Well, to be honest, Tim Tebow does seem to be a nice young guy.
Yes, he associated himself with Focus on the Family...and yes, he was allegedly asked about his feelings when it comes to gays, and before he could answer, a PR handlers hushed him up...so I am a little worried that he may hold some views that would be in line with the Leviticus Christians who love to hate us...
But at the end of the day, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. I don't assume he is a homophobe. I don't assume he is a supporter of Focus on the Family...though his reasons for being pro-life make sense, given that allegedly his Mother was encouraged to abort him to protect her own health.
Putting all of that aside, here's what I think of Tim Tebow:
* He's a mediocre NFL QB...and although he's shown some improvement, and he is apparently a capable motivator...he's playing the WRONG position on the field. He should be a FB, a RB, a TE, or possibly a WR!
* He's cute...but he is by NO means gorgeous, and so I'm shocked at the outpouring of affection that he has received by guys on here. I've come to the conclusion that so many gay men seem to love Tim Tebow because deep down, many of us like the idea of "corrupting" a Christian fundamentalist...as a way of kind of driving a thumb in the eye of the Christians who love to hate us.
* I'm TIRED of all the Tebow shit! Seriously, people like to say that the attention he's gotten has in part been because of what he's done on the field...but Tebow's image has been cultivated and promoted from the his college days. Now, people suggest that the fixation on Tebow is because he's earned it...but note, John Skelton, a back up QB in Arizona, won like 5 of the 6 games he started...and almost led them into the playoffs...and no one even bothered with him! In short, the promotion of Tebow is an orchestrated effort to promote what "an American" is...white, Christian, faithful, athletic, a "winner," etc...
* Tebow is boring. Sorry, but he's a guy with no relationship, who says that he spends his free time doing charitable work (which is great), and communicating with his pastor in Florida. What's wrong Tim...can't find a church in Denver that is religious enough for you? But the height of what makes him boring is the fact that he owned up to having a weakness...for ice cream, which he allows himself to have once a week. And of course, it's vanilla. This guy literally is a live version of Ned Flanders...without the trademark moustache. It's ironic that he'd be THIS boring...especially given all the credit he's been handed for exciting game winning drives.
In summary: Tim Tebow is a cute, nice, decent guy...but is pretty boring, has no where near the looks of the best looking NFL players, and although he's improving, he still needs MAJOR improvement to be what would be regarded as even a decent BACK UP QB in the NFL. And I think gay men who have a thing for him...for the most part just like the idea of turning a Christian fundamentalist into one of our own.