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Old 05-26-2006, 12:28 PM   #11
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Just for fun...who was the biggest sports jerk you ever came across?...and who impressed you the most?

I'll start with a personal story....Peyton Mannings rookie year. My boy was 4 yo and we went to a scrimmage game between Colts/Rams in Champaign IL. After the game ther was about 400 people waiting by the the back gate. Manning comes out and does an interview about every 10-15 ft as he is walking to his bus....He sees my kid....walks away from a reporter and gets on one knee in front of my son...signs a football rubs his head and says "there ya go little man"..........................5 minutes later, Marshall Faulk walks out with the front of his shirt pulled over his face....he stops in front of the kids...lets down his shirt and in the midst of all this young fans asking for an autograph..he says "I'm not Marshall Faulk...He is still inside"....as the kids turn around to ask their dads if this is true...The Buttclown dodges into the bus...lowers a window...sticks his head out, laughs, pulls his head back in and puts up the window...
To this day my son STILL hates Faulk with a burning passion, and even though he thinks Manning chokes in the big games...he respects the fact that Peyton was down to earth.
I never expected that from Faulk but anything is possible with Athletes once they get big headed. I believe bad Karma got this best of him with all of his injuries in recent years.
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:34 PM   #12
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For me it would have to be Reggie Jackson. I remember going to Angel games as a kid and waiting for the players to come out after the game. Every time someone would ask Reggie for an autograph he would say "do you have 50 cents?". Spoken like a true jerk that he is. That dude still gets on my nerves to this day. What the hell does 50 cents buy?
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:34 PM   #13
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Didn't meet a football player but i was doing a part time Techie gig at Best Buy number of years ago and saw Plex. (he was signing for people and nice to those that asked). I also talked to Mario Lemiuex. he was there with his kid, Austin. While he was polite and nice, he doesn't sign in public because of signing endorsements he had at the time and for the fact that it would be situations of "if I do it once, then everyone comes up and the flood gates open".

It was all good.

I did meet Curtis Enis when he was at Penn State (same time I was). Ended up playing NCAA college football with him on the Playstation at a buddy's house. He was quiet but just one of the guys.

Also met Michael Keaton. Real nice guy. My parents are friends with his brother and wife.
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:44 PM   #14
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My cousin also knows Hines Ward, personally. She has hung out with football players on numerous occasions. She said Bettis was nice but cheap as hell. Roethlisberger was a lush and a bit aloof but seemed to be just acting the way other guys do his age (partying and living it up). She said a lot of those guys are cheap when it comes to bills and tipping and that Hines has had to cover tabs at his bar in the South Side because guys assume they are comp'ed.
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PHIL SIMMS

I hate that fag....Every time pittsburgh is on cbs he hypes up the other team. Or if the steelers run a good drive he will compliment the defense that totally got worked in the secondary. I hate that blonde bastard. I hope he chokes on greg gumbles left *bleep*


Sry hes my most hated jerk
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i never fell for the "Cal Ripkin is a such a great guy" crap. And sure enough, at a Red Sox fans i was watching before the game as some kids were trying to get his attention ,not to sign anything, but just to wave hello or something, he gave them one of those looks that you cant describe but you know it when you see it, like a "you kids are losers, and im a big shot so dont forget it"
i just never could stand the guy.
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I met KW2 and Romeo Crenell at the Auto Show in 2005 and they were both really cool,even though I was in Steelers gear.

I have also met numerous Cleveland Indians.Bob Wickman,Jim Thome (back when he was an Indian),Aaron Boone,Mota (can't spell his first name),Casey Blake,CC Sabathia just to name some.They were all cool.

I also have met most of the former MISL soccer team the Cleveland Force aka Cleveland Crunch.Unfortunatly,the team is now defunct but I used to hang out after games at a bar downtown called Harveys and they would come there and hang out.
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1. Gary Anderson- When my younger brother was seven, I took him to a Steelers vs. bills scrimmage at Edinboro College outside Erie PA. He went up and ask GA for an autograph and GA replied " Get away from me kid, maybe later" This was after practice, all other players were signing.
Gary Anderson? Really? My aunt used to take pics for the Steelers, and when I was born 3 months pre-mature, he came and visited me. I have a picture of him holding me and I got an autographed picture of him. Obvoiusly, I don't remember it bc I was just a baby, but everyone told me he was a really nice guy.
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Ken Griffey Jr isn't very nice. They make him look like such a nice guy on TV, but he's actually a jerk in real life.
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Just for fun...who was the biggest sports jerk you ever came across?...and who impressed you the most?

I'll start with a personal story....Peyton Mannings rookie year. My boy was 4 yo and we went to a scrimmage game between Colts/Rams in Champaign IL. After the game ther was about 400 people waiting by the the back gate. Manning comes out and does an interview about every 10-15 ft as he is walking to his bus....He sees my kid....walks away from a reporter and gets on one knee in front of my son...signs a football rubs his head and says "there ya go little man"..........................5 minutes later, Marshall Faulk walks out with the front of his shirt pulled over his face....he stops in front of the kids...lets down his shirt and in the midst of all this young fans asking for an autograph..he says "I'm not Marshall Faulk...He is still inside"....as the kids turn around to ask their dads if this is true...The Buttclown dodges into the bus...lowers a window...sticks his head out, laughs, pulls his head back in and puts up the window...
To this day my son STILL hates Faulk with a burning passion, and even though he thinks Manning chokes in the big games...he respects the fact that Peyton was down to earth.
I met Randle El. He was doing a promotion for a sports store that is near where I live. El also is orginally from IL. So that not to far from where I'm at also. But El was very cool and a nice person. Even after the time had passed for him to stop signing autographs. He stayed and signed for every person that was remaining in the line. Granted there was only 20 or so people left. But he could have said thats it and left. But he didn't. I also talked to him for alittle bit.
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