Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Personally, this is a great time of year to be a sports fan.

The NY Giants won the Super Bowl, Major League Baseball is starting up again, the NJ Devils are in the hunt for the Stanley Cup, and the NJ Nets won a few games.  Three out of four isn’t bad, so like I said, I’m having a pretty good time being a sports fan.

Top it off, one of my favorite Yankees of all time (Andy Pettitte) is coming back to my team.  So it’s great.  Then, a major buzz kill happened.  

Peyton Manning, arguably one of the best NFL quarterbacks in 20 years, appears to be signing with the Denver Broncos.  So it APPEARS that the new kid on the block Tim Tebow, is out of a job despite, his insane run late last season.  

Now I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a casual football fan.  So I’m not going to talk about stats, free agency, drafts…or anything of the sort.  I’ll just assume that the Broncos know what they’re doing, and leave it as is.

What I will react to however, is the Tim Tebow trash talking.  

I think it’s safe to say that people who are casual sports fans, to those who at least watch/listen to the news, know about Tim Tebow.

He is a devote catholic who volunteers his time, and prays in public.  A few weeks ago Tebow was in Las Vegas.  While other players visit clubs, and go to casinos, Tebow was speaking at an evangelical church to thousands of people.  
For some reason though, this really makes people mad, and causes a lot of people to hate Tim Tebow.  Many of my friends have been trash talking Tebow, and I just don’t get it.  To show you some of the remarks…here is what people have been saying on Twitter.

Ok so for some reason, the fact Tebow is religious and proud, is inadvertently frustrating a lot of people.  However, let’s look at the big picture.  

You have NFL players that…are dog killers, killed people via DUI, and rapists.  So why are people hating on Tebow so badly?  Are people so miserable, that they need to bring down anyone else if possible?  I just don’t understand the hatred.  

Now if you want to talk about him being a shitty quarterback…that’s one thing.  For those who hate him because he’s religious and finds inner peace through his religion…what the hell is wrong with that?

He volunteers his time, takes a moment to pray on the field, and doesn’t get in trouble.  Last I checked, isn’t that the kind of character kids should be learning from?

Instead…people will continue to hate on Tebow…and praise former convicts.  

I guess I never really truly understand everything about the NFL, or more importantly, stupid NFL fans. 

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