TEBOWMANIA: Over-The-Top Quotes From Each Week Of Tim Tebow’s Crazy, polarising Season

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It’s been a season of dizzying ups and downs for Tim Tebow.First he was a backup, then a phenom, then a bum, and finally a star again.

For now.

We pulled out one telling quote about Tebow from each week of the NFL season to chart to evolution of Tebowmania.

There’s a lot of hyperbole that looks idiotic in retrospect.

And there are a lot of details (Tebow played wide receiver?) that have gotten lost in the chaos of Tebowmania.

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title=”PRESEASON: “If everything was totally equal, and this were a competition based only on performance at this camp, Tebow would probably be the fourth-string guy.” — unnamed Broncos executive”
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title=”WEEK ONE: “TE-BOW! TE-BOW! TE-BOW” — Broncos fans as Kyle Orton played QB against the Oakland Raiders”
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title=”WEEK TWO: “Rather than stand around during practice, he asked coaches for permission to play wide receiver on the scout team.” — ESPN report”
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title=”WEEK THREE: “Broncos Fans to John Fox: Play Tebow!” — billboard outside Denver”
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title=”WEEK FOUR: “This (Tebow-Orton) thing, the last couple of years, it’s almost been surreal. I played 10 years in the league and I’ve been doing Broncos games for 22 years. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this my entire life.” — David Logan, Broncos radio announcer”
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title=”WEEK FIVE: “Has an NFL crowd ever departed a stadium this pleased after seeing the home team fall to 1-4? That’s the power of Tebow.” — Bill Williamson of ESPN, after Tebow replaced Orton in a loss”
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title=”BYE WEEK: “He’s just a baller, an all-out baller. Some people may call him unorthodox, but at the end of the day, he gets the job done.” — Broncos player Joe Mays”
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title=”WEEK SEVEN: “Tim Tebow just wins. Road underdog vs. pretty good D, rush all over him all day, no real weapons, just started making late plays. Just won.” — Skip Bayless of ESPN, after Tebow wins in Miami”
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title=”WEEK EIGHT: “Come on – that’s embarrassing. I mean, it’s a joke. … We were like, ‘Come on – that’s your quarterback? Seriously?'” — unnamed Lions player, after Tebow loses to Detroit”
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title=”WEEK EIGHT: “Right here, right now, Tebow is the worst quarterback in the NFL.” — Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post, after Tebow loses to Detroit”
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title=”WEEK NINE: “They (were) running that college (stuff), that zone (stuff), read it, quarterback gonna hold it (sighs). Man, we practiced that (stuff) all week.” — Raiders DT Tommy Kelly, after Tebow beats Oakland”
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title=”WEEK NINE: “Windows Vista > Tebow” — someone participating in the Occupy Tebow meme”
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title=”WEEK 10: “If we were trying to run a regular offence, he’d be screwed” — Broncos coach John Fox, after Tebow beats Kansas City”
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title=”YESTERDAY: “Tim Tebow, MVP candidate? Absolutely.” — Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports, after Tebow beats New York”
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title=”Remember Occupy Tebow?”
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