The Starting Five for Monday, December 19th 2011: Packers Undefeated No More; Brady Shows Tebow How It’s Done
(Reed Hoffmann/The Associated Press)
It was an exciting weekend of football as the season speeds closer to the playoffs. Crazy stuff went down. Green Bay lost, Indianapolis won and as expected, New England beat up on Denver…and everyone’s media darling…Tim Tebow.
We seem to view Tim Tebow differently around these parts than most. When I say most, I certainly also mean sites published by Blacks as well. I think it’s a sense of history that separates us from other sites. We’re older so we know actual sports existed before Michael Jordan. We reference Moon, McNair and McNabb often. We wonder why Ward, Michael Bishop and Major Harris didn’t make it. Then there are the kids storming through the high school and current college ranks we follow and wonder if they’ll get a fair shot at fulfilling a NFL dream…as a quarterback. Not as a Joshua Cribbs quarterback but a Dan Marino quarterback.
So when we see Tim Tebow get every chance (yes he’s been criticized by the mainstream as well…to an extent) to become a star despite his passing deficiencies, we question what the hell is going on that we haven’t seen before. Tebow’s offense is tailored for his talents. Could you imagine if Buddy Ryan did this with Randall or Fisher with McNair? What would the league resemble if this were allowed to be so?
When the topic of religion is mentioned…as it ubiquitously is with Tebow…I think to myself…this all doesn’t seem right. The adulation of Tebow seems demonic in a sense. He’s being idolized by Christians who should in fact eschew idols. If I’m wrong, please correct me.
If you watch shows, the young fella is almost untouchable by at least one of the moderators…especially women.
What the hell is that?
This is after he’s defeated Miami, Kansas City, San Diego, Oakland, Chicago, Minnesota and the New York Jets. Besides last night with San Diego, there isn’t an offensive juggernaut in the aforementioned. The Broncos were blown out by Detroit earlier and New England yesterday. Blown out. What do those teams have in common? Diversity on offense. Players who can take over a game with sound minds and body. Megatron and Tom Terrific. Stafford and Gronkowski. On defense, it’s Ndamakong Suh and Andre Carter.
So I have to ask what is this all about?
Is this some sick 1950′s nightmare where pop stars of a lighter hue shake their asses while jacking lyrics and music written by my ancestry all over again?
Why do quarterback rushing yards matter now as if they’ve never mattered before?
It’s as if Tebow is the alternative to the many qb’s of color that simply have been made to not exist…or is it just forgotten? The way he speaks of teammates publicly is what qb’s of color say of theirs as well…but somehow, for some reason, those soundbites don’t make the football shows. It’s almost as if Tebow is the only player running around the league in a far off crazy bizarro world the sports realm has quickly become.
It’s no longer about sports but about how society escapes…
Is life this bad that the “sanctity” of athletics has become a forced lie simply told to make our hard working citizens feel better of themselves? What about the actual game that’s being played? What about the other 51 men? What about the other qb speeches to teammates before and after games? Is this about the darkening of almost every single major sport face in some sort of job security mandate?
Is Tim Tebow an alternative to touchdown celebrations, foot stomps, dog fights, dreads, helmet to helmet hits, drug charges, Hip Hop, Islam, NBA lockouts, uppity negroes, Cam Newton and ultimately President Barack Obama?
What is this nonsense that Tim Tebow is the first, the only and the most pure and real? Excuse me sirs, but didn’t Vince Young win 8 straight after his Tennessee team was 0-8 and left for dead?
Now there’s a push for the Pro Bowl?
I find wallowing in the misery of any human to be absolutely disgusting and counter productive to anything and everything but what is this Tebow craze? Is it all about money?
Why isn’t Aaron Rodgers on the cover of NFL Magazine being he’s having one of the most incredible qb years in recent memory and the Packers were undefeated when the mag went to its initial press?
When is the golden boy going to hail from the boulevard of Linden? I’m being serious here. No one should need validation but since I’m speaking of what should be fair and true, does it matter what color the leader of your beloved favorite team is?
Shouldn’t it be about just getting the job done?
Tim Tebow is actually being compared to Cam Newton. Why are the two being compared? Somehow this nonsense has seeped into the discussion. Look at Cam’s numbers. Now look at Tebow’s. Before yesterday, Newton’s Panthers were one of the closest games the Packers played all year…and he passed for 432 yards in a 30-23 loss. Those yards weren’t gained coming from behind. He did it all game. Cam’s about to be the first quarterback ever to throw for 4,000 and rush for at least 500…and he’s a rookie.
Real record book stuff…again…as a rookie and when very few outside of this site and some others felt he actually was capable of passing the ball consistently. He’s having Randall’s 1990 year as a first year player. Who starts their career with consecutive 400 yard games?
What Newton is doing has never been done…like ever never. Real never…not fake never never land where cats looking of Superman ride the NFL off into the Tarzan sunset with Janes of every color in tow but the monkeys are left behind.
C’mon people. This isn’t about making anyone looking bad…Tim Tebow is a winner but is all this attention healthy for anyone?
What if Newton had Denver’s defense?
If you had the choice to pick one quarterback to lead your team. Would it be Cam or Tim? Why? Quit with the running around wearing #15 jerseys acting like flies on Tebow. He’s a man. An actual human being. Good gosh. What world is this?
I sure hope Robert Griffin III, Geno Smith and Denard Robinson get a fair shake. I really do but it ain’t looking good.
Terrell are you studying? Sure hope so.
Now that Tebow has lost will you still love him or will he be cast aside as well?
Now to the links…
Chiefs stun unbeaten Packers 19-14 (KansasCity.com)
Tebow’s no Newton (NFL.com)
Are Eagles teasing us all or what? (Philly.com)
From TSF OG Triple OG Dax Devlon-Ross: A Reluctant Fan Welcomes Back the NBA with Unopen Arms. (3 From Deep)
North Korea Says Dictator, Kim Jong-il, Dies. (NYTimes)
Griner, Sims Help No. 1 Baylor Drop No. 2 UConn, 66-61. (BaylorBears.com)
When Sports and Anti-Abortion Messages Collide and What to Do About it. (Abortion Gang)
The writer above, Sophia Brugato, elaborates on a campaign gaining serious steam. (FOX 31 Denver)
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