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On Tebow and displaying faithPosted Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at 1:33 PM
I just don't get it.
What's the big deal?
Professional athletes thank God anytime something great has just happened.
So what's wrong with an athlete thanking God on a regular basis?
For months now, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has been ridiculed and criticized for his beliefs.
When Tebow scores a touchdown, he kneels in prayer. Opponents have mocked him for doing this.
Why should opponents mock his celebration pose? Honestly, why?
If this can be mocked, then why not mock the idiot receiver who celebrates after a touchdown as if his team just won the Super Bowl? And this type of stuff happens during preseason games.
Why does it really matter?
There's nothing wrong with religion surfacing in sports. For that matter, religion surfaces in practically everything.
So why does this matter?
In my opinion, it matters because critics, in general, don't want to like Tebow. In fact, many people don't want to like the guy.
I'll admit, I'm not convinced he's going to be a top-notch quarterback, i.e., the player who leads Denver to another Super Bowl, but for now, all the guy has done is win games.
And that should keep the Denver brass happy.
Tebow is a role model, unlike other professional athletes. Remember Charles Barkley? He didn't want to be a role model.
But Tebow embraces it. And there's nothing wrong with that.
There's nothing wrong with criticizing Tebow the athlete. Even though he's winning, can he take it to another level, such as the playoffs? Whether people like it or not, quarterbacks get the majority of the glory and shoulder the majority of the blame.
There is something wrong with criticizing Tebow the person, the person who embraces his faith and is not afraid to display it regularly.
What's wrong with that?
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