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March 23, 2012

Pat Robertson, Football Expert

Did you know Pat Robertson is still on the air? Yeah, me neither. But it seems that every now and then, ol’ Pat just has to remind us why we wish he would retire already. Mediate has the details:

Following Wednesday’s news that Tebow’s been traded to the New York Jets, Robertson said, despite Tebow’s great performance, the Broncos did not treat him well: “I think the Denver Broncos treated him shabbily. He won seven games, he brought them into the playoffs, for heaven sakes. I mean, they were a nothing team. He rallied them together with spectacular last-minute passes and, you know, when they beat Buffalo — I mean, Pittsburgh, excuse me — it was a tremendous victory.”

Robertson cited bad karma: “And you just ask yourself, okay, so Peyton Manning was a tremendous MVP quarterback, but he’s been injured. If that injury comes back, Denver will find itself without a quarterback. And in my opinion, it would serve them right.”

Do you suppose it even occurs to Pat that what would “serve [the Broncos] right” would be painful, perhaps disabling, likely career-ending, possibly life-changing, for Peyton Manning? Do you suppose ol’ Pat ever thinks before engaging his mouth? Is it possible to arrange for a permanent power failure just for CBN’s studios in Virginia Beach? Now that would serve him right.

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I doubt that God’s wrath will descend on the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning, because John Elway decided to send Tim Tebow packing.

However, neck problems that need 4 surgeries in a year don’t usually go away. Obviously, Elway thinks that he’s made a good decision. Time will answer that question.

I do think that Tebow has handled himself well in the matter, and I suspect that he will be fine with the Jets.

[1] Posted by Ralph on 3-23-2012 at 09:03 AM · [top]

[2] Posted by Jagged Edge on 3-23-2012 at 10:40 AM · [top]

I would never wish any harm on Peyton Manning, but I think Pat Robertson is exactly right, although I might have said it differently.  The bottom line is that John Elway turned his back on the guy who took them from a 1-4 team to a contender in the playoffs, and he did it after he promised Tebow that he was the quarterback.  Complete lack of integrity on Elway’s part.  And then to send him packing for an older quarterback with serious health issues?  I think this going to come back and bite them.

[3] Posted by Townsend Waddill+ on 3-23-2012 at 11:22 AM · [top]

Tim Tebow isn’t an NFL-qualify QB.  He may be a good football player, but he isn’t capable of making NFL throws.  I have heard the same story from Kurt Warner, Trent Dilfer, Steve Young, and Ron Jaworski - Super Bowl QBs all.  The list would be longer if it included all the non-QB NFL players who say the same thing.  He can’t play the position.  It is an open question whether he will ever develop sufficiently.  I know I would not want Tim Tebow on the Dallas Cowboys as a QB.

John Elway made the right decision.  He got perhaps the best player to ever play the position, and simultaneously got out from under the ‘Tebow Phenomenon.’  Tebow caught lightning in a bottle last year.  He faced a lot of teams at home.  He caught a lot of teams at just the right time.  But it couldn’t last.  Anyone who knows football knows that last year could not be repeated.  Tebow would be forced to throw, and that’s what he can’t do.  Elway could have been locked into a fan-favorite QB for several years in a futile quest for his development.  It could have set his team back five years.  That’s why Elway made the decisions he did. 


[4] Posted by carl on 3-23-2012 at 06:35 PM · [top]

Oh, this is a tough one for me.  As a Gator fan (UF ‘87), I just love Tebow.  As the wife of a man who has suffered through 2 cervical spine surgeries not unlike Manning’s, I take tremendous hope from his recovery.  Dear hubby was (with the doctor’s permission, citing Manning) out skiing 3 weeks after a C5/6 fusion, and while not quite his old self, he was beating me down the hill.  I’m not writing Manning off at all, and am definitely looking forward to Tebow being local news.  Now if only Robertson would shut up.

[5] Posted by elanor on 3-24-2012 at 09:59 AM · [top]

Ain’t it amazin’ that a Yale Law School graduate like Pat can spout the nonsense he has put forth in the last few weeks.  I definitely think he has gone “one toke over the line sweet Jesus.” grin

How come someone like Billy Graham can age so gracefully, and someone like Pat just goes nutters?

[6] Posted by Daniel on 3-25-2012 at 11:55 AM · [top]

So it is OK for all of us to have a football opinion but not Pat Robertson? He is like pretty much all football fans - armchair experts. That’s OK.

I think it was a dumb move. Elway didn’t like Tebow (Tebow beat Elway’s records.) If or when Manning is knocked out for the season or his career, the Denver fans will turn very sour.

[7] Posted by robroy on 3-26-2012 at 12:52 AM · [top]

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