Tim Tebow

  • Aired:  06/02/11
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Tim Tebow thinks it's only fair for college athletes to have enough money for an Outback dinner and a scooter. (5:49)

WITHIN WELCOME BACK, MY

GUEST TONIGHT, THE

QUARTERBACK FOR THE DENVER

BRONCOS, HIS NEW BOOK IS YOU

WILL CAD THROUGH MY EYES,

PLEASE WELCOME TO THE

PROGRAM, TIM TEBOW.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> GOOD TO SEE YOU.

FIRST OF ALL, I'M SORRY TO

SAY DURING THIS TIME OF THE

FOOTBALL STRIKE YOU REALLY

LET YOURSELF GO.

>> IT'S REALLY EMBARRASSING.

>> I'M TRYING.

>> HOW ARE YOU HOLDING UP.

ARE YOU BORED, IS THIS THE

FIRST TIME IN YOUR LIFE THAT

YOU CAN REMEMBER NOT HAVING

FOOTBALL DURING THIS TIME.

>> PRETTY MUCH IT IS.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT

I'VE GONE THIS LONG WITHOUT

COMPETING OR PLAYING SINCE I

WAS PROBABLY FOUR YEARS OLD.

SO IT IS A LITTLE WEIRD.

IT GIVES ME A GOOD

OPPORTUNITY TO TRAIN AND

MEET UP WITH GUYS ON MY TEAM

AND CONTINUE TO WORK HARD.

>> Jon: ARE YOU TRAINING

WITH THE GUYS ON YOUR TEAM.

>> I AM.

>> Jon: WHO ORGANIZES

SOMETHING LIKE THAT I KNOW

THE TEAM IS NOT ALLOWED, I

GUESS, RIGHT.

>> WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO TALK

TO ANYONE NECESSARILY

INVOLVED WITH THE

ORGANIZATION.

BUT WE'VE GOTTEN TOGETHER

AND BRIAN REALLY LIEDS THE

GROUP AND WE HAVE WORKOUTSES

WITH ALL MY RECEIVERS AND

TOWARDS AS WELL.

>> Jon: SO WHERE DOES, YOUR

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL

PLAYER.

DO YOU JUST SHOW UP AT LIKE

A FIELD IN FLORIDA AND LIKE

SOME LITTLE KIDS ARE

LIKE-- HUH?

LIKE WHAT --

>> WE ACTUALLY HAVE A FEW

TIMES AND HEY, DOW MIND IF

WE USE THIS CORNER OF THE

FIELD.

AND THEY'RE LIKE SURE, SO

THEY JUST STOP AND START

TAKING PICTURES.

>> Jon: ABSOLUTELY BLOW

THEIR MINDS.

YOUR LIFE, HOW OLD ARE YOU.

>> 23.

>> Jon: A LOT OF PEOPLE

MIGHT SAY YOU WANT TO WAIT

UNTIL YOU ARE 24 TO WRITE AN

AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

>> MOST PEOPLE.

I THOUGHT 23 WAS A GOOD AGE

AND GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR ME.

>> Jon: EXACTLY.

BUT IT IS A VERY INTERESTING

LINE.

YOUR PARENTS WERE

MISSIONARIES IN THE

PHILIPPINES.

>> YES.

>> Jon: NOW WERE YOU-- YOU

WERE NOT RAISED THERE YOUR

WHOLE LIFE, JUST EARLY PART.

>> WE LIVED THERE FOR FIVE

YEARS WHEN I WAS YOUNG AND

BEFORE I WAS BORN AND MOVED

BACK TO THE STATES AND MY

PARENTS TRAVELED BACK AND

FORTH.

AND I HAVE BEEN THERE PRETTY

MUCH EVERY YEAR SINCE I WAS

IS A.

>> Jon: YOU SUPPORT AN

ORPHANNAGE NOW THERE.

>> YES, RIGHT.

MY DAD SUPPORTED THAT

ORPHANNAGE.

I BUILT THAT ORPHANNAGE IN

1991 AND NOW THE FOUNDATION

WHICH I SUPPORTED SUPPORTS A

LITTLE OVER VI00 ORPHANS.

>> Jon: WOW, YOU SEEM LIKE A

REAL [BLEEP].

>> BUT THAT'S-- .

>> Jon: I AM TELLING YOU,

YOU READ THIS BOOK AND DOW

SUCH NICE THINGS.

WHEN YOU ARE A MISSIONARY'S

KID, BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEBODY

LIKE MY PARENTS MADE ME GO

TO SYNAGOGUE AND HEBREW

SCHOOL AND I WOULD DO

ANYTHING I COULD TO GET OUT

OF IT.

BUT IF YOU ARE A

MISSIONARY'S KID, CAN YOU BE

LIKE I'M BORED.

LIKE IS THERE ANY WAY, CAN

YOU GET OUT OF IT OR YOU

CAN'T.

>> I MEAN, YOU TRY.

MOST OF THE TIME THEY KIND

OF DRAG TO US CHURCH AND

WHAT NOT.

BUT SO-- .

>> Jon: EVERYBODY STAY IN

YOUR SEATS, STAY IN YOUR

SEATS.

>> I WOULD BEG MY PARENTS

PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ME GO TO

CHURCH.

I DO NOT WANT TO HAVE TO

FACE ALL THE FANS.

SOMETIMES THEN THEY WOULD

LET ME GET OUT OF IT.

BUT THAT'S ABOUT IT.

>> Jon: THEY LET YOU GO

THROUGH.

SOME INTERESTING STUFF IN

THERE ABOUT WHEN YOU WERE

GOING FOR THE NATIONAL

CHAMPION, YOUR COACH IS

URBAN MYER AT THE TIME, AND

IF YOU WON THE NATIONAL

CHAMPIONSHIP UNDER FLORIDA

HE WOULD RECEIVE A BONUS.

>> YES.

>> Jon: SIZABLE.

WHAT WAS THE BONUS AGAIN?

>> IT WAS A LOT.

IT WAS A LOT.

>> Jon: LIKE A MILLION

DOLLARS.

>> YEAH.

GOOD FOR HIM.

>> Jon: PU WERE BUSTING HIS

CHOPS A LITTLE BIT.

>> I HAD TO.

>> Jon: YOU THOUGHT IF YOU

WIN IN THE NATIONAL

CHAMPIONSHIPS HE GETS A

MILLION DOLLARS AND YOU WERE

ASKING HIM YOU CAN I GET

MORE JUICE AT THE JUICE BAR,

CAN I --

>> ACTUALLY, WE WERE RAZZING

MIAMI AND GETTING OFF THE

PLANE.

I AM WALKING BEHIND HIM I

GRABBED HIS SHOULDER BEFORE

HE WALKED DOWN TO ALL THE

MEDIA.

WOW, PRETTY NICE PLACE DOWN

HERE, HUH.

SO I WAS LIKE YOU GET A LOT

OF MONEY IF WE WIN, DON'T

YOU.

I WAS JUST JOKING BUT I WAS

LIKE, YOU KNOW, HOW ABOUT IF

I PLAY A LITTLE HARDER, YOU

GIVE ME A LITTLE BIT OF THAT,

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING.

SEE WHAT WE CAN WORK IT OUT.

>> Jon: IT BRINGS UP AN

ISSUE BECAUSE I'M WATCHING

THIS OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

FOOTBALL SCANDAL GO DOWN.

THESE PLAYERS,.

>> OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY AS

OPPOSED TO JUST OHIO STATE

UNIVERSITY, THESE GUYS THEY

DON'T MAKE ANY MONEY, THEY

DO GET A SCHOLARSHIP TO THE

SCHOOL BUT THEY TRADED SOME

OF THEIR SWAG FOR TATTOOS.

NOW IT SEEMS UNFAIR.

>> THEY FROM GOOD TATTOOS.

>> Jon: IT SHOULD SAY I GAVE

ME SHIRT AND ALL I GOT WAS

THIS LOUSY TATTOO.

BUT IT SEEMS AN UNFAIR

THING.

THEY BRING IN SO MANY

MILLIONS FOR THESE

UNIVERSITIES.

YET THEY AREN'T-- DOES THAT

SEEM RIGHT IN YOUR EYES?

>> WELL, IT'S A TOUGH

SITUATION.

I CAN LOOK ON BOTH SIDES, ON

THE NCAA SIDE AND SEE HOW

HARD IT IS.

THEY HAVE TO MANAGE SO MANY

ATHLETES AND MAKE SURE THAT

NONE ARE DOING ANYTHING

ILLEGAL BUT AT THE SAME TIME

YOU HAVE HAVING A LOT OF

ATHLETES THAT WORK EXTREMELY

HARD AND MAKE MILLIONS AND

MILLIONS FOR UNIVERSITIES.

AND THEY'RE STILL, YOU KNOW,

STRUGGLING JUST TO GO OUT TO

OUTBACK TO GET SOMETHING TO

EAT.

SO I CAN SEE ON BOTH SIDES.

I THINK YOU KNOW SOMETHING

FAIR WOULD BE IF SOME OF THE

ATHLETES GOT A LITTLE BIT

MORE SO THEY COULD GO TO

DINNER, AFFORD A SCOOT TORE

DRIVE AROUND CAMPUS, LITTLE

THINGS LIKE THAT.

NOT TO GET PAID.

>> Jon: REALLY, A SCOOTER.

>> A SCOOTER, I MEAN AT

COLLEGE, IT WOULD HELP SO

MUCH.

>> Jon: I THEY WANT TO GO TO

OUTBACK AND A SCOOTER.

THAT'S GREAT.

>> BUT IT'S A GREAT STORY.

I WISH DENVER BRONCOS HOW

ARE YOU GOING TO BE LOOKING

THIS YEAR.

>> HOPEFULLY PRETTY GOOD.

>> Jon: LISTEN, ELWAY IS NOW

THE GM THAT HAS TO BE GOOD

FOR YOU.

>> YES, HE IS.

>> Jon: AS A QUARTERBACK.

>> PRETTY GOOD GUY TO LEARN

FROM.

>> Jon: ABSOLUTELY.

I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST.

COME BACK AND SEE US AGAIN

SOME TIME.

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