Quote of the Day
"It is a phenomenon and when you have these things, whether it's a Tiger Woods or a Tim Tebow ... you sort of hang on and hope the ride lasts a long time."-- CBS Sports Chair Sean McManus, on the growing interest in Broncos QB Tim Tebow. ("The Jim Rome Show," 1/11)
The ESPN Sports Poll found that Broncos QB Tim Tebow during the month of December became the 11th person to top the list of America’s favorite professional athletes since the poll launched in '94 -- and the fastest to make it to No. 1. Three percent of respondents ages 12+ said that Tebow was their favorite active athlete, followed by Lakers G Kobe Bryant (2%). A total of 1,502 people were polled. ESPN Sports Poll founder Rich Luker said to THE DAILY the speed with which Tebow "made it to number one is impressive," as it took Tiger Woods three years to get to to top, Heat F LeBron James "eight years and Kobe Bryant 11 years to make it to the top for the first time." Luker noted Basketball HOFer Michael Jordan ...
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