It is nearly impossible to forget a bad haircut.
We see it every day when we look in the mirror. It is essentially, for at least a week, a giant curse on top of our heads.
And you can't avoid it. You can't wear a hat 24 hours a day.
You either have the choice to shave it with the risk of looking like an awful bald man or accept the fact people will be staring at your head while you try to have a conversation with them.
It's essentially like having cleavage for men.
In case some of you don't know, Tim Tebow recently got one hell of a haircut thanks to some rookie hazing by Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard, who went to SEC rival Kentucky.
Everything Tebow does is news, so he can easily use that fact to get past this.
And in some cases he already has.
Here's how he can overcome this and be more than just another college star turned NFL joke.
Sidenote: Has anyone seen the movie "The Great Outdoors"? He looks like the bear's ass when his hair gets shot off.
The Broncos organization and fans needed a good laugh after losing last year's NFL sack leader Elvis Dumervil to what will most likely be a season-ending injury.
And Tebow, along with his fellow rookies, was able to help cure the pain for just a little while. For being the most hyped college athlete last season, Tebow showed he is no prima donna.
Tebow embraced the hazing unlike other rookies who seem to feel they are above tradition before playing in one game.
He laughed about it, let fans take pictures of it, knowing within minutes it would be all over the internet.
And if that didn't cures his embarrassment, a Broncos official handed him a baseball cap after practice.
hank god in his line of work he wears a helmet most of the time.
In fact, Tebow already accomplished this the day he showed off the new 'do, putting a 25-yard touchdown pass to fellow rookie Demaryius Thomas. He then sprinted to the end zone to celebrate with his new teammate.
Tebow then scored a touchdown with his feet on a short QB keeper.
Nothing like using your new bald head as a weapon to push past the defense.
We all understand the analysis that perhaps Tebow was only made for the college football game.
In order to do something in the NFL, most thought Tebow would have to find a different position.
Or at least, change the way he played quarterback.
According to sources, the Broncos have been putting Tebow through a series of drills in the off season to change his throwing motion.
By keeping a towel pinned up against his body under his right, non-throwing, elbow, the Broncos hope his body alignment will allow for a higher release point.
If Tebow learns to throw like an NFL quarterback, perhaps he can play NFL quarterback.
As the preseason games get closer to the regular season, one would imagine the playing time for Tebow is going to diminish, with Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn being the No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.
Tebow will have to make some kind of mark in the first game.
He can be used any amount of ways, but he will need to do something positive to stay in Bronco fans' minds.
Aug. 15 will be Tebow's first professional game. Yes, even though it's the worthless preseason.
After the butterflies are gone from the first professional football game, Tebow has his first professional game at home against the Lions.
Not a single fan will remember a bad haircut if they see him running in the end zone with his helmet on.
Put on a show for the home crowd and you can get away with murder.
Ask Ray Lewis... too soon?
Yes, I know, I'm tired of talking about the preseason too and I won't be taking this game by game, but it will take baby steps for people to get over this Friar Tuck haircut.
A week after the first professional home game, is Tebow's first nationally televised game on FOX against the Steelers.
The world will be watching, so what better way to make them think of you as more than a haircut and, more importantly, a rookie?
Sept. 12 is the first time Tebow will have a chance to effect the real Bronco's season.
If he can do anything, Broncos fans will be on their feet in their homes. People already loved Tebow, but now that he has accepted his role, people are going to be obsessed with him, especially the fans of the team he plays for.
Tackle someone on the sidelines, throw a completion, run for positive yards, high-five someone on the sidelines... well maybe something bigger than sitting on the sidelines. Since we have no idea how the Broncos are going to use Tebow, anything is possible and anything will do.
Sept. 19 is Tebow's first home game in the regular season. Nothing like wowing the home crowd, to make them remember you for something else.
Oct. 24 (Oakland Raiders), Nov. 14 (Kansas City Chiefs), Nov. 22 (San Diego Chargers), Dec. 5 (Chiefs), Dec. 19 (Raiders), Jan 2. (Chargers) are Tebow's introduction to his new rivals. Hit a rival team in some fashion, except on an interception, and the crowd will love you for it.
Broncos close out the season against the Chargers and with many people predicting a down year for the Broncos, Tebow may see some action.
Not only will laughers of the new haircut shut up if this were to happen, but a whole lot of critics, myself included, would as well.
Tebow is in a pretty good situation because he is behind two quarterbacks who aren't exactly trustworthy.
Kyle Orton is solid, but has never really stabilized himself as a quarterback who will win you games. He certainly won't lose you games, but he isn't going to do anything spectacular to win you games.
Brady Quinn we've seen good glimpses out of, but he's played in only 14 games and thrown just 353 passes.
Neither are reliable enough to state for a fact that Tebow will never have a chance to start a game.
I'm sure no one would see this coming.
I know I wouldn't.
There are more than 32 better quarterbacks in the NFL than Tebow, so if he were to somehow pull this off, it would be a shocker.
As I stated in the last slide, he is in a pretty good situation in Denver with their quarterback position not being set in stone.
One five-interception day by Orton and one injury later could lead to Tebow getting his chance.
Problem is, Tebow has two quarterbacks to overcome if he wants his chance.
You know the Denver media and fans are going to be asking about it any week Orton struggles.
Poor Kyle has seen too much of this.
Now, we are getting way ahead of ourselves.
But let's face it, some bad quarterbacks have won Super Bowls, so why not?
And if you do that, you can get a mullet and no one would care.