Jobu introduces you to the WWE’s newest superstar Fandango, and the internet craze he’s unwittingly inspired.
The WWE is getting some real mainstream attention these days. No, there wasn’t a corpse rape scene on RAW again. Vince McMahon didn’t get indicted for distributing steroids again. It’s not even the racist and politically charged Jack Swagger storyline this time. So what is it that has us talking about the WWE these days? Why, a dance sensation that’s sweeping the nation. Have you Fandangoed yet? Well you’re missing out. Continue reading →
Jobu tells us about some great athletes and why he wishes he’d seen them sooner.
I’ve grown up around sports my entire life. Whether it was the NBA game of the week that made my family into Larry Bird and Boston Celtics fans even though we lived in South America to being the one to discover and fall in love with baseball when I was five years old and my family moved to the United States to now, when I just get to blabber on and on about it on the pages of Jobu’s Rum. I’ve always been a sports fanatic and, much to the chagrin of my girlfriend, I’ll always be one. The only regrets I have is that, although I’ve seen a lot of amazing athletes in my day, I didn’t get to see some of the all-time greats during their prime years. In some cases, I didn’t see the guys play at all. In others, I was just too young, so I either don’t remember them or couldn’t appreciate them at the time. Either way, I’ll pay tribute to them here and now. Continue reading →
Jobu reacts to Bernard’s stunning title win last Saturday.
I hate posts that speculate on who the best ever is at a sport. Frankly, it’s all relative. It’s also impossible to compare athletes from different eras. Rules and training methods simply change too much from era to era for anyone to make an accurate comparison on how good one athlete is to the other. The “best ever” argument is one designed to end in a stalemate. However, you can probably accurately report on an athlete being among the best ever. I think I have to cast my vote here for Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins, at 48 years old, beat Tavoris Cloud this weekend to become the IBF’s light heavyweight champion of the world. Continue reading →
For those of you who don’t know, legendary FCW/WCCW/WWE manager Bill Moody passed away earlier this week. Those of you who looked at the image above know that Moody isn’t best known by his given name. Some of you might know him as Percy Pringle, III (from his WCCW days in Texas), but I’m willing to bet most of you know him like I did… as the great Paul Bearer, manager to one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history, Mark Calaway, AKA The Undertaker. Today, Jobu’s Rum says goodbye to a legend. Continue reading →
While Jobu is on vacation, enjoy one of our greatest hits as Jerry wonders which past athletes could hold their own in their respective sports today.
There is a decided tendency for sports fans and media alike to assume that whoever the outstanding athletes are at the current time in a given sport, that they must surely be the greatest ever. That no one who came before could possibly measure up, and there could never be another as wonderful once they’re gone. I can understand why people feel that way, what with the advancements in training, nutrition, and pharmaceuticals, it’s very easy to accept that as fact. However, unless you have inside information on the end of the world, believe me, there will be another ‘greatest’ coming around soon enough. While I’m at it, don’t be so quick to dismiss all the ‘greatest’ that went before. I happen to think that there were more then a few of them who could hold their own in the present, and I’m prepared to name a few.
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