MUSING WITH CECIL BUFFINGTON
Musing with Cecil Buffington
Monday, January 9, 2012
Good versus Evil in the NFL
Recently the Tim Tebow phenomenon has been very thoroughly dissected by all the media. Many dislike his public displays of religious dedication and humbleness by calling it “showboating.” Showboating like the player that bangs his chest, or points to the stands, or does a silly little end zone dance, or the traditional grandmother of all showboating, spiking of the football. Tebow has shown he is beyond these antics as he drops to his knee and gives thanks to GOD for the happiness of the moment. He continues to get under the skin of the liberal and unGODly sector of the National Football League, anti-religious groups and much of the ultra-liberal media.
This Sunday, I watched with amazement as he once again proved that he may be the only real, important life, winner that plays in the important quarterback role in the NFL. I saw one of the most amazing performances that I have ever witnessed on a football field.
I think there were many pundits that wanted Tebow to fail and the Denver Broncos to lose that game to the sultry, uncouth and down-right ugly Pittsburgh Steelers. This was a battle of good ( Tebow ) versus evil ( Rothlisberger ). All that’s good about the NFL versus all that’s bad. Fortunately in this instance, good was able to triumph over the bad.
The Tebow bashers say he can’t throw the ball. They say he is a fullback trying to play quarterback. They also say the Denver Broncos cannot win with Tebow at quarterback. This is in spite of a 7 - 4 record as a starter this past season after he assumed the role with the Broncos.
The man that can’t pass only completed 10 of 21 throws for the game. He had at least four easy catches dropped and two pass interference calls that netted the Broncos 32 and 10 yards in key situations. The so-called experts said that he was capable of only dump-off and screen passes to backs and tight ends. This was not what I saw against the Steelers on this day as Tim Tebow played one of the greatest games ever played in the history of the NFL. And he threw the ball down the field. Boy! Did he throw the ball down the field.
The man that can’t pass had consecutive completions of 51, 30 yards for a touchdown, and 58 yards. He later would hit on 13, 15, 17, and finally the 80 yard touchdown pass that won the game for the Broncos, 29 - 23. He also found time to run for 50 yards on only 10 carries. His 316 yards, 31.60 yards per completion, passing on only 10 completions established a new NFL record that had stood since 1948, He shattered the old Sammy Baugh record of 18.70 yards per attempt for 10 or more completions in a game.
All in all, Tim Tebow accounted for almost 400 yards of total offense against what was thought to be one of the better defenses in the NFL.
It was a fitting climax to a great year for a really good Christian individual. It was a rare case of something good happening to a good person.
Now the Broncos move on to meet the New England Patriots and their scumbag quarterback, Tom Brady. Is it too much to expect another miracle from Tim Tebow? Only time will tell. But if the Broncos can pull the upset over a talented Patriot team, it could very well ascertain that Tim Tebow is one of the chosen ones. I believe with all my heart that GOD usually selects great character individuals to act as a true messenger. Is Tim Tebow a true messenger for the word of GOD? It would certainly appear so at this time . . . But, again, only time will tell us for sure.
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