It’s becoming increasingly clear that what upsets liberals about Tim Tebow is his faith. I first noticed this some months ago, when the Bronco’s were still starting Kyle Orton and the fans were clamoring for Tebow. Local radio sports jocks Adam Gold and Joe Ovies of 99.9 ESPN radio were beside themselves about this development.
Ovies, much more than Gold, seemed upset that Tea Party people liked Tebow, and he made continuous references to the fact that he, Ovies, was Catholic and so it couldn’t be that he was anti-Christian. It was a case of protesting to much, in my view. I didn’t buy it then and don’t buy it now. After Tebow has gone 7-1 as a starter, these sports talk guys are eating crow and they don’t know how to digest it.
The bloviating sports talkers profess to be only concerned that Tebow is not a classic dropback quarterback. Baldersash. No one could get as emotional as people like Ovies do on the radio each day if it were just that. It’s clear that Tebow’s faith, his open profession of it, and his following among conservatives, are what really sticks in their craw.
Here’s a perfect example, lefty talkshow host Bill Press talking about being tired “of all this Jesus talk”:
Tebow is not just a sports figure to the left. He’s a threat. He represents all they abhor, and he has the charisma and the personality to make others follow him, especially kids. That, I contend, is why liberals hate him.Read full article » 1 Comment »
James H. Ammons, president of Florida A&M University, is on the hot seat after the death of a FAMU marching band drum major’s death recently. Ammons was chancellor of N.C. Central University from 2001 to 2007. Now the governor of Florida says he needs to go:
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he wants the president of Florida A&M University suspended amid multiple investigations spurred by the death of a drum major in a suspected case of hazing.
Scott, who just returned from a seven-day trip to Israel, called the chairman of the FAMU board on Thursday and asked him to suspend James Ammons immediately.
The FAMU board of trustees discussed suspending Ammons last week but decided instead to issue a reprimand. I’m not sure what Ammons could have done about this incident, which is suspected to be a result of hazing. The legendary Rattler marching band, an institution, probably operates as an entity all its own, with the president of the university having nothing to do with it.
A famed institution like the FAMU marching band runs on a parallel track to conventional college administration. How Ammons could have prevented the death of drum major Robert Champion on Nov. 19 is unclear. That’s not to say that better oversight needs to be implemented. The FAMU marching band’s untouchability has apparently led to corruption:
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The state has opened a new probe into potential fraud committed by Florida A&M officials as it looks into the suspected hazing death of the university marching band’s drum major.
High-ranking sources in Gov. Rick Scott’s office say the new investigation involves the finances of Florida A&M’s Marching 100.
During the course of an investigation into drum major Robert Champion’s Nov. 19 death, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement found “potential violations of criminal law relating to fraud and/or misconduct by employees of and/or persons associated with Florida A&M University,” according to a letter sent Tuesday to the state university system’s chancellor, Frank Brogan, and the Florida A&M Board of Trustees chairman, Solomon Badger.