Sweet! The Bears Are Expected To Honor Brian Urlacher at Home Opener Against Seahawks
Mark your calendars and save the date, Brian Urlacher is set to have a memorable homecoming.
During an appearance on the Waddle and Silvy Show on ESPN 1000, Urlacher shared the news that the Chicago Bears will honor him during a halftime ceremony during the team’s home opener against the Seattle Seahawks on September 17. The Week 2 showdown will be the Bears’ second primetime game to start the year and their only scheduled appearance on Monday Night Football.
“I’m going to go back for the Monday night Seattle game and we’re going to do something then,” Urlacher told hosts Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman. “I’m not sure if that’s released yet or not, but George (McCaskey) and I spoke about that in May or April. We’re going to do it then.”
The team has yet to announce such a ceremony, but if Urlacher is sharing it publicly you can take an educated guess that something awesome is going to go down on what will hopefully be an amazing September evening. It’s already been a momentous calendar year for Urlacher, who was elected into a loaded Hall of Fame class back in February and will be enshrined in August. To watch Urlacher be honored at Soldier Field will be the icing on the cake for Bears fans who rooted for him throughout his career.
Urlacher discussed a variety of topics (which teammates are coming to the enshrinement, trying on his gold jacket, his speech, T.O.’s decision to skip out, etc.) with Waddle and Silvy as the Bears legend prepares for his Hall of Fame induction on August 4. You’ll want to check out the full interview here, but it’s safe to say Urlacher is ready to get the party started at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“I’m excited to get to Canton and I’m kind of excited to get it over with, honestly,” Urlacher said. “It’s been such a huge build up to get to this point, and now it feels like time is finally going slow.”
We can’t wait either, Brian.