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John Robic: A true underdog story


John Robic grabbed life by the balls — and he’ll peg you with them.

 

Last night after Kentucky’s win over Vanderbilt, a deep, dark secret was revealed to Big Blue Nation:

John Robic is a dodgeball superstar.

Coach Calipari spilled the beans to his team before they played their own friendly game of dodgeball Tuesday night.  Apparently, Robic has been playing professionally for over two decades, dating back to his days as a graduate assistant on Larry Brown’s staff at Kansas.  He’s somehow managed to balance the double-life by coaching basketball during the winter and touring parts of Europe and east Asia during the summer as “The Artful Dodger,” captain of the Cleveland-based squad, “We’re Aiming For The Fat One.”

It’s an incredible story, really.


Bangkok, August 2011

 

Believe it or not, Robic isn’t the only member of Calipari’s staff who has made a name for himself on the dodgeball scene; he recruited Kenny Payne to join the club in 2010.  Payne serves as the team’s enforcer, often finding himself in the middle of Robic’s battles with opposing fans.


London, June 2012

 

Robic and Payne plan to start a new team for the 2013 circuit after seeing the potential in Tuesday night’s exhibition in the Craft Center.

He’s asked that you leave any suggestions for the team name in the comments section…

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

53 Comments for John Robic: A true underdog story



  1. seenvic
    4:51 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    High marks



  2. knightynight
    4:52 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    gold



  3. rainman
    4:52 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    I bet he LIKES HIS TEAM!!
    The Beavers!



  4. MemphisCat
    4:52 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    That is a really good job, does Robic use the pump?



  5. Ryan
    4:53 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Kenny Payne actually looks like the real guy in the movie.



  6. #10
    4:54 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    The Uncoachables!



  7. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    4:55 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    The Catchphrases



  8. Pepper Brooks
    5:01 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    It’s gotta be the hair, Cotton!!! Feathered and lethal!!!



  9. bill
    5:09 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    We should mate…i mean we should date



  10. Fake Pirate
    5:10 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    This was KSR comedy gold…aarrggh!



  11. dcKY76
    5:11 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Creative Genius…Drew Franklin



  12. Coach Cal
    5:15 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Exhibit A: Why Drew Franklin, although questionable at times, is totally completely absolutely awesome for KSR



  13. Phatnutz5
    5:16 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    F’n a drew f’n a



  14. Roland
    5:18 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Photoshop will pay for itself if you post here on KSR.



  15. HilljakLinbeard
    5:19 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Capaluto This!



  16. HilljakLinbeard
    5:19 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Great work Drew. On par with a Tomlin Need To Know Wednesday.



  17. WestWorld
    5:21 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Another masterpiece…



  18. KyBlueRay
    5:22 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Ice Cream “Poopers”



  19. Patches O'Hoolihan
    5:22 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    “Dodge Dip Duck Dive and … Dodge”
    And remember … “If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball”.



  20. Dickie
    5:23 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Is it brilliance or a misplaced chromosone.



  21. The rise
    5:25 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    I know you guys don’t get enough of these but thank you KSR for everything u do for us BBN. By the way that pic of the dodgeball team, the one of cal made me lol



  22. CatsRock
    5:28 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    “The Dribble And Thrives”



  23. BusterBrown
    5:32 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    KSR: add voting (up/down) functionality to the comment section. Also- this is the KSR we used to know and love… now we have recaps of the bachelor?? tired of perez hilton style ksr.



  24. Seymour
    5:32 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    God, you are so twisted Drew.



  25. Dustin
    5:45 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    The Winner is definitely “The Uncoachables!” Hilarious! I am in no way dissing our squad either. Just agree wih Cal’s comment in regards to a couple of the players on our team.



  26. Gap Tooth Danny
    5:58 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    It’s gotta be the headband



  27. Willis talkin bout....
    6:18 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Please God. Someone make that first pic of Robic a Fat Head for Gameday!!!



  28. Laker Cat 18
    6:20 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    This is biblical. Thanks Drew. Team name = Head & Shoulders



  29. RahRah
    6:24 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Awesome in every way!
    Oh, Drew Franklin, I wish I could quit you.



  30. Doug Shows
    6:26 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    This really makes me want to send Robic to the locker room.



  31. Jacob
    6:30 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Drew now you should photoshop the Louisville coaching staff onto the bodies of the Average Joe’s team when they were wearing the S&M costumes.



  32. Nick
    6:38 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    The team name has to be “Robo Gym”



  33. ncdadodgeball
    6:55 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    As a collegiate dodgeballer, I approve this message. However they were playing all wrong, gotta throw grippy.



  34. brain
    7:02 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Good chit.



  35. bluebiscuit
    7:03 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Robic’s Cubes



  36. LuvDaCats
    7:18 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    That is some good comedy.



  37. Lolol
    7:23 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Drew Franklin once again proving that he is the only good thing on ksr. Great job.



  38. Bec
    7:23 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    GenIus.



  39. Wildcat gal
    7:27 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Brilliant work, Drew…I think this is my favorite of all your photoshop work.



  40. Pepper Brooks
    7:32 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Pepper needs new shorts!!!!



  41. jorts lover 69
    7:40 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    The only true BBN underdog story is jorts. They should rename this article “Jorts, the best underdawg story of all time.” no further comments…



  42. KY Dodgeball
    7:59 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    UK is hosting NCDA nationals on April 13-15 on campus. Over 20 teams from the mid-west and east coast will be playing for a national championship. Kentucky finished runner up in the tourney last year. Come check us out! @KYDodgeball



  43. Vanilla Bryce
    8:22 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Team Devastation!



  44. wku dodgeball
    8:39 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    WKU will be there!



  45. Keen
    10:03 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    The Big BLUE BAll BUSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  46. Perfect Patterson
    10:28 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    “The Fighting Amish”



  47. Love Child
    11:50 pm February 21, 2013 Permalink

    Hardest I’ve laughed in a long time:)



  48. Beezeman
    12:44 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    The Saddle Sore Six



  49. RG TAYLOR
    8:13 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    FIRST WE NEED TO CHANGE THE COLOR OF THOSE UNIFORMS !!!! THE NAME OF THE TEAM SHOULD BE THE ( LEFT OVERS).



  50. Hutch
    8:24 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Team Domination Incorporated



  51. GB
    8:46 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    How about the OLDMOFOs??



  52. josh
    8:59 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    Robic kind of looks like Chris Farley. In a Van down by the River.



  53. rachel
    10:17 am February 22, 2013 Permalink

    The Magic Wands