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I met Bubba Paris at an Awana's Olympics when I was a kid.

My Dad and Uncle went to the same high school that Jeff Stover did and we ran into him at the fair back when I was 6, my jaw hit the floor when my Dad told me that Jeff played with Joe Montana and Jerry Rice.
Me and my wife meet Montana at a special autograph signing.

Shook his hand and I said great career and thanks for the memories...... He just smiled

He was busy signing a jersey fir the wife and a helmet for me.

As we moved out to let the next people to him , I held up helmet and my wife was taking pictures with JOE in the back ground.....

I drop the helmet and it bounces across a tile floor LOUD AS F

Some guy yells FUMBLE ! LOL

I hear JOE say .......... them are my groupies !!!!! Embarrised , and funny as hell at the same time !

TRUE STORIE

Oh ....funny too were both in our mid 40s ...LOL
[ Edited by redrazer45 on Nov 21, 2013 at 3:31 PM ]
Anyone ever meet Dwight Clark or Eddie Debartolo?

I could imagine those would be as special as most of the other greats.
did the neck dance in the airport when i saw merton hanks as a kid. he smiled
I met Frank Gore and Morran Norris when the WZ staff got VIP passes to training camp. They both took a picture with my monkey.
First 49er game I ever went to in 1985 (teenager), a MNF game vs Seahawks...me & a buddy were there super early, hanging out in the stands down by the baseball dugouts, and some stadium worker dude asked us if we wanted to come down on the field to fill balloons with helium (these were going to be released in pre-game festivities).
We said hell yeah, and once we were done no one said anything so we just stayed down there...sat on the bench in the dugout and talked to a bunch of different guys coming in/out of locker room...Wendell Tyler, Mike Wilson, Fred Dean Michael Carter, Rice, Lott, Montana, Dwight Clark...this was before the specialized gloves they have today, it was pretty cold and Clark had on scuba gloves that he wore during the game.
Anyway, we just stayed in the background on the sidelines, and it wasn't until after introductions and just before kickoff that someone realized we didn't belong there and told us to get back in the stands. Pre-9/11 of course, these days they probably would've called a SWAT team.

Over the years through work, civic/sports organizations, friends, and by chance I've also met Bob St. Clair, Leo Nomellini, Dan Colchico, Dwight Hicks, Gene Washington, Eason Ramson, Keena Turner, Lott, Montana, Cedrick Hardman, Brent Jones on quite a few occasions, and a few others offhand can't recall exactly who it was.
[ Edited by DelCed2486 on Nov 22, 2013 at 7:48 PM ]
Originally posted by linkboy:
I met Bubba Paris at an Awana's Olympics when I was a kid.

My Dad and Uncle went to the same high school that Jeff Stover did and we ran into him at the fair back when I was 6, my jaw hit the floor when my Dad told me that Jeff played with Joe Montana and Jerry Rice.


Jeff Stover was a very good player for a few years, he owns a gym up in Chico now, real estate guy I know is good friends with him...Stover ended Jim Plunkett's season in 1985, sacked him and destroyed his shoulder.
Ronnie Lott came to my grade school in the early 90's and gave a talk. My friends and I were all jacked up to meet him and we brought all kinds of cards and stuff for him to sign. He didn't do any autographs, but shook our hands.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
I met Frank Gore and Morran Norris when the WZ staff got VIP passes to training camp. They both took a picture with my monkey.

I'm just going to assume that you mean the animal.

Bob St Clair gave a speech at our end of the season ceremony for our Santa Rosa High football team. He was a great speaker and friendly.
I met Alex back in 2010 in London. He was walking to his hotel with his mom and dad and we had a nice 5 minute chat on the sidewalk. Very nice guy.
Dan Bunz was my coach at Sierra College, one day after we found out our star defensive end was academically ineligible, he says to me "your my next best player."

Cool, stoked!

So I thought, next morning after morning workouts(it was spring) he keeps me after letting the rest of the team go, mind you, after already running and lifting weights for an hour and a half.

He says lets go on a run, behind Sierra College there are miles of x-country trails, and we run and run and run, and I'm thinking of the story he told us about how he and Bill Ring would come into camp and see who was fittest, I didn't think he was ever going to stop.

Finally we get back to the gym, done I thought, finally. Yeah right, line touches(for those of you who haven't had the pleasure, its running down a basketball court touching each line, running back to end line, going to the next line, running back, so on and so on). Line touches for ages, unbelievable, why?
"How many more coach?"
"I'll tell you when."

Then, right in the middle of the court, puke city, just came up, no stopping it.

"Dam, sorry coach"
"Don't worry about it, I'll clean it up. Just wanted to see how tough you are."

I didn't come back to spring practice for two days.
Met Ronnie and Randy Cross at a bar in Sunnyvale. Steve Young and Harris Barton at Valley Fair. Harry Sydney and Tim McKyer at a club in downtown SJ.
I met Patrick Willis on an airplane and he was a jerk.

j/k

But I did meet Kap at a casino and he was a jerk.

j/k

But seriously I went to a pumpkin patch in like 1990/91 (I was 5 or 6) and Joe Montana was there.
theres a park behind my grandma's house in san mateo. joe montana and his sons were tossing the ball around and they played catch with my brother and I. He showed me how to hold the ball. We mustve been 11-13. My dad about s**t his pants when he came to get us.