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JimmyB1775 05-20-2012 10:39 AM

Terrible experience meeting Drew
 
I've never cared much for meeting celebrities. I always say there are only four people in the world I'd be excited to see in person and two are Saints. *
I went to the Drew Brees Charity Classic Golf Tournament in San Diego on Friday to get a pic and an autograph. It wasn't packed at all. Just enough people were there I make it difficult and aggravate the VIP's.*
So my first experience was meeting Darren Sproles. I'm 6'3". It was interesting. The thing that really bothered me about it was the way in which everyone was so pushy and rude to him. One man (and normally I'd refer to a man as a gentleman) showed up in his dirty pony tail and dirty beard with a binder of crap. Keep in mind, I tried to bring in my Who Dat Scotty Cameron putter for a signature from Drew and was told to put it in my car by the older lady working the front table. "no memorabilia" she said. *Old ladies are my bread and butter. I can get anything I want flirting with the elders and she was strict and harsh. I digress. Pony tail man had some 11 x 14 photos of Darren and asked him to write 328 yds 2 TDs on it an sign. I was appalled. Here I am feeling obnoxious because my buddy wants a picture and this creeper wants multiple pictures signed so he can sell them on eBay.*
Next was Drew. He comes up to the first tee and my buddy (crazy saints fan and dressed like one) yells at him. He says he's got to get a picture with his Free Sean shirt and my buddy pulls me in the pic and tells him I'm a Marine skipping work to get a picture. *Drew starts to smile and says "Wait, I need a picture with the Free Sean shirts" of which there were like 5 in the crowd. He literally kicked me out of my own picture with my own camera. I was devastated. *Seriously. I was blown away. So he takes the picture and I say "Drew, how bout our picture" and he said "Sorry man". Devastated. I realize he's got people all over him all the time. I get that. I just couldn't believe that actually happened.*
I managed to get a picture with him at the second hole but it's so blurry it literally looks like I took a picture with a stand up cutout.*
I'll never want to meet a celebrity again unless it's in the grocery, nobody else sees him and they don't have any family with them. Awful experience.*
I don't blame Drew for how he handled it. He's gotta get that 1,000 times a day in PR events like that and 98% come from creepers with soon-to-be eBay goods. Almost makes me glad I'm in the tax bracket I'm in. Almost.

Danno 05-20-2012 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by JimmyB1775 (Post 406719)
I've never cared much for meeting celebrities. I always say there are only four people in the world I'd be excited to see in person and two are Saints. *
I went to the Drew Brees Charity Classic Golf Tournament in San Diego on Friday to get a pic and an autograph. It wasn't packed at all. Just enough people were there I make it difficult and aggravate the VIP's.*
So my first experience was meeting Darren Sproles. I'm 6'3". It was interesting. The thing that really bothered me about it was the way in which everyone was so pushy and rude to him. One man (and normally I'd refer to a man as a gentleman) showed up in his dirty pony tail and dirty beard with a binder of crap. Keep in mind, I tried to bring in my Who Dat Scotty Cameron putter for a signature from Drew and was told to put it in my car by the older lady working the front table. "no memorabilia" she said. *Old ladies are my bread and butter. I can get anything I want flirting with the elders and she was strict and harsh. I digress. Pony tail man had some 11 x 14 photos of Darren and asked him to write 328 yds 2 TDs on it an sign. I was appalled. Here I am feeling obnoxious because my buddy wants a picture and this creeper wants multiple pictures signed so he can sell them on eBay.*
Next was Drew. He comes up to the first tee and my buddy (crazy saints fan and dressed like one) yells at him. He says he's got to get a picture with his Free Sean shirt and my buddy pulls me in the pic and tells him I'm a Marine skipping work to get a picture. *Drew starts to smile and says "Wait, I need a picture with the Free Sean shirts" of which there were like 5 in the crowd. He literally kicked me out of my own picture with my own camera. I was devastated. *Seriously. I was blown away. So he takes the picture and I say "Drew, how bout our picture" and he said "Sorry man". Devastated. I realize he's got people all over him all the time. I get that. I just couldn't believe that actually happened.*
I managed to get a picture with him at the second hole but it's so blurry it literally looks like I took a picture with a stand up cutout.*
I'll never want to meet a celebrity again unless it's in the grocery, nobody else sees him and they don't have any family with them. Awful experience.*
I don't blame Drew for how he handled it. He's gotta get that 1,000 times a day in PR events like that and 98% come from creepers with soon-to-be eBay goods. Almost makes me glad I'm in the tax bracket I'm in. Almost.

Hate that for you. Thats gotta sting. It just goes to show that these guys are no more than ordinary folks like me and you but with a certain God given athletic gift. My 12 year old nephew had a similar experience with Emmitt Smith on a plane.

Oh, and tax bracket really has nothing to do with anything at all. I know filthy rich people that would give you the shirt off their back if you needed it, and I know snobby self-absorbed poor folks who wouldn't give you the time of day, and vice versa. People are just people, wealth has very little to do with their behavior towards others.

JimmyB1775 05-20-2012 12:27 PM

I wasn't implying that he or anyone else is a jerk because of money. I was more saying I wouldn't want to be swarmed by greedy people and forced to ignore the majority of them regardless if I was a decent person. Drew is one of the top 5 most likely NFL players to help an old lady across the street and dudes in pony tails have over the years, made him HAVE to act like that to fans. I just meant that's a side of being famous I don't want.

Speedy Ron 05-20-2012 12:38 PM

if it makes you feel any better...i know a guy who idolized Will Clark. He went to Jesuit cause of Will ( i by the way hate jesuit). His dad bought him tickets right behind the home team dugout in San Fran for his bday. they flew all the way there and got to each game extra early to try to get an autograph. on the last day he finally got Wills attenttion. He tells Will he goes to JEsuit and he is his idol, told him he always wonders if he is sitting in Wills old desk, etc.. To which Will replied "kiss my @$$, i dont have time for autographs". hes a typical jesuit pr!ck

Rugby Saint II 05-20-2012 12:38 PM

He's got to be stressed out........it's not easy being Drew.

UK_WhoDat 05-20-2012 12:39 PM

Sounds like it was tough buddy. And tough for decent guys like Sproles.

I think Drew is also a decent guy but was under stress big time.

I have met celebrities. Some have been good and some yuk. One time I met Ironhead and he was great. So it is not all bad out there.

Ashley 05-20-2012 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Speedy Ron (Post 406735)
if it makes you feel any better...i know a guy who idolized Will Clark. He went to Jesuit cause of Will ( i by the way hate jesuit). His dad bought him tickets right behind the home team dugout in San Fran for his bday. they flew all the way there and got to each game extra early to try to get an autograph. on the last day he finally got Wills attenttion. He tells Will he goes to JEsuit and he is his idol, told him he always wonders if he is sitting in Wills old desk, etc.. To which Will replied "kiss my @$$, i dont have time for autographs". hes a typical jesuit pr!ck

Ha that is fun as hell!! But it is sad to hear that, what an ass hat. But that story did make me laugh. M

Ashley 05-20-2012 01:05 PM

Me and my brother sat at a bar with Matt flynn, in Miami before the superbowl. He is still under the radar at this point. But him and his Gf or wife, can't remember who is from (Baton Rouge) both of them were very cool and we talked forever. That was the good.
The bad Willie Roaf, that dink had me and my friends get kicked out of a strip club in the quarter years back, when he was with the team. He and his gang were all better than us, kind of deal. We all were pissed about that.

JimmyB1775 05-20-2012 01:08 PM

Actually Will Clark was my baseball idol growing up. Before I went to Holy Cross. I met him a dozen times and he left us tickets at will call a dozen times too. I think mainly because his friendly friend at the time worked with my mom. If there weren't some gettin some on the line, he might not have been nice to a kid in front of his current target.

ScottF 05-20-2012 01:15 PM

My best friend always idolized Joe Montana, all the way from western PA to ND and on. Now Joe is on the speaking tour and gets scheduled at my buddy's wife's college. My friend gets backstage, shakes his hand, does the whole meet and greet. He says Joe gave him monosyllabic answers and barely even looked at him the whole time. Montana somehow came off as both arrogant and stupid.


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