Tim Tebow is portrayed as mature beyond his years. And in many ways he is. But even the great Tebow can still fall prey to the temptations on a 22-year-old with money.
According to reports, Tebow has already blown through his $2.5 million signing bonus on various worldwide charity organizations focusing on famine, education and home-building.
"Hey, it's his money now and he can do with it what he'd like," said Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels. "But, sure, you'd like to see a bit more responsiblity and discretion from someone you hope will become a leader of the team. I've seen a lot of young players go broke being stupid. I hope he doesn't do the same."
Tebow admits it may have been a little foolish to blow through $2.5 million in 24 hours.
"The money was burning a hole through my pocket," he said. "I just wanted to help people. There are so many people in need who can't afford a delay in aid. But, sure, if I had more time, I might have researched some of the charity organizations a little more to make sure all of the money will be used in the best possible way."
Not all of Tebow's bonus went to charity, however. The quarterback also used some of the money for personal use a down payment on a luxurious downtown Denver loft apartment. He plans to live there until he completes the renovations needed to make it into a soup kitchen, one he hopes will be the nices soup kitchen in the United States if not the world.
"I have been blessed with this money and I want to help others," he said. "I don't need this bonus. I can easily live off of my regular salary. That's what I'll use to pay my mortgage, get a car, and finance my addiction to hookers."
A GameStop in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, switched out the cover of the new EA Sports' NCAA Football 11 with one featuring Tim Tebow crying.
Turns out they changed the back cover, too.
The Denver Broncos made Tim Tebow a surprise 25th pick of the 2010 NFL Draft. Tebow and head coach Josh McDaniels say they forged a memorable bond when they met for 15 minutes at the NFL Combine in February.
Below is Tebow's quote recalling that fated face-to-face.Just like his wordsafter Florida's loss to Ole Miss in 2008, they will be preserved forever. God bless.
The Denver Broncos provided the shock of the first round of the NFL Draft, using the 25th pick of the draft to select an inspirational mascot: Tim Tebow. It's the first time a team has taken a mascot in the history of the draft.
"I just want to work hard and be a role model," said Tebow. "I want to do whatever is asked of me and just show my passion for the game of football and for this team."
The San Diego Chicken himself couldn't have said it better. And Tebow will follow through.He is expected to sell tons of merchandise, get casual fans throughout the Rockies interested in the Broncos, and also appear at numerous charity and community events.
"We didn't think there were any guaranteed star players available at No. 25 so we decided to go this route," said Broncos team president Pat Bowlen. "It was either bring in Tebow or get a dance team. We decided Tebow was the best option. The insurance premiums on even a 10-girl dance team are pretty high. And most dance teams are 12 or 16 girls. Tim is just one mascot. And, who knows maybe we can teach him to dance, too."
But the Broncos think Tebow is more than just someone who fires up the fans they want him to make an impact on the field, too.
"I definitely think Tebow will help us on the field," said Broncos cornerback and team leader Champ Bailey. "Anything that get fans more into the game, gets them cheering louder that energy is passed down to us players. He can be like our new Barrel Man."
Head coach Josh McDaniels says he can't wait to get Tebow out on the field to see what he can do.
"I am so excited about this pick," he said. "Can you imagine it? Tebow dropping back to throw? That hilarious motion of his? Launching tee-shirts wildly into the crowd? It's going to be so awesome. And so funny. He will be an instant crowd favorite. Would I have liked a player who can come right in and play? Sure. But we play for the fans, and this pick is all for them."
My god. I wish this was a joke. But you know that new throwing motion of Tim Tebow's? Well, it was doing well at first. But I guess like an organ transplant, after a while it didn't take and now it's it's just it's horrible. Just horrible.
The NCAA has banned players from putting messages on eye black, starting this season.
Many are calling the new mandate the Tim Tebow Rule, after the player who famously scrawled Bible verses on the strips of black adhesive under his eyes.
So with the new rule in place, lets look back at Tebow's six most memorable eye black messages.
Tim Tebow only got a 22 on his Wonderlic exam, the intelligence test NFL teams administer to prospects at the NFL combine.
He scored 22 out of 50 a lower score than those of Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy and Jimmy Clausen. It's also two points below the 24 average for quarterbacks.
Tim Tebow below average? All hope is lost.
There has to be some sort of explanation for this. And there is. SportsPickle was able to obtain a copy of Page 1 of Tebow's Wonderlic exam, and it's obvious the questions were biased against him.
The NFL combine has begun. While scouts will break down every little thing about each player how fast he runs, how high he jumps, how he conducts himself in an interview they should not forget to mine the valuable football information that comes from photos.
Today SportsPickle presents the photo scouting report on Tim Tebow, QB, Florida.
A scientific survey conducted after Tim Tebow's anti-abortion ad aired during the Super Bowl showed that the spot was remarkably convincing to male viewers. In fact, 99-percent of males said it convinced them to never have an abortion.
"No way. That's a human life. A human life that could grow into a star quarterback," said one survey respondent. "I don't care what a doctor said or how inconvenient it might be, I would give birth to my baby. And then I would find a great woman to raise it."
Prior to the ad airing, most male viewers said they were mixed on the issue of abortion, with a majority saying "it wasn't really up to them." But by the time the 30-second spot ended, those viewpoints had drastically changed.
"I don't know. They made some good points," said a survey participant. "And since we don't really know exactly when life begins, shouldn't we err on the side of preventing abortions. Also, who wouldn't want to have a baby with Tim Tebow's mom? She was pretty hot for an older lady."
Only one male viewer who was surveyed said the ad made them support abortion.
"I'm a dude. If I had a baby in me, I would want to cut it out ASAP," he said. "That's freaky. Why would I keep it? Gross, man. I'd get rid of it before the government started doing all kinds of weird tests on me."
The survey also found that the Tebow commercial had zero impact on female viewers.