Monday, 6 May 2013

Tebow fan's plea: Tim Tebow fans plea to President Obama to sign the QB

Tebow fan's plea: Tim Tebow fans plea to President Obama to sign the QB, Who knew Tim Tebow had such passionate fans? At least one person likely knows – The President. Jacksonville Jaguars fans of the unemployed Tebow have pushed a plea to sign the embattled quarterback directly to the Commander-in-Chief, according to a May 5 UPI report.

Fans of Tebow have started a petition to President Obama, asking that he step in and make a personal call to Jaguars' general manager David Caldwell and “force” him to sign the quarterback for the upcoming season.

However, the petition does not just stop there. If you are going to ask the most powerful man in the world to sign your favorite QB, you might as well make him the starter. The petition asks that Obama force the Jacksonville coaches to guaranteed Tebow the starting job.

The rationale? According to the petition, if Tebow is signed, all home games will sell out, the team will start to win and fans "will be happy."

The petition reads, in part:

"Jacksonville Jaguars fans want the team to sign recently released QB Tim Tebow. However, rookie general manager for the Jacksonville Jaguars David Caldwell is blocking this from happening. If the Jaguars sign & START Tebow, home games will be sold out, sales will spike, the team will win and the fans will be happy."

The petition has been filed under "job creation," but even though the fans who created it had good intentions, it has not quite ramped up yet. The petition was started on April 30, but as of May 5 only 59 people have signed the call for Obama to step in.

The official White House petition system means that for the petition to get an official response from the Obama administration it will need about another 99,000 signatures. News of this petition is taking off, and the publicity of the stunt may reach the White House before the formal petition ever does.

Recently, the 25-year-old quarterback, who has gained attention for his open displays of his Christian faith on and off the field, found out that the Jets would be releasing him.

Since then, Tebow has been in the news, first for an open invite to be the Lingerie Football League's QB coach, and then after Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon said Tebow has a problem throwing the ball and needs to stay out of the CFL.

"We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow," said head coach Rex Ryan in a statement after the Jest released him. "Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped. Tim is an extremely hard worker, evident by the shape he came back in this offseason. We wish him the best moving forward."

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