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Jake Plummer Will Like Tim Tebow Better When He Stops Talking About Jesus

Many people may not remember it, but Jake Plummer actually had some good years with the Denver Broncos toward the end of his career. Like many others before and after him, Plummer butted heads with Mike Shanahan and the relationship eventually had to end.  Fortunately for us, he’s still willing to share his thoughts on what has been going on in Denver.

As Sports Radio Interviews pointed out, Plummer joined Xtra Sports 910 in Phoenix for what turned out to be an extremely entertaining interview.  After he was done tooting his own horn and talking about how the Broncos missed out when they got rid of him, Jake was naturally asked for his thoughts on Tim Tebow.  His response was priceless.

“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,” Plummer said. “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. He knows how to win and when your teammates believe in you that you can do good things and that’s what they are doing.”

Given Tebow’s history of having a great outlook on life and always saying the right things, you know he’s going to only focus on the fact that Plummer called him a “baller.”  As for the Jesus stuff: Jake the Snake isn’t the first person to say Tebow is too in-your-face with his faith and religion.  However, it’s that openness about his beliefs that has resulted in the whole world walking around Tebowing everywhere they go.  Plus, the Broncos are winning.  Why would he stop now?



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  • http://www.facebook.com/balakoth Joe Crenshaw

    How can your read a playbook if you cant even read the bible far enough to know that you worship Slavery, Genocide, Prostitution of your children and slaying of homosexuals…

    Oh I forget Christians and Catholics go on “faith” and “don’t know much about the bible”  except for the same repeated excerpts their idiotic pastor/priest/minister/holy man tells them to believe.

    Hopefully Tebow will be another lemming to walk off the cliff, im glad he has faith to, but learn how not to annoy the crap out of everyone with it.

  • Anonymous

    Steve and Jakes comments about Tim Tebows religious status confirm the medias paranoia about Christianity.  Why is Christianity so “Politically Incorrect”.  Cowards in the media like Steve and Jake would never criticize an athlete for changing his name to a Muslim name.  Nor would they criticize an athlete for praising Allah.  They also would be completely scared to attack a Minority Athlete for their Christian ethics or celebrations.  Be careful of what you write, because you know who owns the media and controls your paycheck.  You better make sure they approve.  GODSPEED TIM TEBOW!!

  • Anonymous

    I think Tebow is refreshing.  He isn’t just telling you he loves Jesus Christ to look good he tells you everytime he can because that is what we are supposed to do.  Tell everyone about our Lord & Saviour.  You never know when there might be someone listening to him for the first time & it might make a difference in their life.  So I say keep it up Tim!  You not only speek it but you live it too!  Which I am sure is a very hard thing to do in todays professional sports  There is so much corruption & drugs out there.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, talk about ignorance. So yur stance is that because those things are in the bible, then it condones it. WRONG!  What a maroon!

  • Anonymous

    I’ll tell you where I sit befor I tell you where I stand.  I’m not religious in any way; I don’t believe in organized religion and I haven’t been in a chruch for over 45 years.  That being said:
    I love what Tim Tebow stands for, the good in our society.  He gives so much to unknown kids he loves; he’s helping to build a children’s hospital for goodness’ sake.  He is the real deal, says what he believes and believes what he says.  Society by and large has been programmed to accept and commend what is criminal in the worlds of music, sports, and entertainment.  When we see absolute good like Tebow, the first reaction of many is to reject it.  This has been conditioned by those wanting to tear down our current society.  Tebow is not polarizing; the media are the ones that create this phenomenon and then blame it on their subject. 
    Keep it up, Tim.  There are more people pulling for you than the big-mouthed minority running you down.

  • Gene

    I think Tebow is a fine player, but does he really think Jesus and God care about his winning a football game over the other team, which also includes at least some equally good Christians?  Everything I’ve read about Jesus would indicate that he had bigger things to worry about than Tebow’s success on the field.

    As a matter of fact, I became a Patriots fan because they beat the Rams in the Super Bowl and spared me another religious speech from Kurt Warner.

  • Gene

    I totally agree with you that this country erroneously bends over backward to be politically correct.  However, I do not think that any athlete or entertainer should use sports as a platform for religous or political statements of any kind for any group.  I include football and the Academy Awards winner speeches in this statement.

  • Anonymous

    Gene, Are you also opposed to Politicians (such as our President) using Sports and admiration of self proclaimed “Kings” as a Political Platform?  Depending on how old or knowledgeable you might be, there are sayings that:  “Religion and Politics don’t mix.”.  Are you and your media creating a new warning:  “Don’t Mix Religion and Sports”?  Freedom of religious expression is guaranteed by the U.S. Consitution.  Hopefully you get paid by “Direct Deposit” and never carry any U.S. Currency.  It still says:  “In God We Trust”!

  • Anonymous

    Gene,  It does appear as though Jesus and God have showed up for the 4th Quarter to support Tebow.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JTK3ER64ESACKWYTMKZDNLR2Q Pete Carrol

    I am proud to live in a free country where people can express their faith publicly. Every religious believer, whether Christian or Jewish or Muslim or Buddhist, etc., and every non-believer, are free to speak about their faith. Tim Tebow’s comment aren’t attacking anyone who believes differently, or pressuring people to think like him: he is just saying what he believes with all his heart. Jake Plummer needs to read the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights… after he takes a bath and gets a grownup haircut and takes some lessons from Tim Tebow about how a QB should play his heart out, respect his teammates, and love his fans, instead of flipping them off or rear-ending them in a fit of road rage. Here’s a news flash for you, Plummer: no one in Denver or the whole state of Colorado cares what you think!

  • Anonymous

    AHHH..  The Political Extremes are showing.  I don’t agree with the vulgarity, but obviously some people are OVERLY EMOTIONAL on this subject.  “OVERLY EMOTIONAL”!!!  CHILL OUT!  Whether you are Christian, Muslim, Islam or Agnostic, just be civil enough to let EVERYONE have their opinions and beliefs.  There are several agnostic comments that do demonstrate that the authors don’t know the difference between the “Old Testament” and the “New Testament”.  It is “Night and Day”.  Christianity does not ignore the the “Old Testament”, but does embrace the “New Testament”.  “Do unto others as YOU would have them to do unto you.”  Also a very similar quote by Confucius.  “Do not do to others what YOU do not want done to YOUrself”.  These philosophies apply to “YOU”.  Look in the mirror!!  YOU..  Not who you choose to target.  YOU!!

  • Anonymous

    Joe Crenshaw-  Your agnostic comments demonstrate that YOU don’t know the difference between the “Old Testament” and the “New Testament”. It is “Night and Day”. Christianity does not ignore the the “Old Testament”, but does embrace the “New Testament”. “Do unto others as YOU would have them to do unto YOU.” Also a very similar quote by Confucius. “Do not do to others what YOU do not want done to YOUrself”. These philosophies apply to “YOU”. Look in the mirror!! YOU.. Not who you choose to target. YOU!!  You appear to be a disgruntled ex-Catholic.  It would be refreshing if you understood the difference between Catholicism and Christianity.  No “judgement” intended, but Catholics do repeat the same 365 scriptures every year.  Many other Christian Faiths do not “repeat”.  People should know what they’re talking about before they speak or pass judgement.  I’ll pray for you tonight. 

  • Gene

    You may be right.  Then again, the defense keeps him in the game for those first 55 minutes.

  • Gene

    I am not opposed to freedom of religion, but there are many ways of expressing it.  I prefer my football without it, just like the media has done it for many years.  If you like yours with religious expression, so be it.   I am entitled to my viewpoint the same as you are and I agreed with most of your original statement. 

     

  • http://profiles.google.com/jack.moskovita Jack Moskovita

    It’s about time Christians speak out… they’ve been mum too long… Plummer is just the opposite of Tebow and I’ll take Tebow any day of the week over someone like Plummer, the bad boy of college football.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cody-Windsor/100001327680308 Cody Windsor

    I think Jake Plummer was a good quarterback but Coach Shanahan made him miserable. I recall that Shanahan didn’t seem really happy when Jake took the Broncos to the playoffs. If you didn’t get along with him you were gone. Then Shanahan got the boot. Then Cutler didn’t get along with Josh McDaniel. Cutler was gone, then Josh. Now we have Tebow and he doesn’t seem to be real close to Coach Fox or Elway. I hope that Tebow stays and Fox is gone. What’s up with Elway? Jealous that the talk is Tebow now and not Elway? There seems to be a pattern with the Broncos organization.

  • Anonymous

    If John Elway will stand up and give Tebow an applause (whether or not it’s just a team player participant) then Jake should rethink his statement and stop smoking cannabis.

  • Anonymous

    I have it from the highest authority,that God does not like football. He is right into the U.F.C, its all that smiting I suppose.

  • Donnie Smith

    Jake who? ..Oh him…..Who cares what Plummer thinks….The fact he doesnt like Tebow because of his faith isnt going to effect Tebow…Plummer should shut up and stay in the back seat where he belongs……What a stupid statement to make…Sounds like someone was jealous for some press time…

  • https://about.me/brandon.holthaus SomeNo1

    Ah, Christians are so predictable. First of all, all your talk about freedom of speech applies to Plummer too. So if he wants to say Tebow needs to tone it down, he has every right to. That argument is indicative of the sort of arbitrary hypocrisy many devout people have. Just like centrecounty’s nonsense about the First and Second Testaments, or centrecounty’s opinion about the extreme views when he is expressing the most extreme of them. Secondly, it’s funny how Tebow’s doing his thing for the right reasons, yet his fanatics think Plummer is doing it for self-promotion. Then, you get offended for being labeled “judgmental”? 

    And finally, why do you think religion can never offend? You assume it’s impossible because it’s supposedly benevolent and sacred. Well, I get offended seeing any athlete point to the heavens, take a knee and bow their heads; because once again, it’s hypocritical. Ya see, I was a Christian before I acquired my own sense and perspective. But I doubt you’d like me trying to convert any of you. You can be a decent person without religion, unless you’re too sanctimonious to believe that. So knowing what I do, I’m positive god did not support pride, idolatry, and extravagance; yet most people and even Tebow to a lesser degree, act in the contrary. Really, god gives a damn about football while millions of people suffer. Explain that one to me without “Oh, we don’t understand god’s reasons” or any other totally presumptuous rationalizations.

    Now, since I know I won’t appeal to many of you anyway, I will instead finish by just pissing you off. I’m more god than you or Tebow will ever know. So if you ever see me, be sure to fall to your knees. Blasphemy is so much worse when it’s not oblivious hypocrisy or ignorant self-assured denial, isn’t it? Pray for me and I’ll come back if it works.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2QO7WUXCIMMCU23KPLL6YCYIXE ben j

    Tebow is made to order for Plummer. He needs to comment on something, nobody remembers who he is!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2QO7WUXCIMMCU23KPLL6YCYIXE ben j

    Is there anything wrong with being predictable?

  • Anonymous

    It’s great that GOD has a sense of humor.  Between your Photo and your Post, it’s seems obvious that you’re trying to impersonate Linda Blair.  I hope you get the lead in the next “Exorcist”.  I’ll pray for you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.floyd2 Ken Floyd

    I’m a Tim Tebow fan; Timmy is a Florida Gator and so am I, and Tim is a God in Gator Nation (excuse the Play on Words). That being said, I wish he would tone down the Jesus rhetoric too; we get it, you’re into Jesus! I have often wondered why athletes who give so much credit to Jesus when they succeed, don’t do the same with blame when they fail. I’m just sayin…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wade-L-Brooks/100001534490744 Wade L Brooks

    Gene, Really? Just how much have you read about Jesus?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wade-L-Brooks/100001534490744 Wade L Brooks

    Here, Here… In Arizona too!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I was never much of a Jake Plummer fan, but totally agree with him! I am tired of the whole “look at me and how religious I am”. That is what this is more about. These ‘tributes and prayers’ that some players engage in after a touchdown or a great play, or a win, are more about the person than any god. Be religious if you want to be, but stop drawing attention to yourself! No other sport allows this nonsense, but the NFL lacks the courage to stop it. I say 15 yard penalty every time someone kneels down to “pray” every time, then maybe these religious nuts will get the message. Separation of church and sports please. Play the game and save your ostentatious demonstrations of how awesome your are for church or a private gathering. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martin-Everhart/100000803195223 Martin Everhart

    Catholics are Christians you moron. To me my faith is personal. I don’t push it in everyones face like Tebow. My faith is shown in what I do in life. Feed the hungry, clothe the poor, visit the sick and those in prison. This is what shows you are a good christain and love Jesus.  Read Matt. 25: 31-46 and you will find out what loving  Jesus is all about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Martin-Everhart/100000803195223 Martin Everhart

    I agree with you except for your last paragraph, you went a little overboard on that one.  I’m more god, at least you used a small “g” in god.

  • Gene

    Enough to know that he would be more concerned with starvation, poverty, sexual abuse, and other major problems of humanity over the outcome of a football game.   Are you a qualified scholar? Scholars do not even agree on Biblical interpretations.  There is no fact, only opinion. You have yours and I have mine.  Let it go.

  • http://www.facebook.com/panamamo Maurice Lampl

    You need to remember Christ’s comment to his disciples:  “Go Ye and preach what I have taught you”.  “If you are ashamed of Me, then shall I be ashamed of you before My Father.”  So this implies that His teachings must always be preached everywhere we go and that also implies “in your face” preaching since our mortal souls need the salvation for all eternity during our brief time on this plane of existence….  I am not that much of a preacher and I am aware that it can be a bit imposing and irritating, but consider the importance of the salvation of the souls……

  • Anonymous

       Used to not like Tebow, not because of his beliefs, I would like to be more like Tebow in his ways of speaking up for what he believes, the reason i didn’t like him was because he played for Florida!@!!!! and I like the Crimson tide.   Now that you aren’t my enemy anymore Tim Tebow, you can play as good as you want, just not against the Packers. I hope you beat everyone but the Packers. Keep up your faith, Tim Tebow.

  • Anonymous

    Your a DICK Joe.  No body gives a crap what you say, or what any nonbeliever says. Educate yourself and then share your opinion.  Learn history of Egyptian slavery,  Antichristian Nazi Genocide,  Statanic Athiest Child Prostitution,  and AntiChristian Islamic slaying of Homosexuals.  Idiot.

  • Anonymous

    “Those who confess me among men, I will confess to my father.”  Tim, just as the rest of us who aren’t embarrassed of loving Jesus, openly confess our faith with pride.  Being a secret Christian doesn’t show others an example of what a Christian really is.  I’m a Christian.  A former US Marine,  and not some pale sissy pedophyle.  I have nothing to hide from, and I am ready to fight ANYONE to defend my fellow Christians, ANYWHERE.  We are proud that Tim isn’t shutting his mouth about it.  I will say that nonbelievers need to shut there mouths.  I am a forgiving Christian but that doesn’t mean that I won’t knock your teeth out. Remember I am a sinner and I am trying to be like Jesus but I have lived a violent life and find it is the best way for me to get my point across personaly. I just pray that Jesus will forgive me.

  • Anonymous

    Religion is a damaging virus.  If you don’t understand that Christianity is a “relationship” not a religion than you will never get it.  For others,  Jesus preached against religion. Religion is an tradition of superstition.  Christianity is finding the trueth and becoming a child of God and a brother of Jesus. Thats what Jesus wants, for us to want to be his brother and sister.  Tim is not a selfproclaimed king or proclaimed king, that is just a stupid statement.  He is just a fellow Christian brother that is doing what we all would do and expect him to do.  If he were to hide the fact that he is Christian, than he would be a fake Christian.  And everyone HATES a fake.

  • Anonymous

    Dude, if you ever played football, you would understand.  We always prayed in the locker room before and after the game. And those of us who played like seeing prayer out on the field also, not just in the locker room.  Plus, many fans always pray for field goal, and touchdowns, and the majority aren’t religeous people. You are entitled to your viewpoint, but I am entitled to point out inaccuracies in viewpoints. So just remember football has never been without prayer, ever.

  • Anonymous

    Jake Plummer has ego issues.  Its not easy getting kicked to the curb in the NFL.  But why is anything that hack saying being qouted.  Jake Plummer says,  WOW really who is Jack Plummer now anyway? Come on Steve Delvicchio,  If you keep writing this kind of crap I’m going to unsubscribe dude.

  • Anonymous

    Yogi-  You and I seem to be in agreement.  I apologize if my comment about “Self Proclaimed King” wasn’t clear.  I was refering to LeBron James and President Obama’s (who I do respect) Interview.  My comment was targetted to ask if the person who replied about separation between Sports and Religion and if they were opposed to President Obama’s Interview.  I completely agree with your statement about “Being Religious”.  Joyce Meyers had a recent program about “Being Too Religious”.  “Religion” as I believe you and I understand relates to an “organization”.  That is why I am “Non-Denominational”.  I attend many different types of services and benefit from the “Love and Word” every time.

  • Anonymous

    By the way, did all you people who worry so much about Tebow talking about Jesus, bother to complain when Corso drops the “F” bomb on live TV?  Or did you think that was funny, and only complain when someone is saying something about God?  A little hypocritical.

  • Anonymous

    I  think it is wonderful to see someone dedicated to Jesus Christ, and think he has the right to do it.  I respect him highly, and hope he wins every game he plays.

  • Gene

    Dude, I did play high school football in a rough league with high competition.  We did pray as a team, and it was mostly to perform to the best of our abilities and to come out of the game with no major injuries.  However, since you are the judge and the jury (you point out inaccuriacies in opinions when there is no right or wrong), let’s just drop this crap.

  • Anonymous

    I gave Elway credit as an athlete, he had some successful Auto Dealerships (obviously based on his fan base in Denver), BUT….  He is demonstrating TREMENDOUS STUPIDITY as the Broncos Executive Vice President from a “Business Standpoint”.  Tim Tebows “MARKET VALUE”, for the benefit of the Broncos Organization would be best served by an Executive to be either Positive or being Neutral about Tim Tebows performance.

  • Anonymous

    Thank All for the 44 “LIKES” received.  I think that this is a Positive sign for our Society.  Hatred is Negative.  Agreement to disagree is healthy.  GOD Bless to ALL.

  • https://about.me/brandon.holthaus SomeNo1

    centrecounty, the humor’s all mine bud. and you got the pic all wrong. dude, you’re ALL wrong. pray for me the, ya pretentious prick. lol.

  • https://about.me/brandon.holthaus SomeNo1

    lol. says the dude commenting on a blog ABOUT Plummer. ya see, what i mean about being predictable? THAT is what is wrong about being predictable. You could at least try to prove me wrong.

  • https://about.me/brandon.holthaus SomeNo1

    It doesn’t help when you misinterpret hatred. You’re so full of it. You say agree to disagree, yet instead of responding to what I actually said, you just made a bunch of insults that I neither understood nor found humorous – if that’s what you were going for. And like I said, you don’t like me discrediting you or your god, so don’t be saying God Bless to me. You want to be free from oppression, yet you want the freedom to oppress. How are you missing out on the hypocrisy? The only statements I made that were derogatory was the last paragraph; and I prefaced that with my reasons and also concluded with an explanation of a double standard – yanno, the one you *don’t* notice. For example, by saying God Bless to someone who doesn’t believe and doesn’t want to be “enlightened” even if it your religious duty, you are therefore using it in vain and breaking the 2nd Commandment.

  • https://about.me/brandon.holthaus SomeNo1

    So then unsubscribe. Do you even read your own stuff? Pretty hostile and incoherent. You need the kinda help god can’t provide. Funny how we hateful bigoted atheists have to put up with religion being shoved down our throats, and one blog post about some “egotistical nobody” Jake Plummer makes all of you sensitive complainers. Guess that’s what happens when ya learn everything from a Bible.

  • https://about.me/brandon.holthaus SomeNo1

    Yeah, I know. But that’s what I was trying to do – to make a point about being a hypocritical judgmental extremist. And if they gave me any crap about it, I’d just say Jesus went through the same treatment of persecution and being doubted. They believe something written thousands of years ago before people knew anything, and yet anyone claiming to be god or a 2nd coming of Christ today would be called crazy. Even the people who wrote about Jesus weren’t firsthand witnesses, but now the people on here writing about the people who wrote about Jesus act like it’s absolute truth, while ignoring the other unsavory truths in that same book.

  • https://about.me/brandon.holthaus SomeNo1

    Before I leave this topic for good as it does no good to revisit it, I want to say I never had much problem with Tebow doing his praising of god until all of his supporters expressed their support. Not to mention, the Detroit players and now everyone else impersonating Tebow. At least Tebow is not *extremely* hypocritical. I’d rather see Tebow do it genuinely than others mocking the very beliefs they take so seriously. It’s really pathetic. The entire issue is *extremism* and *hypocrisy*, which brings me to the problems I’ve had with the comments on here – the double standards.

    Christians believes there’s some double standard, while many of you on here have been more hostile and insulting than Jake Plummer or the “nonbelievers” who have posted. And didn’t the NFL Network show a Kurt Warner/Tebow interview before Thursday’s game? Talk about being predictable and ostentatious.

    I guess I’d have to return if someone replied to my posts since I’m subscribed to them. But I’ll probably ignore them as these debates are always futile and frustrating.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-Serrano/100000123138809 Peter Serrano

    why does it matter what a snake  thinks! Your article compares similarities between the two, yet one is a snake and we all know what happen between the snake and my God, and my savior Jesus Christ. People seem to have a deep personal issue with other Christians giving God the acknowledgement in public. Focus on the game.If it bothers a snake to see one of Gods chosen to acknowledge Him, I say what does that have to do with football. Don’t be a judge.