Tim Tebow: ‘I Just Want to be a Normal Guy’

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

TIM Tebow has dished the dirt on what he loves — and hates — about living in New York.

Firstly, he was asked what the best part is about about playing for the Jets.

“It’s exciting being here. I am hoping to help this team win football games. I’m not just saying this to say it, but I think we have a team with a bunch of good guys. They’re great guys who try to do things the right way, all the way from (quarterback) Mark Sanchez to (linebacker) Bart Scott. I feel like, depending on how we can rally together and (our) chemistry, we have the talent and the belief. It’s about coming together,” he said.

The pros and cons of life in NYC?

“Some of the cons are that I want to be a normal guy. I view myself as a normal person, not more special, not more important than anybody else. God made us all the same and loves us all the same. You want to go out there and live a normal life. . . . Go to the movies or to Dave and Busters and mess around with your brothers and friends. Some of the (attention) does get tiring,” he said.

“A lot of my best friends are the ones I’ve had since I’ve been very young. They view me more as Timmy than Tebow. People now know me by that football name. At the same time, as much as you would like to be normal, I am very blessed I am not. I will tell you why: I can walk into a hospital and make a kid smile. I mean, how cool is that?”