You may have heard already, but when Denver and Miami square off in Week 7, Tim Tebow will start at quarterback for the Broncos.
OK, everyone knows that. But did you also know that at halftime the Dolphins will be having "Gator Day" at halftime Sunday? And that as part of "Gator Day," Tebow will be honored? This resulted in a serious boost in ticket sales for the Dolphins, but also a serious boost in hype surrounding Tebow's first start of 2011.
CBS Sports James Brown talked with the quarterback about the insanity and fervor surrounding Tebow's return to his home state and what he's doing to prepare for the game in Miami.
It's pretty clear how the attitude that Tebow embraces works and I suppose it's not that surprising that he's had success.
"I really believe that enthusiasm and emotion and passion is very contagious," Tebow told Brown. "So I try to bring that every day. Not just to the football field, but to the meeting room and to the locker room."
As for the Gators celebration, he seems to be handling it pretty well too.
"It's something I'm very thankful for, but at the end of the day I'm going to be focused on trying to lead the Denver Broncos to beat the Miami Dolphins," Tebow said of the tribute to the Gators.
No one ever said that Tebow says anything other than the right things when it comes to interviews; he did just that in the interview with Brown. It's his production on the field that makes him such a magnet for controversy.
On Sunday, he'll get to prove all his doubters wrong.
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