Originally posted on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 1/9/12

Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos directs the offense against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Steelers 29-23 in overtime of their AFC Wild Card Playoff game. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

  • Tim Tebow‘s 316 passing yards performance — an NFL postseason record-setting 31.6 yards per reception — is already the stuff of legend. We all know of Tebow’s John 3:16 eye makeup he would wear during his days at Florida, but the fact that the Denver Broncos quarterback managed to turn his playoff performance into a statistical homage to the Bible passage is a coincidence (omen?) that defies explanation. The Internet is reacting in kind. Tebow: 316 just occurred yesterday, and we were all witnesses.
  • Tebow’s 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas set a new record on Twitter for sports tweets, hitting a 9,420 tweets-per-second pace that bested Beyonce’s baby news and fell second all-time only to the announcement of a Japanese anime movie in December.

Last night @TimTebow lead the @Denver_Broncos to an overtime playoff win and a new sports Tweets per second record: 9420

— Twitter (@twitter) January 9, 2012

  • Tebow’s performance incited a plethora of praise and news from sources not-typical of a playoff quarterback’s performance. Lada Gaga talked about what the f*** a champion looked like, and the Drudge Report was at a loss for wowowowo-words.
  • Tebow earned a good chunk of change on top of it all — $250,000 for the playoff win thanks to a clause in his contract. In fact, all the Broncos got paid. But, for the quarterback, let’s make it an even million, shall we?

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Giants’ Victor Cruz cleared to practice

PETA sends Warren Sapp vegan lobster following shark bite

Report: Josh McCown has looked better at times than RG3

Mike Trout does David Ortiz impersonation

Suspended Steelers WR Martavis Bryant set to help coach HS football


Tickets for ‘Monday Night Football’ game in Mexico sell out

Kevin Durant says he never told Russell Westbrook he was staying in OKC

God Shammgod hired by Mavericks as player development assistant

Soccer player terminates contract after being attacked by stray dogs

Todd Bowles confirms Ryan Fitzpatrick is Jets starting QB: ‘It’s his job’

Carmelo Anthony shocked Dwyane Wade left Miami for Chicago

Giants acquire All-Star Eduardo Nunez from the Twins

Vikings QB injured trying to kick open door

Josh Gordon thankful for support from Browns

Report: Seahawks DE Chris Clemons retiring

Denard Robinson blames falling asleep at stoplight for pond crash

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Hue Jackson: Browns will give Josh Gordon a fresh start

Diamondbacks nearing Daniel Hudson trade

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

What would George Costanza have traded to get Bonds and Griffey?

Gabby Douglas can make USA Gymnastics history at Olympics

Week 3 will determine the Big Ten's reputation this season

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker