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Tim Tebow, Denver Bronco Hero, Sets New Tweets Per Second Record

New Sports-related tweet record: 9,420 per second

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Tim Tebow, Denver Bronco Hero, Sets New Tweets Per Second Record
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As Tim Tebow and the Denver Tebows were vanquishing the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday evening with an 80-yard Touchdown reception on the first play of overtime, Timmy Tebow was vanquishing another foe.

Today, Twitter announced that we have a new tweets per second king in the realm of sports – Tim Tebow’s playoff win hit 9420 TPS last night.

Last night @TimTebow lead the @Denver_Broncos to an overtime playoff win and a new sports Tweets per second record: 9420 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

To put this 9420 tweets per second in perspective, last year’s Super Bowl set the then-record for sporting events with 4,064 tweets per second. Either this is a testament to the ridiculous popularity (and hatred) of Tim Tebow or the growth of Twitter in the last year – maybe both.

Here are some other huge (non-sporting) events that Tebow beat when it comes to tweets per second: The death of Osama bin Laden (5,106); the Japanese New Year (6,939); both Steve Jobs’ resignation as Apple CEO and his death (7,064 and 6,049, respectively); and the “Beyonce’s pregnant” moment at the 2011 VMAs (8,868).

Tebow has become a hot topic of discussion on the interwebs, and it’s no doubt due largely in part to his extremely vocal Christianity which he is both loved and loathed for, depending on who you ask. Sports news organizations’ “cycles of Tebow” news exacerbate the situation. Anyone who has followed the NFL this season has probably heard more about Tebow than most other players combined.

So when Tebow beats a favored team, in the playoffs, in incredibly dramatic fashion – it’s no wonder he nearly broke Twitter.

Here’s what Twitter has been saying about Tebow since Sunday evening:

Just saw Tim Tebow’s face in my egg mcmuffin. 14 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

“I’m glad Tim Tebow’s prayers keep getting answered.” – starving child in Africa 41 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

i bet tim tebow can get chick fil a on sundays. 4 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Tim Tebow is the feel-good story of the yr, not just in NFL, but in pro sports. What a great role model for young men. 5 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

For those of you who don’t follow the NFL, Tim Tebow is the controversial non-rapist. 6 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Tim Tebow’s favorite verse is John 3:16. He threw for 316 yards today. Game winning TD pass to Demaryius Thomas, who was born on Christmas 15 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

Tim Tebow is the most famous white bronco since OJ’s car. 17 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

Tim Tebow: HUGE clutch gene. 18 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

If Tim Tebow bothers you, it says a lot more about you than him. 19 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

At this point, tim tebow might as well try and win the republican primary 19 hours ago via Plume  · powered by @socialditto

So, do we nail Tim Tebow to a cross now? How does this work? 19 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Uh oh, Tim Tebow & the Broncos blew up Twitter again. 19 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Tebow is going to have to do a lot if he wants to break the overall tweets per second record. That belongs to the television screening of the Japanese film “Castle in the Sky,” which garnered a ridiculous 25,088 tweets per second.

Maybe if Tebow can best Tom Terrific, who knows?

Tim Tebow, Denver Bronco Hero, Sets New Tweets Per Second Record
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