Former Giants Super Bowl Hero David Tyree Says He’d Give Back Catch to Stop Gay Marriage


The debate over same sex marriage in the state of New York has been a huge topic as of late, and now that debate is spreading over into the world of sports with a former Giants legend.

At least a legend for one play.

That one play of course comes from Super Bowl XLII hero David Tyree, who pulled in what some think is still the biggest and best play in Super Bowl history, holding a ball against his head and fighitng off Pats safety Rodney Harrison to eventually set up the game-winning score in the 17-14 win.

Tyree, who has since left the game, is a huge advocate against gay marriage, spoke to New York Daily News about the subject, saying he would be happy to give the catch back if he could stop gay marriage.

Tyree, who called the catch a “gift” he couldn’t repeat if he tried, 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.”

He said his new role as a gay marriage opponent sheds deeper meaning on his Super Bowl catch. “Perhaps God orchestrated that play to give me a platform for what I’m doing here today: To urge political leaders all over our nation to reject same-sex marriage,” he said.

Agree with Tyree or not, you have to give him credit for sticking up for what he believes in, and stating how he feels. Most players would never tackle such a hot topic, or more so would say they would give back the biggest play of their career for something they believe in.

There is a chance that a vote this week to legalize gay nuptials, advocates on both sides of the issue will take place. Tyree will continue to voice his opinion for what he believes in.


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3 Responses to “Former Giants Super Bowl Hero David Tyree Says He’d Give Back Catch to Stop Gay Marriage”

  1. Bill says:

    That Black Americans have voluntarily moved themselves to the forefront of trying to deny civil equality to fellow citizens is just too, too much.

    I love it.

    So will history.

  2. Alex says:

    If it means that much to him, he should give up the ring, his salary for the game, any money made from endorsements or any other dealings as a result of the publicity of that catch.
    Tyree, put your money where your mouth is. Otherwise, STFU.

  3. evolutionisfact says:

    Oh I see, sooo apparently Mr. Tyree won the superbowl all by his lonesome self eh? I suppose his fellow teammates, coaches, owner who hired him, ect,ect,ect had absolutely nothing to do with it right? I suppose the player who tossed him the ball had nothing to do with the victory right? I suppose the linebackers who kept all the other opponent players off his a*s so that he could make this “notable” catch had absolutely nothing to do with Mr. Tyree winning the superbowl either, right??? Mr. Tyree, if you’re reading this entry please do us all a big, BIG favor and just leave professional sports altogether!! It’s NOT all about YOU Mr. tyree. Never has been and NEVER will be!! methinks the recovering crack addict felon and sinful puke who fathered children out of wedlock and who himself was raised in an “unnatural” fatherless household neads to pluck the beam out of his eyeball before he goes condemning other people’s lives!! “Nuff said!