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Tim Tebow praised for helping man suffering from heart attack on Delta flight

Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is receiving praise after reportedly helping save a man’s life following a heart attack on a Delta flight Sunday. Richard V. Gotti shared a picture and a message to Delta’s Facebook page describing an incident he witnessed while traveling from Atlanta to Phoenix. ABC News confirmed that Tebow, who is currently an analyst for SEC Country, was on board the flight, but Tebow hasn’t confirmed the incident himself. Delta spokesperson Brian Kruse confirmed to the Atlanta… Read More »

Tim Tebow featured in Ohio State football promo

Tim Tebow broke SEC records, won a Heisman Trophy and helped Florida capture two BCS National Championships under former coach Urban Meyer. With a legacy like that, one would assume Tebow and Florida would be linked forever. However, a recent Twitter post by the Ohio State University’s football team seems to suggest otherwise. The Meyer-led 2014 national champions posted this picture Tuesday night, and it’s confusing for many reasons. Take a look below. Winning championships. The only goal.#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/9ugpzl8oUn —… Read More »

Social media reacts to resignation of Gators athletics director Jeremy Foley

After nearly 40 years at the University of Florida, athletics director Jeremy Foley announced his retirement, effective Oct. 1, on Monday. The Associated Press first reported his resignation. “You always want to leave an organization in good shape,” Foley said in a release. “Right now, we obviously have a great group of coaches, we have had a good year and we’ve got things moving in the right direction. I just think that makes it a good time to transition.” In… Read More »

Former Gators QB Tim Tebow announces follow-up to best-selling memoir

Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow has had success on the field, in the studio and as an author. And in October, he’ll be continuing one of these endeavors. According to the Associated Press, WaterBrook publishing will release Tebow’s  “Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms”. Tebow writing book about disappointment (and success). | https://t.co/6edi5mCdZG pic.twitter.com/MkNokTuCtr — Seth Walder (@SethWalderNYDN) May 19, 2016   According to WaterBrook, a a Christian imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, Tebow… Read More »

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio wants statue of Tim Tebow in U.S. Capitol

If Marco Rubio had it his way, former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow would have a statue in the U.S. Capitol building. According to the Palm Beach Post, the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall is in need of a new statue to replace Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith as one of Florida’s two representatives. Rubio suggested on Twitter that Tebow, a two-time national champion with the Florida Gators, deserved to be enshrined. Here’s suggestion for #Florida which looking 4 help… Read More »

Document: Wambach admitted trying cocaine, marijuana in past

An eventful week for former University of Florida soccer standout Abby Wambach. It’s admirable she is dealing with this public issue head on. She has a book coming out later this year that should be an interesting read. What are your thoughts on Wambach in light of the following story by The Associated Press? Wambach admitted to once trying cocaine and smoking marijuana some 10 years ago, according to court documents connected to her arrest on a misdemeanor charge of… Read More »

Grier family shows Gators QB support with ‘Free Willy’ shirts

Florida quarterback Will Grier now has shirts supporting his NCAA appeal. Grier’s father, Chad Grier, posted a picture on social media Monday sporting a ‘Free Willy’ T-shirt. Grier’s stepmother and five other women also posed with their own Free Willy shirts. The group is standing on a beach with the ocean behind them, an ode to the 1993 movie of the same name. Grier and his lawyers reportedly had a conference call Monday with the NCAA regarding his appeal. Grier… Read More »