There's NO way you could miss all the chatter about Tim Tebow. The quarterback of the Denver Broncos -- who, despite the odds has managed to thrust his team and himself into the spotlight -- has baffled commentators and created a very polarizing community of naysayers... But still manages to have a huge group of followers who follow his every move. Dubbed "Tebowmania", the QB has been covered by People Magazine, started a phenomenon known as Tebowing (which has even gotten school kids suspended) and has had a slew of specials on sports channels that even rival Kardashian reruns on E!
But I digress.
Although I'm not a Broncos fan, I watched last night's game, on the edge of my seat to see if Tim Tebow could somehow manage to take the skilled QB Tom Brady and legendary New England Patriots. Granted, he did no such thing -- after all, he WAS playing Tom Brady. But, even after the game was long over, Tebow has still been the focus, making headlines like crazy, and a top search on Google, while commenters wonder if his "streak" has come to an end.
Sure, this has been a little exhausting (or a lot). But in looking at him, and all this hype, I was able to learn about him, enough so that he not only looks BETTER, but has a few attributes that would make him total date-material (beyond his looks). I thank People Mag for pointing out a couple of these, although I've got a couple of my own:
- He's playing the V-Card: As far as the reports go, it looks like this guy has not done the horizontal mambo, saving himself for marriage. Whether that's super good game (which I've heard said a few times), or not, you better believe it has caused a FANTASY phenomenon of eager ladies craving to crack that nut, so to speak. Lesson here? While many like their partner experienced, having a guy who can own that he's waiting-- and not feel that it threatens his masculinity -- is just as appealing, if not even more so.
- He's a Faith Guy: Yes, the religion thing is VERY apparent. And I'll admit, it IS a little overwhelming for me, and I've been known to do a little believin' of my own. But, I think his display of it is important, not because he believes in God, but that he's SO comfortable with his convictions, he's OK publicizing them. And, any dude that doesn't have fear about something like that is likely to be down for the tough stuff, or fighting for you should it come down to it. Lesson here, simply put, is that he's not afraid of believing in something. Very important, especially when it comes to long-term relationships.
- He's Accepts Fame -- and Loss -- With Grace: Say what you will. The guy, for being so hyped, has done a great job of just being gracious about all of it. He may not be the best on the field, but even after his loss he went and spoke to the Patriots players and express sincere congratulations. Plus, he is working with the guys on his team, who, with Tebow at the helm, have been thrust into the spotlight, even putting them at the top of the AFC West rankings. In short, win or lose, he's gracious -- not all that easy to come by.
Who knows where this Tebow hype will land? But in the meantime, it can be said that not only does the dude seem cool, but possesses some pretty admirable qualities, too. Ones that would make him a desirable, stand-up man for the right woman.
Now that's got winner all over it.