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    Notice how the responses tend toward framing Tebow instead of discussing how we are framing Tebow.

    I am not writing about Tebow, but how we use people and events to confirm what we want to be true.

    I agree about the Boston Globe piece on the evidence.

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      I even hot-listed it as there are some things in there that I'm sure I can make myself look brilliant by quoting.

      Not to Tebow this thing to death but you might like this.

      ...I do think it’s time to tell football players they must come to the sideline before praying to Jesus, Allah, Buddha, Vishnu, Ayn Rand or whoever else floats their boat.

      You can’t pour popcorn through your facemask, lob faux hand grenades into a circle of pals, pretend you shot yourself in the leg or even rock the ball like it’s a newborn baby in the NFL. So call it the ‘‘There Ain’t No ‘God’ In ‘NFL’  ’’ rule.

      Yet I don’t even dislike Tebow. He looks so much like the lead singer of Mumford & Sons, a country-rock band, that I wonder if he can sing like an angel, too.

      I’m excited, as I said. I mean, who doesn’t want to see a miracle?

      Or a miracle getting snuffed.


      You can read the rest of it here, if the spirit moves you. Rick Telander - Chicago Sun-Times

      Most unfortunately the "story" can continue for awhile yet.

      Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

      by figbash on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 10:17:56 AM PST

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    •  exactly, he's such a flashpoint that your main (1+ / 0-)
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      point just gets overlooked

      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 12:19:45 PM PST

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