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Tim Tebow Engaged in Trash Talking with Charles Tillman: Gasp!

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 11:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos leaves the field after defeating the Chicago Bears at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 11, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Bears 13-10 in overtime.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Brendan O'HareContributor IDecember 15, 2011

Yes! The story I'm about to tell comes courtesy of Pro Football Talk, and is probably my favorite thing in the world right now (besides my new pants).

It involves something Tim Tebow (quarterback for the Denver Broncos) and what he said after Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman intercepted him during Sunday's game. It was an unreal feat of athleticism by Tillman, and Tebow seems to share that sentiment.

During the game, Tebow told Tillman that the interception was more about luck than skill. NFL Network had Tebow wearing a microphone during the game against the Bears, and the audio from Tebow that aired this week included Tebow approaching Tillman and telling him, “You’re lucky. You’re lucky to get one.”

Tillman turned toward Tebow and asked, “What did you say?”

“I said you’re lucky, man,” Tebow said. “Lucky, lucky. You know that, too, man.”

What a badass! Unnamed protagonist from various Clint Eastwood westerns, you have competition for the baddest dude alive.

In all seriousness, I like this story because it shows Tebow has more personality than just the cliche-spewing, God-fearing face he puts on for the postgame press conference. This little soundbite to Tillman shows Tebow is just like every other NFL player, which is a good thing.

Obviously, the only reason that this is news is because Tim Tebow is involved, and he is the NFL's toast-face of the news cycle. He'll still be held to a higher standard in the media (which is partially his own doing), but it is nice to have this.

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