Tebow tops 'most desirable celebrity neighbor' list
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has scored big in two public-opinion surveys this month.
December 28th, 2011
12:53 PM ET

Tebow tops 'most desirable celebrity neighbor' list

NFL insiders and fans don’t think enough of Tim Tebow to put him in the Pro Bowl, but a decent portion of the American public might be OK with him barbecuing next door.

The Denver Broncos quarterback, who has made a name for himself in part through his outspoken faith in God and a number of comeback wins this season, is the most desirable celebrity neighbor for 2012, according to a survey from the Zillow real estate information company.

The annual survey asks more than 1,000 U.S. adults which celebrity or celebrity couple they’d most like to be their neighbor next year. It should be noted that respondents were given only seven from which to choose, plus “other.” But Tebow topped that list, garnering 11% of the vote.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (10%) were runners-up, followed by Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux (9%). A plurality of respondents 42% said “none of the above,” and “other” got 11%.

The survey results were released Wednesday, a day after USA Today announced that Tebow was the United States’ 11th most-admired man for 2011 two spots behind Bill Gates but ahead of the Dalai Lama in a USA Today/Gallup Poll.

Tebow began the season on the sidelines but became Denver’s starting quarterback after the Broncos’ 1-4 start. Tebow has won seven of his 10 starts, helping put Denver in position to clinch a playoff spot heading into the final regular-season game this weekend.

His victories many of them featuring come-from-behind heroics in the fourth quarter have come despite relatively low passing yardages. He has delighted many Broncos fans, those who cheered him at the University of Florida and many others inspired by his success. But he has also spurred debate on sports talk shows and elsewhere about how good of a passing quarterback he is, how much credit he can claim and how much success he will be have over his career.

Tebow’s victories had some wondering whether fans, coaches and players would select him for the NFL’s Pro Bowl, but the league announced this week that the three signal-callers representing Tebow’s conference would be New England’s Tom Brady, Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and San Diego’s Phillip Rivers.

The Denver Post has reported that Tebow finished fifth in voting, meaning he is the second alternate.

As for the other celebrities who were on Zillow’s list for the neighbor survey, they were Jennifer Lopez; Beyonce and Jay-Z; Nancy Grace; and Kim Kardashian. For the list, Zillow chose celebrities that made headlines throughout the year, spokeswoman Lauren Riefflin said.

Actress Sandra Bullock was last year’s most desirable celebrity neighbor.

Other recent Tebow news:

Maher faces backlash after lewd Tebow tweet

SNL Tim Tebow controversy continues debate over quarterback's faith

'Tebowing' high school students suspended for blocking hallway

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  1. mike collins

    Yet another shining example of cnn pushing its' agenda on the ignorant masses. If this is not the most flagrantly bigoted poll by an organization that espouses "acceptance" then i don't know what is.

    and it sheople fall for it.

    December 29, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Duane in Fremont

      Can you explain how, or is it just a blind "I hate the media and the world, because my life didn't go as I wanted" rant?

      December 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Al H

    Enough already! So tired of hearing this...making me sick. Every sports newscasts in Denver, since the beginning of football season, started with the mention of his name. What about the other 47-players, banging their heads...getting hurt, that don't get any mention or air time at all. Can't wait for this miserable season and the glorification of this person to END...

    December 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duane in Fremont

      Yet, you not only read part of it – you took time out of your day to type a comment. Who won? I think CNN won. You are an idiot.

      December 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duane Has A Point

      The word "idiot" might have been a bit strong, but...

      December 30, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. hippediva

    I'd like to remind Mr. Tebow of Matthew 6, vs. 5-6. Stop making a show of piety!

    December 29, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Intolerance is Failure

      That's a favorite verse amongst atheists that do not believe in God, often taken out of context.

      Try these on for size...

      1 Corinthians 10:31
      “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

      Mark 16:15
      And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation."

      2 Timothy 4:2-3
      "Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction."

      Acts 10:42
      "And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead."

      I could go on and on, but you get the point.

      December 29, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Susan

    Tim Tebow is a fake on his knees. Most people will recognize this. Not a neighbor of mine please.

    December 29, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • jwiley

      love & peace

      December 30, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Intolerance is Failure

    Reading the posts by the overt atheists on here is quite astonishing. They come across as so intolerant, hateful and illogical. I would have anybody as a neighbor but them!

    December 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • JP

      You should move to Iran or some other Muslim fanatic country. Then you could have all the "religeon" you want!

      December 30, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • bonester

      What's astonishing is your self-righteousness.

      December 30, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • jwiley

      I agree. STOP THE HATE. LOVE & PEACE=GOD! FINAL

      December 30, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • miscreantsall

      Oh please shut up! It's not a believing in God or not thing……moron!

      It's about private behavior or the lack there of.

      This whole Tebow thing is so frackin ridiculous.

      December 31, 2011 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. Diana Strain

    New American Standard Bible (©1995)
    "But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

    December 29, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Intolerance is Failure

      That's a favorite verse amongst atheists that do not believe in God, often taken out of context.

      Try these on for size...

      1 Corinthians 10:31
      “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

      Mark 16:15
      And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation."

      2 Timothy 4:2-3
      "Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction."

      Acts 10:42
      "And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead."

      I could go on and on, but you get the point.

      December 29, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • jwiley

      Inner room means inside yourself. 24/7 365

      December 30, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bill Walker

    Tebow is just one of millions of zealots with which America is so 'blessed'. Got religion ? Keep it to yourself.

    December 30, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yawnnn

      You're but a minority of spiteful, hateful Americans.

      December 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. rain

    Who were the bumpkins that were polled for this?

    I'd rather have Jessica Alba as my neighbor!

    December 30, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. JP

    Jesus! This guy's just one more overpaid, prima donna "athlete". I can't imagine anybody having so little of a life, and so little self respect that living next to him would mean anything at all.

    December 30, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. gratular

    too funny! People want this guy as a neighbor cause he plays football and has lots of money, yet they don't realize they couldnt afford to live in the neighborhood Tebow does, and on top of that, he would be a "terrible" neighbor because he's never home... Americans really have their heads in the sand..

    December 30, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. RW

    Tebow a joke... Pats and Bills was a good reality check for Tebow and GOD. The media is making this to much of a deal.

    December 30, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Biff Bifferson

    The headline that should appear on this story:

    FOUR TIMES AS MANY PEOPLE WANT "NONE OF THE ABOVE" NEXT DOOR AS SOME LAME CELEBRITY

    December 30, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tmz will and jada

    Hooked on interesting aprons ; enlargement associated with advertising and amusing reports ; Tickling the amusing bone ring tones ; appreciate a number of humorous video tutorials and also amusing photos on the …Funny pictures

    February 8, 2012 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
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