Tim Tebow: Much ado over hair
The dailies and the blogs have made much ado over Tim Tebow’s new hair style.
Tebow, the popular rookie of the Denver Broncos, had a haircut which is part of a hazing ritual of the team. Known for his evangelical Christian faith, The Washington Post wondered if his tonsure-styled do was a play on his religious beliefs.
The Huffington Post, which simply called Tebow’s hair a friar’s cut, said the sheer celebrity of Tebow turned it into a media frenzy. They did not speculate, however, if the star athlete’s fame was strong enough to start a new hair trend.
The cut was done to “build [team] chemistry,” and is done on all Denver Bronco rookies. The style of the cut varies per rookie however, The Washington Post said.
Tebow earned stature as a first-round draft pick and has earned big buck endorsement contracts, but he said he was glad to sport the haircut for the team. Tebow said, “I just took it, tried to be a good sport with it. It was fun, you know? I think all the rookies had a good time with it,” The Denver Post said.
The tonsure is famously known because it was worn by the Catholic St. Francis of Assisi. It also shares tradition with Hinduism and Buddhism. The Hindus consider the remaining locks around the crown as a sacrifice to show humility. Buddhists see it as a release from attachments. Orthodox Christians see the tonsure as a signal of willingness to serve sacrificially in the Army of Christ, The Washington Post said.
Other Bronco rookies who had haircuts were Eric Decker who had an “odd Mohawk,” Nathan Overbay who was half shaved, J.D. Walton and Zane Beadles who had bald patches, and Eric Olsen who was given some large bald spots and a long thick ponytail in back, The Denver Post said.