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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soundoff (314 Responses)
  1. Justin

    The one role model in football for kids who doesn't kill dogs, sale drugs, or tweet his junk to women yall bash on. Yall bash on him because he prays? News flash the entire team sometimes prayers before they go out on the field in the locker room. Im not even that religious or a Broncos fan and i realize that football needs more role models like this guy. So how about all you haters and all the people who are in the Atheist Religion ( yes I do consider Atheism a religion) shut the **** up.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • JusDav

      Surely you do not believe there is only one "good" role model in football. How shallow you seem to be.
      just pray to your god that you will have the strength to make it through the day again today, so that you may continue your childish beliefs.


      December 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • NoodleHat

      I agree atheism is a religion, but it does far less damage than the space ghost that teabag prays to. I wouldn't want this nutjub anywhere near me. Jesus freaks like him annoy me.

      December 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      NoodleHat is right on the money 🙂

      December 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      Off course there is not only one "good" role model in football. Thats not the point i was making there buddy. Speaking of shallow... You are just as shallow by saying that. Hypocrite.... As for praying I don't pray much... As for my belief in god i have a diff. view than most. So keep your ignorant comments to yourself.

      December 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      How do you know he is a jesus freak.... I consider praying to Jesus and praying to God as to different paths.

      December 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JusDav

    I will always prefer "christians" to be my neighbors. They may hold archaic, unbelievable beliefs, but they are generally harmless. As long as you do not listen to the rhetoric they spew.


    December 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. McPheebee

      Yeah, right. Sandusky is a Christian too!

      December 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tim tebow is god

    tebownoise-dot-com lets the real fans talk about tebow time!

    December 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • McLovin

      You are very very sick...I pray for you.

      December 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mr. McPheebee

    Tebow would make a good neighbor for Sandusky.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. McLovin

    What do you call a man with arms, legs, and faith who can't play NFL football very well?

    December 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • SideOfBacon

      and see, i would have gone with the entire Indianapolis Colts active roster...

      December 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. McLovin

    What do spoiled Americans (like myself) do when they are bored?
    Blog about Tim Tebow.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. McLovin

    Wrong McLovin. Please report abuse.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. McLovin

    Love the man, hate the QB because he is lousy.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Candace Clough

    REALLY REALLY stupid poll

    December 28, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mj

    Curious how the poll would have turned out if Bill Maher was included.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Forrest

    Absolutely I want Tebow for my neighbor! Dude's got character; albeit not perfect, he strives!

    December 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Forrest

    Only one way to find out if there's nothing, no God after death...DIE. Best of luck!

    December 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • JJ

      Not neccessarily. Perhaps god doesn't grant an afterlife.

      December 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Feste-Plague

    Tebow is the reincarnation of Jesus

    December 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • lathebiosas

      If he could walk on water I would think he could throw a better pass......

      December 28, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gordon

      Please don't say that about Tebow. He seems to be a very nice young man who loves God, but he is just a man. Jesus stands alone.

      December 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. lathebiosas

    Manger scene stays up year 'round.....

    December 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mark

    No thanks, I don't want to live next door to a religious nut!

    December 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rae Ann Pointer

      But then again who would want to live next door to someone who would hate you because of your religion?

      December 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • gasly130

      Would you rather have Sandusky, you twit?

      December 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
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