by Robert A. Waters
Larry Flynt has a bounty on Tim Tebow. If you can catch the former quarterback and practicing Christian in a flagrant sex act, you’ll win a cool million dollars. Flynt, owner of Hustler magazine, seems to think everyone is as twisted as he is. So he’s prepared to pay big bucks to prove that Tebow is a hypocrite.
In another round of recent news, Patrick Schmidt, a writer for SI.com, took issue because someone wore a Tim Tebow New York Rangers jersey to a Pittsburgh Penguins game. In fact, Schmidt wrote an entire column describing his outrage, including this gem: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cross-sport jersey in my lifetime, but I suppose there is a first (and last) time for everything. It is hard to disagree…about it being the worst jersey on the planet.”
I mean, really! Who cares? On a scale of one to a million (with one million being the least obnoxious thing going on in sports), I’d rank a Tebow “cross-sport jersey” at one million. Schmidt needs to get a life.
In case you missed it, there’s other news about Tebow.
The Tim Tebow Foundation, in partnership with CURE, has opened an orthopedic hospital in Davao City, Phillipines. His foundation reports that “the Tebow CURE Hospital in the Philippines will provide life-changing surgeries for hundreds of children with curable disabilities each year.” All medical treatments are free to patients.
In 2012, Tebow opened his first Timmy’s Playroom, which is for children battling life-threatening illnesses. The brochure advertising this innovative approach to medical rehabilitation reads: “Through allowing children to take their minds off of their medical treatments, a Timmy's Playroom provides them with a place to smile, draw, create, play video games, and enjoy a positive atmosphere.” Nearly a dozen more Timmy’s Playrooms have opened since 2012.
In addition to Tebow’s CURE Hospital and Timmy’s Playrooms, the former football star has launched the W15H (WISH) program and an Orphan Care program.
Tebow spends much of his time making a difference in the lives of children. His latest project is to fund 45 prom nights in the United States, Uganda, and Kenya for special needs teenagers.
And yet some reporter has nothing better to do than criticize a “cross-sport jersey” with Tebow’s name on it.