The Tebow Beat

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Posted 8/16/13 at 6:25 PM | CP Blogs

Tim Tebow Birthday Includes Sharing Inspiring Video; 'Dylan's W15H Experience'

Popular Christian NFL star Tim Tebow celebrated his 26th birthday on Wednesday, taking time to share with his followers on Twitter a video about a 23-year- old fan with cerebral palsy who inspired the athlete.

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"Thanks for the bday love! Check out this video about someone who really inspired me this past year. Love ya Dylan," Tebow posted.

The video tells the story of 23-year-old Dylan Brown, who prayed about meeting the NFL quarterback, and was granted that dream through W15H, the Tim Tebow Foundation outreach program.

"It's so amazing to see kids – how resilient they are, and how much, when you believe in them, they can accomplish," Tebow says in the video. "To be able to give them a brighter day and put a smile on their face – that's the most exciting things for me, to be able to build these relationships with these kids and care about them and see how amazing they really are." FULL STORY FULL POST

Posted 8/1/13 at 6:33 PM | CP Blogs

Tim Tebow: Last One on Practice Field, Signing Autographs (PHOTO)

(Photo: Ben Volin via Hootsuite)

National NFL writer at the Boston Globe, Ben Volin, is covering the New England Patriots practices. He posted Thursday on Twitter via Hootsuite:

And now Tebow is obliging the fans who patiently waited for his autograph. Practice ended 40 minutes ago http://ow.ly/i/2LJnO

Posted 7/26/13 at 12:36 PM | CP Blogs

Newspaper Gets Boston Up to Speed on Tim Tebow

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The Boston Globe assured its readers that "It’s OK Boston, we understand your confusion," in regards to why the New England Patriots signed Tim Tebow.

In an effort to get them "up to speed," the paper gave seven bullet points on Tebow facts and analysis. Two of the points were in regards to his faith

His religion and upbringing is a big part of who he is

And that, more than his football success in college, is why he has become a cultural phenomenom with a Q score similar to Michael Phelps, David Beckham, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Tebow, who grew up on a farm outside of Jacksonville, Fla., is outward about his Baptist beliefs, which play largely into his crossover celebrity. He popularized the trend of writing Bible verses on his eye black — 93 million people Googled “John 3:16” the day after he wore it in the 2009 BCS title game — famously did a pro-life commercial for Focus on the Family at the 2010 Super Bowl, and has legions of fans who will root for him no matter which team he plays for because of his strong faith. Tebow also became the face of the home-school movement. FULL POST

Posted 6/14/13 at 12:57 PM | CP Blogs

Top 5 Most Polarizing Tim Tebow Headlines

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I'm starting to get a persecution complex... not really my own, but for TIM TEBOW!

I find the running commentary on Tebow absolutely fascinating. How one man can be so criticized simply for being a lefty is remarkable. Polarizing? Well, I guess that would be only if you looked at the world as being divided by right-handed people and left-handed people.

I guess you do have to be on one team or the other... unless, of course, you are ambidextrous.

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Is Tim Tebow Really a 'Winner'?

Is Tebow a "Winner"?

The answer to this question will likely depend on your own interpretation of the word.

Analysis: Five reasons Tim Tebow will and won't succeed with Patriots FULL POST

Posted 5/27/13 at 10:52 AM | CP Blogs

Tony Dungy to Tim Tebow: The Lord Has a Good Spot for You

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"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," wrote Tony Dungy, retired NFL coach and national spokesman for All Pro Dad, in his blog.

Dungy's words come as an introduction to his short video clip on the All Pro Dad website in which he says, "Tim Tebow, I know, is really disappointed that he hasn't got it going and on a team, in a direction, knowing what locker room he is going to be in right now, but the advice I'd have for Tim is just to be patient, be faithful, the Lord has a good spot for you, He's going to give you the right situation.

"Tim's a winner. He's a guy that lifts his teammates. He lifts the spirits of any team that he's with. So he's going to find a place to go to work and he'll find the right spot and give those guys some encouragement and be a chance to be a winner. So my advice would be to just be patient, wait for the Lord to show you that right team and be ready to go," concludes Dungy. FULL POST

Posted 5/15/13 at 12:30 PM | CP Blogs

NFL Conspiracy Theory: Tim Tebow Blackballed?

Image: Tim Tebow/Twitter Profile

Though a full blown conspiracy by the NFL may be in doubt, the fact that unashamed Christian QB Tim Tebow has not been picked up by any team since he was let go by the N.Y. Jets more than two weeks ago leaves room for speculation. Regardless of whether Tebow has been blackballed from the NFL or not, teams from alternative leagues like the Arena Football League have shown an interest in him.

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By Alex Murashko

"When you commit to Tim, like Denver did the last eight games of the 2011 season, you're committing to that whole style of play. It's all or nothing. And that becomes very difficult. That's kind of not the vision of where we're headed." – Mike Lombardi, Cleveland Browns' GM

Full story at The Christian Post

Posted 3/26/13 at 3:53 PM | CP Blogs

Tim Tebow, March Madness, and Hollywood... The Beat Goes On

(Photo: Wichita State Shockers/Kellen Marshall)

It's been a busy off-season for Tim Tebow and the media is trying to keep track as best it can.

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No one seems to question Tebow's capabilities when it comes to inspirational speeches. So it was with open arms that Wichita State University men's basketball team, fresh off an upset victory over top-seeded Gonzaga during NCAA's March Madness, granted the Jets QB his request to talk to the players on their bus.

"This you will remember for the rest of your lives," said Tebow, whose plane was refueling in Wichita when the Shockers' bus arrived Sunday. "Some of you might go play in the NBA and have great lives, but this is the time you will remember … these are the special times in your lives regardless of what you do in the future."

As the result of Wichita State's 76-70 victory, the Shockers advanced to the "Sweet 16" and are scheduled to play La Salle on Thursday. The Shockers went into the tournament as a No. 9 seed. The team made five consecutive 3-pointers in the win that ousted the West Region's top seed and the nation's No. 1 team during the regular season... FULL STORY FULL POST

Posted 3/19/13 at 12:43 PM | CP Blogs

Is the NFL Convinced Tim Tebow Can't QB? Megachurch Pastor Chimes In

Pastor Miles McPherson of Rock Church in San Diego, who played defensive back for the Chargers in the early '80s, recently said that the National Football League has likely abandoned the idea of the Jets' Tim Tebow ever re-establishing himself as an NFL quarterback.

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By Alex Murashko

"It appears the NFL is convinced he can't play quarterback. From all I hear, they are convinced of that," McPherson told The Christian Post when asked about Tebow at the end of an interview discussing his new book, God in the Mirror – Discovering Who You Were Created to Be.

While admitting he has no insider information about Tebow's fate, when asked for his opinion about the evangelical Christian athlete's future in the NFL, he said, "It depends on what he wants. If he is saying, 'I'm only going to play quarterback,' it's very likely he will not play again. If he says, 'I'm willing to do something else (play another position)' then he will go some place because he is such a great leader, athlete, and competitor." FULL POST

Posted 3/18/13 at 3:10 PM | CP Blogs

AFL's Orlando Predators on Tebow: We Have a Contract Waiting For Him to Sign

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Tim Tebow is a quarterback for the New York Jets for now, but, just in case things don't work out in the NFL, the owner of an Arena Football League team has offered him a job.

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By Jeff Schapiro

Brett Bouchy, owner of the Orlando Predators, recently told the Orlando Sentinel that the former University of Florida quarterback and evangelical Christian would be a welcome addition to his team, and suggested that spending some time in the AFL could help Tebow improve as a player.

"Tim would certainly want to first exhaust his opportunities in the NFL, but we'd love to have him," Bouchy told the Sentinel. "I think he would definitely improve as a quarterback in our league.

"Kurt Warner told me once that when he got back to the NFL after playing in the Arena League, the NFL game was like slow motion. Everything in the Arena League is just so much faster and quicker and predicated on accuracy. Whenever Tim is willing, we have a contract waiting for him to sign." FULL POST

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