ESPN President John Skipper has partially blamed his sports network for generating a Tim Tebow backlash against the outspoken Christian former NFL player.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Skipper acknowledged that ESPN took full advantage of the ratings juggernaut that was Tebow, 26, even when it began to disadvantage him as a person.
"We gave him a lot of attention. I've said before, we probably overdid it. And that makes people sort of suspicious of him. It's not his fault. He is genuinely a very likable guy," he said. more >>
ESPN analyst Tim Tebow still has dreams of playing in the NFL, his good friend and former college football coach Urban Meyer said in a recent interview. The coach added that there are "some conversations" regarding the possibility of Tebow playing in the NFL at some point.
"You'd imagine how [Tebow] works. Works every day. He's hoping. There are some conversations about it. I don't know too much. There's hope and he says there's stuff going on," Meyer, who was Tebow's coach when the athlete attended the University of Florida, told CBS Sports in a recent interview.
Tebow and Meyer still remains close, as the two went on a family vacation together last year. Meyer is currently the head football coach for Ohio State. more >>
While Tim Tebow may still be unmarried and single — the former pro football player has not publicly admitted dating anyone — he's already imagining what his family life might look like some day.
"When I have a family someday, I'll probably adopt," Tebow told People Magazine. "Adoption has always been something close to my heart. There are so many kids out there who really need a family."
In 2013, Tebow, who is the youngest of five children and, like his siblings was homeschooled, added adoption to one of the causes that his foundation supports. At last week's Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic, he and several other celebrities, along with professional golfer and fellow Christian, Bubba Watson, raised $1.1 million, some of which will fund Orphan Care, which financially supports more than 850 orphans in five countries. more >>
New ESPN analyst Tim Tebow helped co-host "Good Morning America" Friday morning, discussing his faith, his aspirations to continue playing in the NFL, and his predictions for the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII.
Tebow, who was recently hired by ESPN to serve as their new college football analyst for the SEC Network, partook in many light-hearted, entertaining games and interviews on the Friday airing of the ABC morning show. The former NFL quarterback appeared throughout the show participating in various segments, including a Super Bowl snack cook-off with Joe Montana and a discussion with former 49er Steve Young on the Super Bowl.
The new ESPN analyst also sat down with "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts to discuss his future in the NFL. Tebow stopped playing for the Denver Broncos at the end of the 2011 season to play one disappointing season with the New York Jets. He then played a pre-season with the New England Patriots only to be dropped from their roster in the regular season. Although Tebow now has a solid analyst gig for ESPN, he told Roberts he would still like to play as a quarterback in the NFL at some point in the future. more >>
Mormon political pundit Glenn Beck, Hillsong pastor and anti-human trafficking activist Christine Caine, and the 40th president's adopted son and conservative columnist Michael Reagan will speak as part of Liberty University's spring convocation series.
Johnnie Moore, the Viriginia-based school's senior vice president of communications, said that the school annually offers dozens of prolific leaders in church, business, science and culture a platform to speak with young evangelicals.
"Liberty's convocation is the largest weekly gathering of Christian young people in America. There's no other environment where you can speak to more 18 to 22 year olds each week," Moore told The Christian Post. more >>
Tim Tebow has reiterated his interest in being a quarterback in the NFL after it was announced this week that he has been hired by ESPN as a college football analyst for the SEC Network.
The former Florida Gators quarterback said during a conference call with reporters on Tuesday that although he is grateful and excited for his new opportunity with the ESPN network, he still wishes to continue his career as a quarterback long term. The 26-year-old began playing for the NFL in 2010 for the Denver Broncos, and then moved on to the New York Jets where he endured a tougher spell. Over the 2013 preseason period he played with the New England Patriots but was dropped before the regular season got underway.