Former Denver QB Jake Plummer attempts to prove he’s a jerk. Succeeds wildly.
In an interview recently, he was asked about Tim Tebow, who is succeeding despite pretty much every sports analyst calling him “garbage.” Plummer said Tebow was a winner but he did wish he’d shut up about one particular subject. The Jesus.
“Tebow, regardless of whether I wish he’d just shut up after a game and go hug his teammates, I think he’s a winner and I respect that about him. I think that when he accepts the fact that we know that he loves Jesus Christ then I think I’ll like him a little better. I don’t hate him because of that, I just would rather not have to hear that every single time he takes a good snap or makes a good handoff…like you know, I understand, dude, where you’re coming from … but he is a baller.
Nice guy, huh?
I don’t know if Tebow will make a long term NFL quarterback but he seems like a great guy. And to me talking a lot about Jesus is kind of a good thing to be known for, don’t you think? Hey which is a better way to spend your time in the national spotlight, talking constantly about Jesus or talking about the awesomeness of yourself.
November 23, 2011 at 12:57 am
Here's Tebow's response:
"Well, first I'd say, thank you for the compliment of calling me a winner and then I'd also say if you're married and you're a [husband] is it good enough to only say you love her on the day you get married or should you tell her every single day when you wake up and have an opportunity? And that's how I feel about my relationship with Jesus Christ. It is the most important thing in my life so anytime I get an opportunity to tell him that I love him or give him an opportunity to shout him out on national TV, I'm gonna take that opportunity. So I look at that as a relationship that I have with him that I want to give him honor and glory anytime I have the opportunity and then right after I give him honor and glory, then I want to try and give my teammates honor and glory and that's how it works because Christ comes first in my life. Then my family, and then my teammates. So I respect Jake's opinion and I really appreciate his compliment of calling me a winner but I feel like anytime I get the opportunity to give the Lord some praise, he is due for it because of what he did for me and what he did for us on the cross for all of us. "
From the Blaze.
Kudos to the kid.
November 23, 2011 at 12:59 am
Jake Plummer should learn to keep his comments to himself. He's no angel.
November 23, 2011 at 2:07 am
I'm a conservative Catholic, and I too do not like Tebow's chatter about Jesus, or players kneeling after a touchdown, or pointing skyward after a great catch. Must be an Evangelical thing. Play ball, Tim!
November 23, 2011 at 3:13 am
You probably look down on "regular" Catholics. Get over yourself.
November 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm
Plummer cannot stand Jesus
November 23, 2011 at 2:59 pm
If Plummer doesn't like Tebow saying Jesus, then he should not do any Hail Mary passes in a game anymore! LOL!
November 23, 2011 at 6:53 pm
lol scotju . . . great point! 🙂
November 23, 2011 at 8:21 pm
Plummer thinks he can define Tebow's freedom of speech…like every tyrant.
November 24, 2011 at 2:04 pm
Plummer's attitude is unfortunately indicative of the wider American culture. Plummer thinks that every act is selfish and every actor is exclusively self-serving. In Plummer's mind, Tebow is only serving Tebow and his celebrations are no different than Terrell Owens' or Chad Ochocinco's over-the-top, self-aggrandizing antics.
Jake Plummer was never considered a cerebral quarterback much less philosopher. I'm not offended by what he says any more than I'm offended by a 12 year-old telling me that I don't understand how hard life is in the 7th grade. Tebow's response was pretty good in that he used it as a teaching opportunity.