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Arrival of Tebow means parting of the tarps in Jacksonville


Tim Tebow might not be able to walk on water, but in Jacksonville, he can make the tarps go away.

The Jaguars announced Thursday that they’re selling additional tickets in Section 404 of Everbank Field (upper deck, end zone corner) for the Dec. 9 game against the Jets. The tickets are $35 each.

“We’re pleased with demand for tickets for this game and we’re thrilled to be able to make additional tickets available to our fans,” Jaguars president Mark Lamping said in a statement, via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

Tebow’s fans who watched him play at nearby Nease High and the University of Florida should boost the attendance, and may make them think twice about bringing him in more than once every few years.

It’s actually the second time this year the Jags have pulled the tarp, as they sold additional seats for the Bears game in Week Five.

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17 Responses to “Arrival of Tebow means parting of the tarps in Jacksonville”
  1. cuda1234 says: Nov 29, 2012 4:19 PM

    So now the media gives Tim Tebow the magical power to sell tickets? Aren’t the Jets from the biggest city in the country? Could that have anything to do with it?

    The media’s infatuation with the Jets backup qb and underwear model is ridiculous.

  2. golonger says: Nov 29, 2012 4:24 PM

    More proof that Jacksonville is just NOT an NFL caliber city!

  3. wend28 says: Nov 29, 2012 4:30 PM

    Yea, the problem with all this Jags management… the ticket demand is NOT to see your team. It’ll be a bunch of fans in Tebow Jets/Broncos/Gators jerseys to see a guy who won’t take a snap. Good for them I guess.

  4. realitypolice says: Nov 29, 2012 4:33 PM

    Lighten up, cuda.

    It’s his hometown, there’s nothing wrong with suggesting he could sell a few tickets there.

    But you’re right about the NY connection, too. Half of the state of Florida it seems is from New York or New Jersey.

    As for bringing him in more than once every few years, Jacksonville is on that list of teams known as “all of them” that already have at least 2 QBs better than Tebow.

  5. tannethrill says: Nov 29, 2012 4:36 PM

    Henne hates Tebow

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 29, 2012 4:37 PM

    What’s funny is that Tebow won’t even play….

    It reminds of when I saw about a thousand VY jerseys in Houston a couple years back… I was like I have never seen so many people wearing the backup QBs jersey…

  7. thewizardofbs says: Nov 29, 2012 4:39 PM

    They are selling extra tickets so Tebow fans can watch him carry a clipboard? Jacksonville fans must be easily excited. Maybe he will play tight end, go out for a pass and get hit in the head when he forgets to turn around and look for the ball like he did in Miami. That should drive the fans wild!

  8. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 29, 2012 4:43 PM

    Since they don’t let Tebow play anyhow, they should tease the fans by giving him one really good scripted trick play so he can bust a big gainer and then bench him for the rest of the game. You want to see more of Tebow play NFL football? Then trade for him to break him free of these chains. The Jags wouldn’t be able to resist the temptation if they dangle the lure.

  9. azarkhan says: Nov 29, 2012 4:48 PM

    Considering their Thanksgiving fiasco, Tebow may well be the only decent player on the Jets team.

  10. joetoronto says: Nov 29, 2012 4:52 PM

    They should just get it over with and trade for him, he won’t cost much at all and you can get rid of the tarps.

  11. shackdelrio says: Nov 29, 2012 5:00 PM

    “golonger says:
    Nov 29, 2012 4:24 PM
    More proof that Jacksonville is just NOT an NFL caliber city!”

    Don’t tell this to the 11 other cities averaging less people a game than the 2-9 Jaguars.

  12. dbarnes79 says: Nov 29, 2012 5:00 PM

    Jags should get Tebow just for sales alone. Imagine how many would buy his jersey even if he doesn’t see the field.

  13. vbe2 says: Nov 29, 2012 5:26 PM

    I thought the rules for tarping said that if you tarp, then you can’t untarp in that season to sell extra seats?

  14. floriosbigtoe says: Nov 29, 2012 5:30 PM

    They know he only plays on the punt team, right?

  15. bengalsstillsuck says: Nov 29, 2012 5:34 PM

    He doesn’t play who cares.

  16. brohamma says: Nov 29, 2012 6:49 PM

    If the Jets are smart they will play Tebow during the game; ESPECIALLY around the goal-line. It will benefit them two ways..

    1) Perhaps the Jags will make an offer to NY, so they at least get something for him.
    2) Playing him will at least sell an extra jersey or two.

    Now that I think about this further, there is a third benefit.

    3) They just might, finally, compete in a game!

  17. i10east says: Nov 29, 2012 7:22 PM

    If a bunch of mindless Gator zombies wanna fill up a section of Everbank to watch a guy sit on the bench, that’s not an indictment of the REAL Jaguar fans who show up the game 64K strong, day in and day out.

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