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Tim Tebow and the "Are you a virgin" question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SockPuppet, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Dennis Dodd of CBSsports.com lights up the media wannabes, including Clay Travis, who during Thursday's SEC media days asked Tim Tebow if he was a virgin.

  2. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    Photo of Tebow and the girl who sleeps on her back ... in 3 ... 2 ...
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    If you're going to make a fuss over your own faith, you're going to get questions like that. Would I ask it? No. I wouldn't. But I don't think it's that horrible that somebody else did.
  4. Peytons place

    Peytons place Member

    So what should Tebow's response have been? I mean he handled it well, but I wonder if answering maybe encourages that line of questioning.

    Maybe he should have said "that's an inappropriate question," and send a message.

    On the other hand, he may not mind answering those kind of questions at all, but the problem is when that blogger gets so much attention for asking, he might not know where (and with whom) to draw the line.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    What a whiney, shitty column that was.

    YGBFKM Guest

    A fuss over your faith? Is there are an acceptable level of expression regarding your religious beliefs, or should he just STFU because it makes some people uncomfortable? I know everyone wants the guy to get caught with six hookers and a donkey, and there are plenty of athletes who use "Jesus" to deflect legitimate criticism of their actions. If Tebow proves to be one of those guys, then, by all means, crucify him. Until then, though, doesn't seem to be much harm in him expressing his faith.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    On Wednesday, Travis was prompted on a radio talk show in Birmingham by two clods that have to improve to be sophomoric -- everything wrong with talk radio, or as Dixiehack once said "Maxim Light." It was all to be a big joke and a dare, much like 13-year-olds on a camping trip. Whooo hah. What fun.

    And he was goaded by Dan Wetzel of Yahoo on the same show. Callers were bitching all afternoon at Travis on the am and fm station (Finebaum was on FM) and the hosts of those shows did a good job of deflection. I wish they would have hung the two assfucks -- whose basic premise consists of beer, boobs, occasionally sports, hot chicks and free food at sponsors restaurants -- out to dry, but maybe they were under orders not to. The callers, however, blasted the hosts for pushing him over the edge. (And Dunaway, I hope your tongue was in cheek, because Travis is a "humorist" like Mariotti is a "babe magnet.".

    So here's to you Ian Fitzsimmons and Lance Taylor. Hope the PD hangs your ass out to dry. You got what you wanted and the PD doesn't have the nads to do anything to you. You did mention on the air that your PD felt employees should be "protecting the brand." With the dignity you've shown with this, maybe it was an improvement to your brand, but WJOX in Birmingham's looked like shit.

    F-tards. Find another free meal from a sponsor to shill for.
  9. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    Ditto. He didn't have to answer it, and as much fuss as is made over his faith, I have no issue with it.
  10. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    I don't think most people are criticizing him for expressing his faith. At least, I'm not. But as much as it's played up, a question like this is bound to be asked. I probably wouldn't have asked it.
  11. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    It's played up primarily by people whining about how much it's played up.
  12. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Clay Travis, the poseur who asked the virginity question, is the same guy who wrote the Tennessean was sitting on a story about Steve McNair's infidelity.

    Is Travis compensating for something?
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