Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 12/13/11

Tim Tebow-mania has swept through Denver, Colorado. The immaculate, unconventional quarterback has piqued the imagination of Denver sports fans as he has the Broncos hurdling toward an AFC West championship and the NFL Playoffs. His comebacks have the sports world buzzing and questioning everything they know about how to win in football.

Tebow's Broncos seemingly come alive at the end of games, making almost any lead disappear in an exciting cloud of dust or on the suspenseful, sometimes wobbly throws, off of Tebow's left hand. It is hard to escape Tebow coverage -- ESPN has already devoted a whole hour of SportsCenter to the former Florida quarterback.

Nuggets coach George Karl is not immune to that either. He has taken notice of the fever that has swept the Mile High City and can feel the sports juices flowing as his Nuggets get back to work.

Karl told Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post that there are a lot of admirable qualities in Tebow that are good signs of a leaders. And you can see those effects not only in his teammates but in the fans supporting the team. He has everyone believing.

"I've always felt that leadership by words is overrated -- leadership by example, approach and attitude is what people follow. And passion and enthusiasm is contagious. There's an energy that comes with that. He's a guy who believes in himself, has a spiritual belief."

That leadership quality is infectious. And it is tough to find those qualities in a single player. The NBA certainly does not have a all-encompassing player that inspires his entire team like Tebow has during the NFL season.

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