God and man at Foxboro
Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 08:00pm 32 Comments
The man of God or the man who is a God in New England?
I’m going hometown.
I will update when the game is over, until then, it’s whatever is on your mind.
Post game update: “That was so satisfying that I need a cigarette.”
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Now you start blogging about football? Seriously?
one of the benefits of being the blog owner. can write whatever you damn well feel like and not what others think you should write about.
Ah, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rush catches heck all the time about football and golf. It comes with the territory, methinks.
Dunno how the Pats/Broncs game’ll turn out yet, but the 49ers over the Saints was a barn burner, one for the books. Wow.
Well it’s not looking good for the man of God, Tebow.
The Pats are taking down Denver……which is expected, I guess, but I wanted Tebow to get this win.
There is still a second half to go. I can dream for a miracle, can’t I? 😀
Anyone pulling for Brady and his godless yankee heathens is clearly an Obama supporter. It is a scientific fact that Tom Brady sold his soul to the Devil in order to win this game. And extensive testing has shown that 99.95% of all people who root for soulless football players vote democrat (the other .05% go for Ron Paul). You can’t argue with science.
“Godless Yankee” is redundant…
I know, but such details are often lost on northerners.
Hell with this, I’m gonna go listen to some Hank Jr.
I left my best Randy Travis CD out in the car but I do have my Patsy Cline on my MP3 player…
Patsy Cline….AWESOME! I knew there had to be something we both agree on 🙂
Of course, I have Hank rather than Hank, Jr…
Got both, but Sr. doesn’t filibuster enough about our evil, backwards, alleged countrymen above Virginia to fit this situation. Junior does.
If Heaven ain’t a lot like Dixie….well, you get the idea.
I assume you aren’t just talking about Brady…
If they’d vote right, talk right, quit moving to my state, and pull for the proper teams, I suppose they’d be less evil. Actually, if they did numbers 1,2, and 4, I wouldn’t have a problem with number 3. Well, that and if they’d collectively admit that no college sports team should be eligible for a top 15 rank without playing at least 4 SEC teams that aren’t Vandy and Kentucky*.
*Texas, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State being the three exceptions.
Yankees are the ones who come to visit. “Damn Yankees” are the ones who stay.
And they really don’t seem to understand football at all. These poor folks in Virginia actually seem to think the ACC is real football…
“Godless Yankee Heathen” must be tridundent then.
Maybe that jerk who wrote about the “Christian riots” to come if Tebow ever won will feel much, much better now…
Happy now, guys? Happy now?
What a relief.
Evangelical Christians are know to be extremely violent over sporting events…
Hmmmmm, I didn’t know you read Peggy Noonan.
Evangelical Christian is redundant. You cannot be a Christian and not be Evangelical.
Football is just a game. Tebow knows it. Every Christian in the land knows that, too. They won’t mourn that loss, and neither will he.
The most likely outcome will be that he’ll go somewhere else, maybe out of the game forever and into something more worthwhile… like charity work, which I don’t think a lot of these football players care for…
What did he do to y’all, really, that you hate him so much? What was his crime – existing?
Ah, I get it. He reminded a lot of people of their emptiness and bitterness. Therefore, he had to be hated. He had witches (Witches!) cast spells against him, for cryin’ out loud! The kid doesn’t deserve it.
He will leave the field with his head held high, because he knows there are Higher and Better things than a damned ball game. OTOH, for others, the game is The Only Thing they have.
Tim Tebow knows one thing for sure: in the scale of Divine things and measured against his enemies, he has everything, football or no. “Solo Dios basta.”
You can keep Tom Brady, for all we care. That’s all you have.
(BTW: Couldn’t care less about football, but I was quite concerned and annoyed at the negativity towards him.)
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites [are]: for they love to pray… that they may be seen of men… But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret.
So Tebow prays and thanks G-d for his abilities. So what? What about all of the jackasses who make a tackle, score a TD or make a FG and strut around like they have saved the world? Or the jackasses who do drugs, cheat on their wives, make babies with many girlfriends, etc., and think that they are role models for kids who don’t know any better? Most of theses jackasses can’t string together 5 words without “you know” or create a grammatically correct sentence with more than 3 words. Who would you rather have your children emulate? Tebow or the jackass who shot himself in the leg, the drug addicted jackasses or the jackasses who take drugs to “enhance” their talents?
They are so into themselves that they think that they are immune from criticism or above the law.
It is only a game, people.
No matter what the scoreboard says, Tim Tebow is a winner.
Baily’s Dream Come True.
My religious family insists that their god is sending me messages all of the time, but that I am willfully blind to them. If their god exists, I doubt he’d have time to monitor football games, but my family wanted me to see that he is sending messages through Tebow. So I watched the game. If there was a godly message for them in the game, what was it? I’ll have to ask them when they get home from church. I wish nothing but the best for young Tebow. But sometimes age and experience trump youthful exuberance, and sometimes they do it handily. Maybe “god’s message” last night was to respect your elders?
Not sure why your family thinks God is sending you messages through Tim Tebow, but winning does not necessarily show His favor (old question of “Why do the wicked prosper?”) or failure and pain His disapproval (e.g., Job; the crucifixion).
Some of the things too petty for us (paying attention to every sparrow that falls; numbering the hairs on people’s heads) are apparently not so petty to Him. Does He care about football? Probably not in the way we do.
All in all, I agree with Fran Tarkenton’s summary:
“But seriously, isn’t it refreshing that the chatter around the NFL is about a great athlete with great character who says and does all the right things and is a relentless leader for his team—and not about more arrests and bad behavior from our presumptive ‘heroes’?
“Tim Tebow is the story of this football season, and a great story it is.”
I had to laugh at the way the commentators called the Patriots “The Brady Bunch”. Were they trying to make them seem more likeable? I’m sorry Professor, no-one outside of New England can stand The Patriots.
I honestly wouldn’t have watched the game if Tebow hadn’t been playing. I had an idea it would be a blow-out, and I much prefer exciting close games, like The SF 49ers vs. The Saints.
I think Aaron Rodgers will give your team a run for it’s money, if they reach the Superbowl.
Oof. 45-10. Welcome to the NFL, Mr. Tebow. Better luck next year.
WHAT’S WITH ALL THE TEBOW HATE
I HAVE TO CONFESS IT REALLY DOES GRATE
HE KNEELS AS OTHERS HAVE DONE FOR YEARS
WHEN TEBOW DOES IT WHY ALL THE FEARS
IS IT BECAUSE HE GETS ALL THAT MEDIA NOTORIETY
EVEN THOUGH A MODEL OF CHRISTIAN SOBRIETY
IS TEBOWING A CONSTITUIONAL HARM
OR IS IT BECAUSE OF AN UNRELIABLE ARM
I MUST CONFESS IT’S BEYOND MY KEN
PERHAPS I NEED TO PRACTICE ZEN
FOR THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO WISH HIM ILL
CUT HIM SOME SLACK AND PLEASE JUST CHILL!
I suspect your real problem involves how close you choose to sit near the stadium speakers. Oh, wait. How rude of me…
I SUSPECT YOUR REAL PROBLEM INVOLVES HOW CLOSE YOU CHOOSE TO SIT NEAR THE STADIUM SPEAKERS.