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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bill Maher’s Sharp Tebows

       Clearly his tweet about Tebow over the weekend has been received as “controversial.”

       “Comedian Bill Maher drew the ire of Tim Tebow fans and Christians over the weekend after a profane tweet reveling in the Broncos‘ blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills.”  Here is the offending tweet:

       “Wow, Jesus just f***ed #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere … Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler “Hey, Buffalo’s killing them,” Maher tweeted.

       Ok, this is still a free country though right? I mean it’s not like anything can be done to Maher because of his impiety? Maher is not a bad bullshit detector. like the time he got fired for calling 9-11 passengers “cowards.”

        I myself do wonder what is behind the levels of Tebow reverence we have been seeing. His numbers so far hardly justify it. Some have suggested that the reasons behind said reverence are not so admirable-that in some way Tebow may be “a white hope.”

        Listen, I have no personal ill will to Tebow and maybe he will live up to the hype at some point, and if so more power to him. But why is he being so hyped up without having done much to earn it so far? The only notable thing about him so far as that he frequently runs for almost as much if not more than he passes.

        Yet, even this is a double edged sword. When the QB runs a lot that means his protection is often breaking down. For a clue about where the Tebow reverence comes from listen to his own tweet:

         After the disappointing 40-14 road loss, Tebow tweeted, “Tough game today but what’s most important is being able to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas everyone GB2.”

          Again is it possible that Tebow is seen as a kind of white hope-you know there is an ideology that tries to make up for the loss of white vanity in sports where blacks come to dominate by saying ‘Sure those blacks are great athletes. But they lack the “values”, the heart, the team play, the “intelligence” needed to be more than just a great athlete.” Tebow is white, he’s also very religious. Maybe Middle America sees him as a savior for the soul of America.

         I hope this is not the case. I certainly don’t dislike Tebow and wish him only well having no reason not to. But I wonder if that’s the case. I think racial prejudice is on the down swing in this country. I feel like Ron Paul’s hyperbole about a coming race wall is just hyperbole. He sounds like an old fashioned man-like a Pat Buchanan-who can never wholly get comfortable with the modern changes in racial matters that we have seen over the last 50 years.

        However, I should not be so naive as to claim like Stephen Colbert did once after Obama won in 2008 that “racism is over! 1776-2008” It was hilarious…

        In sports there is still some residual racism. I feel like it’s getting less but I don’t feel it’s nonexistent. It was not long ago that blowhard Rush Limbaugh was allowed to say on a nationally televised game that Dononvan McNabb was overhyped because the liberal media wanted to see a black QB do well. This was not only offensive but just ignorant. McNabb had the consistent numbers to justify putting him in any conversation about the league’s elite QBs.

       One would presume, that Limbaugh is a Tebow fan.

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