Over the weekend, Big Guy and I, along with a bunch of other guys who like sports, were watching the NBA playoffs. Some of you may know that Big Guy will tell you he was a good enough baskteball player that he could have gone to the NBA right out of high school, but he chose, instead to go to a community college that didnt' even have a hoops team because he cared so much about his education. But I digress.
Anyway, Big Guy's - and my - assistant, Reggie Love, has a friend from his days on the Duke basketball team. And after that friend, Shane Battier had a good game, Reg, thought it would be cool to have Big Guy send a text message to Battier congratulating him. We all thought it was pretty funny and a cool idea, until Battier's team lost the next game by 40 points.
After that, Toes went back and looked at all the times Big Guy has sent people text messages and Blackberry messages. Lance Armstrong on a good race back in December? Broken collar bone; last November's email to Chrysler on its hot new car? Bankrupt; Dom Deluise on his birthday? Dead. The result of his text message to all his supporters? Vice President Joe Biden.
We're looking to have his Blackberry "lost" while we're on the road. There has to be a more productive way for him to use his thumbs than destroying America by way of IM.