Wednesday, April 21, 2010

When Tim Tebow Met TimTeblog

Let's get right to it:

*Last night, the good folks at EA set me up with a 1-on-1 interview with Tim Tebow. It lasted approximately 8 minutes.

*He was pleasant and gracious. He was exactly like you see him on TV. Entirely consistent.

*He had never heard of (Much more on that later.)

*I asked him about the post-Alabama tears, I asked him a bit about his faith and I asked him about his family. (My pre-interview post yesterday was a bit of a tell about the questions I really did want to ask.)

I figured that if I could get in three questions covering Football, Faith and Family, that's as much as I could ask for from myself, given the time constraints.

(I had to spend the first 60 seconds stumbling through an explanation of what TimTeblog is -- needless to say, it is a lot easier to explain it to a fan or a talk-radio host than to the subject of the blog himself.)

*On the "Did-I-Sound/Act-Like-a-Jackass" scale, where "1" is "Frost/Nixon" and "10" is Chris Farley interviewing Paul McCartney on SNL, I'd put myself around a 5-ish. (Not horrible!)

I have a much longer piece about it that I'm still working on, because I want to relate the entire experience in greater detail. But, obviously, I had to provide an update.


  1. Dan So excited you met him!!! I signed on this morning just to see if you did get the opportunity to meet him and cannot wait to hear the questions you got to ask and the answers you received!

  2. My hands are flapping and I'm grinning from ear to ear. Goodness, you'd think it was me meeting him...long, contemplative pause so I can envision that...completely thrilled you were able to pull it off Dan. We all live vicariously through you.

  3. Congratulations, Dan! Can't wait to hear more.

  4. So incredibly excited for you. Eagerly awaiting your detailed recap. And please tell me you got at least one photo with him.

  5. YAY for meeting him - and YAY for a "5" (though I am sure you are underestimating your coolness and you were at least a 3 or 4)! Can't wait to hear all the details.

  6. Glad you asked a faith-based question!

  7. Thanks, everyone. I'm so excited about this recap of the night that I'm still fiddling with it. Thanks so much for your patience. As you can see, there's a ton of other things on the radar today, with even more tomorrow. I don't want this follow-up post to get lost! Thanks again to EA for the chance to have this interview with Tim.