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Mike Ditka Has 'No Respect' For Kaepernick, Tells Him To 'Get The Hell Out'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.26.2016 | Sports

Former Chicago Bears coach and current Donald Trump supporter Mike Ditka has some thoughts about Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protests. To say...

Here's Why ESPN Didn't Break The Peyton Manning Story

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 01.07.2016 | Media

Al Jazeera is getting a lot of flak for breaking the biggest sports story of the year. It’s not just die-hard Peyton Manning fans who have pilloried...

This Is The Horrifying Way People Talked About Concussions In 1988

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.15.2015 | Sports

Luckily, society in general and the NFL in particular have come to realize in recent years that concussions and head injuries in general should be tak...

Mike Ditka Explains Why We All 'Needed' The 1985 Chicago Bears

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.09.2015 | OWN

At the end of the football season in 1985, Mike Ditka was on top of the world. As coach of the '85 Chicago Bears, his team had a nearly undefeated rec...

Football and Ethics

Martin Marty | Posted 03.28.2015 | Sports
Martin Marty

One topic is the main ethical debate around professional football's "Deflategate" and whether quarterback Tom Brady and/or other New England Patriots are cheating and lying. The second topic is a constant: the morality of supporting football.

Mike Ditka On Donation To Democrat: 'Anything Is Better' Than Mayor Rahm Emanuel

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

Former Chicago Bears coach and football player Mike Ditka is no stranger to the political arena: He's endorsed and donated to candidates, and he once ...

Mike Ditka 'Embarrassed' For Rams After Ferguson Protest

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports

Mike Ditka admits he doesn't know exactly what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, but the former Chicago Bears coach seems pretty certain about what didn...

Make-A-Wish Turns Boy With Leukemia Into Godzilla, Starring In His Own Movie

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.17.2014 | Good News

Chicago is breeding a Batkid of its own, but this time, it's in the form of a green, fire-breathing dragon named, "Madzilla." The Illinois Make-A-W...

WATCH: Mike Ditka Previews Wrong Game

Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing The Saturday edition of NFL Countdown on ESPN must have thrown off Da Coach, Mike Ditka. During a discussion on ton...

Sweet Dreams, Ditka

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.30.2013 | Sports

The rigors of the 17-week NFL season can wear down anyone ... even Mike Ditka. The 74-year-old Chicago Bears icon appeared to doze off on the set ...

LOOK: Mike Ditka Preps For Big Honor

Posted 12.04.2013 | Chicago

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Mike Ditka should feel downright adored by Windy Citizens. As few Chicago sports figures are as be...

Jonathan Martin and the NFL's Locker Room Culture: Bullying vs. Individual Responsibility

Barbara Bruno | Posted 01.31.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Perhaps the scandal will lead to a revision of locker room culture and coaching methods so that allowing a diversity of personalities can be more widely shown to achieve the same winning results as worship of the fanatically macho myth.

Monsters: Rich Cohen Talks His New Chicago Bears Book on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Mark Bazer

Rich Cohen stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, to talk about his new book, Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Foo...

The Week to Week News Quiz for 10/11/13

John Zipperer | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: He chose not to pursue da office; justice delayed; we don't like the way they're purging their voter rolls; and during Lent they offer a fish alternative. Answers are at the bottom of the quiz.

'Biggest Mistake I've Ever Made'

Posted 10.10.2013 | Sports

Former NFL coach Mike Ditka believes he had a chance to alter the course of American history and regrets that he didn't make the most of it. Looking b...

Mike Ditka Makes Bold Prediction For Bears Season

Posted 09.06.2013 | Chicago

As sports pundits punch in with their way-too-early Super Bowl XLVIII predictions, the Chicago Bears have at least one heavyweight in their corner: Da...

Old Jocks and Old Rockers: We Too Are One in the Windy City

Tom Semioli | Posted 10.15.2013 | Sports
Tom Semioli

Frank Zappa taught us "you are what you is." Former high-school and college jocks oft fall prey to the corresponding ravages of time as do their ex- rocker counterparts.

Bears Retiring Mike Ditka's No. 89 Jersey

Posted 05.24.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Bears plan to retire the number of one of da team's most legendary personalities, per a Friday announcement. According to ESPN, Mike Di...

Optimistic And Upbeat, Mike Ditka Still Mulls Mortality Post-Stroke

Posted 11.20.2012 | Chicago

Just days after a stroke he suffered last Friday, Hall of Famer and former Bears coach Mike Ditka is picking himself up and getting back in the game. ...

REPORTS: NFL Legend Suffers Stroke

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.16.2012 | Sports

Legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka has suffered a minor stroke, according to various reports. Ditka was hospitalized after experiencing diff...

WATCH: Top 10 Press Conference Rants

Posted 10.31.2012 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing It is the ten year anniversary of Herm Edwards' career highlight, his famous "you play to win the game" rant. As H...

Finalists Announced, Voting Opens, For Coveted Goulet Award

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago
Dr. Abraham Froman

After more than 500 nominations, the American Mustache Institute (AMI) today announced 21 finalists and opened voting for the 2011 Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year award.

Mike Ditka Would Spit On Payton Book Author (VIDEO)

NBC Chicago | Posted 11.30.2011 | Chicago

Former Bears Coach Mike Ditka left no doubt about how he'd treat the writer of a new tell-all book about the secret life of Walter Payton. "I'd spi...

Mike Ditka's Son Charged With DUI, Claims Cops Targeted Him For His Name

Posted 06.28.2011 | Chicago

The son of legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka was arrested recently for driving under the influence outside his apartment complex in suburban De...

Ex-NFL Coach Rips Proposed 18-Game Schedule

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Several NFL players have lashed out at the owners for proposing an 18-game schedule during the collective bargaining agreement negotiations. It turns ...