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Merril Hoge: ´Tebow as phony
as a three dollar bill´

USA Today, by Chris Strauss

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Posted By:jackson, 12/26/2012 9:54:51 AM

So much for the whole bearing good tidings thing. In a roundtable discussion on Monday morning´s SportsCenter, ESPN analyst Merril Hoge went on a rant about New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, saying that he´s "as phony as a three-dollar bill" and that the New York Jets didn´t realize "how bad Tim Tebow was" when they traded for him. Fellow analyst Ron Jaworski tries to defend Tebow´s handling of his yearlong situation with the Jets while insider Adam Schefter attempts to relay a conversation he had with Tebow late Sunday night

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Who is "phony" in the NFL? The Eagles convicted dog-killer? The Steelers rapist quarterback? No, the convinced Christian. Merril Hoge has hated and feared Tebow from day one. His irrational diatribe has all the elements of a sixth-grade schoolgirl´s cry. Hoge, a schoolgirl? fitting.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 12/26/2012 10:04:01 AM     (No. 9084023)

So ESPN who continuously covered this back up QB like he was Peyton Manning or Tom Brady has one of their people talk badly about him.

He is not a good pro qb. he is not accurate as a passer. He was a fine college QB.

When I first saw this, I thought he had attacked his faith or something. I see nothing wrong with what he said as it was a discussion of his QB ability, not persona/faith/etc.

Tebow is like Palin, you cannot say anything negative about him without people going crazy. Even if the criticism is valid, people go nuts.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: franq, 12/26/2012 10:06:14 AM     (No. 9084024)

Who is Merril Hoge, and why does his opinion merit publication?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 12/26/2012 10:16:42 AM     (No. 9084038)

Please open your ears, #1. This diatribe by Hoge is being noticed because it was an ad hominum attack on Tebow´s character- "as phony as a three dollar bill?"

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tompaq, 12/26/2012 10:17:01 AM     (No. 9084039)

Hoge is a washed up old running back who´s meager talents were used up by the Steeler´s in about 2 years. Tebow isn´t great, but Hoge has Tebow Derangement Syndrome. The weird spittle filled tirade by Hoge was way over the top and makes me think he´s gone off his meds. He never has added much to the conversation, and I guess this is his way of making his mark. Bizarre tirade!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 12/26/2012 10:18:46 AM     (No. 9084044)

A black sports commentator decided that RG III wasn´t black enough and now they are attacking Tebow.

We know why. These two men honor their Lord and that is simply not acceptable.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: god of irony, 12/26/2012 10:19:39 AM     (No. 9084046)

Tebow has the best QB rating of any QB on the Jets.

He also has a winning record as a starter.

Nothing phony about that.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/26/2012 10:23:21 AM     (No. 9084057)

Merrill Hoge is a monday morning armchair quarterback moron. I guess everyone has there own opinion, but his mind numbing rant on Tebow was beyond the pale. Tebow seems to be fairly versatile, so down the stretch maybe Mr. Hoge might want to acquire a taste for crow.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: peeved, 12/26/2012 10:27:02 AM     (No. 9084063)

#1 I watched this with my sons. It was obvious Hoge does not like Tebow. He is entitle to his opinion and that is what they pay him for but he lacks objectivity. It was way over the top. However, that is normal for Hoge who hogs the camera & thinks his opinion is the only opinion that matters.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/26/2012 10:36:44 AM     (No. 9084086)

Well, everyone has an opinion. Hodge has no magic crystal ball or special ability to see what may happen with Tebo- or even who may or may not pick him up from NY. Tebow has been treated like a dirt cold on the living room rug by the team and by Ryan, especially. I believe it is because of his displays of faith on the filed. Again, just my own opinion. It was a huge mistake for Tebow to go to NY- just think how different his situation might be now if he had gone to Kansas or even New Orleans. NY was clearly not a good choice.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Freeloader, 12/26/2012 10:44:00 AM     (No. 9084101)

Professor Hoge is way off base on this one. All the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, and holder of two College Division 1-A Football National Championship rings, needs is the right coaching situation. Like for example, Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/26/2012 10:59:54 AM     (No. 9084135)

This Hoge person wants his 15 minutes of publicity - and apparently this is the only way he can get it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/26/2012 11:11:57 AM     (No. 9084167)

#9, it is my understanding that Tebow had no choice in the matter. He was being traded to make room for Manning. This makes 2 hate filled rants against Christian men by ESPN now. Add to that the garbage they pulled with Rush when he was a commentator and that says to me that ESPN hates Christians. They are no longer worth watching.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 12/26/2012 11:11:59 AM     (No. 9084168)

Every time the NFL spews one of these anti-Christian tirades, I watch football a little less. Keep political correctness out of the NFL!!! There is nothing special about the NFL anymore.

The Steelers did not make the playoffs this year. It was obvious Big Ben was not ready to play when he came back, but the Steeler coaching persisted in playing him. Should have gone with Charlie Batch. Steelers might be in the playoffs if they had stuck with him.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: attymitch, 12/26/2012 11:14:19 AM     (No. 9084175)

Hoge was a decent player for 8 NFL seasons, even a decent analyst, but suffered several concussions, including one that nearly killed him. He retired due to post-concussion syndrome, and I fear the brain injuries are starting to catch up with him.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: noproblems, 12/26/2012 11:14:52 AM     (No. 9084179)

Hoge still cant get over Tebow beating his Steelers last year in the playoff, and setting a yards per completion record in doing so. What a small man he is.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: graniteman2009, 12/26/2012 11:20:26 AM     (No. 9084194)

I would love to see Tebow on the Pats. Have him learn the difference between college QB and pro QB. Also, having REAL talent around him would help alot.

I think the ESPN offices would collapse in CT if that happened though, Tom "The Patriots hate their Coach" Jackson, Hodge and the rest would need years of Therapy..


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Reply 17 - Posted by: ccyr, 12/26/2012 11:32:09 AM     (No. 9084220)

We need to come up with a word as snazzy as "anti-semitic" or "homophobic" to cover people who say things soley due to anti-Christian bigotry and hatred for all things Christian. "Anti-Christian bigotry" is too long and doesn´t flow off the tongue. "Blessed" might be the word (at least according to Jesus. Matthew 5:11).

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Reply 18 - Posted by: msjena, 12/26/2012 11:49:35 AM     (No. 9084255)

He hasn´t played all season, so what is the basis for this criticism? If he was so bad, why did the Broncos have to find a hall of famer to replace him? He had a qualities that too few have--leadership and will to win. I hope to see Tim succeed somewhere else. Until then, I won´t be paying much attention to football.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: pomom, 12/26/2012 11:49:40 AM     (No. 9084258)

Big talk from a 10th round, #261 draft pick from Idaho. Pfft.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/26/2012 11:52:14 AM     (No. 9084269)

"Tebow is like Palin, you cannot say anything negative about him without people going crazy. Even if the criticism is valid, people go nuts."

Or like 0bama, even more so?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: blizzard, 12/26/2012 11:59:03 AM     (No. 9084281)

Merril Hoge suffered too many concussions during his career, thus why he retired. It seems to be still affecting his critical thinking skills.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: lakerman1, 12/26/2012 12:01:42 PM     (No. 9084285)

Ben is not a rapist. He had consensual sex with a young woman employee of a hotel, who followed him to his room. She has significant mental problems. And she was squeezing some money out of a rich guy.
The second episode with Ben was in a college town in Georgia, where he was barhopping with friends, and was pursued from bar to bar by some sororiety girls, who were underaged and drunk. Ben bought them a drink without checking their ID, probably thinking that the bar people would have done that.
One of the drunken girls decided that Ben had raped her, went to the police, told several different stories, ever changing, the police had no case, the rape exam proved nothing, the DA said there was no case.
Did Ben act like an entitled superstar jock? Yes, and he acted like a pig.
But he was suspended by the idiot nfl commissioner for ´buying an alcoholic beverage for an underaged woman.´

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Clinger, 12/26/2012 12:09:48 PM     (No. 9084304)

No Merril, the media created a myth. Nothing at all phoney about the man or his genuine athletic accomplishments. Not living up to the hype isn´t on him.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/26/2012 12:34:56 PM     (No. 9084356)

With the half white we have in the oval office at this time....would not be prudent to call another a phoney Merril. (Your parents actually gave you that name? They must have really loved you!)


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Reply 25 - Posted by: snapper451, 12/26/2012 12:46:27 PM     (No. 9084377)

Too many hits to to head for Merril. Tebow is a class act, leave him alone.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: columba, 12/26/2012 1:01:26 PM     (No. 9084415)

If you tell people that "there is no God", you must be "real." and if you confess that there is a God and that you follow Him, you must be phony.
I got it now.
Thanks for the advice. /s

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Reply 27 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/26/2012 1:15:16 PM     (No. 9084450)

#1: how does "phony as a three-dollar-bill" add up to a criticism of his QB skills? Tebow´s rise in superstardom was pushed by the media, not him. So ... criticize his skills, fine (although his skills did help the Broncos win a lot last year, hence the Tebow frenzy), but to attack the man? Not fair.

And, yes, just like Palin, there are many who have an obsession in attacking, or supporting the attack of, the person rather than focusing on the relevant issues. So, there are going to be some defenders in these instances.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: kono, 12/26/2012 1:33:32 PM     (No. 9084468)

Tebow was a big a star as NCAA football had during his time at Florida. And his ups and downs in Denver last year were so over-covered that many people predisposed to liking him even got sick of the endless coverage.

To suggest that his strengths and weaknesses as a player were mysteries at all (much less fraudulently hidden) is patently absurd.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: dman, 12/26/2012 2:07:52 PM     (No. 9084521)

The Christophobics are at it again.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: olcap, 12/26/2012 2:24:00 PM     (No. 9084548)

Hoge is absolutely right in what he said about being a teammate, and living up to your own pledge of "doing everything the team asks of me".

Saying "If I´m not starting at quarterback, then I´m not playing", is selfish and the opposite of the Tebow image. But it´s also something that NO teammate should do.

I have never disliked Tebow, enojoyed watching him at Florida, but Hoge is right.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: kono, 12/26/2012 3:50:55 PM     (No. 9084669)

#21 -- commitments made in good faith seem open to re-evaluation when it becomes increasingly apparent that the good-faith aspect was only sincere in one direction. We don´t tell a woman she has to remain married to a man who beats her up, just because she made a promise "in good times and in bad".



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Reply 32 - Posted by: kono, 12/26/2012 3:52:16 PM     (No. 9084672)

(sorry -- that last comment was addressing #31, not #21...)

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Paleoconserv43, 12/26/2012 4:39:28 PM     (No. 9084725)

Merilll Hodge is a devout Mormon. Tebow is an in your face born-again type. I can see why there might be a tinge of animosity there.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/26/2012 5:51:26 PM     (No. 9084799)

I was going to go along with you #1 until you brought up Gov. Palin as some kind of analogy. The attacks on Gov. Palin were unfounded and 99% of what has been said about her has been lies. You cannot equate the two when talking about people defending them. With regard to Tebow, I agree that he is not a good pro QB and that they built him up bigger than he deserved. One reason could have been because of his faith (the same reason that others beat him down). But he really is NOT someone I would have picked for my team with respect to being a good player. Of course, I think that using words like "phony as a 3 dollar bill" is uncalled for and it makes it sound like they ARE attacking his faith and not his playing ability (which is the real problem). People don´t seem to know how to communicate these days. It is terrible because then everyone jumps to conclusions and refuses to listen to the other side. Even among ourselves do we constantly have knee jerk reactions. We need to learn to listen and communicate better if we are going to ever save our society.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 12/26/2012 8:02:41 PM     (No. 9084943)

I watched yesterday the telecast of this clown (no audio at the time) Hoge, and thought he looked like a wannabe ´anything´...a short, look-at-me, over-suited, under-brained, gotta-say-something-whatever-it-is, fool, and hope they don´t fire me tonight for being a complete dolt.

Again, I heard nothing of his time spent with his mouth working...just watched dumbstruck.

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Earlier this week on Boston’s WRKO-AM’s The Howie Carr Show, conservative commentator Ann Coulter shocked some conservatives when she said she is making 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney her favorite for the 2016 Republican contest. Last month in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation, Romney himself ruled out the possibility of a 2016 run and said he was instead focused on who to get behind in that contest. Coulter, however, wishes otherwise. “Well, don´t tell him but I´m planning on giving Mitt Romney a little more time to rest -- flying out, kidnapping him and depriving him of sleep, food and

Beating of white driver by
angry mob after he accidentally
ran over young boy ruled NOT
a hate crime by Detroit police

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/4/2014 5:01:05 PM     Post Reply
A 54-year-old white man has been left barely clinging to life after he was brutally beaten by a group of black men when he got out of his car to check on a young black boy he accidentally hit. Steve Utash, from suburban Roseville, was beaten into a coma Wednesday by an angry mob in a poverty-stricken Detroit neighborhood after David Harris, 10, ran in front of his truck on a busy street, but police insist the incident was not racially motivated. The gang also stole his wallet before leaving him for dead. Utash is in extremely critical

If You Think YOU Can’t Name A Hillary
Accomplishment, Wait Til You See HER Try

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Independent Journal Review, by Mike Miller    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/5/2014 5:15:26 AM     Post Reply
Following her speech at the “Women of the World Summit” in New York City on Thursday, Hillary Clinton was asked this simple question by a moderator: “When you look at your time as Secretary of State, what are you most proud of? And what do you feel was unfinished, and maybe have another crack at one day?” Here are a few excerpts from her response: ”Look, I really see my role as Secretary, in fact leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race. When you run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton.” “Some

Gov’t Spent $700 Million
Promoting Obamacare

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Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/3/2014 10:38:14 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama contended that the government did not “make a hard sell” for Obamacare, despite his administration spending nearly $700 million to promote the law. “We didn’t make a hard sell,” Obama said in the Rose Garden on Tuesday, praising the 7.1 million sign ups for the Affordable Care Act. “We didn’t have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did.” However, last July the Associated Press reported that Obamacare’s marketing campaign would cost at least $684 million. Taxpayer funding went to all 50 states in efforts to encourage people to enroll, including nearly $28 million for the

Eric Holder defends using Justice
Department airplane for 27 personal trips

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Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
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Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related. "My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me," Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. "There was this notion that we´ve taken -- I think it was described as hundreds of personal trips. That was wrong. GAO counted flights, not round trips. And we looked at it

Back to Africa? For some African-
Americans, the answer is yes

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Christian Science Monitor, by Chris Stein    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/5/2014 12:58:38 PM     Post Reply
Accra, Ghana — Jimmy Thorne says that relocating to Ghana is one of the best moves he’s ever made. It doesn’t matter if he, an African-American, gets called “obroni,” the local word for white person, in the streets, or if some of his family can’t quite figure out what he’s doing in this West African nation so far from his roots in North Carolina. (Snip) Whether motivated by love, money, or the desire to rekindle a long-lost connection, black repatriation to Africa remains alive and well, even if it never quite became the high-volume, emotional return to African roots

The Dodge Dart Still Isn´t Selling.
Should Chrysler Can Cars Altogether?

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Yahoo! Autos, by Richard Read    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/4/2014 9:46:04 AM     Post Reply
There´s no two ways about it: the Dodge Dart isn´t selling. Just a year after its debut -- a debut heralded loudly throughout the automotive world -- the Dart´s sales were pretty dismal. Many of you vented about the compact model, complaining about things as varied as its so-so looks to its iffy ancestor. (Snip) Trucks and SUVs were a different story. On that front, sales were up 30 percent for the year, and March rang in a whopping 34 percent above March 2013, thanks in part to strong performances by the Ram pickup, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the


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