Tim Tebow has long been praised for saying the right thing, doing the right thing, being the ideal professional athlete. However at a recent Gator Boosters’ annual summer board meetings Tebow took a not so subtle stab at former teammate Brady Quinn. And you know what? I’m okay with it.
“So many guys come up to me and say, ‘What’s it like to be at the University of Florida? What’s it like to be a Gator?’ The first thing I think of is, ‘Wouldn’t you like to know,’” he said. “I had a teammate at Denver who played the same position as me and he went to the University of Notre Dame. He would brag about his university, how great it was. Most of us in the locker room were like, ‘C’mon, we all had opportunities. We chose not to go there.’ … But he talked so much about his university that it became easy. I’d say, ‘Your whole team had one guy who ran under a 5.0 40 [yard dash]. Our kicker ran under 5.0.’ ”
In all fairness Brady Quinn took a stab at Tebow first back in February.
“If you look at it as a whole, there’s a lot of things that just don’t seem very humble to me,” Quinn told Yahoo Sports at the time. “When I get that opportunity, I’ll continue to lead not necessarily by trying to get in front of the camera and praying but by praying with my teammates, you know?”
Trying to defuse the situation, Quinn tweeted that “The comments attributed to me in a recent magazine article are in NO WAY reflective of my opinion of Tim and the Broncos.”
But you know what? It makes Tebow look human. What he said wasn’t out of line in anyway. He isn’t personally attacking him, just simple engaging in the the time honored tradition of macho-rivalry my school is better then yours. In bars all around America men have these same arguments on a regular if not daily basis.
He did say Rex Ryan is a “cool guy” and reiterate that Sanchez and himself have a great relationship.
But yup, Tebow is just a regular guy….