Brian Urlacher Retires: Best Twitter Reactions

Brian Urlacher Retires: Best Twitter Reactions

Around 10 AM this morning, former Chicago Bears legend and middle linebacker Brian Urlacher announced his retirement on Twitter. Obviously, Twitter blew up shortly afterward. Urlacher was THE trending topic; not just for Chicago Bears, NFL and sports news, but news in general.

Urlacher will have his place on the Bears Mt. Rushmore of all time players. #54 will also go down as one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history. Given his storied career, it’s a shame that he went out the way he did. His final season will unfortunately be remembered for:

the Bears second half collapse which cost the team a playoff berth, Urlacher’s rant against the fans, media, Lovie Smith detractors, and the insult of a contract that the Bears offered him.

It doesn’t do justice to all that he accomplished. He accomplished a bit off the field too: Paris Hilton, Jenny McCarthy etc.

Let’s look at how social media reacted to the Urlacher retirement announcement.

Former Chicago Bears wide receiver and current ESPN 1000 midday co-host Tom Waddle might be leaving WFLD Fox 32 for ABC 7. He would potentially serve as the station’s Bears expert.

Remember the Chicago Cardinals? Me neither, that was way before my time. They’re in Arizona now:


670 The Score’s Zach Zaidman hosts a Bears show on WSCR and covers the team regularly. As he points out, the Cardinals Monday night comeback in ought-six was the greatest game of #54's career.

-And a voice from America’s Dairyland; cuz Urlacher retirement news transcends rivalry. The Sports Bank Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers beat writer Nick Grays

Let’s take a break, to behold the “awesomesauce” that is this Urlacher picture published a few years ago:


Comedian Denis Leary:

And we close with ESPN NFL expert Trey Wingo:

Comedian and Chicago Now staple Patrick O'Hara chimed in a smart-alec remark on Facebook: "Is it retiring if you can't get hired? In that case I retired in between jobs."

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