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 Post subject: Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:39 pm 
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Yeah, fans make the players rich.

Fans spend money on tickets to watch the games.
Fans spend money on jerseys to wear.
Fans spend money on all kinds of other things.

The point is, the fan spends the money to receive a certain product and they get it. Nowhere in that purchase is there an an implication that all NFL players must act as tourist attractions at the behest of fans in public.

You paid for a ticket, you got what a ticket gives you. You paid for some fabric and stitched on numbers, you're wearing it right now. You're not entitled to anymore just because you think you are.


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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?


No it doesnt make an athelete a better person. They can catch aids, get dui's like the rest of us. The question I have of ANY of you is this....

If you were a professional athelete or perhaps a famous guitarist, would you stop what you were doing and take a picture with someone who requested one? No, a famous person isnt in any way required to take a picture with anyone.
Theyre not required to sign an autograph or do anything outside of what their actual job is. I've been lucky enough to meet a few Seahawks through the years and Ive come away liking a few of them more than I did before and some less.
The one thing I thought of though was what mood was the person in? These are people that have good days and bad days. Like another poster said, maybe he was on a very important call.

If it were me and someone thought enough of me? I'd take the fuggin picture and be done with it.


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


I really don't know why...but this made me laugh out loud.
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^Exactly why he probably gets pissed about pictures. I don't blame him. Imagine dudes always taking secret pic's of you? Probably gets old.

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Ah Hell no, that was a polite dismissal, for Marshawn anyway. I would have told you something far worse. He was pumping gas and talking to somebody he actually knows when a fly started buzzing around his head. He shoulda swatted it.

Can you imagine how things like this would make you not want to leave your house if you were him? Besides, if you have seen any of Robinson's videos, you know Marshawn does not want to be on camera in private moments.

If you really want some face time with Marshawn, go to one of the charity events he is part of, there are several.

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Yeah, fans make the players rich.

Fans spend money on tickets to watch the games.
Fans spend money on jerseys to wear.
Fans spend money on all kinds of other things.

The point is, the fan spends the money to receive a certain product and they get it. Nowhere in that purchase is there an an implication that all NFL players must act as tourist attractions at the behest of fans in public.

You paid for a ticket, you got what a ticket gives you. You paid for some fabric and stitched on numbers, you're wearing it right now. You're not entitled to anymore just because you think you are.


Yo, pink, can I get a picture with you? Yeah, put your phone down for a minute and grab this squeegee. Now you start cleaning my windshield while I take a sip of this Big Gulp inside my car. I'll make the #1 sign with my finger, and you can glare through the windshield like I'm being intrusive, and I think I can get us both in the frame. And then once the picture's taken, I'll have part of your soul in my phone. Win win, baby!





What? No? Geez, what a dick you are. :141847_bnono:

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It's about the player and his personality. I haven't been to TC at the VMAC, but I saw pics where players would go to the fans - unsolicited - and sign autographs. Some players will run to the crowd after TDs and give high fives or throw gloves in the stands after games at the CLink.

Some will go to the pro shop and sign autographs there too.

It just strikes as Marshawn doesn't have that out going personality. It's just not in his nature to do it.

But, when you run into a player that has that type of personality -- um Buhner -- then I'd have a problem


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Can sort of understand the not wanting a picture taken thing ...


Just don't know where it's going to end up.







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It's easy to judge the whole exchange afterwards, but man, Marshawn's body language just screams awkward. The whole pointing your phone at him at a gas station was awkward, just the way it turned out I guess. He's just a dude. Albeit a very gifted one.

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As far as fans who pay for tickets, jerseys, etc., having a right to on-demand approachable athletes, I have to go with the old adage "You get what you pay for."

If it was printed on your ticket or on the clothing tag that "this purchase entitles you to friendly interaction with any member of the team at any time and place of your choosing" then we could call out players for being unwilling to fulfill our whims and wishes.

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You get what you pay for?

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it's called common curtesy.. celeb or not, if politely asked you have the right to "politely decline".. having a bad day, in a hurry, tired of being bothered, i get it, doesn't give you the right as a human being to be unfriendly or rude like he's above you.... which is why i called George Thouroughgood a fat crater faces washed up has been to his face when my buddy tried to talk to him and he gave him the brush away with his hand... aw hell no!!!!

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^Exactly why he probably gets pissed about pictures. I don't blame him. Imagine dudes always taking secret pic's of you? Probably gets old.


I imagine dudes taking secret pics of me all the time.


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I've met lots of fairly famous people in my life time and found them like the rest of us, some nice, some not so nice.

I do have to say that any famous sports star in their teams hometown is going to have to expect some level of attention when they are out in the public just like everyone else out in public.

I personally think you shouldn't have tried to talk to him while he was on the phone other than maybe waving and/or saying "hey great job on the field" or something like that and then got your own gas and left.

If you want to meet rude assed people you need to meet performers, music ones more than most. I worked for a record and tape distributor for a lont time and had the chance to meet many big name music starts and have seldom met any that didn't think they expected you to bow down and let them walk on you.

I've been to many rah, rah, sales meetings where there might be a dozen performers trying to get you to push their type of music over others when you were loading store racks and was amazed at the rudisness. Neil Diamond one of my favorites at that time was truly a jerk the entire time he was there.

Several times in my life I've had a chance to meet Heart, from just them back to the 80s when they had a huge group and were top 5 performers. They were always great. The first time I met them I asked Ann Wilson if she would autograph an album for my niece.(we were at our warehouse that had a stage for perfomers. Told her I could get one from the warehouse if they wouldn't mind. They not only didn't mind but after they all signed it and I shrinked it again they offered to take it to her in Seattle when they returned home the next day.

They did it to, and my nieces roommate said its the only time she ever saw her with nothing to say she was so shocked to see them on her doorstep. Can't help but love them from that day on.

Wife and I and another couple met John Wayne once at Shilsole Bay Marina and he went out of his way to stop, say hello for just a moment then went on his way. What time that was.

I'm trying to say these people get by because we spend money on them. They don't have to stop what they are doing and give us an interview but merely to acknowledge we're there, maybe wave, smile, say hello and keep on going.

I would NEVER bother a celebrity if they were having a meal or with someone. But would never hesitate to say hello in passing, maybe say great game last week.

And any star of any kind that objects to someone saying hello while they are getting gas in their car better have someone else fill their can next time. Hell I talk to people getting gas all the time if for nothing but sharing bitches about the prices.

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"And any star of any kind that objects to someone saying hello while they are getting gas in their car better have someone else fill their can next time. Hell I talk to people getting gas all the time if for nothing but sharing bitches about the prices.


As evidenced by a fuzzy picture of Marshawn Lynch in an awkward situation, the op didn't just say hello.

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How many times over the years have you heard a bad story about a player being rude etc. only to hear the total opposite from someone else? My co-worker met Lynch and said he was way cool to him.

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That's pretty lame. Obviously he is not obligated, but its always cool when pro athletes show love to their fans.

BTW, thats a Mercedes, not an Infinity.


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are you sure he is pumping gas? :D

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Why is this a 5-page thread? Lol.

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Why is this a 5-page thread? Lol.


C'mon, you didn't realize the soapbox potential of this thread before you opened it? :P

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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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I was eating sushi at a fancy joint downtown Minneapolis literally next to Adrian Peterson (a table away from him). Larry Fitzgerald was also in the building - I saw him only from behind.

but it never even came across my mind to bug the guy, ask for pictures, etc. I just didnt want to be "that guy".

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I'm truely shocked at how many people think Marshawn did something wrong.


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Yeah, it's got to get really old when you just want to stop and get some gas and maybe a few Slim Jims or something and you get asked for a photograph. I'm sure that just gets to be a real pain in the butt. Guy has a life outside football, and he's too well known to be able to just do what he wants to do, which probably gets to be a problem for him, given his desire to do what he does and not have to deal...

I've been at movie theaters with Evander Holyfield and with Bill Gates (with Melinda). I had absolutely NO desire to run over, take pictures, say hello, and wouldn't dream of intruding like that... they are just there to see a freaking movie! Not be harassed by someone who wants 5, 15, 90 seconds of their life given up in face time with a random member of the public. It's plenty for me to know I was in the same room with them for two or three hours, and they like popcorn, just like I do...


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I think Lynch deflects attention because it is what gets him in trouble. He was dropping F-bombs in earlier RealRobReports and got some flack about it. He commented on twitter about being pulled over by Bellevue cops and TraumaHawk dropped the N-word on him trying to relate how his ghetto-talk poisoned the fanbase that was trying to like him and that since he was about to be paid should hold a higher standard.

MRob should just let him be but that is their thing. If you look at the crazy crap happening with the Cowboys OT, where he needs a restraining order to keep him money grabbing relatives away from him, it sounds like Lynch figured the OP offered a kindness in order to curry favor. Money and fame has a price you have to pay to attain it, but not having lived in that type of fishbowl, not sure how I would respond.

Things could seem harmless but one has to stay on guard for anything. I would just chalk it up as a person not wanting to be bothered and I would not have brought it to the forum. But it has merit because it allows us all to voice our opinion on how fans and players should interact. What we as fans expect. What do players want from the fans/players interaction? If you listen to player interviews, something tells me that the PR folks drive home the need for the players to play to the 12th man. It is a foundation piece for this organization and it seems they want the players to drive home the talking point whenever given the chance.

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To be honest, I only care about how he plays on the field.

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I'm guessing he ignored you or maybe didn't even hear you and said "Ah, hell no" to whoever he was talking to on the phone regarding something completely different.


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I think it was the picture thing. Consent to you taking a picture is legal for you to use it and publish it. If you had asked for a autograph I bet you would have got it. Alot of them just dont want the photo thing with consent.

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When I met Lynch, he was really friendly and shook the hands of my wife and me.

Guess the difference was that I didn't bug him by asking to take a picture.

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When I met Lynch, he was really friendly and shook the hands of my wife and me.

Guess the difference was that I didn't bug him by asking to take a picture.


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People here may remember my story I told about peeing next to Brian Blades in a Hooters back in the day. I'll spare the details, as it's been told before, but he and I happened to be eliminating in adjacent urinals when I realized who he was. Now, just like the "elavator rule", one does not talk to someone when they are taking a piss. It's just not right. I did, however, wait until we both were finished and heading toward the sink to say something. I acknowledged that I knew who he was, and that a did not want to bother him, but it would sure be cool to get his autograph. Blades' response was warm and friendly, and even suggested an item that he could sign from the giftshop. Not only was I invited to stop by his table and given his autograph, but the 8 other players all signed that little rubber football too.

Yugo encountered Beast in a very public place with zero privacy and when he was in "out in the public trying to avoid folks" mode. I do believe his comments may have been directed to the person on the phone, but I wasn't there either. At any rate, I do believe that if this encounter was to occur inside a club or in a parking garage with no one else around, Marshawn may not have been in the same demeaner. I believe surroundings and comfort-level play into the response a famous person gives to the average joe. Being on the phone and bugging someone is not cool either, even if you think they're faking it.

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Couple things,

1. It's pretty damn rude to interrupt someone when they are on the phone, anyone over the age of about 4 should know this and not do it. This is especially true when interrupting someone you don't even know and asking them to do you a favor while they are on the phone.

2. You interrupted his phone conversation to ask for a picture, he said no, then you took a picture of him anyway. So who was the rude/disrespectful/dickhead in this situation again?

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Wife and I and another couple met John Wayne once at Shilsole Bay Marina and he went out of his way to stop, say hello for just a moment then went on his way. What time that was.


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


Yeah, he's the classic profile. Quiet, awkward, camera-shy. A private person. Just like many of us including me. I always thought that his refusal to participate on realrob was more about him not wanting to have to think of something to say in front of a camera than anything else. Or that if he did let loose, people might not like it. Nothing wrong with staying quiet in my book.


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


Yeah, he's the classic profile. Quiet, awkward, camera-shy. A private person. Just like many of us including me. I always thought that his refusal to participate on realrob was more about him not wanting to have to think of something to say in front of a camera than anything else. Or that if he did let loose, people might not like it. Nothing wrong with staying quiet in my book.


I think this might answer that. 1:20 in. The week after he said started his quiet act.


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


What the hell? Why? You think it's going to blow up the gas station?

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Some players are cool with it, others aren't. I met Shawn Kemp at a gas station said "big fan" and we chatted for 10 minutes then went and got teryaki together. He refused to let me pay for my own meal. Just talked with him like he was any normal person. Cool dude.

Met Walter Jones at Champs in Bellevue Square and went with the same "big fan" he said " you're a fan of offensive linemen?" I said "only the good ones." And he started cracking up. Talked about shoes for a couple minutes then I went to pay for the ones I was buying.

Met Shawn Springs standing in line at macy's after that Monday night game where he picked off Favre twice. Said "nice game yesterday" he said "thanks" then pulled out a phone and acted like he was on it but he wasn't. Some are cool, others aren't.


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Wow, this post really took off...

First, it was an Infiniti, I know cause I saw the front of the car.

Second, I quietly, almost whispering, asked him for a quick picture.

He was absolutely saying "Awww hell no I knew there was a catch to that" to me referring to me letting him go infront of me in line.

And I took the pic of him so I could at least show my friends. I was about as polite as an excited fan could be to see one of their favorite players. Call me a dick or whatever but I don't think I did anything rude. Everyone at my work today said I should have ran back in and bought a bag of skittles and thrown them all over the parking lot hahaha. All in all it was cool to see him, it would have been nicer to have got a picture or autograph or something but still it was an enjoyable experience and it doesn't change my opinion of him at all. I honestly wasn't expecting him to let me take a pic but it was worth a shot.

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Nicest athlete I met?

Jerome Bettis.

As fate would have it.. the year I met Bettis (at the Vegas airport) was July 2005.

Little did I know......................

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


What the hell? Why? You think it's going to blow up the gas station?


It was tongue-in-cheek. Calm down.

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I saw Nate Burleson in passing at the airport, we made eye contact, he knew I knew. Right after he signed with Detroit, at Seatac. He didn't have any bags, I assume he has people for that.

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I didn't read all 6 pages of this. But I wanted to comment on something I read in the first couple pages,

It was a comment about the players owing nothing to the fans.

They owe everything to the fans. Maybe some get it, some don't, but if it weren't for the fans, buying tickets, buying jerseys, watching games on TV, none of this would exist!

Recognize! The only reason they are where they are is because of us.

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