Winners like other winners. It's a thing in professional sports. Larry Bird is good friends with Magic Johnson. That attitude may also spread to job security and love life as Tim Tebow may have won over the Denver Broncos and Lindsey Vonn.
Beating the Pittsburgh Steelers has put John Elway in tough position
Anyone who watched the classic game between Denver and the Pittsburgh Steelers saw Tebow do something he hasn't done all year. He beat a team throwing the football. The young and often criticized quarterback piled up 316 yards on just 10 completions including an unforgettable 80-yard touchdown bomb that won the game in overtime. That performance showed that perhaps with time he can become a true NFL quarterback. While Broncos fans savor the victory, it has put some unexpected pressure on general manager John Elway. The franchise icon believed in Tim Tebow enough to offer advice before the game to cut loose; advice that got followed beautifully. Now, Elway has the difficult question of the offseason facing him: does he give Tebow a new contract or still pursue a new quarterback in the draft? It's very hard to base that decision off one stirring performance, magical as it was. Perhaps the decision will become easier after Denver plays New England next week.
Tebow has also sent a quiet message to Vonn about his eligibility
Lindsey Vonn has been mum on the Tebow subject for over a month since she set headlines ablaze by stating she could see herself dating him. The Olympic skiing champion just got out of her four-year marriage and has placed her focus on her craft of late. Unfortunately, a string of bad breaks has made recent runs hard to stomach. Illness unraveled her hopes at a Super-G event in Switzerland. Now one wonders if she might be losing her edge with her home life out of sync. That's why the Tim Tebow question becomes such a juicy topic. The Denver Broncos quarterback sees Vonn as a dear friend, but hasn't voiced his interest in dating. Now that he officially has a playoff victory under his belt in just his second year, his desirability to someone like Lindsey Vonn is unmistakable. Will she follow through on her interest or was she just a colossal tease about the matter?
Tom Brady and New England Patriots hold the real cards for Tebow's future
Beating the injury-riddled Pittsburgh Steelers at Mile High was one thing. Now Tebow must do the impossible and upset the powerhouse New England Patriots. Their future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady is eagerly targeting his fourth Super Bowl title and probably can't wait for Denver to arrive in Foxboro. After all, New England played Tebow just a few weeks ago and won handily behind a classic Brady offensive bombardment. Lindsey Vonn and John Elway, afterall, are entertaining sideshows, but if Tebow wants to show them and the NFL world he's the real thing, then an impossible victory against the best quarterback of a generation will do it.