Press corps mancrush at SEC Media Days

Over at Garnet and Black Attack, cocknfire is liveblogging the goings on at SEC Media Days.

Here’s his report of the media fellating the GPOOE™.  At least we learn why Florida lost to Georgia:

3:04 p.m. Tebow: More important to “put a smile on a kid’s face” than to beat Georgia. Man, it’s sad to see how out of whack some players’ priorities are.

3:16 p.m. The end zone celebration by Georgia: That did nothing for me but just fire me up.” Not for Tebow to say if it’s right or wrong, but he acknolwedged [sic] it worked.

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UPDATE:  More from Chris Low -

Tebow injured his shoulder prior to the Georgia game last season and didn’t look to run as much in that game. He conceded he was never the same player after that, but refused to use it as an excuse.

“I wouldn’t say I was 100 percent,” he said, “but what player is 100 percent at the end of the SEC season?” Even the quarterbacks that don’t run … I’m sure they’re not 100 percent.”

It’s obvious that Tebow and the entire Florida team are looking forward to the Georgia game, especially after the way the Bulldogs celebrated and danced in the Gators’ end zone following the first touchdown last season.

Asked how many times he’d seen the tape of the Georgia players dancing in the end zone, Tebow shot back, “I’ve seen it enough … enough.”

Still, he doesn’t see what happened last season as insult.

“I see it as a positive,” Tebow said. “That does nothing for us except get us more motivated, more excited and more juiced coming into this year. As far as Coach [Mark] Richt’s decision, he got his team fired up. They changed their demeanor, and it really did probably change the rest of their season. That gave them that drive, a sense of passion. Good call, and it definitely got them fired up.

“But, hopefully, it will do the opposite this year.”

Don’t expect to see the Gators reciprocate if they score first this season. Tebow said Florida coach Urban Meyer would never allow the Gators to stage a pre-arranged celebration like that.

“We wouldn’t do it playing for [Meyer], and we’d try to handle it a little differently,” Tebow said.

8 Comments

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8 responses to “Press corps mancrush at SEC Media Days

  1. wathcer16

    Yes…Tebow and his “holier than thou” ways…*YAWN*

  2. Joe

    Fired up?,
    The UF players talk as if we stole something from them. Never mind they had a little more than 3 1/2 QTR’s to do something about it.

  3. Ally

    That’s right Mr. Moral Compass of the SEC only allows them to stomp on their opponents logo.

    I wonder how “fired up” Timmy felt while being planted on his ass by the Dawgs more times in the first half than he had been all season.

    If that’s their version of being fired up, then we’ve got nothing to worry about this year.

  4. I’m glad the Bulldogs beat the Gators.

    But, Tebow’s quotes are actually refreshing. Here is a college player who actually believes ministering to the needy is more important than football.

    I think Tebow is overrated, but I respect him more now than I did before.

  5. Hobnail_Boot

    Mr. Tebow, remind me of your teams actions before your bowl game against the University of Michigan.

    I’ll hang up and listen to your answer.

  6. Will

    I believe that Tim Tebow is a fine example for young men and women everywhere.

    But I don’t give a rat’s @$$ what wonderful, positive things he stands for and accomplishes in his life. He made his choice. He’s a Gator. And thus, a dick.

  7. Capstone, I think Tebow’s a great kid. I don’t think he’s overrated, either. He just happens to play in a system that’s perfectly tailored for his skill set.

    That being said, I find the Tebow worship both a little creepy and tiresome at this point. Plus, his head coach ain’t exactly doing him any favors with some of his quotes. Both of those are fair game in my book.

  8. Lawdawg

    Right, the Gators would never have a pre-arranged group celebration to taunt another team or fan base. *cough* Stomping on the LSU 50 *cough*