I used to be a BIG football fan. Every Sunday, I was up by noon (I was a bachelor and Saturday night didn’t end until Sunday morning) so I could watch my beloved Kansas City Chiefs.
I learned to hate the Denver Broncos. Still do, but not as much as the filthy, cheatin’, nasty Raiders.
Anyway, to this day, I ensure my children do not wear orange and blue together. But I can’t help but want to support Tim Tebow. I guess it’s the desire to root for the underdog. That’s why I was a Patriots fan in ’85.
Still, he plays for the Broncos. I mean, I can’t get past that.
So, given the history of hating the Donkeys, the last thing I want is for the Denver Broncos to win anything, let alone a Super Bowl.
Is that crazy? I want Tebow to win but want the Broncos to drown in an ocean of fail.
But not as crazy as this:
If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants. While America has become more inclusive since Jerry Falwell’s first political forays, a Tebow triumph could set those efforts back considerably.
For some reason, this Rabbi (yeah, you read that right) thinks that all it will take is a Christian winning the Super Bowl for fellow Christians to turn into frothing, violent hate machines of destruction, and of course, our targets would be Mosques and gays. Oh, and those danged foreigners!
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman somehow believes the moral equivalency nonsense regarding Christians and Muslims. You see, if the Muslims will riot over a cartoon of Mohammed, then surely those football fueled fundies will go into a frenzy over one of their own beating all the odds and winning the Lombardi Trophy.
Rabbi Hammerman is a fool. If, God forbid, the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl, there might be riots in Denver, but it will be
Budweiser Coors fueling the action, not Christian fundamentalism.
(Almost forgot) Hat Tip: Rhymes with Right