Fans encouraging other fans to wear eye black for Tim Tebow's last home game
Want to show Florida quarterback Tim Tebow a unique kind of support in his last home game at The Swamp?
A new facebook group has a suggestion for you: wear eye black in honor of Tebow for the Nov. 28 home finale against Florida State.
Florida fan Tracey McInnis has created the “Calling All Gators – A Gift for Tim Tebow” group on facebook to spread her idea.
The group’s description reads, “Gator fans, we have had the amazing privilege of watching THE greatest college football player EVER, play for four years. On January 11th, 2009, Tim Tebow gave us the gift of one more year. The biggest reason he came back was because college football provided him a platform to share his message. We, as Gator fans, have an unbelievable opportunity to give Tim Tebow an experience he will never forget. My suggestion is that for Timmy's last game in The Swamp, the Florida - Florida State game, all Gators wear the under-eye black with a scripture. Every time Tim looks into the stands, or a camera focuses in on a Gator fan, the world will see the love and support we Gators have for our special quarterback. Share this message with every Gator you know, and let's make the UF-FSU game a day that he will never forget.”
Florida athletic officials told The Gainesville Sun they aren't thrilled with the idea because it doesn't honor the entire senior class, which with a win on Saturday against FIU will become the winningest senior class in SEC history.
But McInnis said in a press release that while fans obviously should show support for the entire team, the eye black idea is to show Tebow his message through the years has not been lost.
“We need to show him his message hasn’t been wasted,” she said.
If you're interested, here's the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#/group.php?gid=171685736181&ref=ts.