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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Too soon to say goodbye

By Jon Greenberg



CHICAGO -- If Brian Urlacher's career as the glowering face of the Chicago Bears is over, please alert Pat McCaskey.

I’m sure Urlacher doesn’t want an Irish wake at Halas Hall, with a warbling McCaskey singing that funny Urlacher song, but we might need it for gallows humor.

“Urlacher, Urlacher, we hope you play forever,” McCaskey famously sang back in 2008 when Urlacher won the team’s Brian Piccolo award.

Sorry Pat, no one can play forever. Well, maybe Patrick Mannelly. But not Urlacher, who will always be the Ur-Linebacker to a generation of Bears fans.

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