98.7 FM listeners tell their favorite stories of meeting the famous
“Who is the most famous person you have ever sat near at a game, restaurant or event? And did you talk to them?”
That was the question posed to the Bickley & Marotta listeners over Twitter on Thursday. And the responses came flooding in.
Since 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station is indeed a sports program, many of the 200-plus responses were about fans meeting their favorite athletes. Some of the memories were so dull they were hilarious. Others were obscure.
Without fact-checking the truthfulness of our listeners’ messages, here are a select handful of the best stories of sports fans meeting the famous.
I made Taylor Swift guacamole
— Doc Green (@docgrizwald) February 21, 2019
I was working at In-N-Out and Tom Chambers came through the drive-Thru. Til this day I am kicking myself for not making a corny joke like “Hey Tom, I see you’re still averaging a double-double” 😉
— Hunter Wynn (@Hunter__Dunter) February 21, 2019
I was on an airplane in one of those seats by the emergency exit door. there was no seat in front of me. Robert Horry came out of first class and asked to swap seats because I had more legroom than he did. I looked at him and I said you’re Robert Horry. He said yes. I said no
— butchLeiber (@arrogantbutch) February 21, 2019
I met Samuel L. Jackson in a gas station in the middle of nowhere Texas. I said “hey I like your movies” he said “thank you” and that was that.
— Jacob Schuldt (@jacobschuldt5) February 21, 2019
Met Hakeem Olajuwon when I was 11 at an asian restaurant in PHX. My uncle told me it was Bo Outlaw. When I asked for an autograph him and his agent laughed and walked away. I still hate my uncle to this day.
— Brent Mullis (@BMu_1963) February 21, 2019
I got in an elevator and was alone with Mike Tyson. I really wanted to say “hey champ”, but it was during his volatile days so I just stared at my shoes and didn’t make any sudden movements.
— Cameron Reiter (@cdreiter) February 21, 2019
Played craps with 2chainz in Vegas and yea. He’s very a cool guy
— mike (@im_a_highlander) February 21, 2019
I got to randomly play 3 on 3 with Fitz at LA fitness 🤷🏼♂️, he blocked many of my shots.
— Cody Smith (@CodeeSmith) February 21, 2019
Mark Grace in a bar in San Francisco while I was wearing his jersey after a game against the Giants. Yes I did talk to him after he spotted my jersey and said ” now there’s a guy with some class”, he signed my jersey with bartenders pen, Jersey is framed in my home, Great guy!
— Keith C (@RedSeaKeith) February 21, 2019
Bill Murray threw an apple core when he played at the Phoenix Open. It hit me while I was eating a thunder dog. He came over and chatted with me. Awesome guy.
— Gabe Trujillo (@gabetrujillo) February 21, 2019
My friend recently saw @LarryFitzgerald at Chipotle. He thanked her for opening the door for him, she froze and just said no, thank you. LOL
— Daniel Lopez (@dantolope) February 21, 2019
Jordan. Hell no.
— Tim Ring (@timringTV) February 21, 2019
met mike Tyson in Scottsdale at a night club. I was a valet at the club. Said “whoa hello Mr Tyson this is not where I wanted to meet you at night in a dark alley.
— Bradley (@practicalpools) February 21, 2019
Eddie Vedder at a Suns-Sonics game. Unfortunately I had no idea who he was. People pointed it out to me later
— Kevin J McCabe (@kevinmccabecbs) February 21, 2019
Sat next to and was friends with Rob Gronkowski in my freshman math class at UofA and was in his homework group all semester, guy is EXACTLY the same in private as he is in public – super goofy, funny, and friendly. Actually showed up to class every day and did all his work too
— trjh nb (@NbTrjh) February 21, 2019
When I lived in California I helped Joe Montana with his car a couple times and he had is assistant send me an autographed picture for my dad pic.twitter.com/MY2SN0Xysf
— Keith Rhode (@rhode_keith) February 21, 2019
I served Jerry Jones during SuperBowl week in Arizona. Told him to draft Randy Gregory to get a great pass rusher. He did draft Gregory that year. I guess I’m the only guy that Jerry has ever listened to.
— David Campbell (@huskerpower35) February 21, 2019