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Tim Tebow’s in Atlanta

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Tim Tebow is in Atlanta. The New York Jets quarterback (for now anyway) showed up for a Thursday night workout at Flywheel Atlanta. The indoor cycling studio on West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead posted a photo of him afterwards.

“Look who joined a full class tonight,” the caption read.

Tebow, who has family in town, shows up in Atlanta from time to time. Last spring he came to Atlanta to serve as one of the featured speakers at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2012, a leadership seminar. During that visit he also appeared at an event at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville to discuss sports, leadership and the Great Commission – Jesus’ instruction to the disciples to spread his teachings.

He was in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl earlier this week, where the University of Florida played Louisville (the Cardinals upset the Gators to win 33-23). An Around the League piece posted on NFL.com reported that he ducked questions about his future. Speculation has been strong that he’ll seek a change, given his lack of playing time as backup QB for the Jets.

“I’m just so blessed to be here tonight, to be able to be part of Gator Nation,” Tebow told Around the League, referring to his alma mater.

48 comments Add your comment

Don

January 4th, 2013
8:45 am

He should’ve spoken on how to pout or act like a spoiled child since he showed how adept he is at both this season with the Jets. Or maybe about how to pair an Afflicition shirt with a Jesus Piece and gelled hair….

david c

January 4th, 2013
8:45 am

Probably in town for Passion 2013. Picking up a nice paycheck to inspire teens.

Mike

January 4th, 2013
8:57 am

He needs to stop taking pictures with every person he meets! Really Tim, just lay low and practice throwing the football.

Elizabeth Todd

January 4th, 2013
9:03 am

Why don’t everyone BACK off Tim Tebow, he is a good person and a Christian, but maybe you all like all the thugs and wife beaters and drunks in the NFL. This is why this country is going to hell., oh wait we are already there.

urban redneck

January 4th, 2013
9:06 am

wow. get off his nerts. he’s a better role model and a better person than most professional athletes. people talk more crap about him than they do about that dallas player that killed his teammate. if you would like to say “he sucks at foosball,” then go ahead. i won’t debate that.

Elizabeth Todd

January 4th, 2013
9:08 am

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Traci404

January 4th, 2013
9:13 am

Football is not everything! Character and integrity mean something. I love Tim Tebow.
The Jets jerked him around and he still carried himself with dignity. Playing in the N.F.L. Oops! the National Felon League, Tim has conducted himself as a Young Christian Man should.
Inspiring teens to have a moral compass is a good thing.

Elizabeth Todd

January 4th, 2013
9:14 am

Why don’t you all back off Tim Tebow, he is a good person and a Christian, maybe you all like all the thugs, the wife beaters, and the drunks in the NFL, that’s why this country is going to he’ll, oh wait, we are already there.

Traci404

January 4th, 2013
9:18 am

I hope he gets another chance in Jacksonville with the Jaguars. Tim is a great QB. Not a Peyton Manning, but much much better than lets see…um the buffalo bills QB, the Chiefs QB, the current jaguars QB and all the other QB’s who will be SITTING at home this play off week end!
Including the NYG QB Eli Manning.

Traci404

January 4th, 2013
9:24 am

Its great to see at least one NFL player without a Felony OR a bus load of kids (fathered out of wedlock), and most of all hasn’t dated Kim Kardashian.
Tim is a good guy! And a someone who doesnt pull out his religion — just for the TV cameras.

livininatl

January 4th, 2013
9:37 am

Don…really? All the issues with some high profile athletes yet you focus on Tebow…quite sad! Let your haters be your motivators.There will always be folks out there that have abandoned their own principles and never quite lived up to their high school athletic dreams that feel the need to attack others. And if you know anything about the Jet’s season, Tebow would be the LAST person you would point the finger at.

ATL

January 4th, 2013
9:49 am

He’s not better than Eli Manning. Just saying.

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January 4th, 2013
10:00 am

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Trea

January 4th, 2013
10:07 am

You guys kill me supporting Tebow and his NFL efforts. Call a spade a spade. He is a good person but bad NFL QB. IF you don’t recognize that then you need to watch more football. NFL does not care how good of a person you are if you are supposed to lead your team to victories but you can’t because you suck. Face it Tebow supporters, he is a good man but bad NFL QB. If you think otherwise, good luck watching his UF highlights. That’s as good as its going to get. Sorry, not really.

Don

January 4th, 2013
10:21 am

livininatl- The article was about Tebow, thus I commented on Tebow. The guy is a d-bag and I can’t stand him. I love how Tebow supporters can’t even fathom how someone would dislike poor ole Timmy… Also, I wasn’t blaming Tebow for the Jets season I was expressing my opinion about how Tebow handled the situation he was in with them.

Jeffrey

January 4th, 2013
10:27 am

Im a bulldog who has a lot of respect for tebow. I even root for him. However I doubt I’ll see him at a bar in east Atlanta this weekend. Would be cool though.

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Phlyer

January 4th, 2013
11:08 am

“pout and act like a spoiled child”?. Don, youre obviously a confirmed Tebow hater. The fact is he showed more class than most anyone would have in not badmouthing the Jets for essentially wasting a year of his life, when he had every reason for doing so.

Cliff

January 4th, 2013
11:13 am

He’s a good person? How does imposing one’s religious and political views on others (see http://www.btea.org/fivepriorities.asp) make one a good person?

Ramblin Wreck

January 4th, 2013
11:17 am

Don-

Just curious – what did Tebow do in the Jets situation that was poorly handled? Don’t tell me about the excess coverage. He didn’t create that – the media did. He just answered their questions. He was always positive about his role and willing to do whatever they asked. So what if he was frustrated? Wouldn’t you be, too? He’s a competitive guy!

As for the football, he’s a very good player in the right system. That system is not a pro-style passing offense. He’s good at an option-based attack (it’s a separate discussion of whether or not a option game is good in the NFL). Even then, there are others that are better athletes that are running it (RGIII, Cam Newton), and RGIII is at least a good a guy as Tebow.

There – even Tebow fans (of which I’m one) can give objective assessments of his football prowess. That being said, someone (Jaguars) can and should give him a shot. Heck, install an option-based offense. It’d be a fun experiment, they’d get publicity out of it, and they’re terrible anyway. Could be fun!

livininatl

January 4th, 2013
11:32 am

Cliff…do your research on his charitable works & giving. You are so blinded by your hatred of his beliefs (and that he doesn’t allow folks like you to suppress those) that you can’t even see the good he does. Hey Cliff, what did you do this week for a kid battling a life threatening disease?

Cliff

January 4th, 2013
11:43 am

@livininatl I did research and I cited to it. What research have you done?

Ramblin Wreck

January 4th, 2013
11:59 am

Cliff-

Nowhere does that page, or any other Tebow statement, advocate “imposing” anything on anyone. That’s not what evangelism is. Advocating? Sure. Big difference. But “imposing”? To quote the great Inigo Montoya:

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

livininatl

January 4th, 2013
12:01 pm

@Cliff…why don’t you take a look at HIS foundation. Read the stories of the kids that have participated in the W15H program then come back here and tell me how horrible of a person he is. Again, what have you done this week for a kid battling an illness?

The W15H program
Partnering with CURE on an International Children’s Hospital Construction Project
Timmy’s Playrooms
Financial Support of Uncle Dick’s Orphanage

Don Abernethy

January 4th, 2013
12:03 pm

If we would spend as much time and money doing the Lord’s work as we do with sports this country would be a much better place to live.

Dieseldave

January 4th, 2013
12:31 pm

I guess we lost Cliff. BTW, I looked at the Bob Tebow site and don’t see anything wrong with it ??.

Cliff

January 4th, 2013
12:42 pm

@Ramblin Wreck – Read the site. The first 2 priorities are both based on imposing their religion on others.

Mike Lum

January 4th, 2013
12:44 pm

He didn’t speak at Passion2013.

Mal

January 4th, 2013
12:51 pm

DON: I’m amazed crack dealers like yourself have time to stop in and smear good people. Get a life and hope, maybe someday your life will amount to something. Try and get your mind out of the guttah, second thought…go thug it up with more of the personality types that inspire you. Tebow would have made a difference if put in this year. Unfortunately the Jets organization has people in it like Don. Slimey intelligentsia with no purpose. Your moms pimp is at the door-go answer.HA!

Brawler Dan

January 4th, 2013
12:53 pm

Cliff is either a liar or an ignoramus. The first two priorities are Evangelism and Church Planting. Neither has anything to do with “imposing” one’s religion on anyone else. That would be like saying an atheistic reading room with books and seminars about atheism is used to impose a secular world view on people. It’s not. It’s part of the free market. McDonald’s plants a lot of franchises around the U.S. Do you chide them for imposing their hamburgers on people? Maybe you should stick a Big Mac in that way too big hole in your face to shut yourself up.

Rick James

January 4th, 2013
12:57 pm

I just cant understand why this guy is so disliked.Not a great football player but a very decent human being..

Brawler Dan

January 4th, 2013
12:59 pm

Don,

Of course you are entitled to your opinion. I think folks are just trying to reconcile what Tebow did and said as a Jet with the offense you have apparently taken. They just don’t seem to match.

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January 4th, 2013
1:33 pm

Elizabeth Todd
January 4th, 2013
9:14 am

Why don’t you all back off Tim Tebow, he is a good person and a Christian, maybe you all like all the thugs, the wife beaters, and the drunks in the NFL, that’s why this country is going to he’ll, oh wait, we are already there.

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I’ve seen worse football players……………..even worse quarterbacks. Byron Leftwich comes to mind.
Everyone has skeletons in their closet……….but Tebow’s probably have halo’s.

Jim

January 4th, 2013
1:38 pm

Sanchez isn’t getting half the slack Tebow is and its Sanchez who contributed to the Jets loosing year, not Tebow. They didn’t even play Tebow. What are people all over him for constantly? He could have done something other than hold a football. He did contribute with the Broncos last year, regardless of people saying it was the team, not him. He is a quarterback, probably one of the tops ever in college ball. People might not like his method but when a team gives him a real chance to be a quarterback, then we will see what he can do. I am surprised how people love to put it on Tebow. Jets fans should be all over the management, especially the coach. Nothing like seeing the truth…they put in the 3rd string quarterback and he got rocked hard. I would hate to be a defensive player next year on Tim’s first carry as a quarterback, he’s gonna run someone over,…just because he don’t live a thug life, quit hating the idea of loosing to someone who many people look up to on and off the field. Losers!! Not saying Tim is perfect, just point your fingers were the fault is and shut up.

chris

January 4th, 2013
1:46 pm

Jon has the reading comprehension skills of an ESL 7 year old fresh off the boat. No need to ask him where he gets his opinions or “facts” about Tim Tebow.

richie

January 4th, 2013
1:57 pm

Too all you people, WHOOOOOO CARESSSSSSS lol

GTFan

January 4th, 2013
2:20 pm

Tebow is an awesome athlete! Too bad the Jets keep screwing him over for that piece of crap Sanchez!

Antwan Steph

January 4th, 2013
3:13 pm

I seen him at the Eagle on Cheshire Bridge last night.

Devil's Advocate

January 4th, 2013
3:15 pm

Do the Falcons have time to sign him before next weekend? Birds could use some help for those short yardage situations.

itstebowtime

January 4th, 2013
3:23 pm

yeah-hairstylist at the salon i go to reported she cut his hair the other day.

G

January 4th, 2013
4:02 pm

In a time that few other celebrities or athletes want to be a role model, why must everyone try to beat down a good man that does good things? Is he perfect? No, but no one is. He has a passion for his beliefs and because of this, people try to persecute him. It’s one thing to critique his throwing motion or lack of NFL QB appeal, but altogether another to personally attack him. Let him be!

He may not be the “typical” NFL QB, but he is a winner. Unorthodox? Yes, but he wins. I’ll take a winner in my clubhouse any day…

Robert Glenn

January 4th, 2013
4:24 pm

Hey Cliff,

Tebows not anygood huh….It was reported to on Yahoo. One of the Offense lineman for the jets said they would have won more games with Tebow if he was used more…I guess he does not know what he is talking about…You must have the inside track on that……NOT

Jonathan F. Cook

January 4th, 2013
4:40 pm

I am not aware of Tim Tebow or any other Christian in this country advocating for the forced conversion of anyone. Cliff must be confusing Tim for disciples of the other fellow. Christ can not be forced externally on anyone. And anyone who wants to reject His offer of forgiveness is free to do so. But such individuals when they enter eternity can’t say they were not warned.

Actually, I’m surprised there are not more Tebow haters out there. Men love darkness and hate people who reflect the light of the Lord. I’m sure they hate the fact that Tim does not sleep around. Jesus said that since he was hated so would His disciples since they hated Him first. What’s happening toTim is not unusual at all. It will probably get worse. But it’s not surprising. Those who hate Tim hated Jesus Christ first. And I’ll spare a response. You either love Christ or you hate Him. There is no middle ground.

Tom

January 4th, 2013
6:30 pm

To all you naysayers. It must kill you that Tebow has performed well on the football field as he did in Denver. Save your argument, he brought a team that was 1-4 and miserable under a conventional pocket passer, Kyle Orton and led his team not only to the Playoffs but past the Steelers. Are ya kidding me? So many ballplayers in all sports, thank their Creator, whether it be Christ, Buddha, or Allah for success on the field. Actors and Actresses thank their God when they win an award. Even atheists say, “Thanks to God” after almost getting T-boned on the highway. So give it a break. Time will only tell if Tebow will be a good long term football player but time has already TOLD that Tebow will be a good man. At the end of the day, which is more important? I am not a religious type but considering some of the not so stellar behaviors of other players, its refreshing to have this young man inspire the youth of today. Keep it up Tim and I’m rooting for ya.

Kerry Miller

January 4th, 2013
6:36 pm

Tim is not a PR glory hound….The media follows him. But at least he is out there doing good.

Patrick Lipscomb

January 5th, 2013
2:04 am

I was never a football fan until 2 yearts ago when I was captivated by TT’ story. I have a lifetime subscription to Runners World, I would never be mistaken for a football player. But I do know a little about sports and some measure of success. Every one of us has a story. The TT story is interesting. His mother advised to abort him, but he has a destiny for great things. Even if his NFL career ended here, he has accomplished much, but the other chapters of his life- & ours r yet 2 b written. I laugh & shake my head at all these clueless armchair monday morning QBs with no talent to be in NFL, yet talking like they r. TT has the talent to b in the NFL. He was not hired by two NFL teams to just sell jerseys, he was hired just like u & I were hired by our boss- they saw our potential to do the job. You or I could not score an NFL TD, but everyTD TT passed or rushed for were the real deal. Leave him alone. I am already planning to buy Jaguars jersy if that is where he goes. He is my brother in Christ, & I care about his story. Keep pressing on TT.

wayne

January 5th, 2013
7:38 am

The point i feel in Tebow been mis treated is why make him No:2 all season long and at the time he makes the change from Sanchez he goes to Mcillroy and then when hes hurt we go back to Sanchez who Rex had already decided enough was enough with him at QB. The problem Rex faced all season and particularly at the end of the season was if Tebow had come in at week 6 and began winning the Jets are tied to Sanchez coz hes due 8.2 million next season and if Rex had done it at the end and Tebow had won he would of been fired coz people would of said why not make the change sooner.
I personally believe Tebow ue to his reduced turnover ratio and his running the ball to keep drives alive would of given the Jets their best chance to win.
One more point why is it a lot of america dont like this kid he does nothing to court publicity the NFL needs this kid as he i a cracking role model for the younger generation. We have NFL players battering their wives, carrying guns getting into alcahol and drug related issues and yet you dislike a clean living wholsome good guy #VeryHardToWorkOut

Spencer

January 8th, 2013
9:06 pm

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