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Report: Lin and Tebow have "connected"

Posted on: February 23, 2012 8:43 pm
Edited on: February 23, 2012 8:47 pm
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Lin and Tebow: BFFs. (Getty Images)
By Matt Moore 

It was inevitable really. If you're a young, warm and fuzzy rising star who professes your Christian faith proudly, you're going to get compared to Tim Tebow. If you admit you're a fan of his, even more so. So it is with Jeremy Lin, who has called Tim Tebow an inspiration, and has apparently connected with Tebow by phone. That is the word, "connected" which People Magazine used in their report on the two becoming BFFs forever.  
"They've spoken over the telephone. Jeremy's been a fan of Tebow's for a while, but only recently were they able to connect," says Tam of Lin, who's followed Tebow since his quarterback days on the national champion University of Florida football team.

"His comment to me was that Tim is a really great guy and that he's very inspired by him," adds Tam.

On Feb. 20 at the Cartoon Network's Hall of Game awards, Tebow told ESPN: "I've had the pleasure of getting to know him over the last few weeks and what a great guy he is."
via Jeremy Lin, Tim Tebow: Buddies : People.com.

This is news because people care about Jeremy Lin and people care about Tim Tebow. Tebow can't help Lin fix his turnovers, or on how to be a champion, or any of that. He can probably provide help on how to deal with media scrutiny and intensity, but in reality, these two have friends who are and are not Christians, and there's nothing surprising about this. It's a nice story, though, since Lin and Tebow are two who have a unique understanding of being professionals with intense love and scrutiny, being somehow quality players in their sports (well, Lin anyway) and icons for cultural adoration

In short, Tebow and Lin, best friends for life. Or something.
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Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 9:36 pm
 

Report: Lin and Tebow have "connected"

That is the word, "connected" which People Magazine used in their report on the two becoming BFFs forever
BFFs means best friends forever.

what you wrote was best friends forever forever.   

the 11 year old girl in me is upset.



Since: Feb 24, 2012
Posted on: February 24, 2012 4:24 pm
 

Report: Lin and Tebow have "connected"

Agree 100% - it's amazing idiots like Matt Moore have the forum to write - nothing against Lin but having the most turnovers EVER in a 6 game stretch in the NBA certainly would raise as many doubts about him as compared to Tebow......at least there's one decent Matt Moore (the dolphins qb) -



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2012 2:22 pm
 

Glorifying God

Praise God that these two athletes, men of Christ, are bold enough to profess their faith openly. They'll be criticized and they'll be hated for it. The good news of the gospel is indeed NEWS.

And to Matt Moore; Mocking their relationship with your "BFF's" comments... I guess that's to be expected.



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 1:18 pm
 

Report: Lin and Tebow have "connected"

What did they connect on...a pilot for a TV sitcom. "The Tim and Lin Show" a story about 2 one year wonder pro athletes. "Tim remember when I had a good half season with the Knicks until the other teams figured out how to defend me." "Yes I do. Remember when I had that one good season with Broncos until defenses figured out that I could throw long and that my own D got me the field position to come back and win games." "Remember how the media made a circus out of us. Thank you media for making us popluar." Oh the good ol' days.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2012 11:28 am
 

Report: Lin and Tebow have "connected"

Report: Lin and Tebow have "docked"



Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2012 1:18 am
 

Report: Lin and Tebow have "connected"

"being somehow quality players in their sports (well, Lin anyway)"

I didn't know winning a couple NBA games gave you the title quality.  No offesnse, I think Lin has a lot of upside, but to say he is already better at his sport than Tebow is at his is ridiculous.  Which one has won a national championship in college?  Which one has won their division and won a playoff game?  Before we start annointing Lin and condemning Tebow, let's wait until they've BOTH gotten the chance to start for an entire season.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 9:54 pm
 

Report: Lin and Tebow have "connected"

"Lin's former chaplain at Harvard, Adrian Tam, tells PEOPLE."

It's in the People article that's hyperlinked.
 I'm still figuring out why people who are apparently perturbed by a show of faith write about it. Or something.





Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: February 23, 2012 9:08 pm
 

Report: Lin and Tebow have "connected"

Who is Tam? You forgot to give the entire name.


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