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Tim Tebow’s book is out

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The autobiography of any 23-year-old is going to feel incomplete at best, even for someone that has accomplished as much as Tim Tebow.

That’s why it’s no surprise the release of Tebow’s book on Tuesday didn’t exactly create a bunch of salacious headlines ala Rex Ryan or the new tome on ESPN.  The fact that Tebow is the opposite of salacious probably doesn’t hurt.

Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post read the 257-page book, which she describes as a love letter to God, his family, and football.  Each chapter starts with a Bible verse.

Tebow doesn’t talk about his life in the NFL much, but he said he leaned on his faith when the Broncos fired Josh McDaniels last December. He describes McD as “his biggest supporter.”

The most interesting passage Jones highlights relates to Tebow lying about post-concussion symptoms to his college coach Urban Meyer so he could play.

“I was praying in the locker room that the headache, which had been getting worse and worse, would simply go away,” Tebow wrote. “It didn’t.”

The family-friendly book shows you don’t need to be salacious to sell.  The book is currently in the top-25 in overall book sales on Amazon. Take that, Rex!

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55 Responses to “Tim Tebow’s book is out”
  1. ttommytom says: Jun 2, 2011 10:25 AM

    The only book I would read that is written by a 23 y/o would be from a member of Seal Team 6 or the like.

  2. berniemadoffsides says: Jun 2, 2011 10:26 AM

    “I was praying in the locker room that the headache, which had been getting worse and worse, would simply go away,” Tebow wrote. “It didn’t.”

    Nope, the headache didn’t go away – Elway is still there, Tebow…

  3. duanethomas says: Jun 2, 2011 10:27 AM

    This is his second book, his first book is The Bible. He makes his appearance in there in the second half aka The Gospels. He walks on water, feeds the hungry etc……

  4. moelester says: Jun 2, 2011 10:32 AM

    And so arrives the long lost book of the New Testament, The Gospel According to Tim

  5. halo81 says: Jun 2, 2011 10:33 AM

    Meanwhile his long-time girlfriend is coming out with a book of her own entitled, “The 257 Guys I’ve Banged So I Could Stay With My Meal-ticket While Keeping Sane”.

    Tebow is a bible-thumping goofball.

  6. brownsfrown says: Jun 2, 2011 10:34 AM

    I thought his book was already out. Isn’t it the New Testament?

  7. thephantomstranger says: Jun 2, 2011 10:37 AM

    This guy is the real deal.

  8. epetk says: Jun 2, 2011 10:38 AM

    “The family-friendly book shows you don’t need to be salacious to sell.”
    You just need to pander to the religious!

  9. buckybadger says: Jun 2, 2011 10:41 AM

    Make the money while you can because once people figure out you can’t play it will be all over for you.

  10. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Jun 2, 2011 10:46 AM

    I respect the fact that Tim Tebow is a man of faith, but I think his autobiography comes too early in his life. Exactly what has this 23-year-old quarterback accomplished in the NFL? In my book, nothing.

  11. thompgk says: Jun 2, 2011 10:46 AM

    The comments are pretty unbelievable here.

  12. seabreezes51 says: Jun 2, 2011 10:51 AM

    Must be a collection of short stories

  13. cleanslaton says: Jun 2, 2011 10:52 AM

    No thanks, there are literally millions of books that I’d rather read than Tebow’s pious, sanctimonious account of his 23 years [as cleaned up by another writer and an editor first]. It’ll read like an episode of Pat Robertson’s 700 club….and good job starting every chapter off with a Bible verse; what a zealous douche.

  14. chapnastier says: Jun 2, 2011 10:54 AM

    I have no issues with Tebow and certainly think people that talk crap about him just because he is a good guy are out of their minds and probably the same people that gripe about Vick and other criminals. That said, publishers will give book deals out to anyone these days. I mean the guy is 23, what the hell has he contributed to the world (no fault of his own he just hasn’t had time yet)?

  15. tnazvol says: Jun 2, 2011 10:56 AM

    Why is he dressed like a pimp?

  16. Tim says: Jun 2, 2011 11:00 AM

    Justin Bieber’s book was whopping 240 pages so I’m not really surprised by this..

  17. jcjets says: Jun 2, 2011 11:04 AM

    you should probably look up the definition to the word salacious before trying to use it in a sentence.

  18. jw731 says: Jun 2, 2011 11:05 AM

    How soon til the Republican party puts him on a tour bus?…Oh wait, not a tour bus…….Just a trip to see if they have any chance whatsoever…..

  19. stonedwhitetrash says: Jun 2, 2011 11:15 AM

    Little Timmie is so blessed. Jesus must be holy ghost writing it for him.

  20. willycents says: Jun 2, 2011 11:18 AM

    In other news, Tebow says he is glad there is a lockout, and hopes training camp and most of the season is cancelled because he will be too busy attending to promotional tours/book signings(@$160 a signature) to participate in the NFL. He feels that he should be available to play (and deserving to start, of course) sometime in late November.

  21. ronniemexico says: Jun 2, 2011 11:25 AM

    Can’t wait to not read it.

  22. iflounder says: Jun 2, 2011 11:26 AM

    think tebow will be able to tear himself away from exploiting gods name for money, to find time for football?

  23. winkeroni says: Jun 2, 2011 11:30 AM

    There is no reason to be so mean to Tebow. I’m in no way a fan of his. If he wants to talk about his faith or share his opinions we are all capable of tuning him out. As hard as it can be to like him he guy seems like a really nice guy that would go the extra mile to help anyone in need out. It’s going to be hard but I’m going to try not to demonize this guy because all he’s done is be kind to others. In reality he’s the type of guy you want your sports stars to be like, willing to sign autographs and say encouraging words to youngsters.

  24. ICDogg says: Jun 2, 2011 11:42 AM

    I’m skeptical of any autobiography that begins with “I was born in a manger.”

  25. bjdykes25 says: Jun 2, 2011 11:42 AM

    It’s pretty sad when someone is criticized for being a Christian in this day and age. It’s one thing to say he hasn’t proved himself as a NFL quarterback, but it’s still pretty commendable that he has good morale ethics and isn’t ashamed to stand up for what he believes. To bad theres not more athletes like him!!!

  26. chefklm says: Jun 2, 2011 11:44 AM

    @Halo

    LOL! God bless you brother for that post.

  27. eaglesfan290 says: Jun 2, 2011 11:47 AM

    Don’t people normally write a book after actually doing something? I mean yeah he was a good College player, but come on have a good season before the self promoting BS!

  28. capslockkey says: Jun 2, 2011 11:48 AM

    So what’s the name of the book?

    “The Holy Bible, Volume 2″
    “The New Testament Remastered”

  29. jerruhjones says: Jun 2, 2011 11:51 AM

    Stay tuned for the sequel – Pimpin’ for the Lord

  30. kcroyal says: Jun 2, 2011 11:53 AM

    I just got my Tim Tebow Purity Ring in the mail today!!!! It’s freakin sweet!

  31. thephantomstranger says: Jun 2, 2011 11:54 AM

    chapnastier says:
    Jun 2, 2011 10:54 AM
    I have no issues with Tebow and certainly think people that talk crap about him just because he is a good guy are out of their minds and probably the same people that gripe about Vick and other criminals. That said, publishers will give book deals out to anyone these days. I mean the guy is 23, what the hell has he contributed to the world (no fault of his own he just hasn’t had time yet)?
    _______________

    What has he contributed to the world? How about the mission trips he’s been on, the prisons and hospitals he’s visited, the charities he’s contributed to, and the countless lives he’s touched that you don’t hear about? At 23, he’s contributed more to the world than 99% of the population will ever contribute in their lives. Here are a couple of stories that provide examples:

    http://www.tampabay.com/sports/college/article1062318.ece

    http://www.gainesville.com/article/20090802/ARTICLES/908029955

    He’s helping people all over the world and he doesn’t think he’s better than anyone else. It’s amazing that so many people feel so bad about their own failures that they feel the need to tear this guy down.

  32. Spencer says: Jun 2, 2011 11:58 AM

    He’s a good kid. I don’t have a problem with him or any other player who devotes that much time to charity and trying to give back.

  33. hanktheking says: Jun 2, 2011 12:21 PM

    I hope most of the extremely ignorant posters here realize the book is mainly about his early life and college days. If you all remember correctly he accomplished more in college than everyone posting here will in their entire lifetimes.

    And as the earlier post said, if Justin Beiber can write a book anyone can.

  34. 1buckeye76 says: Jun 2, 2011 12:33 PM

    @Halo – that was funny, thanks for the laugh.

  35. bonniebengal says: Jun 2, 2011 12:45 PM

    How you so many of you criticize a book you haven’t read? It’s obvious most of you haven’t. It’s about how he dealt with certain situations as a Christian, and shares his experiences and how he dealt with them and used relevant scriptures.

    What’s sad is the hate directed at him when all I have ever seen from him is that he is good, and kind, and he appears to be good to the fans, and he praises God. That seems to be the major problem of some people. Keep praising God, Tim.

  36. jm1122 says: Jun 2, 2011 12:54 PM

    …by most accounts tebow seems like a good guy…
    …but since he consistently chooses publicly highlight his “faith”, it’s certainly fair to point out that he attributes his success to his imaginary friend in the sky and finds religious delusions quite helpful in life…

  37. slicknick4ever says: Jun 2, 2011 12:58 PM

    Funny how people always have to hate the good people. What has Tebow done to deserve any of this hate? Oh… right… he’s better and more classy than any of you on here that seem to HAVE to log in and post an anti-God joke. One day you all will see, my prayer is that you will see the light before that day comes that you meet your maker face to face and have to answer for your life here on Earth. Put trust in Him and your life will be changed. Promise.
    GB2

  38. thephantomstranger says: Jun 2, 2011 1:19 PM

    jcjets says:
    Jun 2, 2011 11:04 AM
    you should probably look up the definition to the word salacious before trying to use it in a sentence.
    ___________________

    sa·la·cious   /səˈleɪʃəs/
    [suh-ley-shuhs]
    –adjective

    1. lustful or lecherous.
    2. (of writings, pictures, etc.) obscene; grossly indecent.

    What’s the problem?

  39. bwisnasky says: Jun 2, 2011 1:21 PM

    How soon til the Republican party puts him on a tour bus?…Oh wait, not a tour bus…….Just a trip to see if they have any chance whatsoever…..

    ————————————————–

    Well he did kick his book tour off with a visit to the friendly confines of the Sean Hannity show….

  40. capslockkey says: Jun 2, 2011 1:35 PM

    “Funny how people always have to hate the good people. What has Tebow done to deserve any of this hate?”

    What he’s done is shoved his personal beliefs down everyone’s throats through a medium (football) that has absolutely NOTHING to do with religion. I watch football for entertainment, not for theology lessons. There are probably hundreds of devout Christians in the league (some of them ordained ministers even), they just don’t chose to evangelize and pimp themselves like Tebow does. Just like I loved Reggie White as a player, but he was just as annoying off the field with his evangelical diatribes.

    I have way more respect for a guy like Napoleon Kaufman who gave up football and big money in order to preach then Tebow who uses it as a money maker.

  41. jm1122 says: Jun 2, 2011 1:41 PM

    …ha ha ha…it didn’t take long for the christian defenders to chime in with further delusions…now they are posting about how they telepathically communicate with their imaginary friend in the sky who will one day bring judgement on everyone before magically rescuing only the “believers” and taking them to live for eternity in the fantasy land in the sky…wow!…and then they still wonder why their “faith” is always mocked in public forums…really?!?

  42. thevolcanokid says: Jun 2, 2011 1:45 PM

    Brian Bosworth published a book in 1988. Drafted in 1987… autobiography is 1988.

    Maybe Timmy just took a page from The Boz’s playbook. Of course, I don’t know if we’ll find anything in Tebow’s book about cutting off sex on Fridays so that he’s ready for gameday.

  43. tinopuno says: Jun 2, 2011 1:52 PM

    hanktheking says: Jun 2, 2011 12:21 PM

    If you all remember correctly he accomplished more in college than everyone posting here will in their entire lifetimes.

    —————————————————

    That’s quite a remarkable skill you’ve got there Hank… knowing everything about the ‘entire’ lives (past, present and future) of people you’ve never met. The word “omniscient” comes to mind.

    It just may be Hank, that you too have a bit of the ‘Diety Thing’ going for you. You are The King after all.

  44. hedleykow says: Jun 2, 2011 2:07 PM

    For an additional $19.95, Tebo will throw in a video game featuring Jesus and disciples playing dirt-lot football before an unassuming backdrop of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper.

  45. thephantomstranger says: Jun 2, 2011 2:30 PM

    tinopuno says:
    That’s quite a remarkable skill you’ve got there Hank… knowing everything about the ‘entire’ lives (past, present and future) of people you’ve never met. The word “omniscient” comes to mind.

    It just may be Hank, that you too have a bit of the ‘Diety Thing’ going for you. You are The King after all.
    ___________________

    And how do you know that Hank is on a diet? Do you have omniscient knowledge of the weights of commenters on this post?

  46. jcjets says: Jun 2, 2011 2:31 PM

    @thephantomstranger
    Well, he made a remark about a book not needing to be salacious to sell, and then a “Take that, Rex!” cheap shot. I haven’t read Rex Ryan’s book, but I seriously doubt its lustful or lecherous.

  47. airraid77 says: Jun 2, 2011 2:43 PM

    diety and diet are not the same word, idiot.

  48. endzonezombie says: Jun 2, 2011 2:51 PM

    I’m willing to bet there isn’t a single poster on this site whose entire life will ever amount to anything worthy of a book. What they write here is pure jealousy.

  49. thephantomstranger says: Jun 2, 2011 3:34 PM

    jcjets says:
    Jun 2, 2011 2:31 PM
    @thephantomstranger
    Well, he made a remark about a book not needing to be salacious to sell, and then a “Take that, Rex!” cheap shot. I haven’t read Rex Ryan’s book, but I seriously doubt its lustful or lecherous.
    _______________

    Apparently you haven’t read the foot fetish chapter.

  50. tombradyswig says: Jun 2, 2011 3:44 PM

    From the looks of that pic, it appears that Timmy boy is trying out For the Crockett roll in Miami Vice the movie….
    The big question is, who will play Tubs!?!?!?!

  51. wyobroncoboy says: Jun 2, 2011 4:37 PM

    “airraid77 says: Jun 2, 2011 2:43 PM

    diety and diet are not the same word, idiot.”

    Classic. Someone would perpetuate a snippy comment without their spellchecker enabled.

    Because you could also say Deity and diety are not the same either……..”idiot”

    You been punked now three times.

    (one was self inflicted so I don’t know if it still counts.)

  52. leftysmoke says: Jun 2, 2011 7:06 PM

    Tim says:
    Jun 2, 2011 11:00 AM
    Justin Bieber’s book was whopping 240 pages so I’m not really surprised by this..

    ————–

    Does this mean you read Justin Bieber’s book…?

    LOL. Juuuuust playing. Tebow is the ultimate douche. His NFL career so far has been just about as fairy tale aka non existent as the stories within the Bible. Funny, huh?

    Hopefully the guy can make something out of his career, but I don’t see it happening.

    GO COLTS!

  53. purnellmeagrejr says: Jun 2, 2011 8:34 PM

    So, apparently this board is a referendum on GOD – I’d say HE’S been spending too much time influencing the outcome of sporting events and too little time getting the environment to behave – but, hey … I’m just an Arcangel and the BIG FELLA well … don’t get me started about THAT.

  54. smokehouse56 says: Jun 3, 2011 8:31 AM

    jw731, being black we know your mental limitations.

  55. tcole1215 says: Jul 20, 2011 10:33 PM

    You guys really are haters. he is a great guy. the book is about how God, and his family made him what he i8s today. i myself am a christian and Tim is an inspiration to me and other christian athletes all over the world. he is not afraid to talk about his faith. leave the man alone.

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