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I met Patrick Willis and now I hate him.

  • boqi
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I'm bored ATM so I thought I'd share a little story that happened to me recently:

I met Patrick Willis last week (6/18) on my airplane flying from ATL to San Jose. I noticed him at the gate but I wasn't sure if it was him until he boarded first class. After everyone got on the plane I asked the attendant if I could walk up to first class to "talk to someone I might know." She says that's fine, so I walk up there and find him sitting at the window seat with his tray down, computer out, and listening to earbuds. I lean over and say, "Excuse me, are you Patrick Willis?"

PW removes his earbuds slowly and quietly says, "Yes sir." I'm absolutely sure that NOBODY else recognized him, even the guy sitting next to him, because out of the corner of my eye I see him cluelessly do a triple take at PW and give a nonchalant shrug.

I go on. Like a nervous schoolgirl, I say, "I'm Matt. I'm just a huge fan of yours and 49er fan..." (In fact, I have his jersey but I forget to tell him). I shake his hand. Then I ask him if I can take a picture with him. He mumbles something inaudible but I get the gist of it - he wants to take the picture after we land. I say "oh of course that's fine." It would have been an awkward picture to take with the guy sitting in the way anyways. "I'm way back there" I say pointing to Coach Class, "but I'll try to catch up to you. Thanks!" And I walk back to my seat.

After we land I hurry up to the front to catch up to him to take the picture. He isn't waiting at the gate so I dash through the airport down to baggage claim/ground transportation hoping he's just walking slow. He's gone.

A couple days later I tell my friend this story and he tweets him for me (I don't have Facebook or Twitter). He says "My buddy Matt says he met you on an airplane from ATL to SJC and wanted to take a picture. Then you took off, what happened?!?"

To this day, he hasn't responded to my friend. This is NOT how you treat your fans. It took a lot of guts to walk up to first class and talk to him. I don't know if he realizes that. Plus, you know how hard it is to recognize football players in real life? It's probably one of the hardest sports to do it for, and as I mentioned, I'm sure nobody else recognized him. Then he ignores me and my friend on Twitter, which we KNOW he's active on. I understand he likely forgot to take the picture with me (it's a long flight) but he had his chance to redeem himself on Twitter. Instead he comes across as a douche.

I am telling you this story for 2 reasons;

1. Patrick Willis is a total tool. I thought the guy was cool but now I hate him. He deserves to be called out.

2. Should I continue to root for the Niners? And what should I do with his jersey? I'll sell it to someone. PM me.
[ Edited by boqi on Jun 27, 2012 at 6:13 PM ]
Cut him
Since you hate patrick so much, I'm willing to take his jersey from you... if you pay me 100 dollars. Ok. 95 dollars. But that's my final offer.
Has to be a joke... tell us you are joking.

- To be so sensitive that Willis didn't go out of his way (or wait) for you to take a picture as he's traveling?
- To go from "big fan" to "he's a tool" over this little incident?
- To question your faith of the team because of this one little incident?

Feel free to go and be a fan of some other team, then. That's just sad, dude. You acting like you said hello to Willis and he spit in your face before bi**h-slapping you.
[ Edited by oldman9er on Jun 27, 2012 at 6:17 PM ]
He was off work so go f**k yourself.
  • boqi
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Originally posted by oldman9er:
Has to be a joke... tell us you are joking.

- To be so sensitive that Willis sisn't go out of his way (or wait) for you to take a picture as he's traveling?
- To go from "big fan" to "he's a tool" over this little incident?
- To question your faith of the team because of this one little incident?

Feel free to go and be a fan of some other team, then. That's just sad, dude. You acting like you said hello to Willis and he spit in your face before bi**h-slapping you.

Why would I make this up?
  • mike
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1. Who cares
2. Who cares

He's a human being, probably just wanted to be left alone. I know when I've got my ear buds in on a flight I don't like to be disturbed. Then you expect him to take his time waiting for you to unload from the plane? Cmon. He's got s**t to do and places to go. Give a dude a break.
how old are you ?
you spell it

T-R-O-L-L
Originally posted by boqi:
Originally posted by oldman9er:
Has to be a joke... tell us you are joking.

- To be so sensitive that Willis sisn't go out of his way (or wait) for you to take a picture as he's traveling?
- To go from "big fan" to "he's a tool" over this little incident?
- To question your faith of the team because of this one little incident?

Feel free to go and be a fan of some other team, then. That's just sad, dude. You acting like you said hello to Willis and he spit in your face before bi**h-slapping you.

Why would I make this up?

Because it is too pathetic and ridiculous to be this disgruntled over that exchange. Absolutely ridiculous.
  • boqi
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Originally posted by oldman9er:
Because it is too pathetic and ridiculous to be this disgruntled over that exchange. Absolutely ridiculous.

I agree - what happened is ridiculous!

I doubt any of you have met him - or if you have he was probably in a better mood. But why the ignore on Twitter? That's what gets me.
  • mike
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You should now start writing him and become this guy: