January 11, 2012

Polls are the most inaccurate things ever

The latest ESPN Sports Poll rates Tim Tebow as "America's favorite active pro athlete".

This means ESPN PR machine will send out releases to everyone in their Rolodex promoting this and continuing the Tebow narrative that's dominated the 2011-12 NFL season.

Here's the kicker:
"To put this in perspective, Tim Tebow rose to the top before the end of his second pro season. It took Tiger Woods three years, LeBron James eight years and Kobe Bryant 11 years," Rich Luker, founder and director of the ESPN Sports Poll, said. "I think we may be at the front end of a new era in sports stars."
To put this in perspective, and not spin, 1,502 people were interviewed for this poll, while approximately 300,000,000 live in the U.S.

SPIN. SPIN. SPIN.

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