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View Poll Results: Is It Acceptable for Adults to Ask for Autographs?

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  • Yes, Autographs are for all fans no matter the age

    69 82.14%
  • No, Autographs are for kids/teens/non-adults

    15 17.86%
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    Is It Acceptable for Adult NFL Fans to Ask Players for Autographs?

    This is a continuation for a discussion us 49er fans have been having in the 49er forum.

    Is it Acceptable for Adult fans (21 yrs of age +) to ask for autographs from players?
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    I wouldn't do it personally, but I can't see why not.
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    Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman36 View Post
    I wouldn't do it personally, but I can't see why not.
    This. I'd rather not bother them with something that I could just buy myself, plus it'd mean more to the kid. That being said, I don't think there's anything wrong with it.

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    Acceptable? Sure

    Would I ever do it? Probably not, a handshake and a beer would suffice.
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    i never did understand the hype behind autographs
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    Sure. Why not. As someone who has never been given, owned, asked for or collected such things, what do you, as an adult, actually do with an autograph?

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    WSG, you trippin boy.

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    i was actually thinking about this exact same thing yesterday. i was thinking back about 4 years ago when i stood behind the White Sox dugout before the game and yelled at Konerko to give me an autograph. i was 18 and we were only 3 rows back from the dugout so it was easy.

    that is probably the last time i will attempt to get an autograph for myself. from this point on, ill only ask an athlete for his autograph if its for someone else like my future kids or as a present. it just seems like a thing that kids do.
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    NFL players ask for each others autographs and memorabilia all the time. Are they not adults? Just a curious point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    Sure. Why not. As someone who has never been given, owned, asked for or collected such things, what do you, as an adult, actually do with an autograph?
    ive got a big collection of autographs that i have been given over the years and i plan on having a room dedicated to all my own sports achievements and also all of my sports memorabilia that i have collected over the years. i have the entire White Sox World Series team autographs from '05, the entire Reds team from '03 (its nice when your parents are friends with a couple ballplayers), a couple Bears players, and a ton of other memorabilia. itll be my home office or mancave in the basement
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    it depends.if your intocollecting ites like this, ten why not?. I have Brian Mitchell, and Charley Taylor personalized autographed ball. These guys are a part of your team history. If you have a man cave like i do, then you put these on display. I dont really see an age limit for this. its not like your a 40 year old man going trick or treating or something.

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    I wouldn't ask a professional athlete or a celebrity for an autograph or a picture. Frankly, I think it's stupid. But it boils down to the player's preferences. If the player doesn't have a problem with it, then neither do I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaiderLakersA's View Post
    I wouldn't ask a professional athlete or a celebrity for an autograph or a picture. Frankly, I think it's stupid. But it boils down to the player's preferences. If the player doesn't have a problem with it, then neither do I.
    I agree with this here.

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    I'd rather take a picture with a player than get an autograph, seems like it would mean more.

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