Around 10 AM this morning, former Chicago Bears
legend and middle linebacker Brian Urlacher announced his retirement
. Obviously, Twitter
blew up shortly afterward. Urlacher
was THE trending topic; not just for Chicago Bears
and sports news, but news in general.
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:
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
It doesn’t do justice to all that he accomplished. He accomplished a bit off the field too: Paris Hilton, Jenny McCarthy
Let’s look at how social media
reacted to the Urlacher
This column started in April, so it's a less than a year old. However, 2012 gave me plenty of people who set themselves up to be criticized. It was a fun 8 months, despite the fact that I've been battling a monstrous illness the entire time I've had this blog
Still, I've done guest radio spots for The Score, CBS radio Cleveland and ESPN Honolulu- all while in a hospital bed hooked up to an IV pole. Things have gotten much better on that front, and continue to get better every day. So hopefully in 2013, I can spend less time in clinic and more time on my work.
And I can do more of these. Because the critical columns are fun, and often make new friends, especially among the rival media outlets of those who you just ripped. Or at least it gets you more Twitter followers and Facebook friends among the media in general. But of course, it makes enemies too. A lot of enemies.
So without further ado, here were the ten best...
Brian Urlacher had an interesting view of the Chicago Bears
loss to the Green Bay Packers
yesterday. His view from IR was quite opinionated. Maybe this is the end of his days with the Bears
? Or the end of his NFL
career? During his weekly appearance on the local Chicago FOX news program he had some choice words for Bears
fans, the media
and those who think Bears
coach Lovie Smith should be fired...