Alexandria Fisher

No, the Bears’ Viral Dance in Detroit Wasn’t Actually the Super Bowl Shuffle

The Bears' viral Thanksgiving Day celebration had plenty of fans talking for more reasons than one

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The Chicago Bears aren’t here to start no trouble, and they’re also not here to the do the Super Bowl Shuffle – at least not yet. 

The team’s viral Thanksgiving Day celebration following Kyle Fuller's fourth-quarter interception at Ford Field had plenty of fans talking, and for more reasons than one. 

With heightened speculation surrounding Super Bowl contenders, many thought the team’s hilarious endzone dance was an ode to the Super Bowl Shuffle. That wasn’t the case. 

According to Brad Biggs with the Chicago Tribune, the team’s groovy dance in Detroit was actually a tribute to Motown legends the Temptations. 

Tony Dungy also pointed out the "sense of history." 

"I love the sense of history by the Bears Defense—breaking out the Temptation Walk in Motown on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit. Awesome," he wrote on Twitter.

Biggs reports Prince Amukamara came up with the idea and the team practiced it Wednesday before performing it on national television for the holiday.

“That’s what motivates us to get the ball and score,” Amukamara said. “Because we want to show our personalities.”

While it does have similarities to the team’s iconic Super Bowl Shuffle, that apparently wasn’t the intention.

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