Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Media OK with NFL's New 'Black Jesus' Quarterback

The liberal mainstream media doesn't ridicule the on-field "Christian antics" of the Washington Redskins 22-year-old quarterback Robert Griffin III as the media have done with quarterback Tim Tebow.  Without scorn, the media even show replays of RG3's genuflecting sign of the cross followed by his raised hand and head to the sky.

For background, read The Media & Quarterback Tebow's Christian Faith and also read NBA's Lin Thanks Jesus, without Tebow-like Scorn

-- From "Redskins QB Robert Griffin III after big win: God is on our side" by Jim Corbett, USA TODAY SportsShare 12/4/12

He even used a little magic: Griffin took off on second-and-2 from the New York 28-yard line. When he was hit by safety Stevie Brown, the football popped straight into the arms of receiver Josh Morgan, who raced 13 yards for a TD and a 7-3, second-quarter lead.

It was Griffin's second fumble this season that a teammate recovered for a touchdown.

"God's on our side," Griffin said. "There are a lot more goals this team is striving for. I know we can definitely accomplish them."

During a one-on-one interview during the 2012 NFL season, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin, III told USA Today Sports that when he's on the field, 'I like to think I am super out there and I can do things that normal people can't.'

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From "On Monday Night Football, RG3 Does Own Version of the Tebow" by Susan Jones, CNSNews.com 12/4/12

After Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III made an 8-yard, game-winning touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon in the fourth quarter of the Monday Night Football game, he conspicuously thanked God--kneeling, making the sign of the cross, and pointing to the sky in a public display of devotion.

ESPN showed the moment live, then replayed it twice from different angles, but made no comment about it.

Earlier this season, when RG3 threw his first professional touchdown pass he also made the sign of the cross and pointed toward heaven. But despite his public displays of devotion on the football field, RG3 has not been mocked--as fellow NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has--for professing his faith.

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From "RGIII is the most exciting athlete in Washington — right now" by Mike Wise, Columnist (Washington Post) 12/2/12

The deification of Robert Griffin III now in full overdrive, I decided to finally call Black Jesus and ask about the second coming.

“They’re calling Griffin that now?” Earl Monroe said, chuckling, when he returned my call from his home in New Jersey on Sunday.

Yes, the Pearl is told, Fred Davis, Griffin’s teammate, christened the 22-year-old Redskins rookie quarterback “Black Jesus” more than a month ago. But he apparently did not know the former Baltimore Bullet was given the nickname some 45 years ago.

“Well, I’m fine if they want to call him that,” Monroe added. “Fact is I really love watching him. He is something. I read yesterday his [touchdown to interception] ratio is 16 to 4. That’s just incredible.

The point is, godding up Griffin too soon is dangerous. . . . Tim Tebow was a messiah for a god-awful Broncos team — until John Elway forsook him with a trade to the Jets, which these days is as about as close as you can get to Hades.

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From "How Traditional Values Shape the NFL" by Jack Cashill, American Thinker 11/27/12

On the long Thanksgiving weekend, five regular starting NFL quarterbacks of at least partial African descent took the field for their respective teams.  Beyond their obvious talent, all five share a common background, one that is now rare in the African American community and becoming anomalous in American society writ large: each grew up in a Christian home with a mother and a father.  More so than foot speed or even arm strength, this is the variable that elevates them above their peers.

Robert Griffin III, the Redskins' star rookie, was born in Okinawa to Robert Jr. and Jacqueline, who were then both sergeants in the U.S. Army.  The family finally settled in Copperas Cove, Texas, outside Ft. Hood.  At Baylor, Griffin managed to graduate in three years with a 3.67 GPA and a degree in political science.  During his final year at Baylor, he was studying for a Master's degree in communication.  "I was heavily influenced by my parents to learn discipline," says Griffin, a professing Christian who has been in the church since age seven.  "But my relationship with God was my most important influence."

Given the impact of faith and family on the NFL, one can imagine how an emphasis on the same could re-shape America.  It is too bad the party in power has a perverse disdain for both.

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Also read Religious Liberty & Anti-Christian Totalitarianism