Chicago Bears fans upset ESPN did not air Brian Urlacher ceremony
ESPN is being criticized for failing to air any of the Brian Urlacher ceremony during halftime of the Chicago Bears-Seattle Seahawks game on “Monday Night Football.”
Urlacher was celebrated during halftime of the game at Soldier Field for being enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last month. He was given his Hall of Fame ring and a mini statue of himself in uniform.
Those who weren’t at the game probably missed the ceremony because ESPN did not include it in their halftime programming. That omission was noted by many Bears fans and media members.
It’s awfully disappointing on Brian Urlacher Night for ESPN to not show even a minute of the ceremony and instead there’s a music video that I wouldn’t have liked when I was a teenager.
**Not making this about politics.
— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) September 18, 2018
How can ESPN not show Urlacher HoF ceremony? Completely missed the mark there.
— Dan Pompei (@danpompei) September 18, 2018
ESPN just disrespected Bear Legend and NFL HOFer Brian Urlacher with a pre-recorded concert. #Shame
— Jay Cutler (@nflnews1799) September 18, 2018
Hmmm, would have been nice of ESPN to show us the Brian Urlacher ceremony, but hey great little music video.
— Andy Masur (@Andy_Masur1) September 18, 2018
Hey @espn no one cares about cheat codes. Show us the Urlacher ring presentation
— Garret (@gbears93) September 18, 2018
— Ken Marshall (@KenMarshal) September 18, 2018
— Steve Halas (@Salah_Evets_24) September 18, 2018
I personally want to thank @espn for showing music videos during halftime instead of Brian Urlacher ceremony. It’s not like there are millions of Bears fans across the country watching this game. Chalk it up as one of the many great decisions by the world wide leader in sports
— Andrew Teusch (@andrew_teusch) September 18, 2018
Considering that the Bears were playing in the MNF game, have a huge fan base, and the historic element to recognizing Hall of Fame ceremonies, the network seemed to miss an opportunity.