Tag:Tim Tebow Billboard
Posted on: September 30, 2011 10:51 am

Tim Tebow billboards pop up on I-25 in Denver

Posted by Will Brinson

Remember when we told you about the Denver fans who were going to waste a pile of money on buying a pro-Tim Tebow billboard?

Well, Broncos coach John Fox told them not to waste their money, and it doesn't look like they will ... especially since someone else already beat them to it!

According to KDVR Fox 31 in Denver, Mohammed Suleiman who owns "a merchandise store in north Denver" came up with this brilliant idea to try and sell Broncos gear influence the team's quarterback decision.

"It's still early in the season to be frustrated, but I mean fans are asking for Tebow. Why not give us a little dose of him?" Suleiman says. “If we can be heard, if we can reach the Broncos staff and make some change, that would be great."

Look, this was a "crazy idea" when the first guy came up with it. Now it's just seems like Thursday night's episode of "Community" except playing out in real-life fashion and with the ripoff version of the billboard flying up in pretty crappy fashion.

I mean, good for the promotional "oneswoosh.com" mention, but sheesh -- if you're going to be totally unoriginal and hijack someone's idea, at least make the billboard attractive and/or clever.

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Posted on: September 14, 2011 11:04 pm
Edited on: September 14, 2011 11:57 pm

Broncos fans buying pro-Tim Tebow billboard

Posted by Will Brinson

On Monday night, the Broncos looked pretty, pretty bad, getting knocked around by Oakland. Bad enough, in fact, for fans to start chanting for backup quarterback and controversy magnet Tim Tebow during the fourth quarter.

It's something Kyle Orton, Tebow, the coaches and the front office know they'll have to deal with all year, but it's about to get worse -- one looney fan is going so far as to raise money to buy a billboard urging coach John Fox to ditch Orton and fire up the Tebow machine.

"We believe in Coach Fox, we’re just tired of Kyle Orton," Broncos fan Jesse Oaks told Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post, via Shutdown Corner's Doug Farrar. "We were sitting around after Fox said he didn’t hear the chants for Tebow, and we figured if he’s deaf, we hope he’s not blind."

OK, first things first: as Jones writes, Oaks and seven of his friends have been saving up their money for over a year in order to take a trip to this year's Super Bowl. I'm no math major, but tickets plus airfare plus hotel room plus drowning your sorrows in booze because the Broncos aren't playing equals a really expensive trip.

Instead, Oaks and his boys are taking all that cash and spending it on a billboard promoting the increase of Tebow's playing time.

This is -- almost categorically -- insane.

And not just because Tebow doesn't need to start right now. (He doesn't.) It's because this is a team that's been ravaged by two unbearably terrible years of draft classes (2009 and 2010), miserable trades, poor coaching and bad leadership.

This should be apparent to Broncos fans. Apparently it's not.

"We used to be a team that if we weren’t in the Super Bowl hunt, it was a losing season. It just feels like we’re a team that’s settling for mediocrity," Oaks said. "We’re not blind, we know when we see good football. We see other teams making good plays and we don’t see that from our team.

"We can sink or swim with Tim Tebow, why wait a few more years?"

The number one reason? Because in a few years Tebow might actually be a capable NFL starter. We don't know that he will, but we don't know that he won't. We just know he's not ready right now.

Additionally, rebuilding an NFL franchise isn't an overnight thing -- just ask the Lions. It's a process and in almost every case, that process involves a couple additional years of mediocrity before success to starts to come around again.

In fact, it's a bit awkward that such huge Broncos fans wouldn't recognize that in order to become a proud franchise, there's some patience involved. Not that it really matters -- Oaks his Tebow-loving brethren could purchase the naming rights for Mile High Stadium from Invesco and I'd be willing to bet that Fox won't be giving Tebow starters snaps until the Broncos are firmly eliminated from the playoffs.

To paraphrase a legendary movie: If you buy it, he still won't start.

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