Lindsey Vonn had pretty good seats for the latest edition of the Tim Tebow show. The gold medalist watched the Denver Broncos comeback victory over the Chicago Bears from the Tebow family box.
Vonn made Tebow-related headlines (and, really, aren't those the only kind these days?) last week when she celebrated her first World Cup victory in her native Colorado by dropping to a knee and getting in Tim's signature prayerful pose. She had asked Tim's brother, Robby, whether Tim would approve the homage.
Reporters asked the newly separated Vonn whether her relationship with Tebow's brother was serious, but she deflected the question, saying they're only friends. Now that she was watching Tim play from the family box, the inevitable question about the status of her and Tim's relationship.
Vonn explained it all and wrote about her evening watching Tebow's latest miracle on a new blog she's writing for the Denver Post.
A lot of people are wondering what's up with me and the Tebows. I'm just friends with the family. I met Tim and his brother Pete at the ESPY Awards like three or four years ago in the gym — we were working out there. I spent more time with Tim and his brother at the V Foundation Golf Tournament, and this year at the ESPYs.
Tim presented me with my ESPY award this year, and we kind of chatted. I said, "If you want to come up to Vail and ski, let me know." Robby invited me to one of their games a few weeks ago. Then we ended up being able to race at Beaver Creek, so he came up for that last Wednesday.
I pretty much know their whole family now. They're great people. It's pretty awesome to be able to hang out with them — and to be able to witness the amazing things Tim and the Broncos can do.
I really get inspired by other athletes. I like to believe that the impossible is possible, and people like that make you believe.
Vonn recently announced her divorce from the husband and coach, Thomas Vonn. On behalf of sports bloggers everywhere, I wholeheartedly endorse a possible Vonn-Tebow relationship, though I fear the Internet might spontaneously combust with excitement if such a thing happens.