NBC Chicago- Chicago Bears Chairman George McCaskey was pushed by a New Orleans Saints fan during Monday night’s game at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears said Tuesday.
Police said the incident took place around 10 p.m. Monday night when officers were called to the stadium for an altercation.
McCaskey was pushed in the back by a Saints fan and that fan was then tackled by a Bears fan, according to Vice President of Communications for the Bears, Scott Hagel. Hagel said security then arrived and the fan was ejected from the stadium.
The best way to not get your seat taken is by not sitting amongst the simpletons. Seriously, why is the Bears owner anywhere near a seat that a Saints' fan could steal? There shouldn't be a Saints fan in the building that could see Mr. McCaskey's seat without binoculars. You ever see Jerry Jones getting into shoving matches in Section 105? No. He is too busy sitting in his plush throne giving butterfly kisses to Chris Christie. That's where owners are supposed to be. If you are rich and you are important you don't put yourself in a position to get in a physical altercation, despite whether you did something wrong or not.
There is one slight exception to that rule. If the Bears were like REALLLLLY good, and the owner wanted to mingle with a celebratory fan base, I could see him stepping down from his ivory tower, a la Mark Cuban. I think, after last night, we can pretty safely say that is not the case. What was he, a glutton for punishment? Everything about the Bears organization currently stinks to the high heavens and the weather was awful last night. He's lucky he only ended up in a shoving match. There were Bears faithful there last night that have talked about doing much worse, I am sure.
You can't really blame the Saints fan here either. I'm not a big advocate of stealing seats. We can't just be sitting wherever we want. We don't live in a lawless society. This is professional sports, not Southwest Airlines. However, there were 11,000 empty seats at Soldier Field last night. McCaskey could have scooted down a few rows and become a VIP guest at the Jay Cutler pity party. You don't need to be such a stickler for the rules. You sit amongst the alcohol infused fans of two 5-8 teams and you might just get your seat stolen.
It was a stupid move for the Saints fan to lay his hands on him. Although, the fact that the Saints fan felt comfortable enough to two hand shove an owner of a major sports franchise is a sign of how far the mighty have fallen. This entire incident is a microcosm of what is currently wrong the Bears franchise. The only damn person putting up a fight in the whole stadium was a random Bears fan. You got the team who quit and is getting pushed around on the field, a coaching staff who couldn't be more lost if they were cast members on 'The Blair Witch Project', and an owner getting emasculated by a fan in the stands. In the 80's that same fan would have been buried on the sideline by the two minute warning.
Just a team taking after it's owner...