Herndon inspires bed-ridden man to get up and turn TV off
Updated: April 22, 2011

By , PhillyGameday.com

A 640-pound Philadelphia man cited a lost remote and “that damned David Herndon on [his] TV” as the reasons for rising out of bed for the first time in over 16 years on Thursday.

Kevin Perone, who last stood on his own legs in 1995 and stayed in bed while his house briefly caught fire in 2003, said that he could no longer “just sit there and watch David Herndon.”

“I didn’t know I had the strength to do that,” Perone said of dragging his 640-pound frame across the room to save himself from watching Herndon take the mound. “But I guess when the going gets tough, the tough get going, right?”

Perone said that Herndon not only inspired the 640-pound man to become mobile, but the Phillies pitcher also inspired him to pursue a career in professional baseball.

“If Herndon can do it, then I think have a pretty good shot,” Perone added.

Zaki is the Chief Rocka and senior writer for PhillyGameday.com and thinks you should hurry up and follow the site on Twitter and Facebook before it's too late.

5 Responses to “Herndon inspires bed-ridden man to get up and turn TV off”

  1. Weave on April 25th, 2011 7:54 am

    LOL Zaki. You are a truly talented satirist.

  2. Zaki on April 25th, 2011 11:31 am

    Thanks, Weave!

  3. pablo on April 25th, 2011 9:37 pm

    Hold up nigga! This busta might be the closer soon, the way shit’s going, dawg!

  4. Zaki on April 25th, 2011 9:41 pm

    Haha, if the Phillies are forced to use Herndon as the closer, it’s a wrap. Not just for this season, but it’s a wrap as a franchise….game over.

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