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Name any famous people you've met and maybe a story .

Eric Johnson - Ex-girlfriends mom dated his road manager = Back stage passes
Rodney Thomas - running back for Titans and Aggies - sold him horse trailer
Vernon Maxwell - Back when rockets did their pre-season training in Galves.
Ken Camanitti - Ex 3rd base for Astro's - He live's down the street - when not in jail
Sam Cassell ( aka Double yoke ) - Played ball @ San Jac.
Dusty Hill - Elevator in San Antonio hotel
John Conlee - "Rose colored glasses" - Denny's in Amarillo and again at Eddie's country ball room in Manville
Also met Nolan Ryan and his wife down at Eddie's too.
Fred Whitfield - 6 time world champ calf roper - known him since I was 14 and he was 17
 

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Chris Jericho - buffet at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, short stocky dude
Nick Foley - San Diego airport gate waiting for plane, fat tall dude
Lance Armstrong - he was a groomsman at friends wedding
Dennis Rodman - Dicks Last Resort in San Antonio and another club in Austin
Billy Casper, Ben Crenshaw, Lee Trevino - clubhouse dining room at Barton Creek during Legends of Golf tournament

Emmit Smith's little mini-skirted girlfriend - early 90's, St. Edwards University, during Dallas Cowboy spring training camp, had a conversation with a "lady" waiting at the entrance to my building before class that told me all about Emmit Smith and how he was coming to pick her up. Sure enough, up drives a little Lexus SC to the curb and the passenger door opens with the man himself driving. Lost all respect after that, especially with the Disney world commercial after the superbowl portraying a family man. I dont care, as long as I dont know about it.

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Bob Dylan (he looks like walking death), Willie Nelson (shorter in real life), Ray Wily Hubbard (nicest celebrity I've ever associated with), Robert Earl Keen, Larry Joe Taylor, Davin James, Roger Craiger, Kelly Willis, and many others. These guys I remember most while I worked in radio a couple of years ago.

George Strait- met him 4-5 years ago in the old Larry's Tackle Town in Rockport. I was in there shopping for some topwater lures and he came up and we started talking fishing. This went on for 15-20 minutes and when we were parting ways he introduced himself as George Stait...I said like the singer? I did not know he was the real deal until one of the employees there said it was good of me not to make a big deal of his notoriety.

I treat everyone I meet the same, so the names of a few arrogant "famous" persons that I crossed paths with were omitted.
 

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I bet it was cool meeting Willie. I heard a rumor that there was some kind of "Meet Willie Nelson" package being used to raise money for a good cause. I didn't catch the details. Maybe someone else here as heard something about it...
 

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My Sister met Willie in a bar in San Antonio,(around lunch time) she was drinkin a bloody mary, he walked up to her and said will ya drink one with me if I buy it, she said he was the one of the most laid back down to earth people she ever met.
 

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My uncle met George Strait down in Mansfield about 6-7 years ago.
He said George walked by him at the dock with a little bag of fish. He held it up for my uncle to to see and said " Does this look like $ 300 worth of fish to you ?"
 

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Most of the celebrities that I've met have been through horse-related events.

I've talked to George Strait several times, my dad bred a mare to one of his studs. Nice guy. Used to see him a lot when his son was roping at Hi School Rodeos.
Met Garth Brooks at Gruene Hall along with Ty Englund when he just started. I was dating a girl that knew him at OSU.

Jay Novacek and Bill Bates, cutting in Ft Worth. Got Tanya Tucker's autograph there also. Joe Montana at a horse sale. Mel Blount, who played with the Steelers. Super nice guy, he really likes horses. Ray Childress at the Houston Stock Show. He is one big hombre.

I had my picture made with Christie Brinkley. Yes, guys, she IS drop-dead gorgeous. I was absolutely tongue-tied when I was introduced. LOL

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Billy Gibbons - met in Galv. at a restaraunt I worked at
Dusty Hill - met at the rodeo in the old (original) hideout
Ken Stabler - met briefly at a club opening that my parents invested in
Vernon Maxwell, Clyde Drexler, Rudy Tomjanovich - served all at various times at a restaraunt
Steve Harvey - restaraunt again
Dominique Sachse - very nice lady. She was in a restaraunt (again) and as she was leaving I told one of my fellow employees - "Hey that looks like Dominque Sachse" - she overheard me and came back and introduced herself.
Nolan Ryan - at the rodeo
Thurman Thomas - (former RB for the Bills) another restaraunt
"Big Daddy" Don Garlits - met him while I was in the Army
George (HW) & Barbara Bush - got to shake his hand when I worked on his campaign for a high school government project. My Ex-wife met both of them at the walgreens near their house.
Met Marvin Zindler once (of course, in a restaraunt)- he's a trip in person
 

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Jessie Barfield (when he played for the expos, saw him at a batting cage in n. houston. i was pretty young and he gave me about a 30min lesson)

The whole Astros team in 1996 (me and 4 friends were asked to do a commercial with the team. it was pretty cool, when we were done we got to play homerun derby in the dome with the stros)

Marvin Zindler (it was at his granddaughters wedding. wow, he is old. Shara Fryer and Dave Ward were there too)

Lee Lambrada (pro weightlifter, owns a nutritional product line. i used to work at a smoothie king in highschool. he and his HOT wife used to come in all the time. he's about 5'5'' and his wife is about 5'10''. did i mention she is HOT!!)

Ken Lay (about 3 months ago at michael burger in galveston. i heard he has a house in pirate beach)

George Bush Sr.(in college at a presentation that he gave, got to shake his had afterwards)

Bruce Davidson, Karen and David O'Connor, (all olympic equistrian medal winners. my wife does the same sport as them-just not as good-and knows them all. there are several other but chances are none of you have heard of them anyway)

2 **** stars (at a bachelor party, can't remember their names-due to grandpa's cough medicine-from what i was told they were pretty big in the business)
 

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**** stars count? I partied hard with Samantha Strong in the 80s when she was passing thru town. She was a trip. Dang, thanks for the flashback...lol.
 

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lemon said:
Lee Lambrada (pro weightlifter, owns a nutritional product line. i used to work at a smoothie king in highschool. he and his HOT wife used to come in all the time. he's about 5'5'' and his wife is about 5'10''. did i mention she is HOT!!)
It's Lee Labrada - He's married to my neighbor's daughter. Yes, she's hot...but I've never met Lee.

I was in my neighbor's house a few weeks ago and saw an autographed photo of Lee all "pumped up" and I said..."Hey John, what's with the autgraphed beefcake photo of Lee Labrada?" "That's Robin's husaband"...ooops. I've known John for 20 years, but never realized who his daughter was married to.
 

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It's Lee Labrada - He's married to my neighbor's daughter. Yes, she's hot...but I've never met Lee.

I was in my neighbor's house a few weeks ago and saw an autographed photo of Lee all "pumped up" and I said..."Hey John, what's with the autgraphed beefcake photo of Lee Labrada?" "That's Robin's husaband"...ooops. I've known John for 20 years, but never realized who his daughter was married to.
real nice people. both super type A. last i saw him he was HUGE. i bet he couldn't wipe his own *****!!
 

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George Strait: I used to work at the stockyard with him in his home town. I was there when the bull run him down and put the scar on his chin. To funny.
Ray Price: Sold him bird dogs before.
Terry Bradshaw, Jack Lambert: They invested in one of my Dads oil wells.
Don Gay: Used to ride bulls with him.
 

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Dan Pastorini & June Wilkinson at a dinner-party in the early 70's.

Robert Rauschenberg, Port Arthur's most famous visual artist in my studio.

Rosey Schuster daughter of Canadian publishing giant Simon&Schuster and wife of my friend Johnny Alexander. Rosey was one of the origional Saturday Night Live writers.

Mickey Roark actor and NY running buddy1980-1988

Gild Radner, Rosey's best friend Johnny's studio NY, John Balushi, Billy and Brian Doyle Murray, Dan Akyroid and I went to a Mets game, Loren Michaels @ his Place in Long Island. 1980-1995

Max Ernst internationally known Artist Uof H 1970.

Buckminster Fuller architect, invented geodesic dome Uof H 1971

Andy Warhol @ the Modern in NY 1985.

Julian Schnabel artist / movie director surfing until today 1966-present.

Lauren Hutten dinner date & disco after NY dinner party 1985.

Charles De Gaul president of France 1967. NASA

Alan Ginsberg beat poet NASA 1967.

Yada, Yada..................

And my favorites Gene Autry, Roy Rodgers, The Cartwrights, everyone at the Livestock Show and Rodeo back in the days.
 

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I once met the sister of the cousin of the nephew of the of the cousin of the daughter of the cousin of somebody!
 

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Wow , Kenny knows some people
And tha river rat dont know nobody !

Forgot to mention , I'm halfway ( as grandpa would say ) related to Kenny Rogers
 

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Famous People

Here's few I have met......

Montybo
Walking Jack
Cool Change
Shadweiser
Kenny
Reel Woman
EZ ED
Angler2407
FishFinder
Legate
Hinzerelli
PhyshStyx
Omega Smack
Fishin' Chick
Allicat
speckle catcher
Gary da flinga
PHINS
Gunner
boat money
Ricky Dawg
kneedeep
ROBOWADER
Bayduck
Monarchy
Shultz
Sow Trout
McTrout
Capt. Ray
Lorraine
Galveston Yankee
Lisa
Never Enough
*********
Bad Habit

and many many more.......

If I left anyone out, I apologize..........

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oh

Going Coastal.
we might be related, my great grandfather was Kenny Rogers great uncle. Earl Lester , passed away in 1992, from Groveton.
 

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Sorry to hear that...

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Going Coastal.
we might be related, my great grandfather was Kenny Rogers great uncle. Earl Lester , passed away in 1992, from Groveton.
I knew someone who died from Groveton too. That's some really bad stuff.

Sorry, couldn't resist......Q
 

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Doug Drabek (Wedgewood GC in Conroe) I was an assistant pro there.

Otis thorpe (Wedgewood)

George Foreman (airport)

Greg Ostertag (airport, unbelievabley tall!)

Ricky Williams (Balcones CC in Austin) Huge legs, neck, dreds and joints. LOL!!

Matt Stover (kicker for Ravens) Lives at Berry Creek CC in Georgetown. I was an assistant pro there also.

Freddy Couples ( TPC Woodlands)
 
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