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Old 03-25-2013, 11:05 AM  
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... and it is inevitable really now that they have been blessed by a visit from Tim Tebow.

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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.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:10 PM   #61
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And that's why it wasn't in quotes. You think it's too much to infer that Tebow thought the team would really like to hear from him?
I guess you can choose to look at it that way if you want. I just figured the guy was a sports fan and like everyone else on Earth, roots for the underdog. He was there, they were there, he wanted to give them some encouragement and a blessing. Big. Deal.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:27 PM   #62
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:34 PM   #63
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Give me a break.
That all you got?

I'll take that as +2 me.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:38 PM   #64
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That all you got?

I'll take that as +2 me.
You wanted a lengthy reply to your, "If it was me.." garbage relating to a situation you know very little about and weren't anywhere near? It's lame.

You don't know how the dynamics of it played out. You're just whining about Tebow on a message board. I don't see why you expect much discussion about that when it's obvious.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:46 PM   #65
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You wanted a lengthy reply to your, "If it was me.." garbage relating to a situation you know very little about and weren't anywhere near? It's lame.

You don't know how the dynamics of it played out. You're just whining about Tebow on a message board. I don't see why you expect much discussion about that when it's obvious.
You've had plenty to say in here until I brought up two valid points, then...nothing but the insightful "get real." Why even bother replying to me in that post. I wasn't even quoting you. Maybe you like whining while accusing others of whining.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:48 PM   #66
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You've had plenty to say in here until I brought up two valid points, then...nothing but the insightful "get real." Why even bother replying to me in that post. I wasn't even quoting you. Maybe you like whining while accusing others of whining.
The valid point was you claiming what you would have done if you were in a situation you know almost nothing about?

Um, ok.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:05 AM   #67
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Matt once made a very nice play in Seattle where he spun away from a pass rusher and hit Bowe off his back foot for a first down.

One of the best plays Matt has ever made.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:37 AM   #68
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He's a humble guy. I like Tebow now that he's not a Donko anymore. It's unreal to me how much shit he takes all while everyone complains about the shitty athletes out there doing all the wrong things.
It's simple, really. Some people hate on him because he's a man of faith and isn't afraid to show it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:40 AM   #69
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It's simple, really. Some people hate on him because he's a man of faith and isn't afraid to show it.
Sure, thats alot of it.....but just this specific incident to me reeks of a "photo op" or "Just listen to me guys, im pretty important"

very narcissistic
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Originally Posted by Cassel's Reckoning:

Matt once made a very nice play in Seattle where he spun away from a pass rusher and hit Bowe off his back foot for a first down.

One of the best plays Matt has ever made.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:05 AM   #70
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This is almost as sweet as 1981 when KU, K-State and the Shockers were all in the sweet 16. Then the "battle in New Orleans" where the Shockers prevailed over the Jayhawks.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:11 AM   #71
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It's simple, really. Some people hate on him because he's a man of faith and isn't afraid to show it.
You must be joking. Making a show of praying on the sidelines at a critical juncture in a game isn't "not being afraid to show it". It's putting on a show, period.

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
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You must be joking. Making a show of praying on the sidelines at a critical juncture in a game isn't "not being afraid to show it". It's putting on a show, period.
Agreed. Clay pulled a gif of Tebow where he went into his prayer stance and after a few seconds interrupted his prayer so he could turn around and check to see if the cameras were on him. He was busted for putting on a show.
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