Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow were both among the athletes listed as Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. Interestingly, Lin wrote the blurb about Tebow:

Watching Tim Tebow play football, you can observe many things about his character. You see his fierce competitiveness, his strong work ethic and how he is a leader that his teammates trust and respect. But it is the qualities that Tim, 24, embodies in his life off the field that truly set him apart. 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 our hearts into winning games. Tim is a reminder that life is about much more than that.

Of course, Lin is out for the season (the Knicks are 8-4 since his injury ... shhhhh!) and Tebow is a backup QB now. So we're not sure either one will be on next year's list.