Believe it or not, I played with a Backstreet Boy.
Yep, I played with one of the Backstreet Boys. I think his name is AJ...it's the one in rehab right now. You know, the 'loose cannon' of the group ;-) This was the first time I was in Vegas, before I was a counter. I had thought he was nothing more than an impersonator, but the two huge body guards he had with him hinted otherwise. It was at Mandalay Bay I think, and quite honestly he looked kind of lonely because no one would come up and talk to him; people would just stare. He was table hopping and throwing random bets down on any table he came across, including mine. One thing I noticed is that he is really, really short. And he puts a lot of grease in his hair. Anyway, after several people noticed him, one table across the pit started singing the annoying hook of one of the Backstreet songs...you know, the one that goes "E-e-e-everybody-y-y....yahh yahh...rock your body-y-y ...yahh yahh...", and everyone who heard them started laughing. Well, everyone but AJ.
Joe Namath, Emmit Smith, Las Vegas
Michael Jordan, East Chicago
Mike Meyers and Pete Rose, Foxwoods
Dom Deluise, Atlantic City
Dealers in Vegas said the Fonz, Henry Winkler, was the nicest person they ever met.
Debbie Gibson when she was under 21 at the Sands in AC.
Denny Crum, coach of Louisville basketball (look up ploppy in a BJ dictionary, his picture is there) LV
the big brother in Everybody Loves Raymond (nice guy) LV
2 years ago at Rio I was at same table with Bono from U2 ($5 6D). Last year I sat with Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies (Good dude! we still keep in touch). 2 weeks ago in Palm Springs, CA, Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) was sitting at $10 SD with a ton of green checks in front of him. They didnt last long...
Then I guess that wasn't you I talked with while you were making horse bets at Caesars, AC. Gee, you called out my name and said you were Pete Rose. (You looked and sounded like Pete Rose.) I guess that high maintanence young lady you were financing at my BJ table wasn't your's either. :-)
Not to change the subject, but Pete is one of the world's good guys who got caught in a bad situation.
Also, for those who pay a lot in AC, if you run into a guy who looks like Kreskin - it's Kreskin. If you think his "mental ability" is anything more than dressed-up parlor tricks - watch him play Blackjack! :-)
that's sad. i have a mental image in my head of everybody in the casino laughing at AJ while he drinks and gambles himself in a stupor. actually, it's funny, but the mental image of the laughing and him bowing his head in shame is too much.
btw, i was in the old boston ritz carlton (i live near it) when AJ broke the other guy's hand. a few hours later he was on his way to rehab. not bj related, but AJ is kinda close to bj. one letter.
you saw mike myers at foxwoods?
a couple months ago i saw dave justice standing behind what i was told was the bench manager of the yankees. the bench manager was the only one playing ($25 table). dave was looking sharp in a nice suit. women were surrounding him. the guys i'm assuming knew well enough not to approach him for an autograph just out of courtesy or maybe fear. he looked untouchable and wasn't playing.