09.15.11

Either The Denver Economy Is In Great Shape…

Posted in Free Expression, Gridiron at 2:39 pm by

….or there’s a bunch of Broncos fans with more money than brains.  The Denver Post’s Lindsey Jones reports that following Kyle Orton’s underwhelming performance in Monday night’s opening loss to Oakland, there’s plans afoot for local billboards urging the club to start the saintly Tim Tebow at QB.

“We believe in Coach Fox, we’re just tired of Kyle Orton,” Jesse Oaks said. “We were sitting around after Fox said he didn’t hear the chants for Tebow, and we figured if he’s deaf, we hope he’s not blind.”

Oaks, who lives in Independence, Ky., said he has called several billboard companies, and was told it would cost $10,000 to purchase two billboards in downtown Denver. He posted his plan on a Broncos message board on Wednesday afternoon and said he’s received hundreds of emails from strangers since, most of them offering to chip in.

It is still up for debate what the billboards will say, because Oaks said the group doesn’t want to come across as bashing a single player. But the message is clear, he said: Orton’s time has passed.

“We used to be a team that if we weren’t in the Super Bowl hunt, it was a losing season. It just feels like we’re a team that’s settling for mediocrity,” Oaks said.

“We’re not blind, we know when we see good football. We see other teams making good plays and we don’t see that from our team. We can sink or swim with Tim Tebow, why wait a few more years?”

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