league. Even high school players know how to tackle/wrap up correctly.

Clearly backward pass, refs missed an obvious fumble...given field position likely a 7 point swing.

Multiple face masks on Tim Tebow never called. Broncos would have a really good chance to win in regulation if called.


22 posted on 01/08/2012 7:27:24 PM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: joeclarke

I have to admit, this couldn’t have been more perfect, an early commanding lead, followed by a comeback from the Steelers. Tiebow haters were probably talking considerable smack. Then Pow touchdown. I bet Maher sucked his coke spoon up his nose so hard it shot out his butt.


23 posted on 01/08/2012 7:30:12 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: BobP

If Tebow was Muslim and got on all 4’s, anyone think the announcers would dare to mock him?

Love that he threw for 316.


24 posted on 01/08/2012 7:31:12 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: kentramsay
Christopher Plummer was in Sound of Music, or some other movie.

LOL - Yeah, that Christopher Plumber guy was in "The Sound of Music". He managed to get into other movies here and there, but nothing anyone ever heard of./s

Most recently he was in a little known film called "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". He has been working continuously since 1953.

25 posted on 01/08/2012 7:31:57 PM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: joeclarke

The whining pundit class feels more comfortable seeing chest-pounding “LOOK AT ME” antics rather than Tebow’s humble prayer moment.

What Tebow does to these people is force them to think about their own approach to life... it’s making them squirm.


26 posted on 01/08/2012 7:34:26 PM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.)
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To: joeclarke
Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez prays in the center of the field before the start of every game.


27 posted on 01/08/2012 7:37:24 PM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: joeclarke

Tebow has plaed some games very well. The MSM hates Tebow or anthing god. They like islam, totalitarianism. I think obama supporters should be sent to gitmo, no food, their salvation direction right in their faces.


28 posted on 01/08/2012 7:42:00 PM PST by MtnClimber (Tim Tebow will never be successful in the NFL - Leftist journalists who have sold their souls)
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To: vaudine

It’s customary for Christians to keep visible prayer in private forums, which to argue super pickily, a football game is (you have to get a ticket and go there, or else tune in coverage on TV). The biblical concern is, of course, who is getting the glory — is it you for praying or is it God for being prayed to? The Lord is not interested in the former.


29 posted on 01/08/2012 7:43:18 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: joeclarke

Tebow Time: his favorite Bible verse is John 3:16. He threw for 316 yards in today’s OT win, averaging 31.6 yards per completion. Proof?

Or will all the athiests in the media whine about that, too?


30 posted on 01/08/2012 7:45:42 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Caipirabob
Just what exactly is it that Mr. Tebow is doing that burns their sorry @sses so badly? Could be any worse than what they do on any given Saturday night.

He's praying and giving thanks. Huge foul in their books.

31 posted on 01/08/2012 7:47:19 PM PST by Kenny (q)
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To: CainConservative

I am a Charger fan, but I am rooting for the Broncos! They appear to be doing something pretty special here.... The focus is all on Tim, but his recievers and that defense are working their butts off too and finding ways to win. (Unlike my Chargers, who seem to go out of their way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory).

Go Tim!


32 posted on 01/08/2012 7:56:11 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: joeclarke

If Tebow made Obama a god and prayed to him the LSM wouldn’t be able to kiss up to Tebow fast enough.


33 posted on 01/08/2012 8:02:36 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: FReepaholic

Supposedly Wayne Rooney is a staunch catholic, although you’d never know it from his off-field behavior.


34 posted on 01/08/2012 8:07:27 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Exactly! Praise, however, is good both privately and publicly.

Several references to praise, which I do not know chapter and verse offhand, say make a joyful noise unto the Lord; and that praise is a sweet savor to the Lord, that we should witness to others. Also many, many admonitions to give praise unto the Lord.

vaudine

35 posted on 01/08/2012 8:18:15 PM PST by vaudine
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To: isthisnickcool
Is it true that he threw for 316 yards?

Yes, Tebow threw for 316 yards? (as in John 3:16)

Also, Rothlesberger threw his INT on 3rd and 16.....hmmm....

oh, and Tebow's average yards per completion were 31.6.....

Proves Jesus is a Bronco's fan. /s

Random events cluster, but this is kewl.

36 posted on 01/08/2012 8:18:20 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I have to see my Jewish podiatrist every couple of months. He’s an Ohio State grad and has very little in his life beyond Buckeye football. He was treating me a couple of weeks ago, while Tebowmania was just taking hold. While he was wielding his scalpel near my foot, he said, “you know, if I see any more Tebow miracles, I might consider converting.” Except for our intra-Big-10 rivalry, he’s a good friend of mine, and I am seriously considering emailing him to see if he’s still open to converting.


37 posted on 01/08/2012 8:24:06 PM PST by Ax (A)
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To: freebilly
Hate the Bronco, like Tebow, love the Pats. See younext season Timmy....

Won't you be seeing Timmy next week?

38 posted on 01/08/2012 8:29:56 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: ScottinVA
I can imagine that as the Broncos won that game, there were probably many millions of people jumping up and down in their living room, like my husband and I were....

the SCM/sports cabal just HATE that the people love TT....

39 posted on 01/08/2012 8:37:22 PM PST by cherry
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To: Ax

Back to Judaism?


40 posted on 01/08/2012 8:39:13 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: FreedomProtector

“Absolutely dirty hit by James “I don’t care if I hurt anyone” Harrison, destroying the knee of Broncos top receiver.”

I usually feel for injured players, having been hurt a time or two on the field. But if someone criples that scumbag, I won’t feel a thing. No joy, but no sympathy. In fact apathy...


41 posted on 01/08/2012 8:55:51 PM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: cherry
there were probably many millions of people jumping up and down in their living room, like my husband and I were....

So were we!!! It was a fun game to watch, with a terrific ending!

42 posted on 01/08/2012 8:56:41 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: cld51860

And we freaking brought back Turner? What’s going on?


43 posted on 01/08/2012 8:58:15 PM PST by chargers fan
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To: joeclarke

Christians should poke pundits in the eyes as often as they wish.


44 posted on 01/08/2012 8:59:37 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: FamiliarFace

“there were probably many millions of people jumping up and down in their living room, like my husband and I were....”

My wife and two sons, 15 and 7, and myself were high fiving all over the place for about 5 minutes.

...and we’re Ravens fans and it had nothing to do with the Steelers being sent home...well, maybe just a little lol.


45 posted on 01/08/2012 9:01:48 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: icwhatudo

The MSM is already converted to islam.


46 posted on 01/08/2012 9:04:53 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: CainConservative

oh... i didn’t know he only had 10 completions.

316 yards

31.6 avg yards per completion

John 3:16

hehehe

making the libtards heads spin

hehehehe


47 posted on 01/08/2012 9:06:14 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: joeclarke

“Let every that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.” (Psalm 150:6)


48 posted on 01/08/2012 9:08:06 PM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: FatherofFive
Yes, Tebow threw for 316 yards? (as in John 3:16)

I don't follow football. What does he threw for 316 yards mean? Does that mean that he threw a total of 316 yards in the game?

49 posted on 01/08/2012 9:12:29 PM PST by Bellflower
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To: joeclarke

Folks better get used to it, Robert Griffin III the nice kid that just won the Heisman Trophy does pretty much the same thing. Maybe there is hope for America yet.


50 posted on 01/08/2012 9:15:51 PM PST by Mike Darancette (11/06/2012: Starts "Occupy the White House")
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