May 20th, 2013 at 2:59 PM ^

But even if I didn't; I'd find this lame as shit. Seems cheesy to get a fucking HS kid to sign something for you so you can turn a quick buck.


May 20th, 2013 at 3:18 PM ^

To each their own. I said I find them lame. Hence, if my best man got me one, he probably doesn't know me super well.

Nonetheless, the greater point is illustrated by the example here; seeking autographs from amateurs so you can make a quick buck that they, themselves, can't make, is lame to me.  Again.  To. Me.

I suppose receiving them is different, in the sense that you aren't the seeker, much in the same way most meat lovers wouldn't want to butcher a cow, and since I fit that latter category, we have common ground and thus we can be friends.


Edit: Put a less joking way; I'm not a big autograph fan, sure, but my major beef is seeking an autograph from an amateur for the express point of selling it.  That's shitty, in my opinion.


May 20th, 2013 at 3:06 PM ^

I saw this happen! It was after the Indiana bball game, and Shane and his fam were walking out the back exit and I happened to be walking behind him...this shady dude like threw the pylon at him and Shane signed it for him, then he pulled out a bunch of other stuff like footballs n such and Shane's mom said he couldnt sign anymore...then this dude started freaking out lol "what the fuck man, you're right here, just sign it." I have no problems with autographs, but this guy was a d bag


May 20th, 2013 at 4:07 PM ^

If he was doing this on Zon, we could do what we did to Rosenberg and his book, but we would have to actually buy all of this guy's stuff to make a dent in his rating.  He has between 180-196 ratings in four different categories, and all are five stars.

But if anyone has an idea to give him what he has coming, I would happily participate.


May 20th, 2013 at 6:14 PM ^

I have a similar cool story bro. I was waiting to get Drew Henson's autograph when he was playing AAA for Yankees. It was in Toledo and he comes out the locker room sees D-bag with a box of footballs and jerseys and gave the " I got you after the game". I was pissed not about not getting the autograph, but because a few kids there couldn't get one because of the prick trying to make a buck.


May 20th, 2013 at 3:07 PM ^

from a Melvindale Cardinal. Those people are my high school's "little brother," except more thug and less academically competitive.


May 20th, 2013 at 3:08 PM ^

A pylon, eh?  I'm going to see if he'll sign a blade of grass for me and sell that bad-boy on eBay.  Or maybe one of those down-to-go markers that the sideline judge holds.  Or a Gatorade cooler.  Better yet, one of those orange flags that flies from the top of the goal posts would be sweet.  What item do you think would bring in the most money?


May 20th, 2013 at 3:16 PM ^

I got Derrick Green's art teacher to get him to sign a football for me after class. In retrospect, I feel like that was probably breaking some sort of "teacher ethics" or something, but oh well.


Guess I should probably put it up on ebay now. 4star QB worth $250, a 5star RB has gotta get me at least 2 c-notes. /s


May 20th, 2013 at 4:23 PM ^

The Fab Four got in trouble. They were not getting compensated for their memorabilia and they wanted money. If I was Shane I would want the cash because it is my property (signature) this butthole is selling. Efff oLIEo aka osu


May 20th, 2013 at 4:29 PM ^

Don't let the Ebay sluts who get signatures ruin the image for everyone. I get them and will pass them down someday. Would you condemn someone if they had a Tom Harmon signature and they got it while he was in college?

Now high school kids...that is dumb.


May 20th, 2013 at 4:44 PM ^

My Dad got them for me when I was a teenager. But now that I think about it I find the idea of collecting autographs absurd. This is simply a secular version of collecting the relics of saints. It is a form of idolatry that says something about our tendency to worship  famous and powerful people.

I can understand collecting historical artifacts like manuscripts, political documents, weapons, etc. But signatures? Unless they are part of a letter by themselves they are historically unimportance. 

Fawning over famous people because they are, well, famous is not behavior we as a country should be perpetuating.


May 20th, 2013 at 5:08 PM ^

Got pretty much zero interest myself in autographs by sports figures, but seems to me that getting an autograph for your son or a good friend is pretty harmless. It's the guys shoving a bucketfull of balls at some athlete just so they can turn right around and sell them who are the douchebags. If I could, I'd carve out a special legal exemption for athletes so they could beat the living shit out of the assholes harassing them for autographed stuff.

Shane could sign one of his turds, some guy would eagerly put it up on Ebay, and some other loser would shell out good money for it.


May 20th, 2013 at 5:33 PM ^

From Ohio, it figures. Of course, it does have a real hologram to ensure it's authentic. How could you go wrong?


May 20th, 2013 at 5:50 PM ^

I've never understood the desire to collect signatures of other people who are most likely more famous and/or successful at what they do than what you do.  It's the same thing with wearing jerseys with guys' names on the back.  Not knocking people who like it; just never understood the desire to hold onto another person's accomplishments.


May 20th, 2013 at 10:04 PM ^

I live half a mile from De La Salle, I'm going over there tomorrow with a trunk load of crap for Shane to sign.
Do you think he'd sign my kid's foreheads?  I promise to never wash them if he wins a NC.