Suggs on Tebow: “We don’t need God on our sidelines”

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Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, the PFT defensive player of the year, goes by the nickname “T-Sizzle.”  Though its precise origin isn’t known (absent research I’m too lazy to conduct), there’s a chance that, at some point in the future, it will refer to the fire and brimstone in which his mortal soul may be engulfed.

Lately, Mr. Sizzle has been taking some shots the Great Quarterback in the Sky.

It started on Monday, when Suggs referred to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as the “nephew of God” during an appearance on NBC SportsTalk.  (Suggs was referring to the instant-classic SNL skit featuring Tim Tebow and, well, Jesus.)

Appearing Tuesday on ESPN’s First Take, Suggs took a shot at Tebow.  “With all due respect we don’t need God on our sidelines,” Suggs said, via Yahoo.com.  “Once again God had to save Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos.  He couldn’t even give them two drives?  Seven to three?”

Suggs was referring to the final score of Sunday’s win-and-in home game for the Broncos, against the Chiefs.

Maybe there’s a method to Suggs’ blasphemous madness.  Maybe he’s hoping to nudge the Broncos toward a victory over the Steelers, who have struggled on the road at times this season.  Then, the Ravens wouldn’t have to worry about the Steelers returning to Baltimore with a chip on their shoulders, thanks to a pair of beatings that the Ravens administered in 2011.

Though Suggs undoubtedly was joking, certain topics entail slightly more risk than others.  Though God may not be working to help a team win, it wouldn’t be wise to invite Him to help a team lose.

136 responses to “Suggs on Tebow: “We don’t need God on our sidelines”

  1. Ravens like Suggs and Flacco are jealous. Even if they win the Super Bowl they wont get as much press as Tebow.

  2. The point of Suggs’s statement wasn’t that he hates God or is an atheist (though I wouldn’t care about either). His point was that if you have to pray something turns out the way you want, you probably haven’t done on your own to ensure the outcome. And he is correct: there is something lame about being putridly bad at something–in Tebow’s case, throwing a football–and beseeching higher powers to bail you out.

  3. I’m a ravens fan. But Suggs talks just too much. Why wont he just be quiet. I know first take is a show for jokes, but he’s always giving all these interviews, making headlines, and bronging attention to himself and the team.

    Futhermore, I thonk he does it for attention, and I wish the team would reel him in. Im kind of surprised that they let him get on TV as much as he does. Which leads me to wonder why he doesnt get on TV and show out when the Ravens loose and he’s shut out of games. All this talk about DPOY has really gotten to his head. Now, I hope my comments makes headlines.

    Sincerly,
    Baltimore Ravens fan

  4. Of course he’s trying to nudge god & tebow. He dont want none of the steelers… He knows facing the steelers for a 3rd time will be absolute HELL!

  5. Suggs was responding to a direct question from Bayless whether he would rather have Flacco or Tebow. He didn’t bring him up, and he certainly didn’t go out of his way to “bash” him or “take a shot” at him. Neither your article nor Chase’s reveal that fact.

  6. Tebow’s a good guy, but has brought this constant blind criticism and blind support onto himself. There are plenty of outwardly Christian players in the league but none garner the same reaction as Tebow. Why? Because he’s so in your face about his Christian evangelical fanatacism. Of course people (even from fellow Christians) are going to react negative to someone shoving his religion in your face 24 hours a day/7days a week.

    Tebow needs to tone down his religious expression big time as do certain politicians campaigning right now. They’re not fooling anyone except the already blind and gullible followers of religion.

  7. “The point of Suggs’s statement wasn’t that he hates God or is an atheist (though I wouldn’t care about either). His point was that if you have to pray something turns out the way you want, you probably haven’t done on your own to ensure the outcome. And he is correct: there is something lame about being putridly bad at something–in Tebow’s case, throwing a football–and beseeching higher powers to bail you out.”
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    I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a complete and utter lack of understanding as to what prayer is about.

  8. This is just Suggs. He likes to needle publicly to try to get in guys’ heads. He does it with Brady all the time. If you let him get in your head, that’s on you not him.

  9. Embarrassing. Just plain embarrassing to say something like that. I don’t mind Suggs – in fact, he’s usually pretty funny and his pride toward the Ravens is special.

    But this? Get real. You’re not even playing him this week (although he was probably asked a Tebow question, go figure), you more than likely won’t play him until next year when the Broncos visit Baltimore.

    A lot of people are “sick and tired” of hearing about Tebow and his religion, yet – they’re the first ones to crack a joke about Tim Tebow’s faith – regardless if religion is brought up in the subject matter.

    Here’s an idea people – how about we talk Tim Tebow in strictly a football manner and leave the religion crap out.

    I don’t see too many people talk about Troy Polamalu and the fact he crosses his chest before and after almost every play.

  10. Wow this whole thing being taken out of context! Who has not gone on First Take with Skip Bayless recently and not talked or bashed Tebow? It’s not personal with Tebow..they are all digs at Bayless as he continues to bring him up in every conversation..ask Stephen A Smith…

  11. In other news… Suggs gave it all he could to get his bottom lip to touch his top lip (pictured above). Many believe it took an act of God to bring those lips together.

  12. Suggs will not have to worry about the Steelers anymore this year. They will not return to Baltimore. Then, Suggs will have to worry about Tebowmania next week.

  13. So many choices! We don’t need god on our sidelines…

    We need him on the field…

    We have the flying spaghetti monster on our side…

    He would probably just get murdered anyway…

  14. Has anyone gotten a good look at Suggs? There’s a good reason why he has little love for God. God clearly graced him with butt ugliness.

  15. Why all the hate about Tebow & praying!?

    But its okay for a black man to praise God his Lord Savior Jesus Christ & then start rsttling the F bomb right after? If a white man said something then its a hate crime or you will have rev Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton two mamalukes crying against the whites?!

    Also then why is it okay forvteam prayer after games?

    Yeah Tebow is overrated but who cares if he prays! He needs it especially this weekend? Just saying!

  16. @steelersownyou- your right it would be hell for the steelers to get beat for a 3rd time in the playoffs by the team they spent all offseason talking about. The stats speak for itself Pittsburgh doesn’t wanna come to Baltimore
    Ravens:6-0 in the division
    8-0 at home this year

  17. I’m shocked by how many people still believe in god, and more so by the fact that a lot of people actually believe that their god would be petty enough to influence the outcome of a game.

  18. I love T Sizzle. He talks plenty of trash, in a fun, good hearted way, and backs it all up on Sundays…..and then some!

    Tebow has brought all this on himself. The NFL is dominated with God-fearing athletes and personnel. Too bad Tebow has to wear it on his chest.

    I would love for the Ravens to play the Broncos in the playoffs.

  19. Donk fans be serious, thumbs up if you honestly think the Donks can beat the Steelers, thumbs down if you know what’s coming…

    I would love to see it, but it won’t happen due to Tebowmania, but in spite of it. That defense has a chance this week if Tebow takes care of the football, but I think the Steelers will route the Donks.

    Attacking Tebow for his religion is flat out stupid and not what sports is about. It’s all about ball with me, and Tebow doesn’t seem like he can ball. If you can’t make a play, at the very least don’t turn the ball over.

  20. “Some of today’s altheletes have no respect for God..even though he is the reason they are in that position is because of him”

    Fine, then He’s also responsible for children born with AIDS.

    By aligning himself with Focus on the Family (a hate group), Tebow opens himself up to criticism on his religious views in ways that other religious players (say Brees or Rodgers) do not. When the Broncos inevitably go 4-12 next year and find that this “Year o’ Tebow” stuff has stunted their growth as a team, his teammates will open up on him too.

  21. Why all the hate for Tebow praying? But its okay for a black man to pray?

    Now if a white man said what Suggs said then Rev Al Sharpton & his other mamalule buddy Jesse Jackson would be all over tv crying hate crime!

    Yes Tebow is underrated but let him pray! He is gonna need it this weekend when the Broncos get spanked! Just saying!

  22. This thread is literally painful to read. A few points:

    a) Profootballtalk.com is not a site for religious debates – I don’t think comments about “the meaning of prayer” are really relevant.

    b) Everyone is taking this WAY too seriously. Suggs is an entertainer – he’s on a show with SKIP BAYLESS for heaven’s sake. The dude is a joke. Sure, Suggs is a character, but he’s getting asked loaded questions and answering them in a very comical, tongue-in-cheek manner. Not to mention he’s just arguing for the sake of arguing’s sake, he and Skip have been going back and forth all season.

    c) I hear way more about Tebow’s beliefs from media analysts and comments on this site than I do from Tebow himself. I don’t even think Suggs is taking a shot at Tebow, so much as poking fun at the fact that IT’S ALL PEOPLE TALK ABOUT. I would rather watch Brett Favre contemplate retirement for four hours a day on Sportscenter than keep hearing about Tebow. Let the kid believe whatever he wants to believe – if he thinks God is helping him play better, so be it.

    SEPERATE CHURCH AND FOOTBALL

  23. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a complete and utter lack of understanding as to what prayer is about.

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    Fill us in.
    If it’s not about asking God for something that He wouldn’t have given you if you hadn’t asked, I don’t see the point of it.

  24. I just spoke with God and he’s pissed. He said Tebow will be in Baltimore soon to show this T-sizzle character a thing or 2.

  25. …wonder what rayray had to say about that…

    and

    when the final horn does blow – i’d like to see him explain that to GOD…

  26. If Skip Bayless was involved in getting this comment out of Suggs, then say no more. Bayless has about as much credibility as a sports reporter as Roseanne Barr does as a singer.
    As others have suggested, this quote was taken out of context, and was posted here to stir the pot, so hundreds of trolls can mix up the God in sports debate.

    Even as a born-again Christian, I don’t see the point in debating whether God cares about winning football games or not. God is involved in every aspect of my life, but whether or not Terrell Suggs thinks he needs God or not on his team is really not my place to comment on.

    Look at it this way, God can destroy the earth tomorrow with a snap of his finger, and he controls the destiny (if you believe or not) of every human being on earth. To even suggest that God is worried about touchdowns and football games in the grand scheme of things truly misses the point of this whole exercise, called life.

  27. LOL he called Tom Brady God’s Nephew.

    Also you have to see his interview with Skip Bayless. He was saying the team thank God for waking them up in the morning, and for giving them their health and strength, but they don’t pray on the sideline after every throw, after every catch, after every kick. That is what he was saying.

  28. “In other news… Suggs gave it all he could to get his bottom lip to touch his top lip (pictured above). Many believe it took an act of God to bring those lips together.”

    BRILLIANT…cheers 🙂

  29. Live Look-in:

    Matt Prater is set to attempt a 43 yard field goal to upset the Baltimore Ravens after Suggs whiffed an open field tackle on Tebow scrambling out of bounds with 1 second left.

    *You can guarantee T-Sizzle wants God on his sidelines then.

    He should shut his mouth, its an ugly one. Big poofy gums and small donkey teeth. surorunded by acne scars.

  30. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a complete and utter lack of understanding as to what prayer is about.
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    Try having a bowl movement instead. You’ll feel much better and it will have the same effect.

  31. who cares whether Tim Tebow prays or not? Why does it matter if he 1st and foremost thanks his creator and gives HIM the glory for anything Tebow does on the field? Have we become so cynical that we hate guys that are trying to be good people? I for one could care less which players are from which religion. You wanna thank Allah? Go right ahead. My only question here is…. why do people go out of their way to bash Tebow? Its not his fault media outlets (such as PFT/NBC or ESPN) love him so much and speak/write about him ad nauseum. if you want to see less Tebow articles on here then I have an idea about how you get that done…. STOP commenting on them!

  32. I hope that line of thinking works out for you Terrell. Did you run all that by your team mates before spewing it? Mediocre teams like my Jaguars jobbed you with our running game and beat you. Look forward to the match up next week, if it happens.

  33. The lowlife guttersnipes praying for or predicting an injury to a player based upon your intentional misrepresentation of this conversation are the least “Christian” amongst us.

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  34. Not a cheap shop on tebow…..Watch the entire interview, Skip Bayless (douche bag) brings up tebow first and starts badgering suggs about it “who would you rather have as a qb?” of course suggs is going talk back. Bayless has been a instigator the previous 2 times he interviewed him too. Funny they didn’t post suggs calling tebow a good guy like he did when it was first brought up. Suggs was commenting on tebows’s qb’ing skills.

  35. What happens if the entire two opposing teams pray equally and just as hard, will it end in a tie ?

    Some of you need to google “George Carlin religion is ” and watch the clip.

    Because he doesn’t pray to god… no no no … he prays to Joe Pecsci !

  36. I have an idea Slugs…get your teeth fixed, and learn to speak without a lisp, and then talk. You sound pathetic, and look pathetic. If you take “God off the sidelines” then you will have highly religious people like Kurt Warner (even though he is retired, first thing he did when he won the super bowl was thank God), Brian Dawkins, and about 90% of the NFL gone. Sounds like a good plan for a doofus like yourself Slugs.

  37. This is being taken WAAAAY out of context. I’m a person of faith, and like any sensible person, knows God has nothing to do with football. Are you kidding me? LOL! Players pray for good health and safety while they play. Suggs said that too. Which this article conveniently neglected to point out. This is blatant sensationalism. Blatant. I’m not a Tebow hater, I like the kid. He’s good for the NFL. But he needs to play better. A lot better. Prayer won’t help him in that regard. God is taking notice of things like, I don’t know, how many children die of hunger every day, the increase in natural disaters,oh and we can’t forget the happy topic of terrorism. All jokes aside, there are very real problems going on in the world, and I can guarantee helping Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos is nowhere on God’s or Jesus’ lists of things to do. The interview Suggs did was funny and lighthearted, and not disrespectful. But when media outlets such as this cut and dice up quotes, they make it sound as such. That’s dangerous and irresponsible. Especially when you’re dealing with a subject (God) that many people take to heart, on both sides of the aisle.

  38. Gosh, I was praying that PFT wouldn’t pick up on this…I saw this earlier today in the Baltimore papers.

    I love the Ravens. I love Mr. Ballsohard. But he does have a terrible habit of saying stupid stuff.

    Speaking of saying stupid stuff, maybe SteelersOwnYou is Suggs’ illegitimate child? You have to wonder? Everytime Suggs talks its normally dumb. SteelersOwnYou is the same way. Every post is stupid!

    What say you?

  39. God does not have a place on the Raven’s sideline…that spot is reserved for high priced defense attorneys, specializing in capital murder cases.

  40. “Did anybody call Reggie White out like this?”

    With the exception of when he made a fool of himself in front of the Wisconsin state legislature spouting off racial stereotypes, Reggie stayed out of the political side of things. He wasn’t appearing in Pro Choice commercials. He wasn’t in other countries trying to convert Catholics to non-Catholic forms of Christianity. He wasn’t performing circumcisions. He didn’t appear in Pro Choice commercials. He didn’t align himself with controversial groups like Focus on the Family. He was a football player. He was a minister. Outside of thanking God and post-game prayer circles, he kept the two separate.

    Also, he had talent.

  41. Tebow and his Mom made an anti-abortion commercial aired during the Super Bowl.
    This is the real reason mainstream media focus on him. He is not PC.

    Tebow’s faith is his business. Other athletes point to the sky.

    God takes sides in a game? The same God who let 25 million starve to death last year ? Your ego is out of control.

  42. Why is God such a Bronco’s fan??

    Why does God not like any of the Bronco’s opponents??

    Why is Tebow God’s chosen quarterback? What about Rogers, Brady, Manning, etc. Why aren’t they special in God’s eyes?

    With all the murder, rape, robbery, wars, starving children and kidnapping going on…does he really take every Sunday afternoon off just to work miracles for Tebow?

    What about the other 3 billion people in the world? Are we all going to hell? I hope they sell beer there!

  43. Suggs on Tebow: “We don’t need God on our sidelines”
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    He obviously forgot that game against the Jaguars…

  44. Suggs, Worry about yourself! Sounds like you’re spending more time on what Tebow is doing. When you should be taking care of your own business. Maybe he is praying for your Salvation! Ever thought of that!

  45. Hello Ray Lewis bashers

    The 2 morons with Ray in Atlanta were tried for murder.

    They were found innocent. Understand the implication?

    Your childish comments are repetitive, ill informed and plain wrong.

  46. To add to my earlier White post, his politically controversial stuff primarily occurred after he retired. Had it happened while he was a player and in a time period when every clown with a computer and time to kill at work could spout an opinion, he would have been criticized like Tebow.

  47. Well that’s too bad, Allah is everywhere and Jesus is his prophet so I dnt understand why Tebow praises a prophet of God more than God himself….anyone?

  48. First mistake: you believe in an imaginary figure

    Second mistake: you think that an imaginary figure, that is omnipotent, would effect a GAME. Let me repeat that, a GAME.

    If said imaginary figure were real wouldn’t it be better for that figure to prevent starvation, rape, and murder. How about effecting those things instead of a GAME.

    Priorities people…

  49. kidpresentable: Solid comment about the Minister of Defense – at least he could keep church and football separate. It’s amazing other folks have trouble with the same concept…….

    RIP Reggie

  50. Quit acting like Tebow’s the one and only athlete who talks about God in public. Try counting the number of times you see palyers crossing themselves on the field or how may times you hear them thanking God after a victory.

    Tebow’s a better man than Suggs any day.

  51. How pathetic is it when you have to insinuate that you need the help of an all-powerful being to get your team to win. I mean seriously, are the Bronco’s that pathetically devoid of talent and motivation, that even WITH such help they can only manage an 8-8 season? Speaks volumes to either the supposed ‘power’ of such a being, or lack of ability on the Bronco’s.

    Either way, I sincerely hope such a being has vastly, vastly better things to do with it’s existence than waste it on insignificant specs of life such as ourselves. My aren’t we full of ourselves.

  52. Can we just ask Goodell to have the Super Bowl between Ravens/Steelers? They’re the best 2 teams anyway. Geesh.

  53. “objectivenflfan says: Jan 4, 2012 3:59 PM

    Here’s an idea people – how about we talk Tim Tebow in strictly a football manner and leave the religion crap out. ”
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    Great idea. We’ll stop when athletes (and politicians), especially Tebow, stop praying on the field, thanking God and jesus/ Lord/ the savior in every single interview, or appearing in anti-choice commercials.

  54. I can’t stand that Jay-Z slang crap: P-wizzle-Paul Warfield, D-kizzle- Don Kapers, J-bizzle- James Billick. Grow up… use your brain… stick to the English… the NFL is not the hood, Its far from it.

  55. Sadly Mr Suggs you could not be more wrong. You need God in every aspect of your life. I hope some day you will come to see this.

  56. Meanwhile at Patriots HQ,Patriot players & coaches are game planning their next possible AFC opponent.
    Yeah crazy I know.

  57. jscar28 says: Jan 4, 2012 3:46 PM

    Some of today’s altheletes have no respect for God..even though he is the reason they are in that position is because of him
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    It’s exactly this kind of mindset that makes me dislike the religious. Even though I find the idea of a god laughable, if there really was one, do you think he’d bestow talents and gifts to certain individuals while allowing others to starve, die of cancer, or be born with birth defects? Of course not. The universe just doesn’t work like that and if you’re the type that believes god does good things for good people (like Tebow does) then you must believe that bad things happen to bad people…..

  58. @ kidpresentable: spot on with Reggie White and his views but kinda harsh with the talent at the end.

  59. What a blasphemous thing to say regardless of how the question was phrased. You need God in every single aspect of life. Why so much disdain against Tim Tebow for having strong religious belief? To be honest, I don’t even think he really is this stupid. These kind of quotes have a way of getting out when you talk as much as T-Sizzle. I can’t wait to see his stat line this weekend.

  60. i think sugs lost his brain on one of his cheap shots on a player this year.he got diarrhea of the mouth and constipation of the brain..

    he knows there will be trouble if they have to face the Steelers a third time.he knows deep down that they cant beat Pittsburgh 3 times in a season.so he should pray that houston beats cincy cause if they dont at Steelers win Ravens will lose Pittsburgh got a chip on there shoulder..and Pats are hoping Cincy wins cause they dont wanna face the Steelers..oh boy!!!

  61. Funny thing is, the last time the Steelers and Ravens played, I heard Ray Lewis talking about how God was with them, and He would provide the victory for them.

    SO….

    Ray Ray said that God would provide the victory for the Ravens, and now Suggs is saying that they don’t need God on the field.

    Translation

    Steelers 35
    Ravens 0

    See you next weekend Ratbirds.

  62. I’m a Steelers fan, so the following comment may come as a huge shock to many of you…

    I’m actually a fan of Suggs. I like the way he plays the game. I like the way he goes out there & gives it his all every snap. I especially like the way Suggs has fun with the fans & media. Pretty much the only thing I don’t like about Suggs is the damage he does against my favorite team.

    As a true football fan, he’s one of those guys you really enjoy watching play the game.

  63. I really really don’t understand why religion even is brought into sports in the first place – whether it is Suggs, Tebow, Kurt Warner or whoever. Nor do I understand why the media spends time on it. Maybe it is because I’m European, but to me for a public person, who is known for his sporting achievements, to speak about something like religion (or politics for that matter), which is a personal matter and totally unrelated to his career, is a total NoNo.
    As a cardsfan I lost a lot of respect for Warner due to his religious antics – even if they were a lot less frequent than Tebows. To me, what Tebow does in terms of speaking about religion, is really no different from what “bad news players” does in terms of having a selfish me-first attituide or commit criminal acts like DUI etc. All it does is for me to root for their oponent….

  64. Let’s get this clear right now. God didn’t let 25 million people starve or help Tim Tebowmania become a mediocre Quarterback in the NFL. God doesn’t intervene in the lives of people who pray for touchdowns or countries who’s leaders make bad decisions. God is the little voice in your head telling you right from wrong, good and bad. It’s your choice to listen or not. And everyone knows God is a Giants Fan…

  65. Im a Raven fan , but this guy TSizzle is DUMB. A great player but lacking a whole lot in the brains department. The comment really crosses the line . I feel this is why Tebow catches so much flack, simply because he believes in God and that is very sad.

  66. I’m shocked by how many people still believe in god,

    We’re shocked by how many people don’t.

    Touche’

  67. The worst thing about all this Tebow stuff is it gives certain Internet Hacks an opening to express their personal views about religion, which is something they should refrain from doing.

  68. Hahahaha, please PLEASE come to Baltimore 1more time steelers. Nothing would make this superbowl win better than a three game sweep of you! If you need to pray on the sidelines for a won then your team isn’t good! Baltimore is a great team and doesn’t need to pray to win games! Sizzle keep putting bayliss on his place! BSU baby!

  69. “raiderapologist says: Jan 4, 2012 8:03 PM

    The worst thing about all this Tebow stuff is it gives certain Internet Hacks an opening to express their personal views about religion, which is something they should refrain from doing.”

    The worst thing about all of this is this guy’s comments gives no one else a choice but voice their opinions.

    Get your jesus outta my football please. Thanks.

  70. I agree with everyone that says that it’s unlikely that God has time to worry about something as trivial as watching a football game. Especially when he’s got the best seat in the house for watching priests molest kids.

  71. nickster31 says: Jan 4, 2012 6:04 PM

    Funny thing is, the last time the Steelers and Ravens played, I heard Ray Lewis talking about how God was with them, and He would provide the victory for them.

    SO….

    Ray Ray said that God would provide the victory for the Ravens, and now Suggs is saying that they don’t need God on the field.

    Translation

    Steelers 35
    Ravens 0

    See you next weekend Ratbirds.

    You do recall that it took the Steelers two games to total just 27 points against the Ravens, right? Two games in which the Ravens totaled 58 points against that amazing Steelers D. And if I’m not mistaken, didn’t the Steelers struggle to put up 13 against the Browns last week?

    Keep talking dude. It’s all you have at this point.

  72. God is not real…. Get over it you idiots, what is real is BALL SO HARD UNIVERSITY! The steelers don’t want this team or this city next week. Go to new England if you want your season to go any further, we murder you in bmore

  73. I can’t believe you folks are joking about the God issue. Show some respect! He is clearly a Packers fan.

  74. Tebow’s praying is self serving. Sorry but why else is he always bowing down before the sideline other than to say “Look at me, I am god fearing person”. I could understand if it was before the game to pray that no one gets hurt but Tebow is praying between positions and before the takes the field. What could he possibly be praying about all those times? Give the praying a break and look at some still pictures or talk with your teammates about what is going on. Praying is useless in that situation and a waste of time. Give God a break, its Sunday after all.

    What Suggs is saying here is we will take care of business with our preparation and don’t need to pray in order to get something done. A much better approach.

  75. Tebow’s praying is self serving. Sorry but why else is he always bowing down before the sideline other than to say “Look at me, I am god fearing person”. I could understand if it was before the game to pray that no one gets hurt but Tebow is praying between positions and before the takes the field. What could he possibly be praying about all those times? Give the praying a break and look at some still pictures or talk with your teammates about what is going on. Praying is useless in that situation and a waste of time. Give God a break, its Sunday after all.

    What Suggs is saying here is we will take care of business with our preparation and don’t need to pray in order to get something done. A much better approach.

  76. You know what is way more blasphemous than what Suggs said? Tebow saying that “god works in mysterious ways” in reference to his miracle wins. This implication that god is some how aiding him in his pursuit to NFL victory is the most arrogant statement I’ve ever heard an NFL player make in regards to religion. If you believe in god (and if you do, you’re very quaint) than you can’t possibly think Tebow is in his good favor.

  77. rpiotr01 says:Jan 4, 2012 4:51 PM

    God is a RUGBY fan, and does not waste time intervening in American sports.

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    Fixed!

  78. Clearly, this guy needs some humbling. He probably thinks he has it all, but he has nothing if he thinks he doesn’t need the Lord in every aspect of his life. I get that it was just another dummy trying to say something tough, but that is some dis-respectful stuff. I truly hope that he’ll pray to the Lord and talk to him about what he said. I hope he already has. For his sake.

  79. “With all due respect we don’t need God on our sidelines,”

    Well Terrell, it looks like you needed him on the field when your team missed the tying field goal at the end of the AFC Championship game.

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