Lance Briggs: No One Boos More Than Bears Fans
Brian Urlacher created a stir earlier this week when he criticized Chicago Bears fans for booing the team. Urlacher went on to say that he does not care what the fans think and that Bears fans were only one of two fan bases in the NFC North to boo their own team. Although Urlacher was wrong with his statement about the fan base, his fellow line backer Lance Briggs stands with Urlacher on the issue of fans booing.
Briggs said on CSN Chicago that Bears fans let their passion turn negative when the team is losing, and he agrees with Urlacher that the fans in Chicago are too quick to turn on their team.
“I understand where he’s coming from,” Briggs said. “I’ve been here for a long time, too and I’ve seen a lot of boos. For a lot of the wrong reasons. Nobody, on any team that I’ve ever been on, gets booed more at home than here in Chicago. That’s also a point to the passion of the Chicago fans.”
Briggs also urged Bears fans to trust the team to do their jobs.
“Everyone is passionate, but everyone in Chicago doesn’t know how to run a football team. Everyone doesn’t know how to play professional football. It’s our job to do that,” Briggs said.
The only problem with Urlacher and Briggs’ opinion is they are completely wrong. Fans, who spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on the team each year, have the right to boo. If it were not for the fans, they would not have jobs. Call me crazy, but if my team is disappointing (and they are), I have the right to boo.