Let’s get the easy part out of the way first. I’m not a conservative Christian, but as a confirmed libertarian, I respect Tim Tebow’s beliefs, support his right to air them publicly and think that the women’s rights groups that are lobbying to have the ad pulled are taking a mistaken approach to the matter. Further, simply as a fellow human being, I admire Tebow for having the courage of his convictions.
That being said, I’m afraid I’m not buying this latest quote.
“I definitely didn’t think it would have this much hype — this much buzz — but, you know, it’s something I believe in and I’ll stand up for it,” Tebow said.
Dude, come off it. You’ve been fawned over by the national media during your entire college career (actually, that started during recruiting, if you want to get technical about it). You’ve been the embodiment of buzz. To try to pretend that aligning yourself with an overtly political organization on one of the hottest button issues out there wasn’t likely to generate much attention is at best naïve and more likely disingenuous on your part.
And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.
Well, except for two things. I was kind of hoping that Tebowmania would start to wane once his college days ended, but I guess that was naïve on my part. And second, again as a confirmed libertarian, CBS deserves a helluva lot more grief than it’s getting for its decision to air the ad in light of its past practices.