View Full Version : Bears fan follows through on vow

02-08-2007, 02:13 AM
This guys is nuts.....lol

DECATUR, Ill. -- How do you spell Scott Wiese?
In a few weeks, that'd be P-e-y-t-o-n M-a-n-n-i-n-g.
Wiese, a die-hard fan of the Chicago Bears (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=chi), signed a pledge in front of a crowd at a Decatur bar last Friday night that if the Bears lost Sunday's Super Bowl, he'd change his name to that of the man who led the Indianapolis Colts (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=ind) to victory.
Final score: Colts 29, Bears 17.
So Tuesday, Wiese went to the Macon County Courts Facility and started the process of changing his name.
"I made the bet, and now I've got to keep it," the 26-year-old Wiese said.
Wiese will have to advertise his intention in the local newspaper -- the Herald & Review -- for several weeks and then have a judge give him the OK to become, legally anyway, Peyton Manning (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=4256).
The men have little in common, Wiese acknowledges.
Manning is 30 years old, stands 6-foot-5 and has a contract with the Colts worth more than $100 million.
Wiese is 5-foot-11 and works at an office-supply store for somewhat less.
"I think I kind of represent all Bears fans," he said. "Not that I'm saying they're all idiots like me, but I represent their passion because I really care about my team, you know?"
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press


02-08-2007, 06:21 AM
Thats a crazy bet right there.....I doubt they'll let him change his name to Peyton Manning, then hes off the hook.

02-08-2007, 10:18 AM
Funny stuff... I just heard it on ESPN radio. He is a man of his word. :yesnod:

02-08-2007, 10:59 AM
People do some the craziest things.. there was a guy here where I live that changed his name to ObieWan Konobie (I have no idea how to spell it) for some Star Wars contest by a local radio station.... he now works for the station and still has the name!

I think it's a stupid bet and a little disrespectful to your own family, but that's just my opinion! :dunno:

02-08-2007, 12:42 PM
Could be worse, he could have picked this name (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=148900), lol.

02-08-2007, 01:14 PM
Could be worse, he could have picked this name (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=148900), lol.

:lol: What were his parents thinking!!!! :hilarious: