Last night before the Chicago Bears football game with their century-old rival the Green Bay Packers game, NBC ran a funny one-minute video honoring the start of the NFL’s 100th season. It was basically a debate of sorts between Packer-great quarterback Bret Favre and Bill Swirski's Superfans from Saturday Night Live (George Wendt and Robert Smigel), the "Mike Ditka is God and 'da Bearsss' are heaven" guys. It was very cute, but had an especially-funny end. I thought I’d see if I could track down the video for a friend who's out of the country at the moment..
It turns out that that was only a very short excerpt of a five-minute video! (Fortunately the video was great fun because da Bears stunk...)
Here ‘is the whole thing.
(Side Note: Robert Smigel's other well-known character is that he's the guy behind Triumpth the Insult Comic Dog. And here's a fun fact -- Smigel is not an actor, and was nervous about originally playing the character, but when the sunglasses were added, he realized that it would let him read the cue cards without anyone noticing.)
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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