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Tebow fever grips Denver
The Washington Times ^ | December 12,2011 | Valerie Richardson

Posted on 12/13/2011 1:37:32 PM PST by Hojczyk

Maybe this is how the residents of Bethlehem felt.

Coloradans — even the non-football fans — are as shocked and awed as anyone by the miracle occurring in their own backyard with the rise of Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos quarterback and quite possibly the most famous Christian bachelor to walk the Earth in the past 2,000 years.

The “Mile-High Messiah” — just one of the many nicknames he’s acquired since arriving here last year — has led the city’s flagging NFL franchise on an improbable 6-1 run this season. In the process, he’s halted the team’s slide into midsize-market mediocrity and placed the Mountain Time zone at the center of the media universe.

“I think it’s been huge. He’s the talk of the NFL,” said Mohammed Suleiman, who runs a new pro-Tebow message every Monday on the electronic sign outside the headquarters of Multiline International Imports in Denver. “Every week, they talk about him on the news and ESPN. Just to be a part of that here in Colorado is a great feelin

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: broncos; celebrity; christians; nfl; tebow; timtebow
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1 posted on 12/13/2011 1:37:36 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

The Broncos having a kicker who can kick 59 yard field goals in the last second of a game is also quite the miracle.


2 posted on 12/13/2011 1:39:42 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his own Internet domain name, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: Hojczyk

So the NFL has it’s “Mile high messiah” what’s next? CAIR going to demand a Motor City Mohammed....LOL


3 posted on 12/13/2011 1:41:46 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: Hojczyk

Tebow plays defense?


4 posted on 12/13/2011 1:42:18 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: AppyPappy

No, but his attitude permeates the entire team...I saw the same thing happen at Florida, even when Tebow was a freshman, and not even the starting QB.


5 posted on 12/13/2011 1:43:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: trumandogz

The REAL trick is convincing the team that they can still win when they’re down by X points with Y seconds left. Tebow seems to have done that.


6 posted on 12/13/2011 1:44:34 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: trumandogz
The Broncos having a kicker who can kick 59 yard field goals in the last second of a game is also quite the miracle.

The kicker said to himself, if a below average QB, who all the experts said couldn't play in the NFL, who can't pass, can lead us on an 80 yard TD drive with seven complete passes in a row, then I can kick a 59 yard field goal.

And Tebow does this kind of thing almost every week.

7 posted on 12/13/2011 1:48:36 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Hojczyk
The “Mile-High Messiah” — just one of the many nicknames he’s acquired since arriving here last year — has led the city’s flagging NFL franchise on an improbable 6-1 run this season.

He's 7 and 1, and the fever goes beyond Denver.

8 posted on 12/13/2011 1:50:41 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Hojczyk
"mile-high messiah" -- The New York Times came up with that one the other day.

I have seen the MSM repeating the term over last couple of days. I think they are trying to push the meme as a way to mock and belittle Tebow hoping it catches on.

Like Palin, Tebow drives the secular progressives absolutely nuts. No doubt there are numerous dumpster-divers from the liberal press following him around trying to nail him as a hypocrite.

9 posted on 12/13/2011 1:50:41 PM PST by Meet the New Boss
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To: Oberon

http://www.youtube.com/user/ESPN1stTake

Mash up:

All He Does Is Win


10 posted on 12/13/2011 1:51:19 PM PST by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: Moonman62

Denver is America’s Team, now..I root for them just as hard as I would the Gators.


11 posted on 12/13/2011 1:51:54 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: AppyPappy
Tebow plays defense?

It's the same defense that started 1 and 4, and I won't even mention their record last season.

Denver also traded their best receiver the week Tebow became the starter.

12 posted on 12/13/2011 1:52:31 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Hojczyk
I suspect Tebow would be the last person to credit God with victories.

He'd probably instead advise we do our best & praise God in all we do, win or lose.

13 posted on 12/13/2011 1:53:10 PM PST by skeeter
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To: AppyPappy

No dummy, he does not play defense.

Last I checked the definition of a COMEBACK is your defense (i.e. Denver’s has allowed more points than the opposition’s). This is why the OTHER team has the lead going into the 4th quarter. It’s the offense that has to score to win. And Tebow DOES play that.

Check the 4th quarter pass ratings over the last 6 games before you comment


14 posted on 12/13/2011 1:53:57 PM PST by BereanBrain
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To: trumandogz
The Broncos having a kicker who can kick 59 yard field goals in the last second of a game is also quite the miracle.

Especially when you consider earlier in the season the guy had the yips and missed some in the forties.

There's something about Tebow that brings out the best in the players.

15 posted on 12/13/2011 1:53:57 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Moonman62
He's 7 and 1, and the fever goes beyond Denver.

Those East-coast reporters always seem to be one game behind.

16 posted on 12/13/2011 1:55:40 PM PST by Zman516
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To: colorado tanker

Gator fans will never forget Tebow’s speech after the loss to Ole Miss, from then on, the Gators never looked back on the way to their second national title in three years.


17 posted on 12/13/2011 1:56:05 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: RummyChick
Every time I come online I check www.tebowing.com

“Tebowing my way through what I though was my first heart attack.”

“Taken immediately after saving this patients life”


@TimTebow I’m Tebowing while Chemoing! Im a cncr srvivr whos trsting u wth his fntsy team. hope your not getting anoyed pic.twitter.com/CxLpYmcb

Tebow called this young man after seeing the pic
18 posted on 12/13/2011 1:56:58 PM PST by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: Hojczyk
Maybe this is how the residents of Bethlehem felt.

This has to be the single dumbest analogy in the history of sports writing.

19 posted on 12/13/2011 1:57:31 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: trumandogz

The last one he kicked looked like it would have gone through from 70.


20 posted on 12/13/2011 1:57:39 PM PST by Track9
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To: dfwgator

I wasn’t a fan when he was at Florida, but after he had over 500 yards rushing and passing in his last college game, and all the experts said he couldn’t play in the NFL I became a fan. His character helps too, of course.


21 posted on 12/13/2011 1:58:45 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Hojczyk

I coudln’t care less about the Broncos or the ridiculous NFL with all their pansifying the game, stupid fines, endless challenges, hideous local programming rules, etc.

BUT...this is very fun watching the American media make fools of themselves. Go Tebow! If those Broncs can take out NE this weekend it will really go into overdrive as other two games on schedule looking quite doable.


22 posted on 12/13/2011 2:00:59 PM PST by Rippin
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To: Track9

He kicked a 70 yarder in pre-game warm-ups.


23 posted on 12/13/2011 2:01:41 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Meet the New Boss

They’re trying to build him up so later they can tear him down. SOP for nasty little secularist liberals.


24 posted on 12/13/2011 2:03:54 PM PST by Track9
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To: RummyChick
Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn:

She Tebows now.

25 posted on 12/13/2011 2:05:00 PM PST by Lakeshark
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To: Rippin

well the Broncos have rather slim prospects against the Patriots, but as the saying goes .... “any given Sunday” almost anything can happen


26 posted on 12/13/2011 2:06:13 PM PST by Enchante
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To: dfwgator
He is a remarkable young man. I really hope he will mature into the Broncos QB of the future.

I don't like this talk of a "Mile High Messiah." It feels like a backhanded compliment. Tebow is a very humble man and I'm sure that's the last nickname he would want.

27 posted on 12/13/2011 2:07:08 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Track9

You’re correct. Prater kicked a 70 yard field goal earlier in the day during warm-up and it was almost dead center.


28 posted on 12/13/2011 2:07:18 PM PST by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: Rippin
TMZ's take on the Showdown with Brady

http://www.tmz.com/2011/12/13/tim-tebow-denver-broncos-beat-chicago-bears-video-tmz-on-tv/

Brady Tebowed before Tebow

29 posted on 12/13/2011 2:09:26 PM PST by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: trumandogz

yes. Awesome!


30 posted on 12/13/2011 2:13:41 PM PST by GOP Poet (Time for Bambi and his commie crew to go.)
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To: trumandogz
The Broncos having a kicker who can kick 59 yard field goals in the last second of a game is also quite the miracle.

True, and since Tebow has been the QB, Prater's long field goals win games instead of just reducing the margin of loss by three points.

31 posted on 12/13/2011 2:15:20 PM PST by Will88
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To: dfwgator

Tell us more about this speech of which you speak; inquisitive Denverites want to know!


32 posted on 12/13/2011 2:17:32 PM PST by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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To: RummyChick

Boomer Esiason, Former Pro Bowl NFL QB, Tebowing the morning of Broncos vs. Jets.

Tebowing Michael Moore. “MOORE-TEBOW”

And if you want to get in on some free advertising:

President and CEObowing
33 posted on 12/13/2011 2:19:29 PM PST by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: colorado tanker
There's something about Tebow that brings out the best in the players.

He oozes confidence, humility and a fierce competitiveness. That positive attitude stuff is pretty contagious.

34 posted on 12/13/2011 2:22:15 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: Meet the New Boss

yes. great points and also tie to Sarah Palin’s influence. i hadn’t thought about that. the charismatic rise of both through the standing by and the emitting of Christ’s influence and power tells me God is there very closely with The United States of America as evil works so hard to destroy her.


35 posted on 12/13/2011 2:23:01 PM PST by GOP Poet (Time for Bambi and his commie crew to go.)
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To: skeeter
I suspect Tebow would be the last person to credit God with victories.

Yes, I do think that what his prayers really are about, for Tebow to recieve credit for the win, not God.

36 posted on 12/13/2011 2:23:13 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: Hojczyk

You know, I’d be surprised if they beat New England.

That said, NE is supposed to win. IF the Broncos win...the Tebow mania is going to go insane.


37 posted on 12/13/2011 2:24:10 PM PST by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: RummyChick

Beautiful. Thank you!


38 posted on 12/13/2011 2:24:48 PM PST by GOP Poet (Time for Bambi and his commie crew to go.)
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To: Hojczyk
“I think it’s been huge. He’s the talk of the NFL,” said Mohammed Suleiman, who runs a new pro-Tebow message every Monday...

Who said Tebow only attracts Evangelical Christians ?

39 posted on 12/13/2011 2:26:30 PM PST by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car - he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

You either suck at sarcasm or need more practice reading between the lines.


40 posted on 12/13/2011 2:28:12 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Hojczyk

Tebow is a terrific guy, but this article is insane.

I, too, suspect that this “mile high Messiah” business is a dirty trick on the media’s part, trying to pretend that Tebow thinks he’s the Messiah, when he is actually a pretty humble guy who tries to give the credit where credit is due.

Hopefully it won’t work, either on Tebow or on his fans, because I’d hate to see what Tebow represents undermined by these idiots. I think most people instinctively understand the case, and hopefully that will prevail.


41 posted on 12/13/2011 2:31:04 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Moonman62
The kicker said to himself, if a below average QB, who all the experts said couldn't play in the NFL, who can't pass, can lead us on an 80 yard TD drive with seven complete passes in a row, then I can kick a 59 yard field goal.

Bingo! Tebow is the kind of player that elevates all the other players around him. When Tiger Woods played golf in High School, his entire team did better than it had ever done before, or has done since. Some sports figures are like that.

42 posted on 12/13/2011 2:31:53 PM PST by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: Cicero

I agree.

I can sense the Media ramping up for the inevitable Bronco loss which is certainly coming...then they can pour out all
their I-guess-he’s-not-the-messiah-after-all derision upon him.


43 posted on 12/13/2011 2:40:51 PM PST by Zman516
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To: trumandogz
The Broncos having a kicker who can kick 59 yard field goals in the last second of a game is also quite the miracle.

Yeah, especially because when he played here in Atlanta, in a dome, he sucked. He's been cut by 3 or 4 teams.

Maybe confidence is contagious.

44 posted on 12/13/2011 2:42:47 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Drill Thrawl

As far as I’m concerned Champ Bailey is the gold standard for an NFL player in terms of class, athletic ability and experience. And he’s a big Tebow fan.


45 posted on 12/13/2011 2:44:38 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: notdownwidems
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4VxVoYvqOw
46 posted on 12/13/2011 2:46:30 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Rippin
If those Broncs can take out NE this weekend it will really go into overdrive as other two games on schedule looking quite doable.

It's quite humorous on ESPN watching football expert after football expert give advice on what strategies the Patriots should follow in order to beat the Broncos.

I have seen no one on there offering advice to the Broncos on what strategies to follow to beat the Patriots.

47 posted on 12/13/2011 2:46:34 PM PST by Meet the New Boss
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To: JaguarXKE
"This has to be the single dumbest analogy in the history of sports writing."

You must have missed the article comparing Newt Gingrich to Babe Ruth.

48 posted on 12/13/2011 2:47:33 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Hojczyk

Just let him be late returning a library book and the media will erupt in 24/7 coverage of the scandal.


49 posted on 12/13/2011 2:47:49 PM PST by fso301
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To: Rippin

I hate football and know nothing about it but have read 2 articles about Tebow in the past 3 days,Boston Globe and Time.

He’s certainly not lacking publicity.


50 posted on 12/13/2011 2:49:30 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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