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Which Table Game Did Tim Tebow Play in Vegas?

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Tim Tebow is destined for stardom. He just is. Either that or we are all morons. Why else do we follow this kid around and report on every little friggin’ thing he does.

On Wednesday I was at my son’s basketball practice passing time checking my twitter feed, and it seemed that all anyone wanted to tweet about was Mark Sanchez doing his best Peter North impression, doing things that were For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge with 17-year old Eliza Kruger.

There was one tweet however that stood out as it crossed my feed that stated,

“Tim Tebow is at N9NE Steakhouse in Vegas and he has water to drink with his meal.”

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I swear to God that was the tweet. I’m not going to name the tweeter because that’s just as wrong as following the dude around and reporting what food he’s eating, but that was the account of the events as it was described.

I then started searching backwards on my feed and I saw that I had a tweet from a different guy that said,

“Tim Tebow is getting his as kicked at the table!” So I replied back, “Black Jack?" The guy answered, “No ping pong.”

I remember thinking to myself, ‘Jesus they are following this guy around! Are they hiding in the palm trees? This can’t be good. I hope this doesn’t turn into a Princes Diana thing.’ I was almost waiting for,

“Tebow is going to the bathroom now. I think he’s in stall number one doing number two, it's hard to tell, he could be in stall number two doing number one. Or maybe he’s in two doing two or one doing one, I’m not sure. I lost visual contact for a moment when I was pretending to wash my hands.”

In fact, this may have very well have been what happened but it was more than 140 characters so it never came through......

As I searched back I even found one that said,

“Tebow is playing basketball in the Hardwood Suites at the Palms.”

At that point I decided that I couldn’t take it anymore and I decided to tweet them both back and told them that they should stop following Tebow around and reporting on it. Just knowing about it was making me feel uncomfortable.

Last night I found out from reading Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review Journal that that the Denver Broncos quarterback was doing a Nike photo shoot at the Palms that also involved Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings, All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets and Ndamukong Suh, the Detroit Lions star rookie defensive tackle.

Clarke says that they played basketball in the Hardwood Suites at the Palms, one of several locations of the shoot. Tebow, whose parents spent time as Christian missionaries, also tried his hand at a table game, but not the kind that's covered with green felt. He played pingpong against a professional after a session of the World Championship of Ping Pong ended in The Pearl, the Palms' concert venue.

From there it was off to N9NE Steakhouse, where they had dinner with Nike executives. Clarke said that Tebow loved chef Barry Dakake's mini Mac and Cheese bites so much, he had three orders before his bone-in filet arrived. All four then went to the kitchen to sign helmets, footballs, jerseys and N9NE Steakhouse dinner plates.

I’m not sure what Tim is up to today but I have a strange feeling I’m going to find out.....

Mike Cardano is the founder of Around the Horn Baseball and Xtra Point Football. You may email Mike directly @ mc3sportsmedia@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @ MC3 SportsMedia