Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Behind the Scenes: Tebow

Our first glimpse as fans of the man 
Tebow is on the sidelines and in the game.

Quote of the Day

"Does [Tebow] stick up for himself enough?"

Asked as a follow up to Tebow's stating he often throws out a "God Bless" in reply to on field trash talk.

Coach Studesville answers here (at the 4:10 mark).

We wish he'd throw 'em a chomp too in the future.

Tebow's Wed Presser

Click the photo above for the link.  
Photo below is the "extracurricular" activity referenced in the first question.

The Benefits of Clean Living

Does doing the right thing pay off?  Is it worth it to wait for good things to work out?
Yes, in more ways than one.  There is something more important than money, and that is influence.  Can't necessarily buy influence.  But see what influence can do for you? 

According to Sporting News, Tebow chose FRS because he actually uses the supplement.
Wow what a concept… athlete who actually uses the product that he endorses. You have to give Timmy kudos for that.

If you think about it he is actually improving his marketing stock by repping companies that he truly likes or believes in instead of selling out to the highest bidder.

With him being so selective with who he endorses along with his strong values that most
people love about him. It creates a level of trust that most athletes can’t receive from consumers these days.
Tebow is essentially creating the type of marketing power that Oprah has.

In the foreseeable future if he cosigns on a product, people will buy it just because he endorses it the same way Oprah can cosign something and people go out and buy it.

To make a long story short, he is well on his way to becoming the most coveted athlete spokesperson in America.

How do you reach this level?  "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding."

More here.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Quote of the Day

Not one fan was spotted putting his hands over his head and saying: “Stop, Tebow! You’re costing us the No. 1 draft pick!” ...

Know what Tebow (and I) would say to that? God bless the fans.

Mike Klis


Vote for Tebow

(Hint, can vote more than once.)

Let the Games Begin!

No, we're not talking about the Olympics, but something Olympic sized...and that is the love and hate for Tim Tebow.  Some think there is no in between when it comes to Tebow.  There is either blind love or blind hatred.  We disagree, but that's for another day.

Tim Tebow won his first home game as a starter, and showed flashes of promise as a winning NFL QB leading his team to a comeback win, and the knives have come out.  Below are a couple of excerpts in praise of Tebow.  You can find the hate easily enough on your own.

Clay Travis:

Already, the Tebow haters are retrenching their criticisms now that he is a winning quarterback in the NFL.

Tebow, in throwing for 300 yards in just his second start as a rookie, has managed a feat that neither Peyton nor Eli Manning could accomplish in their rookie seasons. There must be a reason why they were wrong. The Tebow haters are circling, nervous, still unwilling to give up the hateful fight. They point to the Houston Texans' pass defense, currently ranked 32nd in the league.

The same people who said that Tebow would never win an NFL game, wring their hands and argue that this is too small of a sample size to prove anything. And even if it does prove anything, the Texans are awful. So what, you know, if the Broncos are also awful. That's why the Texans were favored to win this game.
But every time they adjust their argument Tebow moves further down the field, powering through his haters like they stood between him and the goal line. Already the college debate that lasted for three years -- could Tebow win in the NFL? -- has shifted to, how many games can Tebow win in the NFL? The answer? A ton. Make no mistake about it, quarterbacks passing for 300 yards in their rookie season are rare, no matter who the NFL competition is.

In fact, here's a list of Super Bowl winning NFL quarterbacks who didn't manage that feat in their first year: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Drew Brees and Brett Favre.

Here's a list of Super Bowl winning quarterbacks from the past 20 years who threw for 300 or more yards in their second career start.

That would be zero.

Not a one.

And, oh by the way, Bronco fans, need a guy who also threw for 300 yards in the second-to-last game of his rookie season? Guy by the name of John Elway.

Pretty good company, right?

Mine eyes have seen the Tebow and as much as it drives his haters crazy, you ain't seen nothing yet. But what you have seen is something the haters said you'd never see, Tebow with a win as a starting quarterback in the NFL.

Whole story here.

And another good one here.

The only thing about Tebow getting the start so late in the season, is that we didn't get to see him progress.  What we will get is another very long off season of speculation of whether he can really be a winning NFL quarterback.  More fun!  Meanwhile, we expect #15 jersey sales to continue along with sales of Jockey and FRS drinks!

Let the games begin!


Monday, December 27, 2010

Tebow to start in final game

Tebow will start the finale vs. San Diego!

Woody Paige sees the Broncos future inTebow

Woody Paige sees the future of the Broncos in Tebow.

The players sort of put up with, and were humored by, Tebow in training camp and through the season. They cut his hair into a monk style. When every drill ended with wind sprints, Tebow would lap the field — and Kyle Orton and others would stand off and laugh at him. When Tebow sold all the jerseys and got all the endorsements, they were envious — and made snide remarks.

But he just kept on working, learning and waiting. To the disbelievers and garbage mouths, Tebow says, "God bless."

This had become the land of disenchantment for professional football.
Sunday was one small step for a young man, one giant leap for man-, woman- and children-kind in Colorado.
When was the last time the Broncos felt this good?

"We haven't forgot how good it feels when you win," Lloyd said. A comeback instead of a throw-away. Tebow and Elway together, a new regime on the way for the new year.

And because it will always be funny...

Tebow to Gaffney, Gator to Gator

The play of the game was the game ending interception by Syd'Quan Thompson after Tebow's go ahead TD run. But the play that started all the momentum for the comeback win was the Tebow to Gaffney 50 yd throw.  Gator to Gator.  Go Gators!  Go Broncos!

Click photo for the video of the play.

Broncos and fans enjoy home win

Yesterday's fourth quarter win seems to have energized the Broncos and fans alike. 

Clare Foote, a longtime season-ticket holder from Fort Collins (and pictured above), bought three navy blue Tebow jerseys as soon as they went on sale — one for her, one for her granddaughter and one for her friend Fran VanEron, who has accompanied her to Broncos games for nearly 30 years. They were at the old Mile High Stadium together for John Elway's first NFL start, and they have similar hopes for Tebow.
"He's a leader," Foote said. "He's going to be like Elway."

And what did Tebow think of the crowd?

"The adrenaline high, and the crowd and the come- from-behind win, it was a lot of fun," Tebow said. "My first time to be able to play at Mile High, and the way the fans were supporting us and behind us the whole game, and to be able to come from . . . I think we were down 17-0 . . . to win the game was pretty cool."

Read more: Tebow pumping passion back into Broncos fans 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Quote of the Day

"No, I'm not a very big trash talker.  I might throw in a 'God Bless' or 'good game' or something like that, but no, I don't talk too much trash."

Tebow's post game presser  here.

Luke 2:10-11

Game Day Verse: Luke 2:10-11

Broncos - Texans Game day verse:

Luke2:10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

Support the Tim Tebow Foundation

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Quote of the Day

And I will tell you this: Tim Tebow is like Tim Cratchit — a genuine gem. And there's been no one else like him in Denver.

Woody Paige waxes sentimental over Tebow and the orphans in the Philippines. 

Merry Christmas! and May God bless us everyone!


Nativity Story

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Hey Tim Tebow, welcome to the FRS team!!"  Lance Armstrong

Tebow signs new endorsement deal

Tim Tebow signs a deal to endorse FRS Health Energy drinks.

“I use their products regularly and can honestly say that I believe FRS has helped me perform at my best on and off the field,” Tebow said, in a statement. “I look forward to sharing my FRS story with fans and spreading the word on this amazing brand.”

More here.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tebow to start against Houston

Interim Head Coach Studesville just stated at the Monday press conference that Tebow will start against Houston on Sunday.

"We felt that Tim played well yesterday, ran our offensive effectively ... and Kyle is still rehabbing."
"He is a tremendous leader...matched by his caliber as a player."

Quote of the Day

 “To be honest, that was a mistake on my part. I was supposed to hand it to Buck, and I ran it. It ended up working,” Tebow said. “It was a draw, and I was supposed to hand it to [Correll Buckhalter]. I thought it was the Q Draw and I just ran it. Buck went up and led for me and made a good block and I cut off his block and we scored.”

Good on Tebow to sheepishly admit the mistake when it would have been so easy for him to boast.

Video of the run here. Presser below.

David Nelson's Jersey


Last night, former Gator, David Nelson made the offer of signing his jersey and returning it to anyone who sent it to him.  Don't believe us?  See for yourself.

You can order them here
(@DavidNelson86 don't forget to put NFLEXTRA20 in the promo code for 20% off :))

And do the guy a favor, send your 86 jersey with a self addressed return envelope with return postage paid.

Mail them to David Nelson
c/o Buffalo Bills
1 Bills Drive
Orchard Park, NY 14127


Can't Miss Plays

Tebow's TD pass to Lloyd

And the 40yd TD run.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tim Tebow's eye black, no, arm band

Forgive us, but we're not changing the website name.
Well played, Tim. Very well played.

Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Tebow Returns!

Would have much prefered that the Broncos won, but, WOW, it was good to see Tebow  play again!
Tebow also made a return to Google Trends.

In his first start Tebow is second only to Elway in rushing yards as a Broncos QB and  is the third player in NFL history, first rookie, with a 30+ yard pass and 40+ yard rush TD in the same game.  
Can you say #timtebowcant?

More tomorrow!  Enjoy your evening TeBroncos!

Tebow scores!

Look familiar?

In the first quarter Tebow rushed for a 40 yd TD on 3rd and 24.  Then threw for a 33yd TD.

Tebow is the 5th rookie QB in the NFL since 2000 (first-ever Bronco) with multiple games posting both passing and rushing TD.

More from the Denver Post here.

Eye black for the Oakland game, Psalm 23:4

Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Rain Forecasted for Broncos Raiders game

Forecast calls for rain in Oakland, lots of rain.  And the last time our boy played in the rain...Let's hope today is as memorable!

"I love playing in the rain"

Tebow to get first start?

Tebow to get first start today against the Raiders?

More on that, and the very interesting graphic on the left, from the Denver Post  here.

It's official, Tebow to start

Game day eye black verse here.

Photo Illustration here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Quote of the Day

“I’ve had the privilege of talking to Will and gotten to know him. From playing against him, talking to him and watching him, you can see his passion, determination and will to win. He’ll make Gator Nation  proud and will bring Florida football back to its glory days.”

Tim Tebow


Monday, December 13, 2010

Quote of the Day

When I asked him about not being given a chance to play in another routine blowout by the opposition, the always politically correct Tebow uttered his favorite line: "I'm competitive."

Then I asked how he would feel if he doesn't play in the remaining three games.

Get ready for some serious controversy.

"It would be a lost opportunity," Tebow said.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Welcome Coach Muschamp

Will Muschamp hired as next Gator head coach

“This is a dream come true to be the head coach of the Florida Gators,” said Muschamp according to an official release from the University of Florida. “I grew up watching the Gators and whatever other SEC team was on television. I have great memories watching SEC football with my father on Saturdays and playing football in the back yard with my two brothers right here in Gainesville.”

He continued, “I’m eager to get to work and represent this great institution. I’m very thankful for the opportunity given to me by President Dr. Bernie Machen and Athletic Director Jeremy Foley. I promise to bring a tremendous amount of passion and energy to work every day and my goal is to have our team bring the same type of attitude in everything we do both on and off the field. I want our team to play hard, with relentless effort and with toughness. We want to make the Gator Nation proud.”

Read more

Friday, December 10, 2010

Lee Corso Honored At The 2010 College Football Awards

Tebow talks all things football

- On if he’s ready for more playing time: “I’m a very competitive person and I love playing the game of football, so any opportunity that I get I would love it. But whatever I can do to help the team on or off the field, I’m going to do it.”

- On Urban Meyer’s decision to leave coaching: “I’ve talked to him pretty much every day, multiple times. I’m proud of him. It takes a lot to leave something that you love like that, like coaching, like the University of Florida, but he knew what the right thing was to do for him and no one else knew that except for him. He just wanted to spend more time with his family, and that was the most important thing to him, and I thought that was great. I respect him even more for making a decision like that.”

- Tebow declined to share his vote for the Heisman Trophy, but he said he took the voting process seriously: “I believe the Heisman is one of the most prestigious awards out there in the US. I took it seriously. I looked around at all the different athletes and I thought there were some qualified players. I felt like I voted for the best player.”

- Tebow said he based his vote on on-field performance. He said he didn’t know specifics about Auburn’s Cam Newton (who was Tebow’s teammate at Florida for two years) other than what has been reported. “and I just look on the field. I look at what their team would be like without that player, how valuable that player is to their team, a lot of different things like that.”

- Tebow was a part of the last three Heisman ceremonies, which will take place Saturday in New York City. “Being there the last three years, I guess I’m supposed to be on a flight to NY, that’s what my body’s telling me,” Tebow said. “Its very exciting for those nominees, and they’re going to have a great time. It’s going to be surreal for all of them and overwhelming for one.”

More here.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tebow vs. Newton

Dan Shanoff  had a very interesting discussion with Bomani Jones yesterday on who was the better athlete, or who had the best season, Tim Tebow in 2007 or Cam Newton in 2010.  And it is well worth a listen.

Newton's season this year was remarkable and it is completely fair to say, season to season, he could be a better player than Tebow.  On paper he did have a better season than Tebow did in 2007.  Shanoff and Jones also discussed each player in terms of the on and off the field mythologies and what impact that has on both of  their legacies.  

But a point that neither commented on was how difficult it is to be a trailblazer.  Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile and then very quickly others did as well. Breaking the barrier is the real story, and the real triumph, not if other runners are ultimately better athletes, or even men, than Bannister is or was.

Tebow not only broke the Heisman ceiling for Sophomores winning the prize, but broke it by being  the first player to break the 20-20 barrier (20 rushing TDs and 20 passing TDs in a single season).  Knowing that it could be done made it easier for Newton to follow because he and his play callers knew that such a style of play for a QB was possible.  Sometimes being the trailblazer is the more difficult thing because you don't "know" if it can be done or if such limits should even be tested. Tebow accomplished it with arguably less natural talent, and that in the end is all the more amazing.

The 20-20 benchmark and the style of play we see in both Tebow and Newton as QBs may become a new norm of sorts because kids believe it is possible, and their coaches as well, but it is also now a tangible goal the next young "Tebow" or "Newton" can aspire to achieve.   Instead of thinking of Tebow as a once in a generation player, hopefully we can think of him as being a trailblazer and benchmark for a whole new level of play.

And because it is still fun to watch. Imagine what it would have been like watching them together in 2009 at Florida.

Godspeed Cam.  And may another son of a preacher who wants to play QB, and truck his way to the end zone, find his way to Florida again.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tebow's statement regarding Meyer's resignation

Tebow's statement regarding Coach Meyer's resignation:

“It was the opportunity of a lifetime to play for a man who will be remembered as one of the greatest football coaches of all time. But Coach Meyer was more than just a coach to me—He was a father figure who cared about me as a person and taught me valuable lessons that I will never forget.

“I respect that Coach Meyer had the courage to make the decision that was right for himself and his family. He will be blessed and better off for it. I am truly glad that he’s happy and no matter what, we both will be Gators for the rest of our lives.

“While change is never easy, the University of Florida will find the right head coach to continue its proud football tradition and will have the full support of Gator Nation. I wish Coach Meyer and his family all the best going forward, and they will always be a big part of my life.”

More at Denver Post.

Urban Meyer steps down

“I have been a Division I football coach for the last 25 years and, during that time, my primary focus has been helping my teams win titles,” Meyer said. “I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, and I am a fierce competitor to my core. At this time in my life, however, I appreciate the sacrifices my 24/7 profession has demanded of me, and I know it is time to put my focus on my family and life away from the field. The decision to step down was a difficult one.

“But after spending more than two decades motivating and celebrating the young men I’ve been so proud to coach, I relish the opportunity to cheer for my three terrific kids as they compete in their own respective sports. I know how fortunate I am to be in a position to make this choice and to have a family that is as loving and supportive as my amazing wife and children have always been.”

More here.

Dont' Count Tebow Out

I have heard it all since McDaniels was let go concerning Tebow. Ideas that he will be traded or even cut. I don’t buy any of it, because that isn’t how you develop first round talent. You don’t discard top draft picks—because it can damage a franchise. They are an investment, and that means you spend extra time working with them, and in reality, providing them with more opportunities.

One of the first priorities when that new Broncos’ staff is put together should be to find a talented—and young—QB coach who is going to work endless hours with Tebow. Everything from footwork, to ball placement, route progressions, eyes, understanding defensive schemes, etc. On the field and in the classroom the entire offseason—everyday. Find a way to make it happen. It isn’t going to be easy and the new Denver staff will have to break him down, but it has to be done.

Full Story here.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

McCallin' It Like I See It

A story you'll want to read all the way through:

I’ve come across plenty of interesting athletes in four and a half years working at the Alligator, but one stands far above the rest.

He never gave any dramatic post-game speeches. He never had thousands chanting his name.
But I’ll never forget him, and I’ll never forget the life lesson he taught me.
It’s a story I’ve told many times to stay awake on road trips, and in my final column for the Alligator, I’m going to share the time-consuming tale of my friend K.K., the UF swimmer, with you.

Click here for the rest of the story. Really, you don't want to miss this one.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Quote of the Day

"Thank you for everything you did for me Coach McDaniels, including drafting me into this great organization. I wish you nothing but the best."

Quote of the Day: We haven't even thought about that.

Sunday, I asked McDaniels if he would finally consider giving increased playing time to Tebow, who leads all league quarterbacks in the little-known category of jersey sales to touchdown passes ratio.
"We haven't even thought about that. I think all of those conversations will be had going forward, but nobody's put any effort toward that yet," McDaniels replied.

 At least we aren't the only ones shaking our heads.

But hey, at least the beard is back.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Beemer up for Rudy Award

Florida redshirt senior Gary Beemer was nominated Thursday for the Rudy Award, the Rudy Foundation announced.

The award honors student-athletes who demonstrate exemplary character, courage, contribution and commitment as members of their collegiate football teams.
Beemer, of Valrico, is a defensive lineman who enrolled at Florida in the August of 2006 and walked on to the football team in March of 2008. He has earned "Scout Team Player of the Week" honors on two different occasions for his dedication to the team and hard work in practice.