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    Urlacher Retiring

    Brian Urlacher of Chicago Bears retiring - ESPN Chicago

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



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    Re: Urlacher Retiring

    What a career. First ballot HOF.



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    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.


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    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.


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    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?



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    Re: Urlacher Retiring

    Has Denver won yet?


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    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.



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    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.


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    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.



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    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.



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    Re: Urlacher Retiring

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

    Thank you Brian for not becoming a Viking.



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    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



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    Re: Urlacher Retiring

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



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    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.



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    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.



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