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?


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