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What’s in a name? Well, if you’re Tim Tebow, one of the newest members of the Denver Broncos, apparently quite a lot. ESPN.com asked readers this week to give a new moniker to the Heisman Trophy winner with a squeaky clean reputation. The fan favorite? The “Mile High Messiah.”
But some of the runners-up are also noteworthy. “Tebench” is the nickname given by fans convinced Tebow’s skills won’t translate to the pros. “Clipboard” is another along that vein. “The Big Tebowski” and “Tebolicious” have been suggested by fans with slightly higher expectations. And my personal favorite? “The Unicorn,” submitted by a fan in Ontario who believes, “Only women and defensive ends of pure virtue will be able to touch him.”
Read the full list from ESPN.com here.
Video games have come a long way since Roger Clemens MVP baseball in the early 1990’s boasted a MIDI soundtrack and the ability to ‘save’ games.
Major League Baseball 2K10 was released in January with slick graphics, an innovative pitching interface, and a $1,000,000 prize to the first person to pitch a perfect game.
Wade McGilberry of Mobile, AL bought the game at midnight on the night of its release, but his wife, Katy, encouraged him to go to work the next day, the $1,000,000 dollar prize be damned.
Despite putting in a full day at the office, McGilberry came home at 4 in the afternoon, sat down, and won 1,000,000 bucks just 90 minutes after picking up the controller. In the months since, McGilberry has never come close to repeating his feat. He says, “There must have been something special about that day.”
Find out which pitcher McGilberry used to "pitch" a perfect game (and if you guess correctly, you deserve a prize) here.
This program aired on May 11, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.
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