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  •  that football player (3+ / 0-)

    RG III or whatever he calls himself, is a Republican.  I'm pretty sure he's the sort of "celebrity" they have in mind.

    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

    by ActivistGuy on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 06:50:02 AM PDT

    •  Tim Tebow is also a conservative Christian (1+ / 0-)
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      However, his family built a hospital for the poor in the Philippines and I believe he actually walks the walk.  He also realized he should cancel his plans to appear at a conservative Christian event because it would solidify his ties to the mean part of that wing of Christianity and would hurt his other efforts that aren't partisan.

      I'd say his 60 minutes of fame are fading as rapidly as is his NFL career.  Not a bad guy, but one who was used and abused by lots of people aiming to make bucks off him.

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        I'm pretty sure RG III is in more control of his own image machinery than Tebow ever was.  And it doesn't hurt him politically that he plays for Washington.

        Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

        by ActivistGuy on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 02:10:36 PM PDT

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        •  He's also a much better quarterback than Tim (0+ / 0-)

          He and Tim won the Heisman, but RG III is a much better passer than Tim and he's got a much better coach than Tim had in Denver.  Sure, Tim got the Broncos to the playoffs against all odds, but he was dropped as soon as Peyton Manning came to Denver and Tim couldn't get any QB time even in NY with a mediocre QB in front of him.  Now Tebow has been released and I'm not sure he's going to play again.  He's set, however, to go on to whatever he wants to do next and I believe he'll do actual good.

          RG III I think had similar marketing to what Tim had, but once it became obvious that RG III was an NFL quality QB, he was set.  Tebow took a long time to play and while he won it was through a set of miracles never to be repeated.

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