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Urlacher Will Embrace His Inner Thespian in 'A Christmas Carol'

The former Bears LB will have a cameo in a Dec. 27th production of the play



    In the days after his football career, former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has kept himself busy. Whether it’s aligning himself with Team McCown in the Josh McCown vs. Jay Cutler debate, acting in a series of commercials, or appearing as an analyst on Fox Sports 1, Urlacher wears a lot of hats these days.

    Could “thespian” be added to that list?

    It’s only a one-off thing, but he will indeed be hitting the stage at the Goodman Theatre on Dec. 27 in their production of “A Christmas Carol.” Urlacher will make a cameo in connection with Make-A-Wish Illinois, along with 17-year old Kenneth Schumacher.

    Here is the skinny from the Chicago Tribune’s Luis Gomez:

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    “The sports star cameo is becoming a tradition during Goodman’s “A Christmas Carol,” which revolves around Christmas hater Ebenezer Scrooge and the four ghosts who give him the scared straight treatment on Christmas Eve. Bulls legend Scottie Pippen, White Sox manager Robin Ventura, and Blackhawks legend Bobby Hull have all taken part in the Charles Dickens classic on behalf of Make-A-Wish Illinois.”

    According to Gomez, Urlacher will merely be making a cameo in the production, likely only having a handful of lines.

    The obvious question that has to be asked here is this: which role would you want to see Urlacher play in “A Christmas Carol?” As tempting as it would be to have Urlacher play Tiny Tim, perhaps a better idea would be to cast him as the Ghost of Christmas Future, with Lovie Smith playing Christmas Past and Marc Trestman playing Christmas Present. 

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    Do you have a different idea? Let us know in the comments!