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Tim Tebow, 23, in the works for inspirational memoir

Just when you thought it was safe to read college football news again.

Former Florida Gator and media-proclaimed G.O.A.T., Tim Tebow, is currently in the works of writing an inspirational memoir titled Through My Eyes. He’s 23.

The memoir, which does not yet have a release date, will recount events in Tebow’s life, from his birth in the Philippines, to his home-schooled upbringing and controversial pro-life Super Bowl ad.

Initially blogged by Mike Florio over at Pro Football Talk, the news of Tebow’s new tell-all has spread like wildfire to the likes of Yahoo! Sports and ESPN. Tebow, currently a backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos, hasn’t even thrown a regular season pass yet, but you’re in a state of unimaginable denial if you think Tebow hasn’t already made an impact on the college — and professional — football worlds.

For one, Tebow is one of the most polarizing icons to ever play the game. Yes, an icon. He’s won a Heisman trophy and has a pair of national championship rings on his fingers. His “promise” to the Gator nation has been so ceremoniously overplayed that I think I actually have it memorized in the back of my psyche.

The bottom line is that book deals are about sales and putting Tebow’s name on the front cover of a paperback has the potential to make a helluva lot of them. Love him or hate him, Tebow is interesting. He’s outspoken about his religious beliefs — unique for a player in his position — and he appeals to a variety of demographics.

His story is not run-of-the-mill and, for that reason, people will read it.

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2 Responses to “Tim Tebow, 23, in the works for inspirational memoir”
  1. devilinmypocket says: Nov 8, 2010 8:07 PM

    I wouldn’t buy it but I would probably read it. As long as it’s not super-preachy it will be a different take than many of the other sports books and memoirs out there.

  2. furankisan says: Nov 9, 2010 8:27 AM

    Why do you not give credit to the fact that Chris Leak won the first ring?

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