So about this story that Tim Tebow was approached about being a future subject on "The Bachelor"...
(a) It is in the show's best interests to float Tebow as a potential Bachelor. Here's host Chris Harrison:
"I talked to Tim Tebow yesterday. I'm really not joking. His brother Robby was there. I asked him in front of God and Country. He hasn't said yes yet, but he did say he would be a better version then Jesse Palmer. I told him, "Wait until you play in the NFL first my friend, because Jesse Palmer was quite the bench warmer."
Oh, good grief.
(b) Tebow is way bigger than "The Bachelor," whose usual guys are previous season rejects, unsuccessful backup QBs and randoms. Not players who are arguably among the Top 5 biggest stars in their sports (see today's USA Today sports section front page, which ranks Tebow No. 3 among all athletes as "Most Influential). It would be like Lance Armstrong or LeBron -- or Tiger -- going on the Bachelor.
(c) That doesn't mean Tebow doesn't have a future on TV. He is arguably the most telegenic athlete in sports today -- and certainly recognizes the power of big platforms. That's why I could see him having his own show -- not unlike Shaq in "Shaq vs." -- rather than be ON a show. I could see it being something much more community-service oriented, like "Extreme Makeovers: Home Edition." (He is much more likely to guest-appear on a show like that.)
(d) But not before he plays this season and ensures that it is football first. Tebow has been very careful -- appropriately so -- about a 100 percent commitment to preparing for the season. Even the video game and shoe deals fit with football first.