Monster Trucks are the Most American Sport on TV Today
If there’s one thing this post is going to do it’s going to convince you that Monster Trucks are the best thing going right now.
Now before I lose you, I can understand why you’re saying, “Maverick, how on earth are you going to convince me that Monster Trucks are better than football or even baseball?”
Well just sit back and let me blow your mind…
“SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!!! WE’LL SELL YOU THE WHOLE SEAT BUT YOU’LL ONLY NEED THE EDGE! KIDS TICKETS STILL JUST $5 BUCKS!”
Growing up in the great U S of A, you’ve probably heard this commercial at least once during your childhood and now as an adult (and I use that term loosely) you can appreciate it even more. There is no better feeling in the world than hearing the roar of the engines over the cheering crowd in person. When those trucks take-off I can feel it deep down in my plums and it makes me wiggle with glee!
Now how is this better than other sports you ask?
First of all, you can’t just simply apply to be a Monster Truck driver. (Trust me, I’ve tried.) You have to travel with a team, build your truck, and know it like the back of your hand. Typical Monster Trucks cost $600,000 yearly to build, staff, compete, transport and maintain on the Monster Jam tour. That’s more money than I’ve made in my entire life!
If you are lucky enough and are deemed worthy enough to drive, you will be allowed to drive at one of their local events. These drivers travel over 45,000 miles a year just to put a smile on their fans faces.
The World Finals are held in Las Vegas which is literally the best place to hold a championship. This year, the “Mad Scientist” did the first ever front flip. How the hell do you even practice that?! I am not a smart man but I do know that front flipping a 10,000lb truck is not an easy task. Hell, I drive a Silverado and it takes me three times to back it in correctly!
So what differentiates Monster Trucks from all other sports you ask? Well, what do baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and soccer all have in common?
Guess who doesn’t have an off season? Monster Trucks!
Growing up everyone loved going to Monster Jam and getting their ear drums blown out by Grave Digger and Max D (for you kids growing up in the ‘90s this was the Goldberg Truck).
While we are on the topic, let’s talk about the G.O.A.T. And no, I’m not talking about Tom Brady but very close!
Grave Digger is the Tom Brady of Monster Trucks. He’s been around for 35-years and is a household name. People travel miles to see him do back flips, donuts, and wheelies. In fact Grave Digger has been around even longer than Tom Brady.
So if you’ve taken anything from this article and you have the chance to see Monster Jam in a town near you, I would highly recommend going. Because what’s more American than Monster Trucks and beer?