• Twitter
  • Facebook
News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.
Opening Arguments

Real man of genius

Getting a tattoo while drunk has always seemed the epitome of bad judgment -- temporary impulse, permanent results. But a Chicago Bears fan has upped the ante:

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, 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 to victory.

Final Score: Colts 29, Bears 17.

So on 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," said the 26-year-old, who lives in Forsyth, just north of Decatur.

This guy will now have no choice but to move to Indiana and begin rooting for the Colts. Brain drain in reverse.

Posted in: Hoosier lore


Mike Sylvester
Thu, 02/08/2007 - 7:17pm

Unfortunately this guy probably votes...

Is it any wonder we have the crop of politicians that we have?

Mike Sylvester