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Buying Tebow jersey leap of faith, even with $10 off

Posted by Obnoxious Boston Fan  June 17, 2013 10:15 PM

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teboww.jpgTebowmania at a discount.

Tim Tebow's NFL resurrection was big news for Florida Gators everywhere. Now members of the school's alumni association can save a few bucks when they add his newest jersey to their collection.

The following pitch was made in an email by the University of Florida Alumni Association sent Monday:

I'm sure you, like the rest of us in the heart of the Gator Nation, were thrilled to hear the news that Tim Tebow was signed by the New England Patriots. We are so proud of Tim and his indomitable Gator spirit!

As a small token of our appreciation for your membership in the UF Alumni Association (UFAA), we are pleased to offer you a $10.00 discount per single purchase of an official, adult size Tim Tebow jersey (pictured). Use your membership number to login to the "Members Only" section of the UFAA website and receive the redemption code. Get your jerseys at the Patriots ProShop. Act now, as this offer is only valid for 10 days.

It's time to show Tim that the magnitude of the Gator Nation is behind him all the way! Please join us in cheering him on during this phase of his NFL journey.

That would be the phase of his journey where he watches Tom Brady play quarterback until Brady either retires or gets hurt. In either case, watching Tebow take over the Pats under those circumstances might give Gator fans flashbacks to that Sugar Bowl mauling at the hands of Louisville.

Timmy doesn't need to worry about Gator Nation sticking with him, they'd happily follow Tebow off a cliff. Wait, they already did that when he went to the Jets. Tebow's statue dominates the trio of UF Heisman winners outside Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Tebow's presence is all over the mini-shrine built to Florida's football success in the official entryway to the stadium offices.

"Tebowing" at midfield is a requirement for any fan who gets the chance to do it.

Meanwhile, the UF alumni club should be offering No. 15 Tebow Jets' jerseys at a 500 percent discount. They'd have to pay their members to wear one of those, even in Gainesville. (I'm a defacto member since my son will be a sophomore at UF in the fall.)

Purchasing a Tim Tebow Patriots' jersey is the ultimate test of faith for Tebow fans. Tebow's game jersey should remain in pristine, new condition for the first year or so that he's on the team, assuming he makes the team. Plenty of UF fans, and many others, will be willing to roll that dice.

Anyone need a No. 81 XL "Moss" or No. 85 XL "Hernandez" in Patriots' blue?

Tebow could try to use his "spirituality" - Gator and otherwise - to charm/convince Vladimir Putin to cough up Bob Kraft's Super Bowl XXXIX ring. If Kraft thinks Putin is a tough customer, he should check out this London Daily Mail story simply titled: "Princess of whales: How a naked female scientist tries to tame belugas in the freezing Arctic" (photos NSFW if you have overly sensitive co-workers or HR people). It's about a Russian scientist who tends to whales in the 29-degree Arctic Ocean while swimming in the nude.

The UFAA email also had a link to a story on the Patriots' website for those University of Florida alumni who "haven't heard the news."

That would be none of them.

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