who would you

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06/01/2012 at 18:51

who would you cross the road to shake hands with and why?

For me there is only two people in my 50+years on this rock, and the 1st is Cassius Clay 2nd is Daley Thompson. Both these men had everything.Style,charisma,great personality,bucket loads of talent,and more.

seren nos    pirate
06/01/2012 at 18:56
hard one.......
06/01/2012 at 19:23
I'm not going to make the obvious reply to that one Seren.
06/01/2012 at 20:09
Bruce
06/01/2012 at 20:54
Kenny Dalglish - For making me happy

Robert Smith - For being with me in happy & sad times since i was 12!

Dave Grohl - For just being Dave !

06/01/2012 at 21:03
Any member of our brave armed forces who are doing a difficult job out in Afghanistan.
06/01/2012 at 21:06
What a nice thread! There are so many!! Without thinking too much ...
Mike Atherton - I watched enthralled as he had his 'duel' with Alan Donald in South Africa.
John Edrich - similar reasons although I only saw a recording of his innings where he, literally, put his body on he line protecting his wicket against the might of the West Indies bowling attack. His body was black and blue from the cricket balls that hit him.
Lance Armstrong - A legend.
Colonel H Jones. (Falklands War Hero)
My grumpy Old Man- To thank him for the stubborn streak in me and I don't think I thank him enough for all he's done for me, and my Mum - same reason!

07/01/2012 at 00:28
roy silver wrote (see)

who would you cross the road to shake hands with and why?

For me there is only two people in my 50+years on this rock, and the 1st is Cassius Clay 2nd is Daley Thompson. Both these men had everything.Style,charisma,great personality,bucket loads of talent,and more.

You may get a slug in the mouth if you call Muhammed Ali by that name.  Especially as he changed it 47 years ago.

Edited: 07/01/2012 at 00:42
07/01/2012 at 08:35

My Mum and Dad too - both in their late 70s and although in good health won't be around for ever - have given us 3 children so much love and support with so many personal sacrifices without much money - can never ever begin to say thank you!!

Steve Ovett for inspiring me.

Steve Jones for showing the world the way to go.

Paula Radcliff for following on from Steve

Eammon Martin for being Eammon a down to earth bloke

Charlie Spedding from last to First

Liam Brady just for THAT goal at White Hart Lane all those years ago!!

Edited: 07/01/2012 at 08:35
07/01/2012 at 16:43
that was a very good goal !
07/01/2012 at 17:26
There are a few folks but in reality I would probably be too shy.


One of my favourite all time authors lives in my village and I have stood next to him at the school gates many a time and have never said a word. When he did a reading of his latest book at the school for PTA funds I got a signed copy and spoke absolute twaddle at him
07/01/2012 at 17:45
Helen Skelton springs to mind - just for being so willing to give things a go and for being such a positive role model for youngsters in these pointless celebrity obsessed times.
08/01/2012 at 16:53

BDB

I knew that would crop up.

But for me what he called hisself is irrelevent. He's still the greatest ever.

10/01/2012 at 07:41

Harper Lee...

10/01/2012 at 09:29
David Attenborough. Why is his brother a lord for acting in a few films and directing one good one, whilst David has entertained and educated millions and is only a Sir?
10/01/2012 at 09:37

BoTF - if you get to be a lord for being in/directing a few films, just goes to show what a load of nonsense the whole honours thing is anyway?

I wouldn't actually cross the road to shake hands with any famous/sports people - I'd be embarrassed at sticking myself in their space, and they might just want to be left alone to get on with their shopping.

If I met someone famous at an event where they are "at work", then I will say hello.

10/01/2012 at 10:05
I'm much the same Wilkie. The only exception I've made was to approach a musical hero of mine when I saw him at a gig - I just had to say thank-you to him.
Cheerful Dave    pirate
10/01/2012 at 10:50

A musical hero of mine once apologised to my wife for his hair getting in the way when she & our kids were sat behind him at a panto.

No prizes for guessing it was Brian May - what a gent.


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