Things not to say on your first day…

You have just been hired to run the Green Bay Packers, arguably the most storied franchise in the NFL, and this is what you say in the opening press conference:

“Most of you probably know I’ve been in the Chicago area for four and a half years. I’ve really loved living in the Chicago area. I’ve become a Bears fan. I hopped on the Bears bandwagon last year, went to both playoff games at Soldier Field.”

After that joke bombed new Packers CEO Mark Murphy went into spin control and assured the media he was no longer a Bears fan.

Not the right foot to be starting on, Mark.

Nod: Rob Reischel’s “Murphy picked as next president” in Packers Plus on Dec. 6th, 2007

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