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Briggs: Nobody booed more at home than Bears

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07:57 AM ET 12.19 | While the Bears come under fire, their fans are taking some heat, too -- from players. When asked about the criticism of head coach Lovie Smith, [Brian Urlacher] said he doesn't care about the fans and believes the Bears get booed more at home than any team in the NFC North. ... Now Lance Briggs is getting in on the action. While taping The Lance Briggs Show Tuesday night in the CSN studio, the Bears linebacker backed up his teammate. "I understand where he's coming from," Briggs said. "I've been here a long time, too and I've [heard] a lot of boos. For a lot of the wrong reasons. Nobody, on any team I've seen, gets booed more at home than here in Chicago. ... Everyone is passionate, but everyone in Chicago doesn't know how to run a football team."

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December 19, 2012  08:04 AM ET

Those bums in Philthy get boo'ed pretty bad too.

December 19, 2012  08:04 AM ET

If Chicago wasn't squandering a 7-1 start, they'd hear a lot less booing.

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December 19, 2012  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

If Chicago wasn't squandering a 7-1 start, they'd hear a lot less booing.

Funny how those things get lost in the shuffle...

December 19, 2012  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

If Chicago wasn't squandering a 7-1 start, they'd hear a lot less booing.

if you ignore it, it didn't really happen...

December 19, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Oh I guess losing to Packers 6 times in a row has nothing to do with it. Bear fans always appreciate those kinds of drubbings. Losing to them has once again become their yearly staple just as it did in the Favre years. I guess that calls for three Cheers!!

December 19, 2012  08:43 AM ET

I find it odd that pro athletes are always the last ones to understand the reasons why they are being booed by their own fans.

December 19, 2012  08:43 AM ET

Never seen anything like the state of New York sports. Mets: Cy young winner.. trade him. Yankess...a must to pick up used up Red Sox use to be's. Jets...Sanchez is terrible, so lets start a guy who has been active once in 2 years, let the guy who led Denver to the playoffs and beat Pittsburg sit, that'll show'em who's boss. Knicks...Jeremy Lin,
ultra popular young talent, trade him. Brooklyn...Lets take the Nets from New Jersey where they were world beaters. No wonder all you guys move to Florida and try to run our state. Your sports could only be done this bad by government intervention.

December 19, 2012  09:05 AM ET

Jets fans are pretty loud toward booing Sanchez

December 19, 2012  09:20 AM ET

Briggs....please. Lions fans will boo their team for going three and out on their first series.

December 19, 2012  09:24 AM ET

I was at the Bears Packers game and we were not booing Briggs or Urlacher, or Conte for that matter. Given all the injuries, the D played heroically. In any event, why don't players understand that we fans play their salaries and the coaches' salaries too, so if they stink, we hae every right to express our displeasure?

December 19, 2012  09:28 AM ET

I guess Briggs expects the fans to just ignore a collaspe that has taken the Bears from 1st to out of the playoffs.

December 19, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Wow, I hope none of these Bears ever get traded to the Eagles. They'd be in for a rude awakening.

December 19, 2012  09:36 AM ET

I'm always amused when players complain about fans booing. Never hear them saying one thing about ticket prices being sky high and out of reach for many folks? With the astronomical earnings the guys make, shouldn't we have some latitude in our expectations? Afterall, we are footing the bill?

December 19, 2012  09:48 AM ET

Honestly, it would be really weird if they cheered when the home teams suckks it up on the field. Now that would be really bad for his psyche.

December 19, 2012  10:19 AM ET

Pretty far cry from what Packers' players say all the time: "we have the best fans in the world."

December 19, 2012  10:20 AM ET

Don't the Bears play up in Detroit every year?

December 19, 2012  10:21 AM ET

Ever been to Philly??? These MORONS are much worse... and CLUELESS!!

 
December 19, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I guess that calls for three Cheers!!

The Bears tried to make it to three cheers, but they ended up with two cheers and a punt.

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