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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...

ESPN finds Jay Cutler at fault for Robert Griffin III injury

ESPN finds Jay Cutler at fault for Robert Griffin III injury
ESPN continues to dumb down it’s audience and make people less informed about sports.  Today the network actually posed this question for its panel “How much do you blame Jay Cutler for RG III’s injury?” Yes, this is not parody but a serious attempt at “journalism” by the WWL. What a way to “cover” the Robert Griffin III surgery that took place today. screen grab courtesy of Twitter @WaneDog...

Devin Hester clarifies retirement comments on Twitter

Devin Hester clarifies retirement comments on Twitter
Earlier this week the Chicago Bears Devin Hester made comments about how NFL football is no longer fun for him and how he thinks this could be the end of his career. He also said his family is a factor and he needs to take that into account regarding his decision about his future. These comments came on the same day Bears coach Lovie Smith was fired, and given how close Hester was to Lovie, there was speculation that the two incidents were related. Also factor in that Hester, one of the NFL’s most dangerous return men in history did nothing on kick returns in 2012, and had a very non-descript year catching the ball, and it’s easy to see why he made such comments of frustration. But today he clarified...
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670 The Score Bears Overcoverage: unlistenable self-promotion

670 The Score Bears Overcoverage: unlistenable self-promotion
How much Chicago Bears coverage is enough? Everyone in the media, including myself, is guilty of ridiculous over-coverage of the team. But 670 The Score is by far the worst offender. And a major reason they do it is to promote their sister station, WBBM, which broadcasts the team’s games on the radio. Obviously, this is a Bears town first. Whether the team is winning or losing. The Cubs are 1b. to their 1a. when they’re in the playoffs. And Michael Jordan borrowed the city for a decade, making the Bulls come first during the ’90s. (It even helped me remember the difference between bear market and bull market, who was up in the ’90s and who was down?) The Bulls come third, and then there’s a drop off to the White Sox and Blackhawks. So I understand how much the Bears move the needle, and the media must follow suit...

Bears Brian Urlacher doesn't care for fans, media, Lovie Smith detractors, refs

Bears Brian Urlacher doesn't care for fans, media, Lovie Smith detractors, refs
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...

Bears Chris Conte rips fans in Tweet; channels George W. Bush

Bears Chris Conte rips fans in Tweet; channels George W. Bush
Remember after 9/11 when then President George W. Bush proclaimed “you’re either with us, or with the terrorists” to the entire world? Well the NFL version of that came today after the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears and put the Bears in serious jeopardy of making the playoffs. Bears safety Chris Conte turned on his own fans by tweeting the following: ...
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Study: Bears "most engaging" NFL team on social media

Study: Bears "most engaging" NFL team on social media
While the Dallas Cowboys clearly win the NFL’s popularity contest, the team’s fame doesn’t translate in to fan engagement. Unmetric gathered data in terms of Likes, Comments, Shares and Impressions to determine average engagement for each of the NFL’s 32 teams. The Chicago Bears are the league’s most engaging, with an average engagement score of 320. The Ravens, Packers, Cowboys and Texans round out the top five as the most engaging teams on Facebook...

WIND's Amy Jacobson tweets pics of RIDICULOUS Bears tailgate wedding

WIND's Amy Jacobson tweets pics of RIDICULOUS Bears tailgate wedding
Amy Jacobson of the Big John Howell and Amy Jacobson Morning Show on AM 560 WIND Chicago tweeted out some interesting pics before the Bears-Texans game last night. You might remember when Jacobson herself was the story. She was fired 5 years ago from WMAQ ch. 5, the local NBC affiliate for…well there’s a link... Read more »

WFLD Fox uses Jay Cutler Press Conference as Presidential Debate Coverage

WFLD Fox uses Jay Cutler Press Conference as Presidential Debate Coverage
So much to watch last night, game 7 of the NLCS the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions on MNF, and of course the third and final Presidential debate. picture in picture was highly utilized. And at WFLD TV, Chicago’s Fox affiliate confusion reigned...
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Chicago Bears Linebacker Lance Briggs to have own tv show

Chicago Bears Linebacker Lance Briggs to have own tv show
Bears fans can also look forward to yet another entertaining season of The Lance Briggs Show (formerly Countdown to Kickoff), featuring host Pat Boyle, former Bears standout Tom Thayer and seven-time Chicago Bears Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs.  This half-hour program provides fans with a complete preview of the Bears’ next game, including a discussion... Read more »
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