Wednesday, August 25, 2010
This article came from here
Christian Partner for Life, an online guide to Christian dating sites, has named rookie Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow as its most eligible Christian bachelor of the year.
It would be hard not to notice Tebow, given all the media attention on him, wrote Christian Partner for Life editor Jessica Maltby upon naming him "Single Christian of the Year" on Tuesday. Tebow, the son of missionary parents, is a virgin who is saving himself for marriage, Maltby said in a news release. And he stays humble in the limelight, she said, and continues to do volunteer work.
"While others may notice him for his football talents, we want to recognize Tim Tebow for his faith and dedication to Christianity off the field," Maltby said. "He represents a model for the type of person of faith that we think is perfect for single, committed Christians."
Christian dating websites include Christian Mingle, Christian Cafe and Singles of Faith. Electa Draper, The Denver Post
Monday, August 16, 2010
But overall I don't think there was more negatives then positives. Yes he did get sacked and fumbled which obviously the haters out there loved to see. But handling the pressure will come with practice. There is only so much pressure you will receive during training camp. The main thing I'm worried about is the lack of a star receiver that will be there to make the play when the pass is slightly off target.
Another topic that was brought up is Tebow's chances of moving ahead of Quinn for the backup spot. Since Quinn looked horrid yesterday, that definetly was put in Tebow's favor.
It's interesting when they compared Tebow's stats to McCoy, Clausen and Bradford and overall Tebow had a better day. But you gotta remember that it wasn't against anyone special. Lets wait and see when he officially starts against the first stringers whenever that time comes.
In case you missed any of Tebow's game yesterday here is a video with clips from it.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
This article came from www.askmen.com
Tim Tebow is one of the most talked about players in the NFL -- not too bad for a player who has yet to play a pro game.
Every sports fan has an opinion, one way or another, on the college superstar-turned-Denver-Broncos quarterback. He makes headlines with his jersey sales and his new haircut, so it’s hard for him to stay low-key.
Here are five things that you probably don’t know about Tim Tebow.
1- Tim Tebow, like Manny Pacquiao, was born in the Philippines
Tim Tebow and Manny Pacquiao are both champions. Tebow is one of the greatest college football players of all time, and Pacquiao is one of the best boxers of all time. What most people don’t know is that they’re native to the same country. That’s right -- Tebow was born in the Philippines.
Tebow’s parents were Christian missionaries, and he was born in Makati City, in the Philippines.
Tebow’s mom faced life-threatening complications while pregnant with him. While she was advised to have an abortion, she declined, and the rest is history.
2- Tim Tebow wasn’t always a quarterback
Tebow was homeschooled as a kid, but was allowed to play football for a local Florida high school. He started out playing tight end and linebacker before switching schools (and stirring up controversy) so he could play quarterback for a more pass-oriented offense.
He ended up at Nease High School, played quarterback, and garnered the attention of scouts across the nation.
Can you imagine Tim Tebow as a tight end or linebacker? Needless to say, heading to Nease High School was a very good idea for Tebow.
3- Tim Tebow was famous before he was famous
In 2006, MTV aired a show called Two-A-Days: Hoover High, which followed the Hoover Buccaneers, an Alabama high school football team. In the opening episode of the show, the Buccaneers played a school from Florida. The specific school? You guessed it -- Nease High School, with a quarterback by the name of Tim Tebow.
The Buccaneers proved to be too much for Tim Tebow and the rest of his Nease High School teammates in that matchup, but Tebow wouldn’t go on to lose too many nationally televised games going forward.
Before Tebow was a household name, he was already on TV doing what he does best: playing football.
4- Tim Tebow was almost part of the Alabama Crimson Tide
Many people associate Tim Tebow with his many achievements as quarterback for the Florida Gators. A lot of members of Gator Nation are still huge fans of Tebow, but think about this: One of Florida’s football gods almost went to Alabama.
Alabama was hot on Tim Tebow’s trail during the recruiting period. There were many people who thought Tebow would sign with the Crimson Tide, and I’m sure Gator fans cringe at the thought of Tebow wearing their rival’s crimson jersey.
Luckily for Gator Nation, Tebow chose Florida over Alabama (although both schools have claimed BCS National Championships in recent years).
5- He’s changing the way we think about NFL rookies
The Ron Burgundy in all of us says that Tim Tebow is kind of a big deal. He’s yet to play a snap in the NFL, but his jersey is already one of the top sellers in the league.
Not since Michael Vick have we seen so much hype surrounding a college quarterback entering the NFL. Perhaps the biggest difference is that Vick was the 1st overall pick; Tebow was the 25th overall pick, with many analysts projecting he’d fall out of the first round.
LeBron James had a lot of hype before he played a game in the NBA. James also started from day one, while Tim Tebow will start the season in a supporting role, and will be lucky to see much of the field on a regular basis. But who are we talking about with the NFL season just a few weeks away? Tom Brady and Peyton Manning aren’t making headlines -- Tim Tebow is.
#4 makes me wonder - What would the college football landscape be like if Tebow did indeed go to Alabama?
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tebow possesses the most potent attributes that any player should have. Desire, Commitment, Passion and Leadership. While some say these won't necessarily win games, it does play a rather large factor in it.
Think of this, what about if he came into the league with his attributes reversed. Lets say he entered the league as a pure QB, with great accuracy and great pocket presence, but he lacked the leadership and commitment to the game. Which QB would be easier to teach? I guarantee you that its easier to teach mechanics then to teach personal attributes.
So overall Tebow is in a great spot. He is learning fast and becoming a student of the game. His strong desire to be the best at what he does is propelling him to the top (at least with jersey sales and underwear endorsements so far).
The Bleacher Report put out a good article about Tebow and one segment said this
Tebow may not be blessed with the speed of Michael Vick, or the cannon of an arm Brett Favre has, but Tebow has something that every NFL player should have, heart and toughness.
This is so true. When he played at Florida, everyone knew who was running the ball on short yardage downs. Tim knew he could push the ball and get those yards. Yes, he does have size on his side but he always had heart too. He knew in his mind that if he wanted to, he could get those extra yards. He wasn't timid or scared. He was focused.
Another part of the article had this to say
Tebow knows how to put his head down and get the extra yard, which many quarterbacks are unwilling to do for fear of injury, and rightfully so, but Tebow has the strong and sturdy stature to make it happen.
Its amazing the willingness that Tebow has to perform when the time calls for it. When he suffered his concussion against Kentucky, that could of been it for him. He could of quit the game he loved to play. But instead of being overly careful about his health, he took on the challenge and continued to play hard. I love that passion in him.
The Bleacher Report also said this
There are few quarterbacks who demand the huddle and have the type of presence that a player like Peyton Manning has, but Tebow can be that type of player in the NFL. Manning is able to do it because everyone knows what kind of work he puts in after practice, studying film on his opponent and learning the game.
Now comparing Tebow with Manning will get some people upset, especially since Tim hasn't proved anything out on the field yet. However Tebow possesses the other aspects that Manning has. And those other aspects are what gained respect from his veteran teammates. Go back to what I mentioned earlier about Tebow and swapping attributes. If he had the power and accuracy then we wouldn't be talking to much about the differences. However since he has the other traits, Tim can learn the rest of it.
I will leave you guys with a neat video
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Even though I am a die hard Tebow fan, does that mean I should take him as my second QB behind someone like Aaron Rodgers or Peyton Manning? How much playing time will he actually get? I think we will see during preseason whether or not he is going to be a contributing factor to fantasy leagues. If the Broncos use Tebow during red zone plays and he is scoring a lot of Touchdowns, then it will be worth taking him for that reason.
I don't think he will give you a bunch of yards either passing or running (unless of course Quinn or Orton gets injured), so the primary points will come from touchdowns. I am so optimistic that when Tebow gets into the game, he will produce with a high success rate on whatever play he is asked to do.
Analysis report from CBSSports
Tebow doesn't appear to be affected much by expectations or pressure, which shouldn't be too surprising considering he was one of the most popular college football players ever. "I think I've had somewhat pressure on me the last few years and I don't really ever think about it because all I worry about is what I can control and that's my attitude, my effort and my focus," Tebow said. "Those are all things that I can control -- I can't control anything else so I'm really not going to spend much time worrying about it." Tebow is likely to break camp third on the Broncos' depth chart behind Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn. He might see some snaps in the Wildcat formation early in the season, but he isn't expected to make a big impact. He shouldn't be drafted in seasonal Fantasy formats and only drafted in rookie and long-term keeper formats.
I love his attitude when it comes to the pressure he has. He knows if he stays focused on the task at hand (learning the playbook and reading defenses), everything else will fall into place. He isn't worried about moving past Quinn for #2 on the depth chart. He knows everything will happen in due time. McDaniels won't force the issue and move him up the ranks if Tebow isn't ready.
Projected 2010 Stats: 1,245 passing yards, 7 totals TDs, 8 INTs
I don't know if I agree with the 7 total TDs because I think he will have more opportunities to score then just 7. I am looking at double digits total TDs.
Overall its going to be a fun preseason for the Broncos and a fun season to watch whenever Tebow plays.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Has Tebow come to the NFL for other purposes other then to play football? Is he so dedicated to the Lord that he will become distracted from achieving his goal of being a great QB in the NFL. I don't think it has become a real issue for the most part. I believe he has still stayed focus with his NFL duties while maintaining a Christian lifestyle.
I know there have been quite a few articles that have brought up the subject of "When will Tebow finally fall?" or "How long will it take for Tebow to make a mistake?" It's people's nature to guess toward the negative of someone's life. For goodness sake, just look at our news today. How much of it is taken up by positive information vs. negative crap. Its amazing how you look around and there are murders, prostitutes, drug shootings etc. plastered all over your local news.
Well I am one in probably the minority that hopes that Tebow stays in the light throughout his entire career and stays clean. I would love to see him force the public to talk about his positive traits and positive actions due to not having any negative failings. Now I know we aren't perfect. Nobody is here on earth. But that doesn't mean you can't do your best at keeping a clean slate. And I pray that Tebow can keep his slate nice and spotless.
The following quotes were taken from an Article located in The Denver Post. This article talked about how Bronco's fans were divided due to Tebow's faith.
Michelle Olson calls herself the anti-Tebow.
She is a diehard Broncos fan but has no love in her heart for its limelight-stealing sensation, rookie quarterback and evangelical everyman Tim Tebow.
"He's a big distraction and has done nothing to prove he's NFL material," the 25-year-old Fort Collins woman said Tuesday morning at Broncos training camp in Dove Valley.
It's Tebow's eagerness to share his Christian values and beliefs that really irks her.
"That's why I hate him," she said.
"It's my personal opinion that if you don't have a uterus, you don't have a right to express an opinion about abortion," Olson snapped.
The entire article can be found here "That's why I adore him," said Jennifer Longmore, 26, of Loveland, who quickly adds that "it's a miracle" she and Olson are good friends. "I think he's absolutely great testimony, and I'm glad he was not aborted in the missionary field," Longmore said. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- "We are excited he's here in town," said Robin Gentry, a 38-year-old mother of three from Centennial who identifies herself as an evangelical Christian. "He's not afraid to talk about his faith or show people what he believes," Gentry said. "I like him as a person. I like his integrity." ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dillon Meyers, an 11-year-old from Littleton, is, like many people, wearing Tebow's No. 15 jersey. "I think he's going to be good. I like that he looks up to people and believes in God," Dillon said. His grandfather, Ron Woitalewicz, said he approves of Dillon's looking up to Tebow. "His character, his work ethic and beliefs make him special," Woitalewicz said. "We're Catholic. People are excited about his devotion and faith. In an age of flamboyant NFL players, he's grounded. It's not all about him." There are other pro athletes out there who are like that, Woitalewicz said, "but he's just more open about it." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ James Perry, 22, of Denver comes from a long line of Broncos fans. He said he likes to think that religion is kept separate from what happens on the field, yet he realizes that Tebow's faith is an important part of his character. "He plays with a lot of heart," Perry said. "He's very fierce on the field. He has a great attitude. You watch him in the wind sprints — he never gives up. He never dogs out." Tebow is the only player on the team whose name Longmore knows. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
"That's why I adore him," said Jennifer Longmore, 26, of Loveland, who quickly adds that "it's a miracle" she and Olson are good friends.
"I think he's absolutely great testimony, and I'm glad he was not aborted in the missionary field," Longmore said.
"We are excited he's here in town," said Robin Gentry, a 38-year-old mother of three from Centennial who identifies herself as an evangelical Christian.
"He's not afraid to talk about his faith or show people what he believes," Gentry said. "I like him as a person. I like his integrity."
Dillon Meyers, an 11-year-old from Littleton, is, like many people, wearing Tebow's No. 15 jersey.
"I think he's going to be good. I like that he looks up to people and believes in God," Dillon said.
His grandfather, Ron Woitalewicz, said he approves of Dillon's looking up to Tebow.
"His character, his work ethic and beliefs make him special," Woitalewicz said. "We're Catholic. People are excited about his devotion and faith. In an age of flamboyant NFL players, he's grounded. It's not all about him."
There are other pro athletes out there who are like that, Woitalewicz said, "but he's just more open about it."
James Perry, 22, of Denver comes from a long line of Broncos fans. He said he likes to think that religion is kept separate from what happens on the field, yet he realizes that Tebow's faith is an important part of his character.
"He plays with a lot of heart," Perry said. "He's very fierce on the field. He has a great attitude. You watch him in the wind sprints — he never gives up. He never dogs out."
Tebow is the only player on the team whose name Longmore knows.
I would be interested in hearing your comments and seeing how both sides feel about the situation. We obviously know it is definetly divided.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I will sort them starting with the Autograph Cards, Game Used, Inserts, Base
The cards in Bold will be the cards I currently have
NFL Draft Autographed Patch Draft Logo #21
NFL Draft Autographed Patch NFL Equipment Logo #21
NFL Draft Autographed Patch NFL Shield Logo #21
NFL Draft Autographs #21
Pro Helmets Autographs #TT
Draft Picks Autographs #296 /99
Collegiate Letterman Autograph #4
Xtra Points Black #296 /10
Xtra Points Green #296 /25
Xtra Points Purple #296 /50
Xtra Points Red #296 /100
Xtra Points Gold #296 /250
Xtra Points Orange #296
Draft Picks Light Blue #296 /999
NFL Draft #21
#296B Draft SP
Rookie NFL Shield Autographs #34
Rookie NFL Team Logo Autographs #34
Status Autographs Black #126 /1
Aspirations Autographs #126 /49
Status Autographs #126 /24
Turn of the Century Autographs #126 /199
Printing Plates Black
Printing Plates Cyan
Printing Plates Magenta
Printing Plates Yellow
Status Black #126 /24
Status #126 /85
Aspirations #126 /15
Rookie NFL Team Logo #34 /999
Rookie NFL Shield #34 /999
Hot Rookies Autographs #2 /25
Hot Rookies #2
Hot Rookies Artist Proof #2 /32
Hot Rookies End Zone #2 /6
Hot Rookies Glossy #2
Hot Rookies Gold Zone #2 /299
Hot Rookies Red Zone #2 /100
Hot Rookies Scorecard #2 /499
Artist Proof #396 /32
End Zone #396 /6
Gold Zone #396 /299
Red Zone #396 /100
Scorecard #396 /499
Team Colors Autograph #6 /25
Significant Signatures Platinum #195 /25
Significant Signatures Gold #195 /249
Team Colors Materials #6 /299
Team Colors Materials Prime #6 /50
Team Colors #6
Timeless Tributes Platinum #195 /25
Timeless Tributes Gold #195 /50
Timeless Tributes Silver #195 /100
Monday, August 2, 2010
|6519583||2010 Prestige Draft Picks Rights Autographs||Demaryius Thomas/299||9.0|
|6519582||2010 Prestige Draft Picks Rights Autographs||Sean Canfield/999||9.0|
|6519581||2010 Prestige Draft Picks Rights Autographs||Tony Pike/499||9.0|
|6519580||2010 Prestige Draft Picks Rights Autographs||Nate Allen/399||9.5|
|6519579||2010 Prestige Draft Picks Rights Autographs||Eric Decker/199||9.0|
|6519578||2010 Prestige Draft Picks Rights Autographs||Jeremy Williams/999||9.0|
|6519577||2010 Prestige Draft Picks Rights Autographs||Jerry Hughes/399||9.0|
|6519576||2010 Prestige Xtra Points Black Autographs||Mike Wallace/150||8.5|
|6519575||2010 Prestige||Tim Tebow||9.5|
|6519574||2010 Prestige||Sam Bradford||9.0|
|6519573||2010 Prestige||Ndamukong Suh||9.0|
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -No insubordination. No contract consternation. No split locker room.
No more bad karma - just a bit of bad luck.
The Denver Broncos kicked off training camp without the negativity that enveloped them a year ago, when their two first-round draft picks were holdouts and the man wearing No. 15 was recalcitrant receiver Brandon Marshall.
With Marshall in Miami, rookie quarterback Tim Tebow is donning that number now, and his presence was a big reason the Broncos drew 3,103 fans to the start of training camp, a record for the first day at Dove Valley.
The only damper? Running backs Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter got hurt.
That might have been the only two times many in the crowd took their eyes off Tebow, the two-time national champion from Florida and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner.
"Guy was a great player in college," Champ Bailey said. "He's going to do some great things for us."
Fans serenaded Tebow with cheers when he walked onto the field and when he stretched, then chanted his name when he walked off after winning every single one of the post-practice sideline sprints.
"I thought it was Bannan," cracked defensive lineman Justin Bannan. "Isn't that what they're out here for? No, obviously, it's Tebow. Everyone's out here to see him and it looks like he's doing all right."
Bannan said the veterans don't mind that Tebow's stealing the show.
"Obviously, he's a special case and he had an unbelievable collegiate career. He's the only guy to have a career like that, so it kind of demands that kind of attention," Bannan said.
Tebow is certainly accustomed to this adoration.
"We had some pretty passionate fans at Florida, too," he said.
Tebowmania is everywhere, from the jerseys in the crowd to the hand-painted signs kids held up.
Even wide receiver Brandon Stokley's house is abuzz over Tebow.
"He surpassed me as my son's favorite player on the Broncos," Stokley conceded.
The crowd even burst into applause when Tebow scrambled out of the pocket in 7-on-7 drills without the rush of any linemen.
For all the adulation, Tebow remains a raw rookie buried not only in the playbook but in the film room studying ways to improve his mechanics as he adjusts to the pro game.
"I'm still working on footwork and my drops and things like that but as far as just my throwing motion, it's more of just getting my feet in place," he said.
Tebow is working behind starter Kyle Orton and fellow newcomer Brady Quinn and throwing to a deep stable of 10 receivers, including fellow first-round pick Demaryius Thomas.
I would love to be at the Broncos training camp right now. I'm sure it is a blast watching Tebow and the other Broncos fight for position. The fact that he beat everyone out on sideline sprints, is so cool. It just shows his dedication to be excellent (not perfect) at everything he puts his mind to. Keep it up Tim, just don't get injured - please don't get injured.
Its awesome to see the veterans give such support to Tebow. Bailey is not a pushover player but he is a star player in the league. And to see him say the things about Tim that he does is great.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
This article from the Orlando Sentinal talks about this such topic and gives some great pointers so I hope everyone will read it in its entirety.
Feel free to comment as I'm sure you guys will have an opinion since it seems like everyone does to some degree whether positive or negative.
I will post tidbits of the article since its fairly long.
Here we go
These are the sins of Tim Tebow: He is nice to strangers. He's never been arrested. His body is not a canvas of unsightly tattoos. He sometimes uses the word "freak" as a euphemism for the F-bomb because he doesn't curse. He is one of the greatest football players in college football history.
How anyone can stand him is anybody's guess.
The venom spews daily, in the anonymity of blog posts, in cyberspace hate groups, in the voices of callers from Alabama to Alaska. Tim Tebow, party piñata. Everybody take a whack.
The chaos that surrounds Tebow is baffling. He is the most polarizing athlete of this generation, for reasons that remain murky.
No question there's a lot of love for him out there, and the kissy-poo infatuation can go overboard. But a lot of people loathe him simply because he's a great football player, a nice guy, and has received a ton of good publicity because of the things that he does. The pop psychology spin goes deeper than the obvious Gator-hater backlash.
How else does one explain a Facebook page called "I HATE Tim Tebow," with 3,516 members? "This group is for" anyone who hates that unathletic fullback who takes snaps as a quarterback," it says on the page.
Read the rip jobs wishing misery on Tebow: "Tebow will go down as the best clipboard holder and cheerleader the NFL has ever seen."
Hear the critics like former NFL great Joe Theismann, who said during Super Bowl week that Tebow should have quit playing football after graduating from Florida.
Tebow should tell all of them to go kiss his Jockey shorts, now that he has a few to spare as the new company spokesman.
I hope Tebow destroys all the NFL myths about prototype quarterbacks. I hope he makes the Jacksonville brain trust bop foreheads in shame and scream: "What were we thinking!" I hope he continues to be authentic in his wholesome approach to football, family and faith.
"He has proven he practices what he preaches, and a lot of athletes don't do that, so a lot of people are skeptical," said Eric Wilbur, a former teammate at Florida and his friend. "No other athlete has been able to do it, whether it's Tiger Woods or Kobe Bryant. We thought they were this and they're not."
I just pray that Tebow will continue on this path he is on and keep proving his doubters wrong. All it will take is one bad choice and everyone will slam him for it but if he keeps it up, he will continue to make a lot of followers. Hopefully at some point these 'haters' will quit their negative outlook about Tebow and realize they are just blowing hot air into the wind with no given point in doing it.
Thanks for reading this article and I am looking forward to your comments.
The link for the article in its entirety can be found here
Friday, July 30, 2010
On whether he was telling his agent to hurry and get the contract done: “(Laughing) We were definitely trying to push and get out here – I was – and I was blessed, though, with a great front office here and a great agent that handled everything and got it done, and now I’m out here and I don’t have to worry about anything except playing football.”
On whether he feels that he’s behind: “I think so, I’ve got to catch up on the installs that I missed and just keep working, but that’s something that I can control – my work ethic and just studying and trying to catch up, so I’ll look forward to that challenge.”
On whether it’s a similar feeling to when he was a freshman at the University of Florida: “Well, it’s a little bit different being an NFL player rather than being a freshman in college, but you still get that feeling of just being new to everything and trying to learn and understand it and just trying to grow as fast as you can, so there are some similarities.”
On handling pressure: “Well, I think I’ve had somewhat pressure on me the last few years and I don’t really ever think about it, because all I worry about is what I can control and that’s my attitude, my effort and my focus. Those are all things that I can control – I can’t control anything else, so I’m really not going to spend much time worrying about it.”
On the difficulty of not being able to participate in practice on Wednesday or Thursday: “I’ll tell you what bothered me – my teammates out here practicing and I wasn’t out here, and I was looking forward to getting out there and just being with the team and not being separated or not being different. I was really looking forward to getting out here.”
On his expectations for camp: “I’ve talked to a lot of veterans here, other veterans that I know around the league and different coaches and just tried to get a feel for what it’s going to be like – how to prepare myself, my body, my mind, everything, the right nutrition program, the right rest program – all those things, just to handle it the right way.”
On his conversations with McDaniels: “Well, we talk a lot, so there were a lot of conversations, but obviously he wanted me out here and I wanted to be here, so it was just a matter of everybody just finishing it.”
On whether he’s focused more on mechanics or learning the playbook: “Well, I’m definitely focused on the playbook, but I’m also focused on mechanics, my drops, my footwork, learning a new offense, the play-action fakes we’ve got, the different stuff that I’m not used to from college, and so it’s a combination of both, definitely.”
On former Broncos QB John Elway downplaying the importance of mechanics: “Well sometimes it definitely can be (overemphasized) because like he said, at the end of the day it’s if you can get it to the receiver or not and how quickly you can get it to him, so I think it definitely improves your game. It can help, but also, you've just got to be able to get it there.”
On whether he’s looking forward to contact: “(Laughing) I am looking forward to it – it may be a negative of mine is that I look forward to that and I’m a quarterback so you kind of have to stay calm, but it is fun once Sunday gets out here and everybody is hitting - I’ll get excited too.”
I just glad the contract issues are done and behind him. Now Tebow can show the Veterans of the team that he means business and to prove to them that he can play to their expectations. I think that once Tebow makes his first rundown of a defensive player, everyone will know he has arrived :).
He was smart in talking to everyone in order to find out what to expect when he arrives to camp. Its best to be prepared as much as possible before hand then find out all the surprises when you get there.
I am looking forward to when the first video's go online of Tebow working out. I am checking every day so when they do I can put them on here.
Speaking of videos I located the page that has Tebow answering these questions.
Tim Tebow's Video Responses
Thursday, July 29, 2010
This report comes from CBSSports.com
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Tim Tebow has agreed to a contract with the Denver Broncos.
The two-time national champion from Florida and 25th pick in the NFL Draft missed the first three workouts for rookies and selected veterans while his agent, Jimmy Sexton, and general manager Brian Xanders hammered out a deal.
ESPN has reported the deal is worth $33 million over five years with $8.7 million guaranteed.
Tebow is expected to practice Friday morning, the final session before training camp begins Sunday with a full squad.
I'm happy it has finally happened. It was a few days late but at least Tebow will be able to start training camp.
Now I will be watching for videos showing him at camp and hopefully I can get them on here for you guys to watch.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Even though I didn't pull any Tebow auto's like I was hoping for, I did get a Sam Bradford auto so not too bad.
I listed all the Jersey/Patch cards and a few rookie autos on the SCR forums if anyone is interested in seeing them.
Click here to go to the forum post
Tebow will work with several of Jockey’s lines, including the Jockey® “Staycool” collection, which launches in spring 2011. Tebow will be featured in Jockey’s catalog, TV and print advertisements and on jockey.com. Jockey and Tebow will also collaborate on unique content for social media platforms.
“Tim is a highly gifted athlete with a positive attitude and an admirable character,” remarked Jockey Chairman and CEO Debra S. Waller. “We at Jockey see a very bright future with Tim, and believe that he is an excellent representative for the brand. Tim is genuine, smart and driven and those qualities align well with Jockey. We look forward to building a long and collaborative relationship with him in the coming years.”
“I’m excited to represent the Jockey brand and to work with such an innovative company,” said Tebow. “I’ve long been a fan and consumer of Jockey, and think they make a quality product with a great fit. I’m looking forward to a great relationship with such a respectable company.”
This is a big step for Tebow. I like this decision because Jockey isn't a negative brand that has a bad public viewing. Jockey made a smart choice considering Tebow's success with selling Jerseys and other merchandise.
The contract details are still a secret mostly due to Jockey being a private company. If any news comes out regarding it, I will definetly post it.
2010 Score Artist Proof #396 23/32 - BV $100
2010 Donruss Elite Team Auto #34 - BV $175
2010 Donruss Elite Status Auto #126 13/24 - BV $250
So as you can see I am getting the expensive ones out of the way first lol. My next case of 2010 Panini Classics is scheduled to arrive today so once that is opened I will post the key cards on SCR Forums and on here so check back tomorrow.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
If you are a sports card collector and would like to join a small but knowledgeable group of collectors. Sports Card Radio and its forum is the place for you. Its not like any of these other forums who have thousands of members. At SCR even though the member count is small, the quality sure isn't lacking when it comes to knowledge and experience in the sports card field.
I have been a member since 09 and I absolutely love it. Everyone is friendly and happy to talk about anything sports card related. And it's not just sports cards its sports in general that we chat about.
So if you have some time, please come by and check them out. Its a great place to share your collecting stories.
I almost forgot about the equally as important feature with SCR. The creator of the forums, Colin and his brother Ryan, puts together podcast about sports card topics. These topics cover anything and everything that the sports card collector would need to know. So be sure to check them out also on this page - http://www.sportscardradio.com/index.php/stream-the-sports-card-show - there are currently 57 shows to listen to.
See you there!
It has finally arrived. The long awaited date. These shoes (Tim Tebow Nike Trainer 1.2) are going to fly off the market. I don't see just Florida Gator/Tim Tebow fans getting a pair but also collectors too. Just think if you have a pair in pristine condition laying at your house or business where your collection is, and Tebow does in fact go on to have a Hall of Fame type career. The value increase on those would be up the roof.
I have read several forums where pictures of the shoe have been listed and it has been mostly "ugly" comments. So I am guessing you have to be a true Florida fan to enjoy the style and how Nike/EA Sports designed the shoe. For me they had me at Orange and Blue lol, everything else was just a BIG plus. Alright enough with the suspense, I have talked enough without disclosing the date :). Here it is.
August 6, 2010 @ http://store.nike.com
I talked to a Nike representative and it was disclosed that the shoe will be released roughly at midnight and have a cost of around $100. So I am hoping that by the time I wake up on the 6th that there will be a pair or two still there for me :). He wouldn't tell me exactly how many pairs would be available for purchase, just said "They would be in limited quantity." Oh well I tried. Now for the pictures. These pictures were first published on http://www.solecollector.com which is the same website who let us know of the release date, so big props to them.
Well that's enough chatter for now. I have a new date to look forward to besides Wednesday hehe.
Please let me know if there are any changes that could make this blog better by commenting and I will respond as quickly as possible. Thanks
Monday, July 26, 2010
My name is Chad. I am 26 and currently residing in Florida. I started collecting when I was a teen and got hooked on it from then on out. I had to take a break when I went into the US Air Force where I served from 2001-2004. I was stationed @ Ramstein AB, Germany, where I served as a Crew Chief (Aircraft Mechanic) on C-130s and C-9s. I absolutely loved every minute of it and if I could go back in I would in a heartbeat but due to medical reasons I can no longer serve.
So after I left, I decided to pick back up with collecting sports cards. I resumed with a sizable collection that I picked up from a collector who was going out of business and sold his cards to me for extremely cheap. These included mostly BVG graded MLB, NBA, NFL and a few NHL vintage cards. It also included some game used and auto from the modern years. Needless to say, it was a good collection to reestablish myself back into the community of sports card collecting again.
I decided not to open up a store on the streets but to instead start an online hobby selling mostly through Ebay and running trades through forums. So far it is working out well and I am having fun doing it, which is the important part.. right :).
I enjoy collecting specialty cards which include BGS/PSA graded cards (higher graded preferably), Game Used, Auto and Low serial numbered cards. Right now I am building up my Tim Tebow collection which I will go into in depth later in the blog. The most fun I have is opening up cases (when I can afford it that is) and seeing what key cards are in there that I can get graded if necessary and put up onto the store for sale or use for trades.
My first set of boxes I opened was the 2010 Panini Prestige which recently came out. I received some pretty good cards including several decent (hope to be better in the future) auto rookies which were sent to Beckett to be graded. I received several jersey cards to include a Colt McCoy patch/auto card which was pretty cool. I was going after a case of 2010 Donruss Elite but got robbed from an Ebayer who never communicated with me and I was forced to file a claim in which Ebay thankfully refunded the entire amount back to me. The next case I did was the current release of 2010 Panini Classics. This case was shipped and I am able to track it this time. I should receive it on Wednesday of this week, so I am pretty excited to open it when it arrives. I don't see any more releases in August for football so I am thinking of doing 2010 Topps Triple Threads Baseball next (only if I can make a good profit from the Panini Classics case since the Triple Threads case is quite expensive.
Alrighty as you can probably tell from my Blog Title I am a Tebow fan. Well actually I am a die hard Florida Gator fan both football and basketball. So when Tebow finished his career with Florida I immediately became a fan of the Denver Broncos and am rooting for Tebow to succeed. I am currently collecting as many Tebow cards as I can so I will be posting pictures of the cards I obtain through the cases I open or cheap Ebay/trades I can acquire. I will also keep you guys updated on any news regarding Tebow. Right now the Broncos Training Camp just started for the Rookies so we will see how Tebow does. There have been rumors that Tebow will have to holdout due to contract issues but I certainly hope that doesn't happen.
Alright that is it for my intro (even though it kinda went into a Tebow post lol) I will post more tomorrow on Tebow's new Nike Shoe and its just announced release date so you guys if interested can get a pair. Hope I can keep this blog exciting and full of good info so you guys don't fall asleep on me lol.
Have a good night everyone.