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Jason Taylor Thanks Dolphins Fans with Billboard in Miami (Picture)

During his 15-year NFL career, Jason Taylor left the Dolphins twice.  He found his way back to Miami both times.  Taylor signed with the Redskins in 2008 before returning to the Dolphins in 2009.  He then signed with the Jets last season before going back to Miami again this year to close out what should be a Hall of Fame career.  Since 131 of his 139.5 sacks and 13 of his 15 NFL seasons were spent with the Dolphins, Taylor decided to thank the fans with a billboard near Sun Life Stadium.  Here is a picture that Darren Rovell passed along:

Billboards have managed to withstand the test of time through the internet and new media generation.  Sometimes they work and other times they don’t.  Some billboards are just for fun while others result in a player being fined for something he didn’t do.  In any event, this is a classy move by one of the NFL’s all-time great defensive ends.

H/T to Los That Sports Blog for passing the picture along.

Orlando Billboard Pushes for Magic to Trade for Chris Paul (Picture)

Dwight Howard is going to stay with the Magic and Chris Paul is going to join him.  Actually, the Lakers are going to pull off a trade centered around Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol that brings both Howard and Paul to L.A.  Come to think of it, CP3 is gung ho to play for the Knicks, meaning no team will want to trade for him if they can’t sign him to an extension.  Superman will probably join him in New York.  The Celtics are looking to trade Rajon Rondo for Paul and might also be interested in signing Dwight next offseason.  Don’t count out Jay-Z, however — he might have interest, too.

Amidst all this insane speculation in which one scenario is no less likely than the next, you can’t say the people of Orlando aren’t trying.  Check out this billboard that @DavidBaumann33 shared with us:

Don’t laugh.  Broncos fans got what they wanted via the billboard route.  Chicago Bears fans are still waiting, but it has worked before and it could work again.  Thankfully, we should have some clarity by the end of the month.  Maybe.

H/T Alex Kennedy

Tim Tebow Jockey Billboard Set to Appear in Denver (Picture)

Now that Tim Tebow has been named the starting quarterback for the Broncos, fans no longer have to worry about launching billboard campaigns persuading the organization to play him. Instead, underwear company Jockey is taking advantage of his status as franchise savior. They announced Saturday that they’re putting up this billboard in Denver next week.

It’s clean, it’s simple, and it supports Denver and the Broncos. I like it.

Helmet knock to Eye on Football

Provo Arby’s Says Sign Mocking BYU Went Up Before Awful Game

An Arby’s restaurant in Provo, Utah is receiving attention this week for mocking BYU on its marquee. BYU was hammered by Utah on Saturday 54-10 and committed seven turnovers. The sign below was not a reference to delightful apple or cherry bakery treats, but rather a shot at BYU and their inability to hold onto the football:

Seems like a pretty clear jab at BYU following their poor performance, right? That might not be the case.

The Salt Lake Tribune spoke with the manager of the Arby’s who says the sign went up on Friday, the day before the game was played. We saw an anti-Auburn billboard go up in Starkville a few days before the Mississippi State-Auburn game, so I suppose that’s possible, but the question I have for you is simple: you buying it? I’m not.

Broncos Fans Plan to Buy Billboards Calling for Team to Start Tim Tebow

There aren’t many fans in the NFL more passionate than Broncos fans. There aren’t many fans in sports more fervent than Tim Tebow fans. When you combine the two, the result is quite the monster.

During Monday night’s loss to the Raiders, some fans began chanting for Tim Tebow to enter the game in place of starting quarterback Kyle Orton. Screaming Tebow’s name during games is not enough for some fans. A group of fans decided to kick their efforts up a notch by attempting to purchase pro-Tebow billboards.

One fan and seven of his buddies were saving up money to travel to the Super Bowl in Indianapolis. Instead, they’ve decided to apply the money towards purchasing billboards in Denver calling for the team to start Tebow at quarterback.

“We believe in Coach Fox, we’re just tired of Kyle Orton,” one of the fans leading the effort told The Denver Post. “We were sitting around after Fox said he didn’t hear the chants for Tebow, and we figured if he’s deaf, we hope he’s not blind.”

The billboards would cost around $10,000 and the fan says he’s already heard from other people who want to chip in.

Before they spend their money on this venture, we should caution them that billboards don’t always work. Some Bears fans wanted the coaching staff fired two years ago. Guess what? Lovie Smith is still there. And the last time Denver fans put up a billboard their prayers were not answered. From what I can tell, the only billboard that seemed to work recently was this one.

You’re wasting your money if you do this, guys. All you’re doing is getting some pub — a few signs are not going to change John Fox’s mind.

Mississippi Coffeehouse Takes Shot at Auburn, Cam Newton

Those of who you who are familiar with the Cam Newton pay-for-play scandal know exactly why Mississippi State fans hate Auburn now even more than they used to.  In fact, it is believed that Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen is the one who leaked the Newton information to begin with.  Needless to say, fans still have not gotten over the Newton situation.

As the Bulldogs prepare to take on Auburn this weekend, restaurants and local establishments in Starkville are doing their part to pump up the community.  Check out this Starkville coffeehouse Auburn sign, courtesy of Twitter user @stuartreese:

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J.J. Barea Billboard Takes Shot a Kobe Bryant (Picture)

Don’t get me wrong, I think the J.J. Barea billboard is clever and I’m glad his Mavericks swept the Lakers.  Barea is the prototypical underdog story while many of the Lakers are worldwide celebrities.  The thing I don’t understand is why Kobe Bryant.  According to our friends at Black Sports Online, the billboard above was paid for by Barea in his home country of Puerto Rico and translates to, “Only my ribs hurt, but for Kobe it’s his ego.”

The Lakers were extremely physical with Barea, but the two plays that stick out are Andrew Bynum’s cheap shot on him and Ron Artest’s clothesline on Dirk at the end of Game 4. Funny, neither foul was committed by Kobe himself. So shouldn’t the billboard be taking a more direct shot at one of the culprits?  Maybe Barea chose Kobe because he’s the most recognizable name in Puerto Rico, but it doesn’t make much sense to single him out when his teammates were the ones taking blatant cheap shots at Jose.  In any event, his point is taken.  Chest bump to The Basketball Jones for the picture.