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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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To: Mike Darancette
A real man
51 posted on 01/08/2012 9:20:46 PM PST by notaliberal
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To: joeclarke
I don't see why the lamestreamers have a hard time with public prayer, they've been praying overtime in their columns for Tebow to fail. Of course they excoriated Rush when he hoped zero would fail.

Rush 1 --- lamestreamers minus 2 --- Tebow priceless

52 posted on 01/08/2012 9:30:01 PM PST by immadashell
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To: joeclarke

Newt hit upon the bigotry of secular America:

“The bigotry question goes both ways and there’s a lot more anti-Christian bigotry today than there is concerning the other side, and none of it gets covered by the news media.”

“Should the Catholic church be forced to close its adoption services in Massachusetts because it won’t accept gay couples, which is exactly what the state has done? Should the Catholic church be driven out of providing charitable services in the District of Columbia because it won’t give in to secular bigotry? Should the Catholic church find itself discriminated against by the Obama administration on key delivery of services because of the bias and the bigotry of the administration?”


53 posted on 01/08/2012 9:55:32 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Lil’ Andy Sullivan doesn’t criticize the muzzies because they love sodomy—mainly with the beautiful boys.......and he wants their worldview-—where his lifestyle will be glorified and accepted (although they won’t allow homosexual marriage—that is ok because he understands the need for creating little boys for them to sodomize—like they do everyday in Afghanistan.

Think how our troops are forced now and conditioned to think-—”sodomy is “good” and virtuous”. Total insanity—Bible says there will be a time when “evil” is called “good”. We are there, people.

We have US laws forcing people to give images of homosexuality to their children to form their reality that homosexuality is normal and good and beautiful—look at those pretty teenage boys kissing on Glee, kids-—ahhhh—

All science proves it not only is unnatural and dysfunctional-—it is learned behavior. Boys have to be conditioned into thinking fecal matter is good to play with and think it is cool. Just worldview.

All women who think “homosexuality” includes a good society for women-—it never has and never will be. All history proves that. It is always about men and little boys. Women are only good for creating a harem of boys and are treated like cattle in homosexual societies.

Do your research: Google: Samurai/boys Zeus/Gandymede Franklin Cover-up Homosexuality/boys/Afghanistan ETC ETC.

Sodomy is always EVIL and should be illegal.


54 posted on 01/08/2012 10:14:34 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature=Just Law.)
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To: isthisnickcool
Yes. That was just the cherry on the sundae. The best part of Tebow's triumph tonight is that it makes fools of the assholes.
55 posted on 01/08/2012 11:05:15 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: vaudine
The Bible says "do not be like the hypocrites" who pray in public with people preceding them down the street playing horns to attract attention. See, religiously illiterate assholes like Sullivan can quote scripture but they don't quote it in context.
56 posted on 01/08/2012 11:10:38 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: brewguru
Well, as for passing, Tebow has a better record than horse-teeth Elway did at the same point in his career. And btw, "QB rating" (125 tonight, a stellar rating) includes passing only, does not take into account Tebow's running contribution.

I don't know how much better you can be in your second half-year.

57 posted on 01/08/2012 11:17:28 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: FreedomProtector
True dat. James Harrison needs desperately to have serious encounter with a runaway garbage truck full of Pitts-puke chickenshit.
58 posted on 01/08/2012 11:20:45 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: FatherofFive
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,

What it proves is, God has a sense of humor.

59 posted on 01/08/2012 11:25:54 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: sten
John 3:16

His General Manager: John Elway

His Coach: John Fox

Passing Yards: 316

Yard Per Pass: 31.6

Roethlisberger INT: 3rd and 16

Time of Possession: 31:06

60 posted on 01/08/2012 11:54:11 PM PST by Azzurri
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To: joeclarke
Bill Maher of HBO Real Time tweeted "Wow Jesus just f---d Tim Tebow real bad. . . "

Every time I think that Bill Maher could not possibly be more despicable, he surprises me.

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

That's Jake Plummer.

61 posted on 01/09/2012 1:42:43 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: FReepaholic

It wouldn’t hurt Rooney to pray either!


62 posted on 01/09/2012 1:45:50 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: joeclarke
Jesus said that we should not pray in public as the hypocrites do...........hypocrites pretend to be something that they are not..........Tebow is not pretending.........

As a side note.....there is also another "John 3:16"......by John the Revelator.........Tebow is not lukewarm........

8:}

63 posted on 01/09/2012 1:47:15 AM PST by AwesomePossum (I have never looked this forward to a November II........)
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To: Bellflower
Does that mean that he threw a total of 316 yards in the game?

Yes. And the yards the reciever runs the ball after the catch also counts towards passing yards. Tebow threw the ball about 15 yards on the last play, but he gets credit for 80.

64 posted on 01/09/2012 6:14:44 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: joeclarke

I don’t know about the reaction of the anti-Tebow crowd, because I was too busy going out after the game and assaulting homosexuals, Muslems, and the odd minority. Not only that, I saw some young children holding balloons, and I went right over and popped them. Also kicked a puppy while popping the balloons. Then I went home, prayed the rosary while invoking the Tea Party, and then demanded we invade Spitsbergen to get their ice (because I ran out of ice before the game ended).


65 posted on 01/09/2012 6:28:44 AM PST by driftless2
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To: FamiliarFace

Yes, we’ll be seeing Tebow next week, but after that—next year....


66 posted on 01/09/2012 6:32:28 AM PST by freebilly
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To: brewguru

He’s still not a good passer. Just barely adequate. His pass to get a third down before the Steelers got their last possession was awful. But the last pass of the game looked decent. What Tebow has as a plus is excellent scrambling ability and the body of a running back. Add to that confidence and the composure to make the play. He’s like Favre in that respect although he isn’t close to Favre’s arm. Quite a few of his passes wobble. He doesn’t have bad arm strength, but he’ll really have to work on his release and accuracy. However, I think the Bronco’s are quite happy with him at the moment. Winning is the only stat that really counts.


67 posted on 01/09/2012 6:37:16 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Ax
"converting"

I think your podiatrist might have been pulling your leg. Pulling your leg...get it?... because, uh, you see....a podiatrist pulling your leg? Alright, put down that club, it was only bad joke.

68 posted on 01/09/2012 6:42:34 AM PST by driftless2
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To: 70times7
I would write more, but I’m on my way out to burn mosques and bash gays.

I'll bring extra matches.

69 posted on 01/09/2012 6:50:55 AM PST by dearolddad
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To: driftless2

Gotcha. Good one. That would fit in with his sense of humor.


70 posted on 01/09/2012 6:58:18 AM PST by Ax
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To: 353FMG
The MSM is already converted to islam.


71 posted on 01/09/2012 7:54:18 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: kentramsay

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

Thanks for the correction


72 posted on 01/09/2012 8:15:59 AM PST by joeclarke (ue)
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To: Mike Darancette

The Cowboys should do whatever they can to get RGIII.


73 posted on 01/09/2012 8:17:51 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Azzurri
John 3:16 His General Manager: John Elway His Coach: John Fox Passing Yards: 316 Yard Per Pass: 31.6 Roethlisberger INT: 3rd and 16 Time of Possession: 31:06

"what does it mean holmes?"

"elementary my dear Watson ...it's some kind of secret code ....the meaning of which escapes me"


74 posted on 01/09/2012 8:20:09 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

That’s funny!


75 posted on 01/09/2012 9:14:14 AM PST by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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To: notdownwidems

I find it funny that if the talking heads in the NFL would have just ignored Tebow and his praying no one would be talking about it and like the white house Haloween party no one would know of it.

The media is getting exactly what it deserves for “feeding the trolls” out there.


76 posted on 01/09/2012 9:27:55 AM PST by GraceG
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To: joeclarke
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77 posted on 01/09/2012 10:41:26 AM PST by Haddit (Heartless)
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To: dearolddad

What... no baseball bats? Piker!


78 posted on 01/09/2012 2:55:18 PM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Haddit

That’s a nice view!


79 posted on 01/09/2012 4:07:49 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: isthisnickcool

Yes, and averaged 31.6 yards per throw.


80 posted on 01/09/2012 4:10:11 PM PST by rintense
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To: driftless2

I know the pass you mention. He didn’t step into it. He kind of stepped to the right and it went low.

I think they can get him throwing the ball well. You don’t always have to throw a pretty spiral. Look at Billy Kilmer. If you’re old enough, you remember he never threw a spiral but got the job done!

He’s not done yet this year and he’ll get a lot more preseason work before next season.


81 posted on 01/09/2012 9:14:03 PM PST by brewguru
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To: FatherofFive

Thank you for the football lesson!


82 posted on 01/09/2012 11:26:01 PM PST by Bellflower
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To: brewguru

I’m not saying Tebow can’t develop into a decent passing quarterback. I’m just saying, as countless others have pointed out, his mechanics need a lot of work. I’m sure there are people working with him, and he only has to look to John Elway for advice in that matter. The Broncos are winning, and that’s all that matters. If they can keep on winning with a poor to mediocre passing game, it won’t matter. I wish the best for Tebow, but as I’m a Packer fan, it’s no skin off my teeth if he doesn’t pan out.


83 posted on 01/10/2012 5:49:13 AM PST by driftless2
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