After Tim Tebow was unceremoniously kicked to the curb by the New York Jets, we as fans giggled at all the job offers extended his way. Some were pretty normal, like simply being asked to change positions for a shot at a different NFL team. Others, such as serving as passing coach for the Lingerie Football League or suiting up for the Omaha Beef, were a bit more “outside the box.”
Through it all however, The Chosen One kept his faith, and eventually landed in New England as the third-string quarterback. That did not last long, as the former Heisman Trophy winner failed to make the final 53-man roster behind Tom Brady and backup Ryan Mallet.
Now that good ole’ Timmy is back in the unemployment line (well, as unemployed as anyone who makes thousands of dollars per speaking engagement could possibly be), the funky job offers are back as well.
This one comes from a source just slightly more – er, um, devilish – than Tebow may be used to. There will be football in Los Angeles next year, but it will be played in an arena. The owners? The band KISS, of course. The name of the team? The LA KISS.
In a press release, two members of the band itself let the fact be know that they want Tebow playing indoors.
“Tim Tebow is one of the most recognized and respected athletes in sport.” said Paul Stanley of KISS. “His joining us would mean great things for his fans and for our team, especially from a business standpoint. His credibility within the sports arena is paramount and with our commitment to bringing football without compromise back to LA, we’re excited to see how this offer turns out.”
“Acquiring Tebow would not only be a great investment for the team, but his exciting style of play would definitely send shockwaves through the League,” added Gene Simmons of KISS. “We’re excited for the opportunity to see him with an LA KISS uniform on, and for the LA KISS fans to be rockin’ their Tebow shirts and jerseys.”
Could you imagine Tebow scoring a touchdown and then breaking out some sort of KISS tongue celebration?
Maybe Tebow should hold out hope of playing again in the NFL a little while longer. If Jacksonville continues to put up a mere two points per game, the former Florida superstar could wind up in his hometown before we know it.