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Michael McCaskey to retire from the Bears

Bears chairman Michael McCaskey, who became team president and CEO just two weeks after team founder (and McCaskey’s grandfather) George Halas died, will retire from the organization at the end of the 2010 season.

The team announced the coming move this morning.

McCaskey became team chairman in 1999, after 16 years as the organization’s chief executive.  He’ll be replaced as chairman by his brother, George.

They are the sons of Virginia McCaskey, the daughter of Halas.  The team has been owned by the Halas family since its inception.

The Bears will hold a press conference later today to discuss the change in leadership.

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9 Responses to “Michael McCaskey to retire from the Bears”
  1. Douchebaggery says: Apr 21, 2010 11:58 AM

    Wow, this is really big news.

  2. Rex Grossman says: Apr 21, 2010 12:08 PM

    Bout damn time

  3. Gregjennings85 says: Apr 21, 2010 12:09 PM

    As a Packer fan, I will miss the McCaskeys when they are gone. Few owners have been cheaper and have disrupted team plans more than the first family of Chicago.

  4. ChicagoJo says: Apr 21, 2010 12:12 PM

    Thank you Christ Almighty.
    Oh wait, his brother’s taking over.

  5. Chitown says: Apr 21, 2010 12:54 PM

    Will this have a Blackhawk type impact or will it be more of the same small market crap from the family.

  6. Steeleheader says: Apr 21, 2010 1:03 PM

    Raul takes over for Fidel. Another 16 years of mismanagement.

  7. stevedave says: Apr 21, 2010 1:14 PM

    This is good news….I think.

  8. Other Bears says: Apr 21, 2010 1:54 PM

    This will have absolutely no effect on anything.

  9. key918 says: Apr 21, 2010 11:32 PM

    The punky QB always had a problem and still does with Mike McCaskey. In his autobiography, McMahon commented that he didn’t like that McCaskey would stand on the sidelines during games. It’s a good thing that no other owners (Jones, Blank) have been on the sidelines since. Michael McCaskey was not a bad executive. He just screwed up the Dave McGinnes (sp.) deal in ’99.

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