DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 12: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos looks on from the bench against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 12, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 23-20. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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There's still a few more days until several Denver Broncos fans (the ringleader lives in Kentucky) use their pooled $10,000 to purchase two billboards in downtown Denver. They will call for Kyle Orton's benching and the elevation of Tim Tebow to the starter's role. But Orton does have this Sunday's game to sway their opinion the other way, at least for an extra week.
But head coach John Fox won't have his mind changed. As he told the Denver Post recently:
"I've seen a lot of billboards and can't remember one that really influenced me," Fox said, smiling after Thursday's practice.
Tim Tebow is also playing this billboard situation coolly. He told the Post that donating that money to charity, naturally his own, would be a better use of it than to buy two billboards that won't change the situation.
Sure, these guys wanting to buy the billboard space are Broncos fans, but are they just doing it to get publicity that won't last? "Hey, remember years ago when that guy from Kentucky bought those billboards?" "Uh, yeah, what his name?"
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