TWO BITS: Tebow’s ad, McCartney’s decision

By Adam Silverstein
February 2, 2010

1 » Along with his mechanics and future as an NFL quarterback, former Florida Gators star Tim Tebow and his decision-making have come into question over recent weeks in regard to his Focus on the Family advertisement which will run during Super Bowl XLIV. Sally Jenkins, a sports columnist with the Washington Post, believes the problem is not with the message of Tebow’s ad but rather those criticizing it. Jenkins, who Is pro-choice, writes: “As statements at Super Bowls go, I prefer the idea of Tebow’s pro-life ad to, say, Jim McMahon dropping his pants. […] We’re always harping on athletes to be more responsible and engaged in the issues of their day, and less concerned with just cashing checks. It therefore seems more than a little hypocritical to insist on it only if it means criticizing sneaker companies, and to stifle them when they take a stance that might make us uncomfortable.”

2 » Four-star wide receiver recruit Ivan McCartney (Miramar, FL) has yet to declare where he intends to play college football in 2010. For a while, he has been down to the Gators, Miami Hurricanes and West Virginia Mountaineers. Though four-star defensive end commit Lynden Trail (Miami, FL) has tried to convince him to join Florida’s class, McCartney is believed to be heading elsewhere. However, he did give this sterling quote about his experience with the Gators to the Miami Herald: “There’s something about Florida I don’t feel for the other schools, a very strong, loving feeling. The atmosphere is wild. The campus is outrageous. They have swagger, too. And it’s an awesome place, no matter who is coaching there.”

Extra Bit » Good stuff from The Gainesville Sun on Florida senior swimmers and two-time Olympians Omar Pinzon and Shaune Fraser, who are looking to leave a mark.


  1. npgator says:

    Ivan – come on down or in your case come on up. I have no idea why he wouldn’t join this class as he would be a perfect fit and in a position of need. Hopefully he will surprise us with some good news tomorrow and hats of to Lynden Trail – a future Gator superstar – for his efforts in recruiting his soon to be teamates.

  2. Mitch says:

    My guess is Ivan wants to be a Gator, but his grades are making it hard to gain acceptance. Not sure what happens if you commit and then can get admitted. Do you have to sit out a year or can you sign with another school?

  3. On Campus says:

    A little off topic….but everyone is always talking about the family atmosphere at UF. Dunlap!, why didn’t you call one of your family members to drive your drunk ass home that night? Garr…. oh well, whats done is done. Bring in the Sherriff and the Pow-wow!….i’ll try to come up with some better nicknames for these boys in the meantime.

  4. From what I understand, Dunlap already had gotten a ride home. He got a “booty call” and thought he was OK enough to get in the car and head over to the girl. That is just the story going around. Can’t confirm that.

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