Chicago Bears of Old Remind Us How Much Current Bears Suck
Sure, the Bears this year sucked on the field, but you know where else they sucked? Off of it. Sure Cutler goes out downtown with his buddy Greg Olsen on Saturday nights and they have a few drinks, but where’s the character? It’s nothing like that old Bears team of 1985. Where’s Coach Ditka smoking giant cigars at the bars? Those guys were a part of this city and were hilarious on top of it. With Orton gone and Briggs not crashing Lamborghinis anymore, the fun is just not there like it used to be.
But worry not, Bears fans. The 1985 Bears have apparently heeded your cries for character and sympathize with how crappy the team is. Their new plan will be sure to cheer you up. The plan? Well see for yourself:
Boost Mobile brought back a few memorable soloists/cowbell players to recreate the famous “Shuffle” video for a Super Bowl commercial. The 30-second parody will air during the first quarter. Despite the video’s popularity, the Bears have never remade it, for various reasons. And that’s part of the joke in the commercial.
In the shoot, the participating Bears — Speedy Willie, the Punky QB (McMahon), Mama’s Boy Otis, the Sackman (Richard Dent), the guy who “runs like lightning and passes like thunder” (Steve Fuller) and the Dude Playing the Cowbell with a Panama Hat and Sunglasses (Buford) — are wearing No. 50 jerseys to highlight Boost’s new $50 plan while they sing wacky new lyrics in front of a band of aged extras.
I hate those people that are more excited for the commercials and the halftime show than the actual game (see: girls), but I have to admit I’m looking forward to this one. I know it will be cheesy and lame, but somehow it will make me happy about something Bears, which is more than I can say for anything about the current incarnation.