The media industry employs some of the most cynical humans alive. And yet sports columnists, editors and satirists could only marvel at Tim Tebow's latest miracle.
Sure, the Bears had many chances to clinch a victory over Denver. Running back Marion Barber could have won the game by staying in bounds toward the end of regulation time or by hanging on to the ball during overtime.
And technically speaking, Matt Prater did the heavy lifting with his 59-yard game-tying field goal and his 51-yard game-winner in overtime.
But let's be real. Tebow made the game turn with his sheer Tebowness.
Here is what popped up in the Twitterverse:
Sports Pickle: “Tebow makes you believe in God. As long as you're not currently in a war, or starving, or in a flood, etc.”
Bryan Fischer: “Tebow must own a huge number of Buffalo Wild Wings franchises.”
Jimmy Traina: “I'm now 100% convinced there is one thing -- and only one thing -- Tim Tebow can't do: make Tony Siragusa tolerable.”
Todd Behrendt: “Not sure entirely what this means, but our newsroom's collective reaction to Denver's field goal was head-shaking laughter.”
Mark Kriegel: “If #Tebow wins this one, I'm going to start speaking in tongues.”
Mike Silver: “Dear Marion Barber: I need you to do one stupid thing and then cough up the ball. Just go with it. Sincerely.... God.”
Sports Pickle: “Madden should have a Tebow mode. The computer simulates everything until you take over in the 4th quarter.”
Chris Littman: “At this point, watching Tebow and the Broncos is starting to feel like watching a Cinderella NCAA tourney team. Hard not to root for them.”
Richard Justice: “We shall now quit our jobs, give up earthly possessions and follow Tebow. We believe.”
Chris Burke: “We're all going to feel like dummies when we find out these Broncos games are just ‘Angels in the Outfield’ sequels.”
Jay Glazer: “That's it, from now on I'm having Tebow do my taxes, take my tee shots, make my scoopage calls and do my son's homework w him.”
Clay Travis: “Tim Tebow vs. Tom Brady is going to break the ESPN hype machine. Good Lord, can you imagine?”
Dave Matter: “Craig James just said Tebow has no shot to win the 2007 Heisman.”
Will Carroll: “Colts should make (Andrew) Luck go circumcise some kids this off-season.”
Dave Weigel: “How old is Tebow? Trying to figure out what year he'll be the GOP presidential nominee.”
Jason McIntyre: The move now - if you want attention - is to rip Tebow. Everyone will ask why you don't like him, and you'll be THAT GUY who isn't on board
Jason Whitlock: “Hey, man, just go with it. This Tebow thing makes you feel good. This is a great great story. #justbelieve”