New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow and New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin walked away from the 2012 ESPY Awards as winners, and both thanked God for the honors they received.
Tebow and his former Denver Broncos teammate, Demaryius Thomas, accepted the award for Best Moment of the Year, which they received for connecting on a game-winning 80-yard touchdown pass during the playoffs last season against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"First of all, I just want to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ," said Tebow during his acceptance speech. He also thanked his former teammates, and encouraged Denver's new starting quarterback, Peyton Manning, to "take care of them." more >>
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow surprised his Twitter followers late last week by starting a spur of the moment trivia competition, in which the winner received items autographed by two other football stars.
On Friday, the quarterback said via Twitter that he had just received a "VIP kit" for the NCAA Football 13 video game, which included the game and two miniature helmets that had been signed by fellow Heisman Trophy winners Barry Sanders and Robert Griffin III. He then asked three questions, and the first of his followers to get the answer right received the prize package.
Looking back to his college days at the University of Florida, Tebow asked, "When I threw my first ever jump pass as a Gator, who was it against, who caught it & what was the final score in that game?" more >>
All it takes is a 30-second perusal of the supermarket tabloids to confirm what you already know:
There is an excessive, if not obsessive, draw to celebrity in the culture. From Tim Tebow to Kate Middleton to Kim Kardashian, people are drawn to certain individuals, for any number of reasons.
But a fascination with the famous is by no means a new phenomenon. It manifests itself differently today than 50 years ago, but human nature is still the same. Often an obsession with celebrity is marked by a sort of innocently conceived voyeuristic spirit, but there have been times when it's had tragic consequences. more >>
E! television network's special on New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow highlighted his influence and the events that led to his superstardom as told through his friends, former teammates and reporters.
The half-hour long event, titled "Wild Rise," premiered Monday night and categorized the events in Tebow's life through captions that referred to the Bible, including titles like "in the beginning," "cross to bear," "forbidden fruit" and "second coming." The show paid particularly close attention to the fact that Tebow's Christian faith, which he does not separate from his life as a football player, is a major cause for both admiration and disgust among those who have followed his career.
"There was so much that so many people didn't like about him, and so much that other people loved about him, that it made him the most loved and despised figure, not just in sports, but in this country," ESPN's Skip Bayless said. more >>
Track star Lolo Jones recently qualified for the U.S. Olympic team, but the headlines that followed her Monday night interview with Jay Leno were focused primarily on what many perceive to be her romantic compatibility with New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow.more >>
Track star Lolo Jones recently qualified for the U.S. Olympic team, but the headlines that followed her Monday night interview with Jay Leno were focused primarily on what many perceive to be her romantic compatibility with New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow.
During the interview, the 29-year-old hurdler said she never thought she would get so much attention for simply revealing that she is still a virgin. While some of her Twitter followers offered their support for her decision to remain abstinent until marriage, Jones says she also received backlash from some when she made the announcement.
"Everybody's mad at a girl who doesn't put out," she told comedian Louis C.K., who was also a guest on the show. more >>