A Pox On John Elway


Tim Tebow has new book out and is making the circuit on cable promoting his story. His story is one of shame for John Elway and the NFL. After taking over the Bronco’s Elway trades Tebow, brings in Manning and drafts Osweiler to back up Manning. Now I can understand taking advantage of Manning at that point in time but to trade a player who had the number one selling jersey in the NFL, won a playoff game, and was team motivator, made Bronco football exciting, made no sense at all. The real reason for the trade was Tebow’s overt expression of his faith which was too much for Elway to have to deal with. The NFL along with marginal, talking head quarter back, Boomer Esiason savaged Tebow for his faith and allowed the NFL and its owners cover, to engage in ethnic cleansing of Tebow from the NFL.

So Tebow a class human being is driven from the NFL, while the reprobate Colin Kaepernick is held up as a pillar of free speech and protest. The values of Kaepernick, a Castro loving, police hating, non-voter, who doesn’t have 1/10th of the character of Tebow, who is able to keep his job, should be an irremovable stain on the NFL and its owners and John Elway in particular.

California and San Francisco deserve Kaepernick and the values he promotes.

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  1. JohnInDenver says:


    I expected you to be standing up for the rights of a private business to exercise its choice in how to conduct itself. And for a multi-millionaire businessman and executive to exercise judgment about who would be best for his team and its bottom line.

    I have no idea if "the real reason for the trade was Tebow's overt expression of his faith." But if you are sure it is, and want to object, will you also be objecting to the various sorts of indignities that target liberal Christians, Jews, and Muslims here in Colorado? Calling out those among our political leadership who justify attacks on Planned Parenthood?

    • Powerful Pear says:

      Free association for employers and employees, YES. 

      When you speak of attacks, I assume you are talking about physical harm. As a conservative I would stand with you to defend individuals and facilities from harm, using all capabilities.

      If your talking about attacking policy, you can plan on it.

  2. Andrew Carnegie says:


    It just so happened that the move to get Manning worked out for the Broncos.

    It seems to me that it was football motivated and not religious discrimination.

    Tebow is a nice story and a good role model.

    As a football player he was rather flawed.

    • Powerful Pear says:

      Not the way I remember it. To this day Tebow is asked about what role his faith played in career. Many lashed out at Tebow for his outward display. 

      • Andrew Carnegie says:


        Many have lashed out at Colin Kaepernick for his political stance.

        The NFL is pretty much a meritocracy.

        If Tebow was a better passer he would still be in the league.

        If Kaepernick can get his team to win, he can spit on the flag and stand on his head for the national anthem and he will still be in the league.

        About the only things that can get someone banished are multiple performance enhancing drug offenses, beating up on women, or deflating a football.

      • Colorado Pols says:

        Tebow's outward display of spirituality was definitely controversial, but it's not the reason he isn't an NFL QB anymore. There are plenty of current NFL players who are open about their faith. Tebow had plenty of opportunities with a half-dozen NFL teams. 

        • Powerful Pear says:

          No other player has indured the scrutiny that was wrought on Tebow. His skills may have needed improvement but he was blackballed by the NFL. Can I prove it, no. Just Google the articles of the day. His very public display is a danger to sponsors and the NFL.

            • Powerful Pear says:


              • MichaelBowman says:

                What's profound is your inability to spell. To the extent he was scrutinized at an inappropriate level the word would be endured. I didn't have any problem with his public displays, although it's not my cup of tea and I think he should have taken the Matthew 6:6-7 route with his faith…

                6: But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

                7: And when you pray, do not babble on like pagans, for they think that by their many words they will be heard.

                I don't go to church to hear audibles – and I don't go to major league sports events to get a sermon.

  3. Chickenheed says:

    Prickly Pear,

    Is there anything in Tebow's book to back up this claim?

  4. mamajama55 says:

    John Elway – Safety nets for me, but not for thee. So no food stamps, welfare, unemployment insurance, old age pensions, SSI.

    Meanwhile, John Elway himself as benefited from his natural talent, yes, but also from the glorification of a sport and billions in  taxpayer subsidies for NFL stadiums, events, and player and coach salaries. 

    So yes, a pox on John Elway and all of the NFL. They take our money and whine about some poor mom buying steak with her food stamps. Big fricking babies.

    As for Tebow, he got plenty of benefit from his prayer stance. People bought his jerseys and stuff, including those with him taking a knee in prayer. Being religious is his "brand", and he's cashed in plenty.

    No sympathies for Timmy or Johnny.

    • Voyageur says:

      Lord, MJ, how many times do I have to tell you — it ain't welfare if the money goes to old white guys.

      Michael, can you help me out here?  MJ is going all facty on us again.

      • MichaelBowman says:

        #truth  Some combination of Pear, Fluffy, the Librarian and/or Civi made a reference last week to the election and the MLB.  I thought to myself, my gawd, could there be any better poster child for the redistribution of wealth…from the MANY to the FEW than Major League Sports? (…except this one).  

        Under the heading of 'pot calling the kettle black', these subsidies have even caught the attention of those subsidy-loving Koch Brother's Cato Institute

        But I digress. I heartily second your statement V, ...it ain't welfare if it's going to white guys!!  

      • mamajama55 says:

        That's Ms. Facty  to you laugh

  5. Voyageur says:

    Even for you, powerless pair, this is an exceptionally stupid post.  Tebow, as one writer said, combined the inspirational ability of Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis with the passing skills of … Ray Lewis.   At any given time about two dozen men have the skills to be a good NFL quarterback.   Tim was never one of them.

    He had enormous heart and that went a long way.  But defenses quickly figured him out.   He just couldn't read a defense and throw in the 1.6 seconds allowed by a top defense.  He had another shot with the Jets and couldn't make them either.   Now he is a minor league baseball player and happy to be back in athletics.   More power to him.   But it is stupid beyond belief to claim that we passed up a super bowl because we hate Christians!  My brother in law is in the sports hall of Fame at Metro and a Fellowship of Christian Athletes type.  We loved watching Tebow and  admired his heart.   But this game is about winning, not whining, and in the end you need the skills of a pocket passer.   It well said that there are a lot of running quarterbacks in the NFL — but no old running quarterbacks.  

    Tim had a great heart but not a great arm.   That's life.

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