After the Broncos' shocking and humiliating loss to the Ravens in Saturday's AFC playoff game, plenty of Baltimore fans and Peyton Manning haters expressed their glee on social media.
But arguably the most improbable celebrant was Denver-based preacher Peter Tebow, whose brother Tim led the Broncos to a post-season win last season. Here's what he had to say on Twitter.
Am I the only one in Denver who's happy right now?
— Peter Tebow (@petertebow) January 13, 2013
Last March, we introduced you to the more obscure Tebow in the post "Meet Peter Tebow, Tim's older brother, ministry leader and local church star." Here's how writer Kylie Horner described one of Peter's early talks at Highline Community Church in Littleton:
Not suprisingly, Peter made references to Corinthians 15:10 -- growing up in a Christian household, that's how he relates to the world. In his sermon, he said, "Gosh, I grew up in the South, and the denomination I grew up in, man, when I was a kid, we went around knocking on doors and trying to lead people to Jesus, ya know. I was probably fifteen years old doing that. The first sermon I ever preached, I was sixteen-years old and it was in Jamaica in this big, like, cathedral. And with a pulpit that was way raised up, like literally where you're like eye to eye with the balcony.
"And on the other hand, there was the dark side," he continued. "There were the addictions, the internal battle. There was the side I wanted everyone to see: 'It's Preacher Peter! And then there was this other guy. I didn't like that guy. This other guy killed me. See, this guy was addicted. He struggled. He put on a good face on the outside, and then he'd go home and be all alone."
Parishioners with whom Horner spoke for her report found Peter's words to be "passionate" and "authentic." But the reviews of his tweet on Saturday were considerably less positive.
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Sportswriter and frequent ESPN contributor Bomani Jones didn't rip Peter for his candor...but he still had a question:
Others understandably found Peter's delight classless. Here's one example: And here's another: Still, this one struck us as the most on-point: To that, all we can add is, "Amen, brother."
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