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Tebow responds to Plummer, will keep praising God

Posted on: November 22, 2011 1:52 pm
Edited on: November 22, 2011 2:51 pm
 
Despite appearances, Plummer isn't Tebowing. We think. (US PRESSWIRE/Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

It wasn't that long ago that Jake Plummer was Denver's winning quarterback. From 2003-2006, the Broncos never won fewer than 10 games, and made it to the AFC Championship game in 2005.

Plummer retired after the 2006 season, when then-head coach Mike Shanahan handed the offense over to Jay Cutler. They haven't been to the playoffs since.

Now the honor of "Denver's winning quarterback" falls to Tim Tebow, who is 4-1 as a starter this season. He's also very vocal about his religious beliefs, something Plummer could do with less of.

During a recent radio interview (via Sports Radio Interviews), Plummer said this: “I think he’s a winner and I respect that about him. I think that when he accepts the fact that we know that he loves Jesus Christ then I think I’ll like him a little better. I don’t hate him because of that, I just would rather not have to hear that every single time he takes a good snap or makes a good handoff … like you know, I understand dude where you’re coming from … but he is a baller."

On Tuesday, Tebow, appearing on ESPN's First Take, responded to Plummer's remarks (transcription courtesy of ProFootballTalk.com):

“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.”

One distinction might be that, in general, men don't proclaim their love for their wives during the course of their workday. To put this in football terms, we've never heard a player preface every media interview or press conference by stating that he loves his spouse. Same with after a big play or a touchdown.

As PFT.com's Michael David Smith points out, Plummer has nothing against Tebow's religious beliefs, just that he doesn’t think Tebow should inject said beliefs into a football discussion.

Tebow continued:
Jesus? Nope, that's Plummer. Ironical, we know.

“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. And then after I give him the honor and glory I always try to give my teammates the honor and glory, and that’s how it works. Because Christ comes first in my life, and then my family, and then my teammates.

"I respect Jake’s opinion, and I really appreciate his compliment of calling me a winner, but I feel like every time I get the opportunity to give the Lord some praise he is due for it because what he did for me, and what he did on the cross for all of us," said Tebow. "I really appreciate his opinion and I respect him, but I still will give all the honor and glory to the Lord because he deserves it.”

Put differently: Plummer may like Tebow the football player, but could do without the constant reminders of his faith. And Tebow has no plans to do anything but pronounce his love for Jesus every chance he gets.

Whatever you think of Tebow, there's no denying that divine intervention has a lot to do with his success. Because there's no way a guy completing 44.8 percent of his throws, and who completed just two passes against the Chiefs in Week 10 would be on an NFL roster, much less a starting quarterback with a 4-1 record.

So, yeah, he has good reason to be thankful.

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Since: Nov 22, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 2:25 pm
 

Tebow responds to Plummer, will keep praising God

Tebow is a good example for our children and grandchildren. He shows that you do not have be ashamed of being a christan.




Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2011 4:43 pm
 

Tebow responds to Plummer, will keep praising God

 I also think it would really go a long way with a lot of folks if more Muslim leadership would step up and just say "true Muslims do not condone this," instead of basically saying nothing.  If they would just be more vocal about the fact that the Muslim terrorists are the fringe whack-jobs of their people I think it would really help.
Bill Maher says this a lot, and it always makes me smile. There's a reason the "mainstream" Middle Eastern Muslims do not do this; it's because they perceive us as greater threats to themselves than the terrorists. In fact, they still believe that the terrorists make them safer. A majority in the region - even in rival or enemy nations - believe that they would be safer if Iran had nukes. We have a serious image problem over there.

When Harry Truman asked his intelligence advisors why they hated us (see, this didn't just start in 2001, 1991, or even 1981), they told him that the perception was that the US backs harsh, brutal dictatorships who oppress the people in the region, and that we do it to exploit their natural resources for our benefit. When Truman asked why it was so hard to combat this perception, he was told, "because it's true."

I find it kind of funny when Maher demands that the people who have little reason to love us put their lives in jeopardy so that we can continue to forge ahead with our foreign policy decisions in the Middle East. So much for "hating our freedom".



Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2011 3:35 pm
 

Tebow responds to Plummer, will keep praising God

Secondly; I had a few questions for some of the well informed that seem to know all the bible quotes.  Is the devil really red and does he have horns and a spikey tail?  Does god wear a hat and if I look into the sky where would heaven be in relation to the big dipper?
Does Jesus still have a beard in heaven?  Do we still wear clothes in heaven or are we all naked? If so; is our genitalia exposed?
Oh and one last question; why did god and jesus let priests molest children for years on end??  Was this for the good of the world??  Please let me know; as I have had these questions my whole life and until now I didn't know anyone smart enough to answer. 



Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Tebow responds to Plummer, will keep praising God

Lots of people say they wish Tebow would shut up about Jesus and I wish THEY would all shut up.  He's not insulting anyone.  If it annoys you don't listen to Tebow interviews. Don't watch the press conference.  Don't click on Tebow links.  Don't willfully and purposely subject yourself to something that clearly bugs you and gets your ire up and then whine like hell about it afterward.  Shut up!  Tebow is one guy talking about Jesus and you all are army of whiney cry-babies and you're way more annoying than Tim Tebow, and it's not even close.

Just curious but how do you feel about nudity on television or violence in video games; I will go out on a limb and say you are against both.  Don't buy Grand Theft Auto and don't watch television!!!  Don't subject YOURSELF to something you see as morally wrong!  Bible thumpers have a one-way thought process.  AND AS ONE OF THE LAST POSTS SAID---OPEN A SCIENCE BOOK!!!  I had no problem with Tebow until he decided to ruin my Super Bowl a couple years ago by putting on his abortion commercial.  My gf at the time had one when she was younger and broke down in tears.  Thanks Tebow you half wit!! 



Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2011 3:18 pm
 

Tebow responds to Plummer, will keep praising God

"slapchopper9 Question...if a muslim player starts saying "praise Allah", everytime a microphone is shoved in face, would we stand for it?  and when he gets criticized for it, he can simpy say, "well Tebow does it".  just some food for thought"

Hmm, I don't know.  I don't think most people have a problems with Muslims as a whole, just the ones that try blow things up and kill innocent people, that really makes them pretty unlikable  (and I know not all terrorists are Muslim and not all Muslims are terrorists (that's the point)).  I also think it would really go a long way with a lot of folks if more Muslim leadership would step up and just say "true Muslims do not condone this," instead of basically saying nothing.  If they would just be more vocal about the fact that the Muslim terrorists are the fringe whack-jobs of their people I think it would really help.



Since: Nov 22, 2011
Posted on: November 23, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Tebow responds to Plummer, will keep praising God

If praising god makes Tebow feel better, good for him. Who cares.
You obviously spend a lot of time in church and writing religous rants on sports message boards.

How do you find the time to watch football on Sundays anyway?




Since: Sep 24, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2011 2:03 pm
 

Tebow responds to Plummer, will keep praising God

Question...if a muslim player starts saying "praise Allah", everytime a microphone is shoved in face, would we stand for it?  and when he gets criticized for it, he can simpy say, "well Tebow does it".  just some food for thought



Since: Apr 21, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Tebow responds to Plummer, will keep praising God

Pllippians 4:13- I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME!




Since: Apr 21, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2011 12:52 pm
 

Tebow responds to Plummer, will keep praising God

 
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. 


“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.


All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.


“I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations,

-24  And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.


This is Tim Tebow OBEYING Gods word and instruction for his life.

And below...This is you all fullfilling Gods word concerning what comes with having a relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.

1 Peter 4:16

Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.

Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Go Tebow !




Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2011 12:10 pm
 

Tebow responds to Plummer, will keep praising God

hey sun devil maybe you can just change the channel.  maybe you can just not click on tebow links.  but you can't stop can you?  its your way of the highway.  your opinion is right and no one can go on tv and express any views that you don't like because your to stupid to figure out how to change a tv channel.  grow up you tool 


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