The possibility of Tim Tebow billboards towering in Denver was first mentioned in mid-September. On Friday, they became a reality.
According to KDVR, a television station in Denver, the company One Swoosh is sponsoring a digital billboard in support of Tebow, calling on Denver Broncos head coach John Fox to bench current starting quarterback Kyle Orton and supplant him with Tebow.
The billboard flashes between two messages. Broncos Fans to John Fox: Play Tebow!! one reads. The extra exclamation point there was crucial.
Fox: Welcome to TEBOW-LAND, reads the other, without any exclamation points.
According to KDVR's website, Mohammad Suleiman, who works in a merchandise store in Denver, conceived the idea for the billboard, which is different from one that a group of fans were planning. Those fans told the Denver Post they were saving up money for a trip to the Super Bowl but decided to plan to use the money on a billboard supporting Tebow instead.
It's still early in the season to be frustrated, but I mean, fans are asking for Tebow, Suleiman told KDVR. If we can be heard, if we can reach the Broncos staff and make some change, that would be great.
According to the Denver Post, Fox has not seen the billboard. Of the other possible billboard earlier this month, Fox offered that he love(s) our fans' passion.
Broncos team spokesman Patrick Smyth echoed those sentiments to the Denver Post on Friday.
We have the best fans in the NFL, Smyth said. This is another example of their unrivaled passion and enthusiasm for the Broncos.