Friday, March 23, 2012
Pat Robertson: Not an NFL Expert
The Rev. Marion G. "Pat" Robertson operates out of Virginia Beach, part of the "Hampton Roads" area of southeastern Virginia, which includes Norfolk.
This is the largest metropolitan area in the United States that has no major league sports teams whatsoever. The largest teams are the Norfolk Tides, the former "Tidewater" farm team of the Mets, now the Triple-A club of the closer Baltimore Orioles; and the women's basketball team at Old Dominion University, which is far more successful than ODU's men's team.
Robertson founded and runs Regent University in Virginia Beach, but the school is not exactly known for sports success.
Having previously said that he could steer hurricanes away from the Hampton Roads area, and that Hurricane Andrew (1992) was God's punishment for the sinfulness of Miami (I guess he didn't consider Hurricane Hugo, 1989, to be punishment for South Carolina), and that the 9/11 attacks were punishment for New York for wickedness and America in general for homosexuality, abortion and feminism, now, Pat Robertson has weighed in on football.
He thinks the Denver Broncos should not have signed Peyton Manning and then traded away noted evangelical Christian Tim Tebow.
Apparently, Robertson is unaware that Manning has given contributions to several Republican candidates, including George W. Bush.
So has John Elway, Mr. Denver Bronco, who took a big role in convincing the Broncos to bring Peyton in.
In other words, the Broncos got rid of an evangelical quarterback who has done very little in the NFL, and brought in a conservative quarterback who has accomplished more than 99.9 percent of all the quarterbacks we'll ever see.
Pat Robertson knows less about football than he does about the teachings of Jesus.
Here's a link to the story in USA Today.
A Democratic Twitterer asked if Tim Tebow’s contract has a “Rapture clause.”
I'm from New Jersey. I've been watching the New York Jets all my life. Considering that he’s now with the Jets, Tebow would be better off with a rupture clause!