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The Chicago Bears let Dick Butkus take over their Twitter account and it was pure old-man chaos

September 28, 2022

Despite some shoddy play on the field from franchise quarterback Justin Fields, and some not-so great comments about the fans off of it, the Chicago Bears are 2-1 and tied for first in the NFC North. It won't last, but it's certainly a nice step up from the much maligned Matt Nagy era. The vibes are all good in the windy city, for now.

The absolute last thing the Bears need right now is bad publicity, and yet the organization took a massive risk anyway on Tuesday night. What was the risk, you ask? They let a 79-year-old take over the main Twitter account.

Of course, this was no ordinary 79-year-old, this was Dick Butkus, the Bears' Hall-of-Fame linebacker who was in town roaming around Halas Hall. The results of the Butkus Twitter takeover far outweighed the risk. Pure, old-man chaos:

At this point, the Bears' 2 million followers had no idea what this meant. Adele lyrics? A test tweet? An honest mistake? Nope, just Butkus going rogue on main.

Still NO clue what's going on. Then, the big reveal:

Yes Dick, we're keenly aware how new you are at this. Never, ever start in portrait mode and then try to go to landscape mid-video. Freaking rookie. 

Wow, a poll! Now you're delving into AP Twitter there, Butkus. Naturally, he didn't find head coach Matt Eberflus right away. Had to take a grandpa selfie first. No one was complaining:

FOUND FLUS:

Story time? Oh yeah, we've got story time. Grab a glass of milk and listen up children:

Welp, that was awesome. Personally, I had no idea Sayers had a chance at a layup seventh touchdown, so this was a highly productive story time from Dick. He was far from finished:

Tweet of the night right here. Butkus really used the send tweet button as a Google search bar, and it was obviously because he was getting hungry. It should be noted that this was sent at 9 p.m. which is flat-out impressive for a guy as old as Butkus. Well past his bed time and he hasn't eaten yet? And he doesn't appear to be cranky? No wonder this man is in the Hall of Fame. 

Damn, what we would have paid for a Dick Butkus Tik Tok. We'll settle for the Twitter takeover for now. That was electric.