Recent Comments by Tubby Fan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Little League controversy

This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read.No batter likes to be IBB'd,no pitcher likes it either{they all believe that they can get the out}.The insult is thrown at the batter to be pitched to.What he does is the excitement of the game.This is why I prefer the NL,when you walk the 8 hitter and the pitcher comes through,it is the most exciting play in baseball. I am really glad the young man has survived cancer,but if he is in the line-up,doesn't that mean that he is a capable player?

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:54 AM on August 11

4-time Iditarod Champ Susan Butcher Dies.

Saddest news I've heard this week.What a competitor,and a role model for young girls everywhere.It takes an incredible amount of physical and mental toughness just to finish the Iditarod,more or less to dominate it.What say, we erect a statue of Susan and her pack at the finish line in her honor.

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:36 AM on August 06

So much for Pujol's run at the HR and RBI records

Although his injury is a shame,it comes before the all-star break.The second half of the season,he will be right back in the groove,showing everybody why he is the MVP.As a diehard Cubs fan,I hope the same can be said for D Lee.

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:28 AM on June 04

Doug Flutie Retires

Hey Weedy---You could never run out of cliche`s for Flutie. There are too few "true" role models in the world of sports,and he has been a great one. The poise that he showed,playing the back-up most of his career,when he was the better talent,and still being a leader in the locker room,showed class beyond the call of duty. He may be "too short",but in my eyes--He walks with the angels

posted by Tubby Fan at 03:13 PM on May 15

"I'm Keith Hernandez."

I spent a lot of time in dugouts,and never seemed to be any females around. I take that back,there was an old country doctor that was the team doc for this one club,and he had a daughter that assisted him.come to think of it,she looked like a man,anyway.I agree with Keith,I'm not saying they belong in the kitchen,but get them out of the dugout.

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:03 PM on April 24

Brackets trashed around the country.

What impressed me the most about GM's victory,was that they didn't fall apart in OT.That is usually when all the wind goes out of the sails of an "upstart".They have proven once agin that B-Ball is a "team"sport,and when you play as a team,the only size that matters is the size of your valentines.As much as the SEC was belittled this year,for being "down",we got 2 in the final four,but I will still be pulling for George Mason. GO GM

posted by Tubby Fan at 01:30 PM on March 27

"Honestly? I can't say I ever spend $100 a day,"

When I played In the minor leagues {baseball},in "77 &"78,I got $835 net per month and $105 in cash every sunday.{$15 per diem}Although that was a long time ago,and one would expect that it should go up in money,be aware that we were told that the per diem was allowence for lunch,the only meal that the team didn't provide.If the team provides breakfast and lunch,then $102 is a pretty f**kin' good lunch.

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:53 AM on December 22

Rose bat corked, says expert

Pete Rose's absence from the HOF has more presence that hit statue.

posted by Tubby Fan at 05:49 PM on December 18

Rose bat corked, says expert

Pete Rose has always been two things !-perhaps the single greatist ball player in our lifetimes,and 2- arguably {with TO} the single greatist dickhead of our times. He didn't need a corker for any reason.

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:27 AM on December 18

Words That Go Together Like a Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich: 'Los Angeles Clippers' and 'First Place'

I kinda agree with ya Texoma,except I slice my banana real thin,I find that if it gets "mushed up" it tends to bruise the banana,but you right about the real butter. YUMMY

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:45 AM on December 17

Meaningless awards for Ozzie, Mo, Ichiro, and Ortiz

I think the best example of "fan" voting was when they voted Mike Schmidt the starting 3rd baseman in the all star game,when he was already retired. I haven't watched an all star game since.

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:34 AM on December 16

Is nothing sacred at Wrigley?

I spent my entire childhood at Wrigley field and I hope that it never goes down.Ten or fifteen times a summer my dad and I would catch the Ravenswood and go there.Good times,fer sure. It seems to me that there isn't really much revenue in seating,all the really big bucks is in media,so I never understand the addition of sky boxes,etc. chump change isn't it? By the way--NOBANDWAGON---even tho it's been around for a long time Wrigley is REALLY a brand name itself

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:59 AM on December 13

ESPN suspends The PlayMaker

I don't get it. Why do these guys always have shit in their cars? After years of "heavy" partying,I was forced to quit doing coke and drinking,about 15 years ago.{successfully,I may add}. So all I do now for fun is fire up the "ol Bowl. The police don't care what I have in my house and when I visit my friends,they have their own bowls,so Michael Irvin can't wait til he gets out of his car to catch a buzz?

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:17 AM on December 02

NFL tries to sell to women

After 13 years ,this past summer ,my wife has become an avid Baseball fan.This last season was the most enjoyable season I've had in some time{especially since I'm a die hard CUBS fan.} But ,I'm afraid that I'll just have to be happy with that. She will never like football or Coll. B-ball.,my other passions. DANG

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:16 AM on November 27

No more Expos

I played for an "A" team called the Paintsville Panthers,which by the way,had two other names in 5 years,and coincidentally,my manager and several teammates looked like "lake monsters"

posted by Tubby Fan at 05:43 PM on November 26

Beckett to Rangers in 4 player trade

I'm not sure that Beckett is any answer for what the Rangers need .He'll give up more runs than Blaylock can provide.and that is when he is healthy. As for getting rid of Juan Pierre,the entire Florida offence starts with him,and as a loyal Cubbies fan,I would GLADLY give them Corey Patterson for Pierre

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:25 AM on November 20

Baseball owners approve new steroid policy

Jose was a real piece of work,But it's a shame that a guy like him,for whatever reasons,has to be the one to get the "ball rolling".Kudos to the Owners for at least trying to get it right. Now ,however we're going to have to wait and see if this new set of standards applies to everyone or just small time players,like a minor league shortstop and Matt Lawton.

posted by Tubby Fan at 02:50 PM on November 17

From National Hero to draft dodger.

Didn't Vlade play for his national team in the Olympics ,years ago?I thought he did. and if so why wasn't there a contraversy then?I also thought that I had read that he and some other athletes went to his home to help with some relief efforts in the past few years.{I seem to remember Bryan Cox making a statement that "it was worse than East Chicago"}At any rate-Vlade is past the age of service to the NBA,and I would imagine same be said for commitment to service.

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:57 AM on November 16

Bears center breaks fellow offensive lineman's jaw.

Can anyone say STEROIDS?

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:06 AM on November 15

It's on

I was a DH in the minor leagues a long time back,and I will state here and now that I don't believe that a DH should win the MVP.There is a lot more to baseball than just hitting,but y'all already know that.I've just always thought that leather and legs along with a bat,are what makes the complete package.

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:55 AM on November 15

mailman dunks katrina cleanup punks

In the past I haven't been the greatist fan of Malone.His refusal to play in the league with Magic,for fear of catching Aids was annoying,and his "Bumpkin attitude"seemed to rear it's ugly head time after time.But,all those things aside,he was an outstanding ball player,and now in some people's time of most need,he is there,helping out,out of the kindness of his heart.Way to go Karl. By the way--if T.O. were doing the same would't he be expecting a big write-up about it?

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:52 AM on November 14

Who's your Sportsman of the Year?

I nominate the Charlotte cheerleaders,for showing us that sex and violence on and off the field of play isn't just reserved for the players.It makes you all kind of warm inside,doesn't it?

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:08 AM on November 13

Former Steelers' lineman Steve Courson

Desert Dog-You are absolutely Freakin' right Why go just like everybody else,give the people a great memory and sumpin' to yak about for years to come.-GOOD THOUGHT!!!

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:25 AM on November 12

Former Steelers' lineman Steve Courson

It doesn' make you a bad person,Vito But go with your first thought "Darwin Awards".

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:28 PM on November 11

Panthers Cheerleaders Arrested after Sex at Bar.

This article has everything--WOW_ sex violence nudity,sports and best of all ,not one mention of TO

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:52 AM on November 07

Former Red Sox GM offered job by minor league team.

Hey guys,I guess that every time a big time coach or GM becomes available every H.S. ,college and minor league team ought to try and sign him.Doesn't seem to me that it could hurt to ask,after all.I mean even knowing the ridiculousness of the question,it sure got their team a lot of pub.

posted by Tubby Fan at 11:34 AM on November 04