During filming of The Best of It Dink glowingly talked about his sports pager. In fact, there would be interviews when Dink routinely would be distracted having to check scores on his beloved pager every couple of minutes. “Dink and His Pager” was actually a scene that was in the film and Scott Pearson Eberly begrudgingly cut. Fortunately the scene lives as an iTunes Extras with the purchase of the film on iTunes and Vimeo.
Ironically, Dink recently went on The Wager Pager Podcast to discuss gambling, tell some stories, talk ‘The Best of It’ and yes, talk about pagers. Anyone who refers to The Best of It as a ‘Cult Classic’ has to know what they’re talking about, right?
Click here to listen | The Wager Pager Podcast (episode 17) with Chris Rodgers & Mercedes Barba
Millennials would be amazed the great lengths a gambler would go to for a score. A sharp used a pager, a square used the Headline News crawl and their sports 20/50 minutes past the hour.
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