I definatly am not a football watcher, I just am not interested in it. I really do not even know who this guy is, other than the news we hear about his thanking God, for every time he blows his nose. I'm just picturing if I did that where I worked for 30 years, everytime I did something, forcing all my coworkers to be polite and listen, until they were so sick of hearing you, they couldn't stand being near you.
Nothing worse than being forced to be polite, to people who force themselves or beliefs when its not appropriate. He can be thankful without making a public show and spectical of it, or a production everyone is tired of hearing. Even if he is genuine in his beliefs, tone it down, and don't be obnocious with it. I love to watch boxing, and it just sounds so ridiculous when the winner spouts off " First, I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus". Jesus did not just help you beat a guys face to a pulp, add to future dementia, and break a nose. Yes, be thankful for the perfect atheletic body God gave you, which most of us do not have. We are not Gold metalists, we are business people, craftsman, tradespeople who have differnet kinds of skills, that most of these atheletes, are just as incapable of.
Would a real estate agent, who just sold Tebow a new home, or car salesman a new Cadillac, just stand up and start screaming, "Thank You Jesus, for giving me this sale, making this dummy a sucker", like a lunatic, dance all over the sales floor celebrating the second he finished his signature? What would the boss of the dealership do to a salesman who did that with every sale? I know what my company would do if I forced a celebration like that at the end of every welding job I did with my coworkers. If I even attempted to gather the crew to hold hands in a prayer? Labor Relations would have me on the carpet, telling be the rules concerning things like forcing religious or political beliefs is not tolerated. I could not pass out religious phamplets, or excessive religious displays, force converstions about any religion. We are not even allowed to say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays encompasses everyone.
Its wonderful this guy has such beliefs, but as good as it is, if it is offensive to others not having the same belief, they should make him tone it down. Bottom line is he is an employee, and his job is playing a game fans pay to see. My company would not allow such celebrations forced on my coworkers in a regular job, any more than Burger King would allow the counter person to say Grace giving out every hamburger.