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Tim Tebow blackballed by NFL teams because of...
Yahoo Sports expert ^ | May 9, 2013 | Michael Silver

Posted on 05/09/2013 6:23:37 AM PDT by Resettozero

Nine days after Tebow was released by the New York Jets, it has become increasingly clear that the ultra-popular quarterback who has hijacked many a news cycle has no viable landing spot. No NFL team seems to want him — as a starter, backup, converted H-back or fake-punt decoy — and it's not like he's fending off big-money offers from Canada, either. Now, here's the interesting part: Tebowmania is at least partly to blame.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: athletes; blackballed; chat; christians; nfl
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Count it all joy, Mr. Tim Tebow! We know the Reason why you are being blackballed.
1 posted on 05/09/2013 6:23:37 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Hate crime?? (never mind, he’s Christian)


2 posted on 05/09/2013 6:25:12 AM PDT by NewCenturions
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To: Resettozero

Call me crazy but I have a feeling he’ll end up with the New England Patriots football club. Might even give Tom Brady a run for his money.


3 posted on 05/09/2013 6:25:41 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Resettozero

I’m blackballed for the very same reason. Can’t throw, can’t catch.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 6:26:00 AM PDT by deadrock
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To: Resettozero

because he doesn’t have a great arm?


5 posted on 05/09/2013 6:26:28 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: SamAdams76

bttt


6 posted on 05/09/2013 6:26:30 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Resettozero

The NFL is only looking to recruit homosexuals these days. Homosexuals are very popular in this country right now.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 6:26:53 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: Resettozero

Come to think of it, I notice nobody is offering the Pope an NFL contract either. I think I see a pattern here.


8 posted on 05/09/2013 6:28:15 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Resettozero

The NFL is far too mercenary to overlook anyone simply because of their religion. I empathize with your suspicions but I just think the teams are finding it difficult to design a position around him. The National Felon League is just not all that choosy concerning off the field stuff is a guy has the talent to fit one of their offensive schemes. You are giving them credit for having principles, even if they would be perverted principles.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 6:28:23 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Resettozero
He's not that good, and combined with his popularity, he could certainly be a distraction.

Still, I don't understand his not landing in Canada. Anybody can be a football player in Canada!

Maybe he should change his name to "He Love Me".

10 posted on 05/09/2013 6:28:57 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama; Thunder90; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; ...

NFL PING

FReepmail Perdogg to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...
11 posted on 05/09/2013 6:28:59 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Resettozero

God may have an alternate plan for Tim Tebow’s life that is far more interesting and influential than enduring the bigotry of the bloating corporate corpse that is today’s NFL. When the government begins making the rules regarding player safely, the days of the NFL are numbered.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 6:29:26 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Resettozero
The communist, satanic media and democratic party are making it quite unpopular to be a Christian, these days. They've even gotten to the military. Persecution, we were warned.
13 posted on 05/09/2013 6:29:32 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Second American Revolution)
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To: Resettozero

This is enough to bring scorn and derision upon the NFL. It used to be that athletes were God-fearing men who prayed at mid-field and thanked God after the game. Now it’s all about how much money they bring home, how much they’ll be fined for swearing at a ref, and lucrative commercial endorsements.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 6:29:38 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Resettozero

Yahoo’s main thesis is that coaches “don’t want to deal with the circus”

Yet these same coaches accept murderers, drugs, baby mommas, drunk driving, etc... as just run-of-the-mill problems and part of the job when dealing with players.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 6:29:57 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: johniegrad

Wrong.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 6:30:05 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: Resettozero

Maybe if he held a news conference and said he was gay............or at least for gay marriage........or believed in globull warming.......

The NFL is sliding downhill fast........


17 posted on 05/09/2013 6:30:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: DEADROCK

Yeah thats a common trait with Heisman trophy winners.


18 posted on 05/09/2013 6:30:54 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: rarestia

There are still many players who thank God after the game, you just can’t understand them through their diamond-studded gold grills.


19 posted on 05/09/2013 6:31:00 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: RavenATB
Wrong.

OK. I'm convinced now.

20 posted on 05/09/2013 6:31:40 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: txrefugee
God may have an alternate plan for Tim Tebow’s life that is far more interesting and influential than enduring the bigotry of the bloating corporate corpse that is today’s NFL. When the government begins making the rules regarding player safely, the days of the NFL are numbered.

LIKE button would be pressed now if we had one.

I think Sarah is already pursuing an alternate plan, His perfect plan.
21 posted on 05/09/2013 6:32:35 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

He’s reaping what he sowed. There’s lots of Christian pro athletes, but they don’t make a show of it.


22 posted on 05/09/2013 6:33:22 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If guns kill people, how come no one dies at gun shows?)
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To: rarestia

Post game prayers are very common in NFL games. It’s just not part of the TV broadcast.


23 posted on 05/09/2013 6:34:07 AM PDT by Borges
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To: FlingWingFlyer

yup..and get invited to the WH for a trist..America gets sicker everyday.


24 posted on 05/09/2013 6:34:32 AM PDT by rusureitflies?
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To: DEADROCK

Can’t throw, can’t catch.””

Do you have a clue what it takes to win a Heisman trophy? Tim may not be starting material for the pros, but he is certainly good enough to be a back-up.


25 posted on 05/09/2013 6:36:02 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: DariusBane

Testaverde says he’s worked with him on footwork and he’s now throwing with effortless power. Testaverde’s words.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 6:36:32 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Rennes Templar
It's a tough world out there, especially in the Internet age, where any comment you make can be instantly made available to millions of people. If you take a stand on anything, approx 50% will praise you for it and the other 50% will hate you for it and try to destroy you.

We must all develop extremely thick skins if we are to survive in this new digital world of instant communication.

27 posted on 05/09/2013 6:36:39 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Resettozero

He could come out as a lesbian and perhaps many teams would be fighting to sign him.


28 posted on 05/09/2013 6:36:39 AM PDT by Jimmy4Toes
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To: Resettozero
Show me another backup quarterback who comes in after a 1 and 4 start, takes his team to the payoffs, wins the first game of the playoffs, and then basically disappears from the starting lineup...not just on one team, but two.

I'll never believe that what happened to Tebow was anything other than a display of the gutless political correctness that dominates the thinking in the sports media and the NFL today.

29 posted on 05/09/2013 6:36:54 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: driftdiver

College FB is a different sport. He only threw the ball three of four times a game. All of them ducks.


30 posted on 05/09/2013 6:36:57 AM PDT by deadrock
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To: DEADROCK

7- 4 record as starter, better than many


31 posted on 05/09/2013 6:38:36 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: Neoliberalnot
Obviously that year, it wasn't about throwing because he barely did.

Step back, hand-off, oh fooled you, run the other way.

32 posted on 05/09/2013 6:38:57 AM PDT by deadrock
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To: driftdiver

That is a different topic. His inability to throw hinders him.


33 posted on 05/09/2013 6:39:43 AM PDT by deadrock
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To: Red Badger

The NFL is sliding downhill fast........
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Agree. Now saturated with political correctness and excessive show boating by players. I don’t watch football much anymore.


34 posted on 05/09/2013 6:42:05 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: saganite

I saw that. But to be the guy inside an organization that pushes for Tebow is shaky ground. If you are the guy that pushes for Tebow, then Tebow fails, you get fired with Tebow. So who would take that chance when other less controversial options are available? Options that won’t get you fired.


35 posted on 05/09/2013 6:42:58 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: DEADROCK
"I’m blackballed for the very same reason. Can’t throw, can’t catch."

From the article:

Isn't there a coach out there who can help Tebow get the most out of his abilities? Logic would suggest that someone with his level of commitment would be a strong candidate for improvement.

It may have already happened: After Tebow was released by the Jets, one of the franchise's former quarterbacks, Vinny Testaverde, expressed his disappointment to ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini. Testaverde, who had just spent a week working with Tebow in Florida, said he and another ex-NFL quarterback, Chris Weinke, made a key footwork adjustment that produced noticeable results.

"Chris and I looked at Tim careful and we were both amazed," Testaverde told Cimini. "Everybody has been focusing on his throwing motion, trying to fix that, but nobody had picked up his footwork. His footwork was all screwed up …

"We got his footwork fixed. His throwing motion is now a non-issue. He throws with what we call 'effortless power.' He doesn't have that elongated motion anymore and his head isn't moving two-and-a-half feet when he throws it."

I think given Tebow's record when he played warrants another chance. There are plenty of employed quarterbacks who have FAR less upside...not to mention no fan base.

I hope a team takes a chance on him.

36 posted on 05/09/2013 6:45:35 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: Rennes Templar

His ‘show’ built a hospital in the Philipines... was that worth it?


37 posted on 05/09/2013 6:46:00 AM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Resettozero
We know the Reason why you are being blackballed.

Because he's being too stubborn for his own good, refusing to switch over to halfback or tight end like numerous teams have asked him to do.

38 posted on 05/09/2013 6:48:24 AM PDT by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: DEADROCK

Seems obvious you have never played or coached the game in the big leagues, if at all. Sitting in an armchair is no basis for expertise.


39 posted on 05/09/2013 6:49:17 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Starboard

It’s the owners, most of whom are libs..........


40 posted on 05/09/2013 6:50:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: DariusBane

I think Tebow might get a call after the season starts when some high profile QB goes down and they need a new backup for the backup or one of the weaker starters gets benched. Going to Canada might work for him to polish his game and get an NFL call in 3 or 4 years although Warren Moon doesn’t think he can succeed there.


41 posted on 05/09/2013 6:50:51 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: driftdiver

And he won the Heisman because of his running ability. He’s not a NFL QB.

The NFL would have a Satan worshiper start at QB if he could win games. The league is all about wins. Period.


42 posted on 05/09/2013 6:50:58 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Resettozero

My understanding is that Tebow is pretty well set on being a QB. The Rams drafted one of those guys in the third round, Heisman Winner Eric Crouch. He didn’t even make it through training camp. He tried a couple of other teams, bounced around in the CFL, and never became anything. The athleticism went to waste. His choice.

Tebow has already done more, of course, but some teams might be leery of playing a man in a position that he resents.


43 posted on 05/09/2013 6:51:43 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: PreciousLiberty
I hope so too, but I don't expect a miracle turn 'round on his throwing mechanics in the heat of battle.

And the Jets blew it with him. He should have been in for second downs for the option to keep the other team guessing.

44 posted on 05/09/2013 6:52:30 AM PDT by deadrock
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To: Neoliberalnot

I don’t crush grapes but I know good wine.


45 posted on 05/09/2013 6:53:11 AM PDT by deadrock
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The NFL is only looking to recruit homosexuals these days. Homosexuals are very popular in this country right now.

With a sport that has positions like, "wide end receiver" and "tight end", and terms like "going deep", its just begging to have gays in it.

46 posted on 05/09/2013 6:55:21 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: SamAdams76

Not a Pats fan per se but my wife is a rabid Pats fan. I hope he ends up there and runs the red zone offense and sticks it in the Jets every chance he gets.


47 posted on 05/09/2013 6:55:44 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Starboard

The NFL and pro sports are really the ultimate market: you win, you make money. You lose, and the money runs away.

I think Tebow is a fine man. He is a low level NFL QB at best.


48 posted on 05/09/2013 6:56:38 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: driftdiver

Better than Romo and Colt McCoy.


49 posted on 05/09/2013 6:57:42 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: jpl
Because he's being too stubborn for his own good, refusing to switch over to halfback or tight end like numerous teams have asked him to do.

Well, that's the whole problem. Tebow needs to realize that he needs to be on an NFL field making plays for all to see, regardless of position. Theoretical discussions about what he might eventually do at QB don't help him.

Kordell Stewart was no great QB, either, but he lasted quite a few years in the league because he was willing to start out primarily as a WR and on special teams.

50 posted on 05/09/2013 6:58:36 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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