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Super Bowl Shoutout: The Power of Tebow

Posted on: February 2, 2012 9:06 am
Edited on: February 2, 2012 11:50 am
 

INDIANAPOLIS -- Let me tell you a story about a grounded superstar...

A small group of writers, including myself, were in a downtown restaurant having a casual dinner with commissioner Roger Goodell. Nice time, good people, the commish is a class act.

Suddenly our waitress has a message: Tim Tebow is in the restaurant.

Word is sent to Tebow that the commissioner is at our table and Tebow comes over. Tebow greets everyone at the table with a sincere smile and handshake. Nothing phony. Completely genuine. It was truly impressive to see. But the story gets better.

Behind our table was a window, and a small group of fans could see inside. They spotted Tebow. The crowd grew. And grew. And grew some more. A few people turned into about 40 or 50 at least. People who couldn't even see in the window just stood there hearing Tebow was inside. The crowd got so large it spilled into the street and police had to tell the fans to step back onto the sidewalk.

Tebow left and went outside where he signed countless autographs (Goodell later did the same).

I've been critical of Tebow's play (never of him as a person) but that was a highly interesting moment. I can't tell you how many athletes I've seen from many different sports treat fans in similar situations like garbage. Tell them to blank off or just walk by.

I'm not making any grand statements or saying there are no other athletes that would treat people and fans the same. Of course there are. I'm just making a simple observation: That was cool to see. Cool to see an athlete who gets it.

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2012 2:27 pm
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: The Power of Tebow

(Goodell later did the same).
Who the fuck wants Goodell's autograph? 



Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 8:00 pm
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: The Power of Tebow

I have issues with Tebow as a QB. But Tebow is as honest a person as we have in professional sports. Fans are happy to have somebody to look up to as a model. With DC and it's lack of leadership, sports always brings us relief." Tebow for President" Amen to that!




Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2012 8:00 pm
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: The Power of Tebow

Are you sure that wasn t Brendan Frasier acting as Tim Tebow!



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: February 2, 2012 5:05 pm
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: The Power of Tebow

Every day you see this Kid is the real deal.  Denver and the NFL have been given a great gift and should stop trying to return it.

This Kid along with Brady, Eli, Peyton along with the other good guys are who the NFL should want in the spot light.




Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 1:43 pm
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: The Power of Tebow

Why would anyone want Roger Goodell's autograph? 

"Man Roger, that 80K and 2 game suspension was the best fine of the year.  I got a copy of the paperwork for a screen saver."



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: February 2, 2012 1:00 pm
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: The Power of Tebow

Make no mistake:  the Broncos will be the most heavily hyped team entering the 2012 season.  That is all.



Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 12:07 pm
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: The Power of Tebow

GO  ''TIMBOW''  GO




Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2012 11:58 am
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: The Power of Tebow

Still nice to hear something positive from a professional athlete, no matter how tiring it is to be about Tim Tebow.

I welcome these stories!





Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2012 9:39 am
 

Super Bowl Shoutout: The Power of Tebow

God bless Tebow but i am so done with all the hype. Thanks media for blowing it up sky high!


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