Individuals in and across the sports activities world are honoring the life and legacy of Chicago Bears nice Dick Butkus following his dying … with Barack Obama, Invoice Belichick and extra sharing their reminiscences of the Corridor of Fame linebacker.
“In Chicago, Dick Butkus was soccer,” Obama — a diehard Windy Metropolis sports activities fan — stated on Friday. “Pondering of his household at the moment, and all of the Bears followers who liked watching among the finest to ever play the sport.”
Belichick additionally addressed the tragic loss … taking a couple of minutes out of his press convention to reward Butkus’ affect on soccer.
“The prototype center linebacker,” the Patriots coach stated. “From his taking part in model, to the look, to his adverts. He was a Chicago Bear if there ever was one.”
BB added he bought to spend time with Butkus in recent times … saying it was nice to satisfy and discuss with him.
“A ton of respect for Dick, his play model, what he did for the sport. At the moment, the best way he performed, he was the final word center linebacker.”
Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Invoice Cowher additionally joined in paying his respects … saying, “Dick Butkus was not solely a Legend, he was my Idol. Cherished his Frankness, Toughness, and the Inspiration he was for me! You set the Normal for the function of a MLB! Love you Dick.”
Present Bears broad receiver D.J. Moore — who completed with 8 receptions, 230 yards and three touchdowns throughout Chicago’s win over the Washington Commanders on Thursday Evening Soccer — additionally shared a touching message about 51 after the sport.
“R.I.P Dick Butkus. Was trying over us Tonight,” he tweeted.
The Bears will look to maintain making Dick proud the remainder of the season — their subsequent sport can be at house towards the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 15.