The Hummer was a quintessentially American thing. It was born from the military industrial complex, the heart of the American economy. It was built to barrel through thatched huts and obliterate roads with its tire tread all the while ignoring enemy gunfire. It was designed to help American soldiers do their duty and carry out their missions, which it did in the Gulf War as well as the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
It sounded somewhat familiar, hearing Brian Urlacher complain about a rule he figured was unnecessary. The former Bears middle linebacker's gripe this time had nothing to do with a questionable hit on a defenseless receiver. It had nothing to do with football, period. It had everything to do with how uncomfortable Urlacher felt wearing long pants Friday as he strolled up and down the fairways at North Shore Country Club in Glenview. He was a celebrity participant in the Encompass Championship pro-am, and shorts typically aren't allowed for the pros at such events. As Urlacher explained his impatience waiting to tee off or putt, he expressed his other pet peeve related to golfing.