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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:03 am
  • are you sure he is pumping gas? :D

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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:11 am
  • Why is this a 5-page thread? Lol.
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:14 am
  • Seahawksfan425 wrote: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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:17 am
  • Minne wrote: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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:29 am
  • 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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:56 am
  • I'm truely shocked at how many people think Marshawn did something wrong.
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:04 am
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:09 am
  • 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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:11 am
  • 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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:13 am
  • To be honest, I only care about how he plays on the field.
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:27 am
  • 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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:40 am
  • 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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:50 am
  • 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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:16 pm
  • HawkFan72 wrote: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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:24 pm
  • 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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:19 pm
  • 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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:45 pm
  • The Radish wrote: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.


    Hey Radish, for the younger folk on this forum, you might want to post a pic of who John Wayne was. LOL!
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:51 pm
  • pehawk wrote: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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:59 pm
  • To quote Sweet Brown, "Ain't nobody got time for that!"
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:05 pm
  • kearly wrote:
    pehawk wrote: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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:11 pm
  • Hasselbeck wrote: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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:12 pm
  • I think that was the reasoning...Chicken
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:27 pm
  • 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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:44 pm
  • 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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:19 pm
  • 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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:21 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    Hasselbeck wrote: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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:22 pm
  • 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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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:46 pm
  • 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.

    Don't forget it!
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:59 pm
  • If it was Calihawk1 he would call him a douche.
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:06 pm
  • Hasselbeck wrote: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......................


    Seems your judgment there was as sensible as your opinions on the Hawks qb's this season.
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:11 pm
  • Hawkadeus wrote:
    Hasselbeck wrote: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......................


    Seems your judgment there was as sensible as your opinions on the Hawks qb's this season.


    Haha. We'll see... :th2thumbs:
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:24 pm
  • 5280Hawk wrote: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.

    Don't forget it!


    Say you work at the Coca Cola bottling plant. YOU OWE ALL THE PEOPLE THAT BUY COCA COLA! Your job doesn't exist otherwise! Every time you come across someone who drinks Coke, you better sure as hell do a song and dance for them. Because without them, you don't get paid! Recognize where you come from! Punk!

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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:25 pm
  • Hasselbeck wrote:
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    Hasselbeck wrote: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......................


    Seems your judgment there was as sensible as your opinions on the Hawks qb's this season.


    Haha. We'll see... :th2thumbs:


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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:28 pm
  • 5280Hawk wrote: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.

    Don't forget it!


    This is true, and he probably knows it. Doesn't mean he has to express it like a cheerleader whenever approached. First and foremost he is a person, who gets annoyed. He owes you nothing at a gas station, he owes you everything he has on the field in order to get seattle a sb win.
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:32 pm
  • SNDavidson wrote:
    5280Hawk wrote: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.

    Don't forget it!


    This is true, and he probably knows it. Doesn't mean he has to express it like a cheerleader whenever approached. First and foremost he is a person, who gets annoyed. He owes you nothing at a gas station, he owes you everything he has on the field in order to get seattle a sb win.


    Yep, I get that too, he might have been in the phone with his moms,

    I was more replying to they guy who says that they as players owe us nothing, if not for us he doesn't have that nice car to put gas in.

    Edit - oh that was you. It's just an appreciation thing I guess . Both ways.
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:40 pm
  • 5280Hawk wrote:
    SNDavidson wrote:
    5280Hawk wrote: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.

    Don't forget it!


    This is true, and he probably knows it. Doesn't mean he has to express it like a cheerleader whenever approached. First and foremost he is a person, who gets annoyed. He owes you nothing at a gas station, he owes you everything he has on the field in order to get seattle a sb win.


    Yep, I get that too, he might have been in the phone with his moms,

    I was more replying to they guy who says that they as players owe us nothing, if not for us he doesn't have that nice car to put gas in.


    Besides a copy of Windows, what does Bill Gates owe you? "Hey Bill Gates!!! I buy your software! Dance for me! Say cheese!! Without me, you'd be NOTHING!!!"
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:45 pm
  • I will never quite understand the whole "i got a picture with a famous person/celebrity!" thing.
    i was in Cabo walking behind two Mexican women (one was middle aged and the other was early 20's if that)
    And as we're walking, the older one kept turning around and smiling and finally asked if I would
    take a picture with her niece (the younger one) and it threw me off because I'm thinking
    "who do these ladies think I am?" but i took the picture and went on down to the beach.
    While at the beach my wife said:
    "I bet they think you are a basketball player, you're tall, Black, dressed nice, AND YOU'RE WITH A WHITE GIRL LOL!"
    and it made alot of sense.
    But then I got to thinking, "whether I was a ball player or not, what does her having a picture of her self with me prove?"
    ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IMHO.

    Anyways, I TOTALLY overstand how Beastmode could've been annoyed by you if the scenario is in fact how you
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:46 pm
  • Besides a copy of Windows, what does Bill Gates owe you? "Hey Bill Gates!!! I buy your software! Dance for me! Say cheese!! Without me, you'd be NOTHING!!!"


    First of all I'm an apple guy,


    And second my fandom means nothing to the whole scheme of things. But sports is not really a necessary thing in society like your first two examples (coca cola and windows7)
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:50 pm
  • that post reminds me of this, which is good for a laugh.

    the cult of celebrity lol




    IMO I think it's fine to approach a sports celeb as long as your respectful about it and try to approach them as a fellow human being. No need to act as if they are on a higher plane than everyone else.
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:23 pm
  • At training camp he'd only take pictures with or sign autographs for the kids and I got turned down, but I asked him for a handshake and he gave me one.

    I think calling him a dick is an overreaction, the majority of us will never know what it's like to be him on a daily basis and experience what he does. It seems to me that he has a certain set of rules for how he interacts with the fans, and especially out in public. Like some others, I thought his response was more of an attempt at humor.
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:35 pm
  • 5280Hawk wrote:
    Besides a copy of Windows, what does Bill Gates owe you? "Hey Bill Gates!!! I buy your software! Dance for me! Say cheese!! Without me, you'd be NOTHING!!!"


    First of all I'm an apple guy,


    And second my fandom means nothing to the whole scheme of things. But sports is not really a necessary thing in society like your first two examples (coca cola and windows7)


    So what? Why does that matter? Why does "society" make it any different? Both are people who make a living off a product that people pay money for. I work for local state government. Do you have any idea how often I hear people yell, "My taxes pay for your salary! Blah blah blah! I have the right to yell at you!" Give me a freaking break. I don't care if you eat at the Jamba Juice I work at. It doesn't give you the right to demand of me outside of work or criticize me as a person. Save your entitlement and sanctimony for someone who is stupid enough to fall for it.
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:40 pm
  • Hawkadeus wrote:
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    Besides a copy of Windows, what does Bill Gates owe you? "Hey Bill Gates!!! I buy your software! Dance for me! Say cheese!! Without me, you'd be NOTHING!!!"


    First of all I'm an apple guy,


    And second my fandom means nothing to the whole scheme of things. But sports is not really a necessary thing in society like your first two examples (coca cola and windows7)


    So what? Why does that matter? Why does "society" make it any different? Both are people who make a living off a product that people pay money for. I work for local state government. Do you have any idea how often I hear people yell, "My taxes pay for your salary! Blah blah blah! I have the right to yell at you!" Give me a freaking break. I don't care if you eat at the Jamba Juice I work at. It doesn't give you the right to demand of me outside of work or criticize me as a person. Save your entitlement and sanctimony for someone who is stupid enough to fall for it.


    Not sure i'd call fountain drinks and computer software a "necessary" thing in society. Now food and water? Many cultures performed a good song and dance to their god of choice for that.
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:50 am
  • Mistashoesta wrote:Not sure i'd call fountain drinks and computer software a "necessary" thing in society. Now food and water? Many cultures performed a good song and dance to their god of choice for that.

    Unless you're Amish or Hassidic, it's necessary.
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:58 am
  • You don't think being a State employee, and an NFL Football player is a little different?

    That guy that yells at you at your work HAS to pay his taxes by Law, and its crap that you have to put up with that. I get it BTW I'm a Federal employee.

    But I don't have to pay for football, I choose to.

    If Marshawn doesn't want to be nice to fans and get pics taken outside of work, that's his deal.


    If I made millions of dollars playing football, I would certainly not forget where my bread is buttered. I guess I'll leave it at that.
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:47 am
  • Well, if you got millions being a federal employee.....

    same
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:17 am
  • I'm virtually invisible in public and it's awesome. I have normal interactions with people but there's nothing special about me.

    I've always thought that unless they are off the charts on ego, most famous people really want time to just do their thing and not be special in public.
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:20 am
  • You should of bought a bag of Skittles and asked him autograph it. Sometimes you have to be creative to get celebrities attention.
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:23 am
  • I grew up in Bellevue, seeing athletes is part of the landscape. I don't see how anyone who lives in Kirkland/Bellevue/Renton gets all excited about it. We lived next door to a Sonic and across from a Seahawk. Let them live their lives. If you see a Seahawk in Spokane, now that would be exciting!
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Re: Just met Marshawn Lynch!
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:08 am
  • Hawkstorian, feel the same way. Grew up in Bellevue, just took it in stride.

    I don't get the fascination with autographs in the first place. If I'm at a Seahawks function, or a thing where they are making a personal appearance, yeah, its cool to approach them. But just let the guys live their lives a little bit.
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