Friday, December 14, 2007

Maybe Chuck Was Asking For Some Stiff Arm Pointers

It seems that anything and everything related to Chuck Norris has experienced a resurgence in recent years. From the "Chuck Norris Facts", to the commercials, to even political endorsements, if you're with Chuck, then you're just that much cooler.

I guess that puts Florida quarterback Tim Tebow towards the top of the list at this point in time. Not only did Tebow just win the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore, but he also received a fax from Mr. Norris.

One of the many reporters gathered around Tebow wanted to know what sort of celebrity encounters Tebow has had since he won the Heisman Saturday night.

The first “celebrity” Tebow thought of was Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who Tebow said left him a voicemail. (OK, Crist’s an FSU guy, so perhaps that is a big gesture).

Then Tebow, ever so casually, tells us that Chuck Norris sent his congratulations. Tebow said it with a totally straight face. So ss reporters start looking at each other, like “Is he for real?”

Chuck Norris? Walker Texas Ranger wanted to talk to Tim Tebow? Did he want to compare outlandish facts?

This was just too good to be true. But it was. Norris indeed sent Tebow a fax, assistant sports information director Zack Higbee confirmed.

Incredible! Major Scott McCoy took time out of his busy schedule of asskicking to send Tebow a fax.

I would be willing to bet that none of the other Heisman winners ever got a message from Chuck. Though, Vinny Testaverde might have very well gotten one from Sonny Crockett.

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