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Tubby Fan
Name: James Routt
Location: Lexington Ky.
ZIP: 40504
Gender: Male {last I checked
Member since: November 03, 2005
Last visit: December 19, 2006

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Sports Bio

I am a diehard Kentucky basketball fan.I Played Minor league baseball in the late 70's as a DH,a position that I ironically detest.I grew up in Chicago as a Big Cubs fan {still am}and now I reside in Lexington Ky.

Recent Comments

Tubby Fills A Gopher Hole...

As my name implies,I am a Tubby fan,but as a long time UK fan{since 1968},the program here in Lex-town is slipping badly. 25 Losses in 2 years is intolerable here.It is now time for a change. Local fans here are hoping for Donavan{Fla},Calipari{Memphis},or Pitino{the irony,Louisville}.Any other name {Gillespie,Creen,Few} will be met with a resounding BOO. However,Minnisota is getting a GREAT coach,class act,and the finest example of a human being that I have ever had the pleasure of dining with.His concerns are with the "Student Athlete",his grad-rate is high,and the quality of his recruits is stellar.Unfortunately players with great character do not always translate to victories and national championships.{I give you Joakim Noah,with his chest-pounding,egotism that would not play with Tubby.} These three things I know are true 1-Minnasota will become a very good team 2 the Big Ten will fear Minnasota soon 3The powers that be ,the first chance they get,will set Kentucky and Minnasota on a collision course in the NCAA tournament

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:39 AM on March 23, 2007

Tim Hardaway, the yin to Jon Amaechi's yang:

It is a shame that Jackie Robinson wasn't openly gay. Then we gotten this all out of the way a long time ago. As wrong as I find Mr. Hardaway's opinions,I find it sickeningly refreshing to hear someone actually speak his true feelins,instead of Bald-faced lying to a PC minded public.The one thing that we tend to overlook in this country is--the thing that makes our country the best in the world is that we have the ABSOLUTE right to HATE anyone for no more than the color of their skin, or their religion,or their sexual oriantation.I truly wish that more bigots would speak their mind,for no other reason ,so we would know whom to Deify,and whom to villify.

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:43 AM on February 15, 2007

Hot pajamas! Noah takes the heat off Brewer

The Wildcats shot 3 for 22 from three,and 11 for 21 from the stripe.If they had shot 70 percent from the free throw line and only 25 % from three,they would have won by double digits.Donavon was outcoached and Noah and Horford were virtually shut down. Good Luck Repeting,Billy.

posted by Tubby Fan at 12:27 PM on February 11, 2007

Suspensions Handed Out

They took "Mellow's pot away from him and look how violent he becomes.He needs a few games to go home,light one up,and,"Mellow" out.

posted by Tubby Fan at 12:38 AM on December 19, 2006

Legally blind woman, 94, bowls a 244.

And for all these years,I've been wearing my glasses. Who Knew?

posted by Tubby Fan at 08:43 AM on December 01, 2006

Yanks talk with Tigers about Sheffield

Reports out of Chicago had "Uncle Lou"and the Cubbies inquiring about Sheff for left field.I guess that Matt Murton's above 300 BA,and more than decent glove aren't as good as 30 HR's.But I'm afaid that deal would involve Carlos Zambrano wearing pin stipes as well. Not worth the aggrevation CUBBIES.

posted by Tubby Fan at 12:49 PM on November 10, 2006

Leave It to Buckner

When I was a child,I saw Mickey Mantle drop a fly ball.I,ve seen Albert Pujols make several errors.Al Kaline,Pete Rose,Carl Yastremski,even God forbid,Ozzie Smith--I have seen with my own lyin' eyes make errors.Pretty good company-huh?Much better list to be on than those players who never got to play long enough to "boot" one.

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:24 AM on October 30, 2006

Ex-heavyweight Berbick Dead.

I love the report of the spokesman who said that "he was a really tremendous guy,except for a few bumps in his life".Isn't that like saying that Jack the Ripper "was a really friendly chap,except for all those prostitutes that he carved up and all"?

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:33 AM on October 29, 2006

Joe Niekro dies at the age of 61

I grew up in Wrigley field in the early to mid-60's,and had many chances to watch the Niekro brothers do their thing.They could beat you with their arms and with their bats as well.The tear in my eye reminds me well of their pitching-----Not a dry ball in the house. Bye Joe,I hope you are "safe at home"

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:02 AM on October 28, 2006

No compromise here!

Agreed,yerfatma,I,too am curious about other country's sporting news,but after bronxgirl's remarks,I am a little confused myself. Are McCarver and Buck calling that game too?

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:58 AM on October 27, 2006

Miami, FIU have 31 suspended for role in brawl

Did anybody not see this coming?Miami doesn't field a football team , they field a gang.They have no self-control,and very little control from the coaching staff. They seem to have the Bob Huggins school of recruiting, you know{you can either do your time or join our team}Recruit Thugs and this is what you get.

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:49 AM on October 16, 2006

Tyson could soon return to the ring

If this Spadafora guy gives Tyson three slugs to the chest,would that qualify as a TKO?

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:40 AM on September 28, 2006

With 45/40, Alfonso Soriano is in elite company, but can he do it again?

If he never does it again,does he come off the list?What I am saying is---it's a season statistic. There are other "clubs" for homers and stolen bases in a career. That he has even achieved this once in his career is amazing.It seems to me that the only thing holding him back from doing it again,is that it's only been done four times in history,and noone has ever done it twice.

posted by Tubby Fan at 12:32 PM on September 19, 2006

Should male athletes be permitted an extra year of NCAA eligibility if they take a season off for paternity leave?

Thank you Stealth,you're absolutely right. But had you taken a year off,would you had a job to return to? If this man wants to be an adult,he has to know that there are hard decisions to be made.You know the rules going in.So-you make your decisions and stick with them.and don't whine about them later. Like it or not-- The NCAA is the governing body of extracuricular activities.And I stess extracuricular. It is not his,mine or anybody's birth-right to play college athletics. In a perfect world,we would all make the team. I'm sorry,but he broke the rules.Now mabe he can set a great example for his newborn,by going too school and getting his degree.

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:44 AM on August 30, 2006

Should male athletes be permitted an extra year of NCAA eligibility if they take a season off for paternity leave?

Remember the poignant pics of Keith VanHorn's wife and child, and other wives and children watching their loved one's playing in NCAA games?I don't recall them taking a year off because "they" were pregnant.Maybe I'm a dinosaur,but,when when MY son was born,I was in school,and having to work two jobs.It sure would have been nice to have spent a few more hours a day with my new family,but the next five years or so gave us all a better life.The fact that I had a new family to think of drove me to work harder and better,not to "take a year off"

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:19 AM on August 29, 2006