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. DaninTampa

    If that pretttyboy was my neighbor i would parade around the house naked and install a monitor outside my house in his direction that wouls display the erotica any time one of my boyfriends came over! I'll bet if he saw two guys giong at it his head would explode ha ha!

    December 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Excellent!

      December 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jose

      He isn't gay. He wouldn't look at you and your karposi's sarcoma.

      December 28, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandra

      @Jose Don't know what planet you're from, buy gay doesn't mean AIDS. Grow a brain.

      December 28, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandra

      @Jose Don't know what planet you're from, but gay doesn't mean AIDS. Grow a brain. (sorry, typo in the first one)

      December 28, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Paul

    Puke.

    December 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. danial54

    He's cool.........just have to shoot at the paparazzi when they trespass 🙂

    December 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. DaninTampa

    My neighbors are mostly Gay, and I like it that way, cuz I am too! Welcom to Old Seminole Heights / Sulphur Springs, the Gayest place on earth

    December 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lewis

    None of the above got 42%.
    That was the real winner.

    December 28, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Paul

    "outspoken faith." Since when is being Christian in the United States make you outspoken?

    December 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buzzer

      Because alot of people that "claim" to be Christian are only "luke warm" and are not "on fire" for Christ, therefore lack strong conviction to "speak boldly" without caring what society thinks of them....saying you "love Jesus" to alot of people isn't "cool".

      December 28, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Judy Mason

      Outspoken "Christians" are hypocrites. They are all display and no substance. Read Mathew 6:6.

      December 28, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Intolerance is Failure

      @Judy

      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 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. openminded19

    IIf he was following any religion besides christianity on the field, people would not stand for it. If he announced he is atheist he would be ostracized.

    December 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buzzer

      He would be ridiculed because the vast majority of people make it a point to say they're Atheist in public simply to counter people of faith and call them delusional and ignorant, for whatever reason...does Bill Maher ring a bell?

      December 28, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buzzer

      LOTS of athletes have changed their name signifying that they are now Muslim...Muhammed Ali for example. I never saw them attacked personally by fans, sports writers or society in general...unless you can give an example.

      December 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      I prefer people that are quite and mind their own business. I doubt you could do that Dave.

      December 28, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Matt

    Cult of personality

    December 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sheepleherder

    If he were my next door neighbor, I WOULD BE RICH!!! Who cares what he believes, if I could afford to live next to him, I would be making lots of money.

    December 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. TriXen

    Yep, but I'd still put my PATRIOTS banner out in front of my house! 😉

    December 28, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Hugh Jass ©

    No thanks. I would prefer Kate Upton as my celebrity neighbor.

    December 28, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dave

    This whole tim tebow craze is just christian america trying to push its own agenda on one of the biggest stages in america the nfl. If tim tebow were a devout muslim and praised alla like he does jesus he would be the vilified and people would not be rooting for him or talking about him or wanting to live next door to him

    December 28, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dave

    Also Mrs. Stroud Muhammed ali was pre 9/11 the muslim religion changed in the face of most americans on that day it. I believe most americans view it as a modern day communism

    December 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      This is my first and last response to this stipid form of communication. I prefer people that are quite and mind their on business. I doubt you cna do that Dave. Now I will mind my own business.

      December 28, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bob

    I meant can Dave. Sorry about that.

    December 28, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Spiker715

    I've posted this already today on a couple of other pages.....he is probably a really good guy however, he needs to read Matthew 6:6 and take it down a notch! As the Bible says, they will know we are Christians by our love....not by "Tebowing" on the sidelines of a football game that God doesn't give a rip about!

    December 28, 2011 at 9:27 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."

      There are tons more along those lines...

      December 29, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
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