Thread: Tebow as a con artist?
Tebow as a con artist?
I just had to say at least one negative thing about Tebow, being an anti-Florida fan, but I didn't want to do it in this post. The more I learn about him, the harder it is to dislike him. However, it's always easy the third Saturday in September . Here's a good article about him and a stark contrast to the recent article I posted about Perrilloux.
He's the real deal.
Oh, I think he's the real deal on and off the field. I saw on espn that he spent springbreak somewhere in Africia helping circumcise (sp) babies! Yes,I know he's not a dr. I really don't know what his exact roll was.
05-06-2008, 06:39 PM #5
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That's just awesome. Brings tears to my eyes.
05-06-2008, 07:22 PM #6
Is it time to start talking football? Yesss!!!"Let's face it: We live in state infested with rubes and rednecks, particularly among Alabama football fans."- Paul Finebaum
05-06-2008, 07:50 PM #7
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Ditto! I'm on it. Ready for the Florida-Hawaii opener.
ASSESSING ALL 12 SEC TEAMS CHANCES IN 2008 SEASON
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
** What We Learned: The Gators have found another big playmaker in RB Chris Rainey, a redshirt freshman. Rainey was the star of the spring game while Southern Cal transfer Emmanuel Moody had problems holding on to the ball. The defense is starting to play with a little more aggressiveness after getting torched late in the season. For the first time since Coach Urban Meyer arrived in 2006, Florida will have depth in the secondary.
** What We Still Don't Know: Who will be Tim Tebow's backup? Cameron Newton and redshirt freshman John Brantley will continue their competition in August. The Gators want to play two quarterbacks to give Tebow a break. What kind of shape will WR Percy Harvin be in after surgery to his heel? The Gators still don't have any defensive tackles they can trust. True freshman Omar Hunter may get a look at that position when he arrives this summer.
** First Game: Aug. 30 vs. Hawaii
** What We Learned: Except for a couple of questions on the offensive line, Georgia is very good at every position. The running back combo of Knowshon Moreno and Caleb King will rival Clemson's "Thunder and Lightning" of James Davis and C.J. Spiller. QB Matt Stafford will use the play-action pass to have his best year. This will be the deepest and most talented receiving corps that Georgia has had in the Mark Richt era. The defense is scary good even though DE Marcus Howard is gone. Somebody has to step up and be the big playmaker from that position. The only mystery about this team is when they will break out the black jerseys. Richt says he doesn't know. Stay tuned.
What We Still Don't Know: Richt says he is still uncertain about the starting five on the offensive line. Three of five starters return but one of them, right guard Clint Boling, did not participate in spring practice because of an illness. Richt also says he doesn't know who is going to kick extra points and field goals. It may be an incoming freshman, Blair Walsh of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
** First Game: Aug. 30 vs. Georgia Southern
What We Learned: Kentucky is going to be OK at quarterback. Either Curtis Pulley or Mike Hartline will replace Andre Woodson. Both played well during the spring but neither earned the starting job. This team will rely on a pretty good defense (eight returning starters) until the offense grows up. Junior Trevard Lindley should be one of the best cornerbacks in the country. DE Jeremy Jarmon looks like he could be an All-SEC player. Coach Rich Brooks believes this is the best depth he's had at Kentucky.
** What We Still Don't Know: Even if the quarterback is OK, who is going to catch the ball?Dicky Lyons Jr., who should be the go-to receiver, had an inconsistent spring but did finish on a high note with 10 catches in the spring game. The Wildcats are going to miss WRs Keenan Burton, Steve Johnson, and TE Jacob Tamme, who combined for 182 catches last season.
** First Game: Aug. 31 at Louisville (2:30 p.m., CDT, ESPN)
** What We Learned: The Gamecocks are going to be pretty salty on defense. They return 10 starters and that doesn't include linebacker Jasper Brinkley, who returns for his senior season after an injury. The secondary, led by CB Captain Munnerlyn (of Mobile, Ala., who was passed over by Auburn and Alabama) and safety Emmanuel Cook, could be one of the best South Carolina has ever had. Ellis Johnson takes over at defensive coordinator and has made some changes, moving DE Eric Norwood to outside linebacker where he can make more plays.
** What We Still Don't Know: Quarterback will be the No. 1 story line at South Carolina all summer and perhaps all fall. Tommy Beecher and Chris Smelley combined for eight interceptions in the spring game. Steve Spurrier said after spring practice that Beecher is the starter -- for now. Redshirt freshman Stephen Garcia was suspended and is out of school until Aug. 15 when he will reapply. The offensive line returns four starters but still remains unsettled due to injuries. It would also help to find another punter so that Ryan Succop doesn't have to punt and placekick.
** First Game: Aug. 28 vs. N.C. State (7 p.m., CDT, ESPN)
** What We Learned: The Volunteers are going to be good on offense. Eight starters (four on the line) return and QB Jonathan Crompton quickly picked up the new scheme of offensive coordinator Dave Clawson in the spring. Senior RB Arian Foster played well in the spring and needs 684 yards this fall to become Tennessee's all-time leading rusher. The Vols are at least four-deep with quality running backs. Tennessee will have the best safety combination in the SEC in Eric Berry and Demetrice Morley, who returns after sitting out last season with academic issues.
** What We Still Don't Know: Who will replace Jarod Mayo at linebacker? Ellix Wilson is a senior and has been patiently waiting his turn. He's a good player but will he lead like Mayo? The biggest concern on defense is depth at tackle. Demonte Bolden and Dan Williams looked solid but injuries at this position won't be good. Punter Britton Colquitt has been suspended for the first five games. Will sophomore Chad Cunningham play as well?
** First Game: Sept. 1 at UCLA (7 p.m., CDT, ESPN)
** What We Learned: Eight starters on offense are gone, including all five on the offensive line. But spring practice revealed that there are good players waiting and that the OL should be fine. Junior center Bradley Vierling appears to be the group's leader. Coach Bobby Johnson is concerned about depth on the OL.
** What We Still Don't Know: Who is going to replace Earl Bennett, the SEC's all-time receiver? Johnson was hoping it would be Alex Washington, but Washington tore his ACL on the first day of spring practice. The Commodores will now have to rely on younger players. Vanderbilt also needs some linebackers to replace All-SEC Jonathon Goff and Marcus Buggs.
** First Game: Aug. 28 at Miami of Ohio (6:30 p.m., CDT, ESPNU).
TONY BARNHART'S 2008 SEC EAST PROJECTIONS (with last year"s records in brackets):
1. GEORGIA (11-2) Great team, but brutal road schedule will make it tough to win SEC.
2. FLORIDA (9-4) Tebow needs help in running game; defense must improve significantly.
3. TENNESSEE (10-4) Offense will be good; lots of questions on defensive front seven.
4. SOUTH CAROLINA (6-6) Defense will carry team early; Spurrier must find QB who can produce.
5. KENTUCKY (8-5) Wildcats lost too many great skill players; can still go bowling.
6. VANDERBILT (5-7) Commodores lost most of their offense; must learn to win close games.
** What We Learned: John Parker Wilson got better. Coach Nick Saban praised the play of his senior quarterback under new offensive coordinator Jim McElwain. "This offense is a little more quarterback-friendly and he feels more comfortable with what we're doing," Saban said. Sophomore running back Terry Grant, who had offseason hernia surgery, made big plays all spring and will be a threat catching the ball as well. The starting offensive line appears to be set.
** What We Still Don't Know: How many of the freshmen will find a place on the depth chart? Saban made it clear after spring practice that the members of the nation's No. 1 recruiting class will get their chances. Receivers Julio Jones and Burton Scott could get on the field quickly. The Crimson Tide is also looking for some linebackers to help sophomore Rolando McClain. Jimmy Johns has moved to linebacker from running back.
** First Game: Aug. 30 vs. Clemson at the Georgia Dome (6 p.m., CDT, ESPN or ABC)
** What We Learned: The Hogs might be OK on offense. Quarterback Casey Dick was able to pick up Bobby Petrino's new offense. During an April 19 scrimmage, Dick completed 26-of-38 passes for 309 yards and three touchdowns. Arkansas also has found a go-to receiver in London Crawford (of Mobile, also passed over by Alabama and Auburn). It looks like converted linebacker Chip Gregory, Michael Smith and Brandon Barnett will be the guys who have to replace Darren McFadden and Felix Jones.
** What We Still Don't Know: Who's going to start in the secondary? All four defensive backs from a year ago are gone. Without superstars at running back, can Dick go the distance against a schedule that includes a four-game stretch of Texas, at Alabama, at Florida and at Auburn?
** First game: Aug. 30 vs. Western Illinois
** What We Learned: Auburn has one of the best offensive lines in the country. All five starters are back. The tailbacks got beat up in the spring and only senior Brad Lester made it to the end. But the Tigers can go four deep in quality running backs. Sophomore Mario Fannin missed a lot of spring ball with an injured shoulder, but he should be a star in this offense with his ability to run and catch.
** What We Still Don't Know: Who will be the starting quarterback? Sophomore Kodi Burns has the lead over JUCO transfer Chris Todd, who was slowed by a sore arm for a good portion of the spring. Burns is the better runner in the spread offense, but Todd -- who began his career at Texas Tech -- is a good passer and a better runner than most people think. He also is more familiar with Tony Franklin's new spread offense. There are also some issues at defensive tackle even though Junior Sen'Derrick Marks moves back to that position from DE. And how will Auburn's overall defense be under new coordinator Paul Rhoads?
** First Game: Aug. 30 vs. Louisiana-Monroe
** What We Learned: Despite the loss of tackle Glenn Dorsey, the Outland Trophy winner, LSU's defensive line will be better in 2008. Seniors Tyson Jackson and Kirston Pittman are back and will give LSU the best set of defensive ends in the country. DT Ricky Jean-Francois, the defensive MVP in the BCS championship game, is going to have a monster year if he stays healthy. The offense line, which could have three All-Americas (C Brett Helms, LT Ciron Black, LG Herman Johnson), might be one of the best LSU has ever had.
What We Still Don't Know: Who will be the starting quarterback now that Ryan Perrilloux has finally been kicked off the team. The Tigers also haven't settled on the cornerbacks that will replace Jonathan Zenon and Chevis Jackson. There is also a big hole at safety where All-SEC Craig Steltz played last season.
** First Game: Aug. 30 vs. Appalachian State, TBD
** What We Learned: The Rebels have finally found a quarterback. After sitting out last season as a transfer from Texas, Jevan Snead showed this spring that he will be the best quarterback Ole Miss has had since Eli Manning left in 2003. Snead completed 20 of 26 passes in the spring game and will only get better under new offensive coordinator Kent Austin, the former Ole Miss QB who joins the staff after a successful playing and coaching career in the CFL.
** What We Still Don't Know: Is Enrique Davis the real deal? We know that new coach Houston Nutt will want to run the ball first as he did in his 10 years at Arkansas. If Davis is as good as advertised, the Ole Miss offense will be pretty good.
** First Game: Aug. 30 vs. Memphis
** What We Learned: The Bulldogs are set at quarterback. Sophomore Wesley Carroll, the 2007 starter, had a very good spring and is a solid No. 1. Coach Sylvester Croom is excited about the play of junior college transfer Tyson Lee, who completed 31-of-45 passes during scrimmages. Mississippi State also found some depth at running back behind Anthony Dixon, who rushed for 1,066 yards last season. Robert Elliott and Wade Bonner both have a burst of speed out of the backfield that the Bulldogs have been missing.
** What We Still Don't Know: How will the Bulldogs react to the loss of starting offensive tackle Michael Brown and defensive tackle Quinton Wesley? Both players were thrown off the team and could be expelled from school for assault and gun charges. Brown will especially be missed because he plays the all-important left tackle position. The Bulldogs are still looking for some proven tight ends after losing three seniors at the position. Brandon Henderson and Marcus Green will get a chance.
** First Game: Aug. 30 at Louisiana Tech (TBD, ESPN or ESPN2)
TONY BARNHART'S 2008 SEC WEST PROJECTIONS, including 2007 records)
1. LSU (12-2) Will still have league's best defense; With Perrilloux gone, Tigers could slip, though.
2. AUBURN (9-4) If QBs come through in spread offense, Tigers could win the division.
3. ALABAMA (7-6) Talent upgrade from No. 1 recruiting class; still a year away from contending.
4. MISSISSIPPI STATE (8-5) Best overall talent and depth Sylvester Croom has had in Starkville.
5. MISSISSIPPI (3-9) Rebels finally have QB in Jevan Snead; will surprise under Houston Nutt.
6. ARKANSAS (8-5) Hogs lost too much talent on offense; Bobby Petrino struggles in first season.
i can't wait for Skunky to post the ncaa pickum!!
I am LSU through and through, but Tebow is an inspiration no matter how you look at it. I was adamant at least mid-way through the season last year that he was the 'only' person remotely deserving of the Heisman. The Quarterback for Oregon was valuable to his team, but obviously when he got injured... But Tebow's numbers and influence on his team, as a leader, was incredible. During their game with LSU last year, in the third quarter, I turned to my brother and said. We will not stop them the rest of the game. We can't. Unless they turn the ball over, we can not stop Tebow. I think in the fourth quarter he threw that pass that bounced of a helmet and we intercepted the ball. We were fortunate. (Still can't believe they lost to Michigan in the bowl game-that pissed me off) Anyway, I am a huge Tebow fan for his native, God-given ability and for his unique giving-back-to-God attitude. I am 40 but can easily look up to someone of his age who possesses so much integrity and honor.
05-07-2008, 11:25 AM #11
05-07-2008, 12:00 PM #12
Game one versus Appalachian State
05-07-2008, 01:55 PM #13
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05-07-2008, 04:20 PM #15
...trash talk is back!!!!Which community along 30A shall we pillage this evening?....gttbm
05-07-2008, 04:30 PM #16
05-07-2008, 04:50 PM #17
I've got a lot of respect for Tebow plus he's REALLY easy on the eyes!
That being said, I can't wait to watch a dawg stomp his a$$!!!"You can't drive around with a tiger in your car...." Roger Miller
05-07-2008, 08:16 PM #19
Although the gators' offensive coordinator had his appendix removed the night before the game against Auburn and still called the game while on medication. Doesn't sound like a good idea, and might explain why the offense was vanilla.
There - 2 excuses in the offseason for you.
05-08-2008, 07:21 AM #22
05-08-2008, 07:38 AM #24
- Tim Tebow can eat five times his body weight in tigers.
- Tim Tebow won the Tour de France on a unicycle to prove to Lance Armstrong it wasn't a big deal. He thinks yellow wristbands are gay.
- Tim Tebow could drink 24 gallons of milk in an hour without throwing up if wanted. He chooses not to because the calcium would make his bones so strong he would instantly kill anyone he touched.
- Tim Tebow' house has no doors, only walls that he walks through.
- What color is Tim Tebow's blood? Trick question. Tim Tebow does not bleed.
- Tim Tebow ordered a Big Mac at Burger King, and got one.
- Tim Tebow is helping Santa this year, no reindeers needed and he'll be finished before midnight.
- When Tebow scores a touchdown it's worth 7 points without the extra point kick, but he always gives one back in the spirit of being a missionary.
- Tim Tebow can get Chick-Fil-A on Sundays.
- Companies that produce solar powered products are studying Tim Tebow because he can always find daylight.
- If at first you don't succeed...you are not Tim Tebow.
- Michigan players have been caught around campus running into brick walls and trying to bring down lampposts. Unfortunately they will still not be prepared to tackle Tim Tebow.
- When Tim Tebow does push ups, he isn't lifting himself up, he's pushing the world down.
- When the bogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks the closet for Tim Tebow.
- People with amnesia still remember Tim Tebow.
- Tim Tebow's family once threw him a surprise party. Once.
- Tim Tebow hits blackjack with just one card.
- The only reason you're still conscious is because Tim Tebow hasn't stiff-armed you in the face.
- When Tim Tebow was a kid, he made his mom finish his vegetables.
- Superman's only weakness is kryptonite. Tim Tebow laughs at Superman for even HAVING a weakness.
- Tim Tebow doesn't do pushups. Instead, he pushes the earth down.
- Superman wears Tim Tebow pajamas.
- Tim Tebow counted to infinity. Twice.
- In the beginning there was nothing. Then Tim Tebow stiff-armed that nothing in the head and said "Get a job". That is the story of the universe.
- When life gives Tim Tebow lemons, he uses them to kill terrorists. Tim Tebow hates lemonade.
- When Google can't find something, it asks Tim Tebow for help.
- What color is Tim Tebow's blood? Trick question. Tim Tebow does not bleed.
- Tim Tebow has been to Mars. That's why there's no life on Mars.
- Tim Tebow once stiff-armed a horse. That animal became what is now known as the giraffe.
- Tim Tebow is so fast, he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of the head.
- Tim Tebow is the reason Waldo is hiding
- When Tim Tebow wants popcorn, he breathes on Nebraska.
- When taking the SAT, write "Tim Tebow" for every answer. You will score more than 1600.
- Tim Tebow can dribble a football.
- Tim Tebow was once asked to repeat himself. The last thing that person ever heard was the whooshing sound of a stiff-arm.
- Tim Tebow can kick start a car.
- Tim Tebow gets called for roughing the tackler.
- When Tebow spikes the ball, he strikes oil.
- Barry Bonds didnt take steroids, he injected tim tebows saliva.
- Tim Tebow scares the grim reaper to death.
- You can lead a horse to water, but Tim Tebow can make him drink.
- Tim Tebow doesn't wear a watch, HE decides what time it is.
- Tim Tebow can get breakfast at McDonald's after 10:30 A.M.
- Tim tebow once sneezed at the line of scrimmage and knocked over a linebacker.
- The Heisman Trophy won Tim Tebow.
- David didn’t beat Goliath, Tim Tebow did.
- When Tim Tebow drives the lights automatically turn green because he can’t be stopped.
- Tim Tebow’s the reason vampires don’t come out during the day.
- Police clocked Tim Tebow going 50 in a 25, only they couldn’t ticket him because he was running.
- Jimmy Hoffa is buried under the Meadowlands because he tried to tackle Tim Tebow and got run over.
- Tim Tebow wins a golf scramble, by himself.
- The speed limit on the University of Florida campus is 20 because that’s how many defenders Tim Tebow runs over on one play.
- Yoda never heard of the force until he met Tim Tebow.
- Rome wasn’t built in a day because Tim Tebow wasn’t born yet.
- When Tim Tebow eats, he doesn’t have to wait 30 minutes to swim.
- Freddy Krueger is scared to sleep because he might meet Tim Tebow in his dream.
- Tim Tebow’s number is 15 because that’s how many players it takes to tackle him.
- A meteor didn’t kill the dinosaurs; Tim Tebow did in a pickup football game.
- Referees created instant replay so they could admire Tim Tebow more than once.
- College football has the BCS instead of a playoff so only one team has to face Tim Tebow.
- Area 51 doesn’t study aliens, it studies Tim Tebow.
- "Godzilla" won't face Tim Tebow because Tim's too tough.
- Sony created PlayStation 3 because it was the only way to fit Tim Tebow’s greatness onto one screen.
- Ponce de Leon wasn’t looking for the fountain of youth; he was looking for Tim Tebow.
- “I am Legend” isn’t about the last man on Earth; it’s about Tim Tebow.
- Tim Tebow can eat just one Lay’s Potato Chip. Don’t tell Tim what he can’t do.
- The recent earthquake off the coast of Florida measured 6.0 on the Richter scale, or .024 Tim Tebows.
- Every time you hear a bell ring, an angel got a Tebow autograph.
- There are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Tim Tebow lives in Florida.
- When Batman is in trouble, he turns on the Tim Tebow signal.
- God has a Tim Tebow complex.
- Tim Tebow invented the cesarian section when he jumped out of his moms stomach, he thought it was fourth and one.
- Tim Tebow saved the manatees. Then he stiff armed them back on the endandered species list so they wouldnt get cocky.
- Tim Tebow invented the pedestal. Then he invented the stiff arm to have something to knock people off it.
- A spike in Tim Tebow stiff arms caused the tooth fairy to go broke in 2007.
- An Ohio St Fan once told a joke at Tim Tebow's expense... well we all know what happened next.
- Tim Tebow told Steve Irwin not to mess with stingrays.
- You don't hit Tim Tebow, Tim Tebow hits you!
- Tim Tebow doesn't get sacked. Tim Tebow sacks defensive linemen.
- Tebow doesn't throw interceptions, he throws the ball to you so he can hit you on the return.
- Tim Tebow built a time machine and went back in time to stop the JFK assassination. As Oswald shot, Tebow met all three bullets with his stiff arm, deflecting them. JFK's head exploded out of sheer amazement.
- Tim Tebow can touch MC Hammer.
- At birth, Tim Tebow came out arms first so he could stiff arm the doctor in the face. Nobody delivers Tim Tebow but Tim Tebow.
- Tim Tebow sleeps with a night light. Not because Tim Tebow is afraid of the dark, but the dark is afraid of Tim Tebow.
- The quickest way to a man's heart is with Tim Tebow's forearm.
- Ray Lewis once was asked if he'd like to run full speed at Tim Tebow, and he said "No".
05-08-2008, 12:12 PM #26
Where's the part about him wearing jorts? And Gator Crocs?"Let's face it: We live in state infested with rubes and rednecks, particularly among Alabama football fans."- Paul Finebaum
05-08-2008, 01:59 PM #28
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