"Tim Tebow-mania" has taken the sports world by storm in recent weeks. Turn on the news, read the newspapers and surf the internet, everything you see is Tebow this and Tebow that. You may not agree with his religious beliefs or you may think Denver's defense is the sole reason why the Broncos sit on top the AFC West.

One thing is for certain, he's got a believer in fellow Florida Gator, Joakim Noah. The two spent time in Gainesville together and both won a National Championship in their respective sport.

When asked if he's taking Tebow or the Bears on Sunday, Noah's answer may have disappointed quite a few people in Chicago.

"Timothy! We got to show Timothy a little love here. You know for all the haters out there you know, the guy is kicking ass. Making me very proud to be a Gator boy," Noah said.

Noah is known to be hated around the NBA by other team's fan-bases, but Bulls' fans and his teammates love him. The same could be said about Tebow.

"I had a class with him, but you know, he's the real deal. You know he's a very humble guy and somebody who you know his teammates love him and you see they battle with him every night," Noah said.

It's no secret that Tebow doesn't have the most orthodox throwing style, but he's been a winner at every stop in his football career.

 

"He might not throw the ball great and that's all everybody wants to talk about. At the same time, people really underestimate the fact that you know his guys really go to bat for him. It was the same way at Florida and I can see is the same way with his team in Denver," Noah said.

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