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Lions’ shameful display gets pass
New York Post ^ | November 4, 2011 | PHIL MUSHNICK

Posted on 11/06/2011 1:36:23 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

You didn’t think there wasn’t 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 media’s 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. Tebow’s sin? He’s deeply devoted to his Christian beliefs.

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Rush Limbaugh mentioned this column during his Friday show.
1 posted on 11/06/2011 1:36:24 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


2 posted on 11/06/2011 1:39:52 PM PST by RetiredArmy (As the End Times draws near, remember the Bible WARNED of these times. Be ready!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


3 posted on 11/06/2011 1:42:03 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

...and possibly beheaded.


4 posted on 11/06/2011 1:43:07 PM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: ConservativeStatement
"Tim Tebow twice was openly mocked by two Detroit players acting like drive-time radio wise guys."

Wow, this is series.

5 posted on 11/06/2011 1:45:40 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


6 posted on 11/06/2011 1:48:37 PM PST by relictele
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To: GeronL
bingo...
7 posted on 11/06/2011 1:54:03 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ConservativeStatement; Perdogg
Mushnick can kvetch all he wants about Chuckie Gruden.

Gruden's a breath of fresh air compared to that putz, that cut-rate Cosell, Kornheiser.

8 posted on 11/06/2011 1:55:06 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: relictele

wasn’t it Mendenhall who openly sided with Al Qaeda? How about mocking him?


9 posted on 11/06/2011 1:56:19 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: relictele

Or was thast Manningham?

I get them confused


10 posted on 11/06/2011 1:56:44 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: RetiredArmy

He doesn’t care, and has stated as such. Tebow is one of the very few good guys left in the NFL.


11 posted on 11/06/2011 1:57:52 PM PST by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: relictele
Yeah, I'm inclined to agree. A rookie will be mocked for whatever the veterans believe will get to him (and that's just when they're on the same team.) Add to that the fact that these aren't exactly the brightest or most creative people in the world and Tebow will surely be teased for the most obvious thing.

That said, I would expect the NFL to issue fines in the $50-75K range if his name was Abdul Allah Tebow.

12 posted on 11/06/2011 1:58:37 PM PST by FredZarguna (Is that an African or a European swallow?)
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To: GeronL

Your post makes an assumption unsupported by fact or available evidence.


13 posted on 11/06/2011 2:01:19 PM PST by relictele (Unions: organized crime with better PR)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Jackson Scholz is depicted as handing Eric Liddell an inspirational Bible-quotation message before the 400 metres final: "It says in the good Book, 'He that honors me, I will honor.'

It only serves Tebow well, that the secular world mocks him.

14 posted on 11/06/2011 2:02:14 PM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


15 posted on 11/06/2011 2:03:01 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: relictele; GeronL

I mistyped/posted.

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.


16 posted on 11/06/2011 2:05:05 PM PST by relictele (Unions: organized crime with better PR)
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To: RetiredArmy

It’s just another case of a Christian being fed to the Lions!


17 posted on 11/06/2011 2:05:45 PM PST by rcofdayton
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To: relictele

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.


18 posted on 11/06/2011 2:06:04 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: RetiredArmy

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.


19 posted on 11/06/2011 2:07:54 PM PST by EDINVA (We Can't Wait, either)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


20 posted on 11/06/2011 2:09:48 PM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: ConservativeStatement

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:

http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/2011/02/tim-tebow-trip-to-vegas-explained-as-a-meme/


21 posted on 11/06/2011 2:11:43 PM PST by JosephMama (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Cain 2012)
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To: GeronL

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.


22 posted on 11/06/2011 2:17:13 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: rcofdayton

“It’s just another case of a Christian being fed to the Lions!”

LOL! It was right there!


23 posted on 11/06/2011 2:17:38 PM PST by jocon307
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To: relictele

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.


24 posted on 11/06/2011 2:18:45 PM PST by I Shall Endure
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To: JosephMama

I have to send that and something else within that link to our resident Gators’ fan.


25 posted on 11/06/2011 2:21:52 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


26 posted on 11/06/2011 2:27:47 PM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: ConservativeStatement
(rollseyes). Phil Mushnick is once again an idiot. Tebow isn't the only Christian in the NFL. There's a large number of them in the NFL, many outspoken and well known about their beliefs. They aren't ridiculed for them either. Javon Ringer and Jon Kitna are two that come to mind off the top of my head.

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.

27 posted on 11/06/2011 2:30:19 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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To: ReneeLynn

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-05-03/rooney-responds-to-mendenhalls-tweets-about-bin-laden

It was tweets.


28 posted on 11/06/2011 2:30:20 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: rintense

As Tebow said: “I was upset at getting sacked”


29 posted on 11/06/2011 2:33:34 PM PST by free me (heartless)
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To: rcofdayton

LOL!!


30 posted on 11/06/2011 2:40:01 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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31 posted on 11/06/2011 3:12:44 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: rcofdayton
Fantastic play on words. This took place in the Coliseum, right?
32 posted on 11/06/2011 3:13:56 PM PST by HotKat (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason. Mark Twain)
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To: ConservativeStatement
You would think the Lions would have learned their lesson after the Another One Bites the Dust fiasco. They once started a year 4-0 and thought they was the cats meow. That cat came back to bite them a big one that year.
33 posted on 11/06/2011 3:34:23 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


34 posted on 11/06/2011 3:48:35 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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35 posted on 11/06/2011 3:54:13 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Rush Limbaugh mentioned this column during his Friday show.

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.

36 posted on 11/06/2011 4:20:09 PM PST by PGalt
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To: ConservativeStatement

History repeats itself because human nature is static.


37 posted on 11/06/2011 4:43:50 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: I Shall Endure
these athletes do it for one reason.....as a very PUBLIC witness for Jesus Christ....every evil rock star or actor or tv commentator can make it widely known their disgust with anything Christian...they shout it out...they punish the public with their crap....

we NEED a few strong Christian men to speak LOUDLY and PROUDLY.....

38 posted on 11/06/2011 5:32:45 PM PST by cherry
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To: GeronL

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?


39 posted on 11/06/2011 6:03:54 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Agree ... the NFL corporate offices in NYC are staffed with liberals. It's the NYC way ...
Bottom line ... the Broncos kicked butt today in Oakland final score 38-24. No 'Tebowing' that I saw ... maybe Shannon Sharpe will shut his trap and let Timmy show his stuff. As a Bronco season ticket holder since 1977 I'm encouraged with what I see in Tebow ... he's the real deal.
40 posted on 11/06/2011 6:41:31 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: BluH2o

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.


41 posted on 11/06/2011 6:47:24 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: discostu

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.


42 posted on 11/06/2011 10:54:31 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Pining_4_TX

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.


43 posted on 11/07/2011 7:33:41 AM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: dfwgator

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.


44 posted on 11/07/2011 7:36:23 AM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


45 posted on 11/07/2011 7:43:01 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Barack suffers from ADD -- "Additional Deficit Disorder".)
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