Sign up for the latest Jason Tom Newsletter!

Jason Tom's Monster Heartbeat: Pulse of a Rhythm Blog Cast

Detroit Lions to form Gridiron Voltron! 

It’s my birthday week and I figured why not have some fun with the latest installment of my blog cast. The Detroit Lions play at Cleveland Browns on my birthday, Sunday, November 21st.

Detroit Lions at Ford Field photo by Jeff Nguyen

Yes, that means it’s time fo the Detroit Lions to collaborate with the Voltron Lions to form Gridiron Voltron! When the Detroit Lions unleash their “Voltron Force” rushing attack offense complimented by their defense and special teams, they’ll capture their “WIN,” one game at time, in all three phases of the game, this NFL season! Go Lions! Let’s ROAR OUT with the “WIN” in week 11! Let’s do this!


I know that Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams, who watches “anime” all day, knows what the Voltron Lions and Voltron Force are all about. Detroit Lions, let’s show the world what our Lions are all about in week 11. Let’s do this, one game at a time. Let’s improve our record! Was electrifying to watch our Detroit “Voltron Force” Lions rushing attack offense in week 10 at Pittsburg Steelers led by Detroit Lions’ D’Andre Swift, Jermar Jefferson, and Godwin Igwebuike. I will be praying for our injured running backs Jermar Jefferson and Jamaal Williams and our other injured players for their healing and recovery. Will Lions head coach Dan Campbell and coaching staff sooner than later activate running back Craig Reynolds from the practice squad to the active roster to help us capture “wins” this season? Let’s do it!

Detroit Lions Jamaal Williams photo by Jeff Nguyen

As a child of the 80s, I grew up watching the Detroit Lions and Voltron when running back Barry Sanders was on fire and Eddie Murphy as “Axel Foley” donned the iconic NFL Detroit Lions “Beverly Hills Edition” Varsity Jacket.

Detroit Lions outside linebacker Julian Okwara (99), Detroit Lions safety Dean Marlowe (31), Detroit Lions linebacker Alex Anzalone (34), Detroit Lions safety Will Harris (25), and Detroit Lions outside linebacker Trey Flowers (90), Aj Parker, Amani Oruwariye, DaShawn Hand, Tracy Walker celebrate after an interception during a NFL football game agains the Pittsburg Steelers on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in Pittsburg, PA. Photo by: Jeff Nguyen/Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back Barry Sanders

Jason Tom donning the NFL Detroit Lions “Beverly Hills Edition” Axel Foley Letterman Jacket


I recently placed my order of the Detroit Lions Homage x Starter Gridiron Jacket that features the retro Lions logo on the front left chest and throwback “LIONS” wordmark on the back so that I can support and root for the Detroit Lions when they form Gridiron Voltron. I received a text that it has been shipped. I hope it arrives in time for the week 11 Detroit Lions game at Cleveland Browns.


Detroit Lions running back Jermar Jefferson photo by Jeff Nguyen

Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift photo by Jeff Nguyen

Detroit Lions running back Godwin Igwebuike photo by Jeff Nguyen


Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams photo by Jeff Nguyen

 

Detroit Lions running back Craig Reynolds photo by Jeff Nguyen


Let’s go Detroit Lions! Honolulu Blue and Silver, let’s feast and ROAR OUT with the WIN!

Detroit Lions Homage x Starter Gridiron Jacket

Detroit Lions Homage x Starter Gridiron Jacket FrontVintage football attitude in a luxe package: our Detroit Lions HOMAGE x Starter Gridiron Jacket is built for the sidelines, with all the classic details of the original: full-snap buttons, slip pockets, elbow stripes and the essential interior patch. Game days just got a whole lot better. Pay homage.

Detroit Lions Homage x Starter Gridiron Jacket Back

Detroit Lions Homage x Starter Gridiron Jacket Retro Logo Close Up

Detroit Lions Homage x Starter Gridiron Jacket One Pride Tag

Detroit Lions, let’s feast and ROAR OUT with WINS!


Detroit Lions “Bubbles” by Michael Irwin

Voltron Blue Lion

Voltron Yellow Lion

Voltron Green Lion

Voltron Red Lion

Voltron Black Lion

Let’s feast and ROAR OUT,
Jason Tom

The Roar Motor City Sports Talk: Jason Tom 

My recent Facebook Page post about how “I will ROAR OUT for our Detroit Lions” took on a life of its own and it organically picked up momentum that caught wind of Detroit Lions and NFL fans across the nation. Then Justin Valentine of The Roar Motor City Sports Talk Show interviewed me and I’ve since been dubbed the “Most Optimistic Detroit Lions Fan.” Yes, I still support and love the Honolulu Blue and Silver even though we’re 0-8 thus far this NFL season. You can watch the full interview on my blog cast here.

Drop me a comment on my blog.. please do. I would greatly appreciate it. I am looking forward in hearing from you, blog readers, Detroit Lions fans, NFL fans, football fans, and sports fans. And even if you aren’t a sports fan.. this was a fun interview that I wanted to share with you. GO LIONS! Let’s ROAR OUT!

 

The Roar Motor City Sports Talk Show     Detroit Lions

 

Jason Tom Detroit Lions Pro Standard Varsity Jacket
Jason Tom Detroit Lions Pro Standard Varsity Jacket 
 

JASON TOM OPENING ACT QUARTER-FINALIST 

WOW! Your public support and votes for me in Opening Act, the world’s largest online music competition, advanced me as far as 6TH OVERALL in ROUND 5 as a QUARTER-FINALIST. FIERCE competition. I along with 287 fellow contestants got eliminated. Your support and votes helped me to win 1ST PLACE not just one time, not two times, not three times, but four times throughout ROUND 5. I was 1ST PLACE eight times throughout Opening Act in ROUNDS 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, thanks to your public support and daily votes around the clock.

I want to acknowledge that I wouldn’t have advanced as far as I did in Opening Act without your public support and votes. From the bottom of my heart, I want to Thank You! I appreciate you! I am grateful to God for you and your awesomeness!


It has been an exhilarating adventure to have been selected by a panel of judges for Opening Act, the world’s largest online music competition. Like Ted’s excellent adventure and my TEDx Talks.


ROUND 1, over 10,560 of the world’s best musicians and bands competed head to head in ROUND 1 of the preliminaries. I won 1ST PLACE during ROUND 1 of the TOP 15 ROUND of my respective preliminary matrix group thanks to your public support and votes. After ROUND 1, 5,760 contestants were eliminated.

ROUND 2, 4,800 contestants. I won 1ST PLACE during ROUND 2 of the TOP 10 ROUND of my respective preliminary matrix group. After ROUND 2, 1,600 contestants were eliminated.

ROUND 3, 3,200 contestants. I won 1ST PLACE during ROUND 3 of the TOP 5 ROUND of my respective preliminary matrix group. After ROUND 3, 1,600 contestants were eliminated.

ROUND 4, 1,600 contestants. I won 1ST PLACE during ROUND 4 of the GROUP WINNERS ROUND of my respective preliminary matrix group. After ROUND 4, 1,280 contestants were eliminated.

ROUND 5, 320 contestants. I PLACED 6TH OVERALL at the end of ROUND 5 as a QUARTER-FINALIST of my respective QUARTER-FINALS matrix group. During ROUND 5, I was in 1ST PLACE four times throughout ROUND 5.
I along with 287 contestants were eliminated.

ROUND 6, 32 contestants. Which contestants will advance to ROUND 7?

ROUND 7, 4 contestants. Who will come out on TOP to open for Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Doja Cat, Shawn Mendes, the Kid Laroi, and win $10,000?

Hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds of you from around the globe casted your votes and support for me around the clock. Thank You! Supporters like you raised more than thousands upon thousands of dollars for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Incredible feat!

Jason Tom We Can Survive Concert 

I want to thank our community for casting public votes and support in the Opening Act for me to share the stage with Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Doja Cat, Shawn Mendes, and the Kid Laroi for Audacy’s We Can Survive Concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

This year, this online music competition supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

I am humbled to have won 1ST PLACE in the TOP 15 ROUND, TOP 10 ROUND, and TOP 5 ROUND.

You can help me to advance from the GROUP WINNERS ROUND to the QUARTER-FINALS ROUND.

I am grateful to God for you. Here’s the link to vote for me: https://theopenact.com/2021/jason-tom-the-human-beatbox 

I dedicate my participation to my maternal grandmother, whom I got my faith in God, musical gifting, and interest to beatbox from. I was 7 years of age when she took her own life. I am grateful to God for her, because of how she planted seeds in me that God kept on watering.