|Lin and Tebow: BFFs. (Getty Images)|
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.via Jeremy Lin, Tim Tebow: Buddies : People.com.
"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."
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.