We've all been there, wedged into the middle seat on a long, hot flight into the abyss. Fourth-stage-of-hell material and a total roll of the dice, depending on who you're smushed in between.
Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor is about as big as they come, and not the guy they had in mind when they designed the airplane seat, especially when he's in the mood to toy with strangers.
The 6-foot-3, 335-pounder was on a flight from Texas to Florida when he noticed the man next to him complaining about Taylor's epic size.
Caught the guy next to me on the plane texting. 6'4 260 black guy next to me FML. Lmao. Well. No elbow room for you sir.
- Phil Taylor (@PhilTaylor98) March 21, 2012
Taylor, drafted in the first round out of Baylor last April, was in Waco to watch Robert Griffin III and his teammates work out at the school's pro day. It's clear the intolerant fellow next to him wasn't an NFL scout -- off on Taylor's height and somehow underestimating his weight. All the more reason to mess with the guy:
"Lmao He bout to be hot Imma lean on em," Taylor tweeted to thousands of followers, eliciting the desired response almost immediately:
Dam he mad lol. http://lockerz.com/s/194581482
- Phil Taylor (@PhilTaylor) March 21, 2012
As Taylor continued to eat up space, the guy flagged down a stewardess: "He just asked can he move. Lol. No sir!!!"
But to Taylor's dismay, the fellow got his way, shuffling off to a new row.
"He got a new seat lol. Still in the middle tho. I'm bout to ask to switch with the lady next to him. Lol"
Friends: This is what's happening in the skies above us.
With props to afactoryofsadness.com for following this drama as big Phil was nestled in his seat.