On Tuesday night, a group of Chicago Bears were denied entrance to Angels and Kings nightclub in Chicago’s Near North Side. There have been rumors that race was behind the decision, but another reason has surfaced.

“They’re just not very good at football,” said Vick Vasser, one of the clubs promoters. “It’s bad for business associating our club with mediocre athletes.”

A witness who was standing in line when the Bears arrived was quick to agree.

“Lance Briggs came up to the promoter after being denied and asked him if he knew who he was,” said Darron Anderson, an Angels and Kings regular. “The promoter fired back that he knew exactly who he was, how many tackles he’s whiffed on this season, and it was the exact reason why he wouldn’t let him in the club. Then he saw offensive lineman J’Marcus Webb, and was like ‘he doesn’t help, buddy.'”

The Blackhawks proved how generous the city can be when a team wins, but now Chicago area restaurants and nightclubs are showing that they are capable of the opposite. Businesses are refusing to give preferential treatment to underachieving sports teams. Shockingly, the Cubby Bear, an establishment whose entire business relies upon the Cubs, did the same thing to a group of Cubs players earlier in the year.

“The Cubs have gotten a free pass around here for far too long,” said Casey Flannigan, a bouncer at the popular sports bar across the street from Wrigley. “It’s about time they find somewhere else to cry in their beers.”

By Michael Kloempken

Michael Kloempken