Tim Tebow is the man and everyone knows that. Regardless of whether or not he starts for the NY Jets, Tim Tebow will probably be the most popular athlete of 2012 because everyone loves him. Rachel Bird, an Iowa high school senior, loved Tim Tebow so much that she did whatever she could to make sure he was her date to prom.
She went on Twitter and invited Tim Tebow to be her date, but couldn’t manage to get a reply from the Jets QB. So, did she go looking for another date? Nope, she went to Staples with her mother and created a life-size cardboard print of Tebow… and that was her date. Don’t believe me, check out the quote below:
Classmates convinced Bird to enter the gym as a “couple” at the grand march. She decided to do it. Announcer Scott Bahrke introduced her last. “Rachel Bird,” Bahrke said. “Escorted by Tim Tebow.”
“It was awkward, but people asked me to stop for photos during the grand march,” she said. “Believe me, this isn’t something I ever thought I’d be doing.”
She does contend she’s the biggest Tebow fan in her school. It would be hard to argue that point now.
Tebow, she said with a laugh, smiled throughout the grand march. He joined Bird at the dance. And while his handle broke when some of the boys passed him around during a fast song, Tebow remained gracious, ever the gentleman.
“He was a cheap date, and he didn’t talk much,” Bird joked. “And when I asked him to stand in a corner, he did. I don’t think it even hurt his feelings.”
Source: Rant Sports