Friday, June 4, 2010

Some News from Graciemag:

Play for the fans, General!

by Marcelo Dunlop — June 4, 2010.

You don’t question a decision made by the general, especially when the general in question is a respected winner, and a hard nut to crack at that.

But when the general is Fabio Gurgel, the leader of Alliance, his decisions influence the entire Jiu-Jitsu fan population. Pointing out the two Alliance representatives in the absolute black belt contest to start Saturday is in the hands of Gurgel and Romero Jacaré.

That’s where the choice influences fans’ lives a great deal. We cross our fingers in hopes of seeing Marcelo Garcia riding a giant’s back in the absolute.

Alliance’s selection would tend towards the heavier ones, though. Tarsis Humphreys and Bernardo Fario are the likely picks, as they are in supreme form and in competition rhythm. Gurgel and Jacaré know how to make their picks, of course.

But the fans, and this here reporter, and the thousands of spectators watching over would get a lot more excited if they were to see Marcelinho in his weight class and the absolute. And that is our request, asking forgiveness in advance and bracing for any backlash from the General (probably in the comments section below, as Gurgel is an avid reader):

Play for the fans, General. Call up Sergeant Garcia for the platoon on the frontlines. We guarantee the folks in Long Beach will not be disappointed.

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