NBC Calls Christian QB ‘Polarizing’; Calls Signing with NFL’s Eagles is a ‘Publicity Stunt’

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text](NEWSBUSTERS) At the top of Monday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer announced Tim Tebow’s return to football by proclaiming: “…one of the most popular and polarizing quarterbacks in NFL history returning to the game after three years.”[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]In another tease minutes later, fellow co-host Savannah Guthrie wondered: “Is this a second chance or a publicity stunt?” At the top of the 7:30 a.m. ET hour correspondent Craig Melvin repeated the “popular and polarizing quarterback” line and wondered: “Has Tebow’s NFL career been resurrected?”

He highlighted how Tebow’s Christian faith made him the subject of ridicule: “The combination of faith and football became fodder for late-night TV.”

A clip followed of a Saturday Night Live skit mocking Tebow.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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