Rob Dyrdek has been getting almost as much media coverage as LeBron James lately. It seems that every time we look through the day’s seemingly endless supply of “industry related” press releases that Mr. Dyrdek is involved in at least a few of them. He recently inked a deal with ESPN to televise his Street League contest series, which instantly makes this latest venture legit, because everyone will get to see it go down. Also on the horizon for the busiest man in skateboarding is the season premiere of his MTV show Fantasy Factory.
Now, regardless of the degree which you believe Rob needed Big, you can’t argue that Fantasy Factory is pretty entertaining, and the chance you’re going to tune in is actually pretty good. Not only is Rob quite entertaining, he’s also got a bunch of history about himself that he’s going to reveal to you in an MTV special this evening titled, Who is Rob Dyrdek.
The lead-up to next week’s premiere is sure to have a lot to do with skateboarding, because Rob was such a huge part of the massive growth that brought skateboarding where it is today. Dyrdek is also a great model of how to take something you love and be successful with it. The guy probably wants for nothing, and owes is all to the day he picked up a skateboard. Peep it at 11PM EST on MTV, and next week Fantasy Factory hits the tube at 9:30PM EST.