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. lathebiosas

    You need help

    December 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. McLovin

    Not the real McLovin. Please report abuse.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ohhh...ok

    A celebrity chef would be nice to have as a neighbor...like that grill guy or the Italian lady.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Charles Hubbard

    Hopefully Tim doesn't have a swimming pool in the shape of a NIKE swoosh!!!

    I let Tim Tebow know that he would be honored by God if he quit promoting the company named in honor of the pagan goddess NIKE.

    He talks about being a role model... but I want a role model that honors God above every god... a role model that wants nothing to do with the goddess NIKE that Satan has come up with to take honor away from God.

    Tim Tebow should honor God and watch his game improve.

    I asked God if He wanted me to share that above information online... I was led to go to the Bible... put down my pen without looking to get an answer from God... it was touching two words "spread rapidly"

    December 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. McLovin

    Again, not the real McLovin. Please report abuse.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. LAYLA

    Really CNN? This is your grand poll of the day?

    December 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Paul

    Christ to His disciples: “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you." ...John 15:18-19

    December 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • JJ

      Psalm 137:9 – Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

      December 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. William Edis

    Does he have any friends at all lol he is way over rated for what he can really do. maybe he has Muslim friends lol

    December 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. The real McLovin

    God loves everyone, even people who impersonate other people with hate messages.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. sammy sozo

    I would have liked to have him be my neighbor until he threw 4 interceptions in his last game. Jesus must not care that much about him.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. McLovin

    God please help me because I am a total idiot.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ron Parks

    As far as quarterbacks go, Tebow is no more than a little piece of meconium. He might be a nice kid but the constant-undeserved media hype is making people hate the guy.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. sammy sozo

    Jesus done left Chicago – and he's on his way to New Orleans.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. McLovin

    Why do I hate myself so much? Please help me stop.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ddferrari

    Tebow's Broncos have lost two games straight, so where was God for those games? I love the illogical thinking that permeates religion: when it's a good thing, God did it; when it's bad, God didn't do it, he was just there in the aftermath to help us. He could save us all a lot of trouble if he'd just stop tragedies in the first place.

    I wouldn't want him living next to me... these overly zealous religious types consistently turn out to be some of the most judgmental and vindictive types around. Plus, 11% of voters in a small and stupid poll doesn't exactly make him America's sweetheart, does it?

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

      You sound pretty vindictive and judgmental yourself.

      December 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • nwatcher

      I'll bet if he was your neighbor you'd treat him like trash – then he would do your yardwork for you when you got sick, fix your fence (meant to keep him out) and bake you cookies till you were better...

      December 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Common Sense 123

      Tim Tebow has NEVER said God was the reason he won games. He thanks God after each game, win or lose. Don't try to make up a story that does NOT exist. Educate yourself.

      December 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • pockets

      There is no god, so relax people and enjoy yourself. RIP Hitch, you were right about 'it' all.

      December 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • pockets

      Common sense? Educate yourself, the comic book you refer to as the bible is 66 books written over 2 centuries and they still could not get it right, its a frightening display of an invisible diety in the sky. One who 'apparently" flooded the planet and killed everyone excep noah and his family.....lots of incest in the comic book now isn't there. Weird garbage.

      December 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • ComSenseWiz

      Ridiculous survey. Personally, I would prefer no celebrities next door as it brings too many "undesirables" into the neighborhood. If I had a celebrity next door, a low key, non-religious, non-fiction believer would definitely be preferred. You know, a sane, normal type.

      December 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • ddferrari

      @ nwatcher I think you're confusing Tebow with Ned Flanders, which- hilariously- is spot on!!

      @ Common Sense 123 Why CAN'T I make up a story that doesn't exist? Religion does it all the time, yet you foolishly believe them, despite zero scientific proof in over 2000 years.

      I wonder how many devout followers of the various religions would exist if the threat of eternal damnation had never been part of the storyline?

      December 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Intolerance is Failure

      I love that you admitted to making up lies about Tebow. Really nothing else to say after you admitted that. Well done.

      December 29, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
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