Tim Tebow's years of missionary work may have prepared him for minor league baseball.
Last week the former college football champion Tebow signed with the New York Mets instructional league and was warned about the less than lavish lifestyle that he would have to undertake. According to The Washington Post, Tebow's agent warned him about the humble grind of a minor league baseball player, one that the Christian athlete has no qualms about.
"First of all, what you need to understand is I have taken so many long jitney rides in the Philippines and Thailand and so many countries. I have taken so many bucket baths in third-world countries and had times when there's no running water, there's no electricity," Tebow said. "I'll be all right. I can handle that. I will be totally fine." more >>
Most of the world won't get to read Tim Tebow's second book until it debuts next month, but some well known Christian pastors are already singing its praises.
Ahead of the release of Tebow's book, Shaken Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms, pastors and New York Times best-selling authors Mark Batterson and Judah Smith are already giving it high marks.
"Shaken shows us a side of Tim Tebow that we've never gotten to see before," Batterson, author of The Circle Maker who heads National Community Church in Washington, D.C., said in remarks about the book. "Tim comes alongside his reader and says, 'I've been there too,' and proceeds to show us how God is faithful even when our entire lives feel shaken to the core." more >>
Tim Tebow has secured a minor league contract with the NY Mets.
The Heisman Trophy winner who had hoped to wow at least one of his MLB prospects into offering him a contract has finally landed a deal.
Now that former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow wants to become a professional baseball player, the sports figure is hoping to wow at least one of his MLB prospects into offering him a contract.
More than 20 MLB teams will attend the Heisman Trophy winner's workout on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, according to ESPN.
Tebow hasn't played baseball since his junior year at Florida's Nease High where he was a 2005 all-state baseball player and hit .494 with four home runs, 30 RBIs and 10 doubles, helping the team to reach the Final Four of the state's playoffs. more >>
From one Christian baseball playing quarterback to another, Russell Wilson has some advice for Tim Tebow.
The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner has been the topic of headlines and ESPN sports shows since he announced his plans to pursue a professional baseball career, something that Wilson has already accomplished. Now, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback has some wisdom to share with the NFL quarterback-turned-sports analyst.
Monday Morning Quarterback reported earlier this week that when Wilson was asked to share advice with Tebow about embarking on a career in baseball, he replied: "Hope he can hit a curveball. Baseball's pretty hard." more >>
The real-life story of arguably the greatest college walk-on, Brandon Burlsworth, hits theaters on Aug. 26th, in the inspirational film titled, "Greater." Actor Neal McDonough is now opening up about how the young athlete's faith touched everyone on set.
McDonough, known for his role as the villain in the hit TV show "Arrow," took a departure from the evil Damian Dark to take on the role as Marty Burlsworth, the brother and arguably biggest influence in the life of Burlsworth.
Starring McDonough and introducing Chris Severio, "Greater" follows the true story of Brandon Burlsworth, who is perhaps the greatest walk-on in the history of college football. Burlsworth dreamed of playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks but was told he wasn't good enough to play Division I ball. Undeterred, Burlsworth took a risk and walked on in 1994. Written off by fellow teammates and coaches, Burlsworth displayed dogged determination in the face of staggering odds. The awkward kid who once was an embarrassment to his teammates and an annoyance to his coaches, ended up becoming the most respected player in the history of the program, changing the lives of all he touched. more >>