June 17, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow shakes hands with fans after speaking to a crowd during a Father's Day service at Qualcomm Stadium. Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
The Jets are on vacation, but Tebowmania remains in mid-season form
The New York Jets might be off for the summer until they begin training camp at the end of July, but Tebowmania never takes time off. Our weekly look at the frenzy that constantly surrounds New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow finds that Tebowmania has no offseason.
Let's look at some of the stories involving Tebow during the past week.
Tim Tebow urges sacrifice at Father's Day event - NFL.com
Some 26,000 people came out to hear Jets quarterback Tim Tebow speak during Father's Day at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.Some arrived as early as 6 a.m., two hours before gates opened, to tailgate, play touch football and worship.
Tebow went back and forth with Jeremiah, speaking about his faith for little more than half an hour on a stage in the middle of the field.
"The world looks at me as a football player who's a Christian, but I look at the world and say, 'I'm a Christian who happens to play football,'" Tebow said. [Photo Gallery]
Valentine's View: Is there another NFL player who could have pulled this off? I doubt it. Fans will line up for autographs, and they might line up for a Hall of Fame induction speech. But 26,000 to hear an NFL player talk about his faith? Amazing.
Man calls for Tim Tebow from mother's closet - NFL.com
Tim Tebow's name was in the headlines again Tuesday, this time for a bizarre story involving a man calling police from his mother's closet in search of the Jets QB.
The Hopatcong (N.J.) Patch reported Monday that a local man told police he was the president, and that he was looking speak to Tim Tebow, before officers found him hiding under pillows and clothes in his mom's closet.
(Read that sentence again, then collect the fragments of your skull that just exploded everywhere.)
According to Patch (via Deadspin), police said Jason Slater, 28, called 911 three times late June 10, refusing to give the dispatcher information each time. He then called police headquarters with his presidential demands to speak with the backup quarterback for the New York Jets.
Valentine's View: Umm ... well, is there anything I really can add to that? Actually no, since I'm still searching for skull fragments.
D'Brickashaw Ferguson Dishes On Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez And More - Around the Empire - SB Nation New York
Ferguson says Jets players were "taken aback" when the team traded for Tebow.
Valentine's View: Well, D'Brickashaw I am pretty much taken aback every day by the hysteria Tebow generates. So, join the club.