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Bloviating Zeppelin: Tim Tebow: Let Me Be Blunt

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tim Tebow: Let Me Be Blunt

American sporting media just can't saying anything complimentary about Denver Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow, though he's managed to take the team to the top of the AFC West.

This past Sunday in NFL week 14, Tebow's Broncos beat the Chicago Bears in overtime, 13 to 10. With two minutes to go the Broncos came back from behind.

More negativity towards Tim Tebow. From the Wall Street Journal:

Most expert analysts still consider him poor material for a pro quarterback.

Yet, in his second year, his team is leading their division. After his later-season installation.

Let me be blunt: here is why Tim Tebow so terribly offends and why few can praise his efforts:


Again, from WSJ.com:
And when the shouting was over, Mr. Tebow did what he always does—he pointed skyward and took a knee in prayer. In post-game interviews, the young quarterback often starts by saying, "First, I'd like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" and ends with "God bless." He stresses that football is just a game and that God doesn't care who wins or loses.

Tebow doesn't offend because he's the NFL's worst quarterback. He offends because he conspicuously dares to embrace a Christian God in essentially a secular nation. And it's no act.

Anyone who knows me knows I don't proselytize. Far from it. Church or heart? I vote heart.

That said, American sports could use both some more church and heart.

Whereas Americans used to enjoy a good Underdog story -- now, America seems to embrace the All American Sports Thug. And wish the worst of Schadenfreude upon those who don't transmit and align that particular sports meme. Because, any more, that's predominantly what you get in sports. Less than a serial murderer with talent; more than an overweight white guy in tights.

Thuggery isn't a complete exclusive to blacks, though they are the bulk of the reprobates because they now comprise the bulk of American sports players. You want parity, equality and, moreover, numerical superiority? In this venue, "you got it."

So let's review only a few very recent headlines and issues:
  • Barry Bonds, a 30-day home sentence: SF Giants
  • Sam Hurd, arrested for cocaine and marijuana by federal agents: Chicago Bears
  • Rolando McCain, arrested after firing a gun during a fight: Oakland Raiders
  • Ndamukong Suh, stomping an opponent's arm: Detroit Lions
  • James Harrison, helmet hit: Pittsburgh Steelers
After that -- in roughly only the last week or so -- it's time to take Tim Tebow to the proverbial woodshed for his knee hits?

So, how about the hard facts? He's a 7 - 1 starter. And he wins games in the fourth quarter or overtime.

But here's the truth: thousands and thousands of Americans can't wait for Tim Tebow to sell drugs, hire a prostitute, turn gay, wear womens' bras, fornicate with sheep, take a wide stance in an airport stall or run a red light. That'll teach him to be so pristine.

The pious prick.

Because, any more, that's what all the other overpaid sports assholes simply do.

Problem is: he's the real deal.

BZ

14 Comments:

Blogger TexasFred said...

I DO NOT LIKE Tim Tebow... But it has nothing to do with his religion or his practice of that religion...

It's because he went to Florida and I went to LSU, it's an SEC thing... Old hatreds die hard...

Sat Dec 17, 08:07:00 PM PST  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

Not a Bronco fan. Family members are. Hard times in this area (not that we are unique). The Bronco's success has given the whole area a lift in spirits (except, of course, the football haters).

Tebow is up front and genuine. You are correct, BZ; that is why he is a lightning rod for the vitriol of the haters of religion. I hope he keeps it up, takes the Donkeys to the Super Bowl, and let the assholes choke on it.

Sat Dec 17, 08:49:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Now THAT, TF, is understandable stuff.

WSF: and wouldn't that be just a tad bit of irony?

BZ

Sun Dec 18, 08:03:00 AM PST  
Blogger Old NFO said...

Well said, and he is the antithesis of most if not all professional athletes... He IS genuine, like it or not!

Sun Dec 18, 01:25:00 PM PST  
Blogger ASM826 said...

BZ, great post. Right to the point.

Sun Dec 18, 08:36:00 PM PST  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

If Tebow were Muslim and performing some kind of Muslim tribute to Allah, the media would think that was just fine and dandy. I have no doubt about the statement that I just made.

Mon Dec 19, 05:28:00 AM PST  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

BZ,
You might be interested in reading THIS. Excerpt:

...
Nobody minds the homeless drunk singing "Amazing Grace" on YouTube. In fact, we applaud like chimpanzees. Who can feel threatened by a socioeconomically impoverished Christian? But when an increasingly popular and successful NFL quarterback proclaims his faith, we go ape sh-t over the whole thing. Read my lips. If there is anything the liberal left hates, it is a successful and popular Christian....

Mon Dec 19, 05:30:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AOW: BINGO!!

Even though the Broncs lost to the Patriots this past Sunday. . .

BZ

Mon Dec 19, 02:30:00 PM PST  
Blogger Ducky's here said...

Hey Tebow, his name is Tom Brady.

Mon Dec 19, 02:48:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Well, Duckmeister, there's no getting around Brady's record, is there?

BZ

Mon Dec 19, 03:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger Tom King said...

As an old time Cowboy fan, I can appreciate a quarterback who prays, even if he's playing for the Broncos. The Cowboys haven't had many praying players since Roger Staubach in the Tom Landry days. I think Tebow's approach is a great idea. Perhaps if the entire Dallas Cowboys team were to point to the sky, drop to their knees and offer a prayer of thanks after every point perhaps they would play better.

We might even get a new owner if heaven were to really smile on us.

Tom

Mon Dec 19, 05:22:00 PM PST  
Blogger David Wyatt said...

I'da never guessed that TEXASFred went to LSU. You learn something every day!

Mon Dec 19, 08:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger Robert Scott Bean said...

Did you REALLY just compare being gay to drugs, prostitution, and beastiality? Wow...

Tue Jan 10, 03:46:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Robert, I'm sorry, I guess you missed the point entirely. Re-read the post. I think you'll see the point.

BZ

Tue Jan 10, 12:05:00 PM PST  

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