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Top 10 conversations explaining Tim Tebow's end zone phone call against LSU. (In case you missed it, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow taunted LSU's student section after tossing a touchdown pass to Kestahn Moore. The quarterback punched three numbers on his palm and then placed his hand-turned-phone up to his helmet. So, since mocking an opponent seems totally out of character for Tebow...(Note: Scroll down to the bottom of this blog entry for the real reason.)
10. PRANK CALL THEORY I
"Um, Mr. Gundy, is it true that you still nurse your quarterbacks six times a day?"
"What? Are you the mother of children, too?"
"No. I'm Tim Tebow and I'm placing you under arrest for impersonating a man."
9. PETA HOTLINE
"Thank you for calling People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Baton Rouge bureau. How may I direct your call?
"I need to speak with someone about animal abuse."
"Directing your call to animal abuse. Hold please."
"PETA animal abuse division, where drinking milk is considered the original sin."
"Yeah, I'm down here at the football stadium and they've got a tiger in a cage. They're parading it in front of 93,000 people like this was some kind of sick circus. Oh, the horror. Oh, the barbarism. Oh, the blasphemy."
"Are you saying this is a pagan ritual, sir? Do they intend to sacrifice the tiger?"
"I can't be certain."
"Can you get close enough to the cage to release the tiger, sir?"
"Yeah, I think so. I'm Tim Tebow."
"Start the revolution, Mr. Tebow."
8. THE GOD THEORY
"Timmy, why are you calling me during the game?"
"How did you know it was me?"
"Because I'm God, Timmy. I've personalized all of my ring tones."
"That touchdown was for you, Big Guy."
"Thanks, Timmy. Now get Jarred Fayson more touches before he transfers to South Florida."
7. THE NORAD THEORY
"Yes, Mr. Tebow."
"Call off the North Korea missile strike. I repeat. Abort mission."
6. THE RECRUITING CALL
"Is this Patrick Johnson of Pompano Beach Blanche Ely, the No.3 rated recruit in the country by Rivals.com?"
"Yeah. Who is this?"
"It's Tim Tebow. How would you like to start at cornerback next season for the team that's going to win the national championship?"
"What's in it for me?"
5. WEIRD AL YANKOVIC THEORY
"Weird Al, hey, it's Tim Tebow. I'm like your biggest fan. When are you going to cut a new single?"
"Soon, man. Quit bug'n. I told you that you were going to get the first official copy."
"Thanks, Weird Al, you are the illest."
4. THE PIZZA SITUATION
"I like to eat the pizzas."
"Could you speak up, please, sir? It's a little loud in the background."
"I said bring me the pizzas!"
"Pick up or delivery, sir?
"Bring me the pizzas!!!"
"Your phone number, please?"
"...OohKaay...Just a second while I look that ... Ah, yes, it's a pleasure to hear from you again, sir. And where would you like these pizzas delivered, Mr. Tebow?"
"Bring me the pizzas to my house!!!."
[She covers the phone, whispering loudly.]
"Hey, y'all! Hey, it's Tim Tebow again, y'all. Yeah, he act'n a fool again!"
[She returns the receiver to her ear and smiles.]
"Thin crust or deep dish, Mr. Tebow?"
"I want cheesy bread!"
"The address, please, Mr. Tebow?"
"My name is Tim Tebow!!!"
3. THE HOW-TIM-TEBOW-GETS-LIVE-SCORING-UPDATES THEORY
"Yo, Timmy. What it do, playa'?!? It's Stuart Scott at ESPN."
"Cut the crap, Stewie. What's the latest on the USC score?"
"It's a final, sir. Stanford 24, USC 23."
2. PRANK CALL II
"Watson's Towing and Recovery."
"Yeah, this is Tony Joiner. Me and Tim Tebow are about to come and break into your impound yard. Could you tie up the dog for a minute? Tim is scared of dogs."
1. LAS VEGAS THEORY
"College football division, please."
"Directing your call to our college football division, where everybody is a winner."
"College football, where everybody is a winner. Do you want to place a bet?"
"Yes, $5,000 on Tim Tebow to win the Heisman Trophy."
********THE REAL STORY********
Tebow really was taunting the LSU student section. And why not? They deserved it. LSU students had been prank calling Tebow all week on his cell phone. And we're not talking about two or three prank calls. Tebow received hundreds of calls and text messages from LSU students. Tebow told reporters that his phone call to the student section during the game was just a way of playing along with the fun.
"That's what college football is all about," Tebow said.