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    Man changes his name to Peyton Manning after Bears' loss...

    Bears fan to change name to Peyton Manning...

    DECATUR, Ill. (Feb.7, 2007) -- 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.

    Wiese will now 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 the quarterback 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 a Staples 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?"

    Wiese's lawyer and friend, Andy Bourey, is handling the paperwork. He said he admires Wiese's sense of honor.

    "I never doubted him," he said. "He's a man of his word."

    While he pledged to take on the new identity, Wiese isn't sure how long he's willing to keep it.

    Say, maybe, until the Bears' next Super Bowl appearance? Not likely, given that their last trip to the big game was in 1985.

    "I mean, well, it may be another 21 years."

    Probably one of the most idiotic things you could do, but hey what do I know?



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    Re: Man changes his name to Peyton Manning after Bears' loss...

    Gee, I'll bet some alcohol was involved in that pledge. Silly Scott Peyton
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    Re: Man changes his name to Peyton Manning after Bears' loss...

    It could be worse = he could live in SF and have to change his name to Dick Butkus....

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    Re: Man changes his name to Peyton Manning after Bears' loss...

    Quote Originally Posted by Varg6 View Post
    Bears fan to change name to Peyton Manning...

    DECATUR, Ill. (Feb.7, 2007) -- 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.

    The men have little in common, Wiese acknowledges.

    Manning the quarterback 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 a Staples office-supply store for somewhat less.
    STAPLE THAT PAPER!!!!

    Peyton going to do a Staples commercial now?

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    Re: Man changes his name to Peyton Manning after Bears' loss...

    Man this guys an idiot. This goes to show you folks, DO NOT MAKE BETS WHILE INTOXICATED!

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    Re: Man changes his name to Peyton Manning after Bears' loss...

    What an idiot.

    At least he didn't make the bet to change his name to Shenaynay....

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    Re: Man changes his name to Peyton Manning after Bears' loss...

    It's all probably just a plot to make a few bucks seeing as how the real Peyton Manning is in so many commercials.

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