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#21 User is offline   buckeyebucco 

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 03:41 PM

View PostThe Lumber Company, on 08 October 2015 - 03:39 PM, said:

I did. Unless you count ESPN personalities, I didn't really meet anybody all that interesting during my year in Bristol, except for some random current and former hockey and baseball players doing work on NHL Tonight and Baseball Tonight like Ray Ferraro and Tony Twist.

Im assuming they dont film the Sportcenter commercials in Bristol ?
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 03:42 PM

My cousin is the manager of the Asheville Tourists, the Rockies Low A affiliate.

When I was in high school, they filmed the movie Dogma in the neighboring town from where I grew up and we met and got pictures with Jay from Jay and Silent Bob. He was awesome.

I went to a Steeler game in Nashville and got tickets off a scalper for a ridiculously cheap price 5 rows up on the 40 yard line. Snoop Dogg was in the first row behind the Titans bench as the first of Lendale White. He was surrounded by security so you couldn't get near him but Young Buck was in my row and wasn't recognized by anybody despite the fact that he was wearing a huge gaudy YB chain. I got my picture with him.

The Pirate caravan when they had it would come to Indiana Mall when I was at IUP, and the players would usually come uptown afterward. I met Jack Wilson and Oliver Perez who my friend drunkenly tried to speak in Spanish to while Ollie was trying to mack on some girls. I tried to buy Rob Mackowiak a beer but since the Pirates PR were footing the bill, he declined and bought me one. This was the same bar that Jeff Reed showed up at a few years later and danced on the bar with his shirt off like a fucking queer.

I worked at a Marriott shortly after college while I found a real job and checked in Mark Henry, Teddy Long and Tony Atlas who came in late on a Monday night before a Tuesday night Smackdown taping. I gave them like a 70 dollar rate and Long left me tickets for the show which I didn't end up using. Arm Anderson, Dean Malenko, Jamie Noble, Irwin R Shyster and William Regal all came in after that and checked in under their real names. Anderson and Regal were both really nice. Johnny Reznik(?), whoever the lead singer for the Goo Goo Dolls is came into the hotel once too and looked like his face was made of plastic. He looked like Max Headroom or the robot people who used to be on the Duracell commercials. I've never been to California and seen such plasticy people before, so that was strange.
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 03:45 PM

View PostThe Lumber Company, on 08 October 2015 - 03:39 PM, said:

I did. Unless you count ESPN personalities, I didn't really meet anybody all that interesting during my year in Bristol, except for some random current and former hockey and baseball players doing work on NHL Tonight and Baseball Tonight like Ray Ferraro and Tony Twist.


I had a nighttime excursion in college with a girl who was interning at ESPN. She said Stuart Scott was a piece of shit but that Dan Patrick was awesome.
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 03:50 PM

View PostThe Lumber Company, on 08 October 2015 - 03:39 PM, said:

I did. Unless you count ESPN personalities, I didn't really meet anybody all that interesting during my year in Bristol, except for some random current and former hockey and baseball players doing work on NHL Tonight and Baseball Tonight like Ray Ferraro and Tony Twist.

Ray Ferraro is awesome
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 03:52 PM

View Postbuckeyebucco, on 08 October 2015 - 03:41 PM, said:

Im assuming they dont film the Sportcenter commercials in Bristol ?

They absolutely do - those are almost all filmed on campus there. I remember the commercial where they had grass in the hallway between Building 3 and Building 2, I walked through that area as they were filming it. And you would see random mascots and such around there on occasion too, like in the lunch room and such.

It was a really strange place to work.
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 03:53 PM

View PostPantsless Jose Lind, on 08 October 2015 - 03:45 PM, said:

I had a nighttime excursion in college with a girl who was interning at ESPN. She said Stuart Scott was a piece of shit but that Dan Patrick was awesome.

That was also my experience as to both, at least at the time.
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 03:54 PM

I met Mexican celebrity Ecbenito and I am pretty sure he slipped something in my drinks
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 03:55 PM

View Postecbenito, on 08 October 2015 - 03:50 PM, said:

Ray Ferraro is awesome

I worked with him for a couple weeks straight during the 2001 NHL playoffs. He was a lot of fun, but he gave me lots of grief about the 1993 Penguins/Islanders series, and he kept picking against the Penguins and such, I'm convinced just to mess with me. When Kasparitis scored the game winner against the Sabres in Game 7 that year, I was all over him and he was great about it.
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 04:00 PM

Now that I think about it, for whatever reason, I've probably had an abnormally high number of these, but those that stand out:

-I went to a party in 1997 when I was living in Charleston. Got into a conversation for about 15 minutes with a rather plain, athletic-looking, very nice girl who, when I asked her what she did, advised she was an actress. I'm sure I said something like "hey, that's great, good luck with that..." Turned out to be Jennifer Garner.

-Played craps with John Elway at the then-Aladdin casino in Vegas. He didn't tip a dime the entire time he was at the table.

-Took my daughter to a fall festival at Soergel's a few years ago. I was standing in line with her to get her face painted, probably following football scores on my phone, when my wife comes up and whispers that I've been standing right behind Katie Holmes for about 10 minutes. She and Tom Cruise were both there with their daughter. Cruise was actually extremely friendly and gracious. Holmes was pleasant but clearly didn't want to be approached.

-Jake Kelchner, the QB of WVU's undefeated 1993 team, sat next to me in a computer science class my senior year. Really nice guy but dumb as hell.

-If Greg Brown counts, I've had dinner with him numerous times...his wife and my wife are very close friends. Greg's the nicest guy in the world.

-Lawrence Taylor hung out at one of our law school bars in Williamsburg pretty regularly. He was a bit of a dick.

-Played pickup basketball with Bruce Hornsby a couple of times. Really quiet and not very good at basketball.

-Sat across the aisle from Lynn Swann on a flight to Phoenix. Kept to himself. I've also been on planes with Bob Nutting, Jeff Hostetler, Hilary Duff, Torry Holt, and Franco Harris.

-Was in Umi the same time as Anne Hathaway, but she was across the room.

-Briefly met Rachel McAdams at Eddie Merlot's a year or so ago. Very friendly and pleasant.

-Talked to Walton Goggins (from The Shield and Justified) in The Tap Room after a Pens game for 1/2 hour or so one night. Super nice guy.
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 04:05 PM

My sister-in-law was dating TJ Miller's sister for a while and I met TJ a few times. Nice guy.
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 04:06 PM

Tommy Lee signed autographs on my submarine. He was pleasant but he seemed a little bit "altered". Taller than I expected him to be and wiry. Nobody (that I'm aware of) had the balls to mention his video with Pamela.
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 04:24 PM

oh yeah, I was shitfaced at Billy Bobs in Ft. Worth before the Steelers Super Bowl. I asked Michaek Oher what it was like to false start against James Harrison and I told Colt McCoy that he had girl hands. Even shitfaced I didn't say anything to Ndamukong Suh, just shook his hand
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 04:29 PM

didn't we already have one of these threads?

Anyway, not too many.

Had a long conversation with Robert Englund at a bar. We talked about NYC and if they should have cancelled the marathon post-hurricane Sandy.

My gym workout overlapped with Joe Manganello when he lived here.

Used to sit next to Charles Smith in a class in college. I may or may not have given him all the answers for several exams.

Ate lunch with Marc Spindler as a freshman at Pitt

Used to have meetings with a guy that won a Nobel Prize.

Met Johnny Bench when I was kid at a restaurant. I didn't say hi during a meal and he was sort of a dick but hey, I was a kid.

Met Hank Williams Jr. at the Super Bowl.

that's all I can think of for now.
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 04:45 PM

View PostThe Lumber Company, on 08 October 2015 - 03:19 PM, said:

My most memorable one was probably being consoled by Mario Lemieux at the funeral of one of my best friends growing up who had died in a car accident.

Did you graduate high school around 95? I know the odds are minimal, but I share a similar connection with Lemieux ....
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 04:46 PM

This one is easy for me.

In 1970 I recorded an album at Woodland Sound Studios near Nashville. I was only 23 years old and pretty overwhelmed by the notoriety I was receiving by signing a contract with Mega records. My producer was a fellow named Bob Tubert. He was a songwriter on some the songs by Sam the Sham and the Pharoah's that had the big hit "Wooly Boolly".

Anyway on the second day of my recording session Chris Kristoferson walked into the sound room and sat down beside my producer, Bob Tubert and watched me record a few of my songs. I was so intimidated by his presence. He had nothing on but blue jean cut-off shorts. No shirt, no shoes, hairy as hell. I got to meet him briefly.

In New York I was produced by Ronnie Dante. He was the guy that sang that stupid bubble-gum song "Sugar, Sugar". It was a big hit as well. There are several other noteables but those two may be known to some of guys.

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 05:44 PM

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This one is easy for me.

In 1970 I recorded an album at Woodland Sound Studios near Nashville. I was only 23 years old and pretty overwhelmed by the notoriety I was receiving by signing a contract with Mega records. My producer was a fellow named Bob Tubert. He was a songwriter on some the songs by Sam the Sham and the Pharoah's that had the big hit "Wooly Boolly".

Anyway on the second day of my recording session Chris Kristoferson walked into the sound room and sat down beside my producer, Bob Tubert and watched me record a few of my songs. I was so intimidated by his presence. He had nothing on but blue jean cut-off shorts. No shirt, no shoes, hairy as hell. I got to meet him briefly.

In New York I was produced by Ronnie Dante. He was the guy that sang that stupid bubble-gum song "Sugar, Sugar". It was a big hit as well. There are several other noteables but those two may be known to some of guys.

BBB


This is really cool, BBB. Was this a rock album? Did the record sell much? Were you happy with the finished product?
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 05:47 PM

View Postoblongatta, on 08 October 2015 - 04:29 PM, said:

didn't we already have one of these threads?

Anyway, not too many.

Had a long conversation with Robert Englund at a bar. We talked about NYC and if they should have cancelled the marathon post-hurricane Sandy.

My gym workout overlapped with Joe Manganello when he lived here.

Used to sit next to Charles Smith in a class in college. I may or may not have given him all the answers for several exams.

Ate lunch with Marc Spindler as a freshman at Pitt

Used to have meetings with a guy that won a Nobel Prize.

Met Johnny Bench when I was kid at a restaurant. I didn't say hi during a meal and he was sort of a dick but hey, I was a kid.

Met Hank Williams Jr. at the Super Bowl.

that's all I can think of for now.

Ironhead Heyward asked me if he could cheat off me on our Sociology of Sports final exam.

I actually had a pretty cool discussion with Johnny Bench and Tom Seaver, and a really hot conversation (in my mind) with Bo Derek all in the same night.

I fooled around with Rita Moreno's daughter on a cruise.

I've played gold with several of the Washington Nationals.
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 05:48 PM

View PostBigBadBucs, on 08 October 2015 - 04:46 PM, said:

This one is easy for me.

In 1970 I recorded an album at Woodland Sound Studios near Nashville. I was only 23 years old and pretty overwhelmed by the notoriety I was receiving by signing a contract with Mega records. My producer was a fellow named Bob Tubert. He was a songwriter on some the songs by Sam the Sham and the Pharoah's that had the big hit "Wooly Boolly".

Anyway on the second day of my recording session Chris Kristoferson walked into the sound room and sat down beside my producer, Bob Tubert and watched me record a few of my songs. I was so intimidated by his presence. He had nothing on but blue jean cut-off shorts. No shirt, no shoes, hairy as hell. I got to meet him briefly.

In New York I was produced by Ronnie Dante. He was the guy that sang that stupid bubble-gum song "Sugar, Sugar". It was a big hit as well. There are several other noteables but those two may be known to some of guys.

BBB

A friend of mine from high school sang back up for Kristoferson on an album. My friend said Kristoferson could drink more than anyone he's ever known.
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 06:02 PM

Some of this is work related.

- I see Arnold Palmer regularly during the spring and summer months when he isn't in Florida. Locally, he has a home just outside of Latrobe.

- I've been in the PNC Park camera well, which is located about 5-10 feet from the dugout, during a Pirates game. I was tempted to touch Cutch's dreads.

- I've had phone conversations with John Calipari, Mary Lou Retton, Bill Stewart (before he died :) ) and Devin Mesoraco.

- I've seen Clint Hurdle outside his home in Hampton Township. My uncle lives in an adjacent development and said he's a great guy. I've heard Ben and Hines Ward live (or lived) nearby.

- I shot the breeze with Greg Brown for about 10 minutes after a Pirates Caravan visit. Couldn't have been nicer.

- Aramis Ramirez was in front of me in line at a North Hills gas station during his first tour with the Pirates.

- I gave Joel Steed his order at the Greensburg McDonald's in the late 90s. He said "YEAH!" when I asked if he was Joel Steed.
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 07:12 PM

Hollywood:

Through various non-profit/international do-gooder connections I have met and briefly spoken to Angelina Jolie; had a couple meals with Matt Dillon; and spent a weekend in Jackson Hole with Sam Waterston.
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