Foxy Friday: Derek Roy

19 Aug

It’s tough to be a tall girl. Chuck and I were discussing earlier that when a tall girl needs a date, there are only a plethora of short men around.  It’s like ten thousand spoons, you know?

Maybe it’s even tougher to be a short guy.  But it helps to have a professional-athlete level talent… and this face.

So Derek Roy is 5′ 9″.  Tell us you still care about that. 

I don’t think about Buffalo that much, except last Thanksgiving when I thought, “How are we not there yet?!” and “Why did we go past the exit for Canada?!”  Despite being 8 degrees out in November, I had a great time.  The Sabres arena is really nice and people were super friendly. Still unclear why they sang the Canadian anthem before 2 US teams played – but we just love to hear it.  They do the flag-passing thing that’s so Canadian and they have an awesome 50/50 raffle (that I’ll win next time).

Derek was the Sabres leading scorer through the start of 2010-2011, then suffered a torn quad tendon that sacked his season.  He returned for Game 7 of Round 1, which they lost to Philly.  He’ll be back on the ice in Buffalo this fall.   Roy has been called out in the past as a diver and a whiner (says the Crosby fan in the room), but showed improved maturity in his last full season.  He has 3 years left of a 6-year, $24 million contract.

My exhaustive Google search revealed that Sabre fans say Derek is a really nice guy.  He supports Juvenile Diabetes fundraising and apparently did some really dorky TV law firm commercials that I cannot find.  Oh hockey players and their (complete appalling lack of) acting skills.

This picture is for no reason other than to show he has a friend who likes the Sox.  Must be a good guy. 

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11 Responses to “Foxy Friday: Derek Roy”

  1. Katrina August 19, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    I’m not very tall, but I definitely do not find 5’9″ to be short. Well, maybe the tall side of short. 😉

    Derek is cute – head on. His profile not so much. He has a mouth and jaw like Ron Perlman.

    • Pants August 19, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

      That’s what it is! Katrina, I spent the entire time writing this trying to place why he looked familiar. You are most perceptive, my friend.

  2. Melissa Fiore (@melfior829) August 19, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    Great choice!! Seems like since D Roy has hit the Twitter scene he has just blown up! Some pretty funny posts! P.S. Pretty sure the dude in the pic with the Sox hat is his brother Pepper…http://yfrog.com/user/Roy9ner/photos

    Also have to agree with previous comment, head on he’s lookin fiiiiine, but the side view…not so much. It could also be because he’s rocking the “Zach Morris – The College Years” hair cut in that second pic.

    • Pants August 19, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

      1. His brother’s name is Pepper. That is cartoon-style adorable, like Patty Mayonnaise. (Dates self, you’re probably not old enough to remember Doug.)
      2. Derek was so amazed by feminine hygiene products in the ladies’ room that he Tweeted a picture of them. This guy is gold!

      • Melissa August 22, 2011 at 10:50 am #

        hahaha oh bless your heart for thinking that I am young enough not to remember Doug, Patty and Skeeter. 🙂

        Between that and admitting that his “pre-game meal” is peanut M&M’s he’s toooootally golden!

  3. Deanna August 19, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

    Ohhhhh hello, Derek.

    I need to throw out my heels and update my collection of cute flats if I’m going to date you, but it’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make.

  4. mr cherrie August 20, 2011 at 12:31 am #

    finally! some sabre love! thanks! (…and there is nothing wrong being short and having a tall wife! :))

  5. Jess August 20, 2011 at 12:42 am #

    He *is* cute… even though I’d need -1″ heels to date him 😛

    May I suggest a future Foxy Friday?

    Evander Kane. He is beautiful, he is a Harry Potter fan and he tweets shirtless pictures of himself. ‘Nuff said.

    • Pants August 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

      Jess, you’re on. I’ve always said Evander Kane sounds like a Harry Potter character, and I didn’t even know he liked HP.

  6. Carlay August 20, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    If all of Buffalo looks like this I might actually start watching Sabres games….

    Honestly, I was expecting Foxy to be Taylor Pyatt’s eyes (not Taylor Pyatt, just his eyes) for his birthday, but Mr. Roy you are fine!

  7. MelTing August 21, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    Ha! I can’t believe this discussion, since right now a friend was just deciding whether to go on a blind date because she thought the guy was too short…and he is 5’9″ and she’s 5’4″. I said definitely not too short, since I’ve dated guys as short as 5’2″ (which was too short, btw). Bodies look proportionally better on shorter guys, if that makes sense.

    So I say: Not too short! 5’9″ is perfect!

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