There’s an NBC report from Diana Russini out suggesting that the Eagles are looking to trade Matt Barkley so that they can sign Tim Tebow: Read more »
Chip Kelly’s first offseason at the controls has been full of twists and turns. The latest? The Eagles worked out quarterback Tim Tebow this morning, a league source confirmed.
Adam Schefter was first with the news.
While there has been some talk of playing Tebow at a different position in the past, a source indicated he was worked out by the Eagles as a quarterback.
Per Schefter, the Eagles have no plans to sign Tebow at this time. Read more »
Okay, so this whole ordeal apparently started when a 17-year-old boy was mowing his lawn. He supposedly drove his tractor out into a road and in front of an oncoming vehicle. The driver allegedly got out of the car, pulled the kid down from the mower, assaulted him and then Tebowed before getting into his car and driving away. For those of you that play “Ohio or Florida?” might want to round this one up, considering it happened in a town just East of the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. [The Smoking Gun]
Rick Santorum has dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for president, and no one is very surprised by that. In fact, it’s pretty amazing that he got as far as he did with his myopic platform. Does anyone know what he thinks of besides abortion? Anyway, the field narrows. With the suspension of Santorum’s campaign, however, we lost one of the cutest candidates we’ve seen for a while. I know, slightly ferret-ish but still an attractive man. Mitt Romney, the presumptive candidate is a good-looking guy, too, but there’s a blankness there, no sparkle in the eye indicating maybe some fire in the belly. Read more »
So, everyone can stop speculating now that Tim Tebow is a New York Jet. Two weeks ago Fox 29 speculated whether or not Tebow would don midnight green before Peyton Manning had picked a team. Today, Dan McQuade explained why Philly fans should want Tim Tebow on the Iggles (hint: it’s because he’s bad). Alas, the Jets coughed up a fourth round pick for the guy. At least the Tebow/New York media thing should be entertaining to watch.
UPDATE: Just kidding, maybe. There seems to be a problem.
If the Eagles want a Dream Team II to rival last year’s Dream Team, they need to be all in on Tim Tebow.
Last season, Tebow was the talk of the NFL. After sitting on the bench as a rookie, Tebow got a chance to start and took the Broncos to the playoffs with a series of improbable comebacks, then threw a touchdown pass in overtime to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs. Because of variety of factors–good looks, impeccable college pedigree, his Christianity and charity work–Tim Tebow became the one sports star who non-sports fans got interested in.
The Broncos had a chance to upgrade, though, and yesterday they signed all-time great Peyton Manning, released by the Colts after missing last season with a neck injury. Tebow is now on the trading block. Read more »
Here’s how Fox 29 rationalized it: The Broncos have met with Peyton Manning as he tries to decide who he’ll
play quarterback for next season. Denver seems like a reasonable enough destination. Manning is familiar with John Elway and head coach John Fox and the organization should be looking for an out of the Tim Tebow situation. What better way to get the team past the PR nightmare that will come with sitting, trading or otherwise ridding themselves of the Great Savior himself than to bring in, arguably, the best quarterback ever?
So the correct answer to the question of Tim Tebow coming to the Eagles is, “You’ve got to be f#$%ing kidding me.” Read more »
Is it Taybow time? Tim Tebow and Pennsylvania-native Taylor Swift were spotted having dinner together at the Toscanova in Los Angeles. The rumor mill will have a busy afternoon and any other breaking news today is clearly below-the-fold information. [NY Daily News]
Tim Tebow’s Mother Pam will be the keynote speaker at an Options for Women fundraiser in Cherry Hill next month. The organization is made up of “prayer warriors” who hope to help pregnant women “Choose Life!” The fundraiser is scheduled for March 20th at Cherry Hill’s Crowne Plaza. [Daily News]
Tim Tebow bugs me, and I’m feeling a little guilty about it. It makes sense to be annoyed by Larry the Cable Guy or Charles Manson or Progressive Flo … but Tebow? Good-looking star athlete, hero of the Broncos overtime against Pittsburgh, and a good Christian? Ah, there it is: The sleeve-wearing, knee-bending religion that irks me and, at the same time, elicits a sense of guilt for the sentiment. How can a man who stands up and professes his faith rub so many people the wrong way? I’ve been stewing about this, I’m sure, in an attempt to validate my feelings and not feel like a jerk for disliking someone’s religious convictions. I mean, he’s not standing up and rallying people to smoke meth or not pay their taxes or anything; he’s just saying he likes Jesus. Read more »