Tebow and Lin among The 100 Most Influential People in the World

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  1. thenepatsrule

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  2. Big-T

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    Most influential people in the world?

    I'd wager that 95%+ of the world have ever heard of Jeremy Lin and 85%+ have never heard of Tim Tebow.
  3. ctpatsfan77

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    GRONK, for starters. . . . :p
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  4. The Brandon Five

    The Brandon Five Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    I don't recognize about 90% of the people on that list, and some are downright laughable.

    Chelsea Handler? Really?
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  5. Big-T

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    ...who is that?

    Seriously :p

    I've not looked at it all but surely for most influential people in the world it should be full of people like Obama, David Cameron, Bill Gates etc.

    Not sports people and whoever Chelsea Handler is.
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  6. Shockt327

    Shockt327 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I'm not sure if I disagree over Tebow, really...

    Maybe "polarizing" would be a better word. I cannot tell you how many internet conversations on religion that Tebow has sparked; not that I really even have to point it out. Who else has that effect? Not even the Pope is going to naturally spark such a debate by simply being himself. Tebow does. Really, I don't think I've ever heard the discussion of religion get brought up again and again by regular people. That's Tebow's influence.
  7. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Banned

    Mediots put names like these on lists like this to get people like us to talk about it, thereby generating sales and web traffic. I call it the "Borges Effect" whereby mediots say stupid things designed to get people all riled up because it is better to be ridiculed for being stupid than it is to simply be ignored.
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  8. Seels

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    I'd wager you're wrong, especially with Lin. 95% of the world? If even 1/3 of America and China knows who he is, a pretty conservative estimate, that's 10% right there.

    Lin isn't influential, but people know who the man is.

    Tebow is the current most polarizing athletic figure in the world. People either love him or hate him with little middle ground and everyone discussing him. At least for 2010-11, he has been extremely influential.

    Now Chelsea Handler, she can fall into a ditch.

    good god. Typing 30+ pages in a report over two days makes my brain hurt, can't believe I did the your / you're thing
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  9. jcdavey

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    tebow i agree with because of how polarizing he is, and his great charity work

    lin? that's just dumb
  10. DaPimp32

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    You have to think since basketball is played all over the world and a more popular sport than football globally that having Lin on the list makes sense. I bet he got many young Asian kids (more so Chinese/Taiwanese) around the world believing they can one day play pro ball with hard work. Of course you would need to have the talent and physical ability too but I dare say he probably influence many young Asian kids around the world.
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  11. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    You mean North America?

    Who does he influence? And, to do what? Similarly, is Lin influencing Asian boys to play basketball? And, how will that have an impact on anything?
  12. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    The entire idea of influence is suspect. People influence my behavior each and everyday. What that adds up to though is an entirely different story. Delonte West influenced me to retch a little bit the other day. But in the scheme of things, it really didn't have a great impact. Just like Chinese kids picking up basketball instead of ping pong will not have much impact either.
  13. LivinLovin&Breathin_Brady

    LivinLovin&Breathin_Brady Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Tebow is likely the most influential on this list. ON CAMERA he's doing and saying all the right things.

    It's a popularity list, obviously. When I saw they had placed that nasty and sl***y Rihanna on the list, I really started to question Time's credibility.
  14. Uncle Rico

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    What a bizarre list. Claire Danes?
  15. ausbacker

    ausbacker Brady > Manning. PatsFans.com Supporter

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    TIME's content and credibility has been on the slide for some time, matching the decline in journalistic integrity and content worldwide.
  16. BaltimorePatsFan

    BaltimorePatsFan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Antonio Cromartie should be on the list considering his significant impact on the global population growth rate.
  17. randomk1

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    The US is not the world. Outside of the US Tebow is pretty much an unknown.
    Lin is atleast asian so he has that going for him...whatever good that might do.

    That entire list is filled with a bunch of useless douchebags. Rihanna? Who gives a **** about her and her ****ty music. The most interesting part about her was when she leaked those nude photos.
  18. Joker

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    any list that doesn't include me, Joe Kerr, is BOGUS.....
  19. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    I think you're massively overestimating Tim Tebow's name recognition outside of the US/people who follow Football. If I were to ask people on my local street in South East London, almost none of them would have heard of him, and they would almost certainly be Football fans. At most, 10% of the world knows who he is.
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  20. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    In terms of people with *real* influence, it's the top world leaders, bankers, donors to major political parties, media moguls, commanders of major forces and so on.
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