Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Bears Fan Changes His Name to Peyton Manning

I still haven't verified if this is true or not (just got it emailed to me), but it's darned hilarious either way:

DECATUR, Ill. -- He says he doesn't want to do it, but a die-hard Bears fan is changing his name to Peyton Manning.

Scotte Wiese told friends that if his beloved team didn't win the Super Bowl, he'd take the name of the Indianapolis Colts quarterback.

He even signed a petition in front of 200 people last week at Decatur's Katz Piano Bar promising that he'd do it.

After the Colts defeated the Bears 29-to-17 on Sunday, Wiese started the process.

The 26-year-old Forsyth, Illinois, man trudged to the Macon County Courts Facility Tuesday and filed the paperwork. The change still has to be approved by a judge.

Wiese said he really cares about the team and that his sacrifice represents the true passion of Bears fans.

Quote of the day from Wiese: "...there was a little alcohol involved."

Here's the story from

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