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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Famous Dates

Posted April 16, 2010 9:59 a.m. EDT

I’d like to go with LMRA’s great blog suggestion today. She brought this up while discussing Thursday’s topic about John Tesh dating Oprah.

Has anyone ever dated or turned down a date with someone before they were famous or infamous?

LMRA says that while in high school she turned down a date with Boomer (Norman) Esiason - the ex-NFL quarterback and now football analyst. Esiason was the quarterback at LMRA’s rival high school. As LMRA put it: “I guess I was being 'true to my school.' Look where that got me?????”

Former WRAL Morning Anchor Laurie Clowers recalls the time in Florida when Joe Namath asked her out for a date. She also declined. Something about those quarterbacks!

I look forward to hearing your stories.