Next they went after Robert Griffin the 3rd, a black quarterback for apparently being a good guy! He only graduated from Baylor a year early, places God at the forefront of his life, and acts like a gentleman on and off the field. He has not executed dogs, attempted criminal possession of a weapon, or been arrested 10 times.
According to ESPN commentator Rob Parker, Griffin isn’t an ordinary African American.
“Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother?” Parker infamously asked. It’s strange how the question on nobody’s mind suddenly becomes the question on everybody’s mind once an idiot appears in front of a television camera.
“I keep hearing these things,” Parker continued. “We all know he has a white fiancée. There was all this talk about he’s a Republican, which, there’s no information at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper as to why he has an issue.”
Griffin unwittingly stirred this controversy by allowing that he preferred to be judged as an individual instead of a member of a group. “For me, you don’t ever want to be defined by the color of your skin,” Griffin remarked. “You want to be defined by your work ethic, the person that you are, your character, your personality.”
And so it should be. He is stepping outside the box in daring to think and be that way. He is a Christian and an athlete. He believes in a good work ethic and wishes only to be judged on that.
Last season he was injured(2012)
My best wishes to him that he recovers from his injury and is back on the field this next season putting Parker and everyone else in their place; except the Seahawks of course!
Tim Tebow is picked on for his faith. He is the kind of man who helps people who are suffering, dying or injured. He flew them to the Denver Broncos games when he was part of the Bronco team. He rents them a room at a hotel then buys them dinner.
He even visits them before the game and the tickets are usually on the 30 yard line down low. After the game he visits with those he is helping and then they walk with him to his car where he gives them a basket of gifts.
Three Muslim brothers in Denver put up a bill board sign urging the team to start Tebow. They did not care he was a Christian but are Broncos and Tebow fans. "When Muslims and Christians get together miracles happen" one of them said. They also like that he practices what he preaches.
If it is about religion or someone's race the media just cannot leave well enough alone! Why do you go after two good guys? One is white and one is black and frankly I do not give 2 hoots about that part! I applaud them both for daring to be who they are and for being awesome people who dare to stand for what they believe in just as our forefathers did.
Embracing sterotypes is wrong. Not all NFL players are bad boys! Not all NFL players are non-religious. Not all NFL players care about their race and make a big deal out of it. In short Griffen is right. Who you are as a person in any endeavor in your life is more important then the color of your skin or your religion and or even your gender. And it even goes beyond that.
We should not judge someone for their race, religion, and what they do for a living! It is how we all live our lives and what we stand for that counts!
Dare to take a stand for what you believe in and stand up and be counted! These are virtues I admire.
Griffen and Tebow----I salute you both!