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  •  To be honest, yes. (0+ / 0-)

    I want to know who the athletes are that oppose a position I believe in.  But the reason most athletes don't, is that they are afraid of losing endorsement money (or team support).  

    Tebow's "brand" is what it is, his endorsers give him money because of it or in spite of it - the Jets knew what they were getting when they traded for him.  He's rare in that regard.  

    So let some reserve offensive tackle or defensive end speak up on their beliefs, let's see how conservative or progressive they are.  THAT would be truly good for the game.

    To put a finer point on it.  As a Saints fan I pathologically hate the Falcons.  If I knew that Matty Ice was a misogynist or a homophobe, beating them would make the victory that much sweeter and validate my pathological desire for their annihilation on the football field!

    I haven't been here long enough to be considered a Kossack, does that mean that I'm just a sack?

    by Hey338Too on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 02:36:26 PM PST

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    •  A Saints fan, eh? (0+ / 0-)

      I'd be interested in your reaction to this 2010 article, published by the news agency of the Southern Baptist Convention.

      Were these guys "stepping up", or were they "Tebowing"?

      •  The players in this article were approached... (0+ / 0-)

        ... by the magazine for comment.  They acknowledged their faith, and to the best of my recollection did not run around mega-genuflecting and making a huge deal of G-d during or after the game.  I'm not saying that players cannot be faithful, but Tebowing and Ray Lewising take things to another level.

        That said - if Drew Brees comes out and says that he is not going to pay for his employees healthcare at the restaurant franchise he's opening, my impression of him will change.

        I haven't been here long enough to be considered a Kossack, does that mean that I'm just a sack?

        by Hey338Too on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 09:23:00 AM PST

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