questionsis tim tebow one of the 100 most influential…

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Downvote away, I do not know who Tim Tebow is without a google search.

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That's a weird list. Did you notice Chelsea Handler? That makes me very sad.

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There will always be ridiculous inclusions on these lists to ensure they generate controversy and attention. It has always been done in order to sell more copies of the magazine, or today, to generate more hits to the website.

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@wnyx585am: I did; apparently she's more influential than the chief justice of the supreme court, the pope, and the leaders of countries like China, Russia, and England.

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How sad is it that world leaders and Hollywood idiots are considered similarly influential? I'm not sure if that speaks more to the leaders or Hollywood.

I'm sure Warren Buffett is proud to be listed next to Rihanna and Louis CK(I am not saying Rihanna or Louis CK are idiots. It is just an example of the wide scope of this list).

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@caffeine_dude: I would probably have to look up 75% of these names to know who they are.

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To answer the question, I probably don't think Tim Tebow should be on this list, but he is more influential than several other people listed.

Whether or not you like or agree with him, he does have some broad reach of influence. Perhaps he belongs in the 1,000 or 10,000 list.

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I'd say.. nope. Maybe one of the top "15 minutes of famers" in the world.

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And Stephen Colbert makes the list for a 6th consecutive year! I think I'm going to go edit his Wikipedia page to make it say he IS Time's most influential person. Ah, truthiness.

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many of the people on these list are only there for the one year.
Current trends, blah blah blah blah...

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I would argue that TIME is simply reflecting the pop-culture obsession of the general populace. Most of the people on this list are actually doing good things for the world. Particular attention seems to be paid towards female empowerment, especially for countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

But this list is about influence rather than importance or greatest contributions to society. I am guessing the results for "Most Googled People" would strongly align itself to a lot of those on this list.

@axphw1: My only gripe with your list is that Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has been the swing vote of the court for a long time now, has all the power in the divided court. 4 Liberals, 4 Conservatives and Kennedy leans heavily right on most issues. He has consistently been the 5th vote in many 5-4 decisions that fall on ideological lines. You'll see his vote to strike down PPACA (or at least the individual mandate) also be another 5-4 decision by the Court.

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Maybe of the year; but that's it. The majority of these people will fade away in 15 minutes like 95% of the people on prior lists.

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Tim Tebow certainly influenced John Elway to find a new quarterback.

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Tim Tebow can burn in hell for all I care.

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Well Tim Tebow was sent to us directly from Jesus so I'd say that's pretty influential.

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These types of lists are for people who watch reality TV and read gossip magazines.

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@caffeine_dude: you did perform a google search for Tim Tebow?

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Ok. First, I'm so sick and tired of hearing about Tim Tebow every time I try to read sports news of any sort. Go away. But...as sad as it is, yes he is an obscenely influential person. There are people all around the country that literally worship the man. Teams want him for the sole reason that he'll fill seats. Regardless of it's a good thing, or if he has a good influence on people, he is undeniably a very influential person in the world right now. Will he be on the list in 3 years? No. Does he belong on it this year, at this point in time? Sadly, yes.