jeff Hubbard

jeff Hubbard

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There's not much to say. I'm a 45 year old, Chicago-born, military veteran.

I have a son whose twenty now and spent most of my adult years as a single parent, I have some time to have a hobby now and I'm hoping that a life-time of watching, playing, scouting and teaching can somehow help my opinions translate into a reasonable discourse.

I'm old fashioned and because of that I'm a bit of a contrarian as my opinions often run counter the prevailing attitudes today.

I like my football in mud and think line play makes the team. Draft the lineman or the linebacker, he'll last longer.

Fantasy football cheapens the game.

The Wildcat offense - the future is just the past entered through a different door.

Baseball is a game of fundamentals that has been blemished by the steroid era and the scourge of fantasy sports.

Basketball was my first love, I was born in Chicago and raised in Indiana, but I find the NBA hard to watch these days. The players are the best athletes in the world but the little things; entry passes, screens, picks and the fifteen foot jumper have become passe.

Sport is a microcosm of life. It forces people from all walks of life together. It forges unexpected friendships. And always spawns hope - even for Cub fans.

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  • JW Nix posted 1571 days ago

    JW Nix

    PLEASE Read this story on a Lions and Rams Legend :
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/366861-crazy-canton-cuts-roger-brown

  • Blaine Spence posted 1611 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    Can a track meet really save the planet?

    On of the most amazing pieces I have read:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/342578-usa-vs-ussr-1962-the-greatest-track-meet-of-all-time

  • Blaine Spence posted 1626 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    It's that time again:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/331942-the-nfl-the-nba-and-mlb-kick-off-the-relay-for-life-2010

  • Mohamed Eldin Masri posted 1751 days ago

    Mohamed Eldin Masri

    Just read your tribute to your brother.

    Sorry for your loss mate, I wholeheartedly agree with you, sports to bring us together, and we bond.

    R.I.P Paul, may he be in a better place than where we are now.

  • Blaine Spence posted 1789 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    #

    Shining A light on Rojo Grande and the Track and Field Community (Athletics) my own way!

    Here is one of my Rojo favorites:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/194676-the-joy-of-vaulting-sky-dance

    Also, check out Rojo’s Round up covering the World Championships in Berlin this weekend!

    And please join the Track and Field Section! We would love to have you!

  • Blaine Spence posted 1791 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    Todd Civin's latest is a must read:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/235767-joe-niekro-daddys-little-girl-knuckles-up-for-aneurysm-research

  • Blaine Spence posted 1820 days ago

    Blaine Spence

    The JR Richard Story:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/217945-from-unhittable-to-homeless-the-jr-richard-story

  • Matthew Falkenbury posted 1822 days ago

    Matthew Falkenbury

    Hey,

    After the great success of my first article about the uniform numbers 1-10, I have come back with the next installment, with the best players to wear the uniform numbers 11-20. I hope you can take a look and even comment on my choices. Thanks in advance!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/217379-best-current-baseball-players-by-uniform-number-11-20

    - Matthew Falkenbury

  • David Wyatt posted 1824 days ago

    David Wyatt

    I wasn't here at the start of the season, but i liked the Joey Gathright signing, how many AB's was he given with the Cubs, 15 something like that. Will have to see where we go from here, but we are probably stuck with a roster that has big egos and even bigger contracts.

  • David Wyatt posted 1824 days ago

    David Wyatt

    No problems Jeff, and apologies on my end for being quite rude. Built up frustration over the current performance of the team, while at the same time knowing that Jim Hendry will sit on his hands and not do much.

    I'm not much for going out and spending millions myself, home grown talent is far more beneficial and often cheaper, and in these economic times, who isn't looking to cut a few costs here and there.

    Ramirez has always been a favourite of mine, and he always seems to come through in the clutch, but i agree about Soriano, but i feel it's a little too late, and we may well be stuck with him for the rest of his contract.

    We have shown that we can develop talent, with the likes of Soto and Theriot recent important additions to the team, so never against the development of youth, Josh Vitters is a guy that I'm very excited about.

    Although in principle you do have some good ideas, i really just can't see Hendry making any dramatic moves. I'm afraid and i fear that we will have to stick with this team.

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