DECATUR, Ill. – He doesn't want to do it, but die-hard Bears fan Scott Wiese is changing his name.
The 26-year-old Forsyth man told friends that if his beloved team didn't win the Super Bowl, he'd become Peyton Manning after the Indianapolis Colts star quarterback.
He even signed a petition in front of 200 people last week at Decatur's Katz Piano Bar that he'd do it.
After the Colts defeated the Bears 29-to-17 on Sunday, Wiese started the process.
He trudged to the Macon County Courts Facility yesterday and filed the paperwork. The change still has to be approved by a judge.
Wiese says he really cares about the team and that his sacrifice represents the true passion of Bears fans.
(Forsyth is about seven miles north of Decatur)