The Denver Broncos are trying my patience!
When the season began, coming off one of the worst seasons in Broncos history at 4-12, I figured a successful season would be around the .500 mark; then along came Timmy Tebow – God’s very own quarterback!
All I can say is this guy makes it tough on us atheist fans! Week in and week out, you can’t help but wonder if the almighty isn’t listening to the prayers of Broncos Nation and working his will through his very own #15.
Even my wife turned to me yesterday as the Broncos mounted yet another ridiculous comeback defeating the Chicago Bears in overtime and said that if the Broncos win the Superbowl she’s going back to Christianity!
I admit – I was having similar, though unspoken, thoughts! Especially when you’re in the moment, reveling in a simply amazing comeback – which seems to be the trademark of the Bronco’s season this year with Timmy T at the helm.
Of course, when the euphoria dies down and rationality sets back in, you have to assess the facts. What is more believable – an omnipotent god-like being is monitoring American football (because he/she/it is a fan) and has taken to a kid that likes to pray to it after every touchdown (over every other NFL player that likes to offer thanks to the same being after a big play); or, the Broncos just happen to be winning close games against fairly mediocre teams? Rationally, I’m opting for the latter explanation.
I mean, think about it – who wants a god that is distracted with football on Sunday? Especially when, on average, 20,000 people in the world die during a three hour football game. Seems like god should have better priorities than worrying about making sure my Broncos are making the playoffs. On top of that – if god’s a Bronco fan, where the heck has it been since Superbowl XXXIII?
Hmmm, so maybe God isn’t a Broncos fan per se – just a Tebow fan? That makes a little more sense – at least with regard to the Broncos recent spate of success. I still question a deity that takes the time to favor professional athletes over the rest of humanity – but the Thinking Tebow pose is catchy.
Some people wonder how I can like Tebow, being the godless heathen that I am. The answer is very simple – he’s winning my team football games! And in America, the NFL is the largest organized national religion of the American people! Stadiums, living rooms, and sports bars are the Sunday service of most Americans – religious or not.
As long Tebow believes god is on his side and won’t let him lose – I’m all in! Believe away Timmy! You rock! I give him this – he has a compelling story, and he’s a proven competitor and winner at every level. I want nothing more than to see him succeed – as long as he’s in Orange and Blue! Go to another team Timmy and I hope you break a leg — I joke! I joke! Kinda…
I have no special disdain for TT because of his Christian faith or that he expresses himself about it every time he opens his mouth – it’s not like he’s running for political office – he’s not running for political office is he? Holy crap – this guy never loses – anything! Oh well, we’ll cross that bridge at a later time. In the meantime Timmy, keep Broncos Nation happy – pray away and take down the Patriots next Sunday! Ramen!
As an endnote, I want to go on record as being the charter member of the Atheists for Tebow Fan Club. Website and tithing details will soon follow 🙂