Brian Tucci in the Washington Post


The Washington Post decided to shed some light on a DC legend of course that doesn’t stop them from turning it into a tragic tale of fortune lost.

“Yet unlike skateboarding’s biggest stars — Tony Hawk, Rob Dyrdek, Bucky Lasek and Shaun White — Tucci has never found a way to cash in on his renown. Instead he has lived a nearly destitute, nomadic existence, couch-surfing at the homes of buddies, shacking up with girlfriends or staying at his mother’s house. “

Yes, Tucci deserves recognition. I could not agree more: Brian deserves his due. However, describing his existence as “nearly destitute” is an insult to him and skaters who sacrifice the comforts of a day to day life. He’s forsaken what? a blackberry? health insurance he might use 2 or 3 times a year? a paycheck he can spend on things he doesn’t need? I read this and I’m uplifted by Tucci’s willingness to stick it through and pursue his calling. Everybody has a lifer in their town who won’t release the dream. These are the folks who usually make it happen. If you’ve forgotten what skating is about read this piece on Tucci and go skate this weeekend. Remember why you started and quit making excuses as to why you’ve stopped.

4 thoughts on “Brian Tucci in the Washington Post

  1. Thanks for the link. I agree with your sentiments. I will never go anywhere in life. But if I can skate for a bit and cope with all the 11-year-olds that are far better than me, things should be alright.

  2. I totally agree! It's a great article about a very cool great person. Why is his a sad story? Cause it said he is irresponsible & doesn't make money? He's better than any other person in the post today or yesterday (& I'm sure tomorrow). So if he had a sponsorship he would be better? Sick social values in a sick society. In a perfect society we could all allow ourselves to be Brians. Loving life is the only thing worth something. Go Tucci!

  3. “However, describing his existence as “nearly destitute” is an insult to him and skaters who sacrifice the comforts of a day to day life. He’s forsaken what? a blackberry? health insurance he might use 2 or 3 times a year? a paycheck he can spend on things he doesn’t need?”WORD!

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