There’s nothing like the love of a god fearing man to make us smile in the morning. Pat Robertson was back to his “hate everyone who doesn’t share my beliefs” hate spewing self-caricature this morning when he attacked the Denver Broncos for replacing the overrated bible-thumping Tim Tebow with recently rehabilitated mega-star Peyton Manning.
According to the televangelist and leader of the Christian Right movement, the Denver Broncos treated Tebow “shibbily” and an injury to Manning “would serve them right.”
As Robertson sees it:
“He won seven games, he brought them [Denver] into the playoffs, for heaven sakes. I mean, they were a nothing team. He rallied them together with spectacular last-minute passes and, you know, when they beat Buffalo — I mean, Pittsburgh, excuse me — it was a tremendous victory.”
But let’s be honest, even most NFL analysts have admitted that those victory’s, many on the heals of last minute plays were helped along by his teams defense and bad defensive decisions on the part of his opponents. In fact Tebow’s passer rating last season was an abysmal 46.5, one of the worst for any starting quarterback in the NFL.
Robertson goes on to further attack Denver:
“And you just ask yourself, OK, so Peyton Manning was a tremendous MVP quarterback, but he’s been injured. If that injury comes back, Denver will find itself without a quarterback. And in my opinion, it would serve them right,” he said.
The real issue here comes down to the fact that Tim Tebow is the poster child for the Christian movement in the United States and any doubt cast on him will ultimately take away from that publicity over time. We all know if Manning went to Miami or Tennessee or anyway else and yet another QB lost their job Pat Robertson wouldn’t have opened his mouth in defense of that quarterback.
Do you think Pat Robertson is a spiteful old man who shouldn’t be attacking a quarterback change when the first QB’s passer rating was one of the worst in the NFL?