Skip to comments.Tebow fever grips Denver
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 hes acquired since arriving here last year has led the citys flagging NFL franchise on an improbable 6-1 run this season. In the process, hes halted the teams slide into midsize-market mediocrity and placed the Mountain Time zone at the center of the media universe.
I think its been huge. Hes 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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The Broncos having a kicker who can kick 59 yard field goals in the last second of a game is also quite the miracle.
So the NFL has it’s “Mile high messiah” what’s next? CAIR going to demand a Motor City Mohammed....LOL
Tebow plays defense?
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.
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.
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.
He's 7 and 1, and the fever goes beyond Denver.
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.
All He Does Is Win
Denver is America’s Team, now..I root for them just as hard as I would the Gators.
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.
He'd probably instead advise we do our best & praise God in all we do, win or lose.
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
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.
Those East-coast reporters always seem to be one game behind.
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.
This has to be the single dumbest analogy in the history of sports writing.
The last one he kicked looked like it would have gone through from 70.
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.
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.
He kicked a 70 yarder in pre-game warm-ups.
They’re trying to build him up so later they can tear him down. SOP for nasty little secularist liberals.
She Tebows now.
well the Broncos have rather slim prospects against the Patriots, but as the saying goes .... “any given Sunday” almost anything can happen
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.
You’re correct. Prater kicked a 70 yard field goal earlier in the day during warm-up and it was almost dead center.
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.
Tell us more about this speech of which you speak; inquisitive Denverites want to know!
He oozes confidence, humility and a fierce competitiveness. That positive attitude stuff is pretty contagious.
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.
Yes, I do think that what his prayers really are about, for Tebow to recieve credit for the win, not God.
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.
Beautiful. Thank you!
Who said Tebow only attracts Evangelical Christians ?
You either suck at sarcasm or need more practice reading between the lines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You must have missed the article comparing Newt Gingrich to Babe Ruth.
Just let him be late returning a library book and the media will erupt in 24/7 coverage of the scandal.
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.