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2017-08-11 08:59:35 AM  
Clearly this was because Jesus was watching and awarded Tebow some Piety Points™, which he then redeemed for a home run. That's how this all works, right? "Interesting" indeed.
 
2017-08-11 09:14:32 AM  
Oh Jezus.
 
2017-08-11 09:23:54 AM  
That's how you represent your faith, by setting the example, not lecturing.
 
2017-08-11 09:25:14 AM  
How hard is it to get a home run in T-ball?
 
2017-08-11 09:35:41 AM  
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2017-08-11 09:47:22 AM  
People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.
 
2017-08-11 09:56:33 AM  

drewogatory: People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.


If he'd behaved earlier in his career with the same humility he's been showing in minor league baseball, I think the book on him would be different. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt, but I'm afraid that if he does make it to the bigs he'll start thumping his chest again in the ways that set people off. The issue as I see it is that your faith should be between you and your god(s) of choice.  It shouldn't be a pillar of your PR and marketing campaigns.
 
2017-08-11 09:57:16 AM  

drewogatory: People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.


Don't conflate "hating on" with "thinking he's not good enough to be on a professional team." Despite this home run, he's batting .121 in his last 10 games, and low .200s overall with Port St. Lucie.
 
2017-08-11 09:59:22 AM  

drewogatory: People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.


His wacko brand of Christianity aside, people agree he's a good dude. What is objectionable is chance after undeserved chance he's been given, and the media gleefully hyping each publicity stunt because hey, SOMETHING has to fill this 24-hour news cycle.
 
2017-08-11 10:01:31 AM  
Jesus I'm happy that my kids don't have weird diseases. Can't imagine what it would be like. Must totally screw your life up.
 
2017-08-11 10:05:24 AM  
I thought he was a football player... man am I out of touch.
 
2017-08-11 10:08:28 AM  
Dude needs to get hisself laid.
 
2017-08-11 10:17:25 AM  

LesterB: I thought he was a football player... man am I out of touch.


He's a very good running back that refused to play anything but quarterback, so he washed out.
 
2017-08-11 10:30:02 AM  

ElwoodCuse: drewogatory: People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.

His wacko brand of Christianity aside, people agree he's a good dude. What is objectionable is chance after undeserved chance he's been given, and the media gleefully hyping each publicity stunt because hey, SOMETHING has to fill this 24-hour news cycle.


This.  I don't dislike Tebow personally, but I really dislike the media's (and especially you, ESPN) fawning non-stop attention.
 
2017-08-11 10:33:28 AM  

ElwoodCuse: drewogatory: People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.

His wacko brand of Christianity aside, people agree he's a good dude. What is objectionable is chance after undeserved chance he's been given, and the media gleefully hyping each publicity stunt because hey, SOMETHING has to fill this 24-hour news cycle.


Nailed it.
 
2017-08-11 10:38:57 AM  

WinoRhino: drewogatory: People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.

Don't conflate "hating on" with "thinking he's not good enough to be on a professional team." Despite this home run, he's batting .121 in his last 10 games, and low .200s overall with Port St. Lucie.


It's an adjustment. Michael Jordan is one of the greatest all-around athletes of all time, and his batting average was .202. That's actually with an improvement towards the end of that season.

The fact that Tebow is actually hitting for power is remarkable and more so, is that he's giving his genuine best effort and not just riding on publicity to cash in on his baseball tenure. I've been playing baseball for the past 8 years and I'm just now starting to hit in the .270's. A .224 BA isn't going to wow anybody, but it's a hell of a start for a guy who won a Heisman trophy and played in the NFL a few years ago.

The pitch in the video wasn't even a meatball, it was around the lower outside corner. I'm still bearish on his MLB debut ever happening, but he's genuinely a very decent guy, and that's rare in a pro athlete.
 
2017-08-11 10:55:10 AM  

SkylineRecords: WinoRhino: drewogatory: People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.

Don't conflate "hating on" with "thinking he's not good enough to be on a professional team." Despite this home run, he's batting .121 in his last 10 games, and low .200s overall with Port St. Lucie.

It's an adjustment. Michael Jordan is one of the greatest all-around athletes of all time, and his batting average was .202. That's actually with an improvement towards the end of that season.

The fact that Tebow is actually hitting for power is remarkable and more so, is that he's giving his genuine best effort and not just riding on publicity to cash in on his baseball tenure. I've been playing baseball for the past 8 years and I'm just now starting to hit in the .270's. A .224 BA isn't going to wow anybody, but it's a hell of a start for a guy who won a Heisman trophy and played in the NFL a few years ago.

The pitch in the video wasn't even a meatball, it was around the lower outside corner. I'm still bearish on his MLB debut ever happening, but he's genuinely a very decent guy, and that's rare in a pro athlete.


He hit .220 at the lower level. He's at .248 at this level.

Obviously, when he hits the majors, he'll hit over .300.

/I like Tebow - his successes despite being objectively bad (comparatively) make me laugh
//and I'm not stupid enough to think that "playing in the NFL" as an actual career goal - why play a position you don't want to play?
 
2017-08-11 11:00:43 AM  
My favorite Tebow story ever:

FTFA: Per a league source, after the person administering the test to Tebow's group had finished, Tebow made a request that the players bow their heads in prayer before taking the 50-question exam.

Said one of the other players in response:  "Shut the f-k up."  Others players in the room then laughed.
 
2017-08-11 11:00:52 AM  

Action Replay Nick: Clearly this was because Jesus was watching and awarded Tebow some Piety Points™, which he then redeemed for a home run. That's how this all works, right? "Interesting" indeed.


Yup, Jesus always picks sides and screws over the other team.
 
2017-08-11 11:03:53 AM  

SkylineRecords: Michael Jordan is one of the greatest all-around athletes of all time


No he's not. You can arguably say he's the best basketball player ever, but "all-around athlete" is a patently ridiculous claim, especially when multiple people of his era played two major league sports.
 
2017-08-11 11:04:31 AM  
that mother's voice is the lead off track on the great big album of hell
 
2017-08-11 11:05:33 AM  

SkylineRecords: WinoRhino: drewogatory: People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.

Don't conflate "hating on" with "thinking he's not good enough to be on a professional team." Despite this home run, he's batting .121 in his last 10 games, and low .200s overall with Port St. Lucie.

It's an adjustment. Michael Jordan is one of the greatest all-around athletes of all time, and his batting average was .202. That's actually with an improvement towards the end of that season.

The fact that Tebow is actually hitting for power is remarkable and more so, is that he's giving his genuine best effort and not just riding on publicity to cash in on his baseball tenure. I've been playing baseball for the past 8 years and I'm just now starting to hit in the .270's. A .224 BA isn't going to wow anybody, but it's a hell of a start for a guy who won a Heisman trophy and played in the NFL a few years ago.

The pitch in the video wasn't even a meatball, it was around the lower outside corner. I'm still bearish on his MLB debut ever happening, but he's genuinely a very decent guy, and that's rare in a pro athlete.


Nice dude overall, but a fundie. Proceed with caution.
 
2017-08-11 11:14:00 AM  
I wish belichick had found a use for him and destroyed the league in the process.

/not a pats fan
 
2017-08-11 11:19:34 AM  

ElwoodCuse: SkylineRecords: Michael Jordan is one of the greatest all-around athletes of all time

No he's not. You can arguably say he's the best basketball player ever, but "all-around athlete" is a patently ridiculous claim, especially when multiple people of his era played two major league sports.


It's not that absurd, plenty of "Greatest Athletes of all time" lists have MJ at the #1 spot. His play literally changed the rules of the game. If he didn't take a year off to play hardball, the Bulls could have very well won 7 consecutive NBA championships in the 90's, when talent in the league was at an all-time high.

Everyone has their opinion, and I respect that, but calling Michael Jordan an all-time great athlete isn't exactly laughable.
 
2017-08-11 11:24:42 AM  

Tyler Perry's Tyler Perry Fark Account: I wish belichick had found a use for him and destroyed the league in the process.

/not a pats fan


Bill did find a use for him; Tebow didn't want to do what Belichick wanted him to do, so he got cut.
 
2017-08-11 11:27:56 AM  

SkylineRecords: Everyone has their opinion, and I respect that, but calling Michael Jordan an all-time great athlete isn't exactly laughable.


Basketball players are probably some of the best raw athlete in professional sports by virtue of the variety of skills they have to develop in order to be good at their game.
 
2017-08-11 11:39:27 AM  

SkylineRecords: Everyone has their opinion, and I respect that, but calling Michael Jordan an all-time great athlete isn't exactly laughable.


You said "all-around". Michael Jordan was supremely good at one sport. That's not "all-around".
 
2017-08-11 11:40:23 AM  

drewogatory: People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.


Being a douchebag for so many years takes a while to shake.  He's been "doing it right" for a year or two now, but I don't think it's going to amount to much in the sports world.

He's still a single-A ballplayer hitting in the low .200s, and he turns 30 this weekend.  Even on a fairly fast track of development, it's another three seasons minimum before he'd be ready for an end of-the-bench call up mid-season on a major team.  And that's with much faster progress than he's making now.
 
2017-08-11 11:50:44 AM  

SkylineRecords: ElwoodCuse: SkylineRecords: Michael Jordan is one of the greatest all-around athletes of all time

No he's not. You can arguably say he's the best basketball player ever, but "all-around athlete" is a patently ridiculous claim, especially when multiple people of his era played two major league sports.

It's not that absurd, plenty of "Greatest Athletes of all time" lists have MJ at the #1 spot. His play literally changed the rules of the game. If he didn't take a year off to play hardball, the Bulls could have very well won 7 consecutive NBA championships in the 90's, when talent in the league was at an all-time high.

Everyone has their opinion, and I respect that, but calling Michael Jordan an all-time great athlete isn't exactly laughable.


1) The league wasn't at its most talented; several expansions during his career diluted the talent.
2) And if Magic didnt get HIV, Bird didn't have back problems, Isiah didn't destroy his Achilles, Bias didn't OD, Petrovic didn't die in a car crash, etc., he may not have won but 1 or 2.
3) Between the '86 and '93 drafts, a total of eight players with career win shares over 100 were drafted. Two of those were drafted by the Bulls in '87 (the only year with more than one such player). There was no young talent coming into the league to challenge him - it was all people his age or older. That's a big part of the reason the league sucked in the early 2000s.

That said, he's certainly "one of" the best athletes of all time.
 
2017-08-11 11:51:49 AM  

Khellendros: drewogatory: People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.

Being a douchebag for so many years takes a while to shake.  He's been "doing it right" for a year or two now, but I don't think it's going to amount to much in the sports world.

He's still a single-A ballplayer hitting in the low .200s, and he turns 30 this weekend.  Even on a fairly fast track of development, it's another three seasons minimum before he'd be ready for an end of-the-bench call up mid-season on a major team.  And that's with much faster progress than he's making now.


Alternately, he was never actually a douchebag and you're crying over sh*t that never really happened.
 
2017-08-11 11:54:19 AM  

Khellendros: drewogatory: People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.

Being a douchebag for so many years takes a while to shake.  He's been "doing it right" for a year or two now, but I don't think it's going to amount to much in the sports world.

He's still a single-A ballplayer hitting in the low .200s, and he turns 30 this weekend.  Even on a fairly fast track of development, it's another three seasons minimum before he'd be ready for an end of-the-bench call up mid-season on a major team.  And that's with much faster progress than he's making now.


Eh, I gave up on ESPN years ago do I've missed most of that. Most of the stuff I see pop up on the aggregators seems to be about sick kids or other charity work. I knew he was a God-botherer , but damn near every NFL player used to thank God for tying his farking cleats correctly I learned to ignore it.
 
2017-08-11 11:57:20 AM  
So something happened, and then something else happened.  Amazing.
 
2017-08-11 12:25:01 PM  

drewogatory: People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.


Fark Fedora Crew gotta get their hate on because Tebow is a Christian.
 
2017-08-11 12:27:21 PM  

IAmRight: Alternately, he was never actually a douchebag and you're crying over sh*t that never really happened.


He always seemed like an incredibly nice man who always made time for his fans & dedicated tons of time to charity. I'm not a religious person & his genuflecting never bothered me one bit because he followed through. It's the athletes who thank God for allowing him to get that touchdown & then act like a POS the rest of the time who really grind my gears.

ElwoodCuse: SkylineRecords: Everyone has their opinion, and I respect that, but calling Michael Jordan an all-time great athlete isn't exactly laughable.

You said "all-around". Michael Jordan was supremely good at one sport. That's not "all-around".


Bo Jackson?
 
2017-08-11 12:32:48 PM  
What a great moment for that kid.
 
2017-08-11 12:42:20 PM  

FormlessOne: ElwoodCuse: drewogatory: People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.

His wacko brand of Christianity aside, people agree he's a good dude. What is objectionable is chance after undeserved chance he's been given, and the media gleefully hyping each publicity stunt because hey, SOMETHING has to fill this 24-hour news cycle.

Nailed it.


Chance?  Chance to what, play on low A ball for Port Saint Lucie?  Just admit you hate him because he's Christian.
 
2017-08-11 12:54:36 PM  
He's a Christian who thinks Catholics are going to hell because they aren't real Christians, yes I have a problem with that part of his belief system, and otherwise being nice to people doesn't make that ok
 
2017-08-11 01:08:42 PM  
Tebow aside (seriously, who cares?), seeing how much it meant to the kid to meet a "hero" made me realize it's a little dusty here at work today...

// Father of an 8 y.o.
// Didn't even watch the at-bat...
// <- Slashies!
 
2017-08-11 01:09:00 PM  
Oh, goody. Round two of "Praise Tebow and all his wins!"
 
2017-08-11 01:24:32 PM  

drewogatory: People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.


Yeah, but he's Christian and this is FARK (well, post 2004 FARK anyway)
 
2017-08-11 01:50:44 PM  

Warthog: drewogatory: People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.

If he'd behaved earlier in his career with the same humility he's been showing in minor league baseball, I think the book on him would be different. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt, but I'm afraid that if he does make it to the bigs he'll start thumping his chest again in the ways that set people off. The issue as I see it is that your faith should be between you and your god(s) of choice.  It shouldn't be a pillar of your PR and marketing campaigns.


When did he ever thump his chest?
 
2017-08-11 02:19:00 PM  

Action Replay Nick: Clearly this was because Jesus was watching and awarded Tebow some Piety Points™, which he then redeemed for a home run. That's how this all works, right? "Interesting" indeed.


Perhaps Jesus just really hates that pitcher.
 
2017-08-11 03:04:34 PM  

IAmRight: SkylineRecords: WinoRhino: drewogatory: People still hating on this kid? He seems like a pretty nice dude to me.

Don't conflate "hating on" with "thinking he's not good enough to be on a professional team." Despite this home run, he's batting .121 in his last 10 games, and low .200s overall with Port St. Lucie.

It's an adjustment. Michael Jordan is one of the greatest all-around athletes of all time, and his batting average was .202. That's actually with an improvement towards the end of that season.

The fact that Tebow is actually hitting for power is remarkable and more so, is that he's giving his genuine best effort and not just riding on publicity to cash in on his baseball tenure. I've been playing baseball for the past 8 years and I'm just now starting to hit in the .270's. A .224 BA isn't going to wow anybody, but it's a hell of a start for a guy who won a Heisman trophy and played in the NFL a few years ago.

The pitch in the video wasn't even a meatball, it was around the lower outside corner. I'm still bearish on his MLB debut ever happening, but he's genuinely a very decent guy, and that's rare in a pro athlete.

He hit .220 at the lower level. He's at .248 at this level.

Obviously, when he hits the majors, he'll hit over .300.

/I like Tebow - his successes despite being objectively bad (comparatively) make me laugh
//and I'm not stupid enough to think that "playing in the NFL" as an actual career goal - why play a position you don't want to play?


.411 slg and .725 OPS isn't bad.

I think Tebow is a good guy who has a bad rap, and I'm not even remotely religious or on his 'side' when it comes to politics, but I don't have to be to see a dude that generally tries to be a good guy everywhere he goes.

How people hold that against him, I don't know.
 
2017-08-11 03:27:44 PM  

ElwoodCuse: You said "all-around". Michael Jordan was supremely good at one sport. That's not "all-around".


Yeah how was he at swimming?  What did he squat?

I'm not saying Jordan wasn't a good athlete, but I suspect Lebron James is just about everything Jordan was with about 40 pounds of muscle on him.  All that strength above and beyond what Jordan had while displaying similar quickness, grace, and endurance through the level of basketball they play indicates Lebron would be an obvious favorite over Jordan for best "All-around" athlete.

I mean ffs
 
2017-08-11 04:08:29 PM  
Seinfeld Top Sports Moments - Home Runs
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2017-08-11 05:55:18 PM  

phimuskapsi: I think Tebow is a good guy who has a bad rap, and I'm not even remotely religious or on his 'side' when it comes to politics, but I don't have to be to see a dude that generally tries to be a good guy everywhere he goes.

How people hold that against him, I don't know.


Agreed. Also not religious. Also, I hate the SEC and hated the fawning over him in college. But in the pros, the coverage of him was ALL mocking him (except Skip Bayless). So I dunno where all this "constant praise" stuff is coming from.

I'm also probably against his politics, but I'll save my hate for him for when he starts actually trying to force people to bend to his beliefs. He beats the hell out of the other "Christians" that are famous (mostly politicians).
 
2017-08-11 05:56:12 PM  

Super_pope: ElwoodCuse: You said "all-around". Michael Jordan was supremely good at one sport. That's not "all-around".

Yeah how was he at swimming?  What did he squat?

I'm not saying Jordan wasn't a good athlete, but I suspect Lebron James is just about everything Jordan was with about 40 pounds of muscle on him.  All that strength above and beyond what Jordan had while displaying similar quickness, grace, and endurance through the level of basketball they play indicates Lebron would be an obvious favorite over Jordan for best "All-around" athlete.

I mean ffs


I wish football didn't break people so we could see LeBron as TE for the Browns.
 
2017-08-11 06:32:16 PM  

wax_on: Jesus I'm happy that my kids don't have weird diseases. Can't imagine what it would be like. Must totally screw your life up.


It does. But you learn to live with it and enjoy life nonetheless.
 
2017-08-11 07:39:15 PM  
I wanted to see the home run so I turned off ad blocked and ghostery. It was taking a super long time to load the 35 sites' cookies so I popped over to youtube.
i.imgur.comView Full Size

guess which one I picked.
 
2017-08-11 07:46:27 PM  
There are people in this thread bashing Tebow for living his faith. There are people in the Ezekiel Elliott thread defending Elliott.

This is what's wrong with America in 2017, and I say that as a damned atheist.
 
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