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Tebow rally fails miserably

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The people have spoken.

All dozen of them.

The Monday rally in Jacksonville aimed at pressuring the Jaguars to sign Tim Tebow failed miserably, per multiple accounts.

We predicted the event, which was scheduled to begin at 3:16 p.m. ET on Monday and due to last three hours and 16 minutes, would draw between three and 16 people.  It looks like it did.

It would be fitting if 11 ultimately showed up, which would match the total points the home team has scored this season.

Regardless, the Jaguars weren’t there to even notice.  As Ed Werder of ESPN pointed out on Monday, the team decided to stay on the West Coast for the week between games at Oakland and Seattle.

It doesn’t mean that the nationwide throng of Tebowmaniacs would pipe down if Tebow ends up on a team with a non-franchise starting quarterback.  It does mean that the Jaguars are risking no customer-relations problems by continuing to proceed without Tebow on the team.

The more significant potential customer-relations problems may come from the team’s performance in Week One and Week Two.

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56 Responses to “Tebow rally fails miserably”
  1. tv426 says: Sep 18, 2013 7:54 AM

    All but a dozen people realize that TT sucks.

  2. davyholly says: Sep 18, 2013 7:57 AM

    Coincidentally only 12 fans actually watched the game from the stadium.

  3. michstate says: Sep 18, 2013 8:00 AM

    This guy! LOL

  4. cometkazie says: Sep 18, 2013 8:00 AM

    Sounds as if it’s time to close that chapter

    He is a nice kid but a poor fit in the NFL. I wish him well.

  5. gavriloprincip33 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:02 AM

    Tebow fans are football stupid…

  6. whatjusthapped says: Sep 18, 2013 8:02 AM

    Just move the Jags to LA and get it over with.

  7. lennydpocketqb says: Sep 18, 2013 8:02 AM

    Social networking killed the rally. It’s easier to click like or yammer on the social network of your choice than to actually go to an agreed upon location and collect as a group to protest an issue.

    That or maybe this isn’t much of an issue.

  8. bestbitter says: Sep 18, 2013 8:06 AM

    Wow, I’m impressed. I can’t believe they got every Jags fan to show up.

  9. dc49er says: Sep 18, 2013 8:07 AM

    Tebow and his 12 Disciples

  10. jimmyt says: Sep 18, 2013 8:07 AM

    Hah! Reminds me of the wacko gun-control nut rally’s.

  11. jda129 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:08 AM

    Where two or three are gathered in his name, there is still no Timmy.

  12. buddysguys says: Sep 18, 2013 8:10 AM

    what a bunch of losers

  13. freshnsoclean says: Sep 18, 2013 8:12 AM

    And I thought being a Vikings fan was embarrassing……

  14. gberg09 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:14 AM

    Wow. I can’t believe 12 people are jaguars fans.

  15. f1restarter says: Sep 18, 2013 8:14 AM

    It was scheduled for afternoon so that none of them would have to skip church to attend.

  16. crazemastercraze says: Sep 18, 2013 8:26 AM

    Looks like Christianity is really working out for him….

  17. caldwellsinnerstache says: Sep 18, 2013 8:29 AM

    How many times can we say “we do not want tebow” I hope this is proof enough. We are tanking for Teddy and thats that.

  18. clarenceoveur says: Sep 18, 2013 8:30 AM

    At least all the disciples showed up, one of them was a little iffy

  19. cajuntigerman01 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:33 AM

    They did to hold the rally in Gainesville not Jacksonville………DUH!!!

  20. seatownballers says: Sep 18, 2013 8:35 AM

    Lol

  21. baddegg says: Sep 18, 2013 8:35 AM

    Dude, 12 people showing up is perfect!

    Think about it…

  22. cajuntigerman01 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:35 AM

    need not did……….sorry

  23. jm91rs says: Sep 18, 2013 8:35 AM

    Honestly, after a few more loses it would make complete sense to bring Tebow in for the rest of the year. They could all but guarantee the first pick next year, and they would sell a ton more tickets, merchandise, etc. It might look like a bad football decision but they aren’t going anywhere anyway, so why not?

  24. shackdelrio says: Sep 18, 2013 8:37 AM

    It is strange to see a group of grown men and women in their 30’s, 40’s or older so obsessed with this guy. They act like a 13 year old girl would act about Justin Beiber. It would be funny, if it wasn’t so creepy.

  25. godofwine330 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:37 AM

    Great. Let those Tebowmaniacs (like Yacko, Wacko & Dot – the Animaniacs) fade into obscurity. Fans can pressure teams to sign players, but I do not believe the teams should listen because most fans are idiots – and fans begging teams to sign a QB that is inept are idiots.

  26. madmax80 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:41 AM

    12 people is actually quite a bit of people to be in / around JAX stadium.

  27. dirtysouthironmen says: Sep 18, 2013 8:42 AM

    This will finally put to rest to members of the media and other trolls that an overwhelming majority of Jags fans DO NOT want Timmy here in JAX.

  28. coltzfan166 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:43 AM

    So this rally is being considered a failure, yet it’s still receiving national attention. Attention is kind of the purpose of rallies.

    Basically, regardless how many people showed up, it’s not really a failure if its still receiving attention.

  29. evansdad1221 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:44 AM

    That’s 9 more than show up for the actual games. Seems good to me…

  30. fancyleague says: Sep 18, 2013 8:45 AM

    12 people showing up is phenomenal turnout actually. That’s every Jaguar fan except Steve and Doug.

  31. johnnyjagfan says: Sep 18, 2013 8:47 AM

    Mama said there’d be days like this.

    For all you people that think Khan needs Tebow so he can sell a t-shirt or a football ticket, please get a grip. Khan has money. And thankfully, long-term vision.

    Keep your hard hats on Jags fans. Rebuilding year.

  32. dgreenfi says: Sep 18, 2013 8:51 AM

    Sign Jeff George!

  33. officialgame says: Sep 18, 2013 8:54 AM

    The sad part is a rally attended by 12 Jag fans drew intense national media coverage for three days.

  34. annes22 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:57 AM

    The Jaguars are a terrible team, so how could Tim make it any worse??? At least all his Florida fans would go to the games, that would be more than go now. If this is a rebuilding year, it’s a terrible one. Who is the QB of the future, lets start there??? It sure isn’t Chad Henne, he couldn’t make it with the Dolphins so please.

  35. shackdelrio says: Sep 18, 2013 9:31 AM

    The Jaguars are a terrible team but you guys are clueless about the fanbase. The team was 2-14 last year and yet they outdrew 12 other franchises in terms of fan attendance. Say what you want about the roster, because it is awful. But don’t be so clueless about the support the team is given by it’s fans.

  36. ocon171 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:44 AM

    Here I was thinking this would make people realize Jags fans don’t want Tebow but people just can’t let it go. If he can only draw 12 people to a free rally, why would you think these people would pay to go see him play and play terribly at that. The attendance jokes are great too considering the jags finishined 20th in the league last year in attendance. I guess the 12 teams below them had 1 or 2 people showing up to games? Keep showing your lack of football knowledge though… As a fellow jag said earlier, it’s tank for Teddy. We know we suck. It’s about the future for us.

  37. cajunaise says: Sep 18, 2013 9:59 AM

    Where’s a sad “wah waaaah” muted trumpet when you need one?

  38. draftazoid says: Sep 18, 2013 9:59 AM

    At least there were more supporters for Tebow than the rally against the Redskins name at lambeau field which was advertised but was non-existant.

  39. thepistoloffense says: Sep 18, 2013 10:03 AM

    They say any publicity is good publicity. Just look at it this way, The Jacksonville Jaguars got more attention just mentioning TimTebow’s name than they did play on T.V / Offense needs a pick me up
    The Pistol Offense can help!!! Visit me on Facebook

  40. jaxasc84 says: Sep 18, 2013 10:12 AM

    Ain’t the media great? Everyone and their brother had the story that the “rally” was happening but only a rare few, after several days, are coming back to tell the story of what a non-story it should have been all along. Go Jags!

  41. topdawg4ever says: Sep 18, 2013 10:14 AM

    This is so awesome- the only thing that would have made it better is if Tebow had shown up to thank his “supporters”. LOL!

  42. titansbro says: Sep 18, 2013 10:35 AM

    Bro a good team would’ve had more people than this. It isn’t because they don’t like Tebow, it’s because jax doesn’t give a rats ass about the jags. I lived there for 4 years, it was sooo easy to get tickets for like $20, sometimes even free. LA bound.

  43. tformation says: Sep 18, 2013 10:52 AM

    Does this mean that the Tebow faithful all have jobs?

    No. No. That can’t be it.

    Better explanation: bad marketing of the “protest.”

    Best explanation: Tebow is really, really over-rated, and there’s an echo chamber effect going on here with Tebow. It would be interesting to see if there were more members of the press covering the “protest” than there were people participating in the “protest.”

  44. wiley16350 says: Sep 18, 2013 11:08 AM

    Does this mean the protest against the Redskins name in Green Bay was also a failure since only 20-24 people showed up for that?

  45. jaxasc84 says: Sep 18, 2013 11:13 AM

    tformation – A Jags office staffer walked outside and estimated that it was roughly 20 people and 30 media members.

  46. keepyerstickontheice says: Sep 18, 2013 11:26 AM

    I’m confused. A couple of weeks ago, Tebow playing for the Bills was thought to be a great idea, but now Tebow playing for the Jaguars is treated like a joke.

    Up is down, black is white, dogs and cats living together, what’s happening?

  47. 12is3times4 says: Sep 18, 2013 12:09 PM

    The solution to all this is simple: Expand to London, and let Tebow play there.

    That way, Goodell gets his precious London team, Tebow gets to be an NFL QB like he always wanted, but in a country where virtually no one cares about him, his fan base isn’t bloody likely to follow, and he’ll be pretty much ignored by the UK media. Not even London’s notorious tabloids will consider him worth the bother.

    Everyone wins.

  48. cometkazie says: Sep 18, 2013 12:21 PM

    Looks as if everyone but logicalvoice is piling on here.

    He/she/it must be in school.

  49. hatesycophants says: Sep 18, 2013 2:10 PM

    They “need not did” to hold the rally in Gainesville? That’s what you meant to say?

    Floridian?

  50. reaser2 says: Sep 18, 2013 3:38 PM

    Looked like as many people in Jacksonville as there was for the Redskins protest which was hyped up on PFT yet when there was only a dozen people at that also, no coverage of the failure.

  51. zen609 says: Sep 18, 2013 4:57 PM

    ..starts at 3:16 and last for 3 hours and 16 minutes . . . I get it – they don’t want him in the NFL because he’s a good QB, they want him in the NFL because he’s an Evangelical Christian.

    I wish they would have just been honest and said so from the beginning, instead of the 2 years of BS arguments about how he’s a good QB.

    The BEST argument, in terms of entertainment value, was that Tebow was a better QB than Manning, and that Tebow’s play-off win and Manning’s play-off loss the next year proved it – Tebow-n-Friends vindicated!

  52. williamshatnerstoupee says: Sep 18, 2013 6:21 PM

    I truly hope this Tebow saga ends soon. It’s gone on for far too long. He’s not an NFL quarterback. The NFL sees it, Tebowites can’t.

  53. jimeejohnson says: Sep 18, 2013 9:50 PM

    All this when the guy played QB many times in the NFL. How many of us can say that? It’s the Evangelical aspect that makes Tebow so newsworthy, rather than his skills, of lack thereof.

  54. hornm16 says: Sep 19, 2013 11:30 AM

    The Browns may NEED Tebow now…

  55. bratsscrappy says: Sep 19, 2013 2:59 PM

    Thursday at 4:20 I will be at EverBank Field with a group of true fans for four hours and twenty minutes to demand Cheech Marin be signed and play quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

  56. fdugrad says: Sep 21, 2013 3:40 PM

    Yeah, gun control proponents are the WACO ones, not the folks who fight even REGISTRATION of dangerous weapons. That’s a good one!!

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