posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 03:00 AM
I haven't really been outside western PA, except for a few trips to Florida, so the people I run into are Pittsburgh sports people.
I've met Mario Lemieux many of times, at the golf course I work at they have the anniversary of the back to back Stanley cup golf putting there every
year. I've made him food a couple of times. So I've also got to meet a few other penguins like miroslav satan, pascal dupuis, Dan bylsma, Phil
bourque (he's an ass, my opinion). I've also met bob pompeani a few times, in high school I knew a girl who went to school with his daughter and
went to a party or two at their house.
I remember my junior year in high school ( 2006-2007 ) bill Cower came to my high school, his alma mater (carlynton jr sr high school). It was
awesome! He told us how the last memory he had in the cafeteria (he talked to us during our Thursday night meal in the cafeteria) that a bunch of
students went streaking outside of the windows on the last day of school hahaha. He was such a motivor to us, such a powerful speaker and positive
guy. I got to shake his hand and we all had some questions for him. This was not ordinary, I don't think he has done it before or since that time.
And yes we beat sto-rox the next day in a great comeback victory.
When hurricane Ivan hit the area our football team went out and helped dig people out of the flood and rebuild. Our area got hit the worst and was
known on the national level. Our town is only 10,000 or less, and became obliterated overnight. Well for our efforts, and to gain money, we went to a
steeler game vs the bangles and collected money at the gates, and we got to watch the game on the field! That was quiet the experience.
When the steelers won the Super Bowl I was on my way to the parade crossing the Duquesne bridge on the walkway and I literally bumped into a guy. Soon
as I went to call him a jag off, being the only guy walkin the other way, he turned and around and who would have guess... It was Lynn Swann! He
simply put his finger up to his lips and went ssshhhhh. Popped his collar to hide his face and disappeared into the crowd. I kept my mouth shut, that
man would have been crushed if every yinzer on the bridge would they know Lynn Swann was right there.
I met Jerome Bettis at dicks a few times, he's a nice guy.
When my mother was pregnant with me she met motley crew and they signed her belly wished her all the luck with me haha
This is a story my dad told me.
When he was a kid bill mazeroski was his favorite baseball player. And he would wait after the games to meet the pirates and get stuff signed and what
not. Well my dad wasn't the nicest kid growing up and my grandfather wasn't the nicest guy in town either, so over time my grandfather has burned,
thrown away, or ripped up all of his memorabilia (sport or music wise) Well my dad was working at the original fish market some time later and would
go over to the north shore to get a drink after work. Well one day he's in this place and he sees this old guy drinkin at the bar by himself. He
almost spit his beer out, it's bill mazeroski! So he walks over and says, " hey, I don't want to bug you but I just wanted to say you're my
favorite baseball player ever, and I just wanted to say hi." Next thing you know my dads kickin back drinkin a few beers with him.