Welcome to Cocky & Rude Fight Club! The rules to the game are simple. Each week we’ll introduce our fighters. We’ll do the leg work and help you analyze their strengths and weaknesses. Then we’ll put the results to vote. You’ll pick which combatant will decimate their opponent in the knock-down, drag-out brawl of Cocky & Rude Fight Club! Let’s meet this week’s fighters…
It’s no exaggeration to say that Tom Hanks is one of the most famous men in Hollywood. As an actor, producer, director, writer, voice-over artist and speaker, his film projects have grossed over 3.639 billion dollars. The quintessential nice guy has been nominated five times for an Oscar, and has won twice. Hanks has also distinguished himself from other megastars by staying in the spotlight but out of the tabloids, with a stable off-screen life with his actor wife, Rita Wilson, and their children. Hanks’ secret weapons include kindness, Oscar beatings, a group of powerful friends (including Stephen Spielberg and Ron Howard), prop guns from Saving Private Ryan, exceptional foot speed (see: Forrest Gump) and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln (a distant relative).
Fan Favorite, FDot, is a worthy opponent for Tom Hanks. Here’s his story, in his own words: “Found abandoned in a hallway of a Greenwich Village hospital, I was raised by the Mole People of NYC until I was 6. Sent out on a quest to gather scraps of food from high end restaurants, I was discovered by a middle-aged couple and taken to live in the suburbs. The rest of my formative years were spent in Catholic grammar and high schools. I entered the teaching profession as a way to hang on to my youth, a youth that keeps me looking much younger than my physical age. My days are spent hanging up on telemarketers while my nights are spent looking for a social life. I once ran over a squirrel with my car. I enjoy listening to music with the sound turned off. I believe in unexplained phenomena and the spirit world, as some spirits owe me money. I have been known on occasion to eat food, especially if someone else is paying. Mostly, I stay quiet in the background and observe, waiting for the perfect moment to arrive.” FDot’s secret weapons include: “the power to charm others with my innocence and naivete and the power to self-preserve myself over others.”
Who will win in the battle of Fan Favorite vs. Fan Favorite? Both contestants are the beloved by the world … but there can only be one winner. Will Hanks drop his nice-guy persona and smash FDot over the head with one of his Oscars? Or will FDot blind Hanks with the burning glow of his innocence before sneaking in for the kill? There’s only one rational way to decide which fighter will win this battle. We’re putting this no-holds-barred fight to a vote. The poll will be open for approximately 24 hours, and you may vote as many times as you want.That’s right — we’re not blocking repeat votes, so vote now and vote often for your favorite Cocky & Rude Fight Club opponent.
Check back on Sunday for the results!
Thanks to FDot & Michelle M. for your assistance with this post!