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Does anybody have any vicarious connections to notable figures in the sports world? Here's mine for example:

My girlfriend lives in Montreal, and she went to high school (or some school...I think it was high school) with the daughter of the guy who owns the Montreal Impact. In becoming the owner of an MLS expansion team, the Impact owner knows Don Garber, who knows David Beckham. Beckham knows all sorts of soccer superstars, along with teammates Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, who also know their fair share of stars. One might say I'm loosely vicariously connected to some of the biggest names in soccer, I suppose.

Anyone else "know a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy" in the sports world?

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A couple of my cousins knew Caron Butler

Among the folks I went to school with are Pirates catcher Jason Jaramillo and former Cincinnati PG Taron Barker

I played against former Wisconsin RB Brian Calhoun and was a teammate of former Ohio WR Will Norwood

A couple other cousins are distantly related to Magic Johnson on their father's side

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A couple of my cousins knew Caron Butler

Among the folks I went to school with are Pirates catcher Jason Jaramillo and former Cincinnati PG Taron Barker

I played against former Wisconsin RB Brian Calhoun and was a teammate of former Ohio WR Will Norwood

A couple other cousins are distantly related to Magic Johnson on their father's side

You, sir, have made my day by referencing this man.

Anyway, my aunt is cousins with with Matt, Tim, & the other Hasselbeck(s).

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My girlfriend's parents split time in between a condo in Philadelphia and home in SC because her stepdad works in Philly. Apparently lots of Eagles and Sixers players live there as well, Michael Vick and Darius Songaila (when he was a Sixer) are the only ones I've been able to verify. By "verify" I mean that her mom was on the elevator and recognized Michael Vick from TV, and "very tall, large white man" + me searching the 2010-11 Sixers roster + pulling up a picture of Darius Songaila = "yep, that was him." From her accounts, Michael Vick is also extremely polite and smells very nice.

I once partied at Kenny Wallace's house in Charlotte.

Other than Winthrop basketball players currently playing overseas, the Winthrop coaching staff, and once scoring on Dan Dickau in a game of pickup basketball, that's all I got.

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I spent half a season of my senior year trying to convince Sam Bradford (who was a freshman) to play for our high school hockey team but he chose to devote his time to the football team. What a dummy lol like football was gonna make him famous.. Oh wait he did go on to win a heisman and get taken #1 overall after missing a whole year (minus 2 1/2 games)

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In college, I used Matt Kittner's ID to buy beer when I was 19 and 20.

Matt Kittner is the brother of former U of I Quarterbarck Kurt Kittner.

Not terribly impressive. Let's go deeper.

Kittner's favorite target was 2011 Pro Bowler Brandon Lloyd.

Getting better.

Brandon Lloyd was the primary receiving threat for Tim "The Greatest College QB of His Generation" Tebow in the 3 games Tebow started last year.

Eh? Eh? Meh.

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