Holy Trinity: Tebow, Tim Tebow and John 3:16, Says Google Trends
As a Pittsburgh Steeler fan, I’m still upset about Sunday’s loss to the Denver Bronco. As with most of us who are part of the Steeler Nation, the 29-23 loss hit us hard and here it is January 11th and many of us are still reading online article after online article on WTF happened?
I forget who said, “Any team can beat any other team on any given Sunday” and this is relevant here—Denver won and Pittsburgh didn’t. Oh well, it’s time for the crying and hopeless Internet searches for “poor us” stories to stop I suppose but Google won’t let us!
In case you’re not as Christian as you’d like to be John 3:16 offers “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Unless of course you’re Catholic, you could live in purgatory for a while until you reach the eternal life status—but that’s another post and it would involve me slamming the Pope and all that so I’ll stop there.
I love following the Steel City Blitz on Twitter—they give me updates and thoughts to ponder before and after every Steeler game. Their latest post is a trio of sorts as well: “Steelers Injury Report: You Get an ACL Injury! And You Get an ACL Injury! And You Get an ACL Injury!” referring to injured players Mendenhall, Starks and Hampton—the trio of ACL pains and possible surgery. This is a funny post—you can read it here. I especially love the term the author Emily Miklasevich used for Brett Keisel, but you have to read it to find out! Kudos Emily! Thanks for cheering the “Nation” up a bit.
Up next for the Mile High Messiah is Tom Bradylicious (Brady) and the Patriots in Gillette Stadium in Foxboro Massachusetts. The weather shouldn’t be a factor for either team—both are used to playing in rain, hail, sleet and snow. The Patriots have the home team advantage and what some sports experts call the greatest coach ever—Bill Bella-Cheat (Belichick).
Sorry Pats fans but I love calling Brady Bradylicious because of his cuteness and as far as Bill Bella-Cheat goes, well he did cheat when he was caught taping another team’s secret moves saying later, he didn’t think that was illegal. Come on man! For real coach? The greatest coach ever didn’t know this was disallowed? Jeez!
Somehow, deep from within, I feel the same thing could happen to the Patriots. What if Tebow throws another 316 yards and the Denver Defense causes an ACL injury or three and the Pats are left hurting too much to win the game? Chances are, however, that masterful Brady will throw for more than 316 and he’s got a lot of weapons including Wes Welker who is having an awesome year (fantasy points!) Brady is great, Tebow is, well, lucky. I guess all that kneel, bow, yield does seem to help those who are believers win the big games.
No I don’t! Just forget I wrote that. There is no way in well, Hell that Tebow and his Broncos can beat the Patriots and Tom Brady. Even if they somehow get lucky again, what about Baltimore? Ray Lewis is a forced to be reckoned with and he will take Tebow down if they meet in the playoffs and will indeed say “Welcome to the NFL” and maybe offer a sign of the cross over the downed Tebow—that would be delicious, but my man Ray, make it a legal hit and don’t hurt the poor boy—you may, however, hurt his spirit!
The funny thing about all of this is when the Bronco/Patriot game is over with a score like 52-17 (Pats win), Tim Tebow will still be Tebowing and thankful for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for allowing the game to even happen. Good for him; many Christians wouldn’t be able to do this, thank their Lord for a loss but Tebow is different.
To end all this, perhaps we can all learn a little something from Tim’s thanks to his Lord and Savior. Ever see him in a pre-game interview? He’s happy, his eyes are sparkling and he truly seems to glow people!
I guess it’s time for me to dust off my bible (even though Catholics never read the bible but instead are told what’s in it by their priests), freshen up my spiritual self, kneel, bow, and yield and go to my local church to get sprinkled by some holy water and get my T-glow back. Oh heck, what’s that old saying, “Dammit, I left my cigarettes at the bar!” I need a drink!
Whatever happens in the Patriot/Bronco game, Tebow will be smiling—win or lose because he’s thankful for sure. So, the point here Steeler Nation is to stop searching for stories on why the Steelers lost to the Broncos. We did, it’s over and pre-season football starts in August.
My Super Bowl prediction? Ravens vs Green Bay – Ravens 31, Green Bay 10 (sorry Aaron Rodgers).
On an end note to my business fan readers, I know I’m ranting, but in actuality, the NFL is a business and to the Steeler Nation, our business has just gone under! At least for this season. Hmm...I wonder if they could entice Troy Polamalu to Dance with the Stars!