Saturday, September 19, 2009

Tebow Quote of the Day: Tebow on Tennessee

"It means a lot. It's been a big game for me ever since I was five or six years old, watching Peyton Manning and Danny Wuerffel and how big a game it was and how much it set up the rest of the season with momentum in the SEC East and everything. It's such a great game.... It's a game I look forward to a lot."

-- Tim Tebow, on the Tennessee game.

My wife -- the *real* Gators fan in the family -- has been advancing an excellent theory since Tebow's debut in 2006 that one of the things that makes Tebow so special is that he, himself, is a lifelong, die-hard Gators fan. That's why you see him doing the Gator Chomp after TDs (or in Nic Harris's face). Or doing a lap around the stadium after games. He appreciates-- as a fan -- the history, the rivalries, the tradition. Of course he wants to win -- regardless of who he is playing for. But he is particularly emotionally invested in Florida -- just like the fans.

(Photo: Tebow vs. Tennessee in 2007, Tebow's SEC debut as Florida's starting QB -- not to mention nationally televised. If you squint, you can see me in the background. Photo by the Gainesville Sun.)

1 comment:

  1. What was on Tebow's eye black today? I couldn't make out the book of the Bible, but the verse was 8:18 I think.