Like Most People, Brian Urlacher Doesn’t Give A Rip About Anything Glenn Beck Says
The entire Glenn Beck-Brian Urlacher issue has seemingly been laid to rest now that Urlacher has addressed the issue with the Chicago media. In short, Urlacher doesn’t care much about what Beck said. Further, he doesn’t understand what the big deal was regarding Beck’s statements which alleged, perhaps jokingly, that the Chicago Bears linebacker was a neo-Nazi. Personally, I believe that the only time Urlacher’s name should be mentioned is when a discussion breaks out about who should be included on the list of the most overrated players currently in the NFL, but that’s just me, I guess.
Moving on, via Chicago Breaking Sports:
“One of my buddies called me and told me that I was going to think it was funny and it was funny,” Urlacher said. “It’s dumb. I think people blew it out of proportion.”
“I don’t think the guy was being malicious,” he said. “He has a show, he was being funny, and that’s it. He didn’t know who I was, obviously. Even if he wouldn’t have apologized, it wouldn’t have been a big deal to me. I don’t care about all that stuff.”
For those catching up, Beck, the FOX News neoconservative shock schlocker, was reacting to his name being on TheRoot.com’s list of the “blackest white folks we know” during his show. While looking at photos of others who were on the list, he came across Urlacher’s mug, to which he promptly replied, “”I think this guy is a neo-Nazi…”
To his credit, Beck halfheartedly apologized to Urlacher for the comment. Now that we know that Urlacher had no idea who Beck was before this mini-controversy came to light and that he couldn’t care less, I believe we can all move on from this and forget that Glenn Beck’s name ever got mixed up in the world of sports. Next up on the list: Keith Olbermann. Nah, just kidding. Kind of.
Urlacher: Beck didn’t need to apologize [Chicago Breaking Sports]
Glenn Beck calls Brian Urlacher ‘a neo-Nazi’ [Out of Bounds]
Glenn Beck ‘apologizes’ for calling Brian Urlacher a neo-Nazi [Out of Bounds]