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Old 12-20-2004, 11:56 AM   #1
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Have you ever met any famous sports figures?

the title says it all. tell us who, if you have.

most of the people i've met were hockey people. i met Alex Tanguay when he played here for the Mooseheads. same with Brandon Reid and Ramzi Abid.

i've met Sidney Crosby when he played for his Bantam AAA team, and also twice since then, once when he played for his Major Midget team and another time recently when he was in town off from his Major Junior team. it helps that he's my stepbrother's cousin.

at the World Juniors in 2003 i met all of Team Canada from volunteering at the tournament, including Jordan Tootoo, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, et al.

at the World Women's in March, i also met all of Team Canada, some members of Team USA and Team Germany, and all of Team Switzerland. the Swiss girls were looking to trade their team clothing for some of our volunteer tournament clothing. so i gave them my t-shirt, and they gave me a Swiss Eishockey toque. so i went to a friend of mine who was also volunteering, and traded him the toque i got for his long-sleeved tournament t-shirt that the girls wanted so much. they didn't have anything left to trade me, so they invited me back to their hotel to pick something up. so we walked over to the Citadel hotel and i got a t-shirt signed by all the members of Team Switzerland. unfortunately, they signed it with a Crayola washable marker, and my mom decided to wash it one day.

at the world jr tournament, i met Scotty Bowman while he was taking a piss. i happened to saddle up next to him at the urinal without even noticing, and then he turned to me and asked me for directions to the Westin Nova Scotian hotel. him being Scotty Bowman, i couldn't refuse him directions. so once we had finished up, i showed him to where the Westin was and when he left, he shook my hand, signed one of his business cards, and gave me 20 dollars.
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I just ran into Ray Bourque on Saturday, he was doing a signing at a mall, we were shopping, walked by his table, said hello, he made a remark about my son's Christmas reindeer hat.
I met a few other former Bruins in bars back in the day, Alan Pederson, Lyndon Byers and a couple others.
Met Yaz way back when I was a young kid, don't remember much about it.
Also Luis Tiant, Sidney Wicks(though his level of fame is questionable), John Hannah and I'm sure I'm forgetting a few.
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Re: Have you ever met any famous sports figures?

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at the world jr tournament, i met Scotty Bowman while he was taking a piss..., he shook my hand,
Did he wash his hands first??
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I've seen Michael Jordan on my TV loads.

Actually, no, no one very famous. I did meet the Singapore table tennis Olympic team, which was cool, except I don't really like table tennis.
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yes, yes he did.
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I've met Joe Montana, Tony LaRussa, Will Clark, (former baseball player SF Giants and others) Ozzie Smith.

Those are the most well known ones...

Oh, and Shane Battier sat right in front of me at a baseball game.
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Bo Ellis--Basketball player (Marquette University, 1974 - 1977; Devver Nuggets, 1977 - 80; Marquette Asst. Basket Ball Coach)

Bethany Hamilton--the 14 year surfer who's arm was bitten off by a shark
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Bill Walton and Shaq---both in airports! I had to practically break my neck to look up at them.
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Yes, Dennis Lillee, Kim Hughes, and Ricky thingie who used to play for the Wildcats. I used to play with Lucas Agrums when we were children. When he was shorter than me
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Larry Bird
Magic Johnson
Ted Williams
Johnny Damon
Curt Schilling
Dorothy Hamill
Antoine Walker-shook hands w/ him once before a game
and some more obscure ones, long ago, can't remember
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joe dimaggio
karl malone
patrick ewing (twice)
sue bird (multiple times)
speedy claxton (worked with)
jeff van gundy (multiple times)
marcus camby
anthony mason
john starks
mike milbury
mark messier
wayne gretzky
david wells
tommy lasorda
dick vitale (three times)
herm edwards
bill parcells
other various current and former jets
boomer essiason
wesley walker (worked with)
marv albert
mike lupica (twice)
pat riley
rick barry
stephon marbury
stephen boyd (multiple times)
pat lafontaine
mick foley
jalen rose
various D1 basketball coaches (jay wright, tom pecora, bob mckillop, joe jones, mike jarvis)
craig biggio (multiple times)

i think that's about it.
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joe dimaggio
karl malone
patrick ewing (twice)
sue bird (multiple times)
speedy claxton (worked with)
jeff van gundy (multiple times)
marcus camby
anthony mason
john starks
mike milbury
mark messier
wayne gretzky
david wells
tommy lasorda
dick vitale (three times)
herm edwards
bill parcells
other various current and former jets
boomer essiason
wesley walker (worked with)
marv albert
mike lupica (twice)
pat riley
rick barry
stephon marbury
stephen boyd (multiple times)
pat lafontaine
mick foley
jalen rose
various D1 basketball coaches (jay wright, tom pecora, bob mckillop, joe jones, mike jarvis)
craig biggio (multiple times)

i think that's about it.
Being in the same city at the same time isn't the same as meeting them...we want specifics!
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