See the title above, where the clouds are?
One has so much pride that it is better to take much less with another team than accept a $2 million dollar one-year contract from a team he played so many years for.
That is Brian Urlacher.
I would love to play for that much money, even if it is just ping pong or perhaps as quarterback for a flag football team. Urlacher was offered by the Bears $2 million dollars for 1-year which is pretty good money for a 34-year old veteran who has had his share of injuries and is in decline.
But no, Urlacher wanted more, $3.5 or $4 million dollars was more sufficient for him.
So, in pride, he declined that offer and is now a ex-Bear.
Reality is, he will now have to take much less money to even be signed by another team, who would only sign him for veteran expertise and mentorship of younger players, plus as a team leader.
Was it about money, regarding the force of wills daring to demand double what the Bears were only willing to pay him or was it about pride, for the team he gave his heart and soul for, that they should treat him better than this?
You tell me. Be my sports psychologist.
As long you have a $5 million hi-tech couch that serves hot Swiss chocolate and has the capacity to wipe my tears that I can lay down on during our sessions.