Skip to comments.Lions’ shameful display gets pass
Posted on 11/06/2011 1:36:23 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
You didnt think there wasnt going to be a price to pay for all of this, did you?
Our sports, with our kids targeted to ride shotgun, have been headed this way for years. The cumulative effect of relentlessly marketing bad as good and dismissing good as unmarketable -- the pandering, the silence, the network promos that replaced football with chest-pounders and preeners, the medias insistence that one play with a swagger -- has inevitably brought us to a place that years ago should not have been fed nor watered.
This past Sunday in Denver, during a 45-10 loss to the suddenly smug Lions, Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow twice was openly mocked by two Detroit players acting like drive-time radio wise guys. Tebows sin? Hes deeply devoted to his Christian beliefs.
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I am sure Tim doesn’t care. He KNOWS there is a higher power that took note of the action and the ones who did it will be reminded of it one day. Judgment Day.
It is disgraceful. Imagine if Tebow was a Muslim and the tacklers fell on their knees and bowed to him mocking his faith.
They’d been out of the NFL by now.
...and possibly beheaded.
Wow, this is series.
God can see/hear us praying no matter what pose we take. Therefore, the bended knee routine is gilding the lily.
Tebow may very well practice what he preaches, walk the walk, etc. but his nonstop injection of subject A into subject B when the two are not directly related means it was inevitable that he would be be a target for mockery.
Let the red mist dissipate and understand that they are not mocking his faith or God or religion in general, simply that this NFL newbie has been getting an inordinate amount of attention for things that mostly occur off the football field. Win first, preach second, if you like.
Considering the punishing physical abuse that a Tarkenton, Anderson, Bradshaw, Layne, Baugh, Starr, etc. must have taken, a few digs at one’s look-at-me antics is actually getting off light.
Gruden's a breath of fresh air compared to that putz, that cut-rate Cosell, Kornheiser.
wasn’t it Mendenhall who openly sided with Al Qaeda? How about mocking him?
Or was thast Manningham?
I get them confused
He doesn’t care, and has stated as such. Tebow is one of the very few good guys left in the NFL.
That said, I would expect the NFL to issue fines in the $50-75K range if his name was Abdul Allah Tebow.
Your post makes an assumption unsupported by fact or available evidence.
It only serves Tebow well, that the secular world mocks him.
My husband calls this sort of stuff “showing their asses”. I don’t know if that is a Marine Corps saying or not, but I always think of a baboon primping for attention.
I’m a Steeler fan but had no time for Mendenhall’s nonsense. On the other hand, religion/politics/science views of pro athletes don’t really interest me since their knowledge is usually rather thin. Idiots who refuse to stand for the national anthem etc. should be ostracized not for their lack of patriotism but for their lack of common sense and decorum.
It’s just another case of a Christian being fed to the Lions!
Mendenhall doesn’ think Al Qaeda did 9-11, he doesn’t think planes can take down buildings. He must be one of those 9-11 “truthers” who think Bush and Cheney did it if he isn’t sympathetic to Al Qaeda.
As an ardent Christian, I’m sure Tebow would have immediately forgiven any slight. Maybe that’s the problem with *real* Christians. This Judeo-Christian nation politely sat back and watched atheists tear down every last principle and symbol of that Christianity.
these people piss me off. way too much money to play a sport and treat the rest of society as if they’re not worthy of their presence. ive said for a long time that nobody should be dancing and prancing on the football field, unless it’s after a touchdown and even then in respectful moderation. making an ass of yourself just because you disrupted a pass or made a single tackle makes you look like a damn fool. which, for most of them, they are.
The lions are classless. Anyone who has watched them play knows this.
However, I like my football minus the preaching.
A funny thing I stumbled on this afternoon:
No he posted on his facebook page that we shouldn’t be so quick to judge, I believe it was Bin Laden, over what happened. He clearly sympathized with them. And that was the last time I visited his page.
“Its just another case of a Christian being fed to the Lions!”
LOL! It was right there!
Exactly. Jesus had some not so good things to say about those who practice public piety. I’m glad Tebow walks with Christ. I just wish he wasn’t such an exhibitionist about it.
I have to send that and something else within that link to our resident Gators’ fan.
hey didn’t mock his faith, they mocked his celebration. Any player in any sport that develops a standard way of celebrating a big play WILL have it thrown back in his face when somebody gets a big play against him. He always does the knee drop, so it happened back at him. And he said he thought it was funny. Really people, get over it. This panic anytime anybody does anything even slightly rude to Tebow is pathetic and makes Christians look like a bunch of whiney mommas boys.
Tebow was mocked by the Lions because he wears the jersey of the Broncos. The Lions don't like the Broncos. That's because Tony Scheffler was run out of Denver. Scheffler's an ex-Bronco and did not leave on good terms. Tulloch is his teammate and directly went against Tebow on the field.
This is football. It's not nice. People are called a lot worse in the piles.
It was tweets.
As Tebow said: “I was upset at getting sacked”
Years ago I had 2 season tickets for a NFL team. As the players became fools, I dropped the tickets. A few years later, I lost interest altogether in the NFL. That spread to all pro sports. I haven’t watched an NFL or NBA game in 20 years. I did see a couple MLB games in there, which broke that streak. My daughter was a fan, but she lost it, too.
I heard Rush talk about it. It doesn't surprise me. The Lions...I quit watching them about 15-20 years ago. I was a big fan...my Sundays would be ruined when they lost. The last 15-20 years my Sundays have been fantastic.
History repeats itself because human nature is static.
we NEED a few strong Christian men to speak LOUDLY and PROUDLY.....
No, he did a Facebook too. PLEASE. I’m a Steelers fan and I was a fan on his page until it was posted. I told him off and left the page. Okay?
Fox should have been fired on the spot for taking those points off the board right before halftime. But credit to Tebow, for not letting it phase him, and he led them back in the second half.
Well, sportsmanship has been dead in pro sports (and often in college) for a long time. I am so tired of seeing a player tackle a guy and then stand over him like some sort of dominant male animal or run off and pound his chest and scream. It’s sickening.
These guys are whacked out on adrenaline, then they make the big play, and the crowd is screaming (either encouragement or epithets), what do you think they’re going to do. It’s a violent game played by crazy men, so long as they’re celebrating something that’s legit (I hate when they tackle a guy after he’s made the first down then celebrate) I don’t mind. And it’s not like the tebowing was that huge a deal, guy sacked Tebow, rolled off of him, tebowed for about 1 second, got up and went back to his team mates. The TD guy was even shorter, he didn’t even pull of a full tebow, only got halfway down.
Really folks just gotta stop whining. Tebow is a professional football player, that means between the teams he’ll face and the sports press literally THOUSANDS of people are being paid to be mean to him. That’s their job, defense are paid to make him fail, offenses are paid to outscore him even if he does well, and the press is paid to point out his flaws. That’s how it works for everybody in professional sports. This great hue and cry every time somebody does their job is really silly.
You can say it hindsight, but if they get the TD Fox is brilliant. He had to make the decision without knowing the results. Yeah the CW is never take points off the board, but the other CW is you want 7s not 3s. If he settles for the FG and Oakland uses that “extra” time on the clock to swing down for a TD everybody is saying he should have been fired on the spot for settling for 3.
As crummy as the Lions have been for the last 15-20 years, rooting for them this season would have been really easy now that they’re good (and since I’m a Vikings fan I’m completely disgusted with the state of that organization and its incessant begging for a billion-dollar stadium).
However, I tend to like my winners classy, so I guess I won’t be rooting for Detroit either.