We had some very unfortunate Bears news this weekend.
Former president and CEO, Michael McCaskey, passed away after a battle with cancer.
The long time member of the Bears' family was around for some great moments including of course the Bears 1985 Super Bowl win.
He was also around for the hiring of former head coach Lovie Smith and Smith took to Twitter to reveal a really heartwarming and cool story about McCaskey.
"RIP Michael McCaskey! Five years before I became the HC of the Bears, I attended an NFL Symposium to help minority assistants become head coaches. I was blessed to randomly sit at the same table as Michael.
After I got back home, I wrote him a letter and thanked him for his words of wisdom. Five years later he offered me the Head job for the Bears! After I got to Chicago, Michael showed me the same letter that I wrote to him and recanted our conversations from the symposium.
CAN’T THANK HIM ENOUGH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY! MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE MCCASKEY FAMILY FOR THEIR LOSS!"
Really cool to hear from Lovie.
CAN’T THANK HIM ENOUGH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY! MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE MCCASKEY FAMILY FOR THEIR LOSS!
— Lovie Smith (@LovieSmith) May 17, 2020