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Oklahoman Modified: December 15, 2008 at 4:58 am •  Published: December 15, 2008
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photo - Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford, left chats with Florida’s Tim Tebow during the Heisman Trophy presentation ceremony Saturday. AP Photo
Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford, left chats with Florida’s Tim Tebow during the Heisman Trophy presentation ceremony Saturday. AP Photo
Ringing the bell
The stock market has been on a steady decline the past year. Perhaps Sam Bradford’s golden touch will turn things around.

Before flying back to Norman on Tuesday, Bradford will ring the bell to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

Bradford will also attend a black-tie banquet in his honor Monday night, exclusive to former Heisman winners, members of the Heisman trust and OU representatives.

TAKING A HINT?
Bradford has yet to reveal if he’s leaning toward coming back for his junior season or declaring for the NFL Draft.

Saturday night, during his post-Heisman press conference, however, Bradford was asked if there’d be a chance for him to win a second Heisman Trophy.

"I think so,” Bradford initially responded, before recanting somewhat. "Uh, we’ll see.”

BLAME IT ON SPURRIER
Despite receiving the most first-place Heisman votes, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow finished third in the voting because he was left off many ballots.

"They love us, or they hate us. They don’t ride on the fence. That’s Gator Nation,” Tebow said Saturday night. "I love that about us.”

Where did this love-hate mentality come from?

"I think it probably started with (Steve) Spurrier’s swagger, to tell you the truth, with how he handled his situations,” Tebow said of the ex-Florida coach. "It either drew people in or made people not like the Gators and the Swamp. I think everything started with him.”

So Spurrier lost Tebow the Heisman?

"No,” said Tebow, while cracking up at the reporter’s question.


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