Kyle Long is now a Bear, and by extension, a Chicagoan. It doesn't matter if he's still living in Oregon or Virginia, he's now one of us. Bears are one of us, so we expect them to follow all of Chicago sports teams. Long learned of Bears fans expectations on Twitter during the Bulls' big win over Miami on Monday night.
I'm happy for the bulls. I'm just not a huge basketball fan - I have favorite players. Again, happy for the bulls — Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) May 7, 2013
Heaven forbid I lose followers because I don't just up and change my opinion overnight regarding sports teams. — Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) May 7, 2013
But Long saw the silver lining in the discussion.
I just wish it was football season already so I could show you all my dedication to the city of Chi! It's the best sports city in the WORLD — Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) May 7, 2013
It's cool, Kyle. No one expects you to paint your face red and black and storm the court to dance with Benny the Bulls. But come on, man, throw us a bone. Chicagoans are excited for you to be a part of the team, and excited for you to be one of us.
Don't take offense. Instead, embrace the crazy. You'll appreciate it when you come running out the tunnel at Soldier Field on Sept. 12.