This was passed along to me, but being a football fan I decided it belonged here just out of spite for the local teams.
A Chicago Bear fan, a Minnesota Viking fan and a Green Bay Packer fan were all in Saudi Arabia, sharing a smuggled crate of booze. All of a sudden Saudi police rushed in and arrested them. The mere possession of alcohol is a severe offense in Saudi Arabia, so for the terrible crime, they were sentenced to death! However, it was a Saudi national holiday the day their trial finished, and the extremely benevolent Sheik decided they could be released after receiving just 20 lashes each of the whip.
As they were preparing for their punishment, the Sheik suddenly said, It’s my first wife’s birthday today, and she has asked me to allow each of you one wish before your whipping.”
The Bears fan was first in line (he drank the least), so he thought about this for a while and then said, “Please tie a pillow to my back.” This was done, but the pillow only lasted 10 lashes before the whip went through. The Bears fan had to be carried away crying like a baby.
The Viking fan was next up (he almost finished an entire fifth by himself), and after watching the scene, said, “All Right! Please fixtwo pillows on my back.” But even two pillows could only take 15 lashes before the whip went through, sending the Viking fan out crying like a little girl.
The Packer fan was the last one up (he had finished off the crate). The Sheik turned to him and said, “You support the greatest team in the world. Your city and fans are the greatest. For this, you may have two wishes! “Thanks, your most Royal highness,” the Packer fan replies. “In recognition of your kindness, my first wish is that you give me not 20, but 100 lashes.”
“Not only are you an honorable man, you are also very brave,” the Sheik says with an admiring look on his face. “If 100 lashes is what you desire, then so be it. And your second wish? What is it to be?”, the Sheik asks.
“Tie the Viking fan to my back.”