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Video: Tim Tebow Hit by Kentucky’s Taylor Wyndham, Suffers Concussion

With all the praise and accolades Tim Tebow receives, I have a hard time being a fan of him. But after seeing him get crushed in the 3rd quarter of Florida’s game against Kentucky on Saturday, I really felt badly for him. Honestly, Tebow looked like a cockroach after it’s been squashed by someone’s foot — he was laying flat and kind of twitching. And this is one of the toughest college quarterbacks around. Anyway, check out the video of the hit that has all of Gainesville holding its collective breath:

Man, and that wasn’t even from the blindside either! He really must have been locked in to not have seen that. Whoever missed that assignment’s going to get an earful after the game, you can believe that. Up until that point, Tebow had three TDs, one in the air and two on the ground. He carries the ball 17 times, gets lit up by Eric Berry, and this is what takes him out? OK, I guess it would take anyone out.

Virgin Tim Tebow Dissed by an SEC Coach, Spurrier Perhaps?

There’s been an entire website created in support of Tim Tebow listing off several facts about him. For instance, they say that Superman wears Tebow’s pajamas and that Tebow can melt ice by looking at it. Despite all that knowledge we have of him, we didn’t know until now that Tim Tebow is a virgin and that there’s some coach not fessing up to voting Jevan Snead ahead of him on a pre-season all-conference poll. As for the virgin part, Tebow is saving himself for marriage which means he’s turning down some seriously hot ass. The snub to the unanimous pre-season all-conference team has been a mystery item.

There were three players who were unanimous selections to the pre-season All-SEC team, and none of them were Tebow who happens to be a two-time national champion and Heisman Trophy winner. Coaches cannot vote for their own player so a unanimous selection would equate to 11 of 12 votes. Tebow only received 10. So far every coach to speak at SEC media days has said he’s voted for Tebow. The potential culprits are Les Miles, Gene Chizik, and none other than Steve Spurrier, if you’re to take each coach’s word. I guess I’d have to lean towards Spurrier right now, and it is possible he went with Jevan Snead since he’s always been partial to the traditional gunslinger. And even a guy like me, who can’t stand the Tim Tebow love affair, would be unable to place someone ahead of him for first team All-SEC at quarterback. (You think he plays the virgin card to get even more ass?)

How Was Tim Tebow Sitting Courtside for Magic/Cavs Game 6?

Far be it from me to be the buzz kill during an exciting Game 6 in Orlando, but my buddy Botros tipped me off to something quite interesting. Apparently Tim Tebow was in attendance for the game and caught on camera several times near the court.

Naturally once must assume that the man had pretty sweet tickets to the game considering he was pictured on the floor-level. Let’s figure he was sitting somewhere in the first five rows for the game — that has to be at least several hundred, possibly a few thousand dollars. Now I’m not sure about his family’s financial status, but I’m guessing they don’t have that much extra money laying around for their son to attend one game. When you’re talking about similar seats to the ones that Tiger Woods occupies — and he’s a professional athlete — something doesn’t sit right. Wasn’t it O.J. Mayo who was busted for going to a Lakers game thanks to tickets provided by Carmelo Anthony? How is it that Tim Tebow — an amateur college athlete unable to work at a job — was able to afford such prime seats to such a big sporting event? Yeah, I realize it’s kind of menial, but the whole thing seems pretty fishy to me.

Photo Courtesy AP

If This Is Tim Tebow’s New Girlfriend, I Definitely Approve

Many curious fans have wondered about Tim Tebow’s sex life for quite some time. There was speculation for quite some time that the busty young lass featured in this photo was his girlfriend. The smart money said it wasn’t his girlfriend, but The Big Lead has used some intrepid detective work to dig up this photo of someone who could be Tebow’s woman.

Gotta love the details by TBL whose source is someone from Gainesville: “We don’t have her name yet, nor her Facebook or Twitter account, but apparently the two have been ‘hanging out’ for quite some time.” Well, if this indeed is Tebow’s lady, he’s done well. And if the Heisman comes down to him and Colt McCoy, I might be torn. Monday Morning Punter at WL has a hysterical post on the matter, it’s a must read.

College Football Girlfriends

(From left to right: Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy, Chase Daniel, Urban Meyer’s daughter)

The Tim Tebow Effect: Homeschooling Now More Popular

Tim Tebow is so wonderful that spending five minutes around him will make you a better person. Take it from Thom Brennamanhe knows. Anyway, it’s become pretty common knowledge that Tebow was homeschooled prior to attending the University of Florida. But I’ll bet you didn’t know that the homeschooling rates are up dramatically since that time. An LBS reader who works in the field of education sent in this article citing a recent study that says homeschooling has grown 36% since 2003. Our Heisman winner set foot on the campus at Gainesville in 2006. Coincidence? I think not. Top reasons for homeschooling?

When the parents were asked which one of the selected reasons for homeschooling was the most important, religious or moral instruction was the highest with 36 percent. For 21 percent of parents, the most important reason was concern about the school environment, and for 17 percent, it was dissatisfaction with the academic instruction available at other schools. Other reasons, including family time, finances, travel and distance, were cited by 14 percent of parents.

What the study did not publish was that a whopping 38% of parents cited Tim Tebow as a reason for having their kids homeschooled. And why not? The guy won the Tour de France riding a unicycle, has counted to infinity twice, and Superman wears his pajamas. OK, I was kidding about that 38% thing, but I’ll bet he’s a factor in the proliferation of homeschooling lately; he’s gotta be their poster-child.

Are Thom Brennaman and Tim Tebow Secretly Dating?

The game itself was pretty enjoyable, albeit not as high scoring as many had expected. Really the only problem with the game Thom Brennaman’s love affair with Tim Tebow. As much hype and praise is doled out to Tebow, I’m not sure I’ve seen anyone go as over the top with his comments as Brennaman did. The commentary was so nauseating it almost became unbearable. Chris Burke at FanHouse was struck by the same issue and documented some of Brennaman’s remarks:

“If you’re fortunate enough to spend five minutes or 20 minutes around Tim Tebow, your life is better for it.”

Even after Tebow earned a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for taunting Oklahoma’s defense, Brennaman claimed: “That might be the first thing he’s ever done wrong.”

Sure, Tebow is a fantastic player and played well in the second half of the game, but he’d be God’s son the way Brennaman told it. I really hope Tebow goes to the NFL just so I don’t have to deal with another year of this crap. I don’t believe I’d be able to handle “Tebow’s chase for a third national championship” or second Heisman. And you know what, as much as they make it seem like it was all Tebow in the game, to me it was more about the Florida defense coming up big and the opportunities Oklahoma squandered.

The Sooners became the first team to intercept Tebow twice in the same game in his career. How many points did they turn that into? None. They got stuffed on 3rd and 4th and 1 from the 1 by the Florida defense when they could have turned things around. Oklahoma had a chance to go up before halftime but Sam Bradford threw a pick to end the scoring threat. And at the end of the game when Oklahoma was only down three and had a drive, Bradford was picked off again. Like I said, it was more about Florida’s defense stepping up and Oklahoma’s inability to capitalize than Tebow’s heroics.

Tim Tebow Calls Out Mel Kiper Jr. About His Pro Future

One of the best questions of the college football season is how Tim Tebow will fit in the pro game. Lots of successful, running quarterbacks in college often have to switch positions in the NFL to find a job. Take a look at Matt Jones, Michael Robinson, and Brad Smith to name a few. While I don’t believe Tebow could do his thing in the NFL the way he does it in college, I still have to believe there’s some sort of place for him the pros. My main issue is that Tebow takes a lot of pounding already, but he can withstand the hits in the college game; he wouldn’t last two months doing the same thing against the heavy hitters in the big leagues. For some reason though, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. is convinced Tebow’s future is as an H-Back, something Tebow’s not having any of as he said on ESPN Radio:

“You tell me this,” Tebow said to Kiper during the radio exchange. “What do you think I need to do to be an NFL quarterback? You tell me that.

“You’re just too good with the ball in your hands not to think, Could he be Frank Wycheck? Could he be Chris Cooley? That’s why,” Kiper said. “You’re too good, doing what you do, Tim, running with the football.”

Tebow replied, “The quarterback has the ball in his hands every play.”

Tebow’s right on, but it seems like Kiper chickened out not wanting to really call Tebow out to his face. Tebow will have plenty of doubters to prove wrong when he goes to the next level, and how and when he gets drafted will be a great question. The even better question is how the team that selects him chooses to utilize his talents. I’m still saying he won’t make it as a quarterback.

(via Ballhype)