Funny Name

2016 IBM TeamSo what’s with the funny name?

If you’ve ever been to a BBQ contest (or watched one on TV) you know that most of the team names are either horrible meat-related puns or borderline obscene (and often both!). So when we started a BBQ team in Kansas City back in the 1980’s, we needed a team name. My wife and her three friends weren’t overly fond of my first suggestion for a team name: “Goodness, Ward. I think we’ve burned the Beaver.” So…being in the IT industry at the time…I suggested an alternative: “I.B.M. (I Burnt Mine)”. Our team been burning the best bytes under that name since 1988, and it seemed only fair to use the name for my Naples BBQ joint.