The Hour After Tebow’s Win Last Week

This right here is one heck of a story. It doesn’t matter what team you’re rooting for today, what you think about onfield displays of this or that, or about throwing mechanics—this is one heck of a story, and Rick Reilly highlights the best part perfectly:

Remember last week, when the world was pulling its hair out in the hour after Tebow had stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers with an 80-yard OT touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in the playoffs? And Twitter was exploding with 9,420 tweets about Tebow per second? When an ESPN poll was naming him the most popular athlete in America?

Tebow was spending that hour talking to 16-year-old Bailey Knaub about her 73 surgeries so far and what TV shows she likes.

Every week. Every week he does this, right after games, wherever they are, with people he has arranged to be at the games, along with their families. And it’s not even always kids.

It’s a heck of a story. The whole thing is worth the read.

Uncle John says “Go ___________!”

* Bonus.