Cutler-Autographed Ball Gets Zero Bids in Charity Auction

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is about as popular in the Windy City as potholes and corrupt politicians, so it isn’t surprising that a football signed by the Bears star didn’t generate much buzz at a charity auction.

The auction, which benefitted the Anti-Cruelty Society, took place in late March, and according to the Chicago Tribune, there wasn’t a single bid on the football that Cutler signed.

Someone did eventually buy the ball for $100, but here’s the kicker to the whole story:

“Most of the other items weren’t sports-related – theater tickets and spa treatments, for example – but a book about former Illinois men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber went for $120.”

So that’s where Cutler’s popularity is at now in the eyes of Chicago sports fans.

A football he signed can’t even get a bid in a charity auction, but a book from a coach that was fired from the University of Illinois after winning just three NCAA tournament games in his final seven seasons at the school is somehow worth $120.

What a time to be alive.

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