Tim Tebow is expected to start the 2018 minor league baseball season with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and my family would love to "adopt" him and have him stay with us for however long he's in town. We live in a modest three-bedroom apartment, drive old cars, and most everything we own comes from a thrift shop. Does that really matter though? Nah! The Taylor family would be the perfect host family for Tim Tebow and these are six reasons why.
Tim isn’t making the big football bucks anymore and he’s not in the baseball majors...yet. We know he needs to save his dollars. So, Tim Tebow, the Taylor family invites you to stay in our guest bedroom free of charge. Hope you like 1970s wallpaper because when you look out your bedroom door- that’s what you’re going to see. But hey, if you stay with us, maybe that will be the nudge that will launch our landlord into the 21st Century.
Philadelphia Eagles Connection
Tim Tebow had a pre-season stint with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015. The Taylor family are huge Eagles fans, so if Tim ever wants to relive memories of his time with the birds, we’ve got about two dozen various Eagles jerseys. We can all play dress-up and re-live the glorious months Tim shared with our team. We have a toddler who knows all the words to the Eagles fight song and we’re even willing to throw in weekly cheesesteak sandwiches. With Wiz. It’ll be just like the City of Brotherly Love has come to Binghamton’s west side.
Daily Wake up Song
Tim Tebow loves Jesus. The Taylor family loves Jesus. If Tim ever wishes he could hear the song 'Jesus Loves Me,' we just so happen to have a three-year-old who would be thrilled to wake up Tim by jumping on his bed while scream singing 'Jesus Loves Me' at the top of his lungs for all of the neighborhood to hear.
Tim and I have the same initials, so it totally wouldn’t be awkward if Tim took a shower and forgot his robe. He could just grab my monogrammed robe off the back of the bathroom door and nobody would look twice at him.
Constant Sports Chatter
Tim Tebow is the same age as my husband who used to work for ESPN, so it’s not like there will be many moments of awkward silence because they’ll be talking sports all the time. If any awkward silent moment do arise, our three-year-old will fill that silence with song. I hope Tim knows the words to 'Father Abraham' because John gets very frustrated with those who don't. Better brush up just in case, Tim.
All the Pictures...all the Time
If Tim stays with us, he'd never think to himself, “Boy, I wish someone would take pictures of me.” I mean, part of the rent-free deal would be constant Tim Tebow photo ops. “Hey! Look, there’s Tim Tebow cooking eggs in my 1970’s themed kitchen!” “Awww, isn’t it cute how Tim tried to hide from me? But! I found him. He was scrunched up under the trampoline. Silly, Tim!” If Tim were ever looking for motivation to make it to the baseball majors, just have him live with the Taylors for a month. Ok...two weeks. Ok...a week.
In all seriousness though, my family and I have so much respect for Tim Tebow. Tim’s parents were Baptist missionaries and my grandfather was a Baptist preacher. Tim and I have both been on several missions trips. What I’m trying to say is that I get it- I know how hard it can be to stand firm in what you believe when the world is on the attack. Tim never wavers and that’s admirable.