File this under: News that was buried because it didn’t involve love triangles with Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian or bromances with Jeremy Lin. Last week, I pointed out that a surprising amount of athletes attended the second annual Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards, from host Shaquille O’Neal to New York Giants hero Victor “We Get It Already, You Salsa” Cruz, and somewhere in between was last year’s flavor, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. On hand to accept the Captain Clutch award, which I assume he later texted a picture of to Matt Prater, Tebow was actually doing something much cooler by attending.
He was treating 10-year old Colorado cancer patient Presli Collins to her very first date.
Of the invite from Tebow, which was received through his foundation Wish 15, Lisa Collins said, “She’s just gone through a lot, and when we got the notice for this, she was just completely shocked.” She went onto say that Tebow “treated Presli like a princess, made her feel like she was the star, which was just amazing.”
At the end of the event, Tebow told Presli, “Thank you for being an amazing date.” (Via Fox News Insider)
I don’t know if I just didn’t notice that little tidbit at the time (possibly) or if it was just grossly under-reported (probably), but that’s a pretty awesome move by Tebow. In a time when YouTube date requests have just gotten out of hand – my demand still stands, Emma Stone! – it’s nice to see Tebow pick one that’s hugely admirable. And don’t think I’m the only one who noticed, because singer Taylor Swift was reportedly showing her appreciation of Tebow at an Oscar party Friday night.
Sources say Tebow and Swift were “quite flirty” but I heard they went all the way. That’s right… he touched her elbow. No word yet on when Swift will release her double album, “Touchdowns & Heartbreaks”, celebrating her six day romance with the man of her dreams and how he ended up just another Gyllenhaal in her nightmares.
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