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Part 3 – You Need A Big Black

The Rob and Big show helped MTV2 achieve its highest rated day in channel history on January 15, 2007. The first full season reached over 70 million total viewers, and was ranked #1 in its time period.

Robert (Rob) Dyrdek was born in Kettering, Ohio and began skateboarding at the age of 11, winning his first competition 24 days later. The same year, Dyrdek became the youngest member of the G&S skateboard team. He turned professional at the age of 16, joining the Ohio-based Alien Workshop team, forgoing his senior year of high school. He reached fourth place at the 1991 World Championships, the first contest he competed in as a professional.

At the age of 25, Dyrdek rededicated himself to street skateboarding. He began competing for the first time since his early professional years and received a multitude of awards and international recognition.

Christopher "Big Black" Boykin (born January 26, 1972) is an ex professional bodyguard.

Boykin is a U.S. Navy veteran, where he was a chef.

Boykin worked as an executive protection specialist until he met Dyrdek in 2003. Boykin is also a member of the hip-hop group "The Chunky Boys." But the thing that sets Boykin apart and garners him his nickname “Big Black” is his obvious size. He is 375-pound, 6-foot-6-inch of protection.

Big Black has Rob’s back.

In life not only do you need someone who is your friend (a Samwise), someone who will kick your rear, you also need someone who will cover your back. You need a Big Black.

3 accounts of someone who acted in the role of Big Black.

The first is rather obscure and may not be that obvious to you. It is found in:

Genesis 9:20-23

20Noah, a farmer, was the first to plant a vineyard. 21He drank from its wine, got drunk and passed out, naked in his tent. 22Ham, the father of Canaan, saw that his father was naked and told his two brothers who were outside the tent. 23Shem and Japheth took a cloak, held it between them from their shoulders, walked backwards and covered their father’s nakedness, keeping their faces turned away so they did not see their father’s exposed body.

Noah has worked and toiled. By the sweat of his brow he has planted a vineyard. By the work of his own hands he has produced fruit. Now the fruit is ripe, so he makes wine and drinks it until he is drunk. As I read this portion of Scripture I realized that Noah had become drunk on the fruit of his own hands. And one of his sons ham’s it up. Ham goes outside laughing at his father’s nakedness. But Shem and Jepheth step in and guard their father’s back. They walk backwards and cover up his nakedness. Ham is cursed for his attack. Shem and Jepheth walk backwards into blessing.

The second instance is one that you were reminded of recently so I won’t spend a lot of time on it this morning. It is the story of Jonathan’s bodyguard/armor bearer found in:

1 Samuel 14:1; 6-7

Now the day came that Jonathan, the son of Saul, said to the young man who was carrying his armor, "Come and let us cross over to the Philistines’ garrison that is on the other side." But he did not tell his father. Then Jonathan said to the young man who was carrying his armor, "Come and let us cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; perhaps the LORD will work for us, for the LORD is not restrained to save by many or by few." His armor bearer said to him, "Do all that is in your heart; turn yourself, and here I am with you according to your desire."


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