I was at a complete loss. I remember feeling my brow actually cramp up in confusion.
"His receiving game?"
And you could have knocked me over with a feather when she told me Lamar Odom got traded to the Mavericks.
"Mom, how do you know that?"
"E! News. It's actually pretty sad for Khloe. What's she going to do in Dallas?"
As far as my mother is concerned, sports only exist in relation to Dancing With The Stars or the Kardashians.
But Tim Tebow she knows. Everyone knows Tim Tebow. Call it what you want, but he's got a great story it's entertaining as
hell heck. The fact that my mother watched last week's Broncos game says everything you need to know about the hype. People are on board.
So because Tebow is completely unavoidable, I've been conducting a social experiment to see how people react when I gently ask, "Who's Jim Jebow?"
The short answer: They are not amused.
If you want to hear Tim Tebow's name pronounced slowly and with condescension, ask about Jim Jebow. Even my mother, who is pretty much the most patient woman in the world, snapped back, "T-T-T-Tebow."
If you conduct the experiment yourself, let me know the results. I'm interested.