July 28, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) leaves the field following training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE
While most of the guys of Gator Nation were trained on Ryan Lochte and the rest of the Gators at the London Olympics, one of the silliest subplots of the 2012 NFL season — HOW WILL TIM TEBOW AND MARK SANCHEZ GET ALONG!? — got an amusing interlude that involved Tebow, rain, and no shirt.
You realize this video is Tebow running shirtless in the rain, right?
Yeah, that's Tebow running in the rain, spliced with shots of Bo Derek running on the beach in 10, and I think there's a very small chance I'll see a funnier video on the Internet this weekend. (You might see ESPN running this footage in slow motion, as I've been told they're doing. I'm busy watching the Olympics for the second or third time today.)
That was, alas, probably the high point of Tebow's day: Multiple reports from Cortland, New York, where Tebow's Jets are holding their training camp, suggest that he struggled to throw the ball on the day (and not just because of the inclement weather), and got heckled by fans. You can see some of that in ESPN's video, and here.
Tebow can deal with hecklers, and surely swayed some swooning fans who enjoy the sight of Tebow sans shirt. But Tebow still struggling to throw effectively in practice in his third year in the NFL can't be a good sign, can it?