"She was wearing a button that said 'I love Timmy'," Dodd wrote.
Someone introduced her to Tebow. He invited her to the awards dinner the next night.
I do not know if heroes are born or made. I do know one when I see one.
In a column, Matthew Dowd of ABC News cast Tebow's success in a political light.
"Tebow is the kind of leader for his football team that our country needs at this crucial moment in history," Dowd wrote.
"Yes, the Denver Broncos streak will probably end, and the odds are a team like the Green Bay Packers will win the Super Bowl.
"But no matter the outcome, Tebow has shown what faith and confidence and humility can do for a team of limited skills that was losing consistently before. This is exactly what President Franklin Roosevelt and President Reagan understood about leadership."
Neither FDR nor Reagan were conventional. Usually you do not ride a wheelchair to the White House or get there by way of Hollywood. They were not pocket quarterbacks when they came up, but they learned how to be to survive. And so will Tebow.
Denver's sudden success is a team effort. The defense is good. Placekicker Matt Prater kicked two field goals of over 50 yards to win Sunday's game.
The Broncos' comebacks are a blessing. In a year when Jerry Sandusky dominates football news, America needs Tim Tebow.
I agree with Dowd. We are not getting such leadership from Washington.
Perhaps Tebow will inspire our public servants to be humble again.
You do not have to be conservative, liberal or moderate to want that.