Posted Thu Sep 29th by Jon Heath
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.
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?