It's Larry Bird's birthday today… happy 54th Larry!
We didn't know what to get him. I mean… he's probably got all he wants. So we figured we'd get him something with his face or name on it. So we cruised through eBay and found a few cool things.
Like this cooler, for instance. We know Larry likes his beer… and this Bird "Puppet Kooler" cools TWO 12 ounce cans at once. Only $19.99 right now but the auction ends at noon.
Hey, it's almost Christmas… and what better way to decorate than with a tree full of Larry Bird ornaments? This auction is one of many. As of right now, this one is only $1. Personally, I think Larry Bird should be the angel on top of the tree.
One thing Larry Bird was know for was…… ummm…… uhhhh….. dunking?
Well, whatever. How great would this reminder of Larry's youth be sitting on his mantle? Right now, it's only $161. (Only? Yeesh)
This is a classic poster from Bird's college days which features two Indiana State cheerleaders who have apparently discovered a secret about Bird's penis. Or maybe they don't want us to tell their moms what they're about to do in Larry's dorm room. (Seriously… Larry wants you to keep it quiet)
Whatever it is… the bid on this Larry poster is only $7.99 right now.
Yes, that's Larry Bird… but in lapel pin form. It would be perfect for the next team meeting. Larry could walk into his office and just yell "how many of you jerks have a lapel pin made of you?? None?? Ok, now shut up and take notes." I'd pay $2.99 for that to happen. (Or $5 for this one)
Just like Bird lit up our lives as Celtics fans, this Bird light switch plate can help light up any room in the house. However, unlike his uniform color might suggest, this is not a very "green" gift because if the switch is like Larry at all…. it's always "on". Not bad for $5. And it's better than this homemade lamp someone is passing off.
Did you know Larry once owned a hotel? He might not either. But this matchbook will serve not only as a reminder of Larry always being on fire… it's a reminder of failed business ventures of the past. $3 for the matchbook… but I'm sure the memories are priceless.
Birthdays can be exhausting. So when Larry is done partying, he can curl up with himself. He can turn out the light… turn to himself and say "Good night, Larry…" … and then in a ventriloquist voice out of the corner of his mouth he can make the pillow say "good night, Larry" and drift off to restful slumber… all for the low price of $39.99.
Happy Birthday, Legend.