Bears Fan Changes Name to Peyton Manning

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  1. Namath2Kolber

    Namath2Kolber New Member

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    Bears fan follows through on vow, changing name

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    Associated Press

    DECATUR, Ill. -- He doesn't want to do it, but diehard Chicago Bears fan Scott Wiese is changing his name.
    The 26-year-old Forsyth man told friends that if his beloved team didn't win the Super Bowl, he'd become Peyton Manning after the Indianapolis Colts star quarterback.

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

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

    He trudged to the Macon County Courts Facility on Tuesday and filed the paperwork. The change still has to be approved by a judge.

    Wiese says he really cares about the team and that his sacrifice represents the true passion of Bears fans.
     
  2. statjeff22

    statjeff22 2008 Green Guy "Most Knowledgeable" Award Winner

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    Fixed that for him.
     
  3. hiker

    hiker Well-Known Member

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    My best friend's name is Namath, he says it was because his dad lost a bet. That sounds like BS, but its true. At least Joe Namath is a whole lot more cool to be named after than Peyton Manning.
     
  4. dwalsh

    dwalsh 2006 TGG.com Rookie of the Year Award Winner

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    personally, i highly doubt the judge will allow this to happen, because of identity theft and such.
     
  5. vinsjets

    vinsjets Active Member

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    I doubt that would be the reason behind the judges decision
     
  6. JETS

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    I think it would be kinda hard to take Peyton Mannings identity. Unless your 6'5 220 pounds with a lazer rocket arm
     
  7. GreenMachine

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    HAHAHAHA!!!!

    Great post!:up:
     
  8. BIG COUNTRY

    BIG COUNTRY Well-Known Member

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    What a moron.
     
  9. Scikotic

    Scikotic Banned

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    very insightful

    i could never do something like that....everytime he hears his name, this guy is going to think back to this superbowl and how his team lost, and this stupid diehard bet he made...
     
  10. thegoldengod

    thegoldengod Active Member

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    what was he going to get if they won?...that is the dumbest thing ive ever heard
     
  11. JetBlue

    JetBlue Well-Known Member

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    change his name to Rex Grossman.

    I can understand, though, I've been legally Hakeem Olajuwon since 1994.
     
  12. SteelCurtain96

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    HAHA...I needed a good laugh like that!
     

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