Skip to comments.Nine Ways the Jets Can Use Tebow (anti Christian bigotry)
Posted on 03/22/2012 8:16:13 AM PDT by garjog
Some of the nine ways:
"3. Team chaplain
Tebow's role as the Jets' unofficial team chaplain would blend nicely with his duties as custodian of the locker-room Swear Jar. All proceeds would go to a year-end pizza party.
4. Team chaperone ...
Based on our casual perusal of the sports pages, football players are no strangers to the social scene...
6. Make him the designated 'Hail Mary' guy....
7. Convert him to tailback.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
On any team in the league, regardless of the starting QB, I believe a 3rd and 5 - 8 package with Tebow as QB would be interesting
Hey n00b. There have been 8 Tebow threads this week that I could quickly find. I have been on two. Beyond that, what is it to you on my opinion on this trade? If you don’t like it, tell me where I am wrong or move on. These are sports threads for crying out loud.
Why are you bothering with matters concerning the Jets anyway? You don't care if they win or lose.
Yeah Cromartie would have. He’s got a long rep of having a flapping mouth. Heck it wouldn’t even have to be a mediocre QB, just somebody that doesn’t like the right rappers.
I was coming up with a polite slam. That all I could come up with at the time.
No one. No one is more of a class act in the NFL right now than Tim Tebow! 99% of those men’s men would be crying like babies if they’d endured what he’s put up with.
Does your remark suggest That ALL Christians who work in any profession should take on the role as Chaplin for that Organization?
NO it is taking a swat at a persons beliefs and making a joke out of it. And Lately It seems to be That If you are a professing Christian You are automatically Relegated to “stereotypical Hypocrites who hate and judge everyone” and add no value oh and are the butt of every moral joke.
He’s a team leader type with strong moral character now joining a team that desperately lacks in both. And the GM specifically mentioned that in the trade press conference.
All Christians that take on the Witness roll (which Tebow has) DO take on the roll of organizational chaplain. It’s part of being a witness.
It’s not taking a shot, it’s paying attention to the press conference and Tebow. Nobody said anything about hate and judge, that comes straight from you.
Wow. Did you wake up this morning deciding to be a victim? If you’re offended by the “hail Mary” comment, maybe you should read the stats cited, and where you drummed up your outrage over “conversion guy” is beyond me. Maybe you should stop expecting to be offended and start paying attention to what was actually written.
Because I like Tim Tebow, as an athlete and as a person. I never liked the Broncos either but I rooted for them hard core after Tebow started playing for them. This was even when they were playing the Chargers and for the play offs. I will root for the Jets if he is playing and I will make sure I watch all their games just to see him play. I am simply tired of all the irrational anti christian hatred that gets sent his way. Especially when it is disguised as football/skills critique.
I have said it before on other Tebow threads, he came into this last season as a noob third stringer with no pre season and he did far better than anyone had any right to expect. The critique is that he did not do better (which is ridiculous) or that he did it ugly. I (and many others) can see that with a full off season and training he will continue to realize what his haters fear most. My only concern with going to the Jets is that they will not give him the training he deserves.
“Did you wake up this morning deciding to be a victim? “
Well, OK you maybe right. I actually didn’t get a chance to send the email since I was rushing off to work.
You think that the article is accurate and doesn’t make fun of the man’s religion.
Hmm. Seems to be that the language are gratuitous attacks on the man’s religion. Perhaps I was reacting more to the graphic. http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/PJ-BG087B_SP_TE_G_20120321224702.jpg
Other minorities, like gays, feminists and Muslims are treated deftly, but now it seems open season to make fun of Christians for no other reason than their faith.
Call me crazy but singling out a person’s religion for deprecation when it is unrelated to the news is unprofessional journalism, even if it is on the sports page in a satirical piece.
Tebow is known for the “hail marys” and the “conversion” reference is technically accurate but at the same time these references are double entendres that are meant to get a chuckle.
In other words, he may be a mediocre athlete, but way make fun of his religion?
Maybe he is reacting more to the idea of having someone with a clear moral behavior in his midst. Going to be a conscience for him.
You’re putting way too much effort into being offended if you think the hail mary and conversions references are double entendres. They’re standard football terms, they were standard football terms before Tebow was born, and assuming the sport finds a way to survive the concussion crisis they’ll be standard football terms long after he you and I are dead.
“too much effort into being offended if you think the hail mary “
You think that since Hail Mary is a common football term, it isn’t intended as a joke.
But it is paired with other anti-Christian allusions that make me think it is part of a theme of making fun of Tebow’s faith.
*”Jeremy Lin Entourage Member” — that is an insult to both Christian athletes. Come on, can’ you see it?
*”Team chaplain” — no player is a team chaplain, so this is directly making fun of his faith. That is an unfair slam.
*Team chaperone” — why would they say this if not trying to be humorous at Tebow’s expense?
These are personal cuts to the guy’s religion I think.
It is repugnant to attack an athlete because of his faith.
“Why Are Anti-Christian Bigots So Eager to Prey On Tim Tebow?
By Todd Starnes, December 12, 2011, FoxNews.com
“Its become something of a sport to attack Christians in this nation....
“Stephen Tullock, a linebacker for the Detroit Lions, personified the anti-Christian attacks when he mocked Tebow after sacking the quarterback. As Tebow picked himself up off the gridiron, Tullock started Tebowing a mocking prayer on bended knee.
I told a friend of mine that I might have a couple sacks this game and if I get him, I going to Tebow it, Tulloch told the Denver Post.
“There was no outrage no editorials of condemnation. There were no calls for religious tolerance nothing but silence from the chattering class.
“Imagine for just a moment if Tebow had been a Muslim. Imagine Tullock sacking the quarterback and then pulling out a prayer rug and offering a mocking prayer toward Mecca. Imagine that..”
There’s nothing insulting about being a Jeremy Lin entourage member. In fact it’s a pretty apt joke, they’re both exciting players, both strong Christians, both now based in New York. In fact I wouldn’t doubt if they do hang out together.
You should inform the Reggie White era Green Bay Packers that no player is team chaplain. No insult there.
Remember who’s on the NYJ, they’ve got a foot fetishist head coach, they’ve got one wide receiver that’s served multiple drug suspensions, they’ve got another wide receiver who shot himself with an illegally concealed weapon while out drinking. The team NEEDS a chaperone.
None of those are personal cuts at Tebow. If there’s a slam at all it’s on Ryan, Holmes and Burress, the guys he’s suggesting get chaperoned.
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