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Why Louis van Gaal was wrong to sign autographs after Manchester United were tonked
The non-Manchester United fans rejoiced, and proceeded to rub the noses of their friends, family, work colleagues etc who, despite never actually been to Manchester or Old Trafford, declare themselves as fans of the worlds best football team.
When something as spectacular as this happens, Twitter is a huge resource for meme’s or photoshopped images designed to rub just a little extra salt into the wounds.
Al Pacino Signs Autographs At The ‘Manglehorn’ Premiere At The Venice Film Festival
‘Manglehorn’ main stars Al Pacino and Chris Messina are joined by the director David Gordon Green at the movie’s premiere held at the 71st Venice Film Festival in Italy. The trio are seen greeting fans and signing autographs on the red carpet.
The touching drama film was nominated for a Golden Lion award at the festival and tells the story of a Texan locksmith who’s still struggling, after several lonely years, to recover after losing the love of his life. The movie also stars Holly Hunter
Boy Seeking Autograph Gets Letter From Pirates Asking For Money
A letter from the Pirates to a young fan seeking an autograph from second baseman and Pittsburgh native Neil Walker is creating a buzz on social media.
SB Nation posted the tweet Friday afternoon from the 8-year-old boy’s father. It also made it onto Sports Illustrated’s website and a few other places online.
Fan selling recently ‘autographed’ Babe Ruth ball for $100 dollars
As you may recall, earlier this week St. Louis Cardinals pitcher John Lackey gave teammate Pat Neshek an authentically signed Babe Ruth baseball in exchange for his jersey number. Possibly trying to piggyback off the popularity, this ‘Cleveland Indians’ fan is willing to give up his prized possession for nothing more than a Ben Franklin.
Lucky Collector Pays $300 For A Game-Used Sports Jersey Worth $8000
Palma, who works mainly in construction, walked over to Heritage Auctions’ consignment booth and spoke to Derek Grady, a vice president in the sports division. Grady wanted neither to inflate Lama’s hopes nor dash them with a snap judgment, so he offered to send it off to one of the hobby’s top authenticators specializing in hockey jerseys. Beyond the Rangers logo applied to the chest and “C,” short for Captain, at the upper left, there was “Gerry Cosby” manufacturer’s tagging and a secondary label at the top of the “interior fight strap” (to keep the jersey from being removed during fights) that was used only one season. In other words, all signs proved that Messier wore the jersey during the Rangers’ championship season.
U.S. Open: Roger Federer Is the Greatest…At Signing Autographs
An autograph from a tennis star is one of the most coveted souvenirs at the U.S. Open. But securing one isn’t easy. It requires agility, good court positioning and a bit of luck. It also requires a player willing to sign enough autographs to get to yours, which raises an essential question: Which player represents an autograph seeker’s best bet?
To find out, the Count broke out the stopwatch to tally how long top players have been signing balls, shirts, programs and the occasional body part after winning their matches at this year’s U.S. Open. The answer: When in doubt, stake out Roger Federer.