Oh, what might have been.

This would have made for some must-see football.

When Orlando’s team begins in the inaugural season of the Alliance of American Football next February, we know Steve Spurrier will be on the sideline.

We now know Tim Tebow won’t be on the field.

In an appearance on The Paul Finebaum Show on Friday, Spurrier said he texted Tebow to gauge his interest about a return to football, according to Sports Illustrated. Tebow, an outfielder-designated hitter with the New York Mets’ Class AA affiliate in the Eastern League, declined.

“He said, ‘Coach, I’m gonna keep swinging the bat and see what happens,’” Spurrier said. “I told him we’d have a No. 15 down in Orlando waiting for him.”

That’s a shame.  I would love to watch a montage of Spurrier throwing a visor and then yanking the GPOOE™ from a game moments afterwards.  Ah, well.

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17 responses to “Oh, what might have been.

  1. I would watch that version of professional football for that. Maybe two of Spurrier’s defensive coaches can get in a fight on the sideline while he’s oblivious to it, too. The GPOOE could weep while he’s on the sideline getting beaten 42-30.

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  2. JasonC

    Novelty act for minor league baseball vs. novelty act for minor league football

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    • ChiliDawg

      I remember arguing with a person I know who is a big Tebow fan and was insistent he was going to be on a major league roster. Apparently you just can’t convince people that baseball isn’t a sport you can just get off the couch and be one of the best players in the world at. To his credit, he’s batting .251 with 5 dingers in 65 games at AA Binghamton, which isn’t terrible for someone who jumped back into the game in his 30s, but for an outfielder with below average speed and defensive skills that might as well be a zero.

      Surprised he didn’t jump at the opportunity to get his face back in front of the cameras.

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      • Derek

        Well, we know he’s no Deion Sanders right?

        Leading off for a play off team as a “hobby” has to be one of the most obnoxious displays of athletic talent ever.

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        • ChiliDawg

          I mean… Deion batted over 300 in ’92 and stole 26 bags and hit 13 triples in roughly half a season worth of games.

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          • Biggus Rickus

            He also rated well defensively, probably because his range was crazy. He played at roughly an all-star level in his limited time from ’92 to ’94. Actually, that ’92 season, he played at nearly an MVP level.

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            • Russ

              Yep, Deion was flashy, but he delivered.

              Oh, and Tebow has struck out 89 times in 199 at bats? You almost have to try to strike out that often.

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      • Biggus Rickus

        He’s improved each year so far, so maybe he can be a bottom of the roster major leaguer in a couple of more years? I doubt it, but it’s possible.

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        • ChiliDawg

          Maybe. It’s just hard to see where he fits in. Doesn’t seem like a candidate to be a starter, so you think maybe as a bench bat, but his bat isn’t that good and he doesn’t have much pop. I’m way past hating on him just for being a gator, he actually grew on me a little as a TV personality, but I just don’t see the baseball career going anywhere. I think the Rumble Ponies probably enjoy the publicity.

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          • Biggus Rickus

            He’d need to keep improving. He has the potential for legit power off the bench, but he’d need to establish himself as something like a .300 hitter in the minors. It would also be a roster spot the Mets (or practically anybody) could better use on a utility player, but they may want the spectacle if it’s even remotely plausible to bring him up.

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  3. Chopdawg

    Can the Alliance of American Football recruit players who haven’t aged to Year 3?

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  4. Russ

    What the heck is AAF? Is this an attempt at a minor league for the NFL?

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  5. W Cobb Dawg

    There’s Something About Timmy…

    If sos offered to thrown in a jar of corch’s handmade hair gel it would’ve sealed the deal.

    But seriously, this would screw up Tebow’s plan of becoming the oldest minor league player in baseball history. With Max Patkin long gone, minor league baseball needs a clown to fill those seats, and Timmy is just the ticket.

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  6. JCDAWG83

    I don’t blame Tebow. Even minor league football entails getting hit and a much higher risk of injury than any level of baseball. It doesn’t appear Tebow needs the money so why deal with the physical stress.

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  7. Got "Judgy" Cowdog

    I’m not a Tebow fan but ……
    Timmy is a big boy holding a bat. I might shake the catcher off if he called for the heater up and in.

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  8. Chopdawg

    Mets might call him up just to sell some tickets.

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