Tim Tebow may not have an NFL team to play for at the moment, but one Jacksonville, Fla councilman has jumped on the bandwagon of the city's fans petitioning for the Christian QB to join their team.
Tebow, the 26-year-old professional football quarterback who is also an Evangelical Christian, was the subject of a formal city council session recently. Don Redman, a Jacksonville city councilman, requested that the Jacksonville Jaguars sign Tebow who grew up in the city.
While the council session initially began to discuss funding for new scoreboards at the Jaguars' EverBank Field, Redman made sure to inquire about Tebow to the NFL team lobbyist Paul Harden, according to Jacksonville Business Journal. more >>
Tim Tebow may not be an active NFL player, but the popular Christian quarterback is receiving support from Jacksonville, Fla., natives to play in their city.
Signs and billboards have been making their rounds on the internet, calling for the 26-year-old NFL free agent to be signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars. One Billboard in Jacksonville pleads with the Jaguars owner Shahid Khan to pick up Tebow.
"Mr. Kahn, sign Tebow and we will fill the stadium," the Billboard reads, according to CBSSports.com reports. "Signed, Jacksonville." more >>
New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara said in a recent interview with Muscle and Fitness magazine that some people call him "the black Tim Tebow."
Amukamara said he is a virgin and has never consumed alcohol. The recently-engaged athlete might have his first alcoholic beverage during his bachelor party, he said, but explained how his understanding of salvation initially prevented him from drinking at all.
"I grew up Catholic, so it just started out as one of those things. I'd think, 'If I do this, maybe I can get to heaven,' so I said no drinks, no sex, all the big things," the 24-year-old told the magazine. "As I grew up, I realized that's not what it's about. It's about having a relationship with Jesus. It's not about 'Don't do this. Don't do that.' But still, it's just one of those things I haven't done, and I don't see any benefit to doing it. You're always reading about people getting DUIs. So many bad things that happen and wind up in the paper are alcohol-related, so by not drinking, it saves me, my team, and my family a lot of trouble." more >>
While free agent quarterback Tim Tebow continues his search for work in the NFL, one Russian team has offered him $1 million to play in just two games.
Mikhail Zaltsman, owner of the Moscow Black Storm football team, told Russia Beyond the Headlines his plan is to fly Tebow in to play in an American Football Championship of Russia (AFCR) semifinal game against the Moscow Patriots at the end of the month. If his team wins, Tebow would also play in the league's championship game.
"I talked with him personally and he wanted to go," Zaltsman told RBTH. more >>
Popular Christian football player Tim Tebow has vowed that he will continue his "relentless" pursuit to make it in the NFL despite being recently released by the New England Patriots, although one of his former coaches has said that it might be time for him to look into the CFL (Canadian Football League).
"I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback," Tebow posted on Facebook and Twitter on Saturday after finding out that he did not make the Patriots cut for the new season, and also thanked the franchise for giving him the opportunity.
He also shared the Bible verse 2 Corinthians 12:9, which reads: "And He has said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.' Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me." more >>
Pam Tebow, the mother of NFL star and popular Christian athlete Tim Tebow, spoke on Thursday at Statesboro First Baptist Church, Ga., recalling the story of how a doctor had unsuccessfully tried to convince her to abort her son.
"God preserved that little baby inside me," Tebow's mother shared with the audience, where she talked about her faith and pro-life views. She was the featured speaker for a fundraiser in support of Choices of the Heart, a pregnancy center ministry, The Statesboro Herald reported.
Pam Tebow had also shared the story in an interview with Focus on the Family in 2010, Pam Tebow recalled how when she was pregnant with Tim, a doctor had told her that he "wasn't a baby at all" but "a mass of fetal tissue," and that she needed to abort him if she wanted to survive. more >>