The dean of sports bloggers Mike Florio at profootballtalk.com is reporting that the ϋber-pious Timmy Tebow got a taste of what those who don’t revere him think of the former Florida QB’s habit of forcing religion down people’s throats.
At the Scouting Combine, the Wonderlic exam is administered to players in groups. The 12-minute test is preceded by some brief instructions and comments from the person administering the test.
Per a league source, after the person administering the test to Tebow’s group had finished, Tebow made a request that the players bow their heads in prayer before taking the 50-question exam.
Said one of the other players in response: “Shut the f--k up.” Others players in the room then laughed.
That story should tell NFL teams a lot about Tebow’s potential to lead grizzly, hardened gridiron pros vs. his knack to whip idealistic and overtly reverential college kids into a spittle-flecked frenzy.
Talent talks at the next level, dude. If Tebow is gonna sit for the next 2-3 years minimum anyway, he is gonna have to tone down that nonsense in the locker room. But people like him think that when others tell him to pipe down it means he should speak even louder so, let’s not make too a big deal out of this.
He will be out of the NFL in 5 years and running for Congress in Florida by 2018. Mark my words. His natural ability to speak (if not throw a football), combined with fame plus all the super-religious stuff makes him a friggin’ dream candidate down in America’s wang. (profootballtalk)