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Tim Tebow puts on a show in batting practice … like, for real

May 13, 2010, 9:21 PM EDT

tebow smiling.jpgWant more Tim Tebow news?  Of course you do.

The former University of Florida quarterback is working out this offseason at Memphis University School, away from the distractions of Florida and Colorado, and this week he was asked to take batting practice with the high school’s baseball team.  How’d it go?  You can probably guess.  According to Ron Higgins of The Commercial Appeal, Tebow hit 12 of 15 pitches he saw out of the park.

“The kids were just awed by how far he hit the ball,” said Tebow’s Memphis-based agent, Jimmy Sexton. “The
best thing about Tim is he thinks he’s just another guy and acts that
way. He’s oblivious to everything going on around him. He doesn’t think
he’s a big deal.

We’ll leave the analysis of his football skills to our good friends at ProFootballTalk, but there’s no doubting that the kid is an athlete.  He was chosen 25th overall by the Broncos in last month’s NFL Draft and can even flash a little pop with a baseball bat.

  1. Cam Winston - May 14, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    So, items that you possess that are worth > $100 amongst the general public, you give away for free? Could you list them & contact information so that some of us could reap the rewards of your paying it forward? Or does it only matter to certain fields of employment (professional athletes) and certain entities (autographs) and not you (since yours is worth as much as mine: zero)?
    Otherwise, it’s known as commerce & we practice it in America. Any professional athlete is one knee injury away from being unemployed, so any recompense that is attainable is not only warranted, but in most cases necessary.
    Look, I’ve watched 3 NCAA games in the last 10 years, but I know why Tebow garners attention: people are interested in him. Many root for him because he seems to be a stand-up guy (as many pro-choicers have admitted, kudos to them for knowing what is really important, which isn’t politics), but primarily because, and this is most important, he was a phenomenal college QB who put up numbers that are almost insane, against SEC competition. If he were at Alcorn State, no one would care. He was the Michael Jordan of college football and got the attention from ESPN that Michael Jordan received.
    FYI, ESPN covered Michael Jordan playing baseball, playing golf, bowling, playing cards, etc., albeit it was after he’d accomplished something in the pros. Still, ESPN has man-love for many athletes & Tebo is among them.

  2. Bruce in the Panhandle - May 14, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    You hit it right on the head.

  3. Bruce in the Panhandle - May 14, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Jen, got off the drugs. It is really screwing you up.

  4. Jack S, - May 14, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    Jen,
    Get off the drugs. It is really screwing your head up.

  5. alibifire - May 14, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    How True Chris…Tennessee fans are always so damn sorry and resentful. It’s because there state has NO! High School Recruiting BASE. Or very little…TEBOW will succeed and you detractors will eating crow raw over a barrel…or I wonder what you’ll say then.

  6. Over Rated - May 14, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    Nope, not at all. As a California native, I have always been a UCLA fan, and have no feelings about FSU or the Gators one way or the other. Just think he may be a great athlete, but he was a system quarteback, and that system is what made him, hype or no hype.

  7. Over Rated - May 14, 2010 at 2:50 PM

    What exactly does this mean? Here’s a tip: Have a point in mind before you post, or at least make it clear what you are saying. Who’s the pot? Me? Hell, I never claimed to walk on water, be able to turn water into wine, or be a NFL quarterback like Timmy Terrific. I just think that he is theproduct of the system he played in. You want to believe the hype good for you.

  8. jimm ny - May 14, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    He will be another Drew Henson…..Who?…exactly.

  9. burnside - May 14, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    Wow..never seen so many jealous, bitter little bitch trolls in my life. If you don’t like Tebow, then SHUT THE F UP–don’t read the article. Why bother posting ‘if you don’t care’ about him? No one gives a s*** what u hater vaginas think anyway

  10. Ozzie - May 14, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    I am sure he will have a more succesfull NFL career than you did. You chumps are a bunch of haters. FYI I am NOT a Gators fan!!

  11. Skids - May 14, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    Amazing how people want someone who is a genuinely nice person to fail. I hope you all drop a glass of your hate on your foot and break it.

  12. ryno - May 14, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    Whats amazing is how anyone can “hate” Tebow. Can anyone give a reason why? If its because he is a Christian than you are really messed up. Maybe he should have been a Muslum terrorist, he would be better liked. What scares me about this country is not the “other” religions that make up this great nation, its the “anti-Christians”. I used to be one myself but I was not this rabid about it. One thing I do know is I was miserable, just like all the other anti-Christians I knew.

  13. ryno - May 14, 2010 at 10:15 PM

    Compromise. Did Obama compromise the recent health care vote? Did he do what the American people wanted? No. Christians dont compromise on abortion, its murder. I dont see how anyone can, its killing a baby!!!! Maybe we should let these murders off death row because it was their “choice” to kill their victim.
    Ive never understood how libs can be so against helping other countries who have “murderers” as leaders (Sadam) and care nothing about the rights of completely innocent babies. My Grandma always said “its good to be open-minded, but not so much that your brains fall out”. This is the what the modern lib is.

  14. chemman - May 15, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    Amazing, Tebow does not promote self, in fact he might be one of the most selfless persons to come along in a very long time…the nay sayers have no reason to be negative, to hate, and nothing to attack in truth, but yet somehow they are offended…why? The Bible says the Word offends the lost…if you are offended by Tebow is it because of his actions or character (I think not), or for what he represents and stands for? If you are offended, ask yourself why? Romans 10:9-10, John 3:16, Revelation 20:15

  15. Mary - May 15, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Tim Tebow is Going to The Superbowl Fool!
    Where You’ll Be Watching Him Win From Your Television!
    With Jesus Crucified and Praying For Tim,
    Mary

  16. Proud to be a Tebow FAN! - May 15, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    For your information, Tim has already been paid to sign autographs, not for personal gain though, but for his non-profit Foundation. The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need, and based on some of the really vulgar comments made on this site, there are many of you who could benefit from this type of help!
    No need to reply back to my comment, since this is the first and last time I will ever visit one of these sites.

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