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Talking to Steve Smith


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[quote name='rayzor' timestamp='1355336697' post='2043431']
there is no more humbling thing than that (unless you're talking bathing/cleaning/changing the diaper of an adult who can't take care of themselves). there's also no feeling like what you're going to experience. it just can't be put into words. it's awesome, though.

props to you for taking part in that. i wish more people would do things like that.
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Aside from him being there, I know the event in itself will be a memory to keep. It will be hard washing a 5 year old's feet knowing I have kids of my own. So if I don't get the chance to talk to him it will still be a good day no matter what.
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If its gonna be your only opportunity to do this, then do it. I would.
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I also think there is a huge difference between introducing yourself to Steve Smith and talking to him.......and being a that guy seeking something from him as a fan (fanatic panther fan).
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And btw.... his next charity event is in Charlotte the following Saturday.... PM me and I can try and connect you with the director who may or may not have room but worth a shot.

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I think it is really hard to not be awestruck of someone you admired the last decade when they are standing in front of you. If i do talk to him, I will beg and plead that he plays until he turns 40.
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[quote name='Cary Kollins' timestamp='1355336911' post='2043439']
I would assume since this is a charity function and since you are a volunter he would be happy to meet and take a picture with you. If it was a situation where he was out to eat with his family or something, I would advise leaving him alone.

Plus he'll probably get a kick out of meeting a Panther fan out there in San Diego.
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This. I saw him after the redskins game this year getting on the team bus and he took a picture and was very nice

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[quote name='h0llywood' timestamp='1355337470' post='2043455']
I think it is really hard to not be awestruck of someone you admired the last decade when they are standing in front of you. If i do talk to him, I will beg and plead that he plays until he turns 40.
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pay more attention to the person beside you than the star beside you and i think he'll respect that a whole lot more.
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My wife and I are volunteering. We're meeting an hour in advance to go over the details of the event. If I can wash feet sitting next to him that would be cool.
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Good for you. I have a foot phobia, can't even touch my wife's feet. That's a good cause. Hopefully you get to chat with the greatest Panther ever.
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How about asking for a group photo? Volunteers, attendees, staff, Smitty, etc. That way you aren't asking for a photo of you and your wife with Smitty, but rather, a photo documenting the rewarding experience. You'll be in a photo with Steve Smith, but it won't come across as "Hey, can I have your photo" but rather "Hey, would you mind being a group photo so we can remember this day?" Offer to send a digital copy of the photo to anyone else there that joins the photo.
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Ive had the privilage of speaking to him a couple of times at charity events and found him to be a very nice and humble gentleman.

What you see on the field seems to be part of his uniform.

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Good for you. I have a foot phobia, can't even touch my wife's feet. That's a good cause. Hopefully you get to chat with the greatest Panther ever.
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No way, me too.. Fuggin feet.

Jk, and seriously -- kudo's and all that for volunteering. That's awesome.

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[quote name='h0llywood' timestamp='1355336128' post='2043407']
Anyone have any personal experiences? I'll be at his Samaritan's Feet charity in San Diego this Saturday and am afraid he might not be approachable (or too nervous to approach him).

Will he be offended if I ask for a photo with me and my wife? Will he strike up a conversation? Anyone with personal knowledge it will be appreciated.
[/quote]you can probably get a photo with him, would not expect too much conversation though.

I was at a charity paintball game that was hosted by DWill and Beason (8 other panthers showed up)a few years ago, he only started showing any personality around the cameras, but he did sign my authentic smith Jersey and gave Beason a hard time about not knowing how to sign a jersey when Beason was signing my replica Beason jersey.

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