Chicagoland car salesman John Stone was fired for wearing a Green Bay Packers tie to work after the Chicago Bears lost to the Packers in the NFC Championship. On Monday, Stone wore his tie to work at Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn when he was approached by the General Manager to take it off. Stone thought his boss was joking but was later fired.
“I didn’t know you could get fired for wearing a tie. I’m supposed to dress up. I’m a car salesman,” Stone told WGN News in Chicago.
When asked about the incident, Webb Chevrolet General Manager Jerry Roberts said the dealership had done promotions with the Chicago Bears. “I don’t feel that it was appropriate for him to go directly in contrast with an advertising campaign that we spent a lot of money on.”
But things are looking up for Stone, not only are his Packers going to the Super Bowl, but he has been offered a job at nearby Chevrolet of Homewood.
General Manager Guy Cesario said, “Good salesmen are so hard to find…. To put somebody’s livelihood in jeopardy because of a tie is just idiotic.” Cesario relates to Stone because he is a Chicago Cubs fan who grew up on the South Side… too bad he can’t relate to Stone that he is a fan of a winning team.
Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers who are going to the 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas, but one person who is not celebrating is Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Bears fans are burning Cutler’s jersey after he left the NFC Championship game in the third quarter because of a sore knee. It’s not just fans who are calling Cutler out, but even players are questioning the quarterback’s heart on Twitter.
2-time Super Bowl Champion Deion Sanders: “Folks i never question a players injury but i do question a players heart. Truth.”
NFL analyst Mark Schlereth: “As a guy how had 20 knee surgeries you’d have to drag me out on a stretcher to Leave a championship game!”
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks: “HEY there is no medicine for a guy with no guts and heart.”
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones Drew: “Hey I think the urban meyer rule is effect right now… When the going gets tough……..QUIT..”
Arizona Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes: “Cmon cutler u have to come back. This is the NFC championship if u didn’t know!”
Arizona Cardinals d-lineman Darnell Dockett: “Jay Cutler thinking out loud* mannn I’m glad he threw that pic to #90 cuz I did not want to get blame for this Lost!”
As the Chicago bears v. Green Bay Packers and New York Jets v. Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for their respective conference championships test your Jersey Chasing knowledge. While everyone cannot be a winner on the field, as these men have proved, they can still be winners off.
Jamie Lynn Sigler had a summer romance with this NFL quarterback. The former Sopranos star even escorted him at the 2010 Tony Awards where he introduce a performance from the play Memphis. Despite their 7-year age gap, the two immediately connected after meeting at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The dad of an 11-year old daughter briefly dated the socialite in 2004. Paris Hilton was spotted in the stands cheering her man on after they met in Vegas. The NFL star later brushed off their relationship, telling Sports Illustrated it was just fun and nothing serious.
Though never officially confirmed, ESPN’s Erin Andrews was linked to the NFL quarterback and allegedly spotted in his private sky box cheering him on. In the past, Andrews has led others to believe she is dating someone to gain publicity… anyone remember Dancing With The Stars?
Former Hills star Kristin Cavallari was honored as our Jersey Chaser for the Month of September when she began dating Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Culter… but this is not Cavallari’s first time jersey chasing. The Justin Bobby-ex has also dated another quarterback playing for a conference championship this weekend
Spotted- Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohar getting cozy with an NFL quarterback. After breaking up with co-star Ed Westwick, Szohar entered the jersey chasing game. She hails from the home state of her quarterback’s team. A different pace than the Upper East Side, they have been spotted at NBA games and grabbing pizza.
Canadian actress Missy Peregrym chose football over hockey when she dated the NFL quarterback. The model-actress dated the NFL Bad Boy for two years before she broke up with him right before he led his team to the Super Bowl. Peregrym’s ex is now engaged, and Pergrym has retired from jersey chasing.
Julia Allison is the former editor of Star Magazine turned lingerie model who began dating the NFL quarterback in 2009. Allison welcomed the quarterback to her hometown when he was traded. Allison was two-years older than her jersey chasing boyfriend, which may explain why they are no longer together…
This Sunday the NFC Championship game versus the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers will be played on Fox, and the network is taking full advantage with the upcoming season of American Idol premiering this week. American Idol winner Lee DeWzye tweeted, “National Anthem at home, yes. Go Bears.”
During last week’s divisional playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, the Bears enlisted Chicago fan favorite Jim Cornelison to sing the National Anthem. Cornelison is famous for singing the National Anthem at Chicago Blackhawks games where it has become a tradition for fans to cheer for the entire song. If Cornelison is out and DeWzye’s in, I am sure Bears fans will still find something to cheer about.