McCaskeys Might Have to Sell Bears and Other Bears Thoughts

ProFootball Weekly Editor in Chief Hub Arkush joined Boer and Bernstein on 670 The Score to do his weekly Bears hit on Tuesday evening.  Hub was especially on point and brought some really interesting insights.  Have a listen:

 

 

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The biggest revelation for me came when Hub mentioned that the McCaskeys might be forced to sell the team when family matriarch Virginia eventually passes. Why?  Because the Bears are valued at roughly $1 billion and the 11 kids who are inheriting the team would have to come up with a combined $300 million to pay the taxes on that hefty inheritance.   While I think we all secretly dream about the McCaskeys selling the team, but I find it hard to envision the NFL without the Halas bloodlines with a hand in the Bears.

Hub was also 100% on point about the role that George took in last week’s presser and who is really in charge for the Bears – the money man Ted Phillips.   When you consider the decisions the Bears are making, like the apparent Tim Ruskell promotion that seems to be gaining momentum, it’s all about the money.  The Bears still owe Jerry Angelo like $5 million, so they don’t want to go drop big bucks on another high priced GM.  They’ll save a few shekels and bump Ruskell up at minimum added money.

For the McCaskeys, it’s about the money, not about the winning.

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  • Mr.Pickles

    Huh, I thought ol’ Ginny spawned enough children where we’d be doomed to mediocrity for years to come, it never occurred to me they might have to sell cause they can’t afford the inheritance tax. At least that’s a bit of a bright spot. A good buddy and my brother are both Raider’s fans and I’ve joked with them for years that what they should really be rooting for is Al Davis’ death, sadly I think us Bear’s fans are in the same boat.

  • Mr.Pickles

    Huh, I thought ol’ Ginny spawned enough children where we’d be doomed to mediocrity for years to come, it never occurred to me they might have to sell cause they can’t afford the inheritance tax. At least that’s a bit of a bright spot. A good buddy and my brother are both Raider’s fans and I’ve joked with them for years that what they should really be rooting for is Al Davis’ death, sadly I think us Bear’s fans are in the same boat.

  • dhunter

    The funny thing is Virginia actually passed on years ago. The pictures and video we see of her is really Michael in drag to prevent having to pay those inheritance taxes.

  • dhunter

    The funny thing is Virginia actually passed on years ago. The pictures and video we see of her is really Michael in drag to prevent having to pay those inheritance taxes.

  • EvyBeardownDavis

    LET THE FANS BUY THE BEARS !!!

  • EvyBeardownDavis

    i think we are borrowing trouble buy even posting these rumors. The media yet again causing hate and discontent without a shred of fact.