Bears Fans Buy Billboard Asking for New Coaching Staff, Front Office
Purchasing billboards seems to be emerging as a popular way for fans to express their opinions about their team. Not long ago, we saw a group of Notre Dame backers slam Charlie Weis who later wound up being fired by the university. More recently, a Raiders fan took out a loan to purchase a billboard ad urging Al Davis to hire a general manager. Right, as if that’s going to fix all the problems in Oakland. Still, it is a fan’s right to express their opinion in this manner, and Bears Fans United are certainly taking advantage of the opportunity. Here’s the billboard:
In Arlington Heights, a group called “Bears Fans United” has put up a billboard with a message to the McCaskey family. “Do the right thing. Hire an entirely new coaching staff and general manager.” It’s signed from Chicago Bears fans.
The group plans to place a similar advertisement in the newspaper, but only if they can raise enough money. So far, the group has raised $3500 and the billboard cost $3,000.
General manager Jerry Angelo’s inability to hit on first round picks has long been an area of contention for Bears fans so I’m sure many would be fine with Angelo getting canned. His two biggest offseason moves were acquiring Jay Cutler and Orlando Pace. No wonder the fans are pissed. While Lovie has led the team to the Super Bowl and the defense has fallen apart since Brian Urlacher got hurt, the team would be foolish not to consider a change given all the talented coaches out there.