Despite passing for 304 yards and a touchdown in Monday night’s 23-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders, Kyle Orton has invoked the fury of the Denver boo birds. Orton, who threw one interception and lost a fumble on a key drive, had fans chanting, “We want Tebow” late in the game, and now some Broncos fans are taking their determination to oust Orton and his neck beard in favor of Tim Tebow, even though he’s not even the backup.
A Broncos fan in Kentucky posted on a message board that he’d like to purchase two billboards in downtown Denver to show the fan demand for new coach John Fox to name Tebow the starter. Jesse Oaks claims that a number of fans have chipped in to afford the $10,000 for the two prehistoric forms of advertising, and they’re moving ahead with their diabolical plan.
“We believe in Coach Fox. We’re just tired of Kyle Orton,” Oaks said. “We were sitting around after Fox said he didn’t hear the chants for (Tim) Tebow and we figured if he’s deaf, we hope he’s not blind.”
“It just feels like we’re a team that’s settling for mediocrity,” Oaks said. “We’re not blind. We know when we see good football.
“We see other teams making good plays and we don’t see that from our team. We can sink or swim with Tim Tebow. Why wait a few more years?” (Via The Denver Post)
Fox, of course, claims that he never heard the chants, but when asked about the billboard threat he was pretty much dead on.
“Well, I’ve seen a lot of billboards and I can’t remember one that really influenced me.”
(Via Sporting News)
I would agree with him, but I can’t not stop in Yeehaw Junction every time I see a billboard for Disney ticket discounts. Five dollars off? That’s madness!
And you know that Tebow is handling this whole thing with straight up class.
“Well, I guess I appreciate the support, you know, but we got people in charge here that we trust and (I) trust they’re going to do the right thing,” Tebow said.
For added holy punch, Tebow even suggested that the $10,000 could be donated to his charity, adding, “Have fun in hell, Broncos fans!”