Another Tebow in the Philippines story for your reading pleasure, courtesy of ESPN (natch).
The only reason I mention it is that in the article there’s a fairly tasteless pun just dying to meet you. See if you can find it.
Filed under Tim Tebow: Rock Star
I can’t take any more about Little Timmy Christ. I hope someone else will be kind enough to do the grunt work and report back on the pun.
Imagine that. He is revered at a place called Uncle Dicks.
Nice, by the way.
Ya know, you guys like to slam on Tim. I probably would too in your shoes. But I ask you this: who among you has visited 11 prisons to preach to inmates? For that matter, who among you has visited *one* prison? Who among you has skipped their collegiate spring break to visit the Phillipines to help with missionary work? You might want to read this article:
I’m not a religious guy, and sometimes I think some athletes go a little over the top. But before you start calling Tim names, just consider whether *you* can measure up to what he has done. In a very short life.
I have no doubt I’ll get a lot of jeering as a result of this post–so be it. I just hope my son grows up to be just a tiny little bit like Tim.
Jerry Falwell has visited plenty of prisons. Jerry Falwell was a great preacher. Jerry Falwell was an egotistical jackhole.
Should I want my son to be like Jerry Falwell? No.
My problem with Timmy isn’t his charitable/religious work. I respect that. My problem with him isn’t his football prowess. I have a serious love/hate relationship with that.
My problem with Timmy is the constant Timmy worship people heap upon him and that he and his coach have taken to their heads. His behavior after the Heisman ceremony and in response to any slight is dispositive evidence of his character in my mind. That is strike one.
The media’s hero worship of him is the second strike against him.
Oh yeah, he is a Florida Gator. That is a big strike three in my mind.
For the record, I have visited prisons, preached to folks and work regularly to help others.
And if I had been so cursed as to be a Gator fan, I would love him too. Neither side of this discussion has an objective argument for their point. That is just the way it is.
“Ya know, you guys like to slam on Tim. I probably would too in your shoes. But I ask you this: who among you has visited 11 prisons to preach to inmates? For that matter, who among you has visited *one* prison? Who among you has skipped their collegiate spring break to visit the Phillipines to help with missionary work?”
Ace – Mark Richt has. He’s also taken mission trips with 26 of our players to Honduras.
Here’s just 1 difference of MANY: we don’t take a camera crew along to record & grab every ounce of publicity, like timmy does.
Another example: As a team every year our players are involved in building Habitat Houses or another event in the Athens community – not just visiting hospitals w/ sick kids during Bowl week.
CMR also doesn’t go around talking about his faith in every sentence then act like a douchebag on the field. Or lie to a ref to get a call his way, etc., etc., etc.
Ace, You want your kid to growup to be a whiner who complains at every percieved slight?
Ally–good to know Richt has. I’ve always thought he was a good man and a good coach, so that is not surprising.
If “act like a douchebag on the field” means kicking the Dawg’s butts–you’re right, he’s guilty. :)
Help me out–when did Tim “lie to a ref to get a call his way?” Must have missed that one.
acegator, preaching in prisons doesn’t really impress me. I’ve visited prisons before. What most of those guys want is someone who takes a real interest in them. Standing in front of them selling Jesus is no different than selling amway if he’s not really interested in their lives.
His work in the Philippines is far more impressive to me personally.
He’s a good kid I think. Like anybody, I think he’s let the publicity go to his head a time or two. The only thing I don’t like about the kid is he is a Gator.
I worked at a homeless shelter and most of those guys had much more respect for the people actually sitting down and eating with them, talking with them about their day, etc than someone who came in to tell them what was wrong with them for an hour. That’s why I say his missionary work means more to me. He evidently lived with those people. Preaching in a prison isn’t asking a whole lot compared to that.
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