The primary tweet got here in after 8:00 p.m. on the east coast studying merely “Good day.”
The Chicago Bears Twitter account sending that out randomly on a Tuesday evening didn’t create rapid buzz. Maybe it could be the beginning of a protracted chain of tweets in regards to the workforce, or their upcoming recreation in opposition to the New York Giants, or maybe the account was going to take everybody down a journey of Lionel Richie lyrics. However that single tweet didn’t generate a lot consideration.
The subsequent one absolutely did:
The tweet was instantly shared in each NFL-related group chat and Slack channel. Had the Bears been hacked? Was a member of their social media workforce pocket-tweeting? What was occurring?
Then, it made sense.
As one of many best gamers in NFL historical past — somebody comparatively new to Twitter — quickly appeared:
NFL legend Dick Butkus was given management of the Bears’ Twitter account for a number of hours on Tuesday, and it was wonderful. He posted the above video, posing subsequent to his identify and quantity at Halas Corridor. He later posted a ballot, asking followers what he ought to do subsequent.
When “Discover Flus” — quick for Bears head coach Matt Eberflus — received the ballot, this picture was posted shortly thereafter:
Butkus then advised a narrative of his favourite recreation, which occurred in opposition to the San Francisco 49ers on a wet day, very similar to the sport between the 2 groups this 12 months. It occurred on December 12, 1965, and on that afternoon rookie operating again Gale Sayers scored six touchdowns, in an effort that’s usually seen because the best particular person efficiency in a recreation by a participant.
However as Butkus remembers, coach George Halas pulled Sayers when the Bears have been on the verge of scoring, so it’s solely doable that Sayers might have scored seven touchdowns … or extra:
Then maybe a joke a few Google search?
Then it was over, nearly as quickly because it began. However it led to maybe essentially the most Dick Butkus means doable:
Nicely, they simply requested for me to do a TickTock so I’m out of right here.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 28, 2022
Though it does seem that Butkus made one little tweak to the Bears’ Twitter profile on his means out: