Via Fanhouse's Clay Travis' Twitter feed, from his AOL live-blog (and this post):
"Tim Tebow, flawless, saving himself for marriage. Just asked, confirmed."
Tebow's virginity is the new LeBron being dunked on. I think that sums it up, as far as stunning pieces of possibly-irrelevant-but-nevertheless-sensational-(if-hardly-prurient) trivia.
Tim Tebow's virginity instantly jumps to the very top of Tebow's mythology.
More than the circumcisions.
More than the Promise.
More than the ministering to prisoners.
I am impressed that Travis asked. And, I think Clay would agree, the confidence and clarity with which Tebow answered is stunning.
You could kind of see it coming, but to hear it come from him? Like: "Just when you thought the guy couldn't be more virtuous -- more 'walk the talk.'"
UPDATE: The topic has stirred quite a bit of controversy, with most folks on Twitter (a) shocked the question was asked; (b) questioning its appropriateness; or (c) taking it in stride, mostly making good-natured jokes.
SI's Stewart Mandel seems to be getting some RT traction with this tweet: "SEC Media Days hits a new low - a writer asked Tim Tebow whether hes a virgin. Unreal."
I responded that I think Mandel is being a little too sensitive about it -- particularly considering that Mandel's OWN MAGAZINE put Tebow's religious values on the table -- AND ON ITS COVER -- THIS WEEK. I mean, good god (literally): Save your sanctimony, Stew.