‘Tebowing’ Becomes An Internet Sensation
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DENVER (CBS4) – There’s a new Internet craze out this week started by a group of Bronco fans called “Tebowing.”
It’s sort of like “planking” or “stocking” but in this case you genuflect in your photo, just like Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow does after every game. Tebow can usually be seen getting down on one knee with his fist to his forehead praying after the clock winds down, as he did during the Broncos crazy comeback win over the Miami Dolphins last Sunday.
The new craze was invented by Jared Kleinstein, a New York resident and native Denverite. He’s behind the new website Tebowing.com. Kleinstein said that in a matter of days the website went viral and just had more than half a million visitors in a single day.
“At no point in my life did I think I’d convince the whole country to start posing in one position,” Kleinstein told CBS4.
Tebow first tweeted on Thursday night that he loves this Tebowing business and then talked about it enthusiastically in the locker room with reporters on Friday. (Full Story)
On Thursday night during the Colorado Rapids win in their first MLS playoff game there was a Tebowing sighting:
Even his teammate Broncos rookie defenseman Von Miller got in on the act:
There are now even different variations of Tebowing. This one posted on Tebowing.com is called Skibowing:
Here’s Treebowing (also from Tebowing.com):
This one comes from South Korea. (Yeah, it has gone global!):
But it doesn’t end there. Tebow is also featured in a Taiwanese cartoon. They’ve got him throwing right handed (Oops!). They also have him spearing a dolphin.
But the ultimate honor came Wednesday night when Tebow Mania invaded South Park.