Kansas CIty Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is having a busy day signing autographs.
The Chiefs star has taken to using the social platform Vine recently. If you aren’t familiar with Vine, it is a sort of Instagram for video. If you aren’t familiar with Instagram, it is a sort of Twitter for for photos. If you aren’t familiar with Twitter, it is a sort of Facebook for lazy people. If you aren’t familiar with Facebook, it is a sort of Myspace for people who realize it is no longer 2003. If you aren’t familiar with Myspace, it is a sort of Friendster for people that no longer think it is 2002. If you aren’t familiar with Friendster, it is a sort of AOL Instant Messanger for people with more time on their hands. If you aren’t familiar with AOL Instant Messanger, then, well, good.
Kidding aside, Charles has been posting some pretty funny “Vines” recently. His latest shows him presiding over a very long table of Chiefs-related memorabilia he is expected to sign.
Gotta love Jamaal.
This raises an interesting question. How do you Addicts feel about autographs? Do you think they are a sort of old-fashioned, pointless fan pursuit or do you still seek to get your favorite Chiefs gear signed by all the players.
I’ve only ever gotten two autographs that I can recall. The first was from WWF (eat me World Wildlife Fund) wrestler Lex Lugar when the Lex Express came to the Eastwood Mall. Lex signed my orange t-shirt. Then looked down, then looked up and tried to sign it again before I could walk away.
The other was from WWF (eat me World Wildlife Fund) “Diva” Sabel. She came to the Trumbull County Fair when I was in high school so me and my buddy Matt went up to stand in line with the other rednecks to ogle her. Matt had some WWF (eat me World Wildlife Fund) mag he was going to have her signed and I was just going to have her sign my shirt ala Lex. By the grace of God, however, some guy offered up to me his copy of Playboy that Sabel recently graced the cover (and pages) of. Nothing like being 16 years old and having a grown woman with fake breasts sign a magazine for you in which she is photographed in the nude. I had to hide that magazine from my parents until I got to college but it was totally worth it.
Anyway, where was I? Oh, yeah. Autographs. Yay or nay?