Tim Tebow Signs as Spokesperson for Jockey Underwear

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Tim Tebow, who in January shot highly-publicized anti-choice, anti-abortion ads for anti-gay evangelical group Focus on the Family, has signed a multi-year contract as the new spokesman for Jockey underwear, which sees a partner in Tebow's values.

Said Jockey Chairman and CEO Debra S. Waller: “Tim is a highly gifted athlete with a positive attitude and an admirable character. We at Jockey see a very bright future with Tim, and believe that he is an excellent representative for the brand. Tim is genuine, smart and driven and those qualities align well with Jockey. We look forward to building a long and collaborative relationship with him in the coming years.”

 

Comments

  1. Bosie says

    is this a promo to buy Jockeys? or telling us to boycott? hard to tell sometimes…seems like everytime they put a hot guy the gays have amnesia.

  2. ichabod says

    Aren’t these the same guys that used Charlie Sheen in their ads? Nothing against Charlie, but his hooker habit seems the flip side of Tebow’s halo.

  3. Timmyweb says

    Time to boycott Jockey. Oh wait, I haven’t bought a pair of Jockey’s, well, ever. They’re something my mom bought for me when I was eight.

  4. LD says

    That picture speaks volumes. The mean-spiritness and self-righteousness of the religious. The ego—flaunting these silly bible verses on his eye black. The religious are dolts, but dangerous dolts.

  5. Rock in Sunny Florida says

    Am I the only one whose gaydar is pinging like crazy with this guy? He sure seems gay to me.

    I eagerly await the fallout when someone catches this jeebus lover worshiping the trouser trout and posts it on Facebook.

  6. A.G. says

    As a college athlete, Tebow circumcised Filipino boys during a spring break missionary trip a few years ago. Maybe he’ll send some tighty-whities to his victims.

  7. says

    “Tim is genuine, smart and driven and those qualities align well with Jockey”

    What a fantastic example of corporate NothingSpeak.

    Bottom line: you think the bloke will sell more underwear than you’re selling now. You don’t give fuckall about anything else.

    I would boycott Jockey, except I don’t wear underwear anyway…

  8. dego says

    I’m good with boycotting Jockey AND still perving on any ad-campaign featuring him shirtless and or in his drawers.

    win-win for me really as I’ve never bought Jockey to begin with.

  9. Mark in Austin TX says

    I really don’t get the draw with this guy. There are many, many hotter athletes who aren’t anti-choice, Christianist tools. Gentlemen, if you want to fawn over a hot, straight athlete, try Ben Cohen.

  10. MJ says

    Last winter I bought a whole bunch (12!!) of Jockey boxers they are warm and soft. Now I want to trash them after reading this article!!! NO MORE JOCKEY
    BRANDS !!! adding to the list of Urban Outfitters.

  11. Alexandre says

    Wow, what’s with all the hate here? Gay people have a perfect right to be against Tim Tebow because of his stand on political issues, but why do so many vicious personal attacks have to be made? And even if one athlete is a lout, why do so many people have to chime in with their trite, cliched attacks on religious faith? There are millions of self-respecting gay people who are Christian or religious in some other way and they deserve tolerance just as much as any group in our modern diverse society. Religious people apparently have no monopoly on hateful and bigoted statements on the basis of this sad discussion!

  12. Dawson says

    Thank you Mike. That was the same thing I was thinking. I would prefer Colt McCoy since he looks better but Colt seems to belong to the same Religious Cult as Tim.

    We need Tim on record about his opinion on gay rights. Than I will react. Not everyone who is religious is anti-gay. They just belong to different cults following dogma like sheep.

    I really believe that Tim will go the way of Chris Weinke who won the Heisman in 2000. Anyone remember him? Tim, this isn’t college football where you have a school P.R. machine backing you up. I think Tim will be the next Jim Druckenmiller, also drafted in the first round.

  13. LincolnLounger says

    Let’s see. A talented, well-spoken, attractive young man who is a paragon of virtue and has done considerable charity and missionary work appears in an ad with his mother in which the word abortion is never mentioned. His mother endured a very high risk pregnancy and Tim survived. Damn him to hell!!!

    Who are the intolerant ones exactly?

  14. Timmy says

    Go Tim, don’t mind the bitter queens. Do what you have to do! These guys commenting on circumcision in the Philippines has no idea what they are talking about! Shows how unaware they are of other peoples cultures. They want equality for themselves but they trash others for their own beliefs, pathetic!

  15. anon says

    From what I can tell, he is not exactly bigoted. Very religious and a tad nuts, perhaps. Now, trying to persuade women not to have abortions is a long way from trying to ban them, so it’s not as bad as you all seem to think. Likewise, he was filmed getting a big wet kiss from his overly emotional male roommate, if you recall, and I don’t think he reacted badly to that. What gives?

  16. TANK says

    I tire of the defense given by “gay christians” whenever a criticism of religious faith (the reason for his antichoice and likely antigay outlook) that, “not all religious people are antigay”…but all religious people are responsible for the acts carried out in their religion’s name (that they defend with that facile excuse)…now answer for your crimes. Never a criticism of the cause of the problem from them; always a defense of the cause. Trash.

  17. TANK says

    Religious homosexuals are some of the useless people in the entire world when it comes to changing toxic faith…they serve no purpose in that regard. In fact, religious homosexuals only serve their own selfish “preferences” to believe in whatever nonsense that they subscribe…because it’s all about them. The same with the so-called “moderate” religionist. Moderates are just failed “fundamentalists” to fundies. They serve no productive purpose but to defend the same source of irrationality that sustains the fundamentalist. The very definition of useful idiot. But not to gays and women…

  18. Sharon says

    I am going to make sure that I buy all by gay friends some Jockey’s this Christmas!

    Another dumbass protest/boycott that has no meaning to anyone except the far left loonies in the gay community. Just one more reason my wife and I moved out of the WeHo ghetto to civilization and a real life.

  19. TANK says

    do you raise animals on your dyke farm, sharon? Or is it some suburban setting that, because dykes are more “tolerable” in the eyes of heterosexual males, enables you to live out your fantasies of conservative christian bliss as a faggot?

  20. Sharon says

    Actually Babtank, I am involved in City government, volunteer in civic organizations and charities, local AIDS groups, and work with the homeless. All of which are things I know you do NOT do!

  21. Sharon says

    Babytank, I forgot one thing. I am NOT a conservative Christian. Your anti religious hatred shows you are just as big a bigot as the Fred Phelps nutjobs.

  22. A. Beaverhausen says

    My non-exotics are Fruit of the Loom, which I used to buy at Target. FOTL are better-made, longer-lasting, and offer many more color choices than Jockey or Hanes (does Jockey even make anything besides high-waisted whities?).

  23. Dave says

    Why is it that some members of our community happily work to construct and maintain the cage that imprisons us all? Why were there French Nazi collaborators? Follow the money.

  24. nic says

    anyone who wears his religion on his face is a nut-job. there is something really creepy about that. a person can believe what he wants. however, it is unseemly and more than smarmy to rub it in anyone else’s face.

  25. GregV says

    I have no issue with the message Tebow said in that ad (which was basically: “My mom had a difficult pregnancy that threatened her life, but she had me anyway, and I feel lucky.”)
    What I do have a problem with is that he chose to send that seemingly innocent message with a tagline that promoted fundraising for a hateful organization which exists largely to promote intolerance.

    I would feel similarly if his message had been:

    “Kids, be nice to your parents and offer to pitch in around the house… A message from your local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.”

  26. Alexandre says

    @Tank, who in the hell are you to dismiss vast numbers of people as “useless” or as “idiots”, or to call some people’s deeply held convictions “nonsense”? Your bigotry and prejudice against religious people is just as ugly a blight on America as the bigotry and prejudice of Fred Phelps and his ilk against gay people. If you ever held political power at any level, you would probably be just as merciless to those who dare to disagree with your omniscience as the fanatical mullahs in Iran. Unless you are 12 years old you need to stop looking at the world in such stark black and white terms. Intolerance in all its forms is truly loathsome as your venomous comments so clearly demonstrate.

  27. jaragon says

    We might not agree with Tebow’s religious views but that will not prevent some of us with admiring his fine jock ass in a pair tight jockeys.

  28. says

    Tim Tebow is a complete jerk. Jockey should be ashamed of themselves for choosing such a controversial anti-gay, anti-abortion religious zealot to be their spokesperson. I have started a Facebook Group called “Boycott Jockey until they get rid of Tim Tebow.” Please join and help send Jockey a message that we will not tolerate this!

  29. TANK says

    The intolerance of intolerance isn’t bigotry, alexandre. And who am I? I’m TANK! Duh. To criticize religion isn’t bigotry; it’s what happens when you think. And this is a black and white issue: though there are moderate christians who aren’t antigay and antiwoman, they are complicit in defending and promoting the faith that is used harm both groups (whatever their version, they don’t think that irrational beliefs should be criticized). For example, everyone who participates (even as a spectator) in a lynch mob is responsible for the outcome of that lynch mob. Everyone who participates in christianity and identifies as a christian is responsible for the consequences of all christians who behave unethically BECAUSE of christianity (though they may disagree about the meanings of certain phrases in the bible–their criticism means nothing to the fundamentalist).

  30. says

    I won’t buy Jockey underwear, but I will jerk off to him in his underwear… I wonder if he knows that I imagine him doing all the things that he claims to be opposed to?

  31. Billy says

    From pics I’ve seen of him in underwear, he doesn’t fill out the front or back very well. Not sure why Jockey would pic him and not someone with better assets down there.

  32. Sharon says

    Poor Babytank. Still lying through your bigoted teeth. You are an example of what is wrong with leftard gays anymore. You have no credibility when you spout such bigotry. You and your ilk show your bigotry when the rest of us in the gay community don’t cowtow to you ideas nor when we refuse to prostitute ourselves to the Democratic party (which has screwed us over for decades!)

  33. TANK says

    yeah, sharon, because it’s bigotry to oppose bigotry. You sound like all those are bible beating drones who cry “religious intolerance” whenever gays demand rights, or that they stop bashing them and discriminating against them. You are a moron.

  34. Alexandre says

    Tank, I appreciate what you are saying, but the reality is that we live in a diverse society today. We all have to find some way to live together in peace… gay people and straight people, religious people and non-religious people, and so on. If people disagree with Tebow’s views and with Jockey for paying him to endorse their product, they have every right to boycott the company, not buy from Jockey, and encourage others to follow suit. But I just don’t think it helps anything for people to call names, denigrate entire groups of people, or stir up hatred. I agree with you that intolerance is awful but it’s awful whether it comes from anti-gay religious fanatics or pro-gay persons with secular views. Sure, right-wing bigots are much more powerful in this country than left-wing bigots, but bigotry is just wrong, period. That’s all I’m trying to say.

  35. FunMe says

    THANK GOODNESS sharon and her “wife” moved out of Weho. We don’t need her type in our cities around here. Who cares what charities she works for … she’s just another prissy bitch.

  36. TANK says

    “Tank, I appreciate what you are saying, but the reality is that we live in a diverse society today. We all have to find some way to live together in peace…gay people and straight people, religious people and non-religious people, and so on.”

    Yeah, I don’t subscribe a cosmopolitan (pace appiah) practical ethic. That is to say, I don’t think we should adjust our ethical demands/expectations/beliefs to accomodate ritualistic evils (we have an obligation not to). But we do need to live together…in a society that takes reasoned criticism into account in trying to establish the best way to do it.

    “If people disagree with Tebow’s views and with Jockey for paying him to endorse their product, they have every right to boycott the company, not buy from Jockey, and encourage others to follow suit.”

    Sure. But I don’t think that some views and behavior are worthy of accomodation. Being antichoice is protected by the first amendment, but that doesn’t mean that it’s equivalent to being prochoice.

    “But I just don’t think it helps anything for people to call names, denigrate entire groups of people, or stir up hatred.”

    I’m not an accomodationist. I don’t think that criticizing religious people for their behaviors and showing how even the most benign supernaturalist is complicit and responsible for the heinous behaviors of other religionists is denigration. Since when do facts become denigration? How else do you hope to change the situation? Because it’s not coming from so-called moderate religious people who wish to insulate religion from all criticism with such facile reasoning as “not all christians, muslims, jews are antigay and antiwoman” and pull the bigot card to silence criticism while hiding behind the first amendment strawman that anyone who opposes toxic faith is against religious freedom. It’s repulsive, and these people are exceptionally complicit in the harms perpetrated against others because of the faith they defend. Fundamentalists just view moderates as failed fundies…and they feel just as religiously justified (and, in fact, are) as the other group…because both only have “revelation” to argue with, and there’s no way to be wrong. And the outrage expressed at such views, actions, and defenses is a byproduct of disgust. Principled outrage is useful.

    “I agree with you that intolerance is awful but it’s awful whether it comes from anti-gay religious fanatics or pro-gay persons with secular views.”

    But it’s not EQUIVALENT. If a progay person with secular views was a racist, that would be awful. But a progay person criticizing make believe that is used as a weapon to systematically destroy lgbt people across the globe…is intolerance we can live with…just like intolerance of racism isn’t bigoted.

    “Sure, right-wing bigots are much more powerful in this country than left-wing bigots, but bigotry is just wrong, period. That’s all I’m trying to say.”

    And I take exception to trying to portray me as an enemy of the first amendment because of the view that all criticism of religion is bigotry (a vacuous, thoughtless perspective)…and that all beliefs are ethically equivalent (they aren’t). I subscribe to the first amendment because forcing people to disbelieve simply doesn’t work…no more than forcing people to stop killing each other…it doesn’t work. You can’t make someone be good or at least harmless to others.

  37. says

    “I agree with you that intolerance is awful but it’s awful whether it comes from anti-gay religious fanatics or pro-gay persons with secular views.”

    You’re equating 2 different things.

    Spouting off against another person/group of people may be “intolerance”, or just rude and obnoxious, but it’s inactive intolerance. In other words, no one is attempting to deprive another person of rights or equality. Pro-gay secularists are, as far as I know, not trying to force anyone to stop privately practicing their religion or prevent religious people from marrying or force pro-lifers to abort their children. Anti-gay religious fanatics, however, as exemplified by groups like Focus on the Family, the group Tim Tebow knowingly signed on with for that ad, are trying to use their religious beliefs to actively prevent gay people from marrying and adopting and to actively prevent all women from having the choice Tim Tebow’s mother had about whether or not to continue her pregnancy. It’s a very different brand of intolerance, one that interferes with basic human rights, yet even some gay people seemed to want to make this simple-minded equivalency.

    As for Tim Tebow, he had every right to make an ad for an anti-gay/anti-choice organization, and we, of course, have every right to speak out against it and buy our panties from someone besides Jockey. Fortunately, I find Tebow as attractive as a pair of used Jockeys, so boycotting them both is already a done deal.

  38. DH says

    I agree with Chris and Dego. Billy, would you mind sharing those pics with us so we can decide for ourselves? And no, I will not be buying jockeys, even if the ad campaign is drool worthy.

  39. Granger says

    Tank and Markdc, you ignorant asses! Does the word trite mean anything to you? Tim Tebow and Jockey drawers are so not in the realm of anything worthy of discussion outside of happy hour at Nellies. PATHETIC!

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