When I see a story like this I am glad that I have a great relationship with my parents. My dad is 81 and my mom is 80. I too would drop everything and anything to go to my mom's side if she took ill or had an accident that had any amount of seriousness at all. I love the Bears, I would expect that Brian loves playing the game, and his Sunday performance surely showed that, but if my mom needed me, I would go in a second. So I totally understand Urlacher going, and if the need be, then I wouldn't blame him a bit for missing a game. I think it sets a great example , just like most everything else he does, and it shows that even a big macho football player has a soft spot in his heart for his mother. I'll pray that all goes well for him and his mother and that everything works out well. Ain't it just like the devil to try and crush someone's spirit right after they've had a great day?
My thoughts and prayers go out to Brian and his entire family during this difficult time for them.
Brian needs as much time as he needs to mourn and grieve, football should be the furthest thing from his mind right now. I hope the Bears give him as much time as he needs.
Well put, Samurai! Anyone whining about him possibly not playing on Sunday has their priorities twisted and need to STFU. This man just lost his MOTHER, his rock, a huge chunk of his HEART. Playing a game is the furthest thing from his mind right now.
God bless Brian and his family at this difficult time.
Last edited by UrlsGrrl54; 09-14-2011 at 03:30 PM.
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." Abraham Lincoln
I had not seen that his mother had died until after I wrote my other entry. I am truly sorry to hear that his mom died. I know Urlacher is a strong man both physically and spiritually, but nothing will knock you down like the death of a family member. God bless you Brian, and all of your family as well.