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Jim Zorn's Web History is Pure and Clean

What made the "Tebow is a Virgin!" stuff so great was that it took the common sports fan's understanding of the universe and shredded it like an unruly pile of Chinese take-out pork. The most famous and successful collegiate athlete in the country, in the prime of his life, at an SEC school, and he's staying pure? It was hard to fathom, which made it interesting, which made it newsworthy, despite certain MSM protestations about the coarsening of the profession and the general decline of Western civ. ↵

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↵Well, this week, Jim Zorn trumped Tebow times 10. The Redskins' coach doesn't make a habit of talking up his Christianity, but he's a deeply religious man who lives a life quite a bit different from yours or mine. ↵

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↵And when talking to a reporter about how he relates to the modern NFL player this week (he listens to Blackalicious!), Zorn dropped this bombshell: ↵

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↵⇥"In my whole life, I've never been on a pornography site. Ever. First of all, I don't know how the - I guess I could push pornography and see what's out there - but I don't have the desire to do that. You see what I mean? And yet, I know that there's other guys on pornography sites, but that's too much. I don't need to get on a pornography site to see the temptations that some of these guys might have." ↵
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↵That immediately raised several pressing questions. Hasn't he ever googled "naked bootleg" and hit the wrong button? Or "Skins," for that matter? Do the carnal cravings of Hot Clicks count as porn? What about the Eagles cheerleaders' calendar? What about Peter King's written caresses of Brett Favre? ↵

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↵And also, seriously? Here's why this tops Tebow: most sports fans have not won the Heisman Trophy, and so showing self-control in that situation is just about impossible for normal folks to understand. But most of us, I'm pretty sure, have access to the Internet, and have realized, entirely by accident I'm sure, that it's often a seedy place. You have to go out of your way to keep your moral bearings in a joint like that, and to never have wavered once, well, that's an accomplishment, even if it fits well for a guy who bans all rookie hazing and leads his team in chants of "Hip Hip Hooray." ↵

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↵Now Zorn just needs to avoid watching a DVD of the collected locker room antics of Mike Singletary. ↵

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