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    Brushes with Fame

    Cricketing or non-cricketing. Post 'em here.

    Mine:

    Muhammad Ali -at Rosehill Racecourse pre-2000 Olympics. Didn't say much.

    Evander Holyfield - at Circular Quay during 2000 Olympics. Top bloke and hard to miss in his gangsta orange suit.

    Steve Waugh - in a hotel lift in Sydney CBD 1998. Seems a decent fella.

    Gough Whitlam - at a post-1999 cricket WC function at Sydney Town Hall. He's very tall. And old.

    Bob Hawke - races 2004. He's very short. And old.

    Johnny Raper - on the same flight as me back from Qld 2005.

    Major Michael Mori (US Marine counsel for David Hicks) - waterfront at Hobart 2007. Champion.

    Tony Shaw - at a boozy luncheon 1994.

    Phil Gould - cricket club do 2003.

    Kerry O'Keefe - cricket club do circa 2004.
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    Seen ****loads of league players around here, usually Dragons but you catch other players when they're playing down here. Seen a few Roosters players as well.

    Jason Ryles: Buying a Double QP meal in the local maccas at about 11 in the morning (after a massive bender I presume)
    Jamie Soward: Was buying some juice from a b00st juice store, gave me a wink.
    Kurt Reynoldson: At the North Gong traino getting of a train from Sydders.
    Perrett, Kenny-Dowall, Sa: Having a few brews at the north gong last off-season.
    Fittler: Back when I was playing junior footy one of his nephews played with us and he popped in every now and then.
    Paul McGregor: Bumped into him in the food court area of Movie World a few years back. Was good for a yarn actually, really tops bloke.

    Seen others around but haven't spoken to them, namely Gaz, Coops, Luke Bailey, Ben Hornby, Dell, among others.

    Other than that there's really only two others of note, saw Brett Lee at the Glasshouse (night club) having a few. Was just before the WC started and I had a yarn to him about his ankle and stuff, he bought me a beer and we had a bit of a dance, WAG. He did a decent sprinkler, let me tell you.

    Also, ironically, saw Wil Anderson at the Glasshouse as well, got a photo with him and ****. Was pretty funny as well.
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    I've been involved in some entertainment type stuff in the past, so have had the opportunity to meet various famous people although I didn't really converse with them much or anything. Biggest name would be Michael Jackson.

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    Adam gilchrist he signed my copy of his new book.Very nice guy for the two seconds I was with him.
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    Chris Harris: Walked out on the field with him at the start of the 2nd innings of this ODI (I think it was that one), as a member of the "Shadow XI", a competition I won. He signed a bat, I can't remember what we talked about, but I remember he smelt like cigarettes.

    John Kirwan: Shared a flight to Japan together.

    Marc Ellis: On holiday up in the Bay of Islands. He was just walking along the road, lots of kids were following him, he seemed to want to be left alone. I just walked passed him and gave him the "raise of the head", and he smiled and did the same.

    Thats it off the top of my head, all sports related.

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    Almost bumped into Shane Bond and Geoff Allott on Tuesday. They were coming out of a cafe together and I was walking past. Was quite starstruck tbh.

    Also bowled to Craig Spearman once at Danny Morrison's testimonial game. Bit less impressive.

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    Don't really see anyone in Canberra apart from politicians and AIS athletes. Most famous I've seen in person would be Bill Clinton. When my parents were in Bangladesh the entire Australian cricket team was hosted at the Australian High Commission compound adjoining our house. I arrived a few days later, was gutted.
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    Let me see:

    Tim Smith: Former Parramatta Eels and now Wigan Warriors half/five eight, went to high school with him, was in the same maths and PE class. Got on quite well with him considering he was the the big-shot and I was just a very angry n00b (so what has changed? )

    Ashley Harrison: Former Brisbane, Souths and Sydney backrower/five eight, met him at the school sports awards in 2001.

    Wendell Sailor: Wished him luck in rugby and said 'thanks mate'. Spoke to Gordon Tallis that day as well.

    The vast majority of the 2003 Melbourne Storm team: Including Billy Slater, Matt Orford, Ryan Hoffman, Dallas Johnson, and coach Craig Bellamy.

    Sam Loxton: Lives in my area, played with Bradman on the 1948 tour and was in that Test where Australia chased down over 400 on the last day at Leeds. Still going strong.

    David Millar: British cyclist, actually he is Scottish, even though he does not sound it, won about three stages in the Tour de France and was a World Champ in 2003 until it was found yes he was juiced up on EPO, and he probably was in the other 3 or 4 years, so yes the drugs did work.

    sledger: Last year in the UK, will include Richard and Neil, who I managed to bowl, even though I make Gavin Larson look like Shaun Tait
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    Jimmy Cowan - Saw him getting out of his car and go into a cafe, so I deliberately went in and bought a drink just so I could talk to him. Was really nice, had a bit of a yarn about my uncle who used to play rugby and cricket with him.
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    Isn't that considered stalking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiWiNiNjA View Post
    Chris Harris: Walked out on the field with him at the start of the 2nd innings of this ODI (I think it was that one), as a member of the "Shadow XI", a competition I won. He signed a bat, I can't remember what we talked about, but I remember he smelt like cigarettes.

    John Kirwan: Shared a flight to Japan together.

    Marc Ellis: On holiday up in the Bay of Islands. He was just walking along the road, lots of kids were following him, he seemed to want to be left alone. I just walked passed him and gave him the "raise of the head", and he smiled and did the same.

    Thats it off the top of my head, all sports related.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Isn't that considered stalking?
    Hardly, I just wanted to say g'day to one of my favourite sportsman.

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    Met Brett Lee's wife at Lords in 2005.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Met Brett Lee's wife at Lords in 2005.
    Soon to be former most likely from what I've heard.Poor brett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Hardly, I just wanted to say g'day to one of my favourite sportsman.
    I was just taking the piss

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