After a season of protests, demonstrations and plane flyovers in the name of bringing Tebow to Jacksonville, a group of Jags fans have bought space in a local newspaper in what appears to be a final effort to reach through to upper management.
The newspaper ad features a prominent, handlebar mustache (a nod to Khan’s lustrous coif of facial hair) and pleads for the owner to “sign Tim Tebow.”
What do the “citizens of Jacksonville” promise in return for Tebow? According to the ad, they “will fill the stadium.”
It’s a tantalizing but ragged proposition on the part of Team Tebow delegates, who have cited the franchise’s need to put butts in seats as a reason for bringing the former Heisman winner turned benchwarmer to Jacksonville.
As of Week 11, the Jaguars are 29th in the league in fan attendance, putting an average of 59,630 fans through the turnstiles per game. They could use a better turnout, but at what cost?
With three home games left in the season, is bringing Tebow in a worthwhile tactic? Will signing him actually pack Jags fans into EverBank Field?
Even with Tebow, the Jaguars’ remaining home games would be a tough sell. Matchups against the Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans don’t present any must-see action or compelling storylines.
The mustache was a nice touch, Jacksonville—but it might be time for certain Jaguars fans to cut their “Tebow or Bust” beards and admit that this ship will never sail.
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