"It's tough," Bayne said. "But it says that we're going to have criticism and persecution and stuff, so I'm good with it and we'll just not let it change us, I guess."
But while the parallels between Bayne and Tebow are apparent, Bayne isn't necessarily the right guy to ask about the sports world's latest surprise sensation, New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin.
Before saying a few nice words about Lin's success, Bayne had to double check.
"That's basketball, right?" Bayne said with a laugh.
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