Tebow overtime win prompts record breaking tweets

Tebow overtime win prompts record breaking tweets

POSTED: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 8:21pm

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.


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