Mister Tebow, Tim Tebow, David Upton discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

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I don't know, but do you want for them? Do they want to be able to stand up for the person they care about? Yeah, and I think there's something that's okay about that, you know? And by the way, I was a reminder of a conversation how was your dad? This is like, you know, totally different, but, you know, back in back in the day, you go meet somebody's parents. That's how I felt. You're dead. I don't think I've ever told you that. When we were thrown together to work, the first two people hired to do the show on Saturday morning. One of the first weeks out, I happened to be grabbing some coffee and he said, can I speak to you? I said, yes, mister Tebow, whatever you want. He just wanted to understand my philosophy and because he was concerned about you. And I said, listen, I think I gave him a feeling about Tim Tebow immediately. And you could tell he appreciate what I had to say, but he also let it be known that we'll see. We'll see if that's what that was, but it was important. I mean, I knew you were in a different environment. You were in the media now. You weren't being the subject. And he was concerned how that would go. I think there's, you know, and I think there's a place obviously it's like, you know, sometimes you're like, you don't want loved ones to get involved. But then, you know, I think we see it so much now in those examples that I just gave and, you know, I think it's hard sometimes for them to sit out, you know? And, you know, I just got an encouraging texture of my wife a second ago about something different, you know? Like she wants to be involved and I want to be involved with her stuff. And when she's giving away her crown as Miss Universe, you know, I was flying to Thailand to be able to be there supportive and you know, I think one of the ways that people feel like they can support now, which I don't know if it's always good, but is on social media. Sure. Because then it's such a backlash from so many other people, you know? And so it's kind of a catch 22. No, I mean, and I can speak not in many things as an expert, but as a media member, I can speak as an expert, and we love nothing more when we cover a team to have a loved one come back at us, because that just gives us a week's worth of conversation. I'm sure you do love that. I've had I may do a book one day on the coach's wives who have accosted me in a corner nearly killed me because it's a long list. Voted your former college coach. I don't need to go there. But I did come away with an appreciation of Shelley Meyer though, because she spoke up. And I listened. And sometimes we're too quick to I think that's a good point. I think sometimes one of the most important things is just be willing to have a conversation, right? Is sit down and I think we're very quick to speak. We're very slow to listen. And I think it would help a lot of things if we were a little bit quicker to listen and we just waited a second before we spoke sometimes. And kind of understood. It doesn't mean we have to agree. Just means if we have enough respect for one another to be able to listen to where they're coming from and their perspective and their understanding, just a fantastic conversation with Tim Tebow, Tim, many thanks for that. We'll be back we're live in Tuscaloosa. You are listening to the Paul find show podcast. Every day, I just show comes on the area here, call Paul. I mean, kids hum it to me when I travel. The man who wrote it and sing and sings it. Taylor Hicks. How are you doing? I'm doing really good Paul. How are you? I'm doing great. It's so good to see you down here on the crane works plane and you've flown in that thing before. I used to be a beer co-pilot for David Upton back in my early days. There's David over there with his grandson. Pretty interesting story with pad Thai about that. Yeah, it's one of the it's one of the great stories ever coach die and I were having minor tiff it wasn't hard to have and David said, I'll tell you what, let's go see him. And I thought, okay, we'll get in the car. And drive an hour and a half. And I met David and we got a helicopter. And I don't mean this to be smart, David Upton. He said, one of the most successful businessmen in the south in the country with crane works. But I didn't realize he flew a helicopter. And I kept looking for, like, where's the pilot? He said, I am the proud. Man, I would coach die though. Yeah, the great part of the story is that coach Diane spent hours chatting and had one of the great conversations of my life. The bad part was flying to and from Birmingham down to where was that, David? Down near auburn. I mean, I don't know if I look down there. I remember when you were 6 years old. You said you were green Paul. You go up on the roller coaster for the first time. I'm not talking about the super slide, the super he said you were green. I was petrified. You've ruined my day, by the way. I can't even think straight. We're going to have to we're going to have to write we're going to have to write Texas in Oklahoma. Yeah. One of the fans asked me about that. Maybe one more check from ESPN doesn't hurt, does it? I mean, if the SEC could add in schools, let me give you your phones because the guy who contracted you for this mark QB X on the other side of the camera here. And I don't have a checkbook, but I will recommend them pay you whatever you want. Well, if they keep adding schools, you know, I'm gonna be one happy camp..

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