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Known for both his skill on the field along with his charity and -- devout Christian faith to time NFL -- VP -- Super Bowl champion quarterback Kurt -- weighing in on the buzz surrounding the outwardly religious Denver Broncos quarterback.
-- -- -- And Kurt Warner.
Joins us now from great to see you thank you so much for coming in you really are an inspiration to many for a lot of different things not only on the field -- -- charity work but what about T -- he is a phenomena.
You've been quoted as saying maybe he should tone it down a bit can you explain.
Well it wasn't I exact quote basically what I was -- in that article was that.
I've been down that path I've walked in similar shoes to Tim and I was basically just -- in my experience.
You know there were times throughout my career where I realize -- there were times to stand up on Super Bowl podium and be -- -- very outspoken.
And then there were other times that I would tone down my approach.
-- -- degree so that I could speak to the audience that I was speaking to at a particular time and so I felt it was important for me.
In my walked to make sure that to be the most effective.
I had to be related -- to the audience that I was dealing with and so.
I would change it accordingly and I would never tell anybody Tim to go included.
How to walk his -- how to live it out but I would share my experiences in what I went through what I learned in the process.
Well I act I I don't obviously know -- personally but I I know that you are religious conversion played a big part in your life and in.
In getting your life straight -- with T -- And when that happens you I would imagine that you just wanna shouted out to the world and share -- right.
Well there's no question about it that that.
Goes with you everywhere you go a lot of people say well faith in football they shouldn't mix they think it's like a Jersey that when you step on the football -- would you take off your faith.
When you step off the football field you can put it back on but it doesn't work that way you know -- -- a man or woman of faith it goes with you everywhere and I think that's what we've seen.
With -- -- is that you know whether he's on the football field or whether -- doing an interview or whether he's behind the scenes.
That faith is on his sleeve at all times and I think that's what I appreciate so much about him is that he carries it with -- -- represented very well.
Well you say you -- -- relate your experience what happened to you did did did -- -- -- interfere with your relationship with players are -- cultures are way up.
Now I don't think it ever interfered it was just.
More for me that I wanted to make sure that I could express and I could share what I believe in with everybody.
And some people it was best it to go Adam and be able to talk to one on one sometimes it took more.
Actions it took more you know bailing it out on a daily basis.
And allowing them to it to -- reach out to me so I just felt there was different people that were in different places and for me to be most effective -- have the opportunity.
Really share what made me tick.
I had to be very conscious of those things -- to be very conscious of where different people work.
That I could relate to them and I could be in a situation where I can be very effective.
By way -- at one things that still gives me chills when I see is that post game of prayer meeting that they do it midfield when you have.
Members of both teams that come in and a little circle did you think that's okay because it does move a lot of people.
I think it's all OK I think it's a leader brown sidelines I think it's okay to pray after the games I think it's okay to mention your faith.
In an interview I think all that's great but you know I do love what that represents because it's bigger than the game in its people from both sides -- just got done competing.
And going at one another.
Coming together and -- today.
This supersedes everything this is the most important thing and we're going to whether we win or whether -- we lose we're going to come together and give thanks to god for the platform -- the position that he's given us.
Well -- what I -- you're an inspiration to our wanna talk about -- -- but I do wanna talk about your comeback because there are a lot of people that are down in their -- right now in America not only an athlete and athletics but and everywhere.
And you came back as I remember you were released from the Packers sometimes in the mid 90s94.
You're actually stocking shelves in the grocery store for 550 an hour and then just for five years later -- NV -- super bull what do you tell folks who were down in their -- about from your experience.
Well there's always a couple things he Selma in first and foremost is I never lost faith.
And belief in who I was and what I could do.
And also -- in my god that he had a big plan for my life.
And the other thing that always tell people regardless of what side they're on is that I realize.
Along my path that.
It always takes somebody to reach out and give you an opportunity and it took that for me to get back into the NFL took a Coach.
Taking a chance on me -- giving me that opportunity.
So I tell people continue to believe continue to have faith.
That what's inside of you can accomplish great things and wait for that opportunity and be ready to seize it when it comes.
All right well you're Kerry's call first things first but we saved the best for last rather than put -- the first first things -- you married you married a single mom actually emeritus in the -- to it's not a bad thing to do.
And as a result of -- or possibly -- in conjunction with that this charity.
Really focuses on young mother's doesn't.
-- we focus on a lot of different things but a lot of it has to do with experiences that we've had.
Throughout our lives and there one that you just mention was that when I met my wife.
She was a single mom of two kids.
-- one of the big things that she struggled with was home -- you know trying to develop a home where she could raise her kids.
C to obtain homeownership for the first time and we remember that struggle very very well so.
The program that we do around the holidays a program we call homes for the holidays.
Is where we work we're groups like habitat for humanity who comes in and refurbish his homes in in different.
Areas different communities and then we -- -- our sponsors and were able to come into the home and basically fill it up with all the amenities that you could possibly want from.
-- furniture to beds to food.
Washers and dryers refrigerators you name it so when we have the opportunity to.
Help these individuals these these single moms or single dads and their families out.
They can step -- to their new life they don't have to worry about how they're gonna fill up.
This great new home that they've obtained.
Now they can step in to and say wow everything's right here now we can step forward into what -- -- to what we believe our future can be.
And it's it's an unbelievable gift to be able to share.
It's it you know it must be an incredible gift for you because what you're doing -- You're actually going -- providing the icing on the cake the cake as a house itself.
Yeah I think our all the amenities you commented just Qaeda must be a wonderful feeling to feel let love -- -- Well it is a wonderful feeling because we've talked to so many of those families that were going to obtain that home and they come in and they go.
We had no idea where we were gonna sleep tonight we had no idea how we were going to furnish are new home and so to watch them stepping in.
And realize that everything's taken care for them.
It's such a sense of relief it's such a sense of pride in -- such -- sense of -- now I can just move forward that I believe great things for myself in for my kids but now we don't have to worry about.
All those burdens now we can just step forward and really accomplish some things that we want to and build memories -- a family and I'd say what around the holidays when it's really all about giving there's no better gift than to be able to help -- we move forward towards a future.
First things first is the name of Kurt Warner's charity of course.
They the overall -- that of the place of builds the the homes is habitat for humanity right.
Habitat for that's exactly right -- right Kurt Warner great to see a happy always thank you so much for coming appreciate it.
You -- thanks for having me --
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