We’re inching closer to another Rough N’ Rowdy. There will be an all-star crew behind the mic, including Barstool’s own El Presidente, Big Cat and Pat McAfee, along with comedic legend Bill Burr. They’ll be calling numerous bouts leading up to the main event: Gay Pat vs. the Convicted Felon AKA Pride vs. Prejudice.
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MyBookie has posted odds for every RNR main event, but, to my knowledge, this is the first time since RNR1 that undercard fights had odds posted. I may be mis-remembering, but I know for sure it’s the first time I’ve written up odds for undercard fights since then.
Ryan Young (Local Cop) vs. Alan Brothers (Skater)
- Cop: -200
- Skater: +160
I would definitely call this the second-most anticipated fight of the evening behind the main event. Perhaps it’s the most anticipated bout for some. It comes with a hell of a backstory, too.
Per the Youngstown Vindicator:
Police Chief Dennis Puskarcik believes Young was likely goaded by the production team to act inappropriately during filming but said that otherwise Young was a good officer. “I want to make myself perfectly clear, Mr. Young is an excellent officer, he just got caught up in the moment, and I think he allowed this Barstool Sports crew to control him,” Puskarcik said. “I feel terrible about what happened.” Puskarcik said he allowed Young to interview with the crew, but never agreed for the crew to go on calls or for Young to demonstrate a stun device on them. “The video was inappropriate for any officer,” Puskarcik said. “If we had known the full extent of what they planned to do, it would have never been approved.”
Luckily, El Pres “did it again” by paying Young double his yearly salary to continue on and fight as planned.
He will be facing “Big Al” Brothers, who isn’t a thin little skate punk. The nickname Big Al isn’t ironic in the least bit.
Big Al is indeed a big boy — so big, in fact, that I don’t understand why the cop is such a large favorite. The cop has the hand-to-hand combat training in his favor, but boxing is a different animal. At such a nice payout, I can’t resist … my dad is a cop, too!
The Pick: Skater +160
Anna “Conda” Patoray vs. Hannah Fryer
- Patoray: -150
- Fryer: +120
These odds have personally pissed off Ms. Fryer.
— Hannah (@hannahfryer6) July 30, 2018
She hasn’t taken kindly to being the underdog, and I can’t say that I blame her. It looks like she would win most of the bouts against the boys, so why is she a dog vs. Anna “Conda”?
Anna “Conda” Patoray says Pittsburgh will be changing their colors from Black and Yellow to Black and Blue once she’s done with them. She steps in the ring on August 5 at #RnR4 to defend her hometown. Don’t miss out, pre order the fight now➡https://t.co/XnsrpgmCvK pic.twitter.com/kupan8i4UZ
— Rough N’ Rowdy (@roughnrowdy) July 24, 2018
It looks like the Anna “Conda” has some muscles of her own, but I don’t believe she should be favored over Fryer, a physical specimen. Fryer doesn’t have a cool nickname, but it looks like she’s pulling more than four bills in that picture. Once again, give me the pooch!
The Pick: Hannah Fryer +120
Wayne Walters vs. Patrick McGlone
- Walters: +200
- McGlone: -300
Wayne Walters is making things personal as he calls out @mcglone47, firefighter of Youngstown. Let’s get it on! #RnR4 is TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY. Pre order it now for the early bird price here: https://t.co/XnsrpgmCvK pic.twitter.com/DUeTXrjucF
— Rough N’ Rowdy (@roughnrowdy) July 22, 2018
McGlone is currently the largest favorite in the history of Rough N’ Rowdy. Let that sink in. I didn’t quite understand it at first. When I did some sleuthing, I stumbled upon his Instagram, which contains videos of him deadlifting six bills and cleaning 350.
In addition, McGlone is a local firefighter, and his boys will have his back in the crowd. I personally won’t be betting on it, but the odds appear to be warranted.
The Pick: Patrick McGlone -300
The Swedish Meatball vs. The Italian Stallion
- Meatball: -120
- Stallion: -120
Levi Ifft AKA the Swedish Meatball is an interesting fella. First off, I have certainly never seen the last name Ifft before. Secondly, well … just watch the video.
— Rough N’ Rowdy (@roughnrowdy) July 20, 2018
From what I’ve gathered, Matthew Fusillo is the Italian Stallion. He appears to have a serious size disadvantage against the Meatball. With this one listed as a toss-up per the odds, I have to take the pure bulk mass Ifft is bringing to the table.
The Pick: The Swedish Meatball -120