E! Special 'Tim Tebow's Wild Rise' to Premiere July 2

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June 25th, 2012

 

via press release:

 

E! ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL: TIM TEBOW’S WILD RISE

 

 

E! ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL: TIM TEBOW’S WILD RISE

 

The Football Star’s Phenomenal Journey To Astronomical Fame Is Detailed With Help

From His Former Coaches, Close Friends And Sports & Pop Culture Experts

 

(Los Angeles, CA, June 25, 2012) – E! examines a fascinating athlete who has transcended sports to become a full-fledged pop icon in the upcoming E! Entertainment Special: Tim Tebow’s Wild Rise. His extraordinary success on the football field, coupled with his religious devotion and infectious charm, have made Tebow a beloved and controversial figure … but love him or hate him, Tim Tebow has undeniably captured America’s attention. From rumors of hot Hollywood hook-ups, to “Tebowing” becoming a part of the American vernacular, to his much-discussed virginity, everybody is talking about Tebow. And, now that he is playing in New York, the spotlight is getting brighter. E! speaks with Tebow’s close friends, former high school and college football coaches, sports journalists and pop culture experts who have followed his aspirational career to reveal the phenomenon surrounding this remarkable lightning rod. The E! Entertainment Special: Tim Tebow’s Wild Rise premieres on July 2nd at 8:00 PM, ET/PT on E!

 

Young Tim Tebow was home-schooled on his family’s farm. He was able to play on his town’s high school football team and wowed the spectators.

 

“He played part of a game with a broken leg, scored a touchdown.” – Gary Belsky, Columnist, Time.com

 

“Even his opponents sometimes would ask for his autograph.” – Craig Howard, Tebow’s High School Football Coach

 

 

 

Tebow’s faith, which he considers his greatest gift, caught some people by surprise and inspired countless others. It began a national conversation.

 

“People that knew him like myself growing up or were close to him, we knew that was just Timmy. That’s just who he was.” – Will Oakley, Tebow’s High School Friend

 

“There was definitely the naysayers that thought he was a fake, that thought all this stuff that was out there about Tim, even the football players probably thought like, ‘where’s the real Tim? This can’t be real Tim.’” – Justin Giangrande, Tebow’s College Friend

 

Upon graduation Tim Tebow was drafted by the Denver Bronco’s and “Tebow Mania” grew to new heights.

 

“It was like a train, it just kept building and building and building and that phenomenon, Tebow-mania just erupted. “ – Damien Woody, NFL Analyst, ESPN

 

Now a New York Jet, the attention on Tim Tebow is hotter than ever.

 

“I think this whole nice boy Captain America image is the biggest thing going for him. If he didn’t have it then what would we be talking about?” -Ryan Brockington, NY Journalist

 

“I don’t expect we’re going to see a lot of pictures of Tim Tebow tweeted with his shirt off, dancing drunkenly in clubs. I think he’ll do just fine in New York. Having said that, I think the media will be on 24/7 alert waiting for a Tim Tebow slip up.” – Gary Belsky, Columnist, Time.com

 

Be sure to tune-in to the 30 minute special, “Tim

 

 

 
  • TimsDale4ever

    IF Tim is religious I think that’s just great. But with all the MAJOR problems that are in this world, for me to believe that God would really care that much if his team wins the game, or that he performs well, etc., is just so beyond ridiculous to me. You would “think” God has much more to focus on than Tim’s precious football game.

  • USAmerica1st

    I think this is more about his background and his rise to become the NFL’s most controversial player and a pop icon. We know exactly where he stands with regard to his religion and it should be ‘in-play’ on the show. The timing is great because NFL pre-season is right around the corner, but is 30 minutes enough time to cover his life?

  • Brandon

    eww…i cannot stand this guy.

  • Rod

    The bottom line on Tebow is that he is exactly what you see and a born leader of men, Tebow will be the first into the fire-fight and that is why his teammates like him. a winner and if his religion is a red flag, he will wear it with honor. I would never bet against him or his team, I’m just sorry he isn’t a Dolphin.

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