Monday, April 25, 2011

"Fabulous Freebird" Buddy "Jack" Roberts

Buddy Roberts recalls the wild times as a Freebird and a Hollywood Blond

Stumbled upon this fantastic article Greg Oliver posted on Canoe's SLAM! Wrestling in July 2010.  I'm a lifelong Freebirds fan as you may have guessed, but Buddy Roberts was known for three things to me:
  1. Being the least awesome of the "original three" Freebirds
  2. "I'm Buddy "Jack" Roberts and you're not."
  3. Dad saying, "I never understood why they stuck that guy in there with them."
That was about it.  Reading this article made me appreciate Buddy Roberts and the career he had so much more though.  I highly recommend you take a minute to look at the life and times of Buddy Roberts.  There are a couple of things that have happened since this article was written.  One, Sir Oliver Humperdink has recently passed away.  Two, WrestleMania 27 came and went without the Fabulous Freebirds being inducted into the WWE HOF.  I can't think of a more perfect place for them to induct the trio* than Atlanta, but WWE chose not to go that way.

Anyway, it's a good read.  Check it out.

*Could be four guys, Jimmy "Jam" Garvin deserves a look as well.