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.