He’s Fabio

August 16th, 2017

Riley Bullough look-a-like, says mom.

Don’t eff with mom!

It seems Bucs teammates gave undrafted rookie free agent linebacker Riley Bullough the nickname “Joe Dirt” after a mullet-wearing movie character.

That doesn’t sit well with mom.

In last night’s episode of “Hard Knocks,” Bullough met up with his parents before the Bucs first preseason game in Cincinnati. There, Bullough’s mom learned of his nickname. She not only didn’t like it, she thought it was terribly inaccurate.

Bullough has a big mane of hair. His mom noted that the character “Joe Dirt” doesn’t have long hair but a nasty mullet. Bullough, his mom thought, had flowing locks like the male model Fabio. Bullough didn’t disagree but added he didn’t think any of his teammates know who Fabio is.

Later, while at the game, Bullough’s mom overheard someone yelling “Joe Dirt” at Bullough and she was none too pleased.

“Joe Dirt? It’s not Joe Dirt!”

Don’t fool around with mom.

23 Responses to “He’s Fabio”

  1. Long haired white guy Says:

    I’d rather be Joe Dirt than Fabio.

  2. JonBuc Says:

    Really hope Bullough makes the team…fun guy to root for…and like Muscle Hamster, the Joe Dirt moniker might just stick in spite of Mom’s wishes. šŸ™‚

  3. Joe Says:

    Personally think mom is right about Fabio/Joe Dirt but “Dirt” is more fun.

    You know, like “Dirtbag” Longoria?

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    People need to go watch the Joe Dirt movie – he was an underdog who talked trash that everyone loved and rooted for, it’s a great nickname and a memorable one. The guy needs to embrace it. Just think if Martin had embraced Muscle Hamster instead of fighting it – I bet his Q rating would be a lot higher.

  5. Dano Says:

    I died laughing when the mom was pissed lol. Now that name is gonna stick .

  6. Pickgrin Says:

    He’s already dubbed Joe Dirt. The Hard Knocks narrator called him that twice – LOL.

    Sorry mom – you usually don’t get to pick your own nickname. And the harder you fight it the more it sticks. No putting that genie back in the bottle now…

    Bullough’s chances of making this team increased with the Bond injury as he will get more reps now and with Beckwith moving outside full time he should be getting reps as the #2 MLB. That’s a good thing because I thought the 2nd team D looked like crap. 3rd team actually looked much better vs their Bengal counterparts than the 2nd team did – and I think Joe Dirt’s play had something to do with that.

  7. EA Says:

    Joe Dirt is getting a little attention from the show peeps,he seems like a motivated guy, if football doesn’t work out for him he should persue singing.
    I’m waiting to see more of the other line backers thought, where’s Alexander, David? How about the natural pissed off guy ? Seems like GMC has drawn all the attention so far.

  8. RayJameisStadium Says:

    I want RB49 to make this team. He sure has the Ayers fire in him.

    Keep bringing them Licht!!!!

  9. BucUToo Says:

    This guy may just make the team. He’s playing like he wants it. Knifing in to make tackles, firing his teammates up. He may be a hidden talent. And I liked when he was telling his parents that he may be on special teams. That’s where he’s going to make a name for himself here. He’s already got the coaches attention, and Jameis seemed to like him too. I love his fire and attitude. Get him mic’d up screaming “F*$@! YOU” as he hits people.

  10. Irishmist Says:

    All boys look like Fabio to their Mom.

  11. Jdr Says:

    1st nfl play tackle for loss, followrd by two wb pressures… he knows whee the ball is going… very instinctive smart player

  12. SCBucsFan Says:

    His roster spot depends on his ability to play special teams not trash talk.

  13. TampaTown Says:

    If Riley had been called Fabio first that would have stuck. I think his Mom should try to appreciate what an amazing Redneck movie Joe Dirt is and not worry about the looks part. Joe is even a romantic rival of Kid Rock. Side note, how do you pull off Redneck/Southern Rock when you’re from Detroit? Anyway it’s an awesome nickname and it’s making him famous. I say embrace it! Joe, is it possible for you to find out who called him that first?

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    Just think of that Auto Trader endorsement you got coming your way brother.

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    TampaTown – it was Blake Sims that gave him the cherished named of Joe Dirt. Also I agree with you – the name has made him a household name – you have to embrace something like that when it comes along. Well unless you Micheal Jordan and you decide to grow a Hitler mustache and people point it out – then you shouldnā€™t embrace that.

  16. Mike Johnson Says:

    I like the kids spirit out there on the field. And he’s in on a lot of plays. He’s not afraid to punch somebody in the mouth. You gotta like that. I hope he makes the squad.

  17. Wes Says:

    Joe Dirt is a fantastic nickname. Joe Deer-te

  18. 813bucboi Says:

    i hope he makes it too….the best part was when the coach told him, “settle down, your good” right before he entered the game….love his passion and energy….GO BUCS!!!

  19. SOEbuc Says:

    And Joe Dirt is one lucky SOB. He got to be with a young Brittany Daniel and she’s on my top 3 blondes of all time list.

  20. Rod Munch Says:

    SOEbuc – No kidding, she still looks good even in Joe Dirt 2.

    Speaking of which, just a warning, when I saw Joe Dirt is a great fun movie – that only goes for the first one. Joe Dirt 2 is like Caddyshack 2 in fall-off and entertainment value – and for those kiddos out there, that means it’s not very good at all. The concept is great, Joe Dirt time traveler, but the movie – not so good.

  21. Pickgrin Says:

    Had no idea there even was a Joe Dirt “2”. Thanks for the rotten eggs review though Rod – in case I were ever tempted to watch it.

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    Pickgrin – Oh it’s terrible, really really bad, but in fairness it did sort of make it into the territory that I had to keep watching as I wasn’t bored, it was just really really insanely bad. Still if you like Joe Dirt, if you like time travel and you like mob movies, you might be able to sit through it.

  23. godzilla13 Says:

    Just watching him play on Hard Knocks was enough to get me fired up. “PLAY VIOLENT” is the kind of ‘SMASH MOUTH” football I have been looking for.