The Bears' Pro Bowl corner Charles Tillman was promoting his Cornerstone Foundation in a suburban Chicago runner's shop, when he was approached by a teenaged girl. She was the daughter of the store's owner, and she was just killing time doing her math homework, when she came across a problem she thought he'd be interested in. The word problem, as assigned by a math teacher
at Round Lake Middle School
The Packers play the Bears 4 times in two seasons. The Packers, being a much better team have an 80% chance of winning each game. What is the probability that the Bears win all four games?
What is the probability that the Bears win at least one game?
This sort of Packers propaganda doesn't fly in Chicagoland. Tillman was happy to give an autograph, the girl tells Reddit, but he couldn't resist writing a lengthier response:
This is Charles "Peanut" Tillman of the Chicago Bears and I'm shocked that you would have a problem like this for your students. The probability that the Bears would win in my opinion is 100%. Please do not and I repeat DO NOT send them home with math homework that is disrespectful to our team, city and our beloved Chicago Bears.
Your All Pro Corner
Charles "Peanut" Tillman
P.S. Bear Down
The girl reports that her teacher found the response hilarious, but not if it got her credit for the question. Mike Martz is out and Brandon Marshall is in, but "a 100 percent chance" of beating the Packers belongs in creative writing more than math class.