UPDATE: Tebow Responds to Plummer

Jesus running the option apparently

Yesterday I reported about former Bronco QB Jake Plummer cogently criticizing current Bronco QB Tim Tebow, saying that he would like Tebow a bit more if he would realize that we all know that he loves Jesus, and that it’s irritating to hear him mention it every single time he takes a snap or doesn’t fumble a handoff. Tebow responded today, and here is what they said at PFT. As they got it exactly right, I don’t have anything to add to it:

“If you’re married, and you have a wife, and you really love your wife, is it good enough to only say to your wife, I love her, the day you get married? Or should you tell her every single day when you wake up and have the opportunity? And that’s how I feel about my relationship with Jesus Christ,” Tebow said. “It is the most important thing in my life, so every opportunity I have to tell him I love him, or I’m given an opportunity to shout him out on national TV, I’m going to take that opportunity.”

There’s a distinction, however, between what Plummer criticized Tebow for and what Tebow responded to. Plummer wasn’t objecting to Tebow saying “I love you” to Jesus. Plummer was objecting to Tebow saying “I love Jesus” to the public, and saying it in just about every public appearance he makes. There’s nothing wrong with a man saying “I love you” to his wife every day, and there’s nothing wrong with a man saying “I love you” when he prays every day. What Plummer was saying is that he doesn’t think Tebow should inject his religious beliefs into a football discussion. Just as Plummer would, presumably, think it a little weird if an NFL player mentioned that he loves his wife in every interview.

It gets weirder:

But that leads to the next thing Tebow said in his interview — that his love for Jesus is greater than a man’s love for his wife, greater than Tebow’s own love for his family and greater than Tebow’s own love for football, and so it doesn’t matter to Tebow what Plummer thinks. Tebow said his relationship to Jesus is more important than anything else.

Tebow looking confused and maybe a little scared

“I look at it as a relationship I have with him, I want to give him the honor and glory every time I get the opportunity,” Tebow said.

What we have here is another case of life reflecting art; the onion has reported about men like Tebow before.


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31 Responses to UPDATE: Tebow Responds to Plummer

  1. Ryan Keating says:

    Nice pink trim on the shorts Tebow. It looks like he’s got on sexy chick panties and sagging. What a fucking douche.

  2. frankyb says:

    cheap shot ryan… i think it’s great that an talented athlete is open about his love for Jesus. Too many other talented athletes abuse women, do drugs, hurt their fellow man and otherwise commit crimes.

    • So you’re saying that religion is good because it keeps Tebow from being a womanizer, a junkie, or an misanthropic criminal? If the only reason he’s not doing those things is his religion, then he is an even worse piece of shit than I thought.

      • What a stupid comment. That’s like saying, “If the only reason you don’t womanize, abuse drugs or commit crime is because of your morality and values, then you’re a piece of shit.” What other reason should there be not to be a douchebag, other than it’s the WRONG thing to do?

        Frankyb’s point was that you should take your shots at the womanizers, junkies, drunks and criminals instead of clean-living athletes who profess their love for Christ.

      • Honestly, I have more respect for drug users than people who feel the need to tell everybody what imaginary cloud-man they believe in. At least doing drugs can lead you to knowledge. Religion like Tebow’s will lead you away from it, and I am sick and tired of religious people imposing their beliefs on the rest of us. Did you know that gay people aren’t allowed to get married in most of this country?

      • IGotAComment says:

        Marriage should be between a man and a woman.

        Civil unions are for the rest.

      • coachr says:

        Hey going deep,

        You’re a punk.

  3. Fuckin’ B, it has two holes xD

  4. mo says:

    Agreed…praying for the one guy on here….

  5. JCZ's Child says:

    Go Tebow for proclaiming that Jesus is Lord, He is not being religious just a proud Christian and I am praying for the person that spoke against Tebow and God.

    • What does that even mean, “Jesus is Lord?” Jesus was just a dude. I think you’re confusing him with god.

      How do you figure that being “a proud Christian” is somehow “not being religious?” That is literally the definition of being religious.

      • IGotAComment says:

        Thank you Amy for your sanity in this column.

        “Chronic drug abuse may occur in conjunction with any mental illness identified in the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-IV). Some common serious mental disorders associated with chronic drug abuse include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, manic depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, and antisocial personality disorder.”

        I’m wondering if ‘going deep’s’ problem(s) was caused by drug abuse or if the mental disorder was already present and simply exacerbated by drugs. Some things we will never know. No insult intended ‘going deep.’ I think you’re probably doing fairly well considering your beliefs.

  6. Mark says:

    You obviously do not know anything about Christianity. Saying Jesus is Lord means Jesus is Lord. Jesus and God are one in the same and the Bible even says that God says “MY NAME IS JESUS.” It’s the people who think that Jesus isn’t God that have no idea what their religion is about… well and catholics. Jesus is/was the earthly manifestation of God, god INSIDE of human flesh. Why can people understand this when they read x-men but not when they read the Bible? Lol

    • I like how you compare Christianity to X-Men comics.

      • Amy says:

        I like how that’s the only thing you pick up on his whole answer. You seem to not have many good answers or responses to people that you disagree with. It’s pretty clear you have stereotyped “Christians” and lumped us all into one big category of people that are judgmental and just “impose our beliefs”.. seems like you might be contradicting yourself? So let me try and get this straight, since I am confused by your multiple contradictions, you think Tebow is in the wrong for simply having his beliefs (God forbid they differ from yours) and holding true to them? I feel like if you believe in something, you are obviously going to be proud of it regardless of how unpopular it may be in a certain setting. If I have missed your point, forgive me because as I said before, you have contradicted yourself and the things you are accusing Christians of doing/being you are blatantly doing on your own in your posts…

  7. Amy says:

    One more thing that I just can’t pass up commenting on… your statement of “At least doing drugs can lead you to knowledge” might be the most ignorant thing I have ever read in my whole life. I am not even getting the slightest bit worked up on that or angry, I am just stating that I would LOVE to hear how this even makes one bit of sense or what evidence you are thinking of when you decided to type that sentence out. It sort of made me laugh, but I really had to ask you if you thought that one out or if you just type out of emotional distress when people disagree with you so you come up with meaningless defenses like this one. I won’t bother explaining all of the reasons why it makes no sense or give any statistical information that would discredit it 100% until I know if you were being serious or not (really hope you weren’t, but I wouldn’t be surprised if you were after reading your replies).

  8. Mac says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. In the red corner, Amy by a knockout. The guys with the stretcher will now carry Mr Mental-Midget-With-The-Disgusting-Nick from the ring.

  9. CostasMegas says:

    Wow, I came across this and just can’t resist the urge to comment despite the time that has passed.. As a rational human being, A: Tebow’s preaching gets a little grating and I’m a Gator. However, regardless of whether he is injecting religion into football or not it’s his prerogative. No one is forcing us to watch his interviews. Freedom of speech at it’s finest. B: When you say you have more respect for drug users than people who espouse their religion, I assume you are not referring to addicts and the context is respect for their opinions? If so, then I’m on your side. There is legitimate experience and knowledge to be gained psychedelic experiences and even highs; something anyone who has experienced these can attest (This has indeed been scientifically documented, though the only evidence is the testimony of the subjects which cannot be quantified. It doesn’t take much insight however to see that the same can be said of religious experiences) Conversely, there is by definition no reason to religion, as it is faith based. There may be experience or knowledge to be gained through it’s practice, but I assert that it comes from personal growth that cannot be attributed to supernatural and thus leaves the value of religion on the level of self help books. Not meant to provoke or offend but to encourage dialogue. Your thoughts?

  10. The question that ought to be asked of many cynical folks is why does anyone who expresses a reverence for God and the Bible, in effect get ridiculed, demonized and gain your outright contempt? Folks like these are often painted as wierd or different than you or me. Why cannot we begin to have the same level of respect and tolerance for those who live their life pursuant to more traditional values as we are commanded to provide in the name of tolerance towards other groups in our society? Members of the LGBT community want to be treated just like you and me, not defined exclusively by their preference for same sex mates but for their humanity and accomplishemnts. If so than why cannot we just treat those who live their lives pursuant to a Christian based value system as human beings with diverse abilities and talents and celebrate every aspect of their talent? Tim Tebow is the real deal. Tebow is a WINNER in life, in family, in spirit and in football. Am I as good a Christian? NO, I am not. I am a far more imperfect human being with my own set of issues and personal failings. But maybe if our society had more role models like Tebow our children would grow up aspiring to be among other things, simply good people.

  11. Bebe says:

    Way to go Tebow! He’s a man of true faith & not embarrased to show his love for GOD God being JESUS,GOD & The Holy Spirit. I wish more Christians were like him. if it annoys people I think it’s because the spirit of Satan lives in their hearts. Satan is repulsed by anything Good or of God. The dark will always flee from the light. (one day we will all die and come face to face with God I would rather be for God than against him)
    Bottom line it’s not about religion but a true and wonderful relationship with God. May Tebow’s light always shine bright in a dark and fallen world.

  12. Joe says:

    I don’t get why Tebow’s religion is such a point of stress. Football is full of wife beaters, mother rapers, father rapers, dog beaters and other vile personalities who stand for nothing other than than satisfying their egos. I think it refreshing when someone stands up for a belief in something good and doesn’t care what anyone has to say about it. If I had children, I sooner have them look up to him instead of Moss, Vick or any of the jokers that were involved with the “contract hits” in New Orleans.

  13. ted409 says:

    let tebow do what he wants. i ve been in situations where ive found things people did annoying and just tuned its out and gone on. maybe instead of every play he can just say it at the end of the game for having a good gamee

  14. r says:

    tebow is fckng FINE and YUMMY

  15. Rob says:

    It is amazing how envy and jealousy can bring out such stupidity/stupid comments on a blog.

    Tebows great accomplishments in life, the national hero (and media) attention, his Heisman Trophy and taking the Broncos to playoffs and beating Pittsburg, all the news coverage he gets, the sponsors, the gals drooling over him, the teammates who so respect him … it just drives some looser out of their mind— See Above.

  16. Steve Green says:

    Here is the fact: Christ Almighty Loves you . Yes, HE died even for you. You will not act this way lying on your death bed, or having one of your children deathly sick. Mark my word, you will cry out for Mercy. And here is the indescrible, uncomparable miracle, HE WILL ANSWER YOU, BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU MORE THAN YOU LOVE YOURSELF. MORE THAN YOUR PARENTS LOVE YOU. I’ll be praying that the Lord will do WHATEVER it takes for you to be Saved. Look inside your self, and see the need for HIM. It will be worth it, for generations to come in your family. HE thought you were worth it. HE took you filthy mouth and sin to the CROSS.

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