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Fan fired over Packers tie fares well at new job

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sports River Falls, 54022

River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Who remembers the car salesman near Chicago who got fired for wearing a Green Bay Packers' tie to work last January? Well, John Stone is still alive - and doing well.

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A competing auto dealership in Homewood, Ill. hired the 35-year-old Stone right after he got canned for wearing his Packers tie while selling cars to Chicago Bears fans. Fox Sports says he's been the dealer's salesman of the month three times.

Stone has been first or second among his 15 colleagues in car sales every month he's been there.

And Guy Cesario, the general manager of Chevrolet-of-Homewood, says potential car buyers still ask for the "Packers tie guy." Stone got in trouble at his old job for wearing the Packers the week before the Packer-Bear NFC Championship game in January.

Stone got his 15 minutes of fame as reporters from as far away as London interviewed him. He's talking about wearing the Packers tie again this week, as Green Bay gets ready to play the Bears again.

But his boss has a different idea. Cesario says they're talking about framing the tie and putting it above Stone's desk. Cesario says the tie is quote, "certainly a big part of our history now."

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