Golf Pro Admits To Tebow Advert
Dewey Arnette insists he’s not the man to prepare a rally or publicly urge others to face up for one thing, but the golf professional, who has tutored the likes of Padraig Harrington and Darren Clarke, has discovered himself behind the motion to deliver Tim Tebow to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Arnette – who spends time in Jacksonville, Fla., and the Grenadines, and fees $400 an hour for his wisdom on the links – says he was the one who spent $1,200 to purchase an ad within the Monday editions of the Florida Instances-Union.
Ex-PGA Tour golfer Dewey Arnette took out this $1,200 ad in Monday’s Florida-Instances Union urging Jaguars boss Shahid Khan to ink Tim Tebow.
“I do not really get behind causes and hold up indicators,” Arnette stated. “But this was different.”
“Pricey Mr. Khan,” the ad says, referring to team proprietor Shahid Khan. “Sign Tim Tebow & we will fill the stadium!” The ad is signed by “The Residents of Jacksonville.”
ESPN asked the Florida Times-Union advert gross sales department to reveal who was behind the ad. Citing confidentiality, the paper declined to reveal who represented “The Citizens Of Jacksonville” till Arnette gave his permission. It turns out Arnette has been behind a slew of latest Tebow propaganda.
Previously six weeks, Arnette and his son John have gauged the reaction after holding up “Tebow to Jax” signs in Jacksonville’s San Marco Square and handing out Tebow T-shirts in the streets. The Arnettes also have purchased ads on radio stations and billboards round city, and have paid to have Tebow phrases written on airplane banners which have flown over stadiums. Dewey Arnette even spent cash to place “Tebow to Jacksonville” messages on place mats at the Metro Diner, a neighborhood scorching spot. The proprietor of the diner, Arnette said, was so supportive, he gave Arnette an even bigger advert than what he paid for.
Tebow, who gained the Heisman Trophy in 2007 while on the College of Florida, performed his highschool ball in Jacksonville.
“I don’t want to come off as odd,” Arnette said. “The thing is, having accomplished this stuff, I know how supportive individuals are of Tim Tebow round right here. And our requirements for the staff are simply so low right now.”
In two years’ time, Tebow has gone from getting a playoff victory because the starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos to being out of the league. He performed sparingly last season with the Jets and was cut from the New England Patriots on Aug. 31.
For his or her part, the Jaguars, who have lost nine of their first 10 video games this season, have seemed disinterested in Tebow. Khan, when asked in regards to the idea of signing Tebow final month, advised TMZ, “We’d like lots of good gamers.”
Arnette, whose file of eight straight birdies in a PGA Tour occasion stood for 12 years, says he is a realist.
“I anticipate it to fully fall on deaf ears,” Arnette mentioned. “But I simply needed to give it a strive. Yeah, this isn’t a type of actual injustices on the earth. But I really feel bad for him. He deserves a shot.”
In the meantime, Tebow just lately signed with CAA broadcasting agent Nick Khan (no relation to the Jaguars’ owner) to figure out a attainable on-air future.