Blogger Clay Travis asked the Florida quarterback if he is saving himself for marriage. Tebow responded that he is.
Now, I’ve seen a lot of debate about whether the question was appropriate. But having read Clay’s rationale for asking it, coupled (no pun intended) with my own gut feeling, I have to say that the question was not out of bounds.
The fact is, Tebow has put his faith on display. He actively talks about it. He preaches in prisons. This question merely examined one area of that faith. It was a question that didn’t apparently offend Tebow, and he was all too willing to answer it.
Would I have asked it? No way. Frankly, I think what college athletes do in this department is nobody else’s business. And I think Tebow’s answer and the question itself will be used by idiots from coast to coast to belittle one or both.
I don’t care what Tebow does.
But this is an interesting journalistic question.
What do you think. Appropriate question or not?
I’d probably stop short of calling it appropriate. But I’ll agree with Travis that he did have a sound journalistic basis for asking it.
Anyway, let’s hope it blows over so we can get back to talking about more substantive subjects. Like the Erin Andrews video. Oh, a blog on that is coming soon . . .