Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
  1. #1
    Speechless
    Points: 231,432, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 79.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteran
    Rabbuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    16,600
    Points
    231,432
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,906
    Given: 110

    Urlacher Retiring

    Brian Urlacher of Chicago Bears retiring - ESPN Chicago

    Didn't see this posted. End of an era in Chicago.



  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 285,960, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 21.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    16,979
    Points
    285,960
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 472
    Given: 63

    Re: Urlacher Retiring

    What a career. First ballot HOF.



  3. #3
    Hooper drives the boat, Chief
    Points: 617,945, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.5%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Mr Janny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    23,675
    Points
    617,945
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,539
    Given: 224

    Re: Urlacher Retiring

    Great player. He embodied everything that the Chicago Bears are about. Just a tough, tough, tough football player.

    I'm not a Bears fan, but my brother is a huge one, and I can remember him gushing before the 2000 draft about a linebacker from New Mexico, and how awesome he thought he'd be. He couldn't quite pronounce his name, but he was really hoping Chicago would draft him.

    13 years later, and every NFL fan knows how to pronounce his name. He'll be in the HOF for sure.


    "What a horrible night to have a curse."
    -Simon Belmont

    "Please bury me with all my stuff, because you know it's mine..."
    -Master Shake

    "Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood."
    -Lorem Ipsum

  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 660,530, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 39.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    26,103
    Points
    660,530
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,674
    Given: 390

    Re: Urlacher Retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Great player. He embodied everything that the Chicago Bears are about. Just a tough, tough, tough football player.

    I'm not a Bears fan, but my brother is a huge one, and I can remember him gushing before the 2000 draft about a linebacker from New Mexico, and how awesome he thought he'd be. He couldn't quite pronounce his name, but he was really hoping Chicago would draft him.

    13 years later, and every NFL fan knows how to pronounce his name. He'll be in the HOF for sure.
    It took 13 years but I can pronounce it. Brian.


    Last edited by 3TrueFans; 05-22-2013 at 10:42 AM.

  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 50,778, Level: 69
    Level completed: 74%, Points required for next Level: 372
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    im4cyclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    3,109
    Points
    50,778
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 522
    Given: 518

    Re: Urlacher Retiring

    He definitely was a great player in Bears history. I'm not a Bears fan so just curious for those who are... Does he make the Bear's Mount Rushmore of players? Payton, Butkus, Singletary... Urlacher? Sayers? Someone else?



  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 301,312, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 44.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialOverdriveCreated Album picturesVeteran
    Cy$'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    15,053
    Points
    301,312
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,302
    Given: 1,561

    Re: Urlacher Retiring

    Has Denver won yet?


    **2014 CRZZZFFL REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION**
    **2014 CF Fantasy Basketball Regular Season Champion**
    "I’d rather f------ work at McDonald’s than work with some of those guys. Not that there is anything bad about working at McDonald’s.” - Bo Pelini

  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 231,432, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 79.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteran
    Rabbuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    16,600
    Points
    231,432
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,906
    Given: 110

    Re: Urlacher Retiring

    Ditka said he's in the same breath as Singletary and Butkus in terms of MLB, but that it's hard to compare across generations.



  8. #8
    Asst. Regional Manager
    Points: 278,795, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 88.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    mj4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    18,809
    Points
    278,795
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,671
    Given: 1,211

    Re: Urlacher Retiring

    Wish his departure from the Bears would have gone more smoothly, but nonetheless, as a Vikings fan I'm glad to see him go. The dude was a beast.


    @RandomGeoFacts

  9. #9
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 35,315, Level: 57
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 135
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    jbindm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    3,644
    Points
    35,315
    Level
    57
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 722
    Given: 406

    Re: Urlacher Retiring

    Great player and a sure first ballot hall of famer. Fitting that he and Ray Lewis will likely be inducted in the same HOF class as they were the best at their position over the last decade plus.



  10. #10
    Chile Mac is Back!
    Points: 333,702, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 93.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    LindenCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    25,280
    Points
    333,702
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,409
    Given: 4,115

    Re: Urlacher Retiring

    Glad he is retiring as a Bear instead of playing somewhere else, but it is too bad he can't get another few years out. He's got to be hurting though.



  11. #11
    Starter
    Points: 13,433, Level: 35
    Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 617
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience PointsCreated Album pictures
    RotatingColumn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Sioux City
    Posts
    605
    Points
    13,433
    Level
    35
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 35
    Given: 76

    Re: Urlacher Retiring

    Note to Brett Favre - THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE!... punk.

    Thank you Brian for not becoming a Viking.



  12. #12
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 42,269, Level: 63
    Level completed: 48%, Points required for next Level: 681
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    NickTheGreat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    4,681
    Points
    42,269
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 391
    Given: 529

    Re: Urlacher Retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    Glad he is retiring as a Bear instead of playing somewhere else, but it is too bad he can't get another few years out. He's got to be hurting though.
    That's what I was thinking. No reason to Farve it up



  13. #13
    Rookie
    Points: 10,447, Level: 30
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 103
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    ISUKing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Ankeny, IA
    Posts
    429
    Points
    10,447
    Level
    30
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 80
    Given: 90

    Re: Urlacher Retiring

    There's still a chance, Favre retired before he came back too



  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 107,194, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 21.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Clonefan94's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Schaumburg, IL
    Posts
    6,819
    Points
    107,194
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 594
    Given: 358

    Re: Urlacher Retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by RotatingColumn View Post
    Note to Brett Favre - THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE!... punk.

    Thank you Brian for not becoming a Viking.
    The big difference here, the Vikings were willing to pay Favre what he wanted to play for them.



  15. #15
    Speechless
    Points: 352,036, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grimes, IA
    Posts
    33,305
    Points
    352,036
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,072
    Given: 617

    Re: Urlacher Retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by RotatingColumn View Post
    Note to Brett Favre - THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE!... punk.

    Thank you Brian for not becoming a Viking.
    Market for Favre > Market for Urlacher.

    I'd bet that if Favre came out of retirement today - he'd have a job before Urlacher. And that, like your post, is apples-to-oranges.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • August 29, 2015
  • 06:00 PM