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Tim Tebow named one of world’s most influential people

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Time magazine is out with its list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and it should come as a surprise to absolutely no one that one NFL player made the cut: Tim Tebow.

On the field, Tebow is merely a backup to the Jets’ starting quarterback, Mark Sanchez. But Tebow’s off-field influence has been incredible, and it’s easy to see why Time chose him. No other person associated with the NFL has the kind of intense fan base, especially among evangelical Christians, that Tebow has.

Jeremy Lin, the New York Knick who is also on the Time list, wrote about Tebow for the magazine.

He is unashamed of his convictions and faith, and he lives a life that consistently reflects his values, day in and day out,” Lin wrote. “Through his foundation, he constantly reaches out to people and communities in need of hope. He realizes what he has been blessed with and seeks to help those who are worse off. As athletes, we pour our hearts into winning games. Tim is a reminder that life is about much more than that.”

Other than Tebow and Lin, the athletes on the Time list all come from outside the United States: Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, South African double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius and Taiwanese professional golfer Yani Tseng.

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  1. Herb Deluxe says: Apr 18, 2012 10:21 AM

    I never thought I’d see a Christian player in the NFL. Thanks for blazing a trail, Tim Tebow.

  2. vegaskid21 says: Apr 18, 2012 10:22 AM

    Yet he is hated by so many… Sad

  3. st0n3r78 says: Apr 18, 2012 10:24 AM

    Lets get off the Tebow wagon. He is a 3rd string quarterback at best on a team who knows quality / ability. He is nothing but a bible thumping nut job who cannot see reality. I think all those folks should hold hands and leap from the GoldenGate Bridge in a ceremony worshipping their fictional “god” to show their desire to be with him.

  4. AlanSaysYo says: Apr 18, 2012 10:24 AM

    Meanwhile, Mark Sanchez was named one of the most influential people at the mall among teenage girls.

  5. thetruth845 says: Apr 18, 2012 10:25 AM

    Influential? Maybe. He definitely has a LARGE following. After hearing about all the death threats Elway was getting when Orton was starting I find it hard to believe he’s very influential. If he was, his following wouldn’t be a bunch of crazies.

  6. plbertol says: Apr 18, 2012 10:26 AM

    I normally just read all comments as part of my daily entertainment, but after throwing up in my mouth just a little I have to comment. Tim Tebow is ONLY a football player and not a very good one at that! If people need something other than themselves to worship, then what else needs to be said about society?

  7. 11wheatd says: Apr 18, 2012 10:29 AM

    Good for him

  8. godofwine330 says: Apr 18, 2012 10:29 AM

    I know I am not the only person who is sick and tired of hearing about Tebow. With stats like he has he should have played in the 50’s when they didn’t care if you couldn’t come close to 60% completions.

  9. captainwisdom8888 says: Apr 18, 2012 10:30 AM

    There is truly only 1 Tebow, but anybody who the media covers to such an extent can have an influence on ppl

  10. londonfletcher says: Apr 18, 2012 10:30 AM

    Do you hear that sound? That’s the sound of all the PFT Tebow haters lighting up their keyboards all at the same time.

    I’m not a Jets nor a Broncos fan, but I love this kid, and it sucks how much people hate him for no reason.

  11. whatnojets says: Apr 18, 2012 10:31 AM

    Ticket prices for the New York Jets home games just went up by 30%!

    The Pope just bought two tickets to the home opener!

  12. buckhuckster says: Apr 18, 2012 10:31 AM

    Antonio Cromartie: “I admire Tebow’s position when it comes to abstinence.”

  13. Chris Carter says: Apr 18, 2012 10:34 AM

    Tim in 2011 – Unlikely star due to a good defense backing him up

    Tim in 2012 – Backup QB, quasi-star due to a wildcard team carrying him

    Tim in 2013 – Tim Who-bow?

  14. sarkodrama says: Apr 18, 2012 10:34 AM

    It’s most sad for the haters!

  15. elroyjetsson says: Apr 18, 2012 10:34 AM

    and “AMPATS” made the worlds least influential people list

  16. bobbyhoying says: Apr 18, 2012 10:34 AM

    He is hated by the lost and Georgia fans.

  17. bduncanscott says: Apr 18, 2012 10:34 AM

    Oh my F’n God! I’m sure Tebow is accompanied on that list by other greats such as the cast of Jersey Shore, Casey Anthony, and Kim Kardashian… I’ve never seen someone (Tebow) get soo much UNDESERVED media attention! That’s why people hate him, he was created and fueled by the MEDIA. He’s a QB who can’t throw the ball, he brings down the performance of the Wr’s and running backs because all he can figure to do is run the ball, so he actually makes the other people on his teams worse… Now look Griffin 3 and Luck will get and are getting a ton of media attention but in their cases they DESERVE it. Tebow will never be to quality of qb those two are. But or world these day so SUPERFICIAL and fake and completely run and fabricated by the media.. So in that respect Tebow is the #1 media creation no substance all fabrication. But i’m sure Tebow will be glad to know that his beloved bible is correct, cause in the bible when we are nearing the “end of times” in the world what is “good’ will be considered “bad” and what is “bad” will be considered “good”

  18. nflfollower says: Apr 18, 2012 10:35 AM

    Boom! Good for tebow. How many influential people have such a positive influence? But since he’s not an elite qb let’s all hate on him for showing up to work and trying RO better himself daily

  19. biggerballz says: Apr 18, 2012 10:36 AM

    Line up he’s the messiah from the torah

  20. cobrala2 says: Apr 18, 2012 10:36 AM

    I don’t hate Tim Tebow.
    Top 100 most-influential? That’s more of a farce than his skill at QB, though. Time is failing hard if it’s trying to be “relevant”. Makes me hate Time magazine, now, though.

  21. jimr10 says: Apr 18, 2012 10:36 AM

    I wondered what the first comment would be..I really do not understand the pure hatred for this guy… but vegaskid21 … you did not disappoint with such a negative comment….

  22. mgavin78 says: Apr 18, 2012 10:36 AM

    I can’t wait until this guy retires or gets cut. He is a second string QB, why are ppl so concerned about Tebow??

  23. whatswiththehate says: Apr 18, 2012 10:38 AM

    Seriously, who has Tim influences? Are there young men with bad mechanics believing that they can be an NFL player because of Tim? Did he save any souls?

    I believe the Times meant the most HYPED person.

  24. boswivel says: Apr 18, 2012 10:38 AM

    Kristen Wiig also made the list, so nobody panic.

  25. amanitoomerisgod says: Apr 18, 2012 10:40 AM

    Before anyone makes too many comments, a little perspective…

    It’s a puff-piece magazine that needs to sell issues to make a profit.

    One could easily make hundred of these lists with different people on each of them, every year.

    Don’t let an arm of a giant conglomerate tell you who matters and who doesn’t. Think and decide for yourselves.

    ESPN is not real life.

    Buy some sunglasses and step outside.

  26. bigwigbob says: Apr 18, 2012 10:46 AM

    I wish I could be horrible at my job, yet still have people heaping praise upon me.

  27. steelersaresuperiorineveryway6welookdownandlaugh says: Apr 18, 2012 10:46 AM

    The league is determined to stunt the Steelers’ greatness from reaching an even larger margin. While we understand this tactic, we have come to resent it. We have done well to overcome this adversity winning two SBs under this regime of manipulation. The threat the Steelers impose on the league grows annually, however.

    Nothing can keep the Steelers down. We prepare for wars while at peace, topple nations, and exterminate the populace. We’ve laid the groundwork for this game. We’ve taught lesser mortals what’s right and wrong. We will never tolerate authority over this game that is greater than our own. Rising from the sabotage attempts from the league, the Steeler Nation has decided that we will not ignore it any longer.

    After defeating the league (and the sabotage attempts in place) this one last time to earn Lombardi number seven we will cross our glory to its proper ascended path, the Steeler Football League. This league will arrive with just the Steelers in all its glory. The league will have eight teams to start. The current Steelers will be drafted to these teams equally. Players from the tainted NFL, once deemed pure and worthy, will be allowed to sign with teams via supplemental draft in order to fill roster spots. Coaches and personnel will follow the same procedures.

    There will be an overhaul of the rules that the tainted NFL uses. The idea is to bring back REAL football. Rules that make the run game relevant again. Rules that don’t overprotect the QB. Recent subtle rules will be eliminated as well. Refs will be required to have at least played football on the collegiate level.

    We provide this to the peasants because we are extremely gracious. We will be announcing our new sacrifice shrine sometime mid-august this year. We appreciate your patience. We respect that many fans want the Steelers gone because of our overwhelming dominance. We thank you for your feedback and we see your position. This is clearly the best propostion for all parties. You may all go back to river of tears, while we sail the 7 seas. Whoa.

  28. dachozen1 says: Apr 18, 2012 10:47 AM

    They will continue to stuff this guy down our throats. I am neutral when it comes to him. I dont know him enough to like or dislike him. He appears to be a good dude from everything I’ve seen. I only judge his football play. He definitely has a long way to go to be an average QB. This is why I dont understand the whole Tebowmania thing. This is America so if he’s able to be marketable without being that good at his profession, good for him. Many people have done it before him.

  29. august589 says: Apr 18, 2012 10:49 AM

    Herb Deluxe says: Apr 18, 2012 10:21 AM

    I never thought I’d see a Christian player in the NFL. Thanks for blazing a trail, Tim Tebow.

    —————————————————-

    @Herb Deluxe: You must be young as there have been MANY Christian NFL players over the years. Roger Staubach, Reggie White, & Brian Dawkins are just a few examples. Tim Tebow is not the first nor will he be the last Christian player in the NFL.

  30. rc33 says: Apr 18, 2012 10:51 AM

    The fact that Tebow is SO hated by many speaks a helluva lot more about them (and our times) than it does anything else.

  31. moagecu says: Apr 18, 2012 10:52 AM

    all because he influenced a large amount of dumb religious people to pretend to understand football just to argue on his behalf?

  32. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Apr 18, 2012 10:53 AM

    plbertol says:Apr 18, 2012 10:26 AM

    I normally just read all comments as part of my daily entertainment, but after throwing up in my mouth just a little I have to comment. Tim Tebow is ONLY a football player and not a very good one at that! If people need something other than themselves to worship, then what else needs to be said about society?
    ___________

    The fact that so many people worship themselves is what is wrong with society. Most people who like Tebow do not worship him or themselves.

  33. vilelabyrinth says: Apr 18, 2012 10:54 AM

    He is an awful qb..go to Texas and open one of those bogus megachurches so you can have all the tax free monies from the sheep!

  34. moagecu says: Apr 18, 2012 10:55 AM

    What i find ridiculous is all the fans of tebow think people hate him for trying hard.

    Peoople are tired of tebow because he DOES NOT deserve any of the media attention he receives.

    I’m happy he tries hard to be a good football player. The truth is that he sucks as a quarterback and any other person to play at his skill level would be unknown in the NFL.

  35. whatnojets says: Apr 18, 2012 10:55 AM

    One thing is for sure….Tebow is NO Nate Webster!

  36. clintonportisheadd says: Apr 18, 2012 10:56 AM

    Another reason TIME magazine is almost out of business. Face it, the last time YOU read TIME was because your doctor made you wait 45 minutes extra for that 2PM appointment.

  37. jenniferxxx says: Apr 18, 2012 10:56 AM

    The Time list always makes me sad … because the “influential people” are often just pop culture creations … like Tebow … who contribute nothing important to society.

    What is he “influencing”? What wisdom or knowledge is he imparting? How is his impact on the world more than say a heart surgeon … or a trooper in Afghanistan … or a social worker?

    Sad …

  38. cserisey says: Apr 18, 2012 11:01 AM

    This is amazing. A 10;30 post and look at all the responses. Do any of you losers have a job? I work nights, so I have an excuse. You really ARE all in your mom’s basement, aren’t you?

  39. choknugget says: Apr 18, 2012 11:04 AM

    plbertol says:
    Apr 18, 2012 10:26 AM

    “If people need something other than themselves to worship, then what else needs to be said about society?”

    -Well that pretty much sadly sums up where things have gone today…

  40. whatnojets says: Apr 18, 2012 11:07 AM

    cserisey says:
    Apr 18, 2012 11:01 AM
    This is amazing. A 10;30 post and look at all the responses. Do any of you losers have a job? I work nights, so I have an excuse. You really ARE all in your mom’s basement, aren’t you?

    ————————————————-

    You must be a die hard Fins fan! I feel sorry for you!

  41. vilelabyrinth says: Apr 18, 2012 11:08 AM

    @cserisey, I don’t have a job..I’m on permanent disability..have a brain tumor and frequent.seizures..guess that makes me a loser..

  42. jglion says: Apr 18, 2012 11:09 AM

    could there be a more graphic illustration of the country’s, and maybe even western civilization’s, decline than THIS?

  43. eaglesw00t says: Apr 18, 2012 11:11 AM

    And this is why our world is in such trouble.

    People like Tim Tebow influence the weak minded.

  44. pjm2011 says: Apr 18, 2012 11:15 AM

    Influential in America sure. In the world…no. I don’t think most people outside of North America have really heard of him at all. I’m also not sure they’d see the point of they did. There are a lot of prominent Christians in sport everywhere, especiall south america and Africa.

  45. pkrlvr says: Apr 18, 2012 11:16 AM

    I can’t stand that fact that christians immediately throw themselves behind any public figure who extols the virtues of believing in the cloud god. If Tebow did all of the stuff he does, but wasn’t a christian, no one would give a crap. No one wants to here about how philanthropic the atheist dude is, but christians line up behind any torch bearer they can find as if that somehow validates themselves and their beliefs. I’m so sick of hearing how Tebow is a “good guy” because of his beliefs. Since when does what you believe happens after death dictate whether or not you’re a good person. If you really think about it, Tebow is merely dedicating his life to insuring that he gets into heaven, which is far more selfish than it appears.

  46. fcrraptor720 says: Apr 18, 2012 11:17 AM

    He’s still in the nfl though right

  47. rexismybff says: Apr 18, 2012 11:18 AM

    bduncanscott says:
    Apr 18, 2012 10:34 AM
    Oh my F’n God! I’m sure Tebow is accompanied on that list by other greats such as the cast of Jersey Shore, Casey Anthony, and Kim Kardashian… I’ve never seen someone (Tebow) get soo much UNDESERVED media attention! That’s why people hate him, he was created and fueled by the MEDIA.

    ====================

    Lot of caffeine this morning?

    You do know the “media” is just a large, mindless entertainment industry, don’t you?

  48. dcbuff says: Apr 18, 2012 11:20 AM

    we are living in a simple minded world

  49. nathanbetz91 says: Apr 18, 2012 11:20 AM

    Ridiculous. I don’t see how he is an influential person, I mean let’s look at the facts. He is an obnoxious Christian who uses every and I mean EVERY possibility to mention good. And he sucks at football! Seriously hes god awful, no pun intended. And when you follow someone in the media as long as they have been stalking Tim tebow, of course they’ll name him an influential person. By that logic Kim Jong il should be on that list.

  50. moagecu says: Apr 18, 2012 11:20 AM

    august589 says:
    Apr 18, 2012 10:49 AM

    Pretty sure he was being sarcastic…. But congrats on being the one that doesnt get it.

  51. geo1113 says: Apr 18, 2012 11:25 AM

    jenniferxxx says:
    Apr 18, 2012 10:56 AM
    The Time list always makes me sad … because the “influential people” are often just pop culture creations … like Tebow … who contribute nothing important to society.

    What is he “influencing”? What wisdom or knowledge is he imparting? How is his impact on the world more than say a heart surgeon … or a trooper in Afghanistan … or a social worker?

    Sad …

    ——————

    What’s sad is people like you who only see a football player. Why don’t you ask orphans in Phillipines who have food, clothing and shelter because of the work of Tebow and his family if he has influenced them. Why don’t you ask the poor, diabled kids who are helped by his works if he has influenced them. Why dont you ask the kids with life-threating illnesses who have wishes come true because of his works if they are influenced by Tebow.

    When you have contributed as much to society as Tebow, give me a call!

  52. ninerdynasty says: Apr 18, 2012 11:25 AM

    He is influential if you are a christian nut job or from florida. I could care less what they moron thinks.. anyone that think that “god” created everything and watches every single person’s move has no influence on me.

  53. tombrookshire says: Apr 18, 2012 11:27 AM

    We are a shallow, in the moment, celebrity-worshipping culture. I like Tebow, but, c’mon man!

  54. rajbais says: Apr 18, 2012 11:28 AM

    If you so influential how come he can’t influence the Minnesota politicians to have a new stadium for the Vikings???

    With all this Tebow crap no one (mainly ESPN) is realizing that Minnesota could lose its team!!!!

  55. granadafan says: Apr 18, 2012 11:30 AM

    The way the religious fanatics worship Tebow, you’d think that he was the first and only Christian in the history of the NFL. It’s absolutely absurd. Tebow is forcing his views on everyone and it’s getting sickening. I am a Christian myself, but I only want to be preached to on Sundays and my private time at home with my family. Hearing about it in every interview just turns me and many other MODERATE Christians off. We’re sick of the evangelical Christian fanatics forcing their views and laws on everyone. The founding fathers of this country would be rolling over in their graves if they could see how theocratic Christian this country has become thanks to the religious extremists like Tebow and other lawmakers.

  56. fast16racer says: Apr 18, 2012 11:30 AM

    Tebow does nothing for society? Seriously?

    True Story:
    There is a little girl here in Colorado Springs with Leukemia. The medical costs have devastated her family. Some friends organized a fundraiser. One of them took a shot and called Tebow’s foundation and explained what they were doing and asked if Tebow could help. The answer was “Tim absolutely would want to help. He loves doing that sort of thing. Select a couple of different dates and he will make one work and he will be there.”

    No PR, no media, no long drawn out deal. Just “I’ll be there”. He takes his personal time to help another person in need, both for inspiration and financially. How is that not a benefit to society? How many other multi-millionaire, prima donna athletes do you think does this kind of thing on a regular basis? Not too many would be my guess.

    Tebow is an asset to our society, like him or not, like his football skills or not.

  57. Rex Grossman says: Apr 18, 2012 11:31 AM

    Um, I’m pretty sure nobody really cares about religion anymore.

    Jesus H. Christ could be playing QB for the Bengals right now and nobody would care. Zero influence, only media entertainment.

    Praise Tebow.

  58. purplehayseuss says: Apr 18, 2012 11:35 AM

    cserisey says: Apr 18, 2012 11:01 AM

    This is amazing. A 10;30 post and look at all the responses. Do any of you losers have a job? I work nights, so I have an excuse. You really ARE all in your mom’s basement, aren’t you?

    ***

    No, I’m in my Uncle’s garage. Been here since ’77. That was a pretty good year, I’ll tell ya. He put in a trough for me that fall. The neighbor kids peed in it until I caught one of ‘em and…

    I own a business and I’ve been up for 3 hours already. You’re hopping on pretty thin ice calling jobless people losers, buddy. But that’s a jersey of a different color.

    Tebow is where he is because he is a pro athlete, period. If he were a plumber or truck driver or business executive, in no way is Tebow on anyone’s list of influence. I’m certain that he would be the same person in those or any career, but the media has built him into the star that he is. He is not a star player, he is a star attraction and folk/cult hero.

    He influences MEDIA which makes hay in the same way that Favre influenced media. Remember Favre? The media does only as much as they need him to fill gaps in the Tebow cash flow. The similarities continue. Favre was the hero as often as he was the goat, digging the holes that he then heroically dug out of. Tebow is exactly the same but far below the skill level of Favre. Favre was followed every day because of what he might say, Tebow the same. Favre influenced the purchase of millions of jerseys, Tebow the same. Any combo jerseys half-Jets, half-Broncos out there? I’d bet so. There’s the Jets. There’s a clear love of the game.

    Favre is going to the Hall of Fame……

  59. lv00799 says: Apr 18, 2012 11:38 AM

    The same people that love Tim Tebow Love Rick Santorum! 100 % proof that they are complete idiots.

  60. wolfiewolfgang says: Apr 18, 2012 11:40 AM

    He’s a grown man that still has an invisible friend. “Unashamed of his convictions and faith” isn’t a positive attribute. Embarrassed about his gullibility would at least show signs of self-awareness or be more appropriate.
    Sincerely,
    All the other guys not having sex with girls in West Hollywood getting mani-petties (not that there’s anything wrong with that)

  61. mullman7675 says: Apr 18, 2012 11:41 AM

    I never thought I’d see a Christian player in the NFL. Thanks for blazing a trail, Tim Tebow.
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    I’m certain that Tebow is among the many thousands of NFL players that are Christian. Blazing a trail? Laughable. Get a grip people.

  62. mvmss says: Apr 18, 2012 11:41 AM

    Tebow is one of the 100 most influential ppl in the world, eh???

    I’m guess Time magazine doesn´t know many ppl around the world…

    Seriously??? Tebow???

    One can argue he is influential in the backyard of the US, but for the rest of the WORLD, for crying out loud, who is Tim Tebow???

  63. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Apr 18, 2012 11:44 AM

    ninerdynasty says:Apr 18, 2012 11:25 AM

    He is influential if you are a christian nut job or from florida. I could care less what they moron thinks.. anyone that think that “god” created everything and watches every single person’s move has no influence on me.
    __________

    And anyone who thinks you can shine sunlight on a rock for a billion years and get life out of it doesn’t have much influence on me.

  64. purplehayseuss says: Apr 18, 2012 11:46 AM

    geo1113:
    When you have contributed as much to society as Tebow, give me a call!

    ***

    Shall we ask Bobby Nelson to create a list of players whose foundations have helped children in need? Bobby Nelson is very good at long lists. This would be one of them. How about players’ foundations that have bought or built homes for single moms? Cleared, cleaned and built parks for kids in crime-infested communities? Visited people in cancer and burn units? Traveled to visit our troops in COMBAT? Hell, Coaches have done that. Jared Allen’s foundation builds homes for wounded warriors every year.

    Is this NOT influence for the good of society? I do not have the resources to do those things. I do, however, sing to wheelchair-bound elderly in care facilities many times each year in my Barbershop quartet and chorus.

    They think I’m pretty cool. Ever see the face of a person that goes through their days depressed or sick or forgotten that just received a love song?

    What’s your phone number?

  65. jetfanfolife says: Apr 18, 2012 11:51 AM

    Tim Tebow performs selfless acts where as all the haters on here are selfish and self centered.
    The haters should be ignored. Perhaps if the haters performed some good acts then…

  66. rdrs68 says: Apr 18, 2012 11:52 AM

    I guess doing PSAs for the hate group Focus on the Family pays off. Being a useful tool for this anti women and anti gay group may influence some but he shouldn’t be treated as some kind of hero.

  67. matthewcarlson1 says: Apr 18, 2012 11:55 AM

    st0n3r78 says:
    Apr 18, 2012 10:24 AM
    Lets get off the Tebow wagon. He is a 3rd string quarterback at best on a team who knows quality / ability. He is nothing but a bible thumping nut job who cannot see reality. I think all those folks should hold hands and leap from the GoldenGate Bridge in a ceremony worshipping their fictional “god” to show their desire to be with him.
    ————–
    You are a pathetic individual.. I will pray for you

  68. mvmss says: Apr 18, 2012 11:56 AM

    geo1113 says:
    Apr 18, 2012 11:25 AM
    jenniferxxx says:
    Apr 18, 2012 10:56 AM
    The Time list always makes me sad … because the “influential people” are often just pop culture creations … like Tebow … who contribute nothing important to society.

    What is he “influencing”? What wisdom or knowledge is he imparting? How is his impact on the world more than say a heart surgeon … or a trooper in Afghanistan … or a social worker?

    Sad …

    ——————

    What’s sad is people like you who only see a football player. Why don’t you ask orphans in Phillipines who have food, clothing and shelter because of the work of Tebow and his family if he has influenced them. Why don’t you ask the poor, diabled kids who are helped by his works if he has influenced them. Why dont you ask the kids with life-threating illnesses who have wishes come true because of his works if they are influenced by Tebow.

    When you have contributed as much to society as Tebow, give me a call!

    ————————————

    Srsly, if that´s the reason, Madieu Williams should be on that list even more.

    Tebow goes to the Phillipines, that’s great, but so do a lot of other people, athletes or not, helping in Asia, South America, Africa… or the US, for that matter.

    That´s bonkers!

    Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary General (check out what he’s doing today), heck, even Ban Ki Moon (the current one) are WAY more deserving than Tebow.

    Time’s list is a shame, it’s a joke of sorts. I’m not sure if it reflects the arrogance or the ignorance of the American media… in the sense of ignoring the rest of the world and center-staging a bunch of ppl who mean squat out of their backyard…

  69. alaricsrevenge says: Apr 18, 2012 11:57 AM

    londonfletcher says:

    Do you hear that sound? That’s the sound of all the PFT Tebow haters lighting up their keyboards all at the same time.

    I’m not a Jets nor a Broncos fan, but I love this kid, and it sucks how much people hate him for no reason.

    ———————————————–

    I honestly don’t think people hate Tim as much as they hate what the media has made him out to be. I’m sure there’s peoples of many faiths that are just as adamant about their respecitve Gods, Tim is just in a much bigger and brighter spotlight by being an athlete. He’s marketable and not just to religion, but to anyone..anywhere. I’m sure Tim is a nice kid but he’s not just the only one, every facet of the media circus is making him out to be that way.

  70. bigwigbob says: Apr 18, 2012 11:58 AM

    Tim Tebow does not perform selfless acts. His acts are well thought out and fake………..he is as fake as a 4 dollar bill. Thus why he waits for the camera to be on him before he prays.

  71. purplehayseuss says: Apr 18, 2012 11:58 AM

    jetfanfolife says: Apr 18, 2012 11:51 AM

    Tim Tebow performs selfless acts where as all the haters on here are selfish and self centered.
    The haters should be ignored. Perhaps if the haters performed some good acts then…

    ***

    Look directly above your name for examples, even from myself.

    Now shut up.

  72. drexelvol says: Apr 18, 2012 12:03 PM

    Jim Jones was influential and had a big following too.

  73. alaricsrevenge says: Apr 18, 2012 12:05 PM

    Idolitors…all of you. If Time did a Worlds 1 Billion most influential people Tebow wouldn’t be on my list. They should call it what it is. Time Magizines Worlds Top 100 Media Influenced Hype Machine Beneficiaries.

  74. broncfanor says: Apr 18, 2012 12:17 PM

    Jim Jones was pretty influential as well.

  75. oxfordthecat says: Apr 18, 2012 12:27 PM

    Time’s list is pretty much the 100 most influential people based on the number of times they were mentioned on the front page of tabloids.

    Outside of the US, Tebow is insignificant (and he’s even insignificant IN the US, but that’s another matter)….

    Even in Canada, you’d be hard pressed to find 1 in 500 people who have even heard of Tim Tebow.

  76. beeronthefridge says: Apr 18, 2012 12:31 PM

    Regardless of tebow’s ability don’t you wish every player and coach was like him?

    We wouldn’t have the saints, sapp, etc. scandals!

    And the world would be a better place!

  77. rushmatic says: Apr 18, 2012 12:47 PM

    vegaskid21 says:

    Yet he is hated by so many… Sad

    ________________

    It’s too bad he can’t remind us about life outside football without a prayer or shout-out to Jesus. That’s what’s sad.

    Other than that, I can appreciate what he is.

  78. ampats says: Apr 18, 2012 12:47 PM

    elroyjetsson says,

    and “AMPATS” made the world’s least influential people list.

    I’m glad to know that at least I am influential in your life since you dedicated the post to me. Looking forward to seeing Tebow and the jets at Giants Stadium Thanksgiving Day Night since he’ll be the starter by then.

  79. shotgungrampa says: Apr 18, 2012 12:56 PM

    @jenniferxxx
    His whole life is devoted to community and other people.You have your mind on temporal stuff. And good deed will pass away.. Tebows mind is on the eternal and his work will have eternal value. Follow a persons money trail and you will see where that person’s heart is at. Tebows puts his money where his heart is at.. Others.

  80. philtration says: Apr 18, 2012 12:57 PM

    If you have to depend on magic and invisible friends to get you through life then you are not very strong.
    Creating a make believe world is just a sad way to avoid the real one.

    People that are deeply religious are the easiest to manipulate and control so being a Tim Tebow “follower” is nothing to brag about.
    Just what are you following in the first place?
    What does he actually do other than suck at football?

  81. RexCanCoach says: Apr 18, 2012 1:21 PM

    @ steelers

    your post is too long. nobody will read it. I didn’t read it.

    12-4 last year and no glory
    6-10 this year

    enjoy

  82. 420fan says: Apr 18, 2012 1:21 PM

    I do believe Jonah and his whale were on that list too…….christians are so gullible!

  83. hikohadon says: Apr 18, 2012 1:23 PM

    We’ll see how many of his followers fall off the wagon when he finally comes out of the closet.

  84. daboltfan says: Apr 18, 2012 1:25 PM

    Who cares about the time magazine, The are the epitomy of censorship. Last year or two years ago, Julian Assange was voted as the most influential person, and the gave it….Obama maybe. This is an internet poll from a site that has more hits the PFT. So wow Tebow is most influential….hes the only one with the religious backing to have that many sheep vote his way. Mediocre Quarterback, Good Football Player, and will be a starting quarterback by week 6. Sanchez sucks.

  85. hawkforlife says: Apr 18, 2012 1:30 PM

    For all of you that use the term Hater, just because we don’t agree with Tebow’s views, Tebow’s constant religious references, Tebow’s public religious displays and Tebow’s brand of football it doesn’t mean we hate him. Well maybe.

  86. patsaintsbroncoscheat says: Apr 18, 2012 1:46 PM

    vegaskid21 says: Apr 18, 2012 10:22 AM

    Yet he is hated by so many… Sad
    ______________
    Hate is exactly what makes him so influential. People like myself wouldn’t piss in his mouth if his teeth were on fire. Yet we have to see what idiotic thing he says next.

  87. devikesfan says: Apr 18, 2012 1:47 PM

    All the people complaining about Tebow and his religion are, ironically, helping him to become a household name.
    You’re all grown adults- ignore him if he bothers you that much.

  88. deathmonkey41 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:48 PM

    Think about how more influential he’ll be when he finally comes out of the closet.

  89. thebillsmakemewannashart says: Apr 18, 2012 1:48 PM

    He must be pretty influential, because he can’t even fart without you guys writing a story about it.

  90. jenniferxxx says: Apr 18, 2012 2:01 PM

    “What’s sad is people like you who only see a football player. Why don’t you ask orphans in Phillipines who have food, clothing and shelter because of the work of Tebow and his family if he has influenced them. Why don’t you ask the poor, diabled kids who are helped by his works if he has influenced them. Why dont you ask the kids with life-threating illnesses who have wishes come true because of his works if they are influenced by Tebow.

    When you have contributed as much to society as Tebow, give me a call!”

    You’re a moron blinded by religious mythology.

  91. yankees2009 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:23 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says: Apr 18, 2012 11:44 AM

    And anyone who thinks you can shine sunlight on a rock for a billion years and get life out of it doesn’t have much influence on me.

    ————
    Right… but there’s an invisible old man in the sky that created all of this in 6 days, makes perfect sense.
    You have absolutely no idea about the theory of evolution yet bash it with a completely untrue statement. Makes you look like a real genius. Educate yourself.

  92. geo1113 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:27 PM

    @purplehayseuss and mvmss,

    My comments were directed at jennifer for suggesting that Tebow had contributed nothing to society. It wasn’t intended to take anything away from anyone else. I would think you guys would be happy that Tebow does these things and applaud his effort rather than to try and diminish them.

  93. mikeinfected says: Apr 18, 2012 2:30 PM

    And anyone who thinks you can shine sunlight on a rock for a billion years and get life out of it doesn’t have much influence on me.

    whhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaa ? I don’t think anyone has ever said that. W-o-w.

    PS 13.75 billion.

  94. jetfanfolife says: Apr 18, 2012 2:32 PM

    Anyone in this day and age who believes a supreme being created the earth in 7 days probably still believes the sun orbits around the earth.

  95. deathmonkey41 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:32 PM

    beeronthefridge says:
    Apr 18, 2012 12:31 PM

    Regardless of tebow’s ability don’t you wish every player and coach was like him?

    We wouldn’t have the saints, sapp, etc. scandals!

    And the world would be a better place!

    If every player played their position like Tim Tebow plays QB, the sport would be unwatchable. I don’t care how nice the guy is- he’s the worst passer I’ve ever seen.

  96. geo1113 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:38 PM

    jenniferxxx says:

    You’re a moron blinded by religious mythology.

    ———————–

    Didn’t give god or religion one thought when I made my post. Kind of stupid to assume you know someone when you don’t. Even more stupid that all your post about how the Eagles fleeced the Cardinals.

  97. marvin216 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:39 PM

    No wonder the Mayans saw the World coming to an end this year. What type of World are we living in when our most influential people are mediocre football players.
    Way to set the bar Low Te-blow!

  98. hedleykow says: Apr 18, 2012 2:53 PM

    I don’t know that steering the world away from birth control accessibility is anything to be all that proud of.

  99. cuda1234 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:56 PM

    Tim Tebow cheated in high school (Tebow rule), cheated in college (Tebow Rule), undermines his teammates, expected the the other 90 guys on the Broncos to change everything they do to accommodate him, wrote a book – about himself – at the ripe old age of 22, parades around in his (Jockey) underwear and (according to Woody Paige) doesn’t go to church becuase he would distract the people there from God.

    Are they talking about THAT guy or the urban legend of the same name created by the media?

  100. souldogdave says: Apr 18, 2012 3:08 PM

    Cult of personality gone mad. Good lookin’ kid, mediocre player. Much ado about nothing.

  101. beeronthefridge says: Apr 18, 2012 3:10 PM

    deathmonkey41 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:32 PM

    beeronthefridge says:
    Apr 18, 2012 12:31 PM

    Regardless of tebow’s ability don’t you wish every player and coach was like him?

    We wouldn’t have the saints, sapp, etc. scandals!

    And the world would be a better place!

    If every player played their position like Tim Tebow plays QB, the sport would be unwatchable. I don’t care how nice the guy is- he’s the worst passer I’ve ever seen.

    ________________________________________

    You prefer football played like the morally bankrupt cromartie that “danced” in the end zone with the donkey receiver instead of meeting tebow head on!

  102. wtfchiefs says: Apr 18, 2012 3:14 PM

    I wish Tim Tebow would stay in church and out of football so I could see, hear, and read stories pertaining to football on football related websites rather than endless nonsensical Tebow stories

  103. ajg314 says: Apr 18, 2012 3:22 PM

    MDZ, thanks for writing that post on Tebow without the usual “dig” that Florio incorporates into all of his writing. I’m not a Tebow supporter, and I really do tire of seeing all of these articles about him, but I don’t hate the kid as Florio obviously does. What there is so much hate directed towards him just baffles me.

  104. wvphil7 says: Apr 18, 2012 3:23 PM

    Time is just trying to sell mags to the mindless rabble who scream for this third rate scrub. The jets now have the tow lowest QB ratings at QB, Sancheze because he throws pics and Tebow because he can’t throw, read defense’s, or lead the team. Stories are all put how he was confused in the huddle with veterans yelling at him all the time. He is a scrub who does not see serve these words of reality…..influential ??? Hahahahahahahaha

  105. LoCoSu@%s says: Apr 18, 2012 3:24 PM

    It is actually scary when you think about it.
    Never known cults doing good for anyone.
    Again, I am curious, not hating on Tebow – in what way has he actually influenced people? I understand he is a good guy and people like him, but influencing someone is to make them realize something they did not know before and helping them change.
    Did Tebow actually do this? Or people just pull for him because of his religion?

  106. stonedwhitetrash says: Apr 18, 2012 3:30 PM

    Yes Tim Tebow has influenced me greatly for I never actually hated any NFL player until Tebow came along. Sure I disliked Mike Vick and a few others But that bible thumping charlatan brings out pure hatred in an otherwise laid back man

  107. mvmss says: Apr 18, 2012 3:43 PM

    geo1113 says:
    Apr 18, 2012 2:27 PM
    @purplehayseuss and mvmss,

    My comments were directed at jennifer for suggesting that Tebow had contributed nothing to society. It wasn’t intended to take anything away from anyone else. I would think you guys would be happy that Tebow does these things and applaud his effort rather than to try and diminish them.

    —————————–

    Srsly, I don’t mind Tebow at all, couldn’t care less about his religious thing too. He’s in his own right to do and say whatever he wants, as long as it’s within legal limits.

    Time basically says he shows his religious side without shame and does charity. So that’s the magic formula: religious public praise + charity = top 100 influential ppl in the world??? OH, COME ON!!!!

    In fact, if anybody here follows football with feet, religious praise is as old as the the Great Flood in that field… and so is charity practiced by soccer players, due to their usually modest origins.

    I’d say Ronaldo is WAY more influential than Tebow, by a light-year!!! Since retiring, he became a political machine, chief of the World Cup Committee, he was UNDP Ambassador

    Tebow’s charity is great for those who received it, don’t get me wrong!!! Great example for kids and athletes as well!!!

    Now that being said, how can you possibly have TEBOW as a person more INFLUENTIAL TO THE WORLD than Vladimir Putin (r u kidding me???)??? Or Berlusconi?? Or Chaves??? Or Castro?? Or Ahmadinejad??? Or Hu Jintao??? Or the Saudi King, for that matter???

    That is INSANE!!!! Any of those guys are puppeteers of the world’s strings, whose actions splash all over by moving one finger (ok, not all of them, but u get the idea)!!!

    Tebow may be a good boy, but, all in all, he’s a nobody to the world. An athlete praising God in public and practicing charity is as cliché as it gets… …but more athletes (and us) should do it too!!! At least the charity! ;)

  108. shadeforourbattle says: Apr 18, 2012 3:48 PM

    @Chris Carter
    Tim in 2011 – Unlikely star due to a good defense backing him up

    Signs that you are an unintelligent football fan, when you state that the 20th ranked defense that was in the top ten for giving up points is a good defense. If you are amongst the group that bash Tebow for his stats, then you have to bash the Denver Defense for their horrible stats. Or is having a “D” average defense your definition of good?

  109. geo1113 says: Apr 18, 2012 4:26 PM

    @mvmss,

    I guess you really need to take up your complaint with Hans Robling, because he is the guy who made up the list.

  110. dadofthedecade says: Apr 18, 2012 4:28 PM

    He was so influential he even influenced John Elway to keep him as the starting….oh. Wait.

    No, no he didn’t.

  111. shadeforourbattle says: Apr 18, 2012 4:45 PM

    People I hate: anybody who would bring harm on to me and my family, serial killers, murderers of innocent people, pedophiles, evil dictators like Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc. Seems like a lot of you need to reflect on why you feel the way that you do in regards to Tebow as many of you have stated that you HATE him. As a father, I know what true love is, and any father on this website knows what I am talking about. The first time you hold your child in your arms is magical and you feel that sense of unconditional love. The kind of love where you know without hesitation that you would give your life for your child. Do you mean to tell me that you people on this site have the exact opposite feeling as that love that I just described for Tim Tebow? Why? Has he threatened you or your family with death or any of the above mentioned acts that hating a person for is socially acceptable to do? You need to reflect and figure out what is your problem. Hatred is something that infects you and affects every aspect of your life. It is not a feeling that you should harbor easily because there are consequences to you psychologically and physiologically. Why I respect Tim Tebow has nothing to do with his faith. A boy is dying from terminal brain cancer and Tim Tebow gave that family a special memory that his parents will treasure for the rest of their lives as they will NEVER truly recover from the loss of their son. Trust me, I have witnessed that pain first hand as my friends had to bury their 9 year old who lost a battle with leukemia. It is gut wrenching and heartbreaking to view a 9 year old in a casket that you once held as a baby. I can think of no pain greater than having to bury your children, and those parents and that family that Tim Tebow spent the day with will have to do that. Do any of you know what it is like to take your children to a special place like Disney or their first professional baseball game or football game? It is a magical memory that parents and families cherish. Well, Tim Tebow through his act of humanity gave this family one of those magical moments. Debate his football skills all you want, but when you begin to hate a man that you have NEVER met and he has NEVER done anything to you, then you have major psychological issues and problems that you need to seek counseling about. Maybe instead of spending so much energy on hating, you could volunteer at a children’s oncology unit in a hospital or at a VA Rehab Facility for Wounded Warriors. You don’t have to believe in his faith to understand that Tim Tebow’s actions towards his fellow man are to be respected and possibly repeated by others.

  112. vilelabyrinth says: Apr 18, 2012 4:49 PM

    tebow and his family are known for their cute little group speaking out against the gay community and women’s rights..he can take his beliefs and his imaginery boyfriend (god) back to the south where the sheep will suck up his “message” and throw their money at him.

  113. jetfanfolife says: Apr 18, 2012 5:46 PM

    stonedwhitetrash says:Apr 18, 2012 3:30 PM

    Yes Tim Tebow has influenced me greatly for I never actually hated any NFL player until Tebow came along. Sure I disliked Mike Vick and a few others But that bible thumping charlatan brings out pure hatred in an otherwise laid back man

    ———————————————-

    Now I ain’t religious but to like Mike Vick (for what he did to dogs) over Tim Tebow outside of FB stats tells me you need to get your priorities in order. Maybe you should stop drinking alcohol while your laying back

  114. blackdonnelly says: Apr 18, 2012 5:53 PM

    I can’t say I hate the guy (hate is a pretty strong term) but I think I can speak for a few folks as to why he is so disliked. For one – he represents what is rapidly becoming a Christian minority in this country (in case you haven’t read up or bothered to check – atheism is on the rise) Secondly, he totally eats up the media coverage. What did it for me was at the end of the Pittsburgh game, when he actually had to take a moment to scope the scene to ensure cameras were on him just before he did his ridiculous “Tebowing” – that explains why I don’t care for him anyway. It’s good to see he’s hit the media capitol of the US – let’s see how he does under all those lights and in front of all those soulless reporters.

    You think it was a circus in Denver? Just wait – the broken and out of tune calliope is just warming up in NY/NJ……

  115. purplehayseuss says: Apr 18, 2012 6:01 PM

    geo1113 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:27 PM

    @purplehayseuss and mvmss,

    My comments were directed at jennifer for suggesting that Tebow had contributed nothing to society. It wasn’t intended to take anything away from anyone else. I would think you guys would be happy that Tebow does these things and applaud his effort rather than to try and diminish them.

    ***

    [mvmss - I got this one]
    geo1113, Your post clearly indicated that “haters” were non-contributory and clearly showed that Tebow makes a difference, while anyone that hates Tebow makes no difference or contributions. It is obvious in rereading it.

    You should make yourself clear. Try saying it out loud when you type or at very least READING your posts before hitting ‘submit’. OK? We’re all big boys here. You break it, you bought it. Reap what you sew. Man Up.

    I take away from Tebow only what he is built by media to be. I respect anyone that lives their values every day. Hell, that’s very tough to do. But Tebow is NOT the only one to do it, nor is Tebow to be singled out because of it, in my opinion. I know several old ladies that make Tebow look like a punk that steals little kids’ bikes and kicks dogs. You’ve never heard of them and you never will. But they get up every day and live their beliefs, just like ‘Ol Timmy. Tebow does not own the market on giving, and I’d bet Timmy will agree with that.

  116. robyesno says: Apr 18, 2012 6:15 PM

    Tim Tebow is influential because of the God and the Jesus he visibly stands for and serves. Yes, there are other Christians in the NFL and other sports, and every walk of life; but Tim hasn’t compartmentalized the message to lesser ingredient of his life. He obeys scripture and seeks first the Kingdom of God instead of people’s approval, comfort or good opinion. What does Jesus say in essence – you’re either for me or against – there is no middle ground. We Christians want a visible, vocal, sold-out leader for Jesus. This is appropriate to Tim :

    From Matthew 5: 11- 12:

    Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kind of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (NIV)

    This is not just about football from the perspective of his supporters or from his detractors.

  117. blueglaze says: Apr 18, 2012 6:20 PM

    You can see how many people on this thread haven’t a clue of his story and charity and presence in third world countries…. He would make the list whether he won games or not. It’s all about how when most college kids/nfl players are arguing over money… Going bankrupt for not paying child support or being busted for drug rings… Or being bashed in the eye from a bottle during a drunken bar fight…he is in the phillipines changing people’s lives and when home in the states he is focused on the true sport of football, as well as, making less fortunate children’s lives much more desirable… You people are just sick, do your research tards…

  118. theonlylivingbillindundee says: Apr 18, 2012 6:24 PM

    you go to any other country than the US and ask people who are into sports if they’ve heard of tebow and you’d be lucky if 5% had.

  119. blueglaze says: Apr 18, 2012 6:35 PM

    @only living… Why don’t you do that…. I bet you are wrong… Let’s be real… Most countries follow the USA’s fads….. They will know… And if they do know… It’s not because they don’t like him…

  120. shadeforourbattle says: Apr 18, 2012 6:42 PM

    @vilelabyrinth
    Those of us in the south love it here. Seems like you people up north are the sheep and need to be lead around by the Big Mommy Shepherd Government and told what you can and can’t do. You northerners always need someone to hold your hand and tell you how much money you can keep from your paycheck, what business you can open, who you have to hire, who you have to hire to build, etc. People are fleeing that tax heavy and regulation heavy New York/North and Mid West in droves and Big Mommy Shepherd Government can’t keep them in and that is why the west, south and south west gained Congressional seats and the North East and Mid West lost Congressional seats in droves. Sorry, the US population spoke and stated that it stinks living in northern states and mid west states and they fled to the West, South and South West. Scoreboard.

  121. moagecu says: Apr 18, 2012 7:18 PM

    @shadeforourbattle and here comes the crazy southerner of the day. Mind letting me know when the South rises again? I’ve been waiting for it for years now.

  122. moagecu says: Apr 18, 2012 7:24 PM

    @blueglaze you have no idea what you are talking about. NO other countries, besides possible Canada and Mexico, both of which no one care about, have ever followed America’s fads. Other countries could care less about America, especially a white religious guy who is considered mediocre in his profession.

  123. fast16racer says: Apr 18, 2012 7:43 PM

    Haters gonna hate…

  124. shadeforourbattle says: Apr 19, 2012 4:11 AM

    @moagecu
    You seem to be the one that is mentally unstable as you are having delusions that I am saying anything remotely close to the nonsense that you posted. If you can read, which I am seriously doubting from your post, then you will see that I was quoting actually FACTS from the US 2010 Census. The US 2010 Census states that people are leaving the Midwest and North East and droves and fleeing to the West, South West, and South. People are voting with their feet and stating that Northern and Mid West States are not ones that they want to live in. That means that they are saying it stinks there, and thus they are moving. Period. FACTS. If you have a problem with that and thus conjecture pure gobbledegook, well go seek help at a place with padded walls.

  125. shadeforourbattle says: Apr 19, 2012 8:37 AM

    moagecu says:
    Apr 18, 2012 7:24 PM
    “@blueglaze you have no idea what you are talking about. NO other countries, besides possible Canada and Mexico, both of which no one care about, have ever followed America’s fads. Other countries could care less about America…”
    It is official, you are definitely a daft crack pot, mentally deranged individual. See China and India care about Canada and Mexico a WHOLE LOT. See Mexico and Canada have this thing called oil and they send it to the USA to be refined and then the US exports that fuel to developing countries like India and World Superpower China who finances the Global Economies debt. Here is another crazy fad that countries love from us, our charity and our medicine. See, there is this massive continent that has tons of countries in it called AFRICA. Because of President Bush and U2’s Bono, Africa gets HIV/AIDS drugs from the United States for free. That gift from America has caused death’s from AIDS to decline dramatically and President Bush and Bono are viewed as heroes on the continent of Africa. Speaking of our charity, when tragedies such as the tsunami in Thailand or the Haiti earthquake occur, our citizens take out their pocketbooks and donate money to those countries that beg and plead for the USA’s help and our citizens deliver. No other country in the world comes close to providing the monetary relief that our country’s citizens do. The UN’s sure cares about America, as 20% of the UN’s budget comes from America. There is kind of this fad that America started called Nuclear Weapons, and for some strange reason their a many countries around the world today that are making news and altering the global economy because of this. Not to mention that our military is the envy of the world and ANY country would love to get their hands on our advanced weapons systems such as the BMDS, Drone Technology or Stealth Technology. And whenever the world finds themselves in trouble from evil dictators, they come begging America for help and America helps them, spends their own tax money and never charges the countries that they saved. The world STILL owes the USA for saving them from ADOLF HITLER and the evil Nazi’s as well as the Japanese. Without the USA’S involvement, Hitler and Japan would have won WW2. I could go on and on, but I hope that you get the point, but knowing from your post, you are an individual that hates the USA and you will ignore this and attempt to change the debate away from the topic.

  126. blueglaze says: Apr 19, 2012 10:40 AM

    @shade… May I add that I know you are on the right page because I saw first hand how excited the villages in Indonesia were to see the Americans after the tsunami because I was one of those Americans helping after the tsunami…. Most of the people who only see the football player haven’t done much but sat in front of a tv and watched sports center repeat itself all day…

  127. dissed215 says: Apr 20, 2012 11:54 AM

    Either I’m confused or TIME magazine needs to look up the word “influential”. I really don’t have a problem w/Tebow being on the list. He actually has a message, but Jeremy Lin? Stephen Colbert? Only in America would we consider a flash-in-the-pan point guard and a comedian influential.

  128. tatum064 says: Apr 24, 2012 3:23 AM

    st0n3r78 says:
    Apr 18, 2012 10:24 AM
    Lets get off the Tebow wagon. He is a 3rd string quarterback at best on a team who knows quality / ability. He is nothing but a bible thumping nut job who cannot see reality. I think all those folks should hold hands and leap from the GoldenGate Bridge in a ceremony worshipping their fictional “god” to show their desire to be with him.
    =================

    Thanks, “Satan”. We’ll take our chances with life….and to think people say you don’t exist. And what will you show in your desire to be with him…oh, you already have with your “leap from the GoldenGate bridge” smack.

  129. axespray says: Apr 24, 2012 4:59 PM

    Herb Deluxe says:Apr 18, 2012 10:21 AM
    “I never thought I’d see a Christian player in the NFL. Thanks for blazing a trail, Tim Tebow.”

    Never heard of Kurt Warner/Reggie White/close to 60% of every guy that played in the NFL since it’s inception?

    Tebow fans are friggin’ ignorant and absolutely dumb

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