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Tim Tebow and Sports Illustrated together again



SItebowoct  Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is once again on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Tebow is on the cover of the magazine, which is out tomorrow, but the cover story is about the SEC and its status as the toughest conference in the nation.

The story is written by SI special contributor John Ed Bradley, who was an all-SEC center at LSU in the 1970s and is is well-versed in the tradition and pageantry of the SEC.

The story takes an in-depth look at the SEC by speaking with current coaches and players, as well as former coaches & players.
Here's an excerpt from the story with Bradley's description of the atmosphere before Saturday night’s Florida-LSU game: “The LSU faithful roasted an alligator on a spit outside Tiger Stadium before their game with top-ranked Florida in Baton Rouge last Saturday. They made cardboard signs in the shape of a hand with the middle finger sticking up and the words hey, tebow, how many fingers am i holding up? They appealed to whichever saint handles brain injuries, hoping for heavenly intercession that would convince college football’s marquee player to take more time to heal from the concussion he suffered against Kentucky on Sept. 26. None of this worked, of course. Did anybody really expect Tebow to sit out a nationally televised matchup between two Top 5 teams in college football’s premier conference?”

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:22pm]


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