I commonly see the comment "Cool Story Bro" when someone relates something to the board that seems like an ego boost, or an attempt to show how awesome they are. The comment is usually meant in a derogatory or belittling manner like "Yeah, we know you met Charles Woodson once, but STFU about it!"
But here's your opportunity to relate your stories with (hopefully) less judgement and ridicule.
One of my "Cool Story Bro" moments:
Rather than accept offers from lower tier football programs in DII or DIII, I decided to try my luck and walk-on at the Division 1 University of Toledo. It's amazing the difference between the treatment scholarship players receive vs. the "cannon fodder" that are the walk-ons. Free tutoring, free meals, priority class scheduling, priority medical treatment, and so on...but that's the price of being a walk-on - and one I paid gladly for the opportunity to keep playing at a high level.
My reward came in the form of a "Cool Story Bro" moment during walk-through form tackling drills in helmets, jerseys, & shorts. Basically you're just supposed to wrap up the person across from you, ensuring good tackling form - and sometimes lift up and carry for a couple yards as if you're driving through them.
I had the good fortune to be across from the future 11th pick in the 1993 Draft by the Denver Broncos, Dan Williams. Dan was a 6'4" 290lb. DE behemoth - faster than any man his size had any right to be - and strong as hell. He was also notorious (or is it infamous?) as someone who practiced like he played - 100% all the time. So, after a few reps from my side, it was HIS turn. All I remember is being wrapped up, lifted off the ground, and slammed to the then astroturf of the Glass Bowl (which has since been renovated with FieldTurf). I was driven into the astroturf and skidded along the surface - dragging along the ground and leaving a fair amount of skin behind. I had turf rash on my back! Dazed and confused and in pain, I still gave Dan an attaboy (hoping to sway him into NOT killing me the next time!).
I only lasted one year in the program as I could see the writing on the wall that my future was NOT in football - but I somehow fondly look back on that memory of being slammed to the turf by the 11th player taken in the 1993 Draft.
COOL STORY BRO!!!! What's yours?
**EDIT** Interesting how many down votes there are - yet a helluva lot of good "Cool Story Bro" stories added. Must be alot of people without cool stories.