UF Statue Honor: Spurrier In South Carolina Gear

It was an historic moment today in Gainesville as the University of Florida unveiled statues of its three Heisman Trophy winners, Tim Tebow, Danny Wuerffel and Steve Spurrier, at halftime of the Gators’ spring game.

(Cocky)

Thanks to his South Carolina coaching duties, 1966 Heisman winner Spurrier was not able to attend the celebration, but the Ball Coach did thank the Gator Nation with a video message played on the Florida Field scoreboard.

While wearing South Carolina Gamecock gear.

As a respectful alumnus of the University of Georgia, I also took it upon myself to tape a message saluting the Gators’ grand occasion.

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Friar Tebow: Denver Rookie Gets Haircut Hazing

Denver Broncos running back LenDale White delighted in reporting on Twitter today about the haircut he and his teammates gave to rookie Tim Tebow:

Tim Tebow Friar Tuck Hazing Haircut

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Nice to see hazing has gone non-denominational. Read more…

Tebow: Quarterback, Missionary, Underwear Model

Underwear company Jockey announced today it has signed Tim Tebow as an official endorser.

Tim Tebow signs with Jockey to endorse underwear

From the press release from Jockey:

Tim is a highly gifted athlete with a positive attitude and an admirable character,” remarked Jockey Chairman and CEO Debra S. Waller. “We at Jockey see a very bright future with Tim, and believe that he is an excellent representative for the brand. Tim is genuine, smart and driven and those qualities align well with Jockey. We look forward to building a long and collaborative relationship with him in the coming years.”

“I’m excited to represent the Jockey brand and to work with such an innovative company,” said Tebow. “I’ve long been a fan and consumer of Jockey, and think they make a quality product with a great fit. I’m looking forward to a great relationship with such a respectable company.”

Tebow will work with several of Jockey’s lines, including the Jockey® “Staycool” collection, which launches in spring 2011. Tebow will be featured in Jockey’s catalog, TV and print advertisements and on jockey.com. Jockey and Tebow will also collaborate on unique content for social media platforms.

There’s certainly a gamble in entering into a high profile endorsement deal with Tebow considering he may not see the field anytime soon for the Denver Broncos. But his current status as a cultural icon can’t be disputed - his Broncos jersey was the NFL’s top seller between April 23-30. Read more…

NFL Draft Left Quite An Impression On Gammons

Peter Gammons Tweeted this from his Twitter.com account yesterday:

Peter Gammons Tweets About Sarah Palin

(Myron Rolle: Taking Back Gammons Country)

Gammons also previously Tweeted about Tim Tebow’s Super Bowl ad: Read more…

Governor Tebow: Florida From Crist To Christ?

Johnette Howard of ESPN.com closes a profile of Tim Tebow with this today:

Tim Tebow For Governor Sign

When asked for the weirdest question he fielded during his NFL team interviews, Tebow says it came from a club executive who asked him, “Would you rather be the starting quarterback for our franchise, or the governor of Florida?”

Tebow, smiling as beatifically as ever now, said just what you’d expect him to say: “I told him I want to be a starting quarterback first. But later? Why not both?

Here’s my four scenarios that I believe could lead to Tebow becoming the Governor of Florida: Read more…

Tebow: JJones Reax, Why He Has Lost Sponsors

Mike Organ of the NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN reports today that, “Tim Tebow was the featured speaker Saturday at an athletics banquet at Lipscomb University.

Tim Tebow Reacts To Comments Made About Him By Jerry Jones

(Tebow “Athletic Banquet” Appearance: $50 a Throw)

Tebow spoke to 5,200 people, each paying $50 apiece, inside Lipscomb’s Allen Arena. The event was described on the school’s website as “the second annual Don Meyer Evening of Excellence. The speech was the culmination of a full day of activities including Tim and his parents, Pam and Bob Tebow.

Tebow Parents At Lipscomb: $5

(Tebow Parents “Athletic Banquet” Appearance: $5 a Throw)

Tebow’s speech to attendees was described by the school’s website thusly:

Like most people who successfully follow their dreams Tim Tebow has accomplished his goals through his focus, hard work and his faith in Jesus Christ.

Tebow, who took time to provide his support to Lipscomb only a few days before the NFL Draft, plans to use his pro career as a platform for presenting his beliefs.

“The NFL is not the end for me. It is a means to an end. It will give me a platform to hopefully make a difference.”

Though he didn’t cover it in his speech, Tebow discussed the recent comment Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones made about him. Read more…

Tebow Aced One Test At Combine: The Blunderlic

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk at NBC Sports reports:

(Thought Tebow’s only curse at the combine was five-step drop?)

Reax to the news is already pouring in, including from fertile offensive mind Mike Leach.
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Florida Receiver Happy To Have ‘Real Quarterback’

Jeremy Fowler of the ORLANDO SENTINEL has Univ. of Florida wide receiver Deonte Thompson talking about the transition from Tim Tebow to new Gators quarterback John Brantley.

Deonte Thompson

“You never know with Tim. You can bolt, you think he’s running but he’ll come up and pass it to you. You just have to be ready at all times. With Brantley, everything’s with rhythm, time. You know what I mean, a real quarterback.”

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I wonder how many other Gators quietly shared Thompson’s view during the past three seasons? I doubt he was alone. The irony is despite Tebow’s unpredictabillity last season, Florida was generally a colossal bore on offense.

But this is the SEC and Brantley is an unknown quantity. Playing catch in his pajamas with Thompson all summer is a long way from Tuscaloosa.

Gerald McCoy: Ndamukong Suh ‘Not Tough Enough’

Last Thursday Gerald McCoy guested on the Dan Patrick Show and was asked why he should be drafted ahead of Ndamukong Suh. (audio)

“Some people think that he’s too nice. He’s not tough enough. I turn into a different type of guy when it’s football time. As soon as I come out of the tunnel, I change. I don’t know what it is.

Gerald McCoy: Ndamukong Suh 'Not Tough Enough'

“I think my first step is faster. I’m a little more of a speedy guy and pass rusher. I’m a little more of an explosive guy, while he fills holes.” Read more…

Video: Tim And Pam Tebow Anti-Abortion Spot

Here is the first of two anti-abortion ads from Focus on the Family featuring Tim Tebow and his mom Pam.

Tim and Pam Tebow Abortion Super Bowl Ad

Pam Tebow: “I call him my miracle baby. He almost didn’t make it into this world. I remember so many times when I almost lost him. It was so hard. Well he’s all grown up now, and I still worry about his health. Everybody treats him like he’s different, but to me, he’s just my baby. He’s my Timmy, and I love him.

Tim Tebow: “Thanks mom. Love you too.

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