jim mcmahon, the bears' qb, once went on the tonite show wearing a tshirt with a picture of hitler on it. i'd call that offensive.
I find that a little hard to believe.
And hard to substantiate, if an internet search is anything to go on.
But it's about the Democr--I mean, Chicago Bears. If it sounds true, it doesn't have be true.
I'm afraid that it is not true that McMahon went on the tonight show with a Hitler shirt. However, McMahon would likely love this blog. He noted that his "behavior" (which included drinking beer) was not an issue at BYU (a Mormon School)until his eligibility to throw touchdowns for the university was over. Then he was summarily expelled. He said his favorate memory of BYU was "seeing it in his rearview mirror."McMahon certainly was a jerk to people he didn't like. He was falsely accused of calling the women of New Orleans "whores" by the now forgotten Buddy Diliberto, who later apologized for the lie, and was suspended.Then he used the biggest stage of his life, the superbowl to wear headbands calling attention to Juvenile Diabetes (contributions skyrocketed after the game), POW-MIAs, and his friend who was nicknamed PLUTO, and was suffering from a brain tumor and couldnt attend the game.
i posted the original comment. i didn't see it myself, but i was told about it at the time by my father. i just spoke to him and he clarified that he wore a shirt with a swastika on it. he complained to the bears, and said he still has the letter from them acknowledging the incident and basically attributing it to "jim being jim."
Nope, still nothing.
Anonymous II Replys: I believe the original post stated that he wore a T-shirt with a picture of Hitler on it. Now, like Gustaf, the storm has been downgraded to a swastika. I believe, sir, that it did not happen.I will tell you one thing that did actually happen. Mike Ditka told the Bears team one day that for a coming road game in California that the entire team had to wear shirts with collars on them on the long plane ride.McMahon showed up with a Priest's shirt and the little white square in front of the dark collar.McMahon, you see, saw some humor in the clothing of religious officials.If you really want to be offended, be offended at Terrell Buckley, who, in the fourth quarter of the game between the Vikings and Packers late in McMahon's carrier, blew the chance the Packers had to beat McMahon for only the second time in history. The Packers were ahead by six.The defense called for Buckley to cover the wide receiver, but when the wide out sprinted down field, Buckley broke coverage to TRIPLE cover the tight end. McMahon heaved the ball to the wideout for a touchdown, winning the game for the Vikings.Buckley later said that he didn't think McMahon could throw it that far any more.Now THAT was offensive....
i looked at the letter from the bears' pr guy to my father. they in fact did not acknowledge they were aware of this incident; more generally, they acknowledged that mcmahon sometimes engages in offensive behavior. they were also going to contact his attorney,steve zucker. there is also a reference to the old "sportswriters" show on wgn,where this might have been discussed. emily, i agree an internet search won't confirm this. if you still care,and are more ambitious than me, maybe you can contact wgn and/or atty. zucker and see if this can be confirmed or not.
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