Mormon NFL player rides Broncos' momentum

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  • The Atheist Provo, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 6:54 p.m.

    Non-Mormons make up nearly half the population of this state. Why would the DN want to continue excluding so many potential and current readers by such obviously propagandist articles?

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    Dec. 19, 2011 11:05 a.m.

    How ironic is it that the donkeys lost in Week 15?

    FWIW; I'll take Arian Foster's Namaste gesture over Tebowing anyday.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Dec. 18, 2011 6:38 p.m.

    God bet against Tebow/Denver today. The patriots enjoyed the wild ride.

  • CA. reader Rocklin, CA
    Dec. 17, 2011 9:34 a.m.

    Gee, 8 of 12 responses are negative. Do we have so little positive in or lives that we have to wait to pounce on what is really a benign article?

    I only read the DNews online but I do seem to recall articles about UU, USU, WSU, et al, grads in the news for various reasons. While most of those articles do contain some reference to the Church when appropriate, many do not.

    Keep in mind also that high-visibility Church members usually are involved in many positive things outside their Church activities as well, so to promote them and their actvities is only natural.

    Besides, I knew there was some other reason the Broncos were being so successful lately. I just knew that Tim Tebow wasn't doing it all by himself.

  • very concerned Sandy, UT
    Dec. 17, 2011 8:22 a.m.

    In defense of Deseret News.

    1. To reiterate what has been said, in a slightly different way, in the SLC area, the facts are that a large proportion of the customers for DN are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. I would guess that it is standard publishing practice to write pieces that will be interesting to a good chunk of your readership along with those stories that have a more general appeal.

    2. Might I propose that this kind of story is appropriate for the Mormon Times section of the DN. This particular section caters specifically to LDS members. It was much less prominently placed in the other sections of more general appeal.

    3. Most people seem quite interested in stories about individual LDS members who break the law or do some bad thing. As a service to its readers, might I suggest that the DN is only being fair to the LDS faith when it highlights the many individual LDS members who are doing positive things.

    Just my opinion. Thanks for reading.

  • Ad Rem Falls Church, VA
    Dec. 17, 2011 7:25 a.m.

    If the Boston Globe wrote an article about a Catholic, or the NYTimes wrote an article about a Jew, no doubt that would be fine. But when the DesNews writes one about a Mormon, that's overkill?! The Boston Globe, the NYTimes, and the DesNews are attempting to stay in business by writing articles that they believe a large segment of their specific reading audience might be interested in, that's all they're doing. This isn't rocket science folks!

    And, if you're too thin skinned, or too annoyed about a particular type of article, it's very easy to solve - don't read the article, or don't read the paper, or move out of Utah and go live in Boston so you can complain about Catholic articles, or in New York City so you can complain about Jewish articles, or Alabama so you can complain about Baptist articles, etc.

  • Big Daddy Utah SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Dec. 17, 2011 3:39 a.m.

    Why does it always have to be about the Mormon Church with you folks. Your propaganda machine never quits. How many of the folks on the Broncos are Baptist, Catholics, Agnostic?

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Dec. 16, 2011 7:30 p.m.

    Mormon this, Mormon that. Talk about overkill!

  • Tyler Holladay, UT
    Dec. 16, 2011 5:54 p.m.

    Exactly, I would rather hear about former Ute, Zane Beadles.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Dec. 16, 2011 5:10 p.m.

    Do the non mormon players also ride the momentum?

  • Palintram Holladay, UT
    Dec. 16, 2011 4:15 p.m.

    Mormon NFL player rides Bronco's Momentum

    what a dumb headline

    who cares what his religion is?

  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    Dec. 16, 2011 4:11 p.m.

    What a trite and pandering article. Hmmm, when this "he's a mormon" campaign ever end.

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    Dec. 16, 2011 3:14 p.m.

    How about an article mentioning how former Ute QB and current Offensive Coordinator for Broncos (Mike McCoy), learned a new offensive system (option) in coaching this Denver team.

  • kfinlco orem, ut
    Dec. 16, 2011 2:32 p.m.

    I met Spencer while living in Colorado. He is a very down-to-earth guy and just loves football but not to the exclusion of his family or religion. To me, he is a great example of a football player - doesn't have the "Its all about me" attitude. And that is kind of refreshing.

  • AZRods Maricopa, AZ
    Dec. 16, 2011 2:30 p.m.

    I watched Larsen play at UoArizona. As an ASU fan I still admired his amazing passion and agressiveness. Kid was all go.
    He literally carried the defense all year long.
    I was surprised to see that he played offense for Denver.
    Best of luck to him.

  • Portland Trail Blazers Sandy, UT
    Dec. 16, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    Lame, weak article.

    The NFL is a joke. People take it way to serious and they (ESPN, fans, etc) always have to make it seem so dramatic, whether it's by music, slow-motion plays, or even just a player or coach talking it seems like it has to be slow, in your face close up and way to overhyped. It's really annoying.

    It drives me crazy how previews for games and close ups on players have to be in extra slow-motion.