SBD/June 7, 2012/People and Pop Culture

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Jets QB TIM TEBOW announced that he is partnering with Braves 3B CHIPPER JONES "to open a D1 Sports training facility in Orlando." In N.Y., Kevin Armstrong notes the facility "plans to house an indoor turf field and a state-of-the-art weight room." There will also be a "sports medicine and therapy clinic run by Orlando Orthopaedic Center, which is also an owner." Jones said, "I haven't met Tim. I hope to in the very near future. ... I'm a long-time loyal Gator, and he can do no wrong in my eyes" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 6/7).

ON THE PAYROLL: NFL Giants coach TOM COUGHLIN's new three-year contract with the club, reportedly worth $20M, makes him the third highest-paid coach in the league, behind the Patriots' BILL BELICHICK and the Redskins' MIKE SHANAHAN. Coughlin had one year remaining on the four-year extension he signed after the Giants won Super Bowl XLII following the '07 season (N.Y. POST, 6/7)....Kansas State Univ. yesterday gave AD JOHN CURRIE a two-year contract extension through '17-18. The deal increases Currie's annual salary to $450,000 and could see him make as much as $750,000 in incremental bonuses over the life of the contract. Currie was one of the lowest-paid ADs in the Big 12 and his new deal "puts him in the middle of the pack" (K.C. STAR, 6/7).

HORSE POWER: I'll Have Another jockey MARIO GUTIERREZ will join trainer DOUG O'NEILL and Owner PAUL REDDAM in throwing out the ceremonial first pitches at Friday's Mets-Yankees game (Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 6/7)....Texans Owner BOB MCNAIR owns a half-interest in Street Life, who will race in the Belmont Stakes Saturday (CHRON.com, 6/6).

NAMES: Patriots QB TOM BRADY Tuesday night helped open the UGG For Men store in N.Y. Brady has been the UGG for Men spokesperson since '10 (NYPOST.com, 6/6)....Bucks F DREW GOODEN will open a Wingstop within the next month in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The restaurant is the first of a multi-unit franchise deal that Gooden has signed (ORLANDOSENTINEL.com, 6/6)....The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced yesterday that late boxer JOE FRAZIER's gym in Philadelphia is on the '12 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places (ESPN.com, 6/6)....Chargers CB QUENTIN JAMMER has sold his 4,300-square-foot home east of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., for $1.2M (UTSANDIEGO.com, 6/6)....Highbridge Capital Management co-Founder, Chair & CEO and Stony Brook Univ. alum GLENN DUBIN donated $4.3M to build the 8,000-square-foot Dubin Family Athletic Performance Center at the school (NEWSDAY, 6/7).
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