You Think YOU'RE Tired Of Overconfident Bears Fans?

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  1. Old Soul

    Old Soul Nipple Nibbler

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060912/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_bears_furniture_1

    CHICAGO - Kendall County furniture store owner and "huge Bears fan" Randy Gonigam got tired of players bragging about their defense, so he decided to put his money where their mouths are. Over Labor Day weekend, Gonigam's World Furniture Mall in Plano offered customers free furniture — up to $10,000 — if the Bears shut out the Green Bay Packers in their season opener. Four quarters, 206 customers and about $300,000 later, Gonigam is still a little shell-shocked.

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    "This is beyond our wildest dreams," he said.

    But the fact that it was a long shot didn't keep him from insuring the store for up to $300,000 worth of furniture with a company that specializes in insuring prize reimbursements.

    The Bears blanked the Packers 26-0 Sunday, ending Green Bay's 233-game scoring streak and giving Brett Favre the first shutout of his 16-year NFL career.

    Gonigam got the idea to offer full refunds to customers who bought furniture over Labor Day after hearing Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher brag that the team would have the best defense in the NFL this year.

    "As a Chicago sports fan, you get frustrated," he said. "I thought, 'Prove it.'"

    Customer and expectant mother Kathleen Spayer, 40, of Sugar Grove went back into the store Monday to make sure her $5,000 master bedroom suite was really free.

    "It's the luckiest year of my life," she said.

    Plano is about 45 miles southwest of Chicago.


    lmfao
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  3. Final Chapta

    Final Chapta End of Story

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    what an idiot.

    he should have made a 600.000 bet on the bears
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  4. Shy

    Shy a.k.a. Klear Eyed

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    holy shit lol

    The fucking 49ers could shut out the Packers...


    wrong game to make that bet on dude.
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  5. Nam Dekan

    Nam Dekan i got a tip in my pocket

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    he should up the ante now and offer more free furniture if they can shutout Detroit and Minnesota over the next two weeks to start the season with 3 straight shutouts over division rivals
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  6. Offbeat

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    lmao @ dude losing a quarter mill in profits.
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