After every news outlet on the planet reported that John “Jeff” Stone had been fired from Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn, Illinois on Monday because he wore a Green Bay Packers tie to work, it was only a matter of time before a rival car dealership offered him a job. Chevrolet of Homewood (Chicago) received heavy call volume from Packers fans claiming they would purchase cars from that dealership if they would hire Stone, so owner Guy Cesario jumped right on it. And of course Stone said… eh, maybe.
This isn’t going to get milked for all its worth, is it AOL Jobs?
Stone is not jumping into anything yet, however. He says he’s taking his time to make his next professional move, and wants to meet with Cesario in person first. It might be a good thing to wait, as he could need a little extra vacation time. Rumor has it there’s an all-expenses paid trip to Dallas and prime Super Bowl tickets in his future — in the Packers section, of course.
OF COURSE! Haha, it’s funny how things work out.
It’s worth mentioning that SportsCenter picked this story up yesterday and told an amended version about why Stone chose to wear that specific Packers tie to work. Originally, he told the media that he had been a fan of the Packers since Brett Favre and Ahman Green were running the offense, and that was it. From the Chicago Sun-Times:
“I liked the way he [Green] played, and I liked Brett Favre before he left, and I love Aaron Rodgers, the coaching staff — the whole organization,” he said.
“I was just showing my love for my team and it was a nice, smart tie that matched my clothes — none of the customers minded: they had a sense of humor about it.”
ESPN, however, reported that Stone wore the tie to honor his late grandmother, which must have simply slipped his mind the first time around.