Actually I agree with what Tebow said during the regular season, (paraphrasing him here) that God has better things to do than play a hand in the outcome in something as insignificant as a football game. BTW I don't bet on games, way too many variables involved, I am a pretty fair poker player though I haven't played that in several years. ;)
He is a talented young man to be sure, although I will withhold my final "judgement" on him until the end of next season, to see how he matures as an NFL quarterback and how opposing teams adjust to him. As far as facing New England goes though, Denver's defensive secondary will really need to step up or Tom Brady will disassemble them again, an offense vs offense game against the Patriots is a proven losing proposition. That said I have always subscribed to the "On any given Sunday" school of thought when it comes to football, which is "On any given Sunday, any given team can beat any other team", although in this next game Denver really has their work laid out for them and will succeed or fail as a team, one man can inspire and lead a team, but he can't carry the day on his own.
I don't know Hip, the Patriots aren't anywhere close to being as riddled with injuries as the Steelers were. Denver is going to be facing a rested, predominately healthy, well oiled machine in New England. I don't see the end result being a whole lot different than their last meeting. That said, I'm pulling for Houston, they stand a decent chance of getting by Baltimore, but my "gut" instinct is telling me New England will be facing Green Bay in the Superbowl.
Thanks for posting the winning play. Unfortunately, I was in a restaurant at the time, and was unable to hear or watch the OT part of the game. That being said, is Tim Tebow the premier quarterback of the league---or another John Elway? Too soon to tell. Is Tebow a class act and an inspiration to sports fans who are tired of mouthy prima donnas and lavishly-paid "criminals"? ABSOLUTELY!!!
I love Coach Dungy! If he has anything to do with mentoring Vick, Vick can't ask for a better figure to help! :-D
What a great game, watched it live and then the clips over and over, can't get enough. He is a talented football player and even better a "true" role model.
Looking forward to the NE game and Denver sending them home.
Go Denver Go Tebow!!!
If you don't care about his religion, then don't post negative opinions about a true role model for young people if religion doesn't bother you. People like you should just ignore this stuff, because it is upsetting to others.
Maybe because sometimes folks need a break from all the crap and get enjoyment out of something so simple as a God fearing young football player who along with team mates has re energized the game? Not only that, but have sparked an interest in many who never used to pay so much attention to football.
A couple of people have posted on this, that it's been a refreshing happy story, and I agree.
Everyone says that they turned their life around after a brush with the law, even some of the criminals like those who shot the Pope and John Lennon. It's BS, most of them brush with the law again. I hope I am wrong about Vick, but it is a common phenomenon.
aZimbo, you must be an atheist or a guy like Bill Maher who hates everyone, even a role model for young people like Tebow.
This is one heck of a football player, AND I do believe his faith in God has a lot to do with it. The lamestream media should mind their own business and let this young man express his own feelings on the football field when it comes to his religious beliefs. He is a role model for young people, how long has it been since we've had a true "role model" in any sport? God Bless Tebow!!!
"I also find zealots of all stripes highly amusing, their charity so blatantly absent while they profess their faith"
Interesting about this game. Tebow's favorite Scripture is John 3:16. He threw for 316 yards and averaged 31.6 yards per completion. (Even Tebow couldn't have managed that on purpose)
To doubters...Tebow has pretty healthy stats for his first year out, way above average for a novice pro.
Here they are again (thanks to Blackbird below):
First 10 NFL Starts:
Excuse the blasphemy, but I like to think of this as God's way of flipping the finger to Bill Maher.
Good for him and the Broncos. After all the garbage that has been heaped on this guy, I am very happy for him. I am an atheist, but I am rooting for Tebow just to see the lefty heads explode. :)
Tim Tebow Ain't God (but he can be an example in other ways for conservatives) - http://www.politijim.com/2012/01/tim-tebow-aint-god-barack-aint.html
Great win. I am convinced they will beat NE making the story even more fantastic and will meat the Baltimore player in the AFC championship who said, "We don't need God on our sideline." We'll see if he'll change his mind after that.
From technopeasant over at http://conservatives4palin.com/2012/01/open-thread-178.html#comment-405947875
Tebow's 80 yard pass in overtime was the longest TD pass ever thrown in the playoff to win a game in overtime.
Tim Tebow threw for 316 yards against the #1 rated Steelers defense which was more than any team did in the regular season.and the Broncos total offense of 447 yards was the highest amount the Steelers yielded all season.
What about the Serbs who tried to enact genocide? They were christians and they raped 20,000 women there in the 1990's.
Again you speak of only half of history, and failed to mention, that years prior to Serbia's attack on the Bosnian's, it was the Bosnian's who killed in mass the Serbs, they were at war Brian...Who came to the aid of Christians when the Serbs were killing Christians? NO ONE! Clinton had no business in this war. It was a wag the dog moment for Clinton....
First 10 Nfl Starts:
Humble beginnings: Tebow's initiation stacks up favorably http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d824e30f2/article/humble-beginnings-tebows-initiation-stacks-up-favorably
Tim Tebow Stats: http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/13200/tim-tebow
LMBO, Finally another anti-footballer that makes me feel good enough to come outta da closet, Thanky Toongoon, oh man, I am past my drop zone :) I hope this post don't look X rated?
Don't worry toon- I've never been a huge football fan either, but I remember watching Tebow when he played in Florida (it was almost a requirement in this state!) so, I don't mind at all watching him now. He plays well and although I don't know the sport that well, good players make it fun to watch.
You laugh but if Tebow wins the Superbowl I've got a list of mosques to target if CrusaderMark is willing to let me join up.
How the hell can you adopt a nom de plume like "Crusader Mark" and then shy away from public displays of devotion?
He's willing to kill for Christ but not bow in public?
Mark, you've got a serious dichotomy of goals.
King David sang and danced before God and the people. He even embarrassed his wife with all his dancing and carrying on. That is how "a man after God's own heart" is supposed to behave.
Keep it up Tim.
the bible is speaking of hypocrites, not Tebow's :) How many times did Jesus pray to the multitudes who gathered to see & hear him teach, and he taught them how to pray. And Brian, Tebow as a Christian who prays for both teams and all team players as was reported from his own lips. Every Christian I know, prays not for themselves, but for all to be kept safe from harm and injury. Your picking off one of the most anti-Christian corps ever to be splayed and butchered? And with all due respect Brian, you come across as a diluted atheist, as you are apotheosizing
to none other than Christians who know better :)
In public - In private...
I recall that Jesus said something like, uh, yeah, if you acknowledge and lift up the son of God in the public square, the son of God will lift you up in the private presence of his Father.
So, in a certain sense, to lift up Tebow with a verbal pat on the back is to lift up Jesus also.
Sounds good to me.
when have you heard in the past, say, 2000 years, of Christians killing people in masses? Yes, I am totally Islamophobic, as it is their duty to kill me, their cult teaches them from birth to do so, and you too brother :) And please, don't say Crusades, it won't bode you well to do so, and that's coming from a racist Islamophobic Southerner?
You mean besides the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition and the various witch hunts throughout that time?
Not every muslim is a terrorist and god hears their prayers just like anyone else. They are gods children and it is bigotry to paint every single one of them with a broad brush. Constanine killed thousands and so did the spanish christians when they came to the new world.
God may hear their prayers, but he doesn't acknowledge them, Why? Because they aren't praying to him, they are praying to a space rock that sets upon a pedestal in Mecca? A rock Brian. And the one thing, the only thing, that sets us Christians apart from the unbeliever, is our faith that the Son of God, Christ, is our savoir, his begotten son. Other than that, we are the same and one. To not acknowledge that, is to have God to deny knowing you, and cast you into the pit. So no, God does not know those who do not know him :(
Brian, I said God hears their prayers...But, he doesn't acknowledge those who do not believe in him nor his son. Muslim's believe in allah and pray to him "A Rock" and their Pedophile Prophet Muhammad, not God! So God has turned from them.
For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.
That is bullcrap. God hears their prayers. This kind of attitude is what made Christopher Hitchens hate Christians.
One is not a child of God unless one is a part of the family of God. Islam's god is not God almighty, our Father in heaven, the Alpha and the Omega, Holy Creator. Theirs is allah the Arabian moon god. Lord God does not hear prayers made to false idols.
No Brian, your wrong, they all learn from the same qur'an, that teaches them to terrorize others, and that's a clear cut fact...They are also taught to deceive the infidels so as not to give away their true intent to kill in the name of a piece of space rock, another clear cut fact. Christianity does not! As long as they learn from their qur'an Brian, they are dangerous period...