|Who ya got: Tebow or Flajnik? (Getty Images)|
On Monday night, as Mrs. Brinson and I were absolutely, positively not catching up on this season of the "Bachelor" and wondering how Ben could totally not realize that Courtney's absolutely crazy, I spotted something float across the old RSS feed, courtesy of Lindsay Jones of The Denver Post: a rumor that posited the notion of Tim Tebow as the next "Bachelor."
This rumor started because of an interview that "Bachelor" host Chris Harrison did with Access Hollywood, in which Harrison said he'd met Tebow, thought Tebow would be "a great 'Bachelor'" and even asked Tebow to participate.
“He did say yes… but he would never do it,” Harrison continued. “He has a little job called quarterback at least for another year.”
Harrison also added "they always say yes" -- any celebrity who's asked about their vague interest in the show probably jokes that they would do the show. So you'd think there's nothing to see here, but the comments picked up steam and, eventually, Tebow had to address them on Twitter.
"Haha rumors can be crazy! Even though I've watched the show before, I'm definitely not gonna be on the Bachelor. #JessePalmer," Tebow tweeted on Tuesday morning.
So there you go: no "Bachelor" for Tebow.
Which should've been obvious from the start. I've got a buddy who was a finalist for the show (no, really), and he bailed mainly because the post-show commitments and requirements are pretty stringent. (You have to propose to the lady who wins. Ah, true love.)
The best part about Tebow on the show wouldn't even be the ratings or the unintentional comedy, though. It would be that every single member of the football media would be required to DVR the show and watch it by Tuesday morning.
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