Plenty has been said about Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow, most notably his inability to pass the football effectively.
Since installing an option offense, that maximizes Tebow's running skills, Denver has surged to a 4-1 record in Tebow's five starts.
Asked about the new option offense, head coach John Fox had some interesting things to say to NFL Network, prior to last Thursday’s 17-13 victory over the Jets.
"I mean, what the hell? You don't get points for style in this league. Let me tell you something: My man (Tebow) is really good in this offense. You know what I mean? If we were trying to run a regular offense, he'd be screwed," explained Fox.
Mixed martial arts champion Chris Leben was interviewed by the Vancouver Sun and was asked about two other famous alumni of Vallejo (CA) High School. Vallejo is located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Leben was questioned about who was the most dominant performer in his chosen field, Leben, CC Sabathia of the Yankees or Joey Chestnut of competitive eating fame.
"To put my name in the same sentence as those guys, unreal," replied Leben. "I would have to say CC Sabathia. I know him personally. What he’s doing in the sport of baseball and I've seen where he comes from. I believe that’s a great feat that he's doing."
Faton Bauta is a quarterback from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, who this week made a verbal commitment to attend the University of Georgia. Since Bauta is 6-3, 220 pounds and is from Florida, he is drawing inevitable comparisons with Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos.
Bauta picked the Bulldogs over schools like Louisville, Kentucky, Maryland, Utah and Vanderbilt.
However, the former linebacker and tight end was not rated highly as a QB by recruiting services and may end up playing another position in Athens.
The Kansas State Wildcats travel to Texas as an 8 1/2 point underdog. Texas was held without a TD last week in a 17-5 loss to Missouri, marking the first time since 2007 that the Longhorns were held out of the end zone. The Wildcats are 8-2 against the spread and are 3-1 on the road. Look for K State to work their magic again.
Cincinnati is a seven-point dog on the road in Baltimore, in a divisional battle between two teams with 6-3 records. The Bengals are 10-2 against the spread in their past 12 and are 4-1 on the road this year. Look for Cincinnati to keep it close and perhaps score the upset against the inconsistent Ravens.
Yale senior Patrick Witt faced a true dilemma this weekend---play quarterback against arch rival Harvard or interview for a Rhodes Scholarship. For Witt, it was a no-brainer.
Sunday, Witt announced that he had withdrawn his candidacy in order to play in his final college game. His interview for the prestigious scholarship was also scheduled for Saturday, but in Atlanta, where Witt is from.
“I have withdrawn my application for the Rhodes Scholarship. My focus this week is solely on preparing for the game alongside my teammates and coaches,” explained Witt in a prepared statement.
Tuesday night, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski became the all-time winningest coach in the history of NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball. Victory number 903 surpassed the mark previously held by Coach K’s mentor and close friend Bob Knight. In his 32 years at the Durham, North Carolina academic powerhouse, Krzyzewski has appeared in 11 Final Fours, capturing the national championship on four occasions (’91, ’92, ’01, ’10).
In addition to his accomplishments at Duke, the 2001 Hall of Fame inductee led Team USA to the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
FOX television announced that Saturday's UFC debut on network television was the most watched live hour ever for mixed martial arts in the US. The show drew 5.7 million viewers, far surpassing the MMA event shown on CBS in May of 2008, featuring Kimbo Slice.
Saturday's showdown between Oregon and Stanford had a viewership of more than 11 million fans, but FOX did quite well with men in the age group 18-34, outdrawing all college football games this season except LSU vs. Alabama.
Junior dos Santos of Brazil won the UFC heavyweight title belt by knockout after 64 seconds.
The seven-year deal between FOX and the UFC officially begins in January. .
The Houston Texans are off to their best start in franchise history with a 7-3 record. Monday, Houston was dealt a big blow when it was announced that quarterback Matt Schaub may be out for the season with a foot injury. This is bad news for a team that's already been hit by the injury bug.
Star defensive lineman Mario Williams is on the IR with a chest injury and All-Pro WR Andre Johnson has missed several weeks with a pulled hamstring.
The Texans will turn to backup quarterback Matt Leinart to replace Schaub. Leinart will get the call after this week’s bye. The Texans game at Jacksonville will mark Leinart’s first start since week 12 of the 2009 season, when the 2004 Heisman Trophy winner was with the Cardinals.