I wonder if the surge of interest in Tim Tebow in the NFL draft is a response to the Ben Roethlisberger saga. In fairness to the Steelers QB, it might be an attempt to set up a famous person – or it could be as reported to the police. But it’s certainly true that unless aggravated witnessing for Christ is a violation of the Personal Conduct code, Tebow will never be in Commissioner Goodall’s office – and the league knows it. Tebow might not be the QB that the NFL seeks but he reminds me of Doug Flutie – and he had a long and successful career in both the US and Canada. Some wise team will select him – maybe even high first round. You heard it here first!
Now we turn to the BYU women’s rugby team. They were forced to play on Sunday and elected to forfeit instead. I admire their decision. I am not sure I agree totally with their viewpoint but it must be admitted the Commandment does say do not work on the Sabbath (see Exodus 20;8-11). One of my favorite movies is Chariots of Fire, where Eric Liddell refused to run on Sunday. Actually God was a better Olympic coach than the British Olympic coach. BYU also got hosed (if this story is true) by the organizers of the event. I cannot endorse Mormon doctrine but I admire those who make a real sacrifice for their faith. There is too little of this today.
Finally, I saw the headline in AOL news – something to the effect that honesty costs golfer a terrible price. Here’s the Real Clear Sports take on it. I did not realize that first place is over a million dollars! Makes me want to get a set of clubs. But the headline is all wrong: It’s cheating that’s costly. It hurts your conscience, your witness for Christ and your walk with God. I don’t know the faith of Brian Davis, but I know something of his integrity and moral compass. Any chance for politics after golf?