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Ten soon-to-be rejected taglines for Tim Tebow’s upcoming Fresno appearance

Tim Tebow is coming to Fresno for the inaugural Inspire Gala, according to reports out of KMPH this afternoon.

The popular but embattled quarterback — known for his steamy good looks, unorthodox throwing and strong Christian faith —  will be the star of the April 5 event at Fresno Convention Center’s Exhibit Hall. It’s a joint effort between Break the Barriers and Fresno Christian Schools. Tebow is reportedly getting paid $150,000 to appear. According to The Bee, tickets cost $150 and go on sale Feb. 19.

As we wait for Tebowmania to sweep through Fresno, we thought up 10 potential taglines that could swell interest among the masses. Something tell us organizers will pass, but what the heck, we’ll share with you.

*** Drumroll, please ***

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Admit it. You’ve got Tebow mania

I admit it. I have Tim Tebow mania. It really makes no sense. After all, I’m a Chargers fan, and I should want to see the Broncos, a rival, fail. But there’s just something about him (and it’s not just his body). It’s his story (or at least the brand he’s creating) — the guy who everyone says isn’t good enough but wins anyway. I’m a sucker for an underdog story.

I think one of the reasons I can’t get enough Tebow talk is the many points of view. And the humor he’s inspired is too funny to ignore. For example, Jimmy Fallon gives us this diddy.

There’s a lot about Tebow I don’t relate to, so I don’t want to root for him. But I have to admit, I can’t help myself. I don’t think I’m alone, discussion of Tebow smashed Twitter records on Sunday and he was just named the most popular athlete.

I can’t wait to see what happens this weekend.

The Best & Worst of Super Bowl ads

At my Super Bowl party yesterday, I handed out a survey for best and worst commercials. It was totally unscientific, but I thought it would at least be interesting to see what people thought. And, of course, it would be fun to share here too.

1. Snickers – “Game”
It seemed that Betty White getting hit was a big hit at our house.

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