Tebow named one of world's most influential

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Tebow named one of world's most influential

Newsflash: Tim Tebow is an influential guy. Just how influential, though, was put into context today by Time Magazine.

Time came out with its list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, and Tebow was selected. He was the only football player selected -- no, we can't believe Tom Brady didn't make the cut, either -- and one of six athletes included. (Knicks guard Jeremy Lin, Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, South African double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius and Taiwanese professional golfer Yani Tseng were the others.)

It makes sense to mention Tebow. Sure, he's only Mark Sanchez's backup. But no other player in the NFL is as resoundingly polarizing. Love him or hate him, his faith and his platform as an NFL quarterback has made him one of the most influential athletes in recent memory.

Lin wrote about Tebow for Time's piece:

"He is unashamed of his convictions and faith, and he lives a life that consistently reflects his values, day in and day out. Through his foundation, he constantly reaches out to people and communities in need of hope. He realizes what he has been blessed with and seeks to help those who are worse off. As athletes, we pour our hearts into winning games. Tim is a reminder that life is about much more than that."

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Celtics draft night recap

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Celtics draft night recap

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0:41 - Danny Ainge on why he saw Jayson Tatum as the best player in the draft, Kristaps Porzingis rumors, and why Josh Jackson canceled his Celtics draft workout.

4:49 - Rich Gotham joins to discuss taking Jayson Tatum with the 3rd overall pick, being patient with the development of players and if there were any potential trades out there.

9:53 - Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely, and Brian Scalabrine break down the selection of Jayson Tatum and talk about the rumor that the Celtics were in discussions with the Pacers for Paul George. 

13:15 - Tom Giles, Michael Holley, and Kayce Smith debate if it was worth trading down to the 3rd pick to draft Tatum and how Tatum will always be compared to Markelle Fultz for his whole career.