Jeremy Lin, Tim Tebow Make Time 100 Most Influential People List

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MARCH 26: Quarterback Tim Tebow addresses the media as he is introduced as a New York Jet at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on March 26, 2012 in Florham Park, New Jersey. Tebow, traded from the Denver Broncos last week, will be the team's backup quarterback according to Jets head coach Rex Ryan. Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, started 11 games in 2011 for Denver and finished with a 7-4 record as a starter. He led the Broncos to a playoff overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round before eventually losing to the New England Patriots in the next round. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

New York Knicks guard, New York Jets backup quarterback earn praise from Time

In what continues to be an amazing year for both New York stars, Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin now grace theTime 100 Most Influential People List. in, the superstar New York Knicks point guard, has come out of nowhere to go from a no-name to the name in sports.

Arne Duncan wrote the following in Time magazine about Lin:

"It's great to see good values rewarded in professional sports because that's not always the case. Often it's the bling, the glam, the individual that gets celebrated - not the team and working together to advance a goal bigger than oneself. Jeremy cares about one thing - winning. And I don't care whether you are an Asian-American kid, white, black or Hispanic, Jeremy's story tells you that if you show grit, discipline and integrity, you too can get an opportunity to overcome the odds."

As for Tim Tebow, it's impossible to imagine an athlete who has been more captivating in recent memory. The New York Jets quarterback is one of the more incredible stories to come out of the 2011 season. Now he comes to the Big Apple with stardom following his every move.

Who wrote about Tim Tebow? Well, Jeremy Lin did. He wrote the following:

"He is unashamed of his convictions and faith, and he lives a life that consistently reflects his values, day in and day out. Through his foundation, he constantly reaches out to people and communities in need of hope. He realizes what he has been blessed with and seeks to help those who are worse off. As athletes, we pour out hearts into winning games. Tim is a reminder that life is about much more than that."

It's truly a good time to be a sports fan in New York, where remarkable talent and character have come together.

For more on the Jets, please visit our blog Gang Green Nation. For the Knicks, be sure to look at Posting and Toasting. As always, keep it at SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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