So the missus and I had this friendly debate last night while watching the start of AI's Hollywood week.
Apparently Michael "Big Mike" Lynch, one of the people who made it through to advanced rounds on last night's taped episode, made it all the way to the top 24, but was abruptly kicked off the show weeks ago after Lynch's father told hometown newspaper The St. Petersburg Times how far Big Mike had made it.
Now, Big Mike and his wife recently welcomed their first child into the world. Big Mike, like a lot of AI contestants, was putting lots of his eggs into the contest's basket. But he was pretty level-headed in his attitude and didn't come across like the kind of guy who'd have nothing to fall back on if he failed at AI.
Still, AI producers had the contestants who made it that far, as well as their family members, sign non-disclosure agreements about what was happening with the show.
In spite of that, Papa Lynch told the local paper and got Big Mike booted.
Question: If you're Big Mike are you ticked off at dad?
If not, you are a saint - a real saint, not a Who Dat? Saint - and you may as well stop reading here.
If so though, just how far does your anger go?
I know it's just a "stupid" contest, but top-24 is pretty far along. Big Mike was probably just starting to catch a whiff of what success smells like when his dad pulled the rug out from under him.
So I'm thinking I might be too angry to speak to my pops for a while after that one.
Let me know.
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