Tim Tebow said thanks, but no thanks, to USA Rugby.
The out-of-work NFL quarterback was offered to switch sports, according to Peter King on NBC.
It was a good idea because it wouldn’t be much of a stretch for Tebow to play rugby. He’s a tough, bruising player who also batted cleanup as an outfielder and started in the frontcourt for the basketball team at (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) Nease High School.
USA Rugby’s star is a former Division II college football player, Carlin Isles. America’s most famous rugby player is probably Maurice Clarett, the former embattled Ohio State running back who helped lead the Buckeyes to the 2002 national title.
Rugby sevens will debut at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, when Tebow will turn 29 years old. Just something to think about.
USA Rugby’s CEO tweeted this last week:
Then, Melville retweeted this:
U.S. Olympian on ‘The Biggest Loser’
Figure skating analysts Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will host the Closing Ceremony on Sunday night in Primetime on NBC. The team, along with play-by-play partner Terry Gannon, made the announcement during Tuesday night’s broadcast of the ladies’ short program.
Lipinski, Weir and Gannon will commentate the pageantry from PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, which will feature the Parade of Nations, interviews, profiles, musical performances and more.
“Parades, K-Pop, fireworks, costumes, dancing – who better to host the world’s biggest party than Tara, Johnny and Terry,” Jim Bell, President, NBC Olympics Production and Programming, said in a press release.
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It must be an incredible feeling to share the Olympic experience with your twin sister while skating next to one another on the same team. But, how many sets of twins can say they each had a game-changing moment to help their team capture a gold medal for the first time in 20 years?
NBCOlympics.com: Gold at last: U.S. women beat rival Canada in epic shootout
The Lamoureux twins are in elite company as they both shined individually while helping the U.S. defeat Canada in the women’s hockey gold-medal game.
“I’m digging the new necklace I got today,” Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson said. “It is been a dream to do this, side by side. We have pushed each other since we were little and our brothers have kicked our butts along the way.”
Jocelyne, tasked with shooting in the first round of extra innings, performed a highly-skilled maneuver en route to scoring the eventual shootout-winning goal. No. 17 skated in all alone, faked to her backhand as Canadian goaltender Shannon Szabados slipped, then confidently slid the puck into the back of the net.
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