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Former NY Giant David Tyree tells the New York Daily News that he would trade his famous catch and his Super Bowl XLII win to stop gays from being allowed to marry:

"The catch was a gift, it's not like I'd try to do it. I couldn't do it again so that was a miracle," he said. "There's nothing worth more than [maintaining heterosexual marriage] right here for me."

Asked if he'd give up the Super Bowl to stop gay marriage, Tyree said: "Honestly, I probably would."

"Nothing means more to me than that my God would be honored," he said. "Being the fact that I firmly believe that God created and ordained marriage between a man and a woman, I believe that that's something that should be fought for at all costs."

"So I'll lay down everything I am to preserve the honor and integrity of the God that I serve."


David Tyree, Towleroad 67 Comments [6/24/2011 3:26:53 AM]
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Bong Hit Barbie

Methinks some privileged asshat needs a trip back in time to the plantation.

And people wonder why I think football is way over-rated.

6/24/2011 3:33:37 AM

Felis >:3

If he's so willing to lay down everything he is, why doesn't he go and scarifice his life? That'd do us all a favour.

6/24/2011 3:43:46 AM

whatever

"The catch was a gift, it's not like I'd try to do it. I couldn't do it again so that was a miracle," he said. "There's nothing worth more than [maintaining heterosexual marriage] right here for me."

Yes, because as we all know, if gays can marry, heterosexuals will no longer be able to marry.

I still fail to see the logic or reasoning in this view.

6/24/2011 4:07:58 AM

Brain_In_A_Jar

So I'll lay down everything I am to preserve the honor and integrity of the God that I serve.

Can't a god do that himself?

6/24/2011 4:22:42 AM

Xotan

Perhaps this Giant (weren't they EEEVIL in the bible?) would confirm that he observes the Levitical Code in toto. If not, he is a cherry picking giant.

The final sentence is almost reminiscent of Job. I wonder if Giant David is ready for Job-like trials to preserve the honour and integrity of the God he serves.

Incidentally, does God need preservation of his integrity? The thought seems to conflict with omnipotence that is supposed to be God's

I don't know this gent, but I have an impression of all brawn and very little more.

6/24/2011 4:34:31 AM

Comrade Potatovich

"Honestly, I probably would."

Probably is a funny word. The dictionary says it indicates a person is either hesitant or unsure. However, when people use it, they usually mean a resounding NO.

6/24/2011 4:49:53 AM



...he would trade his famous catch and his Super Bowl XLII win...

Asked if he'd give up the Super Bowl... Tyree said: "Honestly, I probably would."

This is dishonest journalism on the part of the NYDN. The headline states Tyree would trade his past catch and win. However, he's not asked about the past but rather future Superbowls themselves. Winning them is not even mentioned.

"So I'll lay down everything I am to preserve the honor and integrity of the God that I serve."

Funny, I don't remember seeing Tyree's press conference announcing his retirement from professional athletics to lead the fight with his ample time and accumulated money against gay marriage. I guess he doesn't really believe in preserving the honor and integrity of the god he serves.

@ Bong Hit Barbie

Careful there. Your retort is borderline racist.

Athletics, particularly football, do have some fine qualities including teamwork, discipline and the pursuit of excellence. The fact that professional sports has become a huge money ball of corporate corruption and greed should not negatively reflect on the sports themselves. In other words, the NFL would not command such revenues unless we, the fans, paid for the tickets, the vending, the merchandise and so on. I don't fault the players for wanting a slice of that action.

6/24/2011 4:56:13 AM

Mister Spak

If it was 50 years ago, would you give up the superbowl to stop race mixing? (yes I know there was no superbowl then.)

6/24/2011 5:41:35 AM

TGRwulf

Why do I have the feeling that this guy would NOT trade say like his multi-million dollar contract to stop gay marriage?

6/24/2011 5:44:24 AM

Doubting Thomas

God performed a miracle making you catch a football, yet millions of people around the world continue to starve...

6/24/2011 6:07:24 AM

derpmaster

Yeah I'm sure David Tyree would personally call every member of the Giants' Super Bowl XLII-winning roster and coaching staff and explain that he'd gladly take their rings and fond memories away because of his personal stance on marriage.

See it's easy to say stupid shit like this without realizing the full implications of what you want coming to pass. David Tyree is literally saying he'd take his teammates' most treasured accomplishment away from them because of his personal vendetta against homosexuality.

6/24/2011 6:23:01 AM

Bong Hit Barbie

@ 1302462

I'm not racist at all. It's just a fact. I've watched so many African Americans against equality and it makes me think they need a reminder of what it's like to deal with bigotry and being treated as if you're less than human. And I hope to hell that LGBT people, once we secure our civil liberties, don't forget where we came from just like other minority groups seem to have.

6/24/2011 6:59:19 AM

Raised by Horses

@Doubting Thomas

Arrogance masquerading as humility. Nothing new, per se, but still as galling as ever.

6/24/2011 7:04:26 AM



Preserve the honour and the integrity of your god if you like, but not at the expense of the "pursuit of happiness" of other people. Douche.


6/24/2011 7:09:55 AM

Jubba the Mad

Moron. There are thousands of people in your country who activley worship 'false' gods, in direct and flagrant chqallenge to your sacred religion that means so much to you, in direct contravention of the 10 commandments (no god but me. Not that there are any others mind...heh) but you don't mention that or how pissed god must be about this direct challenge to his authority. Not giving up superbowl for that, nooooo....

But HOMOS! Well, thats different, because the fact is you're an nasty little hypocritical bigot scum, who likes to hide behind a fairy tail to justify the fact that you hate faggots.

Lay down everything for the honor and integrety of your God? Sure, when it suits you, you lying peice of shit.

6/24/2011 7:27:08 AM

dionysus

My advice is to stick to catching footballs because civil law is definitely something you know fuck all about. You also apparently don't know history either. Human rights march on and every time it's those that seek to deny a group equal rights and protections under the law that end up being the losers in retrospect. One day homophobes will be considered just as racists are today and groups like the AFA will be seen as the equivalent of the KKK. You can't stop human rights, you can delay them at best.

6/24/2011 7:31:27 AM

JSS

Doesn't the god you serve say something about selling your excess and giving the money to the poor?

6/24/2011 7:43:44 AM

Brendan Rizzo

And pedestals everywhere have been broken. Nice job, Dave, nice job. Was it really worth it? Now that you have condemned yourself to being on the side of history which will be villified?

6/24/2011 7:51:01 AM

Murdin

@Bong Hit Barbie : You're lumping all African Americans together as people who deserve to be reminded what persecution is. But no, you're totally not racist.

6/24/2011 7:52:16 AM

Bong Hit Barbie

@Murdin

Will you idiots get over it already? I'm talking about the bigots who HAPPEN to be African American, not all of them. If I was really a racist, do you think I'd bother to use the term African American? I'd probably just use the N word but I find that to be as offensive as the word faggot. So just get over it and stop hunting witches where there are none.

6/24/2011 8:26:14 AM



Xotan is right: isn't it rather unbiblical to play for a team called the Giants? Every time giants are mentioned in the Bible, it's always a negative connotation.

6/24/2011 8:48:51 AM

Anon-e-moose

Asked if he'd give up the Super Bowl to stop gay marriage, Tyree said: "Honestly, I probably would."

"Nothing means more to me than that my God would be honored," he said. "Being the fact that I firmly believe that God created and ordained marriage between a man and a woman, I believe that that's something that should be fought for at all costs."

"So I'll lay down everything I am to preserve the honor and integrity of the God that I serve."

(emphasis added):

'Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.'

'If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.'

'Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling.'

'Winners never quit and quitters never win*.'

'Winning isn't everything. It's the only thing.'

-Vince Lombardi

'Some people think football's a matter of life and death. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.'

-Bill Shankly

http://www.providence-ebenezer.org.uk/article.php?id=football-the-new-religion

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Shankly

Oh, and two words, Dave: Touchdown Jesus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Kings_%28statue%29

*-Sarah Failin, I'm looking at you.

6/24/2011 8:55:06 AM

Sisyphus

Well, football players have never been renowned for their cognitive abilities.

6/24/2011 9:24:16 AM

kuribo

you're an intolerant douche who made a lucky catch off a shitty throw. No one, living or dead, or who ever lived or died, in this or any other universes both discovered and undiscovered through any point in past, present, or future of any real timeline or alternate timeline... Cares what you think about gay people. Not even in a future where Biff steals the sports almanac.

6/24/2011 9:28:05 AM



Thanks, Anon-e-moose. I couldn't have said it better than "Saint" Vince himself. I keep a copy of his quote book in my desk at work and use it for inspiration when life grinds me down. Ah, it's such a good thing to be a Green Bay Packers fan these days. :-)

@ Bong Hit Barbie

My final word: I didn't say you were racist; I said your retort was dangerously teetering on the precipice of racism. Big difference.

6/24/2011 9:29:50 AM

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