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BowlenBall
05-12-2010, 09:50 AM
The below article comes from The Commercial Appeal, a Memphis-based newspaper. Good to see that Tebow is already putting in hours of hard work -- that plus his natural athleticism should eventually pay large dividends....

Tim Tebow brings magic to Memphis (http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/may/12/tebow-brings-magic-to-memphis/)

Memphis-based Jimmy Sexton figured he had a foolproof post-NFL draft plan for Tim Tebow, his newest client.

He wanted to find an incognito locale for Tebow, the University of Florida's iconic quarterback and first-round draft choice of the Denver Broncos, to work out away from the glare of the media and out of reach from adoring fans and autograph hounds.

"He couldn't do it in Florida," Sexton said. "I went out with him in Gainesville in January, and we had to drive 20 minutes outside of town to a little hole-in-the-wall place so he could eat."

Tebow couldn't do it in Denver, where on the first day of the Broncos' mini-camp on April 30, five days after the draft, there were 32 rookies and 47 media members, the latter to eyeball Tebow.

Sexton thought the sleepy solitude of Memphis would provide Tebow with the necessary witness-protection atmosphere. The plan was simple -- Tebow would live with Sexton for two weeks, and work out every day at local private high schools like Memphis University School, Christian Brothers and Briarcrest.

But . . .

"It was the craziest thing I've ever seen," Sexton said as word of mouth spread about the Tebow sightings. "I've never had a family knock on my door at 2 in the afternoon, asking me if Tim Tebow was staying in my house. I never had phone calls from so many parents with available 21-year-old daughters wanting to meet Tim. They all know he's that good a guy and that good a player, and he has a hard time saying 'No.' "

Tebow is happy he followed Sexton's plan to come to Memphis.

"I got in a lot of good work, and I met a lot of good people," said Tebow after one final workout Tuesday as he leaves Memphis this morning. "It was so much fun to get back in high school facilities, to get back to your roots and just know that level is where you started. I worked, hung out and just had a great time."

If Tebow thought his life couldn't get any crazier after winning a Heisman Trophy and two national championships at Florida, he was wrong.

Just last week, the NFL announced that Tebow's No. 15 Broncos' jersey is the fastest selling rookie jersey in history, blowing past the record Mark Sanchez set last year.

And Tebow got the stamp of approval from Broncos Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, who believes Tebow can play quarterback despite the naysayers. He told a Denver TV station that Tebow is a "great competitor so that gives us hope."

"I've texted back and forth with him (Elway), and that's truly an honor," Tebow said. "He has been very supportive of me. He's one of the all-time best."

Endorsement opportunities are flooding Sexton and his team at Athletic Resource Management. Tebow, a devout Christian, has signed with Nike and will be on the cover of EA Sports College Football 2011 video game later this summer.

"Within the next five years, Tim clearly has a chance to be one of the most endorsable athletes on the planet," Sexton said. "I had one CEO of a major Fortune 500 company tell me, 'You know what, Jimmy? For a corporation to put a face on their brand, this guy (Tebow) is the real deal. He's the one guy who's not going to be a scandal two or three years from now.' "

While Tebow has been blown away by the number of endorsement opportunities, he's also declined some seven-figure per year deals because he thought they would interfere with his football preparation.

"I'm trying to work hard and not get my mind cluttered with all that," Tebow said. "When it gets to the point when something needs to be presented to me, I see it. Right now, it's all ball for me."

That's why with everyone wanting a piece of the Tebow magic, it was a relief for him to work out in Memphis, throwing to mostly high school receivers and putting in four- to five-hour workouts.

He also got a chance to take batting practice with the MUS baseball team and hit 12 of 15 pitches out of the park.

"The kids were just awed by how far he hit the ball," Sexton said. "The best thing about Tim is he thinks he's just another guy and acts that way. He's oblivious to everything going on around him. He doesn't think he's a big deal. I asked him the other day how he stayed so humble, how come he didn't get the big head compared to a lot of other athletes."

Well, Tim?

"You have to decide what you have to be proud about, and being a football player doesn't make you any more special than anyone else," Tebow said. "Football gives me a platform and with that platform comes a responsibility and obligation to make a difference in people's lives."

_Oro_
05-12-2010, 09:54 AM
work-out whore

bowtown
05-12-2010, 09:56 AM
Bust or not, the pick was a genius PR move.

He should go work out on Shaun White's halfpipe.

no-pseudo-fan
05-12-2010, 10:00 AM
This guy is something else. He may never be as good as Peyton Manning, but may be more Comercial than he is.

SoCalBronco
05-12-2010, 10:00 AM
I wonder if Hillis is working out with him.

The Joker
05-12-2010, 10:01 AM
Put on my blue suede shoes...

BowlenBall
05-12-2010, 10:05 AM
"Saw the ghost of Elway
On Union Avenue...."

bronco militia
05-12-2010, 10:06 AM
[I]

"Within the next five years, Tim clearly has a chance to be one of the most endorsable athletes on the planet," Sexton said. "I had one CEO of a major Fortune 500 company tell me, 'You know what, Jimmy? For a corporation to put a face on their brand, this guy (Tebow) is the real deal. He's the one guy who's not going to be a scandal two or three years from now.' "

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oh boy....never say never

WIldbill
05-12-2010, 10:16 AM
While Tebow has been blown away by the number of endorsement opportunities, he's also declined some seven-figure per year deals because he thought they would interfere with his football preparation.

"I'm trying to work hard and not get my mind cluttered with all that," Tebow said. "When it gets to the point when something needs to be presented to me, I see it. Right now, it's all ball for me."



Amazing. Maybe the guy really is a God!

Kaylore
05-12-2010, 10:18 AM
Jeez it's like when does the other shoe drop? Does his poop smell?

SoCalBronco
05-12-2010, 10:25 AM
Jeez it's like when does the other shoe drop? Does his poop smell?

http://havecoffeewiththat.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/mordor5.png

http://www2.tbo.com/exposure/ar/385/255/2009/12/31/27819_1230martin.jpg

Not only does Tim Tebow "simply" walk into Mordor, he's not afraid to bring chicks and Minnie Mouse there, too.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
05-12-2010, 10:26 AM
Jeez it's like when does the other shoe drop? Does his poop smell?

Yep.

But it smells like roses.

Kaylore
05-12-2010, 10:27 AM
Tim Tebow finished an everlasting gobstopper.

GoHAM
05-12-2010, 10:30 AM
Why do I keep thinking of Art Schlichter everytime I read one of these articles?

SoCalBronco
05-12-2010, 10:31 AM
Tim Tebow finished an everlasting gobstopper.

Tim Tebow was able to get all 5 golden tickets.........even though he only bought 2 Wonka bars.

HEAV
05-12-2010, 10:32 AM
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Ya he's working with no-name HS/College and over the hill sand lot players...but damn the kid finds ways of working.

Plus I'd love to be out there running routes for him!

This kid is just cool.

Kaylore
05-12-2010, 10:32 AM
Tim Tebow was able to get all 5 golden tickets.........even though he only bought 2 Wonka bars.

Tim Tebow sings life-lesson songs to the Oompa Loompas.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
05-12-2010, 10:38 AM
Tim Tebow is Bill Braskey.

Jason in LA
05-12-2010, 10:45 AM
Bust or not, the pick was a genius PR move.

He should go work out on Shaun White's halfpipe.

In the short term, yes. But long term, if he doesn't amount to anything then it is a wasted pick. Only way this Tebow mania continues is if he becomes a good player.

I wonder how much the Broncos are actually making off the merchandise that is being sold because of Tebow. Doesn't revenue sharing extend to jerseys and other merchandise? Are the NFL teams splitting this money? If that's the case, then what ever team drafts Tebow doesn't get anything extra for it.

Rohirrim
05-12-2010, 10:52 AM
Tiger Woods was once a god. I'm not sayin'...

Kaylore
05-12-2010, 10:54 AM
Tiger Woods was once a god. I'm not sayin'...

True. However Tiger has always been a dick. Not saying there aren't nice, polite guys that end up doing immoral things, just that it's not as common. Tiger was always pretty selfish.

Rohirrim
05-12-2010, 10:56 AM
True. However Tiger has always been a dick. Not saying there aren't nice, polite guys that end up doing immoral things, just that it's not as common. Tiger was always pretty selfish.

I wonder if Timmy has had his first taste of the velvety world of woman? :wiggle:

That might rearrange his cosmos for him.

no-pseudo-fan
05-12-2010, 11:04 AM
I wonder if Timmy has had his first taste of the velvety world of woman? :wiggle:

That might rearrange his cosmos for him.

He might dislocate some poor girl's uterius.

*WARHORSE*
05-12-2010, 11:15 AM
At least hes not beating up women.

Throwing money in the air at a strip club.

Carrying a gun in the airport.

Throwing champagne on people in nightclubs.

Driving DUI.

Fighting in parking lots at IHOP.

Falling down in driveways planting his face on the nearest hard object.

Shooting his pregnant wife in a driveby.

Falling out of the back of a pickup while chasing his girlfriend.

Getting shot in the head by a misguided mistress.

Murdering an exwife and her boyfriend.

Beating up people at gunpoint for his football momentos.

Walking in nightclubs chasing underaged college girls with his johnson in his hand trying to force himself on them.

Blowing his knee out in a motorcycle accident.

Selling drugs.

Fathering 12 children with 12 different mothers.




Tim Tebow is working out in Memphis.








Praise God.

tsiguy96
05-12-2010, 11:27 AM
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BMarsh615
05-12-2010, 11:58 AM
Tim Tebow's hand is the only hand that beats a Royal Flush.

Los Broncos
05-12-2010, 12:14 PM
Amazing. Maybe the guy really is a God!

Hilarious!

JCMElway
05-12-2010, 01:08 PM
Bust or not, the pick was a genius PR move.

He should go work out on Shaun White's halfpipe.

Is that a gay joke?

UberBroncoMan
05-12-2010, 01:14 PM
"never had phone calls from so many parents with available 21-year-old daughters wanting to meet Tim. They all know he's that good a guy and that good a player, and he has a hard time saying 'No.'"

That made me lawl.

I have to say though.

"While Tebow has been blown away by the number of endorsement opportunities, he's also declined some seven-figure per year deals because he thought they would interfere with his football preparation."

That tells you right there how damn serious he is about playing football. Name how many NFL players that would turn that down. Hell, not even Peyton Manning would :wiggle:.

Houshyamama
05-12-2010, 01:27 PM
"Tell me are you a Tebow fan child?" And I said "Ma'am I am tonight"

MaloCS
05-12-2010, 01:29 PM
At least hes not beating up women.

Throwing money in the air at a strip club.

Carrying a gun in the airport.

Throwing champagne on people in nightclubs.

Driving DUI.

Fighting in parking lots at IHOP.

Falling down in driveways planting his face on the nearest hard object.

Shooting his pregnant wife in a driveby.

Falling out of the back of a pickup while chasing his girlfriend.

Getting shot in the head by a misguided mistress.

Murdering an exwife and her boyfriend.

Beating up people at gunpoint for his football momentos.

Walking in nightclubs chasing underaged college girls with his johnson in his hand trying to force himself on them.

Blowing his knee out in a motorcycle accident.

Selling drugs.

Fathering 12 children with 12 different mothers.




Tim Tebow is working out in Memphis.








Praise God.


I second this. He's a breath of fresh air!

bowtown
05-12-2010, 01:34 PM
Is that a gay joke?

No, but now I really wish it had been.

Dos Rios
05-12-2010, 01:38 PM
I wonder if Timmy has had his first taste of the velvety world of woman? :wiggle:

That might rearrange his cosmos for him.

Shades of Todd Marinovich

NYBronco
05-12-2010, 01:42 PM
Tebow is out there finding places to work on improving his skills and getting ready to perform at the NFL level, what's not to like. Great pick up and a breath of fresh air in the Bronco locker room, practice field and upcoming game day.

montrose
05-12-2010, 08:03 PM
Tim Tebow was able to get all 5 golden tickets.........even though he only bought 2 Wonka bars.

Hilarious!