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Did ESPN's Chris Berman Cry Over Tebow Ten Minute Film?
Vanity | 12-17-2011 | Self

Posted on 12/18/2011 9:40:34 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright

I just saw the most stunning thing: ESPN's pre game show for the NFL just ran a ten minute clip of last week's Chicago-Denver football game featuring Tim Tebow (he wore mic for the game).

It was an amazing goose bump film, but the most amazing thing was the result of the normally hard panned ESPN crew of Chris Berman, Mike Ditka, Chris Carter, Keyshawn Johnson and Tom Jackson.

I think they were all on the verge of tears. Chris Berman could barely get the conversation going when the film was over. Am I imagining this?

(will post a video as soon as one hits - this was hot off the wire)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: espn; religion; tebow

1 posted on 12/18/2011 9:40:39 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright
10 minutes of God's awesomeness, win or lose..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grM2sb7VYSs

Go Tebow!

2 posted on 12/18/2011 9:47:26 AM PST by CainConservative
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Chris Carter was quoting scripture afterwards...had to do a double take...excellent.


3 posted on 12/18/2011 9:47:54 AM PST by carpediem365 (sola deo gloria)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grM2sb7VYSs


4 posted on 12/18/2011 9:47:59 AM PST by CainConservative
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Didn’t you?


5 posted on 12/18/2011 9:49:08 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I did not see it, but I can not imagine that either Berman was faking or you are imagining. Berman is the worst of the worst at ESPN. He has spearheaded turning it from a network sponsored in part by conservative money to the leftist backwater it is today.


6 posted on 12/18/2011 9:50:16 AM PST by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: Libloather

Yes I did - but I share Tim’s faith, Tim’s horrible singing talent, and “Awesome God” is my favorite inspirational song as well. I doubt the rough and tumble cast of this show share all that.

I still shed a tear watching “October Sky” and “The Rookie.”


7 posted on 12/18/2011 9:53:58 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

What a fantastic God we worship who can use someone like Tebow showing his might and having all spectators marvel at the Lord’s greatness through his servant. Tebow is a blessed man to have the Lord use him like this.


8 posted on 12/18/2011 9:58:00 AM PST by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: JLS

Berman was not faking - now whether I was imagining is another thing altogether. That’s why I was hoping to get feedback from those who had seen it or would later see a video of it.

His voice was very gutteral the way we all are when we are trying to talk through an inclination to break down. But I am not 100% sure.

And BTW, I think Keith Olbermann led the charge for ESPN to be more blatanly leftist - which is not necessary anyway. Most media weenies, even in sports, are knee jerk liberals. I doubt Berman was the reason. And FTR, Berman is the most gifted football highlight commentator in history IMO.

And I think he was moved by Tebow’s faith and his genuiness and the power of that short film.


9 posted on 12/18/2011 9:58:43 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: Son-Joshua

>> What a fantastic God we worship who can use someone like Tebow showing his might and having all spectators marvel at the Lord’s greatness through his servant. Tebow is a blessed man to have the Lord use him like this. >>

Which BTW is exactly what I think is happening with all of this. I have always been very skeptical of thinking that God is intervening in the outcome of sporting events - but I gotta tell you - I have no other explanation for this.

And more to the point, there is no other explanation to the incredible attention Tebow is getting all over the world — both pro can con.


10 posted on 12/18/2011 10:01:59 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: CainConservative

I can’t wait to see this!


11 posted on 12/18/2011 10:02:04 AM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The ESPN documentary on Tebow that aired on ABC yesterday was outstanding, and moving. Also never realized how bed-ridden sick Tebow was the day before the Senior Bowl disaster.


12 posted on 12/18/2011 10:04:21 AM PST by montag813
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To: fightinJAG; CainConservative

The video Cain Conservative posted is the awesome ten minute film - but make sure you stay on the look out for a video of the studio reaction to it (I am looking for one hard as I can search).

Berman losing it, Ditka seeming to, Carter quoting scripture and Tom Jackson saying it’s the most amazing 8 game stretch in Denver Bronco history.....etc ....etc...

The video is awesome. The studio reaction is priceless as well. I was just stunned at both.


13 posted on 12/18/2011 10:06:54 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

With a few exceptions I think most of the ESPN crew is not anti Tebow.


14 posted on 12/18/2011 10:07:10 AM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

What years was Olbermann at ESPN? I can’t remember.


15 posted on 12/18/2011 10:08:35 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: GSWarrior

>> With a few exceptions I think most of the ESPN crew is not anti Tebow. >>

You may be right, and I think the ‘anti Tebow” crew has gotten smaller each week. But this video and reaction was way above and beyond the anti Tebow pro Tebow debate that has gripped the sports media. This is must see video.


16 posted on 12/18/2011 10:09:12 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Tebow is a winner and a leader and makes everyone around him better.


17 posted on 12/18/2011 10:10:15 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Tebow is a winner and a leader and makes everyone around him better.


18 posted on 12/18/2011 10:10:31 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Pan_Yan

Not sure, but the team of Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick is the team that really propelled “Sports Center” to the top of the cable heap. That along with Berman’s football and baseball highlights/nicknames plus glomming onto mass televising of college basketball with Dick Vitale are probably the three keys’ to ESPN’s amazing ascendance.

I would guess Olbermann has been gone maybe ten years? Sure it can be googled.


19 posted on 12/18/2011 10:12:29 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: DouglasKC

>> Tebow is a winner and a leader and makes everyone around him better.>>

Agreed, and this is really demonstrated in this film.


20 posted on 12/18/2011 10:14:09 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Already seen it. Also saw the replay on NFL network. That was awesome too. I am a diehard Bronco fan


21 posted on 12/18/2011 10:15:06 AM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: Son-Joshua; C. Edmund Wright

If anyone had question as to the seriousness of anyone on that panel, all they needed to do was to see the Sunday wrap up on ESPN late that night after the night game. Berman, Jackson and Dilfer did everything in their power to come up with a plausible (in their typical world) explanation why he keeps winning. They were all on the verge of blurting it out but they finally made the leap in today’s show. Berman’s last words on the segment said it all.


22 posted on 12/18/2011 10:18:06 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: DouglasKC

My boss is one of the coaches for our school football team which has in the last 8 years won 2 consecutive state titles twice. This past year we got runner-up.

Tebow came up at work last week and he said he likes Tebow so I asked him why. He said because Tebow gives 200% and that brings out the best in everybody around him.

What that video showed is that Tim Tebow is an encourager. He gives courage to the people around him. He gets his courage from his own walk with God, but it seems to me that he passes along that courage and hope to everybody around him, regardless of what their own faith or life is like.


23 posted on 12/18/2011 10:18:47 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I noticed that they didn't have to "bleep" a single word Tebow spoke.

Very rare for those kind of "mic'd up" stories.

Tim Tebow lives his faith. Clean and wholesome! No wonder the media hates him!

24 posted on 12/18/2011 10:21:18 AM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
The truth has a certain ring to it....

That film goes much deeper than just another superstar in the NFL. Many of us have a deep rooted scar in our life. That is at times we feel alone or abandoned by God. This time of the year it affects people more than any other time. When you watch the video it rattles these old scars that our deep in the Souls of many people.

There is no reason why Tim Tebow should be winning. His stats are horrible to say at the very least. They are laughable! The ESPN crew knows this and can only come up with one conclusion of why Tim is winning.

So what does Tim Tebow do that is different from the other QBs in the NFL? He turns to the divine power of God that is within all of us. After all God did say I am the Alpha and the Omega. This is a gift that God has given all of us. The sooner we all realize this the better off we will all be.

Reminds me of an old quote,

“The Kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21

When you are filled with self doubt don't say “ I can't do it” or “I haven't got it in me”. That is exactly what you will get. Try saying “I can do it” or “I have it in me” and believe it in your heart and Soul.

“Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.” Matthew 7:7

One reason we do get answers to our prayer is that we ask, but do not expect to receive in our hearts. In other words we are sending a mixed message. It's not just saying it. You have to believe in your heart Soul and don't stop believing. Ask and immediately conceive of ourselves as receiving. Do it as if it's already done. Knowing how it's going to be done is not important. Just move on and continue to believe it mind, heart and Soul.

THAT is what Tim Tebow does and everyone can see it.

25 posted on 12/18/2011 10:21:53 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Obermann was a bit player at ESPN. Berman apparently is not for talent.


26 posted on 12/18/2011 10:22:48 AM PST by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: JLS

>> Obermann was a bit player at ESPN. Berman apparently is not for talent. >.

I’ll be brief, because the thread is about Tebow and today’s NFL crew: you are wrong, Olbermann and Patrick were the top two studio hosts for Sports Center when they both left. I can’t stand Keith but he was one of the big timers at ESPN.

And Berman is a brilliant highlight guy, the best I’ve ever seen.

Now, back to our thread about Tebow, faith, and the incredible reaction we saw today.


27 posted on 12/18/2011 10:26:25 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I watched that clip last night. Amazing,just what I think of a really tuned in Christian, so positive.
Also watched You Can’t Take it With You yesterday. Every prayer, thanking and then “we leave the rest up to you”.


28 posted on 12/18/2011 10:27:58 AM PST by libbylu (Game On!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Wow,

1. Talent are generally bit players in media companies. Obermann left because they would not pay him. That sounds to me like they did not consider him very important. As I said, Berman seems to have some sway at ESPN for talent.

2. Berman is terrible at everything. He was ok decades ago, but terrible and tiresome now. So if you imagined Berman is anything more than a tired warn out old hack, yeah you were probably imagining him crying today.


29 posted on 12/18/2011 10:32:25 AM PST by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: JLS

>> 1. Talent are generally bit players in media companies. Obermann left because they would not pay him. >>

You are way out of date, like 50 years. Talent rules now in movies, media, etc. And Olbermann left because he was totally leaving sports and going into political work.

But go ahead and downplay these two because they are libs - or maybe because you are a frustrated sports caster wanna be - but take it elsewhere.


30 posted on 12/18/2011 10:36:18 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Sure mister moderator. I’ll go elsewhere while you imagine how fresh and amusing Berman is. LOL.


31 posted on 12/18/2011 10:39:24 AM PST by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Meanwhile Steven A Smith just threw up a little in his mouth.


32 posted on 12/18/2011 10:44:01 AM PST by clbiel (Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded.)
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To: clbiel

>> Meanwhile Steven A Smith just threw up a little in his mouth. >>

ESPN’s most curious character is Smith. One minute he’s a hard core pro rapper NBA groupie - the next he’s agreeing with Mark Levin or Sean Hannity on their shows (does ESPN know this?).

The Tebow controversy has greatly raised the profile of Smith (and his antagonist Skip Bayliss’) profiles in the media. Smith’s mood this week will be determined 100% by what happens with Broncos Patriots.


33 posted on 12/18/2011 10:47:17 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Berman crying? He probably just read Tebow’s pass completion stats...the worst in the NFL.


34 posted on 12/18/2011 11:13:04 AM PST by T. Jefferson (Batton down the hatches, full speed in reverse)
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To: stylecouncilor; windcliff
From the knee: ¨In His name. Amen¨
35 posted on 12/18/2011 11:26:56 AM PST by onedoug (lf)
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To: CainConservative

Awesome!


36 posted on 12/18/2011 11:28:01 AM PST by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

God gives wealth for three reasons:

1) To advance His Kingdom

2) To meet the needs of others

3) So that we may enjoy life.

Wealth comes in many forms: gold, cattle, houses & lands, intellectual or physical abilities.

If we use the gifts He has given us, in accordance with His priorities then we do end up fulfilling all of these uses for wealth.

Tim Tebow is a good example of this, just as he prays that he will be.


37 posted on 12/18/2011 11:33:27 AM PST by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege

My spouse attended graduation ceremonies yesterday, and I asked for the “story” as he always has a humerous take on something that happens at graduations at the university. He said that yesterday, many students were Tebowing for their picture after they received their diplomas.


38 posted on 12/18/2011 11:33:29 AM PST by All Blue State
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To: All Blue State

I pray that God puts a wall of protection around Tebow. Satan would love to get him to stumble.

On a Tebow thread last week someone posted a photo of Tim standing next to a very lovely, very buxom young lady with a fair amount of skin on display. The poster asked if this were Tebow’s girlfriend.

My first though was, “Naaa, she’s a babe, but not Tebow’s type”. After reading that she was a model or beauty pageant winner and upon further reflection, I thought, “Somebody sent her up to get an autograph/photo taken, hoping for a “Gotcha” photo of Tebow checking out her very visible, very ample cleavage.”

The young man needs to be very, very careful. He also needs some good friends “watching his 6”.


39 posted on 12/18/2011 11:43:31 AM PST by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

where’s the video of the panel?


40 posted on 12/18/2011 12:00:14 PM PST by spacejunkie01
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To: T. Jefferson

In just 15 words you showed you can irrelevant, off subject, snarky and ugly all in one sentence - not to be incorrect.

But thanks for your magnificent contribution.


41 posted on 12/18/2011 12:14:01 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Last week's game was just astounding. I'm looking forward to today's, which begins in about an hour.

I'm a Patriots fan, but this game will be interesting, regardless of who wins.

42 posted on 12/18/2011 12:19:25 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: T. Jefferson

Proof positive that the only stat that really matters in the NFL is the W.


43 posted on 12/18/2011 12:24:00 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Tim is a nice kid and I wish him well at Denver.

That said, one of my recent sports highlights was Alabama beating Florida for the SEC Championship in December 2009. You remember...the one where Tim cried as time ran out?

ROLL TIDE!


44 posted on 12/18/2011 12:24:30 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The people who have played or coached recognized what a leader Tebow has become to his team.


45 posted on 12/18/2011 1:09:57 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Either Obama can beat any GOP candidate or no GOP candidate.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Oh look, you had a thought. Bet it was lonely. Next time trolling through the keyboard warrior store, consider purchasing a sense of humor. Your friends will thank you for it.


46 posted on 12/18/2011 4:51:09 PM PST by T. Jefferson (Batton down the hatches, full speed in reverse)
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To: T. Jefferson

>> Oh look, you had a thought. Bet it was lonely. Next time trolling through the keyboard warrior store, consider purchasing a sense of humor. Your friends will thank you for it. >>

Actually, that was such a poor attempt at humor I didn’t recognize it as an attempt at humor. I mean it was really awful.

On the other hand, I’ve ghost written humor for one of the best known political humorist in the world for three years now. Mathematically speaking, chances are you have heard much of my work and laughed at it (as delivered by someone else).

I would only beg of you not to quit your day job.

Seriously, your post came off as catty and nasty and not funny at all.


47 posted on 12/18/2011 5:01:01 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
No worries, mate. Just read a column by you and was very impressed. I enjoy tossing the occasional zingers to get a rise. I tend towards the cynical. My comment was dark, as I've reached my limit on the coverage comparing an average QB like Tebow to the greats of the game like Brady. Tim is a fantastic person and motivator; but he should be a tight end.

I would only beg of you not to quit your day job.

Seeing as you're so concerned...not to toot my own horn, but I've authored several books and had one accidentally manage to crack the Amazon top 100 a few years ago. What were the people thinking?

(Writing wasn't my career...I have too much time on my hands.) I retired young and travel often. As far as zingers, amongst British expats, (zingers) is known as taking the piss....a sport they take quite seriously. One can fraternize and imbibe umbrella drinks staring at the ocean, pulling each others chain for hours...or a decade, apparently. : )

48 posted on 12/18/2011 6:09:50 PM PST by T. Jefferson (Batton down the hatches, full speed in reverse)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar
Yes, I am concerned about his emotional strength.

I don't know how he is going to handle a string of losses, which is common in the NFL.

That will be the real test for him, not coming back in individual games.

49 posted on 12/18/2011 6:23:26 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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