Why You Shouldn't Randomly Promise Tickets To Strangers

When your team makes the Super Bowl, sometimes some promises you've made in the past come back to haunt you. That's what happened to Bears safety Chris Harris, who was on public access earlier this year and found himself in a situation where his mouth was writing checks his ticket stash couldn't cash. (Link via Atomic Sports Media.)

Construction worker Bryan Lange spent two days sitting beside the road to Halas Hall with a sign reading "Chris Harris You Promised" after the player promised during an interview on a public access television show in June that he would provide Lange with tickets if the Bears made it to the Super Bowl.

Albert Elias, Harris' agent, told the Sun-Times that he was unaware of the promise and that Lange's demands constitute "a very unreasonable request considering Chris has over 40 family members trying to get tickets and he's only offered 15." On the public access program "Psycho Babble," Lange told Harris he would sell his Harley to buy Super Bowl tickets if the Bears made it. Harris replied: "You won't have to sell it. I will give you tickets."

We typically admire a solid fan protest, but we're afraid we don't have Lange's back on this one. More proof, though, that the Bears should probably be better about their media requests. What kind of Super Bowl team lets their players go on public access?

Bears Fan Demands Promised Tickets [UPI]
Roughing The Kicker [Atomic Sports Media]