People Keep Tweeting at John Paul Jones Arena and the Results Are Hilarious
Let’s clear the air about John Paul Jones.
For starters, there’s more than one famous John Paul Jones in history. Though the beloved, Speedo-wearing “Bachelor in Paradise” cast member may share two-thirds of his name with a number of popes, there are other John Paul Joneses out there who need some recognition. There’s John Paul Jones the Led Zeppelin member, and John Paul Jones the American Revolutionary War hero who is known as “the father of the U.S. Navy.” Not too shabby!
Last but certainly not least, there’s John Paul Jones of University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena. According to the arena’s website, the building was a proud son’s gift to his father. Class of 1976 graduate Paul Tudor Jones II committed $35 million in 2001 to building a new basketball arena and asked that it be named after his dad, John Paul Jones, a 1948 graduate of University of Virginia School of Law. The arena was completed in 2006.
University of Virginia won the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, so perhaps John Paul Jones has some lucky charms in it. Aside from all the sports games, it also hosts a number of major events and concerts, such as Ariana Grande, The Lumineers, and Jason Aldean.
John Paul Jones Arena has been barraged by tweets as of late meant for the Bachelor Nation member. JPJ Arena’s Twitter account is fully embracing the mix-up, and is having the best time replying to fans’ tweets. Their Twitter bio even reads, “Official Account for John Paul Jones Arena at The University of Virginia. Not named after your favorite Bachelorette/Bachelor In Paradise contestant.”