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Published on 09/29/2011 at Thu Sep 29 18:07.
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When news broke earlier this month that some fans were planning to buy a “Play Tebow” billboard in downtown Denver, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

I was expecting something pretty basic (similar to this photoshop) but I wasn’t expected it to be as generic as the one that appeared on I-25 and 58th Ave. Thursday afternoon.

The digital billboard is sponsored by OneSwoosh.com and has a clear message.  It reads “BRONCO FANS TO COACH FOX: PLAY TEBOW!!”  It looks like the facebook status of a thirteen year old Florida Gator’s fans, with over using capitalization and exclamation points.

See an image of the billboard after the jump.

The electronic billboard has three messages, going from the first text to a picture of Tebow and finally it's closing message. (Images courtesy of KWGN, Karl Gehring/The Denver Post and ABC7 News)

They probably should not have used a picture of Tim Tebow because of copyright infringement (the Denver Broncos logo is on his helmet and he is wearing their uniform).  Even with the image of Tebow, the billboard and message itself is not very creative.

Even the Denver Post’s Lindsay Jones was disappointed.

“I’m glad I didn’t drive all the way across town in rush hour to find that,” tweeted Jones Thursday evening.

It’s not quite clear yet if that is the billboard that fans were willing to cough up $10,000 to purchase. Jones is looking into the matter. (I wish I could ask whoever paid for the billboard what the heck “Welcome to Tebow-Land” is supposed to mean?)

Update: September 29th, 8:00 p.m. (MT):

Jones did some digging to find out the billboard was not purchased by the fans that made national news earlier this month but rather is owned by a local business, Multiline.  Jones reiterated that the company could hear from the NFL, as the picture of Tebow in uniform includes NFL logos and trademarks.

You didn’t really think you could get through a single day without another Tebow related story, did you?  Whether you love or hate Tebow aside, what’s your take on the billboard?

  • Will Schmitt

    that’s in bad taste.

  • Jaimexuribe

    Big things start small. If they dont listen to the fans, it’s only going to get worst.

  • Rcsodak

    ghey

  • Anonymous

    Dumb.

  • Pixi61

    I’m sure he’s embarrassed. It was a huge waste of money.

  • Wildjoe

    I can’t believe you’re so anti-Tebow that you even carp about the capital letters on the sign.  Hats off to whoever made good on their promise.  Just like Tebow’s “PROMISE” on that bronze plaque bolted into the stadium wall at the University of Florida stadium.  Remember that one?  They went on to win the National Title that year.  It’s over near where the life size bronze statue of Tebow is located.  Just ask a Gator for directions.  

  • http://Facebook.com/BroncosZone Jon

    I’m one of Tebow’s biggest fans. Ask any of the regular BT readers.

    But this is going too far. 

  • Mikekarm

    He’s not in College anymore Wild Joe. Gator Fan or Bronco fan? Show some class.

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  • Fan From Spain

    what a waste of money, should of listened to Tebow and gave the $ to his charity.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad college success means absolutely jack in the NFL…ask Ryan Leaf, David Carr, Matt Leinart, Tim Couch, and plenty of others. I could do this all day, really. 

    The point is, continually harping on his college accomplishments like they matter in the NFL is a little bit silly.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely would have been money better spent that way, instead we get this eyesore.

  • John0712

    lol this time its digital billboard before people waste their money answer these 3 questions can orton, quinn, or tebow take us to to the superbowl? how about the playoffs and not loose the first game? how about a winning season but still not make it to playoffs? The answer to all 3 questions is NO because the elite QB is not on this team! Wake up people do u want broncos back to the superbowl start wishing big time and eat your lucky charms if you know what i mean lol if you dont it means broncos need to draft “Luck”  

  • Wadezombie

    Your right, there are hardly any successful college players in the NFL.

  • Wadezombie

    John fox is a real winner ;)  play Tebow and see.

  • Wildjoe

    So, what are you saying?  That most NFL star quarterbacks were formerly homeless people living under a bridge somewhere?  Obviously, you don’t know anything about playing college football at the highest level.  What’s with the comment “show some class”?  Here’s come class for my guy:  Did you know Tim Tebow gave the closing prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast held annually in Washington, D.C.?  He was 23 years old. 

  • Anonymous

    You’re right, every successful college player will have immediate success in the NFL. How silly of me to think in anything other than absolutes.

  • Anonymous

    I think what they are saying is that continually harping on Tebow’s college success is a little futile. I would guess that they are probably also saying that, instead of trying to find phantom “anti-Tebow” statements in the post, you should show some class and quit attacking statements that don’t equate to Tebow being the greatest thing since sliced bread.

  • Wildjoe

    What? Do you live in a cave?  I can think of a few recent Florida Gators who were/are starters as rookies:  Aaron Hernandez, Percy Harvin, The Pouncy twins, Brandon Spikes, Riley Cooper, there’s more…and, as Tim Tebow’s teammates, I’m sure they’ll vouch for Tebow’s skills and leadership qualities. 

    Tim Couch?  Wasn’t he from California somewhere?  Yeah, and they were gunning for the national title.  Got their butts kicked by Miami Hurricanes.  Sam Bradford was a rookie starter who lost the National Title to…you guessed it, TIM TEBOW.  Pedigree DOES matter.

  • Anonymous

    You just cited Tim Couch as a college player who had success in the NFL. Your argument is irrelevant.

  • Wadezombie

    your right, he is not in college any more, he is a proffesional football player in the NFL.  and…. it helped that he was a college champion!!!

  • Wadezombie

    Are you talking about john fox?

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what these mouth-breathing, god-fearing Tebow disciples will think when they find out the gentleman who put this billboard up is Muslim…

  • Anonymous

    Wow, that’s particularly stupid. 

  • Anonymous

    Are Broncos fans really this stupid?

  • Anonymous

    You can’t even comprehend what eljbow is trying to say. God, you’re an idiot.

  • Anonymous

    You really should pick up a new hobby other than watching football. May I suggest bashing your skull in with a hammer for 3 hours on Sundays? I think you will gain much more from that than you would from watching football.

  • Anonymous

    I think you mean wurst. 

  • Anonymous

    Don’t be such a brät!

  • Anonymous

    They’re Tebow fans not Bronco fans.

  • Anonymous

    Excuse me. I apologize to Bronco fans then.

  • Tnghostlady

    You people should quit arguing. Tebow was great in College and they should give him a chance, thats all.

  • A_Hole

    thats what she said

  • fishflorida

    Denver has a control issue. If Tebow is allowed to control then they will see excellent results. The quarterback  must control decisions for each game’s strategy to be a winner. The quarterback can sense a defensive weakness that can win a game.