The great Dick Putkus is 79 years old.
The prominent full-back played his last match for a team bear in 1973.
He has been a member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame for 43 years.
In other words, it’s the perfect candidate to take over Twitter. That became apparent when the Bears gave Butkus carte blanche on the team’s account Tuesday night as they roamed the team’s Halas Hall headquarters.
The results were embarrassing and startling at the same time. At first, users didn’t know what to do about Bears posts appearing across their timelines. The acquisition began with a simple “Hello,” at 8 p.m. ET, followed by what appeared to be an accidental video 10 minutes later.
The Bears account kept the suspense going until 8:18 PM ET when Potkus posted a humorous video of himself inside Halas Hall.
This was followed by a strange picture and a frank confession.
Then Botkos tracked down coach Matt Ebervloss and shared a photo.
Then, Putkos shared the story of his favorite game as a professional. We won’t spoil the video below, but we will reveal that Putkos picked a game against the 49 players from his rookie season — and legendary linebacker Gale Sayers made history.
Botkos, who was already a football legend, cemented his position as the #TwitterLegend on Tuesday.
And with that, Butkus’ impressive Twitter acquisition came to an end.
Moderator, if you’re reading, please bring us Jim McMahon for the next Twitter takeover.
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