Poll names Tim Tebow most popular athlete
(In a news conference after Kobe Bryant scored 48 points earlier this week, the first question he was asked was if he considered Tebowing. Seriously. See the video below.)
In the poll, Tebow finished ahead of Bryant, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
Another surprising development -- the humble, God-fearing Denver Broncos quarterback didn't brag about the accomplishment.
"What's that tell me?" Tebow said to reporters Thursday. "It tells me they have a lot of crazy polls out there. I hope people see I'm real and genuine. I hope they see that I make a ton of mistakes but that I always get back up and try again.
"But I'm very blessed. I'm trying to grow my foundation and things that like really help. They give me a platform. I feel like now I can walk into any Colorado hospital and talk to these kids that I want to help."
Photo: Tim Tebow. Credit: John Leyba /Associated Press