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Bears unite behind Urlacher


10:52 AM ET 09.18 | Nobody knows exactly what to expect from Brian Urlacher when he takes the field Sunday, one day after his mother's funeral. The only sure thing is that his teammates will follow his lead. They can't truly feel his pain. But they're fueled by the same emotion. There's probably not another team that closes ranks in the face of adversity -- perceived or real -- like the Bears do.

Chicago Sun Times

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September 18, 2011  10:55 AM ET

"Bears unite behind Urlacher"

Does this mean he starts at QB today? :-)

September 18, 2011  11:15 AM ET

I sympathize with Mr. Urlacher and his loss is awful. This article is awful as well. OF COURSE the team would be behind him, he's a great player on his team and the reaction from the team is what any normal and civilized society would do for a friend and fellow employee.
Maybe the next thread will be "Cowboys will wear helmets and cleats today in matchup with 'Niners".....NO ****!! Wow what breaking news that is. Way to dig deep Chicago Sun Times. Maybe they should change their name to MOTO--Master Of The Obvious!

I hope Urlacher matches his performance from last week, maybe it will bring him some solace.

September 18, 2011  11:15 AM ET

RIP Mrs Urlacher. I know how Brian feels.

September 18, 2011  11:16 AM ET

I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37" HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use MetaCent. com

Hey Blake, you are a dingle-berry on the corn-holio of the world to try and sell your junk on a thread like this. Disrespectful POS

September 18, 2011  11:17 AM ET

Going into Nawlins is a tough task. The Saints won't make Urlacher's pain go away.

September 18, 2011  11:25 AM ET

The Saints will be fired up and ready to get a win. Urlacher's gonna have plenty of opportunity to put all that emotion to good use.

September 18, 2011  11:48 AM ET

RIP Mrs Urlacher. I know how Brian feels.

+1 on both counts...

September 18, 2011  12:15 PM ET

If it were almost anyone but the Saints I would say it would be a win for them.

It is hard losing a Mother!

September 18, 2011  12:17 PM ET

I know how you feel Brian. Big time condolences!!

September 18, 2011  12:19 PM ET

Rest in Peace Mrs. Urlacher

September 18, 2011  12:21 PM ET

Mayweather is a POS.

September 18, 2011  12:25 PM ET

Mayweather is a POS.

And this is news to you, DJ?

September 18, 2011  12:30 PM ET

Condolences to Urlacher, sorry for his loss. I wonder if he will channel that pain into anger and come into the game ready to bust some heads.

September 19, 2011  05:27 PM ET

This is the Bears team united around Urlacher... I think I gained a ton of respect for Julius Peppers and some of his Bear teammates over the weekend. Peppers rented a private plane to fly some players from Chicago to Lovington, N.M., early Saturday morning for the funeral of Brian Urlacher's mother, and after the funeral, flew the Bear contingent from New Mexico to New Orleans for Sunday's game. And Anthony Adams, Charles Tillman, Israel Idonije, Pat Mannelly and Chris Harris went to the funeral and split the cost of another charter. That's class, and love from teammates.


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