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“That’s the way he prays. So what better way to capture that than to have a `Tebowing’ thing like that?”

All it took was a small miracle to make it “Tebowing” time.

The former Heisman Trophy winner from Florida was abysmal for the opening 55 minutes in Miami. Then, Tebow turned electric as he brought the Broncos back from a 15-0 deficit in the final moments to force overtime, where the team pulled out an 18-15 win. It’s the largest deficit overcome in a victory with less than 3 minutes since the 1970 NFL merger.

“When we won the game, the people in the bar were jumping around as if the Broncos had just won the Super Bowl, even though we had only beaten the last-place team in the league,” Kleinstein recalled. “I just looked up at the screen _ the team is celebrating and he took a quick bow. I just said, `That’s Tebowing. That’s how we should pay tribute.’”

After the commotion quieted, Kleinstein and his friends went outside to take a group photo in Tebow’s prayer formation. He posted it on Facebook just for fun and it spread quickly.

Soon after, he decided to launch the website.

Not only does Kleinstein post the photos, he also captions them. And they’re quite hilarious.

For instance, there’s a picture of a person with a bowling ball in a lane striking the pose with the explanation, “Tebowling.” On another, there’s a person perched on an exercise ball with the slogan “Tebow to the core” underneath. In yet another, a man in his office has a caption reading, “President and CEObowing.”

Tim praying, it’s part of who he is,” Kleinstein said. “It’s not something that should be mocked or seen in any other way.”

Tebow understands that. He recently received a tweet from a kid who’s undergoing cancer treatment that melted his heart.

“It said, `I’m Tebowing while I’m Chemoing,’” Tebow recounted. “How cool is that? That’s worth it right there. If that gives him any encouragement or puts a smile on his face or gives him encouragement to pray, that’s really awesome. And that’s completely worth it for me.”

There are even other standouts in the Mile High City getting in on the act. Colorado Rapids forward Omar Cummings dropped to a knee and did the pose after scoring a goal in a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew on Thursday night in an MLS wild-card soccer game.

“I think what’s funny about it is how rapidly it’s caught on and how much it’s taken off,” said Tebow, whose Broncos host the Detroit Lions on Sunday. “I had no idea, then Von texted me what he did. Goof ball.

“But then going back and looking back and seeing everything, it was like, `Wow this really took off.’ That’s what’s really incredible about it.”

Even if it might not be completely original.

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