Curt Schilling: ‘It’s Borderline Humorous And Sad That Anyone Would Mock’ Tim Tebow

By: Justin BaragonaSunday, May 10th, 2015more from Justin Baragona

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Ex-pitcher and current ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling took to Twitter Sunday to come to the defense of former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, claiming that it is “humorous and sad” that people mock the 27-year-old quarterback. Schilling linked to an article from the Conservative Tribune that detailed Tebow’s efforts in opening a new hospital in the Philippines. The Tebow CURE Hospital had its grand opening this weekend and he and his family were in attendance at the ceremony.

 It’s borderline humorous and sad that anyone would mock a guy like this http://t.co/ldGi88E0uz

 

— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) May 10, 2015

 Tebow has been an extremely polarizing figure dating back to his days at the University of Florida, where he gained just as much attention for the outward expressions of his Christian faith (Bible scriptures on his eye black, praying on the field) as for his play. After being taken as a surprise first-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2010, Tebow became the most talked about athlete in the country for a few months when he became the starting QB in 2011 and helped lead the team to a postseason appearance and playoff win.

 

Based largely on ESPN’s non-stop coverage of all things Tebow during that period, he became a lightning rod for both criticism and praise. While it was apparent to most football scouts and reporters that Tebow’s success as a QB would be short-lived due to his poor throwing mechanics and inability to run a pro-style offense, others took to incessantly defending him, claiming that he was a “winner” who could buck the odds due to his inner strength. Apparently, the Broncos weren’t banking on Tebow being the answer at QB, as they signed Peyton Manning and traded Tebow to the New York Jets.

While Tebow hasn’t taken a snap in an NFL game since 2012, and until being signed by the Philadelphia Eagles this spring hadn’t been on a roster since the New England Patriots released him in August 2013, he still obviously has his staunch defenders. In the mind of an uber-conservative Christian like Schilling, Tebow shouldn’t be subjected to ridicule or criticism due to the good deeds he does off the football field. His lousy career completion percentage and lack of basic QB skill notwithstanding, nobody should say anything bad about Timmy because he’s a good Christian, and good Christians — especially famous ones — should only be praised.

Obviously, Schilling is just doing his normal thing on Twitter, hoping to generate a ‘conversation’ by posting a provocative tweet. In his view, everything is up for a totally black-or-white debate. All things are binary. It doesn’t matter that Tebow courted the criticism due to his own actions, or and off the field. For Schilling, it is all about taking sides and denouncing those who are on the ‘wrong’ one.

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5 Responses to “Curt Schilling: ‘It’s Borderline Humorous And Sad That Anyone Would Mock’ Tim Tebow”

  1. Andrea says:

    Justin Baragona is a moron. Another example of a person being able to live without a brain.

    Justin’s hatred of Christianity just jumps out of the column.

    You would think if Justin was a serious sports journalist instead of a rabid Tebow hater – he would spend some time and do some research to find out what Tom Brady’s completion percentage would be if you subtracted the deflated footballs from the total.

    Interesting question – in Tom Brady’s 15 year football career how many times in his career has he thrown a regulation- size football ?

    My guess is 8.

    What’s your guess CK?

    • ck says:

      Andrea: Love your post and if I had to make a “Brady” (Belicheat) hypothesis then I certainly would agree w/u!:D (Not much “TRUE” talent if you have to cheat your way to the SB and Tebow, I’m betting, would NEVER condescend to such low levels of behavior as seen in the “scam artist/liar” known as Brady!!! Believe he has lost all credibility and is now being sanctioned w/out pay x 4 games…guess that is better than nothing, lol!

      • tawk2 says:

        I agree ck, I also, believe that is why Tim did not stay with the Patriots, he probably had a sense something was not right. Tim would not go along with cheating to win!

        • ck says:

          Tawk2: Totally agree on the character issues and not staying on that team due to the obvious cheating that is ongoing!

    • ck says:

      My feelings exactly on this Jason guy and you nailed it, Andrea!

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