Feb 6, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT
If it were up to Tim Tebow, we would all forget about his controversial Super Bowl ad – that story has become tiresome and been blown way out of proportion. And if his recent statements and repeated attempts to sidestep the firestorm he finds himself in indicate anything, he believes we should just do away with all the divisiveness, set aside all the hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth and instead focus on something he thinks we can all agree upon:
How awesome is Gatorade, right? That stuff is just great. Really, really great.
Tebow participated in a two-hour evaluation Friday for Gatorade to test some of the sports drink’s new line of performance products. Considering Gatorade was invented at the University of Florida, Tebow was thrilled to help out.
“I don’t have to fake it,” Tebow said. “I believe in the product. It’s part of my life for a long time. Being a Gator, that’s what you drink. My personality, if I don’t believe in something, I can’t fake it.”
What surprised St. Tebow, however, is that reporters weren’t particularly interested in discussing the merits and wonderful qualities of Gatorade – they had something else in mind – his controversial “Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life” ad set to air during the Super Bowl on Sunday. Tebow, who has canceled several interviews during Super Bowl week due to the controversy, nevertheless seemed frustrated that reporters would enter into that line of questioning, as if he naively doesn’t understand why the commercial has caused such a ruckus.
Being a polite and gracious young man, Tebow briefly addressed the issue and quickly attempted to move the dialogue in a different direction.
“That’s something I believe in,” Tebow said about the commercial. “That’s just something I’ll let people watch. I don’t really want to comment on it. I’d just really love to talk about a Gatorade product and what we experienced today.”
Come one, people! Forget about all that stuff, he wants to talk about Gatorade. For the love of God, let the man talk about Gatorade!
/The Herlihy Boy Product Endorsement Service
And you naysayers can try all you want, ain’t nothing gonna break Tebow’s stride, ain’t nothing going to slow him down.
Oh no! (oh no!)…
“It’s crazy,” Tebow said. “It’s obviously a lot of scrutiny. There are a lot of good things and a lot of bad things when you’re dealing with it. There are pros and cons, just like with everything.
“I want people to believe in me,” he said. “So when they don’t, when they talk negatively about me, when they create lies about me, when they stir stuff up about me, it can be frustrating. Some of it is false. Some of it is lies. Some of it, people just want to bring you down.
“Yes, it’s frustrating. But it does give me a lot of motivation.”
Do you hear that, people? Doubt Tim Tebow all you want, even stir stuff up about him if you like. It will only make him stronger, more focused, more dedicated…
Which I am sure whatever CFL team that signs him after his NFL dreams flame out will truly appreciate.
Oooh, burn. Seriously, the guy doesn’t even know how to take a snap from center, for Pete’s sake.
Tim Tebow tries to focus on new Gatorade product over Super Bowl anti-abortion ad [The Miami Herald]
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