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Hundreds show up for Tim Tebow $160 autograph signing

When we first heard that Tim Tebow would be charging $160 to sign his autograph, we weren’t sure who would be willing to pay such a hefty price.

The answer: A huge crowd of people.

Tebow appeared Saturday at Palm Beach Autographs, and so did a crowd estimated by the Florida Times-Union at 1,500 who thought $160 was a perfectly reasonable price to pay for Tebow’s signature. Some also spent an additional $75 for photos with the former Florida quarterback.

Tebow told the Florida Times-Union that “a portion” of the proceeds would go to his Tim Tebow Foundation. There’s no word on how much that portion was, or where the rest of the money went. If 1,500 people paid $160 each, that’s $240,000 — before we get to the $75 photos.

It’s an honor to have people want to want you and want to have your autograph and want to be around you,” Tebow said. “That’s special to have an opportunity to sign for people, but it’s more special to be able to do things like we’re doing and being able to really just brighten kids’ days in really their darkest hour of need, which is a lot of what my foundation is about.”

One 12-year-old fan said his parents took him out of school on Friday so he could fly all the way from Pennsylvania to get Tebow’s autograph.

“I think he’s a good role model for kids,” the 12-year-old said. “He’s my role model.”

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  1. tj.52 says: Mar 7, 2010 12:50 PM

    “One 12-year-old fan said his parents took him out of school on Friday so he could fly all the way from Pennsylvania to get Tebow’s autograph.”
    ———————————————————
    That is whats wrong with America.

  2. Sumeria says: Mar 7, 2010 12:53 PM

    I lost a lot of respect for Tebow after reading this…
    Charging a dollar for an autograph is not consistent with who I thought he was.
    Charging 160 for an autograph is criminal.

  3. Dixon29 says: Mar 7, 2010 12:54 PM

    Tebow will be great in the NFL. He won’t let himself fail. If Ryan Leaf had Tebow’s heart, he would have 2 Super Bowls with the Chargers by now.

  4. jlstrumb says: Mar 7, 2010 12:56 PM

    A kid’s parents fly him to Florida just to get Tebow’s autograph!? Wow, nice to see people spending their money consevatively in this down economy … lol

  5. crohrbaugh says: Mar 7, 2010 12:58 PM

    money changers in the temple anyone?
    i had a lot of respect for him after his motivational speech at Florida a while back, but all this jesus nonsense makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit.
    yes, tim, we get it. enough already, you think this is his plan for you. you’re best buds.
    will it be jesus’s fault if you’re a bust?

  6. mr_snrub says: Mar 7, 2010 12:58 PM

    Idiots shelling out loads of cash for a signature? Good. As long as these losers are out there no athlete should ever sign something for free.
    Something about shoving a piece of sports memorabilia attached to a Sharpie in an athletes face and expecting him to sign it strikes me as incredibly rude.

  7. DB26 says: Mar 7, 2010 12:59 PM

    MORONS

  8. DoughBoyRAC says: Mar 7, 2010 12:59 PM

    Be better off paying for an autograph from the pope.
    It would be cheaper, but carries a better chance of being worth something someday!
    Sad that we feel so badly about ourselves that we have to idolize a crybaby hypocrite like the Apostle Tim Tebow!

  9. Child_Please! says: Mar 7, 2010 1:00 PM

    “That’s special to have an opportunity to sign for people, but it’s more special to be able to do things like we’re doing and being able to really just brighten kids’ days in really their darkest hour of need, which is a lot of what my foundation is about.”
    ************&&&&&&&&&&&****************Hmmm,, yea I guess it’s pretty special to be a greedy ass and charge $160 for a signature.
    Pretty damn sickening for a self proclaimed “christian” to be so greedy and self indulgent.
    What’s even more sickening is the parents who are buying into his Jim and Tammy Baker routine and giving money away to him.
    SAD, SAD, SAD

  10. Tim says: Mar 7, 2010 1:01 PM

    3rd round bust. Save your money T.T. you’re going to need it when you’re bagging groceries at Food 4 Less in 2 years.

  11. MyronB says: Mar 7, 2010 1:01 PM

    I’d pay $160 for Jesus’ autograph too.
    Wait, you’re telling me Tebow isn’t Jesus? Really?

  12. HitMachine says: Mar 7, 2010 1:02 PM

    I hope Jesus doesn’t show up an start flipping tables.

  13. HardcoreVikesFan says: Mar 7, 2010 1:02 PM

    Tim Tebow:
    “This event was a blessing. I am so blessed to have all this money to myself. I also feel that the mere thousand dollars I give to charity is blessed.”

  14. Bun McSticky says: Mar 7, 2010 1:03 PM

    You know why this is, right? Because he’s an openly devout Christian and a bunch of people have been waiting for an athlete like this that they can feel good about their kids emulating/following. That’s how religious parents think. Tebow does it right, staying true to his beliefs and his moral standards.

  15. onesweetworld says: Mar 7, 2010 1:04 PM

    You know who should be your role model? Your freaking parents!

  16. surefooted says: Mar 7, 2010 1:05 PM

    “Tebow told the Florida Times-Union that “a portion” of the proceeds would go to his Tim Tebow Foundation. There’s no word on how much that portion was, or where the rest of the money went. ”
    I’m not a Tebow fan at all, but I took exception to this. Why does it matter what percentage goes where? Do you question other athletes when they say the same thing (I know you don’t)?

  17. prophet of the light says: Mar 7, 2010 1:08 PM

    Wow. All the way from Pennsylvania for a 160 picture of a future backup QB?

  18. Sid Bream's Moustache says: Mar 7, 2010 1:08 PM

    ” There’s no word on how much that portion was, or where the rest of the money went. ”
    The article very clearly states at the end that MOST of the money went to charity. That certainly is some word on how much the portion was.
    Did you just not read the article, or is this another PFT subtle attack on Tebow?

  19. lonewolf4703 says: Mar 7, 2010 1:10 PM

    What a self serving individual…. I can’t see him making the transition to pros, however I;ve been wrong before. And to think I use to like him as a prospect…

  20. polakojones says: Mar 7, 2010 1:11 PM

    No…a good role model for kids wouldnt charge 160 bucks a pop..

  21. CYGNUS X-1 says: Mar 7, 2010 1:12 PM

    what so now it’s wrong for him to make some money on his name after florida and the ncaa made a ton off him while he played for free?where is it written he must give it all to his charity?those things cost money to run you know. how much of the money off this site do you give to charity? I would ask how much you get for autographing your book but since nobody bought it probably not much.

  22. mrcmos says: Mar 7, 2010 1:16 PM

    To date, the MOST EXPENSIVE Autograph for a future NFL BUST. I just don’t think he is going to make it at the next level. I don’t care if he has Jesus sitting on his shoulder. JMHO.

  23. tudefit says: Mar 7, 2010 1:18 PM

    A portion can amount to anything. People need to have their heads examined and need to have other priorities. It would have been great if hardly anyone had showed up. What Tebow meant to say is “it’s an honor to see there are still people out there with no common sense who want my autograph”

  24. Laxer37 says: Mar 7, 2010 1:18 PM

    I’m not sure what I dislike more. The around the clock Tim Tebow media hype or all of the media people that are anti-Tebow because of the hype they themselves have helped to create.
    How about just letting the kid get drafted and see what he can do before forming an opinion.

  25. ejojr says: Mar 7, 2010 1:18 PM

    This guy, who may never even be an average NFL QB, gets $160 for his autograph, because of his popularity and strong values. God bless him. Big Ben, a 2 time Super Bowl Winning QB, probably couldn’t get $16 for his autograph now, and women in line would have to have a chaperone with them!

  26. Maddest Caddie says: Mar 7, 2010 1:21 PM

    Wow. It’s amazing what people will buy. I hate using the cliche “in this economy” but seriously…

  27. dhrodgers52 says: Mar 7, 2010 1:21 PM

    This is ridiculous…
    Why does Tebow need to charge money for his autograph? Somethings wrong unless all that money is going to his foundation or charity. He is about to get drafted into the NFL, he doesn’t need the money. It’s absurd that these athlete’s just sit back in a chair and collect money putting their name on a piece of paper…
    What the hell is wrong with this country?

  28. BigBaldPapaHawk says: Mar 7, 2010 1:22 PM

    Cool. Tebow is a good guy.

  29. shaunypoo says: Mar 7, 2010 1:24 PM

    Wait a few year, and the autograph will be alot cheaper. All you will need to do is find him.

  30. foxylettuce says: Mar 7, 2010 1:25 PM

    Amount of Tebow autographs I can afford: 76
    Amount of Tebow autographs I want: 0

  31. horsecorosous says: Mar 7, 2010 1:25 PM

    So much fail in this piece…
    Why was the kid taken out of school on a Friday to be in Florida on Sunday? Huh?
    Glad the kid found a role model too…

  32. WeaponX says: Mar 7, 2010 1:26 PM

    I like SuperTebow, but $160! WTF? that’s ruff. Good story and all depending on what the percentage of proceeds is going to be. Hope that kid from PA is happy, and that he is not an Eagles fan!

  33. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Mar 7, 2010 1:26 PM

    “One 12-year-old fan said his parents took him out of school on Friday so he could fly all the way from Pennsylvania to get Tebow’s autograph.”
    And there in lies the problem. The kid also goes on further to say that Tebow is his role model.
    …guess his Dad sucks as a role model. And his Mom is no better.

  34. pkrlvr says: Mar 7, 2010 1:30 PM

    Jesus always sells…..

  35. jimmySee says: Mar 7, 2010 1:30 PM

    This guy is quite a piece of work.
    How about Palin – Tebow in 2012!?

  36. sven_ftw says: Mar 7, 2010 1:33 PM

    “Tim says:
    March 7, 2010 1:01 PM
    3rd round bust. Save your money T.T. you’re going to need it when you’re bagging groceries at Food 4 Less in 2 years.”‘
    ————–
    LOL. that’s wrong, but it’s funny…

  37. bigtrav425 says: Mar 7, 2010 1:40 PM

    If your going to pay that much for a freakin autograph make sure its from someone worth payin that much for cause no way in hell is tebow worth that or will ever be worth that,Which is where he should be after this jesus freak after scaming people out of all that money

  38. FumbleNuts says: Mar 7, 2010 1:41 PM

    “I think he’s a good role model for kids,” the 12-year-old said. “He’s my role model.”
    Better then having a “Pacman Jones” for a role model.

  39. scotty_poacher says: Mar 7, 2010 1:42 PM

    Thats about the only he will be making any time soon.

  40. funi says: Mar 7, 2010 1:44 PM

    $160 for an autograph for someone who will be flipping burgers or preaching on tv in a few years?? What a joke!

  41. patpatriotagain says: Mar 7, 2010 1:47 PM

    at some moment in the future, a lot of people will be thinking, “hmmm, if i only had that 160 bucks back.”

  42. Vikes#28Owns says: Mar 7, 2010 1:48 PM

    Maybe he should hit up the club and then sexually assault a girl instead. He is donating the money made from the autographs to charity. Insulting someone for being a good person is idiotic. I hated watching Tebow play in college and never really thought he was a good QB but give it a rest.

  43. mrzazz41387 says: Mar 7, 2010 1:53 PM

    I think Jax should pick this kid up. More people are spending more money to just get his signature than there are fans paying to go see the Jaguars.

  44. BigBaldPapaHawk says: Mar 7, 2010 1:53 PM

    A lot of haters in this thread. Many of you are willing to look for the best in the criminals and thugs in the NFL but want to ride Tim Tebow for earning some money for charity.
    Nice.

  45. Youngone says: Mar 7, 2010 1:55 PM

    What the hell?

  46. BigEasy says: Mar 7, 2010 1:59 PM

    how much is Danny Weurfful and Chris Leak charging for being college QB’s??….why on earth would anyone pay that?? He may go in the 3rd 4th or 5th round….

  47. se18a29 says: Mar 7, 2010 2:03 PM

    Millions are out of work, can’t pay their bills, no food and this idiot is out making $$$$$$ for HIS foundation. Who knows where the money is really going. What a bunch of bull…

  48. Stone says: Mar 7, 2010 2:04 PM

    What a colossal waste of money, what a bunch of ignorant suckers!

  49. DC Vikings Fan says: Mar 7, 2010 2:06 PM

    The Gainesville Grifter takes his cue from the Wasilla Grifter–get the swag while you can.

  50. TFBuckFutter says: Mar 7, 2010 2:07 PM

    If my child asked for $160 to get an autograph, I’d autograph his face with my fist.

  51. littlekaps says: Mar 7, 2010 2:08 PM

    Do I want his autograph? No.
    Will he have a good career? I wish no ill will on anyone so I hope he does.
    Does he have the right to charge $160 or even $500 for his autograph? Yep.
    It’s America, get over it. He has the right to do whatever he wants.

  52. Woody Paige says: Mar 7, 2010 2:16 PM

    What a shammmm! Those autographs won’t be worth $1.60 by the time Tebow is through with his NFL career. What a joke, “a portion” my ass. This does not coincide with the type of person Tebow makes himself appear to be at allllll.

  53. Tebow's a Douche says: Mar 7, 2010 2:18 PM

    Great role model! Lets emphasize unbridled capitalism over education. That’s what our kids need to focus on.
    And what the heck does his foundation do? They probably picket planned parenthood or something. Great use of money.

  54. Coach says: Mar 7, 2010 2:22 PM

    Jesus told Tebow that $160 is the going rate. He better make his money on autographs now because he will be a huge bust in the NFL. He just went from being a little creepy to an effing slimeball in my eyes.

  55. 909RaiderLifer says: Mar 7, 2010 2:23 PM

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  56. ICDogg says: Mar 7, 2010 2:23 PM

    Tim Tebow is a better Christian than you. :D

  57. Ick McWang says: Mar 7, 2010 2:25 PM

    its probably 160 per item autographed, too, not just 160 for whatever you bring….
    i feel if a guy wants to make a big deal about how a “portion” of the proceeds go to his foundation, perhaps he could enlighten us by sharing what that portion is? 1 %? 50%? 85%?

  58. 909RaiderLifer says: Mar 7, 2010 2:26 PM

    What was the cost to have him perform a circumcision on ‘lil Johnny?

  59. Old School says: Mar 7, 2010 2:26 PM

    I used to admire TT. Now I see he’s a money grubbing JA like too many others, and then using the Christian act to strike it rich – OMG.
    Drop the Christian act Tim. This world doesn’t need another excuse to bad mouth Christianity. You must have forgotten it’s better to give than receive. When you sign for megabucks, man up and send that kid his $160.

  60. antozzy says: Mar 7, 2010 2:29 PM

    At least MDS showed some class by not poking fun at Tebow for using the word blessed. He is a stand up guy with a good soul and never has nothing bad to say about nobody. And for writers (Florio) to antagonize with every post is a sign of insecurity within themselves and are jealous of the attention he receives that is non-football related. These writers should stop nitpicking with him about off-field issues and concentrate on his football abilities or lack there of.

  61. east96street says: Mar 7, 2010 2:31 PM

    “One 12-year-old fan said his parents took him out of school on Friday so he could fly all the way from Pennsylvania to get Tebow’s autograph.”
    Ignoring Tebow for a moment, if anyone is a bookie, I’ve got 5gs that says this kid works at Walmart after graduation. His parents have doomed this kid from the start. Wonder how much money mom and dad spent on books and visits to museums last year for Jr.? If they brought Lincoln, Washington, and Jefferson back from the dead, maybe, I would take my kids out of school to meet them. Probably would wait for the summer tour. Any player from any sport? Their butts are in school. Nice message the parents are sending their kid. Hero worship is more important that your studies. No wonder China is kicking our ass.

  62. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Mar 7, 2010 2:38 PM

    Buzz off, you cynical jerks. $160 is cheap for an autograph AND getting your cancer cured in the bargain.

  63. tombrookshire says: Mar 7, 2010 2:46 PM

    @tj.52 – You said it all, brother! Sadly, about half the people who comment on this post will cluelessly wonder what the big deal is. There is a real lack of moral compass in this country. If Tebow was the real deal, in light of the millions he will likely garner in the draft, he should have donated every penny. I am not saying to whom, but certainly, there are many worthy organizations deserving of upwards of 300 grand.

  64. Raiders Fan Please Dont Laugh says: Mar 7, 2010 2:48 PM

    Jesus said that will hate you because they hate ME. Its so true. So sad.

  65. SF Saints Fan says: Mar 7, 2010 2:51 PM

    I have one piece of advice for you Mr. Tebow.
    DO NOT FORGET about your friend the Internal Revenue System, because they will not forget about you.

  66. samh says: Mar 7, 2010 2:52 PM

    My understanding based on radio spots locally is that the store paid Tebow a lump sum and Tebow took some portion of that for his foundation. The store then kept the gross receipts and *they* set the rate.

  67. swoopnc says: Mar 7, 2010 2:53 PM

    “what so now it’s wrong for him to make some money on his name after florida and the ncaa made a ton off him while he played for free”
    Let’s see, Tebow is from Florida so it is about $17,500 a year in tuition for 4 years equals=$70,000 in free tuition plus all the endorsement deals as soon as he walked across the graduation stage plus the $240,000 he made today signing autographs…….Yeah, he didn’t get anything back from Florida or the NCAA????

  68. jeremyb91 says: Mar 7, 2010 3:02 PM

    Although the money is outrageous you aren’t talking about some Jimmy Swaggart style crook. I personally like the guy and understand his father is a missionary and they are used to spending large portions of their income on charitable donations. I honestly can’t see that there’s anything wrong with it.
    People hate Tim Tebow because he’s squeaky clean. They want to see him fail because everyone fails. They want to assume he’s going to be greedy and take this money and run with it.
    The guy has the work ethic of two grown men and yet everything he does is wrong because he’s a good guy and religious? It doesn’t make any sense to me.

  69. ninerfan says: Mar 7, 2010 3:03 PM

    So, Warner exits and Tebow arrives right on time to take his place. The only difference is that Warner could throw the football.

  70. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 7, 2010 3:06 PM

    You can tell the broke-ass drains on society on PFT planet.
    Got an idea, if you don’t like Tebow, don’t spend money on him and let others do what they want with their money without being called names by your ignorant, broke asses. Tebow will donate more money to charity in this one gesture than most of you will in your entire lives.

  71. mnmaverick says: Mar 7, 2010 3:18 PM

    He’s the future of the Minnesota Vikings.
    Ya’all need to bend over and kiss his tush like ya did with Barack Obama. LOL

  72. East Bay Ray says: Mar 7, 2010 3:27 PM

    # I didn’t hear no bell. says: March 7, 2010 2:35 PM
    “Tebow is allowed to make money, donate to charity or keep it all if he chooses. Get over it.”
    Yes, and we are allowed to criticize him if we choose. Get over it.
    # God’s Own Silver and Blue says: March 7, 2010 2:38 PM
    “Buzz off, you cynical jerks. $160 is cheap for an autograph AND getting your cancer cured in the bargain.”
    Tebow will cure the cancer of those getting his autograph for $160? You really do think he’s Jesus, don’t you?

  73. mattraider says: Mar 7, 2010 3:30 PM

    cheaper on ebay

  74. reformed says: Mar 7, 2010 3:30 PM

    What is wrong with people?? Why would anyone want to associate with this whackadoodle religious nut?? Also he is at best a mediocre athlectic talent(I am being kind here) and unproven. This guy isny worth a dime let alone 10 for his scrawl. Stop the idiotic celebrity worship and get a life.

  75. TFBuckFutter says: Mar 7, 2010 3:38 PM

    “tombrookshire says:
    March 7, 2010 2:46 PM
    @tj.52 – You said it all, brother! Sadly, about half the people who comment on this post will cluelessly wonder what the big deal is. There is a real lack of moral compass in this country. If Tebow was the real deal, in light of the millions he will likely garner in the draft, he should have donated every penny. I am not saying to whom, but certainly, there are many worthy organizations deserving of upwards of 300 grand.”
    Yeah, like Focus on the Family. Of course….they didn’t have much use for the $2.5 million they blew on a confusing Super Bowl commercial that accomplished nothing, so they would probably just waste that too.

  76. Brewster says: Mar 7, 2010 3:42 PM

    How distasteful is this?
    We’ve all heard of retired players who charge for signing autographs or memorabilia who are down on their luck or broke due to multiple circumstances, but I’ve never heard of a “potential” pro athlete charging for signing autographs before he played his first game.
    Perhaps the cause is worthwhile, and perhaps a large percentage of the monies collected are going to his foundation, most likely after “expenses” which hopefully doesn’t include an appearance fee for Tebow, but c’mon charging for his autograph at this stage of his career.
    Is there anything in the Bible about Jesus charging for autographs? Did I miss a verse?
    A previous poster used the terms Gainesville Grifter & Wasilla Grifter to describe Tebow and Palin. There’s more than an element of truth in those comments.
    If Tebow want’s to fund his charity he can certainly donate a percentage of his signing bonus and salary (like many other NFL athletes do without being so blatant & righteous about it) as opposed to fleecing kids and their parents who think paying $160 for Tebow’s autograph is a good thing because he’s a positive role model.

  77. TryTheVeal says: Mar 7, 2010 3:51 PM

    Hell…..If people are stupid enough to pay 160 bucks for a name on a peice of paper, if I were Tebow, I do this every weekend….

  78. Treezs says: Mar 7, 2010 3:52 PM

    Why don’t you guys go buy 1 and a half tickets for shitty seats at a NFL game, to line the pockets of a fat cat. There are way bigger morons to complain about.. Haynesworth? Pacman? Huge turds getting more money that Tebow may ever get.

  79. polakojones says: Mar 7, 2010 4:14 PM

    CYGNUS X-1 says:
    March 7, 2010 1:12 PM
    what so now it’s wrong for him to make some money on his name after florida and the ncaa made a ton off him while he played for free?where is it written he must give it all to his charity?those things cost money to run you know. how much of the money off this site do you give to charity? I would ask how much you get for autographing your book but since nobody bought it probably not much.
    Making money is fine…160 bucks an autograph is robbery. 25bucks is fair. You probably were the first in line. BTW. I got an NFL hall of famer to sign one of his jerseys and send it to me….get this…..FREE.

  80. Patsfanin Philly says: Mar 7, 2010 4:14 PM

    P. T. Barnum said there was one born every minute. I guess there are 1500 of them in Palm Beach…

  81. PurpleJeebus says: Mar 7, 2010 4:20 PM

    Here’s an idea: let’s insert Tebow back into his mother’s womb and then abort him so we can be spared from all this self-aggrandizing nonsense.
    And anyone who pays for an autograph is a total idiot.

  82. mr_snrub says: Mar 7, 2010 4:23 PM

    A lot of people have no idea how these things work. Athletes are paid a flat fee for their signature services. The autograph price is determined by the person who paid for the athlete/event. Without these business people procuring the services of Tim Tebow there would be no autograph sessions with Tim Tebow.
    T0 all whiners out there you can take it or leave, but shut the hell up. Your ignorance is nauseating and your self-righteousness surpasses Timmy Tebow’s.
    If someone is dumb enough to collect autographs then that someone deserves to pay money.

  83. Garbanzo says: Mar 7, 2010 4:26 PM

    I don’t like Tebow, he’s a self serving POS who beats everyone upside the head with his Jesus stick. But the idiots on here that say in the future he’ll be bagging groceries, flipping burgers, etc., are you really that dumb? I know a degree from Florida hardly is proof of excellence, but Tebow will have NO problem finding a decent job when his NFL career tanks.

  84. Piro says: Mar 7, 2010 4:28 PM

    I have a hat that Charlie Ward signed during his Heisman season. Know what it cost me? A handshake and two words, “Thanks, Charlie.”

  85. DC Vikings Fan says: Mar 7, 2010 4:33 PM

    If you want an example of charitable giving, look at Madieu Williams. In 2009, he gave 2 million dollars to the University of Maryland, to fund the Madieu Williams Center for Global Health Initiatives. His name is on the front door, but no relatives were hired in the process.

  86. DJSlyBri says: Mar 7, 2010 4:34 PM

    That evil Capitalist! Doesn’t he know that America voted for Obama’s Socialism and therefore being a Capitalist, if not yet illegal, is wrong? How dare Tebow try to make money for himself instead of looking to the government to take care of all his needs?

  87. gurnblanston says: Mar 7, 2010 4:37 PM

    Master Tebow beseeched the crowd, “Suffer the truant children unto me at $160 a pop!” Yet, the Holy Memoribilia Changers lamented, “Lord, we have but one bottle of water, one loaf of bread and a can of sardines left at the concession.” Verily, Tebow parted the sea of awol school children, and, waving upon the Blessed Concessionaires, did He thus fill Palm Beach (home of the huddled masses) with caviar, chardonnay and baguettes. Look for Disney’s Tebow the Camel at a theater near you! (Mark 10:21-25)

  88. Deb says: Mar 7, 2010 4:39 PM

    Oh good grief! Would I spend $160 for Tebow’s autograph–or anyone else’s? No. I would, however, spend $160 (if I had it) for front-row tickets to a concert someone else might think was stupid. But guess what? How I spend my money is NO ONE else’s business. And how these folks spend theirs isn’t your business. As for Tebow, he should have specified the exact portion going to charity–and he’ll have to when the IRS comes calling. But if someone offered me $160 for my autograph, I’d take it and so would most of you. Give the kid a break.

  89. gruntersdad says: Mar 7, 2010 4:40 PM

    What an arrogant piece or crap. mommy must be so proud of her baby. What a load. he will need the money cause he ain’t going nowhere in the NFL. Those real linebackers will make him sit on the sidelines crying again.

  90. bassmaster says: Mar 7, 2010 4:44 PM

    Jerry Lewis (CLAIMS) he does that telethon on Labor Day for free but when he was investigated he was actually paid (3) million dollars of that donated money just for appearing on the show.

  91. SpankMonkey says: Mar 7, 2010 4:47 PM

    typical hypocritical god damn jesus freak. any respect i had left for timmy is gone. of course the “portion” will change when he or his handlers realize how freak’n stupid he is to charge. if he was the man he leads everyone to believe he is he would be doing this for kids for free.

  92. tombrookshire says: Mar 7, 2010 4:50 PM

    Whether he received a flat fee or percentage is irrelevant. Why would he agree to do this in the first place if he was about portraying a lilly white Christiain image. In the Bible, it say that you know a man by his actions. After that SB commercial and now this, he seems like a bit of hypocrite. That’s why I said in an earlier comment that he should have made clear that ALL of the proceeds would benefit a named charity (not Focus on the Family for the furtherance of that massive media empire), but a group that really needs the money to help people. Not some high profile charitable organization that would use the money for their own “administrative” purposes. That money could help to fund several Habitat for Humanity projects in Florida.

  93. lawndart says: Mar 7, 2010 4:55 PM

    I wonder how much he’ll be able to charge for his autograph in 5 years?

  94. eagledan says: Mar 7, 2010 5:02 PM

    Do you think I could trade my Akili Smith, Cade McNown and Ryan Leaf autographs for a Tebow autograph!

  95. se18a29 says: Mar 7, 2010 5:04 PM

    ICDogg says:
    March 7, 2010 2:23 PM
    Tim Tebow is a better Christian than you. :D
    Wrong. We’re not out whoring ourselves like Pat Robertson, Jerry F-well or Oral Roberts and their money making scams.
    Tebow is just another fraud Christian. The real Christians outed him long ago…

  96. Karl says: Mar 7, 2010 5:06 PM

    Don’t non-profit organizations have to register with the secretary of state? Would a public record exist of how much he actually donates to charity?

  97. TFBuckFutter says: Mar 7, 2010 5:14 PM

    “PurpleJeebus says:
    March 7, 2010 4:20 PM
    Here’s an idea: let’s insert Tebow back into his mother’s womb and then abort him so we can be spared from all this self-aggrandizing nonsense.”
    I’m thinking of starting a lobby to make 75th trimester abortions legal.

  98. Coach says: Mar 7, 2010 5:59 PM

    Teblow is going to be a third string H-back. What other third stringer can get paid for autographs? He will be a preacher by the time he is 27 and out of the NFL for good. Bank on it! Nevermind, he is already preaching fiction every opportunity he gets.

  99. bigswifty1 says: Mar 7, 2010 5:59 PM

    I think Tebow is a complete douche, albeit a smart douche. He better get his money now, because he’s not going to do SHIT in the NFL!

  100. samh says: Mar 7, 2010 6:07 PM

    “Whether he received a flat fee or percentage is irrelevant. Why would he agree to do this in the first place if he was about portraying a lilly white Christiain image. In the Bible, it say that you know a man by his actions. After that SB commercial and now this, he seems like a bit of hypocrite. That’s why I said in an earlier comment that he should have made clear that ALL of the proceeds would benefit a named charity (not Focus on the Family for the furtherance of that massive media empire), but a group that really needs the money to help people. Not some high profile charitable organization that would use the money for their own “administrative” purposes. That money could help to fund several Habitat for Humanity projects in Florida.”
    I think the point was to raise money for his foundation but I’m not really sure. For all of those complaining that they’ve gotten lots of other autographs for free: lots of people have have gotten them free from Tebow, too. And lots more will. I’ve never heard of him declining an autograph. But for those who, for whatever reason, hadn’t had the opportunity, I’m not begrudging them this one.
    People were getting free autographs and selling them on eBay. Why shouldn’t he get a cut to do something good with it?

  101. Audient says: Mar 7, 2010 6:26 PM

    $160 is a small price to pay for salvation. Tebow’s autograph is just a bonus.
    I’m gonna vom if my team drafts him.

  102. JaguarsJournal says: Mar 7, 2010 6:26 PM

    As a diehard FSU fan, I am in no way a Tebow fan. However, he is getting a bum rap on this. From what I understand, every dollar Tebow was paid went to his charitable foundation and he didn’t set the price. The collectibles shop paid him a fee to appear and set the price so they could recoup the money they paid Tebow and still turn a profit. I imagine a rather hefty profit. If anyone should get bashed, it should be the collectibles shop.
    That said, anyone willing to spend $160 for any autograph, let alone a future backup, is insane in my book. But, it’s their money and they are free to do with it what they wish.

  103. FMWarner says: Mar 7, 2010 6:33 PM

    This is what you get for trying to be a better man. A bunch of idiots calling you a fraud and a con man while they make apologies for people like Pacman Jones, Leonard Little and Donte Stallworth.
    Anyone who tries to live up to a higher code of conduct is going to get ripped apart by the wolves for any tiny thing they do. It reassures them that what you’re aspiring to doesn’t have any merit.
    I’m not a fan of Tebow and I don’t dislike him. I just hate it when people get killed for trying to do something good. All it takes is a bunch of morons with the attitude, “You think you’re better’n me?” The answer, of course, is “No, I don’t think I’m better than you. But there’s nothing wrong with trying.”

  104. apackerfan2 says: Mar 7, 2010 6:39 PM

    Dear Touchdown Jesus;
    The real Jesus Christ once said “it shall be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a wealthy man to enter the gates of Heaven.”
    Hope you dont forget that.

  105. Karl says: Mar 7, 2010 6:49 PM

    An hour with a hooker would be better value

  106. Deb says: Mar 7, 2010 6:52 PM

    @bassmaster …
    Jerry Lewis receives no pay for his work with the MDA.
    You can read the FACTS on the idiotic urban legend you’re quoting at:
    http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/telethon.asp
    You can read the MDA’s most recent annual report re its distribution of funds at:
    http://www.mda.org/special/annual/
    You might try getting your news from legitimate sources rather than whatever pops up in your e-mail.

  107. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Mar 7, 2010 6:54 PM

    You just don’t grok that whole sarcasm thing, do you East Bay Ray?

  108. ShatterPt says: Mar 7, 2010 6:59 PM

    Christ you people are stupid. He is going to be flipping burgers? Really? Just because someone chooses to be a pro athlete, does not mean that is their only route. He went to college.
    Also, if you could charge 160 dollars for your John Hancock, YOU WOULD.

  109. Deb says: Mar 7, 2010 7:23 PM

    @Audient …
    You’re going to vomit if your team drafts him?
    Not a Tebow fan, but I watch SEC football. I’ve seen that kid play with all kinds of injuries. I’ve seen my Bama D wipe the field with him, clobbering him on play after play, and he never folded or gwabbed his widdle arm and ran. Did you see the Combine? That kid is a top-notch athlete. Will he make a starting QB? Debatable. But a lot of Pro Bowl receivers, tight ends, etc., started out as QBs.
    But you wouldn’t want a hard worker and dominating athlete … because he’s religious.
    That’s just stupid.

  110. lololnpnp says: Mar 7, 2010 7:30 PM

    First, all of these people are f’ing idiots for spending that kind of coin. Now I am a sports fan who would spend money for an autograph of my favorite player…but 160 bones?!?!?! DIPSHITS. Second, those saying Teblow won’t be bagging groceries because he has a Florida degree are even bigger morons. Do you know what he majored in? Family, Youth and Community Sciences. I’d be willing to guess that neither Science or Math played a role in his studies. He was also a h0me schooled moron prior to college. Dude is an idiot. But he never got into trouble and dedicates his time to respectable activities so there is that. But being part of an arrangement that charges 160 bucks for autographs makes him shady as hell…

  111. apackerfan2 says: Mar 7, 2010 7:35 PM

    My team already has a starting quarterback. What TT is going to learn is that although he may have been a man among boys in college, in the NFL he will be playing against hundreds of players who are just as big, strong, and fast as he is; and TT doesnt even have his pro skill set down yet.

  112. gruntersdad says: Mar 7, 2010 7:40 PM

    ShatterPT sounds as if he was in line and got cut off when Tebows mommy made enough money. There will be more lines. There are plenty of stupid people around. If you do it for charity you give it all to charity. Loser.

  113. TheWizard says: Mar 7, 2010 7:41 PM

    Such hatred because he’s a christian.
    If he were some dirtbag covered in ink doing reality shows you would probably love him.

  114. apackerfan2 says: Mar 7, 2010 7:43 PM

    The people who are really to blame are the ones who wasted their money paying for TTs autograph. A fool and his money are soon parted.

  115. TFBuckFutter says: Mar 7, 2010 8:14 PM

    “FMWarner says:
    March 7, 2010 6:33 PM
    This is what you get for trying to be a better man. A bunch of idiots calling you a fraud and a con man while they make apologies for people like Pacman Jones, Leonard Little and Donte Stallworth.”
    Why let facts get in the way of good outrage?
    I have NEVER seen ANYONE “defend” any of those guys here. Ever.

  116. memaw88 says: Mar 7, 2010 8:32 PM

    Don’t make apology’s for nobody, and won’t for Tebow either. He should not be asking people to pay that much for an autograph that may not ever be worth $1.00 after he plays in the NFL. I hope he does have a good career and hopes he doesn’t forget where he came from. He should have told where the money was going and the % to each. If he is doing this for his own self- satisfaction, he needs to remember what goes around comes around. Karma is a little Biatch.
    As for the role model, your parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles who have made a difference in your life and did good things look up to them. Try and be like them, not some sports figure that you don’t really no what they do or how they live. What you read could be the exact opposite of what they are madeout to really be

  117. East Bay Ray says: Mar 7, 2010 8:44 PM

    # God’s Own Silver and Blue says: March 7, 2010 6:54 PM
    “You just don’t grok that whole sarcasm thing, do you East Bay Ray?”
    Sorry, didn’t catch it until I saw your subsequent posts. Unfortunately, there are some posters here who would be serious with a statement like yours.

  118. B Atkins says: Mar 7, 2010 9:10 PM

    Tim Tebow has a 6 figure endorsement deal with Palm Beach Autographs and has agreed to X- amount of appearances. PBA is setting the price/prices – they are allowed ROI – Tim’s split is going to his Charitable Foundation. No big deal.
    I suppose the only folks that have a problem with it are Obama lovers & trailer dwellers… hell, they may be one & the same.

  119. TFBuckFutter says: Mar 7, 2010 9:21 PM

    “B Atkins says:
    March 7, 2010 9:10 PM
    I suppose the only folks that have a problem with it are Obama lovers & trailer dwellers… hell, they may be one & the same.”
    Yeah. That makes all kinds of sense.

  120. Deb says: Mar 7, 2010 9:36 PM

    @B Atkins …
    Not a student of demographics, are you?

  121. BigEasy says: Mar 7, 2010 10:23 PM

    I wonder if anyone stayed in line to get Blessed by Saint Teabag!!

  122. aikman8 says: Mar 7, 2010 11:16 PM

    no, myronb, tebow is not jesus. obama is, remember?

  123. B Atkins says: Mar 7, 2010 11:56 PM

    @
    Deb says:
    March 7, 2010 9:36 PM
    @B Atkins …
    Not a student of demographics, are you?
    No, I’m just positive that anyone with a full set of chromosomes didn’t vote for Obama. Which leads me to believe that the good ol’ USofA is full of more idiots than I thought.
    Statistics!

  124. this class sucks says: Mar 8, 2010 12:58 AM

    @B Atkins
    Your a dumbass.
    Statistics!

  125. trouble says: Mar 8, 2010 4:41 AM

    Mr. Tebow is no longer a college football player, and most certainly he will be a professional player soon. I see no problem with charging for your signature. It’s amazes me that people have to always bring up religion into the pot when they can’t think of anything better to say about a person. I for one have enjoyed watching Tim play, and look forward to his professional career. It’s nice to see a yuong man stand up for his convictions. Keep up the good work Tim, and God Bless you in your future endevors.

  126. Vike Nasty says: Mar 8, 2010 8:53 AM

    My god, they way people idolize him you would think he was the second coming of Christ himself, jeez if he really wanted to make some cash forget autographs and start his own religion.
    Why arent people talking about Dan “The Man” Lefevour, he IS Tebow….
    except better in every tangible and intangible category.

  127. nowathand says: Mar 8, 2010 12:00 PM

    Mike Florio, I’m calling you out.
    Catholicism teaches actions getting you to Heaven, you even listed the number of years you went to church as a part of your evidence of Christianity, rather than simply the atoning sacrifice of Jesus’s death on the cross.
    You believe the Bible except the parts about God speaking to people (see your judgment of Kurt Warner), and the miraculous things, and the power of God to multi-task the important things and the little things in His children’s lives. Any verses where God speaks to someone or Jesus promises the Counselor Holy Spirit you don’t want to take literally but you will quote a Scripture literally.
    Here you go, judging Tim Tebow, who I admit is a bit unrealistic, for donating “a portion of proceeds”.
    For you to do this, you need to disclose your own charity, period.
    Also, if you believe your deeds get you to Heaven or absolve your sin penalty, please cite Bible verses and the exact percentage or amount of money that accomplishes this.
    Thank you, and go Baltimore.
    By the way, I know this is an entertainment site, so I really am not that riled up over your comments. I will likely be on here every day to see if there’s news on Roethlisberger’s latest beer goggle-less hijinks.

  128. wma says: Mar 8, 2010 12:10 PM

    I’m a pretty experienced collector of autographed sports memorabilia. It’s an interesting hobby,and if gone about shrewdly can be lucrative, as many items can appreciate in value rather markedly over time. I think many of those posting here are strangely negative about the whole concept.
    Having said that, anyone that collects these items has to be knowledgeable about the sports memorabilia business (and it is a business). They must also be very careful about where they get their collectibles, and very aware of the real current market value for any autographed items they might be interested in acquiring.
    One thing I can say for sure is that anybody who paid $160 for a Tim Tebow autograph got ripped off big time. Items autographed by Peyton Manning, John Elway, Joe Montana, or Johnny Unitas aren’t worth that much. An autographed 8x 10 photo of Drew Brees (the QB of the World Champion Saints & the MVP in this years Super Bowl) has a retail value of about half of what Tebow was charging for his signature.I guess there’s nothing wrong with Tebow making a buck, but he was engaged in some serious price gouging at this autograph session.Not too cool,Tim. Not too cool at all!!
    .

  129. toe-to-toe bird law says: Mar 8, 2010 1:24 PM

    nowathand says:
    March 8, 2010 12:00 PM
    Here you go, judging Tim Tebow, who I admit is a bit unrealistic, for donating “a portion of proceeds”.
    For you to do this, you need to disclose your own charity, period.
    ————————————————
    I don’t know all the details, but I’m pretty sure Florio held an auction for NFL memorabilia last Friday with all of the proceeds going to pay for the medical expenses of an infant family member of his who has a serious liver disease.

  130. B Atkins says: Mar 8, 2010 1:58 PM

    @
    this class sucks says:
    March 8, 2010 12:58 AM
    @B Atkins
    Your a dumbass.
    Statistics!
    You’ve just proven my point.
    -your- is possesive
    - I think “you’re” or “you are” is what you are looking for.
    How does it feel to truly be the dumbass?

  131. B Atkins says: Mar 8, 2010 2:01 PM

    I suppose no one cares that Brady & Manning get upwards of $1,000.00 for an autographed football & nearly $2,000.00 for a jersey. Nor that anyone cares where the money goes.

  132. Deb says: Mar 8, 2010 2:13 PM

    @B Atkins …
    This is a football blog, though it’s difficult to remember since people like you post infantile political rants in EVERY thread. You and your buddies might do us all the courtesy of staying on topic because, for many of us, PFT and football are an escape from everyday trials and tribulations. But clearly your chromosomal development didn’t include courtesy.
    And I know it’s a novel idea, but try doing research instead of just yapping “statistics.” You’ll find your ballot mirrors that of quite a few “trailer dwellers.” But then, I’m speaking of people who live in trailers, not using the term as an epithet.

  133. godofwine says: Mar 8, 2010 2:31 PM

    Paying for a signed piece of paper/item? For real? As someone said, “As long as these losers are out there no athlete should ever sign something for free.”
    He is going to be Brady Quinn II.
    Please, PLEASE don’t let the Browns Draft Tim Tebow.

  134. B Atkins says: Mar 8, 2010 2:36 PM

    Deb, thanks. I’ll remeber that as long as you are mentally capable of handling an ” I told you so ” when purple lips is finished stomping on the U.S. Constitution.
    Now, do you prefer “Power I” or “Muscle Back” offense? What personnel group do you prefer based on D&D or plus/minus F.P., i.e., +35 yrd, 2nd & 6?

  135. stnmmc says: Mar 8, 2010 3:18 PM

    # B Atkins says: March 8, 2010 2:36 PM
    Deb, thanks. I’ll remeber that as long as you are mentally capable of handling an ” I told you so ” when purple lips is finished stomping on the U.S. Constitution.
    Now, do you prefer “Power I” or “Muscle Back” offense? What personnel group do you prefer based on D&D or plus/minus F.P., i.e., +35 yrd, 2nd & 6?
    —————————————-
    Don’t think tossing a few technical terms about is going to confuse, and/or rile up Deb. She knows more about the game than most on here, and can state the facts to back it up.
    We get it, you are a Repub and you are pissed that Obama won. Well, a few years ago your counterparts were pissed that GW won and kept us on a military track that ignored problems within the country for a war of oil ( Iraq) as begun under false pretenses.
    American politics, we are split roughly 50/50, and regardless of what side of the fence you sit the game is exactly the same, the only difference is the talking points. They are all criminals and are only truly interested in self gain, most easily done through service to corporations.
    I hate Dems and I hate Repubs. Not everything is black and white as we have made it in this country.

  136. Deb says: Mar 8, 2010 3:56 PM

    Thanks, stnmmc. Like you, I have no affiliation with either party. And the only black and white I see is on the Raiders’ uniforms.
    @B Atkins …
    LOL Best laugh I’ve had today! One thing is sure … I know more about football than you know about the Constitution. The only trampling of late originated under the last Administration. It’s called the Patriot Act, and since it was just extended, both parties can share credit.
    Back to the subject at hand. Hate to be disloyal to Alabama’s historic link to the Wishbone but I do like John McKay’s I-Formation. But one reason I prefer pro ball to college is because I love the speed and complexity of the pro game. So I’m naturally drawn to the Zone Blitz packages–and those defensive schemes are a big part of the reason teams have switched from the I-Formation to the Lone Setback. They’re replacing the fullback with an extra tight end or wideout to handle the zone coverage.
    Otherwise, LOL, not a gamer or fantasy player … just a traditional fan.

  137. texasPHINSfan says: Mar 8, 2010 5:24 PM

    “I think he’s a good role model for kids,” the 12-year-old said. “He’s my role model.”
    And there you have why people pay. Yes, PFT should trash the guy and discredit him for being such a good role model, especially because he has a poor throwing motion.
    Nevermind the fact the proceeds are for charity, we’ll pass this as a profiteering ring for Tebow. Oh, but we’ll make posts about a niece of a friend of ours at PFT who has a problem and they’re running a charity – That’s ok. But not Tebow. He can’t run a charity because he believes in God and has a poor throwing motion.
    Starting to get sick of this, Florio. Can we have zero Tebow posts for awhile? How about you spare us any news updates? If you are going to insult & criticize a guy of his character, I really don’t have much hope for you.

  138. B Atkins says: Mar 8, 2010 5:48 PM

    Yeah, the pro game is so complex that the most innovative thing you see on Sunday’s is a swing pass to an FB.
    Deb, you still didn’t answer the football question, but certainly skirted it with borrowed blog speak.

  139. this class sucks says: Mar 8, 2010 6:42 PM

    @B Atkins
    “…pass to an FB”
    Well said. Let me ask you a football question; Why are you a douche? That is all.

  140. Deb says: Mar 8, 2010 8:08 PM

    @B Atkins …
    Aw … are you pouting? Poor thing. I answered the question you put to me, darlin’ … though I don’t come to PFT to school lil boys in football. Sorry if I can’t help you with your fantasy games. You’ll just have to call on another basement-dweller. LOL

  141. ToledoLions says: Mar 8, 2010 8:34 PM

    @ B Atkins,
    The fact that you align yourself with, and are brainwashed by, a political party really speaks volumes about your stupidity. Also, you might as well tell everyone on here that you are unable to form opinions on your own and you are incapable of having a belief system not formed by a bunch of criminals who are only loyal to money and corporate greed. Now read Bill O’Reilly’s book to find out what he says you should say.

  142. this class sucks says: Mar 8, 2010 10:13 PM

    After reading this conversation I have even less respect for B Atkins. Going after Deb is just foolish, as we all know she is one of the smartest posters on here, but bringing politics to this board in general is so annoying.

  143. Deb says: Mar 8, 2010 10:30 PM

    @this class sucks …
    Thank you ;-)

  144. Audient says: Mar 9, 2010 9:42 AM

    Tim Tebow should be more like Big Ben and try to avoid charges.

  145. DoctorK says: Mar 9, 2010 1:28 PM

    I think Tebow would make a great addition to the Steelers. Bigger, stronger, smarter and of better judgment than Ben.
    As an aside, I want to thank so many on this thread. Seems that not all worms are under rocks at this time of year. Some have keyboards.

  146. this class sucks says: Mar 9, 2010 3:01 PM

    @DoctorK
    Tebow is not bigger than Big Ben, and his off the field judgement may be better, but until he has played in the NFL we don’t how he will be in the pros. It would be stupid for the Steelers, who have Dennis Dixon at backup as well, to draft Tebow when they still have Ben and other needs more important than QB.

  147. stnmmc says: Mar 9, 2010 7:47 PM

    @ DoctorK
    Your statement shows your lack of judgment. First, he is not bigger, in height or roundness of belly (and chin). Second, this kid is a ways off to being able to play at the NFL level, as someone said the other day his throwing motion makes Leftwich look like Manning (the good one).
    Tebow would be a fine FB or HB for the Steelers, but they don’t use one these days so your dream is shattered.
    I think the kid is a decent human being, and a very good college player. If you want to concern yourself with a replacement for Big (and lil) Ben then look no further than Dennis Dixon. He was the leading Heismann candidate before he tore his ACl. In fact the only reason Tebow won that year was because of Dixon’s injury. I don’t think DD is quite ready for a full time starting gig, but I bet he is close. The game against the Ravens last year showed the kid has the tools, plus legs, to be a solid QB. That is who you should be excited about.

  148. Deb says: Mar 9, 2010 9:33 PM

    @DoctorK …
    As the others have said, Tebow is shorter than Ben by a couple of inches. He doesn’t have the arm, either. He seems to be a young man of good character, but I could list a lot of young men who developed problems after going pro. All of us are corruptible.
    Should Ben be unable to fulfill his contract, Dixon will step in. Tebow’s best chance to play QB in the pros is to be taken by a team with a solid, mature starter–New England, Indy–that can give him the time, coaching, and mentoring he needs to develop at that position. If Hasselbeck is healthy enough to start for another year, Seattle might be a good option. Carroll knows how to develop QB talent.

  149. Vike Nasty says: Mar 10, 2010 1:35 AM

    @ Deb
    Good post, wish there were more like it on this blog…

  150. Gatorfan1 says: Mar 10, 2010 11:45 AM

    So after reading all these blogs it becomes apparent that only “successful” athletes can be someone’s role model.
    So it’s not about a life led, it’s about position you’ve acheived. Sad!
    Sad that the parents of little 12-year Johnny can’t or shouldn’t look “beyond” someone’s athletic prowess or station in life to find a positive influence on their son.
    Sounds to me like the 12 year olds parents have their priorities in order….unlike most of the bloggers on this site!!!!
    Yeah, yeah I know I’m an idiot & a tool!!!

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