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article imageTebow wins 'presidential' poll; Rodgers takes MVP

By Tim O'Brien     Feb 5, 2012 in Sports
A gametime tidbit to munch on mixes politics and sports, of sorts. As the NFL Awards were being handed out last night, a poll was making the rounds as well.
With Tim Tebow practically stealing the award show, he also topped the poll that asked which NFL playoff quarterback would they chose for president.
Not only did Tebow top the poll he also beat out the two QBs playing in today's game, Eli Manning and Tom Brady. It was Manning who came in second and Brady third.
When asked by Reuters about the results, Tebow said, "For all the support I'm very appreciative, it means a lot," He was in Indianapolis, site of the Super Bowl, last week.
He also won from Republicans, was second to Manning with Democrats and finished third with Independents. Geographically, his support was the most strong in the south and western United States. Men and women picked Tebow by a wide margin while whites and Hispanics also gave him the top spot. He was third among African-Americans, behind Drew Brees and Brady. The only age group in which he did not lead was those 45 to 54, who picked Manning by a large margin.
Could there be politics in the future for Tebow? "Maybe one day in the future, not right now though," he noted.
As for the NFL Awards, which were handed out live on NBC Saturday night, the winners are as follows:
Most Valuable Player - Aaron Rodgers, QB Green Bay Packers
Offensive Player of the Year - Drew Brees, QB New Orleans Saints
Defensive Player of the Year - Terrell Suggs, DE Baltimore Ravens
Defensive Rookie of the Year - Von Miller, LB Denver Broncos -
Offensive Rookie of the Year - Cam Newton, QB Carolina Panthers
Comeback Player of the Year - Matthew Stafford, QB Detroit Lions
* The online survey of 2,475 people was conducted last week.
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