Of course, I love the Super Fans. Too bad SNL doesn't run in the summer. Political season's the only time I really watch it now. I still laugh when I think of the Al Gore veepstakes parody four years ago, riffing off "The Bachelor" (brand-new then), with Al and Joe Lieberman clinking champagne flutes in a hot tub. Can you buy those sketches somewhere?
Super Fans back Coach: He'll win with 118% of vote
July 14, 2004
BY LUCIO GUERRERO Staff Reporter
Bob Swerski has some advice for Barack Obama -- drop out of the race, you've got no chance against Da Coach.
"I have a prediction for the race -- Ditka: 118.4 percent of the vote, Obama: -4," Swerski told the Sun-Times Tuesday. "Not only do I think Obama should drop out, I think Mr. Bush should drop out, too."
Of course, Swerski's views may be a bit jaded. After all, he is a Super Fan.
As a regular fixture on Saturday Night Live, Swerski and his fellow Super Fans would get together at Ditka's to talk about their beloved Bears -- aka Da Bears -- and its larger-than-life coach, Mike Ditka. So of course, when word reached the Super Fans that Ditka could be on his way to the Senate, they wanted to be heard.
"My only concern is that the Senate would restrict him to one vote," said Swerski, who's a close friend of actor George Wendt and was with him on Tuesday when the Sun-Times called. "He is such a massive man that he would probably need a two-thirds majority on his own."
Swerski said he didn't care that Ditka didn't have any political experience -- he does have a Super Bowl ring.
"His judgment is impeccable," said Swerski. "He ran the Fridge for a touchdown in the Super Bowl -- that's judgment, that's vision."
And why stop at the U.S. Senate, Swerski said.
"It's going to be a DITKtatorship," he said. "He will be the omnipotent ruler of the world."
Now that Ditka is back, will the Super Fans return to SNL?
Wendt said he called Rob Smigel, creator of the Super Fans. "He's dusting off the briefcase with our mustaches and Bears jerseys."
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