Virginia McCaskey, the matriarch of the family that owns the Chicago Bears, is not too happy with the team’s recent struggles.
Her son, George McCaskey, the Bears chairman, conveyed those thoughts during a press conference after the team fired head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery on Monday.
“She's been very supportive. She agrees with the decisions that we've made," George McCaskey said, according to the Chicago Tribune. "She's pissed off. I can't think of a 91-year-old woman that that description would apply, but in this case, I can't think of a more accurate description.”
Virginia McCaskey is the daughter of famed coach George Halas, who founded the team in 1920. Chicago went 5-11 this past season and have missed the playoffs in each of the past four seasons. The team’s only Super Bowl victory came nearly 30 years ago.
“She’s been on this Earth for eight of the Bears’ nine championships, and she wants more,” McCaskey said. "She’s fed up with mediocrity. She feels that she and Bears fans everywhere deserve better.”
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