Tim Tebow makes speech to Wichita State men’s basketball team

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The Wichita State men’s basketball team upset Gonzaga on Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006.

Among those offering their congratulations to the Shockers: Jets quarterback Tim Tebow.

According to USA Today’s Lindsay Jones, a private plane carrying Tebow stopped at Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport to refuel, and while he was on the ground, he stopped by the Shockers’ team bus to wish them well.

“Just go out there and ball out,” Tebow said. “Leave nothing on the court.”

It’s a noteworthy moment because of the team’s success and Tebow’s celebrity.

It’s also a nice gesture.

33 responses to “Tim Tebow makes speech to Wichita State men’s basketball team

  1. That’s pretty spectacular. I wish this kid had a little more piss & vinegar tho… It would have been cool for him to say, “Also, never sign with the Jets.”

  2. In before Tebow gets blamed for a silly, non-football related story rather than the website actually reporting the silly, non-football related story.

  3. Amazing story, truly inspirational– Sources say that Wichita State has revamped their entire gameplan to fit the scheme of Tim’s advice.

  4. Meanwhile Tebow will be playing in the Arena league next year. ESPN has reportedly set up a studio in Orlando to follow Tebow’s quest to make the Predators roster.

  5. It’s not every day that a team gets an inspirational speech from an NFL third string quarterback.

  6. How does Tebow fly private? Brady and Peyton I can see, but Tebow? Is some Florida booster picking up his bills? I have no problem with this, mind you, just curious.

  7. People can be really cruel to other people, for no reason. Even when someone does something nice, there are others who would rather kick them while they are down. The irony is that most people are cheating in their own lives, & yet have room to make fun of another. I don’t agree with hurting someone that wouldn’t hurt you back.

  8. I bet the Catholic Church paid for that plane. Those donation plates they pass around? Jets, Crystal Cathedrals, covering up molestations. Gotta love organized religion.

    Oh, and Wichita State is doomed.

  9. let me see if I get this straight,you slam Tebow all the time for all the press he gets because according to you experts he sucks but you will go ahead report his every move? yea makes perfect sense to me,blame him while you give him pub he didn’t ask for. it’s pretty sad the guy can’t go to the bathroom without the media and you at pft reporting it. but good for Tebow for taking the time to do something like this.

  10. Well it’s usually that loser florio slamming Tebow, you know, because Tebow is a much better person than florio. I would say man but the jury is still out on that for florio.

  11. This story is a nice departure from the one repeating someone calling someone’s wife ugly.

  12. It was originally going to be Mark Sanchez, but his airplane was missed the airport by several miles.

  13. What was his appearance fee for this one?

    He just got $100,000 to show up at an event where I live so I’m curious if he gets that for every appearance and why the media never reports on it.

  14. And, apparently he did not sprinkle his magic pixie dust on his alma mater or the other 14 teams who made it to the sweet 16. What does that mean?

  15. What does being a good human have to do with his football problems? He accomplished more in his 20-plus years than most in a lifetime.

    Those who posted to be comedians, keep your day job at Shipping & Receiving.

  16. Yes! You are so right! If it had been any other player visiting Wichita, he would have been admired. But Jesus promises persecution if we stand up for the right things.

  17. “Yes! You are so right! If it had been any other player visiting Wichita, he would have been admired. But Jesus promises persecution if we stand up for the right things.”

    So..”the right things” includes taking Wichita State in your bracket?

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