Fans of professional football take their sport seriously -- sometimes too much so. Just ask John C. Stone, a former salesman at Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. Stone thought his boss was kidding last year when he was called into the office and asked repeatedly to remove his Green Bay Packers-themed necktie. The employee was told that the green-and-gold tie "salted the wounds" of Chicago Bears fans, who had lost a playoff game the night before to the Packers. Stone refused, saying that he wore the tie to honor his deceased grandmother, a huge Packers fan. Still, he was fired. News of the silly discharge soon spread to media outlets worldwide, resulting in a least one employment offer (and the employer trying to rescind the firing). Three days after he was fired, he started a new job at another dealership.