Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Through My Eyes book tour

The Through My Eyes book tour has  started.  The remaining dates are below.
If you plan on going, get there early, or even the night before like the crowds in Jax did over the weekend.

June 4 - Denver - The Tattered Cover (4-6 pm)
June 5 - Colorado Springs - Sam's Club (4-6 pm)
June 9 - Gainesville - Walmart (6-8 pm)
June 11- Orlando - Barnes and Noble (2-4 pm)


Sunday, May 29, 2011

RIP Pvt. Lamarol Tucker

Army Private Lamarol Tucker of Gainesville was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star and  Purple Heart at his funeral on Saturday in Gainesville.

We salute and thank all members of our armed services who have served and have given the ultimate sacrifice for our safety and freedom, and pray for strength and peace for their families.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Terrell Davis Talks Tebow

Terrell Davis compares Tebow to Michael Jordan in his ability to elevate the play of his teammates.  Video here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

"Why isn't Tebow in his underwear?"

Sorry, but it was the best headline of the day.

And the Quote of the Day: “If anyone’s wondering, that’s the dress I want my future wife to wear someday

(Be careful what you ask for Tim.  Just sayin')

Tebow still working out

Last Thursday Tebow held workouts at the new D1 facility in Savannah which he co-owns with Herschel Walker.  

Story here.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Through My Eyes

Tebow's forthcoming book Through My Eyes will be out very soon.

You can pre-order a signed copy here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Want to Workout with Tebow?

If so, click the photo and enter to win the chance to workout with Tim Tebow or Herschel Walker.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tebow speaks to First Tee Students at The Players

Tuesday morning Tebow spoke to students at The Players First Tee Tuesday event.

Tebow told them the three principles which have guided his success, "Do what's right, do your best, and treat others as you would like to be treated." Tebow also announced that the inaugural Tim Tebow Foundation golf tournament raised $100,000 for The First Tee.

Tebow on Forbes Influential Athletes List

No. 10 Tim Tebow
Influential: 20%
Awareness: 19%
Like/Like a lot: 44%
Dislike/Dislike a lot: 13%
N-Score (endorsement potential): 41 (avg. athlete 14)
Tebow drops from last year, after moving on from college superstar to pro benchwarmer. But he's still well-liked for his clean-cut ways, and the curiosity over whether he'll make it big in the NFL doesn't disappear after one season.

Tim Tebow Works Out

Tim Tebow likes to workout...alot.

First time he meets new teammate, Von Miller, he says "want to workout?"

After dinner, or even at midnight, Tebow turns to his brother Robby and says, "let's go workout."

And he was tweeting and calling teammates to set up workouts last week.

But this is nothing new.  Back in high school they had to reign him in (at the 3:00 mark).

Three guesses what he's doing now while you're reading this...

Photo courtesy Dennis Adair.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Gator Trick Shots

Brodie Smith takes a tour of UF and Gainesville...and does a few trick shots with a frisbee while he's at it. Go Gators!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tim Tebow Foundation Golf Tournament Photos

Click here and here for photos of the inaugural Tim Tebow Foundation Golf Tournament.

Recap and more photos here.

And if you want to see Tebow's "hulking" golf swing....click  here.

Photo above: Orlando Sentinel

Friday, May 6, 2011

Tebow on the Dan Patrick Show

Click here to listen to Tebow's interview on the Dan Patrick Show this morning.

Quote of the Day

In Jacksonville for the @TebowFoundation Celebrity Golf Classic... see you there! To learn more click here http://bit.ly/jIPEVB #15foreKids

"Sorry for not mentioning this but the public is welcome to come out, watch and laugh as all of us try our best to post a decent score..."

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Quote of the Day

"I've heard all the stories about Tim Tebow, about how he's a team guy, how he's a leader, how he works hard, and that's what I like to think I am, too. To pair up with a team guy like that, I think the sky's the limit for us,"

[Von] Miller said after he finished signing hundreds of autographs after the luncheon, his first community appearance in Denver.

This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.  Full story here.

The good you do for others...

About this time last year who would have thought that Auburn would not only beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl, but would go on to capture the SEC its fifth consecutive National Championship in football?  Alabama was still king, fresh off their National Championship victory with the program's first ever Heisman trophy winner, Mark Ingram, and the rest of us were already growing tired of the wall to wall coverage of all things Bama and their gloating. And it was only May. 

But the unthinkable happened once the 2010 football season finally commenced.  South Carolina beat Bama, then LSU beat Bama, and finally, in arguably one the greatest comebacks in college football history, Auburn squeaked out yet another improbable win against Alabama at home with a phenom whose eligibility to play was questionable.  Bama fans went from the pinnacle of victory to the depths of defeat in one short year.  From SEC Champs, and National Champs with their first Heisman winner, to witnessing their most hated rivals winning their first National Championship in 53 years in what many consider a tainted season with a tainted Heisman winner amidst the whole Cam Newton frenzy/controversy.  It was more than some could bear.

In January 2011, Harvey Updyke, an avid Alabama fan, called the Paul Finebaum show claiming to have poisoned Auburn's beloved Toomer's Corner trees as an act of retribution against Auburn fans.  He later stated that he had "too much Bama in me."  The story became national news and shone a very ugly spotlight on the state of Alabama and the "passion" of SEC football and its rivalries in the wake of such a controversial season.

But after all this some University of Alabama law students did the "classy" thing and formed Tide for Toomer's and helped raise $50,000  to help save the trees in an act to help unify the two schools and their fans.  The photo below was taken on March 25, 2011.

Just over one month later, on April 27, the Southeast suffered one of the deadliest storm systems in American history and Tuscaloosa, home of the University of Alabama, sustained the greatest loss of life and damage. Taylor Nichols (pictured above, second from the right) lost his apartment on the same day that Auburn University sent him a letter of thanks and gratitude.

Immediately an Auburn fan, Warren Tidwell from Opelika, AL, began Toomer's for Tuscaloosa, in an effort to return the goodwill offered by Tide for Toomer's.
“A lot of people will probably ridicule this, but the last thing I want is for people to think that we’re comparing what happened in Tuscaloosa to some yahoo poisoning some trees,” Tidwell said. “But what some Alabama fans did after the Toomer’s situation was classy, and I was really touched by it and I hope this might show the rest of the nation that we’re not a bunch of Harvey Updykes down here, that the good of both fan bases far outweighs the lunatic fringe. When times are hard and things go bad, football goes out the window and we can band together and help each other out.”
“I don’t want this to be about me,” Tidwell said. “I’m just trying to help.”

And help they have.  A cursory look at the Toomer's for Tuscaloosa Facebook page shows the extent of not only their efforts but also their efficiency in getting supplies and relief to and from all across Alabama.  And what was unimaginable a year ago, and even just mere weeks ago, then happened; Two of the most hated rivals in college football united in the wake of disaster.

Why is there suffering and heartache?  No one can answer for certain.  But this is undeniable, that no matter how great the tragedy, no matter how great the evil or suffering, good is always greater.  Darkness cannot smother light, but regardless of the extent of the darkness, even the faintest ray of light will pierce it.

What else happened today? So much it is difficult to even convey. But..I can tell you this. You guys have revealed what we knew all along...people are innately good...and want to help one another...they just need an opportunity. Anyone who has ever made fun of Alabama...woah..you were wrong! LOL WDE!! RTR!!!


Quote of the Day: "Tebow-mania can resume"

Not a bad headline, or banner, from NFL.com.

 And more here from ESPN.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Quote of the Day: Why Me?

On why Tebow thinks he's been given the Superman body and the Heisman talent: "Sometimes I think, 'Why me?' -- What have I done for them to look up to me?" Tebow said he is just blessed to be in position to be a role model and spend time with people who could use a lift.

Tebow talks girlfriends, his forthcoming book, and life in Denver with First Coast News.