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(Buffalo Receiver) Steve Johnson blames God for his overtime drop
Yahoo Sports ^ | Nov. 28, 2010

Posted on 11/28/2010 5:42:43 PM PST by Wolfie

Steve Johnson blames God for his overtime drop

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson dropped an easy, game-winning touchdown pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. If you haven't seen the clip, we embedded it earlier on Shutdown Corner.

After the game, Johnson placed the blame for the flub not on himself nor the pass nor the lights nor the defender nor the pressure of the situation. Nope; he blamed it on the big guy upstairs:

Players always thank God after a victory, so it's sort of refreshing to see one blame Him after a loss.

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1 posted on 11/28/2010 5:42:46 PM PST by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

It’s funny...


2 posted on 11/28/2010 5:44:28 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Wolfie

After his antics last week and now this, he should be fined for stupidity


3 posted on 11/28/2010 5:46:02 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Hildy
Never piss off a higher authority when contract renegotiation's are just around the corner
4 posted on 11/28/2010 5:46:59 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: Wolfie
Steve Johnson blames God for his overtime drop

I knew blaming Bush was getting old,but THIS is ridiculous!

5 posted on 11/28/2010 5:48:34 PM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: Wolfie

Finally, an athlete proves George Carlin wrong.

“Can’t we silence these Christian athletes who thank Jesus whenever they win and never mention his name when they lose? You never hear them say, “Jesus made me drop the ball” or, “The Lord tripped me up behind the line of scrimmage.””

Well, they do now.


6 posted on 11/28/2010 5:50:18 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: Wolfie

Let the guy keep yappin.


7 posted on 11/28/2010 5:50:36 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: massmike

If he was a Democrat, he would have blamed Bush.


8 posted on 11/28/2010 5:50:45 PM PST by tips up
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To: Wolfie

Too busy plannin’ his end zone celebratory dance to catch the ball.
Jerk.


9 posted on 11/28/2010 5:51:37 PM PST by Roccus (OUR GOVERNMENT IS COMPRISED OF BUFFOONS, TRAITORS, CRIMINALS AND IDIOTS!!!!!!!)
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To: Wolfie

Sounds like he’s contracted Randy Moss disease.


10 posted on 11/28/2010 5:55:04 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 6 days away from outliving Curly Howard)
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To: antiRepublicrat
After a lifetime of cussing, I now say "God Bless It"
11 posted on 11/28/2010 5:56:07 PM PST by mylife (Opinions ~ $1 Half Baked ~ 50c)
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To: Wolfie

At lease he did not blame GW Bush.


12 posted on 11/28/2010 5:57:56 PM PST by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Wolfie

Lol, reminds me of Boethius dressing down by philosophy when he complained about fortune. Fortune is fickle, he was reminded, so praise her or hate her equally regardless of what happens.

The problem he had was not praising God even though he failed. Sometimes it isn’t a lesson, it’s physics, and I praise God for the laws of physics.


13 posted on 11/28/2010 5:58:16 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Wolfie

I praise You 24/7? So now Stevie lies, also.


14 posted on 11/28/2010 6:00:23 PM PST by presently no screen name ("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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To: Wolfie

I would guess this isn’t going to help Buffalo ever win their division...


15 posted on 11/28/2010 6:02:28 PM PST by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim that leans conservDeMin)
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To: Wolfie

Yep, God is a Pittsburgh Steeler fan.


16 posted on 11/28/2010 6:02:48 PM PST by Roklok
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To: antiRepublicrat
Finally, an athlete proves George Carlin wrong.

It's a shame George didn't live to witness this day.

17 posted on 11/28/2010 6:03:29 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Wolfie

Heck, Johnson didn’t just drop a game winner, he dropped the ball FIVE TIMES during the game.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/32565/whirl-interrupted-steve-johnson-drops-ball


18 posted on 11/28/2010 6:17:02 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Wolfie

Einstein said “God doesn’t play dice”, maybe he doesn’t play football either


19 posted on 11/28/2010 6:18:32 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Roklok
Yep. Beat me.

Reminds me of a joke:

When he got to heaven, God was showing him around. They came to a modest little house with a faded Colts flag in the window. "This house is yours for eternity, Peyton," said God. "This is very special; not everyone gets a house up here." Peyton felt special, indeed, and walked up to his house. On his way up to the porch, he noticed another house just around the corner. It was a 3-story mansion with a black and gold sidewalk, a 50-ft tall flag pole with an enormous Steeler flag, and in every window, a Terrible Towel.

Peyton looked at God and said, "God, I'm not trying to be ungrateful, but I have a question. I was an all-pro quaterback, I hold many NFL records and I even went to the Hall of Fame."

God said, "So what's your point, Peyton?"

"Well, why does Ben Roethlisberger get a better house than me?"

God chuckled and said, "Peyton, that's not Ben's house, it's mine"

20 posted on 11/28/2010 6:21:31 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: smoothsailing

God must really hate T.O., then.


21 posted on 11/28/2010 6:22:18 PM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: Wolfie

I thought the Steelers were the chosen team, back in the Steel curtain days and when Terry Bradshaw was making thousands of dollars for winning Super Bowls.


22 posted on 11/28/2010 6:25:04 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Wolfie
"Anyway, the good Lord would never disrupt the best game of my life..."


23 posted on 11/28/2010 6:25:04 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Roklok
Maybe God was just trying to even things up. The entire second half it seemed the Steelers were playing against the Bills and the refs. That was one of the worst officiated games I've seen in a long time.

After last week's 14 penalties called on the Steelers, this week's 10+ - many at crucial times... It is obvious the league has it in for the Steelers, and Harrison in particular.

Case in point, un-necessary roughness call on Harrison today for leading with his helmet. He didn't, he purposely raised his head to take the blow on his chest and shoulder pads, rather than lowering his head and spearing the guy. Still drew a flag, and will probably draw a fine. Another un-necessary roughness was called on a Steeler who ran out of bounds into the Bills' bench. He happened to run into a guy that (probably on purpose) didn't get out of his way.

Or how about the pass interference call on the Steelers' D - even though the QB had thrown the ball away, it landed in the Bills' bench. Talk about un-catchable...

Or how about the holding calls if the Steeler O-line dared impede the Bills D in any way? Let a Bill trip on his way to Ben, and it was apparently assumed it was a hold, push them back 10.

Meanwhile, the Bills receivers can stiff-arm by grabbing the facemask of the Steeler - no call. Their D-backs can play the receiver, never turn around for the ball, shove the Steeler receiver to the ground - no call. The Bills could slap heads and hit heads hard enough to knock Steelers' helments off - no call.

A buddy said the refs calls do get reviewed by the NFL. I hope this crew's performance gets reviewed, ASAP. Based on what I saw them call and not call I would suspend them for several games and knock them out of consideration for any post-season officiating. Meanwhile, I don't know what the Steelers can do about having to play against 12 or 13 people at a time. The refs in the last two games may as well have put on team jersey's. There is an obvious bias against the Steelers. The league had better address this and end it ASAP or they risk losing fans. No-one likes to see an un-fair game. I hate bad calls on any team, and I hate it when the refs inject themselves too much into a game, basically deciding the game. You hear me NFL? I'm a fan, I follow several teams not just the Steelers, but you will lose me and others if you don't clean up your act and let them play a fair game.

24 posted on 11/28/2010 6:26:32 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Wolfie

We had the game in the bag top Jesus made me drop the ball.


25 posted on 11/28/2010 6:27:35 PM PST by sappy (criminalibs)
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To: Wolfie

Matthew 23:12
For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

Stevie is not going to get very far with his attitude.
He needs to realize that God does not “owe” him anything.


26 posted on 11/28/2010 6:42:05 PM PST by right way right
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To: ThunderSleeps

Excellent post. My wife and I watched the Steelers game and I completely agree with you, the Steelers are getting a raw deal from the refs. Last week and now today, its blatantly obvious that a decision has been made to make it as difficult as possible for the Steelers. It’s shameful and harmful to the sport.


27 posted on 11/28/2010 7:09:13 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: SoothingDave

Stiller fan ping.


28 posted on 11/28/2010 7:16:00 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: sappy

Guess Jesus won’t drop kick him through the goal posts of life.


29 posted on 11/28/2010 7:16:53 PM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: dfwgator

The player had 5 drops today. Maybe he should thank Obama for unemployment benefits.


30 posted on 11/28/2010 7:18:32 PM PST by scooby321
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To: rdcbn

What a baby, someone change his diapers and give him a pacifier.


31 posted on 11/28/2010 7:31:07 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Roklok

You wish, they are the second luckiest team in the league, behind the Jets!


32 posted on 11/28/2010 7:31:18 PM PST by j_tull (I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL! What are the Bengals now, 2-9?


33 posted on 11/28/2010 7:37:33 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Wolfie

Wasn’t he the guy who attended Obama’s School of Leadership last week?


34 posted on 11/28/2010 8:29:37 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: tips up

“If he was a Democrat, he would have blamed Bush.”

Well that’s good then. I mean, he may be an ungrateful sinner, but at LEAST he’s not a stinking dem!

OK, I was going to say something snarky about the Bills, but out of respect for Jack Kemp, I won’t!


35 posted on 11/28/2010 9:20:13 PM PST by jocon307
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To: smoothsailing
I went back and did some checking of game stats for the year.

For the first 9 games of the season, the Steelers averaged 5 penalties for 42 yards per game.

For the last two games, those numbers have jumped to an average of 12 penalties and 135 yards per game.

The numbers don't lie. There has been a decision made in the NFL, maybe just among the officials, maybe coming down from the top: hammer the Steelers, make them a poster child for a "kinder gentler" NFL or some such BS.

36 posted on 11/29/2010 5:20:48 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Roccus

One thing I know for sure is that Dez Bryant of the Cowboys would have done whatever it took to catch and control that ball. That’s the differnece between Bryant and Johnson. That, and Bryant is a rookie. A dam#@d good rookie.


37 posted on 11/29/2010 8:13:14 AM PST by NCC-1701 (HEY, NAZI PELOUSY, ON NOVEMBER 2, WE WILL DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: dfwgator

more like, just drop kick!


38 posted on 11/29/2010 8:52:11 AM PST by sappy (criminalibs)
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To: Wolfie

Stevie Johnson is going to be fine.

Did anyone bother to notice how his Tweet ended?

In the beginning he expresses anger at God, which he is redirecting from anger at himself for dropping the pass.

Next, he searches for the lesson he’s supposed to learn from this experience.

Finally he tweets, “THX THO...”

At the end of 140 characters, he realizes that he is thankful to God for the lesson, even if he doesn’t yet know what it is.

Stevie’s going to do just fine, and I won’t expect him to get fined much by the NFL the rest of his career either.

Of course, what do I know, I’m a recovering Steeler addict.


39 posted on 11/29/2010 12:12:28 PM PST by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because....)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Ran across a good article about this....

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/525259-are-the-pittsburgh-steelers-being-targeted-by-roger-goodell-and-the-nfl?search_query=Steelers


40 posted on 11/29/2010 12:50:07 PM PST by smoothsailing
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