I met an ex-NFL player tonight

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    I ran into Adam Oates one night at a gas station and we talked for a few minutes. At the time Ray Bourque was holing out for more money and when I asked Adam about it he just said...I don't know that's a lot of money. I told him I played hockey and he said that the Bruins needed a bigger player - I just looked at him like...yeah, I'm sure I can just walk down there and Harry Sinden will just sign me right up!

    I was behind Steven Tyler and his duaghter Liv Tyler at a moblil on the run station a couple of years ago. Steven looked like he was half dead and his daughter is short. I really thought Steven wasn't going to last another three months by the way he looked, but it's three years later and he looks fine now. I was more stunned to be standing behind Liv Tyler to be honest. 

     
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    I sure hope JayShizzles/TripleOG swings in and tell us the times he rolled doobies with JR Redmond and sold weed to Tully Banta-Cain. That will be awesome!  I'd feel so cool if Shizzly did that!

     




    LOL that is literally the first thing I thought of when I opened this thread.  I forgot the drug terminology he used when describing dealing to Banta-Cain, but I'm pretty sure I was in awe at how cool he sounded.

     
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    I went into the Pats locker room after the Colts game in 2010. Got to meet Brady and his wife and son. Met Welker, Belichick, and Matt Light. Hung out in the kitchen where the players eat after the game. It was cool seeing Aaron Hernandez eat with his then-girlfriend. Same with Stephen Neal feeding his boys.


    I'll never forget that experience.

     
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    I went into the Pats locker room after the Colts game in 2010. Got to meet Brady and his wife and son. Met Welker, Belichick, and Matt Light. Hung out in the kitchen where the players eat after the game. It was cool seeing Aaron Hernandez eat with his then-girlfriend. Same with Stephen Neal feeding his boys.


    I'll never forget that experience.




    Welcome back, AP.  How's that football site coming along?

    I think we can all agree that this is, hands down, the best story of them all.

    Do you have any pictures?  I love watching video of BB interacting with the team, along with Kraft, in the locker room.  I couldn't be more proud of the personnel we have across this franchise.  Cool stuff.

     
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    In high school, back in late 70s, I worked in a gas station in Wrentham, the town next to Foxboro. The owners wife was a cheerleader for the Pats. Although she wasnt really hot, many of her cheerleader friends that came by occasionally were stunning. Sadly, life isn't a porn movie.

    Then, in the mid 80s, I was working for UHaul in Norwood, close to Foxboro, and rented trucks to Mosi Tatupu, who was a really nice guy and Stefan Starring, also pretty cool. I think a few other players came in, but those two stand out.

    I met Joe Perry of Aerosmith while waiting for a plane in Puerto Rico. We chatted for a few minutes. He was very cool. Also met the one armed drumer from Def Leppard a

    t an auto body trade show at the Worcester Centrum. He was very cool.

     

     

     

     
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    I went into the Pats locker room after the Colts game in 2010. Got to meet Brady and his wife and son. Met Welker, Belichick, and Matt Light. Hung out in the kitchen where the players eat after the game. It was cool seeing Aaron Hernandez eat with his then-girlfriend. Same with Stephen Neal feeding his boys.


    I'll never forget that experience.




    Welcome back, AP.  How's that football site coming along?

    I think we can all agree that this is, hands down, the best story of them all.

    Do you have any pictures?  I love watching video of BB interacting with the team, along with Kraft, in the locker room.  I couldn't be more proud of the personnel we have across this franchise.  Cool stuff.




    Oh it's coming along! I work on it when I have some spare time.


    I do have some pics. I need to find them and post them. I know I did back in the day when some posters here called me out for fabricating the story haha.

    And it's very cool to see the locker room. There are signs all over the place. Stuff like "If you don't want to win, you don't have to be here", "Don't believe the hype", "Do your job", etc.

     
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    I went into the Pats locker room after the Colts game in 2010. Got to meet Brady and his wife and son. Met Welker, Belichick, and Matt Light. Hung out in the kitchen where the players eat after the game. It was cool seeing Aaron Hernandez eat with his then-girlfriend. Same with Stephen Neal feeding his boys.


    I'll never forget that experience.



    Great story. I always liked Light, but after reading your story, his status went way up in my book. Then learning he played with Crohn's disease since high school? Incredible.

    I believe that was the game where Gomer was picked multiple times and unfortunately Mike Wright's career came to an end where you saw him upset in the locker room after realizing the head injury would be the final straw.

     



    Yep, Light is incredible as a human being first and left tackle second. To this day, I talk to him about his non-profit work and you could never tell he's a millionaire that won 3 Super Bowls. And yes, that was the Wright game. Right on. I even posted here the day after in a Mike Wright thread but nobody believed me haha. Oh well.

     
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    I was in a video store to rent a movie many years ago and was waiting in line when the person in front of me said to the cashier, "Stephen King didn't write The Green Mile!" Then a voice from behind me exclaimed, "I most certainly did!" I turned around and there was Stephen King.

     
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    I have a story from 2002.


    I was working as an office gopher in Boston for a company called First Realty Mangement. I would cover the phones for the receptionist from 12-1 everyday. Screening calls was part of the job before transferring to anyone. Here's what traspired:

    Me - "Thank you for calling FRM, how may I help you."

    Caller - "Hi, I need to speak to someone about my condo fees."

    Me - "Sure, may I ask who is calling?" The woman who ran the condo dept always wanted to know who she was talking to before getting on the phone.

    Caller - "Tom Brady"

    Yes, THAT Tom Brady. FRM manages the condo complex in Quincy where Brady, Brady's sister, and Milloy all used to live (Brady actually bought Milloy's condo when he got cut).

    No conversation beyond that, I just thought, and think it very interesting and telling that this Suber Bowl MVP was taking the time, himself, to call and clear up an issue. Not a manager. Not an agent. Not a 'handler'. Just himself. Very, very cool to me, and not even a hint of "do you know who I am" type of attitude and expectations.

    Had I been more established and not in my first month at the company, I would have been less professional and tried to chat him up. That early crossing of paths forever helped mold the impression I have of Brady as a very down to earth, and 'real' person.

     
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    Also, Cedric Maxwell lived in that bldg where the office is. Still lives there I believe. Rode the elevator with him a few times. Again, a fairly humble guy...in stark contrast to the person I hear on the radio, though this was 7+ years ago, maybe he's just gotten crazier.

     
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    I was in a video store to rent a movie many years ago and was waiting in line when the person in front of me said to the cashier, "Stephen King didn't write The Green Mile!" Then a voice from behind me exclaimed, "I most certainly did!" I turned around and there was Stephen King.




    Get the hell out! Really? That's awesome man. I'm pretty sure he walked by me at a Red Sox game about 16 years ago, I turned to my wife and said hey was that?? Before I could finish she said yup.

     
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    I ran into Adam Oates one night at a gas station and we talked for a few minutes. At the time Ray Bourque was holing out for more money and when I asked Adam about it he just said...I don't know that's a lot of money. I told him I played hockey and he said that the Bruins needed a bigger player - I just looked at him like...yeah, I'm sure I can just walk down there and Harry Sinden will just sign me right up!

    I was behind Steven Tyler and his duaghter Liv Tyler at a moblil on the run station a couple of years ago. Steven looked like he was half dead and his daughter is short. I really thought Steven wasn't going to last another three months by the way he looked, but it's three years later and he looks fine now. I was more stunned to be standing behind Liv Tyler to be honest. 




    And a few years later Sinden scapegoated Oates out of town as he did with everyone great when it was time to pay.

    Jacobs still blows.

    It's disturbing Oates JUST got into HOF this past year.  Best passer I ever saw live next to Gretzky.

    Also the highest IQ player I've probably ever seen who had an amazing ability to avoid being hit. Also, incredible on draws.

     



    Jacobs sucks. I honestly wonder what Sinden could of done if Jacobs wasn't hand cuffing him all those years being cheap, because you have to remember Sinden got Oates for Janey. I was at a game where Oates dropped this pass right on a guy's stick from what looked like 40 yards away. The puck just floated two inches off the ice before gently landing right on the guy's tape. Truly an art.

    Oates is a really small guy, when he was standing next to me he looked like a little kid...I was amazed he could play in the NHL at that size. 

     
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    I worked for Stephen for little over a year at his radio stations in Bangor, Maine. Very interesting guy. He rents out an entire screen from a movie theater each Halloween and hosts a Stephen King night. Firends, employees and winning listeners get to hang with him and enjoy the evening. They have costumes, refreshments and of course they always play one of his classics. The last one I went to was The Mist. You can tell he has that creative genius lurking just behind his eyes.

     
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    I was in a video store to rent a movie many years ago and was waiting in line when the person in front of me said to the cashier, "Stephen King didn't write The Green Mile!" Then a voice from behind me exclaimed, "I most certainly did!" I turned around and there was Stephen King.




    Get the hell out! Really? That's awesome man. I'm pretty sure he walked by me at a Red Sox game about 16 years ago, I turned to my wife and said hey was that?? Before I could finish she said yup.



    Odds are very very good that if you "thought" you saw him you did. He attends almost every game and is very matter-of-fact with his visability. He is hard to mistake. A unique looking character indeed. Many of my friends who would drive down to attend games would say they ran into him or thought they did. He would give us employees access to his field box during those rare times he could not attend. A typical Mainer,  you would not see him with much (any) of an entourage usually.

     
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    Not Pats related but I have met quite a few celebrities living in Southern California, Ben Stiller, guys from super troopers, Teri Hatcher, mom from everybody loves Raymond, even Alice Cooper.

    but my coolest celebrity story is when I was up in Carmel California for a Porsche event with my dad. We go into to this famous restaurant called pathetic Bore's Head. We are about to leave and I see this older guy walk in and sit in the back, but on the other side of the restaurant. I think nothing of it, but the moment I am about to step out I forget my leftovers and as I turn around I notice Clint F-ing Eastwood reading a newspaper. I didn't hesitate and walked straight up to him, not noticing the 4 body guards he had at two tables. He actually gestured for them to sit back down when they saw how fast I came up to him. Long story short...the guy was cool, I am not one to ask for autographs, I just said thanks for letting me meet you. He asked how the food was, I told him it was great, but steak was a little salty, as if he wanted my suggestion. He actually owns the restaurant. lol, he gave me Dirty Harry look as if he was examining me. anyways he told me how he used to be the mayor if this small town also. It was awesome!

     
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    Not Pats related but I have met quite a few celebrities living in Southern California, Ben Stiller, guys from super troopers, Teri Hatcher, mom from everybody loves Raymond, even Alice Cooper.

    but my coolest celebrity story is when I was up in Carmel California for a Porsche event with my dad. We go into to this famous restaurant called pathetic Bore's Head. We are about to leave and I see this older guy walk in and sit in the back, but on the other side of the restaurant. I think nothing of it, but the moment I am about to step out I forget my leftovers and as I turn around I notice Clint F-ing Eastwood reading a newspaper. I didn't hesitate and walked straight up to him, not noticing the 4 body guards he had at two tables. He actually gestured for them to sit back down when they saw how fast I came up to him. Long story short...the guy was cool, I am not one to ask for autographs, I just said thanks for letting me meet you. He asked how the food was, I told him it was great, but steak was a little salty, as if he wanted my suggestion. He actually owns the restaurant. lol, he gave me Dirty Harry look as if he was examining me. anyways he told me how he used to be the mayor if this small town also. It was awesome!



    you actually told him the steak was a little salty?!

    that's  too funny!

     
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    Cam Newton comes into my restaurant in Charlotte every so often.  Hes a real nice fella.

     
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    nothing big, but I am sure many of you may remember him from the Jets. His name is Jon Pendergrass and he played for the Seahwaks and Texans also. Not a very long career, but thought it was interesting and something worth sharing.

    My parents live in Surprise Arizona and we went over to one of their friends house, well their daughter was married to this guy. Ironically I showed up with a Pats hat and he is a huge Patriots fan and really hates the Jets. So we had plenty to talk about!


    Anyways, it was a cool experience, he now lives in Seattles as a personal trainer for highschool and college kids, which I thought was pretty awesome.

    Anyone else have a 'small world' story like this?

     



    a few years back i was working a booth at a nj racetrack for a big race and here comes joe pesci with a bunch of guys...the elevator is right next to my booth so as he is passing by to get in of course i had to say "whaddaya mean i'm funny?"

    he turns and gives me a smile and a wink

     
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