What happened to BIG BROWN?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ups1990, May 7, 2009.

  1. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    It's been a year since the horse Big Brown, came on to the racing scene. I, was never into horse racing, until this horse was winning by large margins and the fact that the owner loved UPS.

    Has anyone ever seen the horse in person or met the owner?
    Is he retired to a stud?
  2. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    He was an over-achiever, doing more than most horses. Faster, stronger, good attitude. Then he hurt his knee, and his trainers ran him anyway, since that was his job. Then he tried to be safe, do his races at an acceptable pace, but his trainers thought he was milking it & he was put back in the stable. Last I heard, the horse was unable to perform his studly duties, he was so depressed & disillusioned.
  3. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    ...or he was demoted to a grazing position because he could not recite, word for word, the six habits "Pooping In Public" (PIP)
  4. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    No, wait, he was let go because he didn't use three points of contact when entering his trailer. The Union was involved, claiming it was not possible because he had no opposable thumbs, and they agreed to a paid suspension period.
  5. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    ...OK - I've officially had too much coffee this morning....
  6. wannabeups

    wannabeups Member

  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I heard "No more pictures and he is put out to STUG."
  8. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Like STUG, Big Brown was given a week off without pay and then returned to duty. BB is implementing safe work methods now instead of going like a bat out of hell but since he isn't as fast as he once was he is being tormented with frequent, unannounced OJS rides.

    NO WAIT! I take this back......

    Since BB is/was closely associated with management and the good folks in the Ivory Towers he will be accomadated, unlike the hourly union horses, and given a job doing essentially nothing but acting stud.
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Yep, no contract was in the way.
  10. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Yep, can you say, "discrimination based on forced membership in a labor organization"?
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I'll have to practice. :happy-very:
  12. upser_J

    upser_J New Member

    I heard he got bumped out of his job by some carriage driving horse, hope he didn't get bumped into the glue factory, I've heard bad things about there
  13. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I heard he is still fighting ups over his injury as ups is claiming that the injury occurred while he was off duty . As a result, he has yet to receive one dime from workman's comp and is currently hiring himself out as a male gigolo in order to make ends meet.
  14. old brown shoe

    old brown shoe 30 year driver

    I heard that he was fitted with a GPS and then fired for doing a blind side back out of his horse tralior.
  15. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    one word-----------------------------GLUE:surprised:
  17. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Ive heard he was sent to pasture, but he didnt put his seat harness on in a nano second so he is in big brown Jail. He was told to walk not run and he broke that rule too. He left the barn door open and the other horses got out then he shut it when the biggest brown horse came around the corner at a trot, but it was too late he was caught, so they brought in another two big brown horses to take his place for half the price anyway.
  18. Jack4343

    Jack4343 FT DR Specialist

    Somebody had to do it...

  19. speeddemon

    speeddemon Guest

    He was over allowed.
  20. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    After his injury he returned to work and was told he was on the frequent injury list because it was a knee injury. He was forced to spout off the 5 and 8 keys multiple times during the day. He had a horse that has about 1/1000th the experience he has telling him he wasn't doing his job right. Then he was laid off and forced to work in the fields with the plow horses.
    Last edited: May 8, 2009