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The Jets Have Made Pat Robertson Part of Our Lives Again

In next week's magazine, we have a little bit of a rant about how much we're dreading having to write about Tim Tebow for the next year-plus of our lives. It's nothing against Tebow, an athlete we find difficult to dislike — or at least respect. It's just everything he brings with him; as a cultural figure, he brings out the worst in everyone. And this madness is going to surround the Jets all season, as long as Tebow is here. Exhibit A: Pat Robertson.

Yep, it's another "Pat Robertson says something crazy because he's old and a bit batty at this point, and honestly, shouldn't they just stop letting him just yammer into a camera on live television?" story. This time: He sorta hopes Peyton Manning gets injured because the Broncos traded Tim Tebow. Or something.

“I think the Denver Broncos treated him shabbily. He won seven games, he brought them into the playoffs, for heaven sakes. I mean, they were a nothing team. He rallied them together with spectacular last-minute passes and, you know, when they beat Buffalo — I mean, Pittsburgh, excuse me — it was a tremendous victory. And you just ask yourself, okay, so Peyton Manning was a tremendous MVP quarterback, but he’s been injured. If that injury comes back, Denver will find itself without a quarterback. And in my opinion, it would serve them right.”

This does seem to mean that Robertson is now a Jets fan, which brings us one step closer to Rex Ryan and Pat Robertson being in a room together.

Honestly, though: This is exactly what we're talking about, why we're lamenting Tebow's arrival in town. Everybody has to have a damned opinion on Tim Tebow, so all of a sudden Pat Robertson is showing up on The Sports Section. This is what is coming, people. It's going to be like this all the time.

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