Humbolt Park resident Ron Faber is highly anticipating the upcoming showdown between the Bears and Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLI, but not because he’s a football fan. On Feb. 4, Faber figures to do the best business of his multi-month career as a pizza delivery man for Lou Malnati’s.
“As a budding artist, I could not care less about sports,” he said. “But money’s tight, you know, so I got this gig on the side towards the end of last year. I’ve been doing pretty well, but it’s nothing compared to what I’ll rake in next Sunday.”
Faber said the legendary appetite of Chicagoans would provide an unprecedented windfall, citing the amount of pizza delivery orders during the Bears’ appearance in the 1986 Super Bowl as an indication of things to come.
“Even after 21 years, that day is still spoken of in hushed, reverent tones in pizza delivery circles all over the city,” said Faber. “Legend has it that one guy was even able to retire after that Super Bowl. Let’s face it: This is the city of big shoulders and big asses, and these people love their pizza thick and with lots of toppings. Somebody’s going to make a mint off all that fatness, and it might as well be me.”