Via Tammy Swofford:
Jeff Croeure is a professional colleague. I have linked to his latest
commentary. I also have a commentary on Collins in my journalism queue
which I will post next week.
Click here for link
I am grateful for Jeff's level-headed analysis as my piece will reside in the realm of satire. Cross-pollination of ideas is a wonderful thing! -- Tammy Swofford
Below is a short excerpt from the Jeff Croeure article, go read it all.
It seems Tebow is controversial for no other reason than he is a strong Christian. He does not cause problems with other teammates or get into trouble with the law. He sets a great example for youngsters and has the type of values that should be welcomed in every locker room.
Hopefully, at least one NFL team will have the courage to sign an athlete with tremendous heart, unquestionable talent and a track record of success. Hopefully, at least one NFL team will not be intimidated by the politically correct environment that discriminates against people of faith.
If only NFL executives were in tune with the American people. According to a recent Nielsen survey, Tebow, who boasts 2.2 million followers on Facebook, has been named by Americans as the pro athlete who holds the most influence with the public. He was rated as “influential” by 29 percent of those surveyed, topping the list. Ironically, this “influential” athlete has no NFL team to call his own. If Tebow is still without a team by the start of the next football season, there will be no doubt that discrimination exists today in the world of professional sports; however, it is not directed against gay athletes, instead it is directed against devout Christians like Tim Tebow.