Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-U 2

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

T-U 2

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My wife keeps asking me, "why do you guys have so many stories on Tim Tebow in the paper?"

Keep in mind that she's had one daughter graduate from Florida State, and we have another one who's a freshman there. That aside, let's examine why it is that today marks the fourth day in a row that Tebow has been featured on the front of the T-U sports section (with more stories coming):

- He grew up in Jacksonville and has lived here most of his life and played for an area high school.

- He plays for the Gators, who are No. 2 in the country and who are more popular in this town right now than the Jaguars.

- He's already won one Heisman Trophy and could be on the verge of a second.

- He helped lead the Gators to one national championship and could be on the verge of making it two titles in three years.

- And, oh yeah, Michael DiRocco's stories on Tebow the past three days? They just happen to rank among the most-read stories on jacksonville. …

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