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Old 01-13-2012, 08:05 AM   #136
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I don't believe he specifically attributes victory to divine intervention, but he thanks God after wins because he personally was able to play at a high level.
I believe he has. Does he also thank God when he personally wasn't able to play well? That would be true humility.

His paster seems to believe he has God's favor:

Tim Tebow’s pastor attributes wins to “God’s favor” | ProFootballTalk
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:07 AM   #137
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Which is strange, 'cause isn't there something in the Christian faith about "false idols" and that sort of thing?
Umm... that's not exactly the same thing. People of faith can't have role models or look up to people without being criticized of worshiping a false god?

This is silly.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:31 AM   #138
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Umm... that's not exactly the same thing. People of faith can't have role models or look up to people without being criticized of worshiping a false god?

This is silly.
I agree, a role model is not the same as a false idol. BUT I think most would agree that a lot of followers take it too far. The above preacher for example. I think there are a lot of followers that attribute wins and losses to God; in sports, entertainment, etc.
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Sounds like you're looking for a flaw that isn't there, just like everyone else.
Please excuse my assumption, because I honestly don't pay a lot of attention to non-Packers football. But isn't he ... well .... not as good as all this hype would lead us to believe?

That should be the flaw to focus on, not that he prays after touchdowns or whatever.

I eagerly await the Teabow/Harry Potter crossover.
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Please excuse my assumption, because I honestly don't pay a lot of attention to non-Packers football. But isn't he ... well .... not as good as all this hype would lead us to believe?
Oh yeah, like I joked to Khan earlier in the thread, he blows. As Peef said, if he were any good, nobody would attach divine intervention to his success.

When the Broncos get smacked around this weekend, I'll take note of how Tebow reacts. If he still praises God in the press conference, well, what more can you ask of him? He's not at all hypocritical or inconsistent there, and that's more than I could say of most Christians. But, again, I don't know that he did that following his losses; I didn't watch the press conferences. I didn't mean to skip over BVS' post, btw, I just didn't have any answer for him, for that reason.
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Oh yeah, like I joked to Khan earlier in the thread, he blows. As Peef said, if he were any good, nobody would attach divine intervention to his success.
Wait -- I'm confused. We're talking about the guy who won a Heisman as a sophomore in college, right? They guy who set all kinds of crazy records in college ball? The guy who brought the Broncos back from a 1-4 season to finish the year at 8-6, and make it to the second round of the playoffs? #confused

Not sure what this has to do with Bill Maher, either.
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I was basing my comment on what I'd heard about him being not great for most of the game, and then pulling it out for the last quarter. So, being inconsistent.
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If he still praises God in the press conference, well, what more can you ask of him?
To just shut the fuck up about it every time someone talks to him
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Wait -- I'm confused. We're talking about the guy who won a Heisman as a sophomore in college, right? They guy who set all kinds of crazy records in college ball? The guy who brought the Broncos back from a 1-4 season to finish the year at 8-6, and make it to the second round of the playoffs? #confused
The guy who led the broncos to be 31st in the league in passing?
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Wait -- I'm confused. We're talking about the guy who won a Heisman as a sophomore in college, right? They guy who set all kinds of crazy records in college ball? The guy who brought the Broncos back from a 1-4 season to finish the year at 8-6, and make it to the second round of the playoffs? #confused

Not sure what this has to do with Bill Maher, either.


as another football ignorant speaking here, i think the issue regarding his abilities is that Teabow plays horribly for 3.5 quarters, and then pulls off something at the end.

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For the fifth time in eight weeks, Tim Tebow and his Broncos teammates heroically overcame Tim Tebow to win a game by four points or less. The Denver quarterback, who did not complete a pass in the second and third quarters, appeared for long stretches to be playing a sport in which you score points by running the greatest possible distance laterally before flinging yourself and/or the ball into the ground. With the Broncos trailing 10-0 late in the fourth quarter, the Bears permitted Tebow to throw the ball underneath, and the Denver pass catchers—who for three quarters appeared to have feet for hands—regained the opposability in their thumbs. A Tebow-to-Demaryius Thomas touchdown pass brought Chicago's lead to three, but the timeout-less Broncos couldn't recover the subsequent onside kick, dooming them to certain defeat. And then Marion Barber began playing the worst 10 minutes of football since Tim Tebow's second quarter. First, the Bears running back wandered out of bounds, stopping the clock; Tebow would get the ball back with enough time to "drive" the Broncos lurchingly across the midfield stripe, "setting up" Matt Prater's game-tying 59-yard field goal. In overtime, the ball raptured itself out of Barber's grasp on what looked like a game-winning run, giving Tebow the opportunity to "set up" another 50-plus-yard Prater upright-splitter. Denver wins. Jesus gets another post-game thank-you note.

Ever since Tebow stepped in for Kyle Orton in Week 5, the Broncos' season has resembled Friday Night Lights, if Friday Night Lights were written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins.
although that would make me more likely to believe divine intervention.
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I was basing my comment on what I'd heard about him being not great for most of the game, and then pulling it out for the last quarter. So, being inconsistent.
The fact that he's had to do so many come-from-behind victories would seem to indicate A) a not great defense and B) the inability of their opponents to play 60 minutes. The Patriots have been capitalizing on this for a while.
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although that would make me more likely to believe divine intervention.
Why, is the field goal kicker Christian?
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The fact that he's had to do so many come-from-behind victories would seem to indicate A) a not great defense and B) the inability of their opponents to play 60 minutes. The Patriots have been capitalizing on this for a while.
Yeah, now it's too detailed and my eyes are glazing over.
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The guy who led the broncos to be 31st in the league in passing?
Yeah, he completes like 4 passes a game but they're always at the precise moment they need to be completed. Hence divine intervention. Or maybe it's a fix, I dunno.

Personally, I think Bill Maher is an asshole and would rather dedicate my time discussing someone who isn't, but I couldn't blame any of you guys for wanting to get this back on topic.
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Yeah, he completes like 4 passes a game but they're always at the precise moment they need to be completed. Hence divine intervention. Or maybe it's a fix, I dunno.
Or dumb luck. Or maybe his teammates should be getting the credit instead of God.

The only reason they're at the precise moments is because he fucked up all the passes at the beginning of the game and put his team in a horrible situation.

Maher and Tebow should have a baby. That would even everything out. Meboher the Level Headed

For the record, I mostly like what Maher says, he just chooses to say it in such a douchey way. Religulous is a great documentary, though
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