I know Tim Tebow must be frustrated that he hasn’t found the right team yet and is still searching. Here’s the advice I would give to Tim as he waits for his new team.
Buzzys Says : i went to a church in Orange Park Fl this morning out of 41 people I ask who wanted T2 to sign with the Jaguars 10 said Yes and 31 Said No they would stand with Caldwell and Gus
By Greg Garrison
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, known for his outspoken Christian faith, will headline a Birmingham men’s retreat on Father’s Day weekend at the BJCC.
Tebow will speak at the Gridiron Men’s Conference set for June 14-15 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center.
The two-day event will also feature other speakers including best-selling author Josh McDowell, Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy and author and speaker Phil Waldrep, with worship led by Charles Billingsley. Organized by Phil Waldrep Ministries, the Gridiron Men’s Conference is committed to spiritual growth through discipleship, accountability and worship.
“Gridiron is more than a gathering or a concert,” said Phil Waldrep, founder of the ministry behind the conference. “Gridiron is a worship experience created by men, for men. This will be a truly remarkable Father’s Day weekend event for men of all ages.”
Tebow, 25, has always been outspoken about his evangelical faith. He rose to stardom as a quarterback with the University of Florida, where he won the Heisman in 2007 and guided the Gators to a national championship.
He often wore eye black with references to biblical verses, such as “John 3:16″ during the 2009 BCS Championship game. In 2010, the NCAA banned messages on eye paint.
The Denver Broncos drafted Tebow in the first round of the NFL draft in 2010, the 25th overall pick. In 2011, the Broncos started the season a dismal 1-4, but then Tebow took over as starter and led them to the playoffs with a series of dramatic wins. The Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the playoffs, Denver’s first playoff victory since 2005.
After the season, the Broncos traded Tebow to the New York Jets, where he seldom played. The Jets released Tebow this year and he’s currently an unrestricted free agent.
Even with limited playing time, Tebow was often a focus of attention, with his on-field praying style mimicked and dubbed “Tebowing.”
Waldrep said that the Gridiron Men’s Conference, now in its third year, will focus on what it means for men to “stand for the cause of Christ.” Speakers’ messages will focus on how to take a stand in different areas of life: in the face of adversity, in the church, in the workplace and in the home.
For more information about the conference or to purchase tickets, visit GridironMen.org.
No Pro Sports League has done a better job of manipulating the Fans’ Passions better than the National Football League. More than a few people have asked me why I’ve made such a big deal out of the League’s treatment of Tim Tebow. The reason is simple. It sums up in a big fat nutshell, its treatment of all of the Fans.
The arrest and subsequent release by the Team of Seattle Seahawk Back-Up QB Josh Portis now has some speculating on whether the Pacific Northwest might now be Tebow Central. Oh, but it’s a Small Market. The “Circus” might be smaller and containable. Containable. Controllable. Managing Mediocrity. That’s the Name of the Real Game in Today’s NFL where Parity is just another way of saying an equal distribution of sloppy, lousy, unexciting, uninspiring Football.
At latest count, 72% of NFL Players will declare Bankruptcy within 3 years of leaving the League. In total, almost 90% of NFL Players face serious trouble in some form shortly after putting up the cleats. Divorce, Bankruptcy, Substance Abuse problems, Jail. And en ever-growing number aren’t even waiting for Retirement these days before tasting the fruits of the dark side. But Tim Tebow’s “Cult-Like” Following is the “Circus”.
A League that makes Rob Gronkowski apologize for Partying with Fans, yet does nothing when Players curse out those Fans, is so thoroughly lost it’s almost hard to imagine how it will ever find its way.
But that’s not at all the true problem. It’s that nobody wants to talk about the true problems. Teams finally, grudgingly began to admit that the “problem” with Tim Tebow is that he’s “too popular to sign”. If anything better says the League has allowed its Control-Freak Nature to completely Trump its Good Sense, I don’t know what it would be.
I’ve called for Tebow Fans to Stand Up…Don’t Cower. That’s what the NFL GM’s and Owners are doing. But folks say “Oh, that will infuriate them even more.” Good. Maybe the Owners will wake up and start turning some of their fury where it should be. At how completely lost the League has become on their Watch. Like NBC’s Arrest Watch for NFL Players. Something they do for No Other League. When the NBA has been surpassed in the Bad Boy League Dept, that alone should have told the NFL it needs to get its act together…and fast.
What does the NFL do instead? Work to marginalize the one Player who SHOULD be the Face of the League. The other Faces the League’s shown lately are really ugly. And getting uglier by the day.
Now NY Jets newest Phenom, Geno Smith, has signed on Roc Nation to be his Agents. Why? Because, despite having no dealings with the NFL, they’re Jay-Z’s Agency. They’re not even trying to hide this stuff anymore. Like the look Football Fans? Cause you’re going to get a whole lot more of it.
But hey, at least it’s not that Tebow Circus.
Buzzy Says : Here is Brandi to pick on some more.
By Vinnie Iyer Sporting News
Tim Tebow, free-agent NFL quarterback, has a big fan in Walker, Texas Ranger.
With Tebow still looking for a job in football, actor/marital arts legend Chuck Norris has written him a recommendation letter of sorts. In a column for a non-profit site called Newsbusters, Norris posted a column endorsing Tebow as what he calls a UCP: An Ultimate Clutch Player.
Tim Tebow has a big fan in Chuck Norris. (AP Photo)Norris spun off the term from UFC, the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Part of the reason he likes Tebow is that’s he a different kind of fighter — a “warrior” and “leader” who, to him, is like a young Norris.
“Tebow is a player who rises to the occasion and delivers big in critical moments,” Norris wrote. “He reminds me of myself when I used to compete in martial arts.”
Norris also suggests that the Jacksonville Jaguars should sign Tebow, although the organization and its diehard fans don’t have any interest in Tebow playing for the team. He points out the usual facts, that Tebow is a winner “plain and simple” from the University of Florida who hails from the state of Florida. To make his point clearer, he says if the Jaguars go for Tebow, they would be meeting the challenge of words Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
While Tebow, the former New York Jets and Denver Broncos player, still has many fans, there’s little interest among NFLs team to add him at this point in the offseason. No word if Tebow is working out with Total Gym to keep himself in game shape.
By Josh Folck | The Express-Times
Matt Scott. Thaddeus Lewis. Caleb TerBush. Brad Sorensen. Aaron Corp.
Who are these names listed above? Well, apparently they are better quarterbacks than Tim Tebow.
All of these obscure players are currently listed as quarterbacks on NFL rosters. But the Heisman Trophy winner who has a playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on his resume is not.
View full sizeQuarterback Tim Tebow speaks to the Economic Club of Southwest Michigan on May 9 at the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College near Benton Harbor, Mich.
AP/South Bend Tribune | JAMES BROSHER
How is this possible? Just over a year ago Tebow was turning around the Broncos and leading them to a playoff win. Now he can’t even find a job in the NFL?
He played only 73 offensive plays for the New York Jets last season so that really shouldn’t be a factor. So what is it then? Are teams afraid he will cause too much of a media circus? Are his strong religious beliefs hurting his chances of catching on with another NFL team?
I’m not sure. But I’m positive Tebow should be ahead of the likes of Scott, Lewis, TerBush, Sorensen and Corp. And even if some talent evaluators say he is not, then I’m sure a competitor and a guy who has proven to be a winner like Tebow could be a valuable asset in a team’s locker room, even if he isn’t playing quarterback.
It’s really nice of teams like the Philadelphia Soul and Omaha Beef to have interest in Tebow. But honestly, he deserves better than that. The letters sewn on his jersey should be NFL, not AFL or CPIFL.
By Mike Chiari
Josh Portis Released By Seattle Seahawks After DUI Arrest Gives Tim Tebow A Chance To Join Roster And Take Negative Media Attention Away From Pete Carroll?(tks Larry)
The arrest of backup quarterback Josh Portis has resulted in his released, according to CBS Sports, and now the Seahawks will likely bring in another quarterback to fill his roster and one intriguing option could be Tim Tebow, as he could take some of the negative attention off of head coach Pete Carroll after the arrest and Bruce Irvin’s suspension.
Tebow is still a free agent and his squeaky clean image could be something that the Seahawks are interested in and since it isn’t a major market there is a chance that the media attention wouldn’t be as psychotic as it is in other places. Russell Wilson is the locked in starter and he could help bring a nice positive influence to the roster depending on what the team would want.
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Portis was taken in on May 5 and will be arraigned on May 28 for his arrest, for which he was driving over 80 mph when pulled over in a 60 mph zone and he was tested with blood alcohol concentration readings of .092 and .078, while the legal limit is .080. Portis was charged with a charged with a gross misdemeanor and the officers noticed that he had an odor and bloodshot eyes.
The defense is a key part of the team and the loss of Irvin may hurt, but not too much, as the team already signed Cliff Avril, Tony McDaniel and Michael Bennett in the offseason after dealing with an injury to Chris Clemons. Irvin had some character issues coming out of college but the Seahawks took him anyway and this may be a consequence of that. The team is ready to make a big run with Russell Wilson and they also acquired Percy Harvin in a trade.
Irvin became the fifth player suspended for PED use on the team over the past three years, the most in the league, and adding to it was backup quarterback Josh Portis being arrested for suspicion of DUI. Portis was arrested on May 5 for driving under the influence and was caught going 80 in a 60 mph zone.
Portis was signed to a two year contract in April and he was expected to compete for the position. He played on the roster in 2011 and was on the practice squad last year. The team is starting organized activities this week and Portis could miss out on some prime workouts. The Seahawks are a sexy Super Bowl pick after trading for Percy Harvin and signing Cliff Avril and maybe now Tebow can get into the fold due to the arrest. After having five players suspended over the past two years, there is a chance that the Seahawks may want to change things up and swapping in Tebow for Portis would do just that.
The arrest took place before 9:30 pm on the day in question exiting the Mount Baker Tunnel on eastbound I-90 in a 2008 Range Rover and Portis was expected to compete for the backup position with Brady Quinn and Jerrod Johnson, but now maybe Pete Carroll and jump out of the box and bring in someone like Tebow for a workout or a roster spot.
Simon Veness tries to make sense of the spluttering career of American footballer Tim Tebow. In the first of two parts, our American blogger explores the history and hysteria