Tim Tebow is once again the hot topic this week, and surprise, surprise, once again, no one is talking about how the Denver Broncos quarterback actually plays football. The talk is that Tebow could be responsible for the recent breakup of Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn's marriage to fellow Olympian Thomas Vonn. Vonn, for her part, totally denies it. But it's the way Tebow is handling the whole faux scandal that reminds us just why this dude is a winner.
He's not saying a word.
Vonn is busy blogging her explanation that she sat in his box at Mile High Stadium and struck a Tebow pose after a recent win because she's a family friend. She even hit up Twitter to put out fires. But the QB has remained completely mum on the subject. His last Tweet after the Broncos squeaked past the Bears on Sunday was about ... well, football.
Which is pretty much classic Tebow. While the world has tried to take the young player down a peg or two for his excessive on-field praying, he has refused to change his style. He's still getting down on bended knee after touchdowns, he's still praising God in his post-game interviews.
In the same vein, Tebow could jump on Twitter and Facebook and start spouting off at the mouth about his non-relationship with Vonn. He could go on the defensive. But that's not his job. His job is to help the Broncos win games, and wouldn't you know it: that's what he's doing
Whatever scandal comes his way, Tebow is refusing to be pushed off course. He's keeping the conversation where he wants it to go. I don't agree with his religious antics, but I can definitely respect him for that. I'll even go one better -- it's making me buy into the Tebow hype a little more. Because a good football player focuses on football. And that's exactly what he's doing.
Does Tebow's refusal to enter into the fray make you respect him more?
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