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pr_capone 03-25-2013 11:05 AM

Wichita State Shockers a virtual lock for the title game
 
... and it is inevitable really now that they have been blessed by a visit from Tim Tebow.

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bask...omptu-pep-talk

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WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita State University's men's basketball team got an unexpected new fan when they arrived home after their latest NCAA tournament victory.

A plane carrying New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow was refueling in Wichita when the Shockers' bus arrived Sunday after their upset win over top-seeded Gonzaga.

Tebow's representative asked coach Gregg Marshall if the Heisman Trophy winner could talk to the team.

Wearing a pink sweater over a tie and untucked shirt, Tebow got on the team bus, grabbed a microphone and told the players their surprising run to the Sweet 16 is something they will remember for the rest of their lives, regardless of what they do in the future. He also congratulated them and said they were an inspiration to many people.

"Some of you might go play in the NBA or you might have great lives. But this is the time you will remember," Tebow said. "All of you all together, ballin' out there together, training together, putting in the heart and sweat, everything, caring about each other. You'll never forget it, guys, this is what it's made of and these are the special times in your life, regardless of what you do in the future.

"So I just want to say congrats. You're an inspiration to so many people, so always remember that and how you carry yourself and your character, how you represent your school, your family, your team, your brothers on the team, but also, man, just go out there and ball out, leave nothing on the court. I know you don't need to hear that from me, but I just wish y'all luck and we're praying for you. God bless, and y'all go do it, all right, guys?"

The team then headed to Koch Arena, where thousands of fans had gathered to greet the team.

The Shockers play La Salle on Thursday night in Los Angeles.

Fairplay 03-25-2013 11:07 AM

Done deal.

Lzen 03-25-2013 11:09 AM

I know some will inevitably rip on him for trying to be like somebody important, but I don't think that is the case. Props to Tebow for doing that. I think he's a good guy.

gblowfish 03-25-2013 11:09 AM

Maybe KU will be forced to play Wichita State now....

burt 03-25-2013 11:10 AM

printem....

Lzen 03-25-2013 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by gblowfish (Post 9528363)
Maybe KU will be forced to play Wichita State now....

I'd be okay with that since it would mean KU made it to the National Championship game. :)

Guru 03-25-2013 11:19 AM

and if WSU won they would be the lowest seed since KU to win the whole thing.

ndws 03-25-2013 11:27 AM

WSU actually has a decent shot at being the last Kansas team standing. lol

Consistent1 03-25-2013 11:29 AM

College basketball is so tough to predict these days. I really don't follow it very closely, but there are a ton of good players out there.

DJ's left nut 03-25-2013 11:30 AM

I read the thread title and figured that CoMo must've picked against them.

Same thing, really.

PGM 03-25-2013 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by gblowfish (Post 9528363)
Maybe KU will be forced to play Wichita State now....

Are they scurred to play them too?

cosmo20002 03-25-2013 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by pr_capone (Post 9528350)


A plane carrying New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow was refueling in Wichita when the Shockers' bus arrived Sunday after their upset win over top-seeded Gonzaga.

Tebow's representative asked coach Gregg Marshall if the Heisman Trophy winner could talk to the team.

WTF? Is that, like, normal? I have no connection whatsoever with your team, but I'd just really like to talk to them.

I wish the coach would have responded, "Nah, we're good. Thanks though--"

blaise 03-25-2013 11:40 AM

Yeah, how outrageous. He asked to say congrats to a team that probably was excited to hear him say it.

Cannibal 03-25-2013 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by blaise (Post 9528433)
Yeah, how outrageous. He asked to say congrats to a team that probably was excited to hear him say it.

It's not outrageous, but mildly annoying. Dude's gotta get his nose into everything to get the cameras on him. He's an attention whore.

Maybe he should concentrate on his own football career and try learn how the throw the football in the NFL?

blaise 03-25-2013 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Cannibal (Post 9528443)
It's not outrageous, but mildly annoying. Dude's gotta get his nose into everything to get the cameras on him. He's an attention whore.

Maybe he should concentrate on his own football career and try learn how the throw the football in the NFL?

I don't know if they had a practice field for him to use at the airport, but I guess I can see your point.


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