Monday, April 26, 2010

Tebow's first goal to win respect of coaches and teammates



Mike Florio might be coming around to our point of view:

Tebow has a plan for winning the affection of the rest of the organization. "I'm going to have one goal and that goal is to earn the respect of my teammates and coaches," Tebow said. "That's the only goal I have. It's not to be the starting quarterback right now, it is to earn their respect, because when you earn respect from people, then they begin to like you, and then they believe in you, and then they begin to love you, and then you have a team that is united and cares about each other more than anything else.

"Then you go out there and you play for each other, you play for your coaches and you win championships."

Whether the last part happens remains to be seen. But we're not ready to bet against the Broncos, or against Tebow.


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Will Radio Host be fired over Tebow comments?


USA Today poses the question of whether a Radio Talk Show host should be fired for inflammatory comments against Tebow in the same manner that Don Imus was fired for his remarks.

Where is the line on turning the other cheek and holding people accountable for their actions?

Here is what a Boston radio host said about Tim Tebow and the people who joined the Florida quarterback on draft-night.

"It looked like some kind of Nazi rally...so lily-white is what I'm trying to say. Yeah, Stepford Wives."

Comparing anyone to Nazis is never a good idea but is this just stupid broadcasting or a firing offense?

Fred Toettcher, known as the "Toucher" on 98.5 The Sports Hub, a CBS owned station, is probably going to find out.

David Whitley, columnist for AOL FanHouse wrote:

I don't think one stupid statement should get somebody fired, whether it's Imus calling Rutgers players "nappy-headed ho's" or some sports jock trying to be witty.

More importantly, you can be sure Tebow would be willing to turn the other cheek. I wish studio snipers like Toettcher would actually meet their victims before turning them into Nazi jokes.

But my opinion, your opinion and Tebow's opinion shouldn't count. What matters is whether CBS and others are going to be consistent. If not, this will be great fodder for Rush Limbaugh and anyone who likes to bash double standards and political correctness.

When CBS President Leslie Moonves fired Imus, he said "There has been much discussion of the effect language like this has on our young people, particularly young women of color trying to make their way in this society."

Are young men of non-color less important?



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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Eye Black Challenger: Mike W.

Last season's Brandon Marshall Broncos jersey: $35 on clearance.

Removing "MARSHALL" from the back:... $A little effort.

Having graphics company put "TEBOW" on the back: $15.

Owning a Tim Tebow Broncos jersey : Priceless :)











And if you live in JAX, the jerseys are on sale in the Avenues Mall at Football Fanatics. Then mosey on down to
Ocean Air Graphics to have "Tebow" put on. And while you're waiting, you can even stop by Palm Beach Autographs and browse Gators sports memorabilia. And btw, Percy Harvin will be signing on May 15.

Go Gators! Go Broncos!




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NFL Icon Watch: Tebow = Fedex




Ha. Mel Kiper gives the Broncos a C- on drafting Tebow. Well, as the story goes, a Yale professor gave Fred Smith a C on his paper which was the birth of Fedex.

Wouldn't it be great if Fedex picked up Tebow as a pitchman? (Even though they sponsor Washington.)

And by the way, we didn't bother to link to Kiper's story. We all already know what he thinks.


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Photo of the Day: New Tebow fans



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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Gator + Bronco = Bron-cooper




The photoshop department at TEB made this fine illustration for us all.

Gator + Bronco = Bron-cooper, otherwise known as Riley Gator.

Any ideas for a TeBronco logo? Email us.


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Nuggets' Chauncey Billups a Tebow fan

Chauncey Billups, of the Denver Nuggets, is now a Tebow fan and is just the latest in a chorus of fellow athletes and pundits impressed not only with Tebow's passion as a player but like him and want him in his city for his good character as well.

Chauncey Billups — No. 1 in your program and the No. 1 Broncos fan — admitted to being "surprised" at the orange- and-blue's pick of quarterback Tim Tebow, but he's on board with the selection, particularly from a character standpoint.

Billups, one of the best leaders in sports and a player of high character, took a moment to talk about why selecting a solid person is just as important as ability.

"I think that definitely should get some consideration, when you talk about the character of a person," Billups said. "The one thing we all know is he's a winner. He's a winner, and he has the guts to go compete. And that right there deserves a lot of consideration as well. So everything else is just working and developing the right skill set that can make you great. But he has all of the other things in place. It's just we're going to have to see if he's ready to get on that field.

"I was a little surprised, but that's why I'm not in football. They know more than I know."



Full story here.

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NFL Icon Watch



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Friday, April 23, 2010

Tebow Broncos Press Conference



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Tebow to wear 15

Tebow with his 2010 Draft Jersey.

Tebow will wear no. 15

















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Tebow is glad to still be "rockin' the orange and blue!"

Money Quote: It's still nice to be rocking the orange and blue (1:22)

Tebow burns up Google for Day 2




Tebow and Tim Tebow Broncos Jersey are the Hot Topic and Hot Search for today.

The NFL jersey is here, but it is a No. 1.

Or customize your own Tim Tebow Broncos Jersey here.
(And maybe we'll finally get to see Tebow in Orange!)


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NFL Icon Watch: The Drudge Report



Tebow makes his second appearance on the Drudge Report.
Click the photo for the link.


h/t JC

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The Exceptionalism of Tim Tebow



Dan Shanoff has a good piece on the TimTeblog on Tebow "exceptionalism" and he starts the discussion off with our #TimTebowcant meme.

It is a day for a little Tebow triumphalism.

So many doubted that Tim Tebow would be -- or could be -- a 1st-round NFL Draft pick. Settled.

In fact, the most prescient analysis on the day of the draft came from the group of Tebow fans on Twitter who were contributing to the
#timtebowcant topic. It was a quick-hit history lesson on all of the things over the years that critics said Tebow "can't" do.

But rather than triumphalism, I want to talk about exceptionalism, because I think that is the phenomenon that best describes Tebow.


Full post here. (Link not working: http://www.timteblog.com/2010/04/exceptionalism-of-tim-tebow.html) Worth the read.

(And Dan, when do we get to hear about your meeting Tim Tebow?)


h/t SwamiGator for #TimTebowcant

Josh McDaniels and Tim Tebow

Quotes and more quotes by McDaniels and Tebow on Tebow going to the Broncos. Below are a couple to stir your curiosity, but click here for the whole lot.


McDaniels on whether Tebow's style fits the Broncos' system

"We stole a lot of (University of Florida's) plays maybe three or four years ago. They run a lot of different things. They ask their quarterback to do a lot. No college quarterback - or very few I should say - have run or done what we're going to do, or what other NFL teams do necessarily, because the game has spread out so much. There are so many different things going on right now in the college football game that maybe you don't see in the professional football league. What Tim has been asked to do - mentally, there is a lot of burden on him - same thing here. What he's been asked to do in terms of reading defenses and progressions and those types of things is similar to what he'll have to do in the National Football League. He's been well coached - I have a great deal of respect for (University of Florida Head) Coach (Urban) Meyer. I have a good relationship with (Meyer), known him for a long time and understand what (Tebow) has had to do and what he's had to learn. I don't really look at it and say, ‘His system doesn't fit our system.' No quarterback's does. I'm not really worried too much about it, I just know what he's been asked to do and what he's been able to accomplish in that system there. I won't deny that he doesn't give you an opportunity to create some un-gameplanned production, similar to (Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback) Ben Roethlisberger, or a (Washington Redskins quarterback) Donovan McNabb or someone like that where you draw the play up there on the board and all of the sudden it doesn't necessarily look as pretty as I thought it would but then he makes it work some other way - there is an element to his game like that."



On Josh McDaniels taking a chance on him

"I definitely want to repay Coach McDaniels for the faith he showed in me. I want to be a great quarterback, I want to pursue that. I've wanted to be a quarterback in the NFL for a great many years. That's my goal and has been my goal since I was 6 years old. I'm going to do whatever it takes to get there. I'm thankful to Coach McDaniels for having the strength and the voice in me, to choose me and to believe in me. I'm just thankful for that and obviously I do, for the next few years, repay him for what he did for me and believing in me. Just like it was when I was at Florida, my biggest thrill was doing things for Coach Meyer, winning championships and being able to help him. That's going to be my greatest joy in Denver is going to be to repay Coach McDaniels for believing in me. That's something that's always been very important to me, is my relationship with coaches. Our connection means more to me than anything else."


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EA NCAA Football 11 Cover Art


EA likes to mix things up. Nike jersey from Tebow's final home game against FSU but with the traditional Gator helmet. Like that the jersey is in blue and glad to see the orange helmet.





h/t The Bull Gator

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Josh McDaniels talks Tebow



Denver welcomes "Tim Tremendous"

Woody Paige, columnist for the Denver Post, heralds the Broncos' choice of Tim Tebow:

The Broncos just got Back to the Future with the Quarterback of the Future.

Tim Tremendous may be high risk, but he will be a Mile High Reward.

Timothy Richard — you may know him as Tim — Tebow is The Real Steal. On Thursday night, the Broncos became relevant again for the first time since The Quarterback of the Past, John Elway, retired after back-to-back Super Bowls.

The greatest all-time college quarterback will be a big-time quarterback in professional football.


Tim Tremendous, The Real Steal, and even the Mile High Messiah. It's already alotta fun.

Full column here.


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Tebow is a Bronco!



Broncos fans, welcome to Tebow's Eye Black! and congratulations on getting not only an excellent quarterback for your franchise but a great guy overall.

If you don't know much about Tim Tebow, please have a look at the archives of his stellar career at the University of Florida, but also what he's meant to the Gainesville community and Gator Nation at large.

And by all means, come to Florida on Sept 12, you'll get one big orange and blue welcome from the Gator Nation!

Go Gators! Go Broncos!





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Surprise! Surprise!


Click the photo for the video.

And for his reaction and interview with ESPN, click here.


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Thursday, April 22, 2010

NFL Icon Watch: Tebow goes to the Broncos in the first round



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Tebow lights up Google Trends yet again


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Congratulations Denver and the Broncos

Congrats Denver and the Broncos!

You've gotten one of the best men in America to represent your city and franchise.

Much of the Gator Nation will proudly wear orange and blue on Sundays/Mondays now too!





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Tim Tebow Drafted in First Round, to wear Orange and Blue!



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Congratulations Maurkice Pouncey!



And congrats to Zach Hatfield for announcing the pick for the Steelers!




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Congratulations Joe Haden!



Joe Haden was picked 7th by the Browns.

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We're on the clock



We're all waiting to see if this kid's dream of becoming an NFL QB comes true tonight.


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