Tebow overtime win prompts record breaking tweets
POSTED: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 8:21pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Tim Tebow and his Denver Broncos' overtime win topped the Twitter-sphere this weekend - and now wins a spot in social media history.
The overtime win against the Steelers is now the number one Tweeted-about sports moment in Twitter history, and the number 2 Twitter event ever.
Tebow threw an 80-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas for a touchdown.
The Broncos beat the Steelers 29-23 and Tebow dropped to his signature prayer pose. That move inspired 9,420 tweets per second.
In case you were wondering, the number one Twitter-per-second event was when an anime movie called "Castle in the Sky" aired on television in Japan.
That event received 25,008 tweets per second.