When Chicago Bears cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman was asked for an autograph at a recent charity event, a nice moment turned into just another log on the fire of his team's rivalry with the Green Bay Packers.
Tillman was stationed at a Chicago-area sporting goods store to promote his charity, Cornerstone Foundation. When the store owner's daughter, tucked away doing her math homework, asked Tillman to sign her assigment sheet, he obliged but was thrown for a loop when he scanned the page.
|The pro-Packers math problem that prompted Bears cornerback Charles Tillman to write a letter to a Chicago-area teacher.|
Per Deadspin, it read as follows:
"The Packers play the Bears 4 times in two seasons. The Packers, being a much better team, have an 80% chance of winning each game. What is the probability that the Bears win all four games? What is the probability that the Bears win at least one game?"
Parental alert: Packers-tilted brainwashing unfolds in Chicago-area classrooms!
Tillman fulfilled the girl's request for an autograph, with a special message for her middle-school math instructor, John Amrein, who cooked up the brain bender:
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
P.S. Bear Down
Somebody in this story needs to brush up on their math skills. You tell us who.