Lolo Jones Talks About Staying A Virgin Until Marriage

She’s got looks, strength, and a ticket to London to run in the Olympics. So what is track & field star Lori “Lolo” Jones missing? A steady boyfriend.

She’s been looking online – with every online dating service out there, reports HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel – and has had the most luck on Twitter, she says. Although not that much luck. Holding back the 29-year-old in her quest, possibly, is the fact that she recently Tweeted that she is a virgin. “It’s something, a gift I want to give my husband,” she says on an episode of the pay-cable program to air May 22.

“This journey has been hard,” she continues. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics. Harder than studying for college has been staying a virgin before marriage.”  She admits, “I’ve been tempted. I’ve had guys tell me … ‘Hey, you know, if you have sex, it’ll help you run faster.’ “

Only Jones didn’t buy that suggestion, despite how much she wants the gold medal. Tim Tebow, meet Lolo; Lolo, Tebow.

Do you admire Lolo Jones for standing by her principle? Tell us what you think!

Source: People

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Tim Tebow Inspires Thousands to Attend Texas Easter Service

Tebow-mania reached new heights Easter Sunday, as thousands of worshippers descended on a central Texas town to catch a glimpse of outspoken NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.

Nearly 15,000 worshippers flocked to Celebration Church in Georgetown, Texas, about 20 miles north of Austin, Sunday morning to hear the newest New York Jet speak. Traveling over 100 miles to get there in some cases, churchgoers gathered in fields for a music-filled outdoor service. And dozens of school buses began to arrive before sunup Sunday, with Tebow fans eager to catch a glimpse of the deeply devout Christian football star.

Citing a church spokeswoman, the AP reported that Tebow recently reached out to church Pastor Joe Champion about visiting his congregation. Easter Sunday happened to the best date for the football star, she said. “In Christianity, it’s the Pope and Tebow right now,” Champion told the congregation Sunday morning. “We didn’t have enough room to handle the Pope.”

During the service, Tebow joined the pastor on stage for a 20-minute interview. “It’s OK to be outspoken about your faith,” said Tebow, the son of former Baptist missionaries who became known in his college playing days for wearing Bible verses in his eyeblack. Asked for his thoughts on what the country needs to improve, Tebow cited a line from the Pledge of Allegiance, Sports Illustrated reports.

“First and foremost is what this country was based on: one nation under God,” he said. “The more that we can get back to that.”

Source: People

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Taylor Swift ‘Genuinely Stunned’ by Tim Tebow Joke

The 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards kicked off in typical fashion, with veteran co-hosts Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire trading barbs about current events and their fellow country superstars. However, one joke involving a well-known bit of gossip seemed to genuinely stun one of the superstars in the audience — namely, Taylor Swift.

Shelton and McEntire, while cracking a few jokes about current NFL darling Tim Tebow, made reference to the rumor that the uber-famous quarterback had gone on a date with Swift — a report that made headlines all over at the end of February. “Now we know what he’s been praying for,” Shelton deadpanned.

When the camera flashed on Swift, the blond singer had a baffled look on her face. Now, we know Swift is notorious for her dramatic on-air reactions, but in this case it appeared to be the real thing.

It’s clear Swift was trying to be a good sport about the joke — but why so flustered? Could she actually have not have heard the gossip…or could she be overcompensating at being called out on the truth? It’s doubtful that the football star and Swift are actually an item — most reports merely remarked about the two having dinner together — but hey, you never know.

The incident sparked some chatter on Twitter, with viewers mostly chuckling about the joke. “Taylor Swift was looking extra salty after that Tim Tebow joke, HA!” one fan tweeted. Other fans felt Shelton went too far: “He was making fun of Tim Tebow and Taylor swift,” read a disgruntled tweet. “It was just rude.”

Source: Yahoo News

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