Tim Tebow

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    February 11, 2014

    Michael Sam and the Alleged Ease of Being Gay

    When Michael Sam, a star linebacker at Missouri who will undoubtedly be drafted into the NFL in April, came out of the closet in an interview this week, it wasn't all that surprising that it created a stir or that there were those who thought he had no place in an NFL locker room. But, the reaction ... More >>

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    January 8, 2014

    ESPN's BCS Megacast Was Awesome: 5 Other "Casts" I Would Add

    If we ever sat back and thought about how much of our sports thinking is shaped by ESPN and its programming, it would be a little bit frightening. The facts are, by and large, when people need sports news, they go to SportsCenter. When they want to get ready for a Saturday of college football, they ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    Countdown to 2013 King of Content: 6. Tim Tebow

    They say that in death, there is life. If that's true, then Exhibit A might be the NFL career of Tim Tebow. During a four month period beginning back in late April, Tebow was waived by the New York Jets, courted by something called the Omaha Beef, signed with the New England Patriots, before being ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: Tim Tebow's TV Career Odds

    Unlike virtually any other vocation, professional sports has a very finite, and for most players a very short shelf life. This makes post career planning (and saving money) a crucially important life skill. What will I do for work? How will I pay the bills? For numerous athletes, this transition ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Death Of Tebowmania: Twelve People Show Up At Tebow Rally In Jacksonville

    "I share your sentiment. When is the next time Jacksonville is gonna have an athlete like Tim Tebow?" -- Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, responding to a caller on a Jacksonville talk show just before the Super Bowl in 2012 Back then, the talk wasn't about whether or not Tim Tebow could play ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    The Tim Tebow Caveat: We Can Discuss Him If It Relates to Gambling (Tebow Odds!)

    Did I spend a couple thousand words lamenting the Tebow Circus Conundrum yesterday in this space? I believe I did. Did I laud Bill Belichick's terse responses to any question Tebow-related and his uncanny ability to defuse the Tebow hoopla before it even has a chance to get out of first gear? Why y ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Bill Belichick on Tim Tebow: "We've Already Talked Enough About Him."

    "We've already talked enough about him, I think I've covered it. Anything else?" -- Bill Belichick on Tim Tebow, three minutes into his press conference Tuesday morning Hear, hear! As Tim Tebow sat on the shelf for the last several weeks, discarded by arguably the worst and most dysfunctional team ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Tales of NFL Quarterbacks: Tebow Is Done, Vince Young Loves Shots

    Another day, another crippling blow to my NFL quarterback wager with my cohost John Granato. Actually, to be fully accurate, two crippling blows to my side of the wager. To refresh your memory, the bet goes as follows: True or false: Out of these three quarterbacks -- Tim Tebow, Vince Young and Ja ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    JaMarcus Russell Is Reportedly (Relatively) Svelte, and the NFL May Be Interested

    As the trail of the NFL offseason winds through Organized Team Activities and training camp draws closer and closer, I am getting more and more nervous about my NFL quarterback-related bet that I have with my co-host John Granato. To refresh you memory, the bet goes like this: True or false: Out o ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    Tim Tebow, Star Of The Omaha Beef?

    Yesterday, I got an e-mail from my friend R.J. Bell, founder of wagering infotainment website I love getting e-mails from R.J. because they always have the gambling spin on whatever the latest sports news is. You know how some people subscribe to services that send them inspirational e- ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    R.I.P. Tim Tebow, The NFL Quarterback (April 22, 2010 - April 29, 2013)

    Judging by the tsunami level downpour of rain and hail along with the two-hour strobe light of lightning, it was around 3:30 p.m. Houston time on Saturday when the Jets officially decided to release football's former "chosen one," quarterback Tim Tebow. They just chose to announce it publicly on M ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Tim Tebow Visiting Speak in Corpus Christi

    A few of you read that headline and thought, "Oh, dear God, no!" A few others of you read it and thought, "Oh, dear God, yes!" Either way, just like your thoughts, we're pretty sure Tim Tebow's visit to Corpus Christi will involve the big man upstairs. He will be speaking tonight at Whataburger Fiel ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    JaMarcus Russell's Quest To Become The First 350-Pound Quarterback Is Full Steam Ahead

    My co-host John Granato and I have a standing breakfast bet (which I just now realized will have to be amended to something else at stake because we're moving from mornings to afternoons on 1560 Yahoo! Sports Radio) and it goes like this: True of false: Out of these three quarterbacks -- Tim Tebow, ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    ESPN's Tom Rinaldi And Tim Tebow Are BFF's, Somewhere Thom Brenneman Weeps (w/ PHOTO)

    It's been a rough few months for one Timothy Tebow. Despite his excitement over being traded to the Jets during the offseason last year, he's been relegated to punt protect and gimmicky specialist roles (some of them working out with predictably hilarious results), been passed on the quarterback dep ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2013

    Zombies and Fiscal Cliffs

    The 10 most overhyped stories of 2012.

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    December 28, 2012

    Superstorms, Mayans, Zombies and BDSM: The 10 Most Over-Hyped Stories of 2012

    Journalists are really fond of writing about stories that went underreported every year. Too often, however, they forget to remind us all that those critical stories that went without needed coverage did so because stories with little merit wound up filling the airwaves and pages of newspapers. Unf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Get Your Tebow-Texans Week Started With...Memes!

    This week brings the Houston Texans -- suddenly the hot talk as Super Bowl contenders, undefeated, looking to roll -- into the Big Apple for a big-stage Monday Night Football game against the reeling New York Jets. Adding to the drama is the fact that Mark Sanchez, the Jets' starting QB, has sucked ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    6 Thoughts on Tim Tebow's Lifetime Membership in the Museum of Sex

    This past summer, my employer was kind enough to give me a few extra days off around the Fourth of July. Rather than go on an exotic journey somewhere far less humid than Houston, I opted to stay in Houston to relax and experience a few of the Houston landmarks I'd yet to see in my twelve years here ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Boom. Roasted. -- The Monday Morning College Football Roast

    Through the first few weeks of the football season, I had been combining my foremost thoughts and remembrances of the weekend that was in football -- Texans, college, and general NFL -- into the ever popular "4 Winners, 4 Losers" post. However, now we've got three weeks of college football in the b ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, "Taking The Escalator" Edition (Also, Praise For UConn's Jim Calhoun)

    Sitting and watching Jim Calhoun's retirement press conference as I type this post, and I got to's nice to build something. In 1986, Jim Calhoun inherited a UConn men's basketball program that was 12-16 the year before and to that point had won just four NCAA tournament games in its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Gator Gum and 7 Other Discontinued Snacks That I Wish Were Still Around

    Remember Gatorgum? No, it's not a gum disease caused by the disgustingly sweet nature of Tim Tebow that has been crippling the entire female population ever since the QB's time back at the University of Florida (although that's not a bad name for the Tebow hysteria is it?). It's the Gatorade brand ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    10 College-Related Thoughts On The NFL Draft, Including Case Keenum

    I'm not the draft expert that some of my Press colleagues are. Yet I do watch a lot of football, especially college football, and like every football fan, I have a few thoughts about some of the things that happened over this past weekend. 10. There are probably a bunch of Houston Cougar fans that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Don't Play It Again, Sam: More Terrible Remakes Of Great Songs (By The Original Artists)

    Rocks Off covered Eric Clapton's "Layla" and several other awful updates in January. Sometimes an artist hits it big with one great song. Real big, real fast. Before they know it, they're the hot-button item, on the lips of the hip and influential across the world. Of course, a sudden rise to fame ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Tim Tebow's First Day As A New York Jet -- A Screenplay

    EXT. NEW YORK JETS HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- DAY It's a cold, crisp late March afternoon as a limousine pulls into the front driveway of the Jets headquarters building. Out steps the newest New York Jet, quarterback Tim Tebow, dressed in jeans and a long coat. As he steps out of th ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Crisis Averted, Texans Fan -- Peyton Manning Spurns Titans for Broncos

    In a Texans offseason that has seen some good (Arian Foster's and Chris Myers' multiyear contract extensions), some bad (Mario Williams' leaving, although the Texans have proven they can survive that), and some ugly (the dismantling of the right side of the offensive line), strangely enough, the Tex ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Top 5 College Football Drug Scandals: An Ode to TCU

    Yesterday, 17 Texas Christian University students were arrested by Fort Worth authorities following a six-month drug sting. Four TCU football players -- including Tanner Brock, one of the team's top linebackers -- were among those nabbed for selling ecstasy, weed, coke and prescription pills to unde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Forget St. Elmo's Fire: Five Better Tim Tebow Remakes (From Slayer, Adele & Eric Clapton)

    The world has been blessed not only by the presence of Tim Tebow, but by the re-emergence of John Parr, who was so inspired by the need to make a quick buck that he produced a Tebow-ized version of his hit "Man in Motion (Theme From St. Elmo's Fire)." To be honest, it wasn't exactly a song anyone h ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Thank You Tebow God: Five Better Tim Tebow Remakes Than The St. Elmo's Fire Theme

    We know next to nothing about football, past 1996 when the the Oilers left, but anyone with any sort of social media account knows who Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is. The Christian extrovert has brought prayer back to the forefront of the national conversation, and now "Tebowing" - taking a ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    John Parr Pays Tribute to Tim Tebow with Tebow-centric "St. Elmo's Fire" Lyrics (w/ VIDEO)

    In his brief NFL career as the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos, Tim Tebow has pulled off several feats that border on the miraculous -- a 7-1 run in his first eight games as their starter this season, numerous late-game comebacks, and a win over the PIttsburgh Steelers in the playoffs la ... More >>

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    January 2, 2012

    Brinson's "Tebowin'" Puts Christianity Under Center

    Rocks Off is fascinated by Tim Tebow for the simple fact that he is one of the most divisive figures we have seen in the last decade. He parts the Red Sea of public opinion, like Obama does the U.S. House of Representatives.  One doesn't need to live in Denver to understand this. Simply, scro ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Why God Hates Tim Tebow

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Who Needs Tim Tebow When You Have T.J. Yates (Or Just About Any Other NFL Quarterback)?

    The only proper usage of Tebowing.​Vince Young was not who Jeff Fisher wanted to draft in 2006. His choice for the future quarterback of the Tennessee Titans was Jay Cutler. Bud Adams wanted Young, so Young became a Titan. Young was the 2006 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year as the Titans we ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Top 10 Tim Tebow-Hating Tweets

    Go away​The Global Language Monitor has now recognized "Tebowing" -- "the act of taking a knee in prayer during an athletic contest" -- as an English language word. Fucking hell. Pretty sure we're not the only ones that feel that way, considering these ten tweets that dissed the Denver Bro ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets

    The Flacco Factor: Always keep it in mind​It's the first weekend of football in November. In college football, this means we get into nut-cutting time, weekends that completely weed out the real championship contenders. This weekend includes a quasi-final four in the SEC with the huge LSU- Ala ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets

    Tim Tebow, in the act of Tebowing​So I said last weekend that we were in the midst of one of the most dominant, and in turn most predictable streaks in college football. The top ten teams each week were crushing the books to the tune of covering the number about 80 percent of their games. Two ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Texans/Titans -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers (Including Tim Tebow)

    Arian Foster's not dead yet.​It's amazing how quickly things can change. Sometimes, it takes a matter of a few weeks, like with the Kansas City Chiefs. After being outscored 89-10 the first two weeks of the season, the Chiefs were left for dead, Todd Haley was the chalk for every "first coac ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    NFL Quarterback Carousel -- Assessing The Changes

    It's a hard-knock life​It goes without saying that, other than "best player on NBA team regardless of position," quarterback of an NFL team is the single most influential individual position impacting results in a team sport. So imagine if one-sixth of the teams in the NBA decided to bench th ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    My Madden 2012 Cover Ballot

    What do you think should go on the cover of Madden 12?​I've said it before, I'm a total sucker for lists. "5 Best This." "8 Worst That." "9 Reasons So-and-so Boned Such-and-such." List it and I'm in. Some will criticize this, and call it a sign of a lazy mind, that I need my world assembled ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Gary Kubiak: Three Questions To Be Answered Without The Same Tired Script

    Gary Kubiak: Three simple questions​The only thing that has become more predictable than the Houston Texans' collective performance each Sunday (or random Monday or Thursday) is Gary Kubiak's weekly "day after game" press conference, not surprising since the content for the latter is a direct ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Broncos & Tim Tebow 24, Texans 23: If You're Disappointed, You're Not Thinking Big Picture

    ​In and of itself, Sunday's collapse against Denver is virtually the same story that has played out countless other times over the past two seasons for the Texans. Yet the franchise has never been this close to finally breaking through. In seven days, the nightmare that is 2010 comes to an ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    More Rex Ryan, the Ryan Leaf Trilogy & NFL Best Bets

    Rex Ryan: Can you smell them from here is the question​Two more shopping days left. I need money. You need money. So let's get to winning. And by winning let's find a way to weave more Rex Ryan "foot fetish" talk into a handicapping discussion. Can we do this? (Can we touch them? Can we sm ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Game Time: Jerry Jones' Drunken Tebow Analysis -- Why I'm Conflicted

    "Bill's not worth a shit, I love him....not worth a shit, but I wanted...they were on my ass so bad. They said J's gotta have a 'Yes Man,' so to get this fucking stadium, I need to bring his ass in." -- Jerry Jones, Owner, Dallas CowboysI'm about to vent a little bit and be part of the problem I'm ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Game Time: Best-Case NFL Draft Scenario For HBO's Hard Knocks Fans

    ​In the end, I guess someone had to go. If you're the front office of a proud franchise like the Steelers, you can only have so many impromptu press conferences, district attorney explanations, and women screaming foul before a message needs to get sent. You're not going to move the star quarte ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Game Time: We Interrupt March Madness For This Earl Thomas Interview

    ​By the time this post is up, March Madness will have tipped off, so I hope everyone was able to glean enough "infotainment" (a word my good friend WWE Hall of Famer, Jim Ross, loves to use) to mentally and psychologically prepare you for the next few weeks. If you missed it, you can get the Mar ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Game Time: We Interrupt This Tebow Documentary For Seven Other Reasons To Watch The Senior Bowl

    ​Every year around this time, NFL prospects gather in Mobile, Alabama for the beginning of what amounts to a three-month job interview, complete with numerous forty-yard dashes, questions about their upbringing, and requests to "cough while I stick my fingers right...HERE!" It's a fascinating tim ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Game Time: Sure Thing...Betting The Opposite Of The Village Idiot

    ​If you're keeping track, you know that I've been sucking on my football picks since I started posting here at Hair Balls. My sincere hope is that all of you are doing the smart thing and running to the pay window with picks the exact opposite of mine, and laughing gleefully while doing so. I dese ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    UH's Case Keenum -- What's A Dude Got To Do To Get Some Heisman Love?

    ​The end of the college football season is fast approaching, and the rest of the nation is finally learning something that Houston Cougar fans have known all season. The best player in the country isn't Colt McCoy or Tim Tebow. The best player is Case Keenum.Several sites which poll Heisman vote ... More >>

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