"I don't think that we did anything in that game that they didn't do."
-- Tim Tebow, about Brandon Spikes' eye-gouging in the Georgia game, for which Spikes was suspended the first half of the Vanderbilt game.
There is no response -- certainly at the teammate level -- than to circle the wagons. And I'm sure Georgia played dirty. But this does feel like an immature response from Tebow.
To frame it in spiritual values, Tebow's sentiment has a very "eye-for-an-eye" feel to it. (Leviticus 24: 19-21, for those scoring at home.)
That said, an essential tension in religious ethics has always been "eye-for-eye" vs. "turn-other-cheek." (Matthew 5:38-42, from The Sermon on the Mount)
But it is not unreasonable that, in this case, Football Tebow would win out over Faith Tebow.
UPDATE: Deadspin's Tommy Craggs points out a Tebow quote that would support a "turn-other-cheek" philosophy from Tebow for Spikes' actions. Now we have two competing ideas, both represented in Tebow quotes. Gives you a sense of the level of conflict on this one.