By happen stance, the Wichita State squad that took down No. 1 overall Gonzaga on Saturday night arrived home at Mid-Continent Airport around the same time Tim Tebow was refueling his jet. The college football legend-turned-underdog as an NFL quarterback asked if he could speak to the team and give them some encouraging words. To be clear, that's an NFL quarterback who couldn't take Mark Sanchez's job, pep talking a group that just took down the nation's No. 1-ranked in the NCAA tournament, a team who's confidence level and swag had to be on a million.
Look, he may not be all that skilled at QB, but he seems like a genuinely considerate dude and we all know he's got the motivational speaker thing down pat. I'm just not sure how effective a potential speech would be to his own Gators if they were to make it to the Elite Eight, Final Four or even the championship game.
Like him or hate him, Tebow is a GOOD guy...Tim Tebow runs into Wichita State Shockers: buff.ly/14pz9RX— Ryan Holloway (@RyanMHolloway) March 25, 2013
I assume Mark Sanchez gave a pep talk to VCU. espn.go.com/mens-college-b…— RossWB (@RossWB) March 25, 2013
We don't know this for sure, but it's probably true...
Most interesting thing about Tim Tebow's Wichita State hoops airport pep talk? Tebow is clearly the only NFL backup QB using private plane.— Ben Maller (@benmaller) March 25, 2013
It was a complete coincidence that Tebow and the Wichita State team would be at the same place at the same time. But for Tebow, maybe it was practice for his future in motivational speaking. This particular audience is actually fitting, since Tebow's taken on the role of the underdog. The guys from Florida don't know anything about that right now.