I have some very important breaking news.
No one will be surprised if the crowd is wearing more No. 15 jerseys than the combined number of Jaguars jerseys. - Adam Schefter, ESPN
Actually, everyone on the face of the planet who isn't completely lazy and actually has a clue will be surprised, unless you think there will be less than oh... 7,000 people total will be at EverBank Field.
Sunday's opener against Denver is sold out and will be televised locally in Jacksonville because the Broncos' No. 2 (or 3?) quarterback is a local kid who made good. And that could be it this season for Jaguars sellouts. We're serious. - Don Banks, Sports Illustrated
You might be serious Don, but that doesn't make you any less wrong. It's very likely the following two home games will be sold out against the Eagles and Colts. I guess the No. 2/3 quarterback in Denver sold those out too, by proxy. Not the mention the half pack of tickets including Sunday's game was outsold by over a 2 to 1 clip. I guess actually calling the ticket office or the Jacksonville Jaguars public relations staff is just too hard for you.
On the show (Jaguars This Week), I reported that I had acquired information that the half-pack that doesn’t include the Denver game has out-sold the half-pack that includes the Denver game 2-1. Being that there’s been no single-game ticket sale for the Denver game, it’s a fact that there’s no evidence to suggest the Broncos’ backup quarterback has driven ticket sales for this game. All of the evidence suggests that the preponderance of fans that will attend Sunday’s game are coming to see the Jaguars, not the backup quarterback. I’m sure a lot of them are also Tebow fans and will wear his jersey, but hard ticket-sales facts do not support the notion that he’s driving sales. - Vic Ketchman, Jaguars.com (via duvaljag in the comments)
In case you can't tell, this stuff is driving me insane. I'm trying to ignore it, but it's impossible.
On the level of absolute beating the Jaguars fanbase is taking over this, it is insulting and you should feel insulted. It's degrading. National media is telling everyone we're not good enough and we needed a University of Florida product as a back up on the other team coming to town to sell tickets.
I've already gone on two Colorado talk shows under the guise of talking about the Jaguars/Broncos this weekend, only to have the conversation dominated by Tim Tebow talk. I'm at my breaking point, honestly. I feel terrible for Tim Tebow, the actual kid, whom I have no ill-will against. He's never going to live up to any of this and it's heartbreaking. I don't hate Tim Tebow as much as I hate the legion of Tim Tebow.
Stop ignoring it. Ignoring it isn't going to make it go away.
Fight back. Prove everyone wrong.
The national media continually quips, "Will there be more Tebow jerseys in Jacksonville than Jaguars jerseys?"
No, there won't. Guaranteed.
Just because of this, I'm sitting in my ticket seat on Sunday, putting on my fan hat, and wearing my Daryl Smith jersey.
CIRCLE THE WAGONS BOYS AND GIRLS!
That's the end of my rant.