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Larry Brown Sports:
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I know this may be earth-shattering news, but a lot of people like Tim Tebow. He’s kind of popular. Tebow’s team may have recently been embarrassed by the Patriots in Foxboro, but his following remains as strong as ever. There are a number of men out there who — whether they admit it or not — have a serious man crush on Teebs. In many ways, I can’t say I blame them. Very few, however, feels as strongly about Tebow as Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright.
“I am obsessed with Tim Tebow,” Wainwright said according to an MLB.com story. “I’m not afraid to say it. It’s almost embarrassing to us athletes that this much emphasis is put on Tim Tebow because that means we aren’t living our lives as we should. If we did that more often, the way he is living wouldn’t be as big a story. I’m so proud of him for living out his faith.
“Tim Tebow is such a great role model. I feel like he’s the face of sports right now, and rightfully so. He gives the whole nation something to believe in. It’s a story of hope.”
Tebow certainly is the face of sports and he certainly is a quality role model. Wainwright is not the first, nor the second professional athlete to praise Tebow and he won’t be the last. As far as obsession is concerned, that may be a little much. I think everything Tebow does for the community and the way he uses his celebrity status to better the lives of others is terrific, but something about grown men worshiping other grown men just throws me for a loop.
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Another one rides the bus (not)
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Lohse, a 14-game winner last year, joked at the team's Winter Warmup that Beltran...
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Adam Wainwright shares his obsession with Tim Tebow
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Former manager Tony La Russa and long-time Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols were not in attendance as President Barack Obama and the first lady welcomed the reigning World Series champions.
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Press interviews from the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-Up on Sunday, January 15.
DOWNTOWN • A few nights ago, new St. Louis
Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran used his
official Twitter feed to take his dilemma to the masses.
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