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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 ...

It's 'Mike Ditka Day'!

AP | Posted 12.09.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It's Ditka Day in Illinois. Gov. Pat Quinn's office says Monday that he's declared it "Mike Ditka Day" in honor of the for...

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...

Player Reactions To NFL Concussions Settlement

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 10.29.2013 | Sports

Reaction to Thursday's order from Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody outlining a proposed $765 million settlement between the NFL and more than 4,...

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 ...

"Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick": The Coach and the President Heed an African Proverb

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

The volume of reproach and disappointment and disapproval and correction directed at Coach Lovie Smith and the President says nothing about their leadership ability.

Shannon Sharpe: The Best Blocking Tight End Ever?

Muhammad Ali Hasan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Muhammad Ali Hasan

For the last two years, fans of Shannon Sharpe, like myself, have suffered the fate of seeing our favorite football player denied entry into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Mike Ditka Cuts Campaign Ad For Quinn (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn is getting a boost from an unlikely source: former Bears coach Mike Ditka. The NFL coaching legend-- and Chicago marketing luminary-...

For You To Succeed, Must Someone Else Fail?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

"You have to know when to kick ass and when to kiss ass." That Tweetable maxim was Leonard Stern's principal advice to me during the six years I wor...