As this video underscores. Feel their pain!
As this video underscores. Feel their pain!
Or so believes Jimmy Fallon, via his excellent David Bowie imitation.
As this song underscores, some Broncos fans were glad to see him depart as Peyton Manning arrived.
It wasn't all trophies and parades at the end of his healthier days in Indianapolis?
Tom Brady was clearly miffed about Tim Tebow getting all that media attention. And Bill Belichick was obviously jacked up by the defensive challenge the unconventional Tebow presented his team.
Their response was swift, thorough and brutal. The Patriots ended the magical Broncos run with extreme prejudice, vividly exposing all of Tebow’s quarterback flaws in the process.
Here is how the pundits responded in the Twitterverse:
Jennifer Floyd Engel: “New England was better team, Brady better QB. Happens a lot as far as I can tell, hardly a final verdict on Tebow as QB in NFL.”
Gregg Doyel: “Can anyone name a Denver receiver besides Demaryius Thomas? Tebow playing with 2 WR tied behind his back.”
Sports Pickle: “Tebow is eliminated. Is there still an NFL season? Tune in tomorrow to find out.”
Gilbert Gottfried: “Jesus heard the phone ringing, he said ‘Don't (freaking) tell me that's Tebow again!’”
Jeff Passan: “Hopefully Merriam-Webster updates its dictionary: ‘Tebow (verb) \Tē·bō\ 1: To bend on one knee and praise God. 2: To stink at football.’”
Les Carpenter: “Looks like the Patriots just cancelled Fantasy Island.”
Eric Stangel: “Tim Tebow. All he does is win... And lose...”
Mike Wise: “It's literally Christmas for every idiot in my profession who said Tebow wouldn't amount to nothing. Poor bastards, it's all they live for.”
Jennifer Floyd Engel: “I weep for a sports world that celebrates the failings of a man whose biggest crime is profess what he believes. #tebowmelancholia.”
Clay Travis: “Newsflash: God REALLY loves Tom Brady.”
Brian Hoorn: “#Bradying - the act of throwing td's from the qb position.”
Chris Kluwe: “Tom's really bringing that whole ‘wrothful vengeance’ thing today. I think he's going to use the Plague of Locusts play next drive.”
Gregg Doyel: “Whether he throws another TD or not, Tom Brady goes home to Giselle. Which means he's running up the score.”
Sports Pickle: “With this outstanding performance, I can't imagine what outfit Brady will try to get away with postgame. Probably a miniskirt and tiara.”
Jeff Schultz: “Darth Belichick just reported that the Clone Army is ready.”
Gregg Doyel: “Belichick just has too many loaves of bread.”
Darren Rovell: “Rob Gronkowski was taken 17 picks after Tim Tebow in the 2010 Draft.”
Darren Rovell: “In 2 seasons, the Patriots have paid Rob Gronkowski a total of $3.36M. Tebow has earned more than $10M.”
Sports Pickle: “Does anyone have footage of Brady running the 40 at his NFL combine? I bet he ran 2 yards and then slid.”
Chad Finn: “I'm beginning to wonder whether Josh McDaniels was working on Patriots schemes and game plans his entire time in St. Louis.”
Sports Pickle: “Patriots must have seen something in last week's tape. ‘What if we don't have our safeties in the d-line? Okay. Film session dismissed!’”
Sports Pickle: “If Bill O'Brien can find some extra NCAA eligibility for Tom Brady, Penn State will be tough to beat.”
Jeff Passan: “Every time Tebow gets pissed, I picture what he actually says. It's always either ‘Dang it!’, ‘Geez Louise!’, ‘Jiminy Cricket!’ or ‘Phooey!’
Rick Chandler: “This means Tebow is free to pair with Tiger Woods at PGA Humana Challenge next week. Wheee! (kill me).”
Eric Stangel: “We're about to coin a new phrase, America. "Quinn Time" #Broncos #Tebow.”
Richard Deitsch: “BREAKING: ESPN has traded Tim Tebow for LeBron James and a storyline to be determined in 2012.”
Peanut players reenacting plays? Perfect!
Even the animators in Taiwan are all over his heroics.
People still can't figure out how this happened.
We'll find out soon enough. Tebowmania is back in full force.
Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow set Twitter on fire last night with his heroics. Here is a sampler:
Kurt Warner: “Tebow... Tebow... What a game! The magic lives on... Or is it Faith? I know what I believe! #fb”
Tim Reynolds: “So in short, the new NFL playoff overtime rule is this: Tebow gets one play, and Twitter goes beserk.”
Peter Schrager: “Tim Tebow really IS the Chinese Truffle! Consumers are delighted by it, but the traditionalists fear and detest it. Confuses and confounds!”
Kenny Mayne: “Tim Tebow is going to get his name in the paper.”
Steve Politi: “Maybe now, at long last, ESPN will give the Tebow story the attention it deserves!”
Sean Leahy: “Tim Tebow didn't have a 300-yard passing game all season, until the first game of the playoffs against the No. 1-ranked Steelers defense.”
Mike Bianchi: “316 yards passing for Tebow? And there you have it: Tim: 3:16”
William Leitch: “Ordinarily, watching sports and reading about those sports provide me almost equal measures of pleasure. Tim Tebow is the marked exception.”
Jason McIntyre: “Tim Tebow's 2032 Presidential Campaign will definitely feature that game-winning TD pass. #Tebow #Legend”
Mark Kriegel: “Remember way back, Sunday morning, when the chorus of geniuses had #Tebow being replaced by Brady %$#@*&! Quinn?”
Peter Schrager: “As @alexmarvez pointed out, Tebow now has more career playoff wins than Matt Ryan and Tony Gonzalez. Then again, so does Frank Caliendo.”
Jim Gaffigan: “Congrats @TimTebow !!! What a game. If you want you can open for me next Fri and Sat in Salt Lake City!”
Stewart Mandel: “This whole Tebow thing has completely overshadowed the http://GoDaddy.com Bowl. I'm seeing almost no tweets.”
Pat Forde: “I will say today was the best day to be a Bronco fan since John Elway's last play. That was sweet.”
Mitch Goldich: “John Elway once had The Drive. Tim Tebow now asks, ‘What took you so long?’”
Jason McIntyre: “Tebow should walk into the presser: ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?”
Mike Freeman: “Brady versus Tebow...the government better add some DefCon, emergency bandwith to the Internet.”
Trey Wingo: “Reminder: in the post game handshake in Denver last month Tom Brady told Tim: ‘we'll see you again’. The Prophet meets the Messiah Saturday.”
Peter Schrager: “And now Tebow and Thomas go up AGAINST McDaniels? The guy that drafted them? In New England? Oh, this is too good.”
Darin Gantt: “Tim Tebow's the Elvin Bishop of the NFL. He ain't good looking, but he sure can play.”
Mark Whicker: “Yeah, but when is Tebow going to beat a good team?”
Jose Bautista: “I guess this #tebow guy is for real #notgood4steelerfans.”
Jimmy Rollins: “Tebow Tebow Tebow Tebow................”
The Sports Pickle: “Ike Taylor believed that if you got burned on the first play of overtime, you win.”
Ike Taylor: “First off congrats too Tebow and the Broncos.”
Ike Taylor: “Second I apologize for playing the worst game at the wrong time apologize to my teammates Steelernation and family. Luv y'all to def.”
Joe Strauss: “Wonder if Tomlin, Steelers will catch half the heat Tebow would have felt in loss.”
Oney Guillen: “Tebow said he real victory is hanging out with a little girl who has had 73 surgeries. This guy is amazing. And he is dead serious.”
Jason McIntyre: “Tebow's humble. An underdog. Religious. Doesn't get arrested. Keeps football in perspective. Is respectful. Tell me, what's not to like?”
Chris Vernon: “YOU ARE WITNESSING THE DEATH OF ATHEISM”
Real Joe Namath: “Can anyone picture Tebow goin out and havin a few tonight?!”
Eric Stangel: “Tim #Tebow is going to get so not laid tonight... #Broncos”
Tucker Max: “Women in Denver are not happy--Tebow wont (court) any of them, and now a pissed off Ben Roethisberger is real drunk in their city.”
David Gonos: “God officially hates rapists. #steelers”
Jason McIntyre: “Consensus: Media coverage of Tebow is nauseating. But it's because people tune in/click. Cliche, but...Don't hate the player, hate the game.”
Now that it appears Denver is NOT the recipient of divine intervention? "Saturday Night Live" broke it down for you.
The media industry employs some of the most cynical humans alive. And yet sports columnists, editors and satirists could only marvel at Tim Tebow's latest miracle.
Sure, the Bears had many chances to clinch a victory over Denver. Running back Marion Barber could have won the game by staying in bounds toward the end of regulation time or by hanging on to the ball during overtime.
And technically speaking, Matt Prater did the heavy lifting with his 59-yard game-tying field goal and his 51-yard game-winner in overtime.
But let's be real. Tebow made the game turn with his sheer Tebowness.
Here is what popped up in the Twitterverse:
Sports Pickle: “Tebow makes you believe in God. As long as you're not currently in a war, or starving, or in a flood, etc.”
Bryan Fischer: “Tebow must own a huge number of Buffalo Wild Wings franchises.”
Jimmy Traina: “I'm now 100% convinced there is one thing -- and only one thing -- Tim Tebow can't do: make Tony Siragusa tolerable.”
Todd Behrendt: “Not sure entirely what this means, but our newsroom's collective reaction to Denver's field goal was head-shaking laughter.”
Mark Kriegel: “If #Tebow wins this one, I'm going to start speaking in tongues.”
Mike Silver: “Dear Marion Barber: I need you to do one stupid thing and then cough up the ball. Just go with it. Sincerely.... God.”
Sports Pickle: “Madden should have a Tebow mode. The computer simulates everything until you take over in the 4th quarter.”
Chris Littman: “At this point, watching Tebow and the Broncos is starting to feel like watching a Cinderella NCAA tourney team. Hard not to root for them.”
Richard Justice: “We shall now quit our jobs, give up earthly possessions and follow Tebow. We believe.”
Chris Burke: “We're all going to feel like dummies when we find out these Broncos games are just ‘Angels in the Outfield’ sequels.”
Jay Glazer: “That's it, from now on I'm having Tebow do my taxes, take my tee shots, make my scoopage calls and do my son's homework w him.”
Clay Travis: “Tim Tebow vs. Tom Brady is going to break the ESPN hype machine. Good Lord, can you imagine?”
Dave Matter: “Craig James just said Tebow has no shot to win the 2007 Heisman.”
Will Carroll: “Colts should make (Andrew) Luck go circumcise some kids this off-season.”
Dave Weigel: “How old is Tebow? Trying to figure out what year he'll be the GOP presidential nominee.”
Jason McIntyre: The move now - if you want attention - is to rip Tebow. Everyone will ask why you don't like him, and you'll be THAT GUY who isn't on board
Jason Whitlock: “Hey, man, just go with it. This Tebow thing makes you feel good. This is a great great story. #justbelieve”
This is outstanding stuff for sure. Check out all the naysayers in this fake movie trailer.
Pretty happy, as this video indicates. Living with Tim Tebow had to be difficult experience.