Talking A Little Football

Ken AshfordRed Sox & Other SportsLeave a Comment

I think it's great that God sacrificed his one and only son so that the Denver Broncos could get into the playoffs.  I really do.  

I'm sure that is what Jesus had in mind when they hammed spikes through his palms on the cross: not the famines, war, and disease which, every day, kill the faithful all over the world — but the ability of a man to throw an awkwardly non-spiral football to another man on the first play of overtime in the AFC Wild Card playoffs two thousand years hence into the future.

But seriously, I hate to say this because it sounds like trash talk against a team which is going up against my Patriots next week.  But I'll say it anyway.  If Tim Tebow is so good, why is his team always behind?  Or, if yesterday's game is the template, why can't his team hold a lead?

And, by the way, sports media, stop it with this crap:

Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow and the biblical verse John 3:16 have long been entwined. So why is it now trending on Google?

Turns out that the evangelical Christian — whose dramatic sideline praying on one knee has even spawned the phrase "tebowing" — churned out some timely 3-16s in his team's big playoff win over Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

Most notable, Tebow threw for a season-high 316 yards and set an NFL record with 31.6 yards per completion.

Seriously.  Stop it.