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MACH1
02-08-2007, 12:17 AM
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 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.

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




How dumb can you get. Gotta give him props for keeping the bet tho

Borski
02-08-2007, 12:29 AM
wow, he better hope the bears go to the super bowl again so he can make a bet to change it back.

tony hipchest
02-08-2007, 12:47 AM
"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?"


"da bears......DA BEARS...."

why do i imagine this guy looking like a not so funny version of chris farley?

stillers4me
02-08-2007, 06:32 AM
This is the dumbest thing I ever heard of.

Can you imagine a Steelers fan changing his name to Carson Palmer?????????
Not in this lifetime.

Rinkleroot
02-08-2007, 07:47 AM
Some people really are Idiots, this guy takes the cake!

SteelerFanInCA
02-08-2007, 02:33 PM
What a fricking idiot. :dang: :dang: :dang: :dang:

fansince'76
02-08-2007, 02:41 PM
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

I am wondering how drunk Mr. Wiese was when he made this little bet?

klick81
02-08-2007, 03:36 PM
With a name like Wiese, WHY NOT???

Max Power
02-08-2007, 03:41 PM
I'd quit drinking if I were him. Talk about bad bets, and one you couldn't likely win?

PisnNapalm
02-08-2007, 04:20 PM
What a dope.

polamalufan43
02-08-2007, 05:39 PM
I give him credit for being a man of his word and keep ing the bet. No matter how stupid of a bet it was....

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

stlrtruck
02-09-2007, 07:57 AM
If he made it when he was drunk then he could legally get out of it. I wonder if the judge will allow it.

klick81
02-09-2007, 11:40 AM
If he made it when he was drunk then he could legally get out of it. I wonder if the judge will allow it.

I don't think a bet is legally binding, so if he actually wanted to, he could get out of it.

Polamalus_Angel
02-15-2007, 05:09 PM
wow, he better hope the bears go to the super bowl again so he can make a bet to change it back.


Haha. I would have never made a bet like that. I hate Peyton.

SmallCheezFry
02-15-2007, 08:56 PM
Atleast he kept his side of the bet ... I'll congratulate him on that. Other than that, he was stupid to make the bet in the first place.

polamalufan43
02-15-2007, 09:09 PM
Haha. I would have never made a bet like that. I hate Peyton.

OMG, I love you. jk jk :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

When did it say the guy was getting his name changed. And I don't really think he cares if it's legally binding or not. But I guess if he signed actual papers saying he would then it would be, but I dont think he did.

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

Dylan
02-15-2007, 09:53 PM
that is pretty stupid

stlrtruck
02-16-2007, 08:18 AM
Does anyone have an update? Did the judge allow this?