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Kaylore
04-27-2010, 04:24 PM
As announced by NFL network yesterday.

This got me to thinking about an article in the Post I read the other day about how Tebow is bringing star power to Denver. I don't think we completely realize how true that is. Tebow has national appeal - so much so that major networks tailored their draft coverage around the guy. Bronco nation just got one of the biggest sports super-stars in college FB history. We are going to see a huge swell of "migrant" fans coming here.

I personally welcome it. We have experienced and exodus of sorts with deserters going over to be Bears/Redskins fans. I think this move will breathe a lot of new life and excitement into the Broncos that we've been missing. Just looking at the threads you can already see the excitement and the level of optimism is way up. Now if we lose in the season and/or Tebow doesn't work out, it will be nothing more than a short term bump, but overall I think this will be a good thing for Broncos Nation long term.

crush17
04-27-2010, 04:33 PM
If that means less people selling their season tickets to Pittsburgh and Dallas fans, then I'm all for it.

FFS.

epicSocialism4tw
04-27-2010, 04:38 PM
If Tebow becomes an all-pro player and shows well in the playoffs, he'll be the most popular athlete in the United States.

Ever.

Tebow has that Elvis quality. Weird to think about, but he'll be a superstar in this country like we havent seen since Elvis if he wins football games.

Kaylore
04-27-2010, 04:40 PM
There's Llama with one of his Waltonisms!

And by the way, sales for our first game in Jacksonville just shot up as well. Obviously that's his home turf, so it's going to show interest early but I think you'll see similar interest in our team grow nation wide.

2KBack
04-27-2010, 04:44 PM
This is where my personal excitement is coming from. I was vocal in not wanting ANY quarterback in the draft. I didn't care which one, I just wanted resources going to bigger needs. So while I was shocked, and a little dismayed at first, the energy that was suddenly infused in the Denver franchise was apparent very quickly. People simply love Tebow. It was funny to watch every analyst constantly mention that they like the guy and want him to be good, even if they didn't think he would be. I started to realize that people really do pull for the guy, and now pulling for Tebow means pulling for the Broncos. It has created a whirlwind of positive energy. It's infectious.

Endy
04-27-2010, 04:45 PM
There's Llama with one of his Waltonisms!

And by the way, sales for our first game in Jacksonville just shot up as well. Obviously that's his home turf, so it's going to show interest early but I think you'll see similar interest in our team grow nation wide.

Funny, when you consider that he'll likely spend most (if not all) of that game on the bench.

bronclvr
04-27-2010, 04:47 PM
I think you brought up a great point, Khan. The more I hear about him, the more I like it-I was liiking at another Bronco Forum yesterday (can't remember which one now), but there was a new Bronco Fan on there that was an old Tebow Fan.

The thing that really chaps my butt is that this morning while I was on my way to work listening to NFL Radio, they said that they were having an interview with Pete Prisco, and the interview was about how much Prisco didn't like Tebow-you don't hear about them talking that way about McCoy or Bradford-

Kaylore
04-27-2010, 04:47 PM
Funny, when you consider that he'll likely spend most (if not all) of that game on the bench.

I know, right? Even if he develops fast, game one isn't going to be Tebow Time. I would love to see them put him out there in a wild horses to hand off the ball if for nothing else than to get the Jags fans cheering for our team, though.

Mr.Meanie
04-27-2010, 04:49 PM
If Tebow becomes an all-pro player and shows well in the playoffs, he'll be the most popular athlete in the United States.

Ever.

Tebow has that Elvis quality. Weird to think about, but he'll be a superstar in this country like we havent seen since Elvis if he wins football games.

Wow. Hyperbole much?

crush17
04-27-2010, 04:53 PM
I think you brought up a great point, Khan. The more I hear about him, the more I like it-I was liiking at another Bronco Forum yesterday (can't remember which one now), but there was a new Bronco Fan on there that was an old Tebow Fan.

The thing that really chaps my butt is that this morning while I was on my way to work listening to NFL Radio, they said that they were having an interview with Pete Prisco, and the interview was about how much Prisco didn't like Tebow-you don't hear about them talking that way about McCoy or Bradford-

Pete Prisco is the douche of all douches.

Dogsweat
04-27-2010, 05:21 PM
There's one reason why the Broncos drafted him!

Nice move.

Broncos are going National.

rastaman
04-27-2010, 05:29 PM
If Tebow becomes an all-pro player and shows well in the playoffs, he'll be the most popular athlete in the United States.

Ever.

Tebow has that Elvis quality. Weird to think about, but he'll be a superstar in this country like we havent seen since Elvis if he wins football games.

Hey :clown:, Will he be more popular than John Elway! Will Reverend Tebow make Denver forget about Mr. Elway??????

RunSilentRunDeep
04-27-2010, 05:36 PM
Hey :clown:, Will he be more popular than John Elway! Will Reverend Tebow make Denver forget about Mr. Elway??????

Everyone thought John "The Baptist" Elway was the Man until the real Messiah came along.

Kid A
04-27-2010, 05:36 PM
If Tebow becomes an all-pro player and shows well in the playoffs, he'll be the most popular athlete in the United States.

Ever.

Tebow has that Elvis quality. Weird to think about, but he'll be a superstar in this country like we havent seen since Elvis if he wins football games.


Woah there. No doubt, if he becomes an all-pro who wins a Super Bowl or two he'll be one of the faces of the league. Maybe Manning territory plus a little. But that's assuming he is really really good.

His odds of becoming a true cultural icon on par with Elvis or Michael Jordan are nil. As they are for pretty much every football player. You can become hugely famous, featured in dozens of TV ads, but you can't reinvent an entire industry and remain an icon the world over by simply playing QB well and having a likable personality.

Rabb
04-27-2010, 06:00 PM
Everyone thought John "The Baptist" Elway was the Man until the real Messiah came along.

*disclaimer* I am not saying TT is anything even close, or will be anything even close to #7 *disclaimer

I was talking to my brother yesterday and I told him that Tebow is the first player that has come to Denver since #7 that makes me feel like he could eclipse the celebrity he built here if it all worked out. I never felt that about any other player until now and honestly I feel dirty thinking it before the kid plays a down for us as a starter.

Now put down your flamethrowers and read my disclaimer again, I am in no way saying that he will be or is a better player. I am saying that this situation has the potential to be possibly the biggest storybook situation in the NFL in some time. It goes so far beyond football it isn't even funny. I bet that the typical comparisons to John won't phase this kid one bit because I truly think he doesn't WANT to be John...he wants to make this Tebow's team. I could even see him going to Elway for advice because you can tell that he also respects people, and definitely his predecessors.

It's exciting to think about the possibilities here should it work out. Then again, it could flop but man the risk seems worth it so far. Just an amazingly exciting time to be a Broncos fan.

Sorry for the blasphemy

hookemhess
04-27-2010, 06:07 PM
Woah there. No doubt, if he becomes an all-pro who wins a Super Bowl or two he'll be one of the faces of the league. Maybe Manning territory plus a little. But that's assuming he is really really good.

His odds of becoming a true cultural icon on par with Elvis or Michael Jordan are nil. As they are for pretty much every football player. You can become hugely famous, featured in dozens of TV ads, but you can't reinvent an entire industry and remain an icon the world over by simply playing QB well and having a likable personality.

I was waiting for someone to drop his name so I could /exit thread.

epicSocialism4tw
04-27-2010, 06:24 PM
There's Llama with one of his Waltonisms!

And by the way, sales for our first game in Jacksonville just shot up as well. Obviously that's his home turf, so it's going to show interest early but I think you'll see similar interest in our team grow nation wide.

Just watch. If you catch wind of what the Florida faithful think of Tebow, you'll see what awaits. He creates loyal, appreciative fans that cross cultural boundaries. If what he did at Florida translates to the NFL, Tebow will be the most popular athlete ever to play a professional sport in the United States.

Players like Tebow end up creating new fans all the time. Its what happened to me with Elway (in his first year no less). If Tebow is successful as a QB, he'll create fans all over the country.

Tebow has an Elvis-esque mass appeal. Southern gentleman, good looking, extremely talented, aw-shucks personality, when he's at his best you see passion and vigor for his craft...Tebow has "Elvis" appeal. Endorsements will be abundant and will be marketed across the board from 5-year old kids to mens products.

The NFL will latch onto his personality because when you get down to brass tacks, he is what they want to represent their product to the football fans in the Midwest, the West, the South and the Southeast. Tebow already owns the Southeast.

Mr.Meanie
04-27-2010, 06:48 PM
Just watch. If you catch wind of what the Florida faithful think of Tebow, you'll see what awaits. He creates loyal, appreciative fans that cross cultural boundaries. If what he did at Florida translates to the NFL, Tebow will be the most popular athlete ever to play a professional sport in the United States.

Players like Tebow end up creating new fans all the time. Its what happened to me with Elway (in his first year no less). If Tebow is successful as a QB, he'll create fans all over the country.

Tebow has an Elvis-esque mass appeal. Southern gentleman, good looking, extremely talented, aw-shucks personality, when he's at his best you see passion and vigor for his craft...Tebow has "Elvis" appeal. Endorsements will be abundant and will be marketed across the board from 5-year old kids to mens products.

The NFL will latch onto his personality because when you get down to brass tacks, he is what they want to represent their product to the football fans in the Midwest, the West, the South and the Southeast. Tebow already owns the Southeast.


So Tebow is going to eclipse Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Babe Ruth, Tiger, Peyton, Muhammad Ali, etc?

Yeah...good luck with that.

Kaylore
04-27-2010, 06:52 PM
Sorry but I don't see him hitting that level unless he does super-extroardinary things and even then I don't think he'll sniff guys like Woods and Jordan. Jordan is still the most universally recognized basketball player with the most purchased shoes and its almost been a decade since he was done. Football players don't become as huge. Manning is the closest and I'm pretty sure he'll fade when he's done.

Chris
04-27-2010, 06:55 PM
Baby steps guys. You can have expectations but I recommend patience.

One thing I will say - the look on Goodell's face (of surprise and disappointment) as he looked at someone when walking away after reading the pick priceless. I'm guessing he suspected his cash cow NE would do it.

epicSocialism4tw
04-27-2010, 07:05 PM
So Tebow is going to eclipse Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Babe Ruth, Tiger, Peyton, Muhammad Ali, etc?

Yeah...good luck with that.

Like I said...if what Tebow did in Florida translates to the NFL (I'm talking about his quality of play and the scoreboard results), then Tim Tebow will be the most popular American athlete ever to play in the United States. He has everything that advertisers want. Endorsements are lined up.

broncosteven
04-27-2010, 07:39 PM
Circle of life...

Dogsweat
04-27-2010, 07:45 PM
Like I said...if what Tebow did in Florida translates to the NFL (I'm talking about his quality of play and the scoreboard results), then Tim Tebow will be the most popular American athlete ever to play in the United States. He has everything that advertisers want. Endorsements are lined up.


What ever your views on Tebow, you must admit this is a good thing.

The Broncos going National would be welcomed.

The Packers, Raiders,Cowboys and Steelers all have legion of fans that show up on the road and take over the home team's venue.

It would be nice to see the Broncos have that same following on the road--Especially in Oakland.

Tebow Mania =Bronco Mania

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TheDave
04-27-2010, 07:51 PM
Tebow has to be the first draft pick in history that will be considered a disapointment if he has a HOF career.


There are a lot of people on this site that are setting themselves up for a massive fall.

montrose
04-27-2010, 07:54 PM
If that means less people selling their season tickets to Pittsburgh and Dallas fans, then I'm all for it.

This!

Rohirrim
04-27-2010, 08:19 PM
I wouldn't buy one this year. Next year he'll change his name to Tebow Ali.

Atwater His Ass
04-27-2010, 08:27 PM
I decided to jump off the deep end and order an authentic orange Tebow jersey.

BlaK-Argentina
04-27-2010, 08:35 PM
Calm down people! If he flops there will be a massive suicide.

Houshyamama
04-27-2010, 08:43 PM
Here's my take:

If Denver liked Hillis (They most certainly did)... they're going to LOVE Tim Tebow.

Tebow will be EXTREMELY popular here.

mwill07
04-27-2010, 08:59 PM
someone should start marketing a "TEBOW" nameplate that you can buy and stitch over "MARSHALL" on your old 15 jersey.

v2micca
04-27-2010, 09:30 PM
Another interesting aspect of this equation is the inevitable backlash. If Tebow achieves the kind of success that McDaniels is hoping he will achieve, Broncos would quickly become one of those teams that people love to hate. Every Broncos game becomes must watch football across the country as the rabid anti-Tebow contingent desperately hopes for his downfall. Yeah, that will definitely increase Bronco National exposure.

Tombstone RJ
04-27-2010, 09:54 PM
Another interesting aspect of this equation is the inevitable backlash. If Tebow achieves the kind of success that McDaniels is hoping he will achieve, Broncos would quickly become one of those teams that people love to hate. Every Broncos game becomes must watch football across the country as the rabid anti-Tebow contingent desperately hopes for his downfall. Yeah, that will definitely increase Bronco National exposure.

Translation: with Tebow, even when you lose, you win! :D

Atwater His Ass
04-27-2010, 11:46 PM
Calm down people! If he flops there will be a massive suicide.

It's been such a downer here ever since McD came to town, I feel like I really need to find something positive, so I'm just gonna go full speed ahead on the Tebow bandwagon.

extralife
04-27-2010, 11:50 PM
It's been such a downer here ever since McD came to town, I feel like I really need to find something positive, so I'm just gonna go full speed ahead on the Tebow bandwagon.

I gotta admit, I'm a little tempted to just say "**** it," and camp outside the dude's house with pom-poms and face paint, too. Go big or go home and all that.

24champ
04-27-2010, 11:58 PM
Count me in the group perplexed by this draft selection of Tebow given our other needs...but I have warmed up to the idea and hopped on the Tebow wagon. He's our future, and if he succeeds, so do the Broncos.

Bronco Boy
04-28-2010, 12:00 AM
I envy the man who got a personalized "TEBOW" CO license plate 3 years ago.

KevinJames
04-28-2010, 12:12 AM
The jersey is a Brandon Marshall jersey with restitched or reprinted name panel

same with the Demaryius jersey its a redone Scheffler jersey.

atomicbloke
04-28-2010, 12:29 AM
One thing to note....

I wouldn't mind, if due to the "Tebow Mania" factor, we get a few phantom calls from the zebras during crunch time in a few big games..... the way it happened for Tom Brady's Patriots several times in the last decade....

If Tebow indeed becomes the face of the league, it makes sense that a few phantom PI and roughing the passer calls go Denver's way in close post-season games....

Williams
04-28-2010, 12:39 AM
I love the enthusiasm in this thread. What a great time to be a Bronco fan.
:bronxrox:

cutthemdown
04-28-2010, 12:41 AM
If Tebow becomes an all-pro player and shows well in the playoffs, he'll be the most popular athlete in the United States.

Ever.

Tebow has that Elvis quality. Weird to think about, but he'll be a superstar in this country like we havent seen since Elvis if he wins football games.

Hell it could cause a resurgence in church. Oops take off the hell....I don't want to offend The Tebow.

Tebow starts winning and athletes will be giving up sex and going to church instead.

ScottXray
04-28-2010, 10:14 AM
What if there is an anti-tebow effect...among our own players?

Dem Thomas and some of the others have already tweeted that they can't find theri OWN jersey on web sites , but they have seen all kinds of TEBOW jerseys for sale.

What if we lose the rest of the Rookie skill positions after their contracts run out, cause they just want to go somewhere where THEY are recognised for being players too?

"Man, He's a great QB but I'm jus wantin to go somewhere else. I'm NOT an afterthought!"

:rofl:

Dogsweat
04-28-2010, 10:19 AM
Count me in the group perplexed by this draft selection of Tebow given our other needs...but I have warmed up to the idea and hopped on the Tebow wagon. He's our future, and if he succeeds, so do the Broncos.


Right On!

Stay thirsty my friend....

Inkana7
04-28-2010, 10:38 AM
What if there is an anti-tebow effect...among our own players?

Dem Thomas and some of the others have already tweeted that they can't find theri OWN jersey on web sites , but they have seen all kinds of TEBOW jerseys for sale.

What if we lose the rest of the Rookie skill positions after their contracts run out, cause they just want to go somewhere where THEY are recognised for being players too?

"Man, He's a great QB but I'm jus wantin to go somewhere else. I'm NOT an afterthought!"

:rofl:

I'm sure Marques Colston and Pierre Thomas are seriously pissed the Drew Brees gets all the press as they snuggle up to their Super Bowl rings.

Rohirrim
04-28-2010, 10:40 AM
Somebody start a Favre thread.

HorseHead
04-28-2010, 12:01 PM
has Tebow gotten laid yet? He's "Super Virgin"!

Old Dude
04-28-2010, 01:17 PM
Not just the top-selling rookie jersey.

The top selling rookie jersey of all time.

Dogsweat
04-28-2010, 01:42 PM
From the Jaguars message board.....

Walked into Football Fanatics @ Avenues earlier and what does the OFFICIAL shop of the Jags have out front in their display? Why, Denver Broncos gear, of course!
Nice job, OFFICIAL Jaguars shop.