It all started back in April. Caleb wanted me to write a story about who the Browns would pick No. 1 overall. But it wasn’t just any story, he wanted me to ask his hero Jake Paul who the Browns would be picking. And what father doesn’t try to accommodate his son? So, I asked Jake Paul.
Much to my chagrin, Jake Paul never responded. Caleb waited with bated breath to see what his response would be. But the NFL draft came and went. The Browns chose Baker Mayfield and Denzel Ward. Yet, Jake Paul never responded. Caleb was heartbroken. How could his childhood hero and Youtube sensation who claims to love his fans, leave his biggest fan hanging with heartbreak?
For fans who do not know who Jake Paul is, now is a good time for an introduction. Jake Paul was born and raised in Cleveland suburb Westlake. While growing up in Westlake, Paul was on the wrestling team.
He also played youth football during his childhood. After much research I found the following highlight video from his athletic days. The commentary by The VlogMom (Jake Paul’s mother) reveals that Jake’s brother Logan Paul cracked his skull in the 8th grade (which explains a lot).
But Jake Paul did not find fame from his athletic prowess (at least not yet). No, his fame came from his groundbreaking work as a Youtube vlogger (he is not a blogger but a vlogger because he makes videos instead of writing). His videos get views numbering in the millions. He moved to Los Angeles where he rents a house that serves as the base of operation for Team 10, Paul’s vlogging crew. His success on Youtube landed him a brief role in Disney’s Bizaardvark.
But Paul’s true claim to fame occurred with the release of two of his most popular music videos. Caleb’s personal favorite was a song titled “Ohio Fried Chicken”. Why should Kentucky get all the fame for fried chicken when Ohio Fried Chicken is better. But his most famous song is titled “Everyday Bro”. Notice how they are wearing OFC shirts.
“Everyday Bro” has over 208 million views. The remix of the song has garnered over 30 million views. Needless to say because of the success of “Every day Bro”, the word “Bro” has become a signature word of Jake Paulers (the name given to people who follow Jake Paul) everywhere.
But how does Jake Paul get on HBO’s Hard Knocks?