PHOENIX -- As Australian pole vaulter Steve Hooker trained on the track at Paradise Valley Community College on Tuesday morning, a crowd began to grow beside him.
But the crowd, which grew at one point to as many as 50 people, wasn't there to see Hooker, who won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, or his impressive vaults. Few, if any, even knew who the world-class athlete was. They were more interested in the guy throwing a medicine ball against a net over and over.
That guy? Tim Tebow.
Word got out Monday that the NFL's most talked-about backup quarterback had made his way to Arizona, and it spread quickly. Overzealous fans began wondering if the New York Jets backup might somehow end up quarterbacking the offensively inept Arizona Cardinals. (Since the Cardinals are currently without a head coach, there's virtually no chance that such speculation has any merit.) Others just wanted to get a glimpse of the former GQ coverboy, who spent about four hours training at the ...