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The Bears’ Charles Tillman Is Not Happy With This Teenager’s Math Homework

The Bears and the Packers are storied football rivals. Whenever the two teams play, regardless the circumstance, the game is going to be a war. So you can forgive Charles Tillman for getting a little pissed at this Chicago math teacher.

Tillman was in a runner’s shop promoting his Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation–a group that provides resources to children and families in need–when he was approached by a teenage girl doing her math homework. She thought a particular question might interest the Bears’ corner. It did, and Tillman’s response: pretty funny.

Tillman’s written response to the question:

Mr. Amrein,

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
Geaux Bears

P.S. Bear Down

So does the girl get extra credit for technically providing the teacher with a Tillman autograph? Or does she maybe get deducted points, because this guy clearly isn’t too big on the Bears? Whatever the case, I’m sure next week’s math problem will be about the Minnesota Vikings.

[Deadspin via Reddit]

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rick-Johnson/100000190455903 Rick Johnson

    Big Packers fan, screw the bears. Even with that i feel the question is inappropriate.  Reminds me of a teacher i had in 7th grade who made all us write a letter to Vida Blue because in her word he was the greatest black pitcher in baseball. Wish i were old enough then to understand what was going on and write him a scathing letter telling him what i thought of the teachers decision.

  • Infinite5k

    Really Rick? Regardless of your take on teams one thing is certain – a teacher doing math problems and putting in football reference is eons better than stuff kids don’t care or can’t relate to such as Trains traveling at whatever speed or pulling out colored marbles in a pocket.

    Kudos to the teacher for putting in the extra effort to make his class interesting and providing fun mathematical conversational topics to his class. Fun sport-related debate between teacher and student while also promoting math is golden.

    Then again, Rick is a Racing fan likely living south of the mason dixon line… so I shouldn’t be surprised that someone like you wouldn’t want to write a letter showing any sort of appreciation toward a black athlete or the fact that you’d be too narrow minded to appreciate what the teacher did.

    Also, Kudos to Charles Tillman for taking the time AND having the _common sense_ to see it’s all in good fun.

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