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

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Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos got mauled by the Patriots 45-10 on Saturday night.With the loss, the three-month long spectacle that was Tebowmania came to an abrupt end.

To put a bow on the phenomenon, we pulled one telling quote from every week of Tebow’s historically buzzworthy season.

What we found was a hilarious rollercoaster of hyperbole. 

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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 1: “TE-BOW! TE-BOW! TE-BOW” — Broncos fans as Kyle Orton played QB against the Oakland Raiders”
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title=”WEEK 2: “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 3: “Broncos Fans to John Fox: Play Tebow!” — billboard outside Denver”
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title=”WEEK 4: “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 5: “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=”WEEK 6: “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 7: “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 8: “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 9: “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 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=”WEEK 11: “Tim Tebow, MVP candidate? Absolutely.” — Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports, after Tebow beats New York”
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title=”WEEK 12: “Don’t laugh; the Broncos could be Tebowing right into January.” — Yahoo!’s Dan Wetzel”
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title=”WEEK 13: ” He looks so bad in warmups throwing it, it’s crazy. Maybe he is the second coming.” — anonymous Minnesota Vikings player”
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title=”WEEK 14: “TEBOW!!!!!! A man of GOD!!!!! LOL” — Phoenix Suns player Jared Dudley”
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title=”WEEK 15: “Six or seven weeks ago, people said he couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn. He does that. I think he can do that.” — head coach John Fox after a 41-23 beat down to the Pats”
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title=”WEEK 16: “Wow, Jesus just fucked #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere in hell Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler ‘Hey, Buffalo’s killing them'” — HBO’s Bill Maher”
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title=”WEEK 17: “Plan today for Denver is if tebow struggles w bad decisions they plan to use Brady Quinn at least on 3rd downs.” — Fox’s Jay Glazer on the possibility of Tebow getting benched in the playoffs”
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title=”WILD CARD ROUND: “There’s not an ounce of artifice or phoniness or Hollywood in this kid Tebow, and I’ve looked everywhere for it.” — ESPN’s Rick Reilly after the Broncos beat the Steelers”
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title=”DIVISIONAL ROUND: “Of course he’s our guy. People put too much pressure on him. He’s going to have some good, some bad. I believe in him, and I would like him to be our quarterback.” — Broncos safety Rahim Moore after getting eliminated from the playoffs”
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title=”Remember Occupy Tebow?”
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