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 Post subject: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
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At my neighborhood gas station, I let him go infront of me in line and after he got done paying for his water and gas I asked for picture but he was on the phone and said "Awww hell no, I knew there was a catch to that" LOL! Damnit... I had to get a pic though couldn't pass the chance up so I snapped a pic of him filling up his Infiniti. Not the most welcoming player but I still love he's our running back. Dude is huge even without pads on. Max Unger is way more approachable haha

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I know people have different opinions on this, and it doesn't change my opinion of him as a player, but what a dick.


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I honestly didn't expect him to say yes based off my limited understanding of him as a person. But I was even wearing a BEAST MODE bracelet.

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That's kind of messed up he could've been more polite. I met Robbie Tobeck, Marcus Trufant and Doug Baldwin they were all super cool.


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Yeah, I'm not surprised to hear it, and like I said, still a huge Lynch fan as a player, but I expect players to be more accomodating to fans. IMO it's part of the job.


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I honestly didn't expect him to say yes based off my limited understanding of him as a person. But I was even wearing a BEAST MODE bracelet.


That things got bad mojo bro. Toss it in the can before Sunday plz. :sarcasm_off:

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Maybe he was drunk.

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Meh. Ran into Ricky Watters at the airport when he was a Hawk player. Was low profile and cool.

Biggest a--clown tho was Jay Buhner. Even had a M's cap and just blew me off with rolling eyes and sh-t. He can take his truck and stick it.


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I find it kind of disrespectful to even ask him. If I was a famous player I wouldn't want to be bugged getting gas. They don't get paid to be nice to people outside of work.

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 Post subject: Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
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Meh. Ran into Ricky Watters at the airport when he was a Hawk player. Was low profile and cool.

Biggest a--clown tho was Jay Buhner. Even had a M's cap and just blew me off with rolling eyes and sh-t. He can take his truck and stick it.


You kidding? Met Jay Buhner at a Sonics game he was attending, dude chatted for a few minutes, signed my ticket, and was letting people come get his autograph all night during the game.

Edit: Disagree with you Minne. As a public figure, I don't think it's out of bounds to politely ask, unless he's out with family, taking a piss, etc. I also don't think it's wrong to politely decline. Perhaps "sorry, but I really appreciate your support," instead of "aw hell no," and I'd be less irritated about it.


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I'd prefer for our franchise RB to not use a cell phone while pumping gas though.

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If it was me, I would have said; "nice run on Sunday, go get some Viking blood this Sunday, and man please talk to Mike Rob so he'll stop crying about it."


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I find it kind of disrespectful to even ask him. If I was a famous player I wouldn't want to be bugged getting gas. They don't get paid to be nice to people outside of work.



I agree. I would probably just arkwardly yell Beast mode. but thats about it


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Spur of the moment fandom took over, maybe it was rude of me to ask, maybe not, but seeing one of the top players in the NFL in person I had to do something lol.

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Yeah, I'm not surprised to hear it, and like I said, still a huge Lynch fan as a player, but I expect players to be more accomodating to fans. IMO it's part of the job.



Wouldn't be surprised if you got bashed for saying this, but I gotta agree.


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The bigger shock in all of this is you're still rocking an Aaron Curry sig :)

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Why the hell does every Seahawk player have to be super nice and lovey dovey? Some are very nice, some aren't. Football players are no different than normal people. You got all types. Get over yourselves.


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The bigger shock in all of this is you're still rocking an Aaron Curry sig :)


Exactly.

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The bigger shock in all of this is you're still rocking an Aaron Curry sig :)



http://www.sfgate.com/raiders/article/R ... 958331.php

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Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/raiders/article/R ... z2AvzZzmGs


Hope he does well, cause we need that conditional 4th :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


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I think his reply is rather hilarious personally. Its exactly what I would expect from Marshawn, and I think its awesome.

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Me too, doubt he was trying to be a "dick". In reality he owes you nothing. whatsoever.

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The bigger shock in all of this is you're still rocking an Aaron Curry sig :)


LOL! :D I'm eating crow I guess considering how much I hyped him up before we picked him, and plus I am proud of the job I did creating it :P .

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I think his reply is rather hilarious personally.


Yeah me too man lol. I was laughing as I was walking out the door

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Let alone he was on the phone talking to someone. He was prolly mad about that to.

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I think his reply is rather hilarious personally. Its exactly what I would expect from Marshawn, and I think its awesome.


My sentiments exactly. I would have laughed my ass off.

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This is why I don't like approaching celebrities. I did meet Flava Flav at the airport in Vegas years ago, but he became visibly frustrated (beyond being visibly on some kind of cocktail of hard drugs and prescription medications) as the crowd failed to cease flowing and asking for pictures.

Still, I just feel like it's a bother and just kind of awkward to be going about your regular mundane business and be asked to pose for photos, have people snap photos of you doing mundane things, etc.


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Me too, doubt he was trying to be a "dick". In reality he owes you nothing. whatsoever.


You're right, he gets paid millions of dollars to play a game because... well... just because!

I understand that athletes don't want to be surrounded all day by adoring fans making peoples day/week/month/year/life because they took a stupid picture with them. But it seems in this situation he could have smiled and been on his way. Not even get off the phone, lean over, take picture.

If you're nice to him, politely ask for a picture, I think he should take that picture. If suddenly there's a crowd then yes, I can see someone getting ignored... but just a random guy at a gas station?

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Yeah forreal, I had my camera on my phone ready and everything, would've taken him no more then 5 seconds and he would've been on his way...

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Maybe Marshaun's just a bit shy? Kind of the vibe he gives off.

And, his comment read to me like some pointed, but benign, humor.


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Yeah I can understand the line of people that may gather, but 1 guy at a gas station? Dickhead, straight up. He can run for 1700 yards and carry this team, doesn't mean he has to be a dickhead. I've meet some popular people before, never had anyone be a straight up dick.


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Ask for his autograph at a signing event, not in a regular public place where he is just trying to do his thing. I would not want it done to me.


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Yeah I can understand the line of people that may gather, but 1 guy at a gas station? Dickhead, straight up. He can run for 1700 yards and carry this team, doesn't mean he has to be a dickhead. I've meet some popular people before, never had anyone be a straight up dick.


What? I dont see the correlation.

His comment wasn't dickish. It's all in the delivery.


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Wow, some of these posts are idiotic. People are interesting.

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Maybe wrong place at the wrong time.You never know what he was dealing with at that moment and dude was on the phone too....coulda been some real personal stuff.

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Yeah I can understand the line of people that may gather, but 1 guy at a gas station? Dickhead, straight up. He can run for 1700 yards and carry this team, doesn't mean he has to be a dickhead. I've meet some popular people before, never had anyone be a straight up dick.


Post like this are more dickish than anything Lynch did. The entitlement some people judge the world with is comical.

BTW, have any of you guys seen Lynch on the Real Rob Report? Guy is a different cat. Even with his teammates.


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Marshawn is very shy. I think that's it more than anything.

Maybe shy is the wrong word - he's humble and unassuming, but also a character.

It's cool that you got to meet him.

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Yeah, I'm not surprised to hear it, and like I said, still a huge Lynch fan as a player, but I expect players to be more accomodating to fans. IMO it's part of the job.



Wouldn't be surprised if you got bashed for saying this, but I gotta agree.


I agree too, they get paid millions to play the game they love and that money comes directly from fans. They should have the courtesy to take 60 seconds out of their day to take a picture. If it were a big crowd of people, I could see him being leery about it, but one guy?

Fans on the other hand don't make that kind of money or enjoy the celebrity, many struggle to make ends meet but unwaveringly support their team by spending hard-earned money on tickets, jerseys and the products that pay for the TV contracts.

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First thing I thought of was that sounded like Marshawn being Marshawn. He's "a strange dude" I think one player put it one time, but I think he's shy away from the game and not necessarily someone with an obvious sense of humor. It cracks me up thinking he was probably caught off guard and that is what came out of his mouth.

That's okay Marshawn. You don't have to be Steve Largent off the field. As long as you're Beast Mode on the field, we're all good.

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Fans on the other hand don't make that kind of money or enjoy the celebrity, many struggle to make ends meet but unwaveringly support their team by spending hard-earned money on tickets, jerseys and the products that pay for the TV contracts.


Not saying its the case, BUT, the whole "they get paid millions to play a game" seems to be jealousy. I dont understand what someone's salary has to do with anything? Why would anyone care how much money someone does or doesn't make? If they make more - so? Why does that factor into anything?

They're not celebrities, their athletes. They get paid to perform, NOT take pictures or be PC to everyone. If anything the issue is the fans raising people who carry a ball well to diety levels. Because they carry a ball well, they should be better people?


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Yeah, I'm not surprised to hear it, and like I said, still a huge Lynch fan as a player, but I expect players to be more accomodating to fans. IMO it's part of the job.



Wouldn't be surprised if you got bashed for saying this, but I gotta agree.


I agree too, they get paid millions to play the game they love and that money comes directly from fans. They should have the courtesy to take 60 seconds out of their day to take a picture. If it were a big crowd of people, I could see him being leery about it, but one guy?

Fans on the other hand don't make that kind of money or enjoy the celebrity, many struggle to make ends meet but unwaveringly support their team by spending hard-earned money on tickets, jerseys and the products that pay for the TV contracts.


The bolded part is exactly right. They get paid millions to play the game. They dont get paid to be all chummy and bff's with any fans they happen to run into.

And I hate to break it to anybody who might think differently... but they dont play for us. Most of them probably couldnt care less about us, or think its silly how devoted we are to them. They play for their family and their loved ones, the pay check and hopefully the love of the game. But not for the fans.

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lol dont feel bad. my buddy works at nordstroms in bellevue and has met him a few times. he asked for a pic once and got a similar response. after he said no he asked for a handshake though and he gave him one.

the only hawk ive seen in public is sidney rice twice and i said whats up to him once and he returned it and the second time i just gave him a nod.


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This reminds me of a time in Vegas, where I met Gary Payton at a movie theatre. He was in the concessions line, and I had just gotten my popcorn. He was on the phone the whole time, and I asked, quietly..."you're Gary Payton?" and he nodded while still on the phone...so I quietly said again "hate to bug you, but I was a huge Sonics fan, I thought you and Kemp were the best"

He then nodded again and mouthed "thanks" and held his hand out real quick for a fist bump.

I didn't feel like he slighted me in the least bit. I kinda felt like an ass afterwords for not waiting till he was off the phone, but I was so shocked to see him there, in the least likely place to expect it, that I kinda blurted the question out before I figured I was being rude.


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The only thing that dissapoints me with the story is that he wasnt driving his big ol' van.

I would have given him a little baby stiff arm and then shouted "Hold mah d**k!"

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I do think most city heroes are held to a higher standard. With that being said, they are human. Have you watched the Real Rob Reports?? Well.. he doesn't even let his own FB (who blocks for him) put him on camera. The guy doesn't like the camera, and that doesn't make him a jerk.

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How would u like people with an arterial motive asking you for a pic treat him like the normal person he is and leave him alone u all wonder why these guys are dicks ?? BTW who comes up to us asking for sh$t while were pumpin gas Bums and we say ahh no I aing got no change


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I know people have different opinions on this, and it doesn't change my opinion of him as a player, but what a dick.


Yeah, all he does is bring it every friggin game and put his body on the line like few other RB's in the league. I think he's earned our respect by doing his job and has the right to be left alone for a minute. JMO.


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How would u like people with an arterial motive asking you for a pic treat him like the normal person he is and leave him alone u all wonder why these guys are dicks ?? BTW who comes up to us asking for sh$t while were pumpin gas Bums and we say ahh no I aing got no change


This.

Thanks for putting into words what i was trying to say.

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You guys can call him rude, but it was probably the appropriate reaction if he was on the telephone.


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Fine, they don't owe fans anything but seriously how shitty is that? Sorry but the fans drive player salaries 100%, there is no other source of revenue for the NFL, period.

Why not give a little something back to the people that support the shit out of you? They should be grateful that they get paid millions and keep a smile on their face everyday that they get the opportunity that they do. I know Marshawn is a little different because he is a little strange, and if he was on the phone he gets a pass for this encounter, but its still disappointment.

My boss met him in a hotel elevator at the pro bowl one year. Based on my bosses account, he was more or less a dick but also just kindof strange. Perhaps he is just a hard guy to get to know.

That all being said, what he has done for this team on the field cannot be overstated, so he will be rightfully loved regardless of what he does off the field...


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 Post subject: Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
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Fine, they don't owe fans anything but seriously how shitty is that? Sorry but the fans drive player salaries 100%, there is no other source of revenue for the NFL, period.

Why not give a little something back to the people that support the shit out of you? They should be grateful that they get paid millions and keep a smile on their face everyday that they get the opportunity that they do. I know Marshawn is a little different because he is a little strange, and if he was on the phone he gets a pass for this encounter, but its still disappointment.

My boss met him in a hotel elevator at the pro bowl one year. Based on my bosses account, he was more or less a dick but also just kindof strange. Perhaps he is just a hard guy to get to know.

That all being said, what he has done for this team on the field cannot be overstated, so he will be rightfully loved regardless of what he does off the field...


I don't agree with this. I think approaching anyone while they are talking on the phone is incredibly rude and disrespectful. Who is to say he wouldn't have been happy to sign an autograph if he was off the phone?


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