This is a running blog of all the interesting Denver Broncos tidbits and Tim Tebow story lines we come across here in the newsroom. Check back for the latest Broncos news, and email us or Tweet us - @DenverChannel if you see an interesting tweet about the team.Sunday, 5:15 a.m. After the Broncos loss, several players tweeted about the game and the season.
Von Miller: "I thank my teammates, my coaches, team personnel, and most of all #bronconation for a amazing year! We will be better, I will be better #out."
Demaryius Thomas, "Btw love all of the fans that supported us this season.. Thank you.."
DJ Williams, "Thank you Bronco Country for all the support this year threw thick and thin. Hopefully next year we will end the season holding The Trophy."
BrianDawkins, "THANK U 2 all the #bronco fans 4 all the luv on ths roller coaster of a yr!! #whataride"
RyanClady, "Good season, could have been better. But I must say I've been truly blessed. Go Broncos."
Lance Ball, "It was a pleasure being apart of a team like this. The season was one hell of a ride. Thank you #bronconation for all the support! God Bless.
Chris Harris, "Tough way to end the season but I'm proud of my team we fought all year."
Tony Hillis, "Thanks for all the love and support love ya ll bronco country."
Quinton Carter, "Am I wrong for sayin vacation time? :-/ I'm mad, sad n all the above bout the loss! Cried when I couldn't go back in."
Virgil Green, "Hate to end it like that but I Give All Glory to God no matter what!!!!"
Sunday, 4:30 a.m.
Team lands back in Denver.
Saturday 11:04 p.m.
During the post-game news conference, Coach John Fox said the loss was disappointing but that the team was a work in progress. Tebow says, "It still wasn't a bad day. It still was a good day because before the game, I got to spend time with Zach McLeod and make him smile and overall, when you get to do that, it's still a positive day and it's still a good day. Sometimes, it's just hard to see but it depends what lens you're looking through. You know, I choose to look through those lenses. And I got to make a kid's day, and anytime you do that, it's more important than winning a game. And I'm proud of that." Zach, a high-school football star, suffered a severe, life-altering brain injury in 2008.
Saturday, 9:26 p.m.
Game ends. Broncos lost 45-10.
Saturday, 8:45 p.m.
Denver Broncos say Safety David Bruton has a concussion and is out. DT Brodrick Bunkley has a neck injury, his return is questionable.
Saturday, 7:50 p.m.
Half-time. Patriots 35, Broncos 7. Former Broncos player Terrell Davis tweets, "I stand corrected. THIS IS REAL UGLY!!!!"
Saturday, 7:11 p.m.
The Broncos say Quinton Carter has a neck injury. His return is questionable.
Saturday, 6:50 p.m.
Where's long snapper Lonie Paxton? The Broncos said he was out with a family issue. Reports say his wife is pregnant with twins and there are complications.
Saturday, 6:16 p.m.
A sideline reporter just asked Champ Bailey what's changed since the Broncos and Patriots played last time? Bailey said, "More passing, more execution."
Saturday, 6:15 p.m.
Broncos QB Tim Tebow visits with 20-year-old Boston native Zach Mcleod pregame as part of W15H program. See the picture.
Saturday, 5:45 p.m.
You've got 30 minutes to get ready for the game. The Broncos say kickoff will be 6:15 p.m. mountain time.
Saturday, 5:15 p.m.
The Denver Broncos have listed 7 players as inactive for tonight's game: Decker, Paxton, Dawkins, J. Thomas, R. Harris, Harvey and Mohamed.
Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Have you checked out what the Broncos players are saying on Twitter? Just scroll down this page to the Twitter box devoted to the Denver Broncos. Here are some of the highlights:
Tim Tebow: Romans 8:37-39 GB²
Tony Hills: The calm before the storm
Zane Beadles: Gotta keep this playoff run going! Here we come Foxboro! So blessed for another opportunity!!
Elvis Dumervil: What a great night for football. I'm truly bless to have this chance to go out with my guys & shock the world! Let's get it! Broncos Country.
David Bruton: Gameday!! Each Game Do or Die! So Let's Do #Broncos Country
Saturday, 2:40 p.m.
Should a coach be allowed to leave a team whose season is over and go to another team still in the playoffs, like former Broncos coach Josh McDaniels has done? The NFL will review the issue.
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Tebowmania has spilled over into Canada. Check out Tim Tebow's FRS Healthy Performance full page ad the Canada newspaper Globe and Mail.
At least three companies who have signed Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to represent their brands say it's paying off. Energy product firm The FRS Co., Jockey International Inc. and Nike aren't releasing any numbers, but FRS and Jockey say they've seen a big spike in interest online since tying themselves to Tebow. "When Tim wore our beanie the other day for an interview, we saw a 500 percent increase in our web traffic immediately. Literally immediately," FRS CEO Carl Sweat said.
Friday, 4:25 p.m.
7NEWS Sports Anchor Lionel Bienvenu tweets that the Broncos team buses just pulled up to the team hotel in Quincy, Mass. Watch 7Sports at 5 p.m and our Playoff Special SPX at 6 p.m. Friday for all the latest.
Friday, 4:06 p.m.
State Rep. Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, has invited Tim Tebow to lead the daily prayer before the Colorado State House. "I asked Tim Tebow to lead us in daily prayer because he serves as a great example of Coloradans, and he serves as this example to our kids," Pace said. "He is successful because of his hard work, determination and faith, and what other qualifications are better to lead the State House of Representatives in a daily prayer?"
Friday, 3:33 p.m.
7NEWS Sports Anchor Lionel Bienvenu tweets that the Broncos have signed long-snapper David Binn, an 18-year veteran from San Diego. He'll take Lonie Paxton's place. Binn will snap tomorrow against the Patriots.
Friday, 3:05 p.m.
Skip Bayless, one of Tebow's biggest supporters, has picked the Broncos to beat the Patriots, 24-20. "Broncos play lot of keepaway from Brady, win it late 24-20. Big game for McGahee. And yes, I'm picking against my SBowl team and MVP. Demaryius finally healthy after blown Achilles. As big and fast as T.O., but stronger. He & Tebow share wavelength that Tebow/Decker never did," Bayless tweeted.
Did you catch the Nuggets game earlier this week? Nuggets Mascot Rocky Tebows and then..., well, you'll have to see what happens. You can watch several versions of it on YouTube.
Friday, 1:45 p.m.
Miracle fan to meet Tim Tebow on Saturday, according to the Boston Herald.
Friday, 1:42 p.m.
Interesting. The folks at Jockey are promising to give away $1 mil. if their spokesman, Tim Tebow, and his team, the Denver Broncos, win the Super Bowl. But the Jockey PR team? They're Patriots fans!
Friday, 12:42 p.m.
When the mayors of Denver and Boston made their obligatory bet on the game, Boston's Mayor tried to talk smack, but he is uninformed. Read what he had to say about Colorado beer.
Friday, 11:50 a.m.
The Denver Broncos just tweeted out an injury report. Out - Paxton, Decker; Doubtful - Dawkins; Probable: Bruton, Fells, Miller & Dumervil.
If you love Tebow, and we know you do -- why else would you be reading this blog? You'll have to read USA Today's profile on Tim Tebow: The Man behind the Mania. Some interesting facts? He doesn't drink (thinks it's sets a bad example as a role model), doesn't have any tattoos, and LOVES vanilla ice cream. He "indulges" in it once a week, sometimes with a homemade brownie. "There is a weird thing about me," he adds. "In the NFL, you know how people love going to fancy restaurants? I am not a fancy-restaurant guy. I am a good-tasting steak-and-potatoes guy." AND he has no girlfriend. He says he is "too busy with football and life and it's hard."
Friday, 7:40 a.m.
You don't need them, but here are 5 reasons to root for Tim Tebow. Namely, he's talented, a good role model, a winner, a man true to his convictions and an underdog.
Friday, 7 a.m.
Have you seen ESPN's Merril Hoge's Tweets? He says, "Broncos should have been called for illegal motion on last play of game last week. TE and Royal were moving at same time." But he also talked last week about what the "steeler D will do to [Tebow]." Hmm, too bad he can't take that back now, huh?
Friday, 6:30 a.m.
In case you missed it, the city of Denver will host a spirit rally for all Broncos fans on Friday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Bannock Street between Colfax Avenue and 14th Avenue. Featured guests include the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, the Stampede drumline and Miles the Mascot. Fans will be invited to use orange, blue and white chalk to transform Bannock Street into Broncos Boulevard! Mayor Hancock is asking Broncos fans to bring canned goods to the rally for the "Cans from Fans" food drive co-hosted by the Broncos and FoodWorks Colorado.
Thursday, 8:55 p.m.
Tim Tebow is his own charity's answer to prayer. Read how the Tim Tebow Foundation has benefited since Tebow was named the Broncos' starting QB here.
Thursday, 8:20 p.m.
Wondering who Tim Tebow admires? None other than Chuck Norris! The story from an insider here.
Thursday, 7:50 p.m.
Tim Tebow is giving a little of himself during Saturday's pressure-packed game. He'll be meeting with a 20-year-old former high school football player who suffered a traumatic brain injury while playing football. Read his story here.
Thursday, 6:20 p.m.
Before joining the Denver Broncos, Tim Tebow found a mentor, both in football and spirituality, in former NFL and Florida Gator quarterback Danny Wuerffel.
Thursday, 5:55 p.m.
Denver International Airport is celebrating Orange Friday with the Broncos cheerleaders, the Stampede drumline and the teams spirited mascot, Miles, in the terminal. A special message from Broncos VP of Football Operations, John Elway, greets passengers on the concourse trains. Listen to the message. We think it's so much better than the "mean" message you hear about how you're "delaying the departure of this train."
The Broncos beloved cheering section will perform a short routine in Jeppesen Terminals Great Hall at 8:30 a.m., then move on to the B Concourse to meet-and-greet passengers boarding United Airlines Flight #789 from Denver to Boston. United Airlines is the official airline of the Denver Broncos.
Thursday, 4:45 p.m.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has made a wager with Boston's mayor Thomas M. MeninoIt. On the line? Dignity. Hancock predicts the Broncos will win 23-20 and when they do win, he wants the famous Paul Revere statue in Boston to be wearing Tim Tebow's jersey for two days. If the Broncos lose, Hancock says he will wear Tom Brady's jersey at a speaking event around town. Also on the line are steak and lobster dinners. If the Broncos win, Hancock will be enjoying a lobster dinner, shipped from New England. If the Broncos lose, he will send Meninolt home-grown Colorado beef for a steak dinner.
So there's very few Broncos jerseys left, but how about a Broncos Helmet Logo Collector's glass? Arby's is doing a Buy One Get One for the glasses. Get ONE free glass with the purchase of either a set of glasses or one individual glass.
Thursday, 2 p.m.
Our Special Section: Broncos 24/7 is up and running! Check it out for slideshows from fans, videos from our crews in Boston, and stats and injury reports from the players.
Thursday, 1:55 p.m.
Champ Bailey says he wants to win a ring. Hear him talk about the upcoming game here.
Thursday 1:30 p.m.
The city of Denver will host a spirit rally for all Broncos fans on Friday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Bannock Street between Colfax Avenue and 14th Avenue. Featured guests include the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, the Stampede drumline and Miles the Mascot. Fans will be invited to use orange, blue and white chalk to transform Bannock Street into Broncos Boulevard! Mayor Hancock is asking Broncos fans to bring canned goods to the rally for the "Cans from Fans" food drive co-hosted by the Broncos and FoodWorks Colorado.
Broncos tight end Daniel Fells tells ESPN, "I like being the underdog because no one's giving you a chance and you get to prove everyone wrong -- just like we have all year." Read more from Fells on ESPN's website.
Thursday, 11:40 a.m.
7NEWS has several crews in Foxborough and on the way to cover the game this week, check out their photos in our On The Road slideshow.
Thursday, 11:20 a.m.
Governor John Hickenlooper took a moment from his state of the state speech on Thursday to talk about the Broncos. "Please indulge me as I use 15 words of this speech, that would be in honor of Tim Tebow, folks, to talk a little football. Good luck to the resilient Denver Broncos, beat those New England Patriots on Saturday night."
Thursday, 10:27 a.m.
Tiny Sturgess, a 7-foot-8 Harlem Globetrotter, performed the world's tallest "Tebowing" last night. See the pic.
Thursday, 9:55 a.m.
Readers provide their Top 10 ways to stop Tebow on Saturday. Best ones? "Patriots sign a new inside linebacker: Tonya Harding." "Belichick should line the sidelines with orphaned children, causing Tebow to leave the game so he could build homes for them." "Instead of 'Patriots' in the end zone, paint in 'Hell,' 'cause Tebow won't get near it." Read the entire list.
Thursday, 9:44 a.m.
As Tim Tebow-mania rages, pollposition.com asked how many Americans believe divine intervention is at least partly responsible for the phenomenal success of the controversial Denver Broncos rookie quarterback. The answer? 43 percent! Check it out on pollposition.com.
Thursday, 7 a.m.
Who is America's favorite active pro athlete? The answer is probably no surprise. Tim Tebow. Read more about ESPN's poll.
Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.
What can't Tim Tebow do? The Broncos are now being credited for a boost in bookings at Colorado's ski resorts.
NBA great Charles Barkley isn't sold on the winning prowess of Tim Tebow just yet. The "Round Mound of Rebound" told a Philadelphia radio station, "The jury is still out on Tebow." Barkley continued, "Just because he had a great game and made four or five great throws yesterday doesnt mean hes gonna be a great starting quarterback in the NFL."
Wednesday, 10:57 a.m.
Tebow has been named America's favorite pro-athlete, according to ESPN Poll. According to ESPN, just 11 athletes have ever topped the poll in its 18 years of being around.
Wednesday, 9 a.m.
Even parking meters in Denver are showing their Broncos pride, take a look at this picture tweeted by the Broncos.
Wednesday, 6 a.m.
Did you catch David Letterman last night? His Top 10 didn't just mention Tim Tebow, it was all about Tim Tebow. Check out Top Ten Little-Known Facts About Tim Tebow. The list includes: 10. Fell to Earth after his home planet Krypton exploded. 9.Throws left, prays right. 8.For breakfast has Icy Hot on toast.
Tuesday, 10:15 p.m.
Denver's City/County building is decked out in Broncos' orange and blue. 7NEWS Photojournalist John Newton just snapped this pic.
Tuesday, 9:10 p.m.
Check out the top 10 strangest Tim Tebow shirts on eBay here.
Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.
Tim Tebow is a Tom Brady fan. Listen to what he had to say about the New England Patriots quarterback here.
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Tim Tebow finally gets an '80s Brat Pack anthem re-recorded in his honor: Listen to 'Tim Tebow's Fire' here.
Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Watch for this wheat paste Tebow if you're out on a bike ride along the South Platte trail. Click here.
Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.
Conan Peanut Players Present: Tim Tebow's Miraculous Pass. Check it out here.
Tuesday, 4:45 p.m.
He's not exactly striking his trademark pose, but a new ad by Tim Tebow for Jockey underwear has been all the buzz. The new ad, which was released on Monday shows a shirtless Tebow partially enshroud in shadows. Take a look here.
Tim Tebow - the $10 million man? @darrenrovell says a win against the Patriots will push Tim Tebow's NFL earnings above the $10M mark. In 2 years, Broncos have paid him $9.93M.
Also from Rovell, the NFLShop is out of every size of white replica Tim Tebow Broncos jersey except for small.
Only 1% of tickets sold on NFL Ticket Exchange for Broncos @ Patriots game were bought by Colorado residents.
54.3M people were watching Broncos-Steelers when game ended. That's 2M more viewers than the "Friends" finale had. Obama's 2011 State of the Union = 42.7 million viewers. Broncos-Steelers wildcard game = 42.3 million viewers.
Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.
Remember the Conan O'Brien segment, "What if they mated?" Well, ESPN takes that segment to the next level and looks at what Tim Tebow's kids would look like if he mated with current celebrities. You have to see what they conjured up in a Tebow-Michele Bachmann pairing, or a Tebow-Oprah pairing.
Tuesday, 2:45 p.m.
Some United Airlines flight attendants had some fun rubbing it in to departing Pittsburgh Steeler fans on Monday morning. Check out the bottom of the gate board in this photo.
Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.
Find out Tim Tebow's thoughts about Sunday's win, the Broncos' playoff run and their next opponent. Tebow held his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon at Dove Valley. Read the story here.
Did you watch the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday? He opened his monologue, talking about Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. "I understand Jesus watched the game from his skybox," Leno said. "Now I don't want to say that Tim Tebow is religious but every time he calls for a Hail Mary, his teammates are asking, 'Yeah, but what's the play?'" And another great one: "The difference in the game were the two quarterbacks. You see, when Tebow gets down on one knee, he's asking God for help. When Roethlisberger gets down on one knee, he's begging the girl not to testify."
Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.
Tebowing on ice? It happened Monday night during an NHL game. L.A. Kings defenseman Jack Johnson struck a pose after scoring a goal in the Kings' 5-2 win over the Washington Capitols. You can see video of his Tebowing here.
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.
Was the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime illegal? It could be looking at replays. The Denver Post wrote the Broncos didn't have enough men on the line of scrimmage. Denver needed to have seven men on the line of scrimmage. Replays show they only had six. Do you think the Steelers would try to appeal that play?
Tuesday, 11:10 a.m.
According to sports marketing experts, if the Denver Broncos keep on winning in the playoffs, Tim Tebow could see his endorsements rise substantially. A sports marketing agent wrote an article that said Tebow earns $1-2 million with his current endorsement deals. That could climb up to $10 million if the Broncos beat the Patriots.
Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.
A University of Colorado Denver ethics professor wrote an article that Tim Tebow is a good example of the power of practice and prayer.
Tuesday, 10:10 a.m.
Want to go to the Broncos-Patriots game? Eddie Royal is giving away plane tickets, game tickets and hotel via Twitter.
Tuesday, 10:05 a.m.
Former professional wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin tells TMZ if Tebow throws for 316 yards against the Patriots this weekend, he can have the numbers 3:16. The numerals were part of a catchphrase the grappler used to use during his career.
Tuesday, 9:55 a.m.
Pittsburgh's Mayor said if the Denver Broncos won on Sunday he would wear a Tim Tebow jersey and take a picture "Tebowing" in front of a Pittsburgh landmark. He paid off the bet on Tuesday. See the picture on our Facebook page.
Tuesday, 9:40 a.m.
Tom Brady says Broncos ex-coach Josh McDaniels has "inside information" on the Broncos. "I think coach [Bill] Belichick has a pretty good idea of what hes going to want Josh to do. I talked to Josh briefly but I really havent had a chance to sit down with him," Brady tells WEEI.
Tuesday, 8:40 a.m.
Have you checked out Tim Tebow's foundation? The foundation is helping build a Children's Hospital in the Philippines. It also helps fulfill the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses who want to meet Tim. Learn more about the Tim Tebow Foundation.
Tuesday, 8 a.m.
How close was that winning TD pass in overtime on Sunday? "Good Morning America" reported that Tebow had a margin of error of one tenth of a second to hit his receiver. GMA said Demaryius Thomas was running at more than 16 miles per hour when he caught that pass. "That ball couldn't have been too far in front or too far behind because the play wouldn't have occurred in the same way," said John Brenkus, Host, ESPN "Sport Science."
Tuesday, 7:25 a.m.
Check out ESPN's Top Ten Tim Tebow Tidbits. One tidbit? Tebow's 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in overtime was the longest overtime postseason touchdown in NFL history.
Tuesday, 7 a.m.
We learned yesterday that QB Tim Tebow gets $250,000 bonus for each playoff victory.ESPN reports that for Tebow to get the bonus he had to participate in at least 70 percent of Denver's plays during the requisite season. Tebow played in 73 percent of Denver's plays this season.
Monday, 10:00 p.m.
For some Denver Broncos fans, watching the game in Colorado won't cut it. 7NEWS found travelers heading to Boston to see Tim Tebow in person. But it will cost you.
A downtown Denver business is hit by thieves who grabbed autographed Tim Tebow and John Elway jerseys.
Monday, 9:30 p.m.
Tebow or Brady? If you own stocks, Forbes reports you're better off cheering for Tebow.
Monday, 9:00 p.m.
No one wants to go up against the Broncos this Saturday. The UNC basketball game has been moved up according to The Greeley Tribune.
Monday, 8:30 p.m.
Tebow-talk has swept the nation. USA Today takes a look at if he's God's gift to marketing. He's certainly inspiring the nation.
Monday, 8:00 p.m.
The Mile High City: Two miles high from Sunday's big win. Denver getting attention from the east coast to the west coast.
Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Is the term "12th Man" exclusive to Texas A&M? Denver Post is reporting that the university is threatening to sue the Broncos for using the school's trademarked "12th man" phrase before Sunday's game.
Monday, 7 p.m.
One of the most widely searched item on Google for much of Sunday night into Monday was "John 3:16." It was one of the most-often cited Bible passages for Christians, and the message Tebow used to stencil into the eyeblack he wore when he played college ball at Florida. It also happens to be how many yard Tebow threw for on Sunday -- 316. He also set an NFL playoff record by averaging 31.6 yards.
The television ratings for Broncos-Steelers pulled in a whopping 25.9 rating for CBS, becoming the highest-rated AFC wild-card game since 1988. That was 24 years ago, pre-Internet and before a majority of Americans had cable or satellite. Variety estimates 45 million people watched Tebow's touchdown pass in overtime.
What did the players have to say about the victory over the Steelers? Read a recap of their Monday afternoon news conference.
7SPORTS Anchor Lionel Bienvenu said Tebow set a new Twitter record last night with more than 9,400 tweets per second mentioning "@TimTebow." Even singer Lady Gaga Tweeted about Tebow saying, "Giants fan but wow. #Tebow Thats what the f--- a champion looks like."
Monday, 11:10 a.m.
Did you know that for every playoff game he wins, Tim Tebow pockets $250,000? That's the report from ESPN.