DENVER – Who knew?
Who knew that the “funny feeling” I sensed Sunday morning was shared by others? From David Treadwell in the 850 KOA studio to fellow reporters in the press box to one of the groomsmen in my wedding, we all came to that sensation by early Sunday afternoon independent of each other, but had the same unquantifiable sense that something stunning was about to happen?
Who knew that after spending the second quarter of every regular-season game playing like minnows, that the Broncos would transform into second-quarter piranhas against the Steelers?
I don’t think many fans knew.
If they did, they wouldn’t have been so amazed over what happened.
This was more than a playoff win. This was the best Sunday for the Broncos and their fans in at least a decade. This was the most memorable game in the 11-season history of Sports Authority Field at Mile High. This was a day when the clouds of over five years defined by decline, despair and the untimely deaths of three players finally broke.
The sun shone on the Broncos once again, and for their fans, that was worthy of amazement, awe and outright giddiness, as you’ll see below from thoughts that were Tweeted to us Sunday night:
You’d be foolish not to believe!
Wow, just wow, what a game.
Uh, the trigger has been pulled.
Lost voice. Need new pants again.
MASON: Ah, just give up:
Three losses for THAT win, okay.
Tebow more playoff wins than Orton.
I can’t… I just…. Um…. I…
MASON: It’s okay to babble. Even encouraged:
Kyle Orton Could Never Do That!
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS YYYYYESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
It doesn’t get any better.
Finally! Tebow looked dangerous.
Worth staying up til 1am for!!!!
“God Lives in the Gaps”
MASON: Then God is all over London:
When it matters most, Tebow delivers.
First United win then this … #sixwordsorless
MASON: Vincent Kompany should never have been red-carded. Chris Foy is a disgrace. No one pays to see you capitulate to Wayne Rooney, sir. Still, United’s win could be seen coming 20 miles away. The sole positive is that City can put more energy into the Europa League and hopefully raise its UEFA coefficient up to avoid the Group of Death in the Champions League next year. Rant concluded. Signed, a bitter Manchester City supporter.
Still jumpin heart pumpin can’t sit!
The future is now!
Andrew, No Words For That.
Let’s do it again next week.
MASON: Why not?
You gotta be freaking kidding me! (same as last week)
Amazing and inspiring. Tremendous finish.
@Denver_Broncos @MaxBroncos @TimTebow Holding my 4 day old daughter during OT touchdown. Nothing could be better. I have always believed!
MASON: I don’t normally break the six-words rule, but like Baxter to Ron Burgundy, that cut right to my core. Even more than lomaxgr’s salute to Manchester United at my Premier League club’s expense.
Can’t believe what I just saw.
Tebow Time Is Here To Stay.
UN – FREAK – ING – BE – LIEV – ABLE.
Brandon Spano was right all along.
MASON: Don’t tell him that — we don’t need his head getting any bigger. (I kid, I kid.)
Elway had the drive, Tebow has “ThePlay.”
MASON: And better yet, there’s no controversy about the game-winning overtime score this time!
Is this real life?
YEAH! YEAH! GO! GO! YEEEEAAAAAAHHH! YEEEEEEAAAAAAH!
Three games from greatness! Believe!
Throwing on 1st down…finally!
MASON: Of course, it took all those runs to make the Steelers bite on the playfake.
They finally let him THROW!
God is a Broncos fan.
MASON: I’m not touching that one. Except to say that He’s also hanging out at the Bond Street tube station in London.
I can’t stop shaking.
Was that pulling the trigger, Elway?
Unleashed Tebow crushes league’s best defense.
MASON: Consider the fury unleashed (profanity warning in the video):
Did I really just see that?
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot !!!! OMG!
McDaniels’ 2010 First Round Vindication & WOW.
Never, ever doubt Mile High Magic!!
Thank you Josh McDaniels. Good draft!!!
Just one needed: YYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guess Tebow isn’t getting benched!
(no words on purpose. speechless)
Best bronco moment in a decade.
MASON: Best ever at the new stadium, no doubt.
MASON: Tears of joy, I reckon?
Mile High magic.
How about them Broncos hell YEAAAAAAAA
Where was this 3 weeks ago!!!!
MASON: Absent so sufficient suspense could be built.
:O #SixWords #OrOneEmoticon. And on that bombshell – to bed #AnotherSix.
Sweet Jesus H. Christ. That just happened.
Holy bleeping bleep.
CAN’T EFFIN BELIEVE THIS. YES!!!
It had to happen that way.
Broke the losing streak with panache!
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES? YES!
Broncos Fans, don’t ever stop believing!
Can’t summon the words yet.
I was skeptical. Was proven wrong.
Quarterback of the future, beat NE!
What the hell just happened?!
The world got Tebowed!!! Big Time!