Perhaps many of you are too young to remember the â€œSuper Bowl Shuffleâ€, that perpetual answer to a trivia question that took the nation by storm in 1985, the last time Da Bears were in the big game. Sweetness talkinâ€™ about how â€œrunninâ€™ the ball is like makinâ€™ romanceâ€; Jim McMahon, who is so white and uncool that the Utah high school where he graduated is named â€œRoy,â€ wearing his glasses and rappinâ€™ anyway; Mike Singletary trying hard not to look like Urkel before there was even such a thingâ€”in other words, it was to 10-year-old boys and 40-year-old men what â€œWe Are the Worldâ€ was to 10-year-old girls and 40-year-old women a year earlier. But that was two decades ago. Rex Grossman? Sorry dude, but youâ€™re no Mac. The real QB is down the interstate in Indy, and now heâ€™s got a fight song by Indy homeboys the Mudkids, part of the capital cityâ€™s Musical Family Tree. This sorta-crunky version may not feature any of the players, but when youâ€™re droppinâ€™ lines like â€œWe love the Colts â€˜cuz the blueâ€™s the hottest part of the flame,â€ you donâ€™t need no stinkinâ€™ Chi-Town shufflers!
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hi shan. nice post. jim mcmahon married my mom's sister and in 4th grade i brought a "mad mac" poster into my schoolroom and the girls talked big about my uncle's chest hair. there was a point last year when i considered doing a 'shuffle' post on 1.618, but good taste held me back.