Monday, March 9

In Defense of Derek Roy

No, I'm not going to ramble on and on about how I truly, 100% in my heart believe that he's straight, because, well, let's look at Exhibit A:


(For some reason, unbeknownst to me, I just got Weezer stunk in my head: If you want to destroy my sweater, hold this thread as I walk away... Yes, Derek, I would like to destroy that sweater.)

So clearly, I cannot win in that argument, because that is the mildest of evidence against him, and I know far too many of the prosecution's points. But just know, I do believe he's straight, just very, very metrosexual, and very, very friendly when he's drunk. That's it. A lot of guys are like that.

What I am going to defend is him as a player.

True, he did have a very bad showing Saturday, and I'm not defending that game. I wasn't paying complete attention because we girls were having some very stimulating discussions, but if Lindy said he was bad, then he was bad.

What annoys me though, is when people get all over his case for being a "whiner" and a "diver."

Okay, so yeah, he has a reputation for doing so. But, if you've watched him since he signed his big contract and has become one of the Sabres most important players, he's smartened up. He only mouths off if he really feels like an injustice has been done, and rarely do you see him dive anymore. Sometimes, it blatantly obvious that he did, but more so now, you see him skating full-force, and if he's taken down, he's truly going down. Either that, or he just became a better actor.

But I'm not to keen to jump on that bandwagon just yet.

Just think about Derek's commercials for Celino and Barnes. Seriously? You think this guy can act? (I would totally link them up, but believe it or not, these gems aren't even on YouTube yet. I know, right?)

I mean, what's with the ridiculous hand motions? Does he think he's ghetto? No, he just doesn't know how to appear natural in front of the camera with two lawyers on either side of him.

And in the other one? He doesn't even know who he's pointing to. "These are my friends Ross Celino and St-(points to Celino)-eve (points to Barnes) Barnes."

Seriously? The guy does not have what it takes.

So yeah, he may run his mouth a bit. And true, he does sometimes go down too easily. But, then again, so do Daniel Briere, Sidney Crosby, and quite a few others in the league. I'll take Derek Roy over them.

And that's not just because I think he's a classy lady.

18 comments:

Frostee said...

I would TOTALLY take Royzie over those guys any day. He's got much better fashion sense =)

Shelby Rose said...

I love Derek. Him and Thomas go together like 'ham and eggs' as Roby likes to say, so he already gets an A+ in my book for that. Plus, he's a great player.

But (and this is sort of weird?) I would be one of the happiest girls in the world if he did turn out to be gay.

Jay said...

So yeah, he may run his mouth a bit. And true, he does sometimes go down too easily.

That's what he said!

Hehehehe... I know its childish, but I just couldn't help myself. Seriously though, since he signed that big contract, he has played a much smarter game as far as 'embellishment' goes.

Cari said...

He's got much better fashion sense =)

Obviously!! It's because he's friends with such fabulous girls like us!! (Or I like to tell myself he is...)

Cari said...

I would be one of the happiest girls in the world if he did turn out to be gay.

I can't say that I'd be happy, because all of my dreams would be crushed (but then I'd move on to Drew Stafford), but let's just say I wouldn't be surprised.

Cari said...

That's what he said!

When I saw that you commented, I figured that's what you were going to say! And I definitely left myself (and Derek) open for that one.

Seriously though, since he signed that big contract, he has played a much smarter game as far as 'embellishment' goes.

He grew up. He's earning the big boy paycheck, so (I like to think that) he had to act like a big boy too.

dani said...

In explanation of the sweater... I have seen some guys at my school wearing girl's shirts for a joke. Or lost bets...

He does need to ditch that sweater though. White is clearly not his color.

S.A.M. said...
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S.A.M. said...

the sweater proves nothing. Most guys have probably worn women's clothing at least once, whether for a lost bet, a drunken dare or just to be an idiot. He's just had the misfortune to have someone photograph himself in that state. LOL And man that is a ugly sweater, no matter how you slice it.

Derek's just special. haha

And he is a good player. I especially like how lately he's been getting back to the feisty, scrappy, in your face Derek that he was when he first came to the Sabres. THAT is the Derek Roy I fell in love with (before I ever say that pretty face LOL) and THAT is the Derek Roy the Sabres desperately need-character.

Cari said...

In explanation of the sweater... I have seen some guys at my school wearing girl's shirts for a joke. Or lost bets...

Oh, I know. I know plenty of guys who have done things a lot more gay-ish than that, and they are definitely straight. And I love them for that.

He does need to ditch that sweater though. White is clearly not his color.

Amen. But he has to keep the white suit. Derek Roy cannot exist without the white suit.

Cari said...

He's just had the misfortune to have someone photograph himself in that state.

Seems to be a trend with him, no?

I especially like how lately he's been getting back to the feisty, scrappy, in your face Derek that he was when he first came to the Sabres.

AS DO I!!! That's the Derek Roy I want to marry!!!!!!! <333

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