Friday, June 24, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Book Tour Q&A

Below is an excerpt of the Q&A Tebow had with the Miami Herald for his Coral Gables book signing.  Full story here.

How has the tour affected your routine?
It’s a little different than most people think. They think you’re busy all day. But really you have a book signing for two hours. I still train all day and work out.

Why did you write this book?
So many other people have written stuff about me, and all those stories aren’t accurate. I wanted to set the record straight. But the main reason was somehow to encourage and inspire or put a smile on someone’s face, whether that’s a kid trying to follow his dream or an adult who needs a role model for his kid. To have an impact on people’s lives in a good way.

Why is being a role model so important?
It’s the most important thing to me, period. If I just play football and just try to win games and championships, if that’s all I do, then at the end of my life it’s not going to mean very much. It’s just a game. … I love it, but if you take the platform, and you can influence someone’s life and inspire them to go after their dream, then what you’re doing is worth it. You’re having a life of success and meaning.

What was it like returning to Gainesville for a signing?
It was pretty crazy, very rowdy. A lot of people showed up; they were sleeping on floors and in shopping carts. I signed the whole time, and when the time was up they told me, ‘There are another 600 people waiting,’ and I was like, ‘Well, we’re gonna be here awhile then.’ But it was cool.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Danny Wuerffel Hospitalized

On Wednesday Matt Hinton reported that Danny Wuerffel had been hospitalized with a rare autoimmune disorder, Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome, which can cause paralysis if untreated.  Below is the email prayer request sent out by Danny via Desire Street Ministries.

A prayer request on my end. I caught a stomach bug last week on our Desire Ministry retreat in Colorado and my body got screwed up fighting the virus. I didn't recover well. I started losing feeling in my legs, and then while in Montgomery this week visiting our ministry partner, Bryan Kelly, I started losing feeling and strength in my hands and arms. After a series of crazy tests all day Friday (it was actually a blessing to have been in Montgomery), I was diagnosed with Guillian Barre Syndrome a pretty dangerous type of temporary but progressive paralysis. It was my immune system overreaction to the stomach bug that started attacking my nervous system. Fortunately, it was diagnosed early and I'm on a week-long treatment that should make everything be ok.
Crazy stuff. I'm doing well and very thankful to be getting good help. I'll be in Montgomery at least until next Tuesday. Please pray for a full and hopefully quick recovery.

The Gainesville Sun has reported that he is doing well at a private facility.
Spokeswoman Sara Pace said Wuerffel initially was hospitalized in Montgomery, Ala., and later transferred to Birmingham, but is now receiving outpatient treatment at a location that the family would like to remain private. He expects to make a full recovery.
The syndrome occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks parts of the nervous system.
“Fortunately, an early diagnosis identified the disease, permitting swift medical treatment,” DSM board chair Luder Whitlock said. “Consequently, his GBS specialist expects a full recovery.

Please continue to pray for Danny, and if you'd like to know more about his ministry work and for updates on his progress, please go to

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Quote of the Day: Tebow is the New Hulk

"Tim Tebow is the New Hulk."  The Heisman Pundit

There should be no doubt that Tim Tebow has been working out - alot, and not only playing golf, in the off-season.

photo via @angel_xv

Gainesville Book Signing

(Do you think the girl with the sign has read the book?
Hint, hint, page 215.)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tebow to be in Gainesville on Thursday

Tebow will have a book signing on Thursday, June 9, at the Walmart on Archer Rd. The signing is from 6-8pm and the photo explains the rules.

Photo courtesy: JB

Monday, June 6, 2011

Tebow in the No Spin Zone

If any one doubts, or does not understand Tebow's appeal, then consider how diverse his media campaign for Through My Eyes has been.  From Jon Stewart and the Daily Show to CBN and O'Reilly's Show.  In each he was aware of his audience and was self-deprecating, enthusiastic, and/or reserved as the occasion required.  His career, both on the field and off, will probably only become more and more interesting with time.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Through My Eyes climbs to No. 6

Through My Eyes is now up to number 6 on Amazon's Bestsellers list.

Tebow's next book signing is in Gainesville on Thursday.  Details here.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Quote of the Day

"I definitely rocked that friar tuck hair cut for a little while and I think I pulled it off kinda well."

Tebow is everywhere

Tebow is making the rounds.

On Fox and Friends

Morning Joe

ESPN First Take

Tebow with Jon Stewart on the Daily Show

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tebow had a headache before 09 LSU game

Have you gotten your copy of Through My Eyes yet?

If not, here's an interesting excerpt (via OGGOA).

“I’m not going to let you play,” [Urban Meyer] said. He had tears in his eyes—he knew how much it meant to me.
“I have to play,” I responded.
He cut me off. “I keep asking myself, if you were Nate, would I let you play? I keep saying, ‘No.’ I can’t let you play.” He really wanted to win, but he was unwilling to take a chance with my health.
“But they cleared me, and I haven’t had headaches in days,” I countered. “There’s no reason for me not to play.”
“No headaches?”
“No, Coach. No headaches.” A headache had been starting to set in, but for all I know, it was from stress or a migraine, not the concussion. […]
I was praying in the locker room that the headache, which had been getting worse and worse, would simply go away. It didn’t. I could barely see by the end of the pregame warm-ups, it was hurting so badly.

What do you think?  Should Tim have played?  

And watch for Tim on the Daily Show tonight with Jon Stewart, 11pm ET on Comedy Central.

Tebow on CBN

CBN Sports’ Shawn Brown recently sat down with Tim Tebow to talk football, faith, and being a champion in both worlds.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tebow on Hannity

Tebow in Pictures

To coincide with the release of Through My Eyes, USA Today has a slide show of the "iconic" moments of Tebow's life so far.  Click the photo above for the photos.