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Bears' Phillips Fires Back At Forbes

We’ve mentioned Forbes magazine’s now infamous article slamming the Bears’ ownership a couple times here at The Deep Dish. First in this summary and again in this follow-up item on a similiar Yahoo! Sports article.

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Now Bears’ President Ted Phillips is firing back. Quoted in this NFPost.com piece, the CPA defends both the team’s usage of Soldier Field:

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… when you have the smallest stadium in the NFL and you are able to even by Forbes’ calculation be in the Top 10, I think that shows that we’re doing an excellent job of maximizing our revenues from every source possible …

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And the team’s innovativeness:

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The skylike suite that we have, we were the first team in Chicago to come up with an all-inclusive price for a premium seating. Every Chicago team has since followed suit. Our Web site is cutting edge, our Bears broadcasting is cutting edge.

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Phillips made the comments on the evening of Monday, Sept. 6, during a live radio broadcast attended by certain season-ticket holders as well as GM Jerry Angelo and head coach Lovie Smith at the Bears’ indoor practice facility.