Tom Brady will not be appearing on Donald Trump’s behalf at the upcoming Republican National Convention, but that does not mean Trump will be without NFL representation. The Republican Presidential Nominee will be joined by none other than Timothy Richard Tebow.
Tebowmania is back, baby!
On July 21, the quarterback who fooled people into thinking he would revolutionize the position will campaign for the Presidential candidate hoping to do the same.
This news comes to us from The New York Times, which obtained and confirmed a list of speakers for the upcoming convention. Tebow is not the only notable figure from the sports world who will speak on Trump’s behalf. Golfer Natalie Gulbis and UFC President Dana White will also deliver speeches.
The tentative schedule, subject to change, is listed below.
Night 1: A Benghazi focus, followed by border patrol agents and Mr. Shaw, whose son was killed by an undocumented immigrant. Senator Cotton, Mr. Giuliani, Melania Trump, Ms. Ernst and others.
Night 2: A focus on the economy: Mr. White, president of the U.F.C.; Asa Hutchinson, the governor of Arkansas; Michael Mukasey, the former United States attorney general; Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a vice-presidential possibility; Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader; Tiffany Trump; Donald Trump Jr. and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin.
Night 3: Ms. Bondi; Ms. Collins; Newt Gingrich, a former House speaker; Senator Ted Cruz of Texas; Eric Trump; Ms. Gulbis; and the nominee for vice president.
Night 4: Mr. Tebow; Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee; Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma; Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman; Gov. Rick Scott of Florida; Mr. Thiel; Mr. Barrack; Ivanka Trump; Donald J. Trump.
As you can see, Tebow is getting high billing. The current SEC Network analyst is set to kick off the final night of the convention, preceding the keynote address from Trump himself.
Trump might be disappointed an NFL icon like Brady turned his invitation, but replacing him with Tebow is kind of perfect. His football career is a flawless metaphor for the Trump campaign. Both found success with an unconventional style in their preliminary contests. Both have a wildly devoted fanbase that alienates nonbelievers and hampers their ability succeed.
And when it was time for both to step up to the big leagues, it became readily apparent that all the concerns heading in were well-founded and impossible to overcome.