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Mike Ditka

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  • Hampton, Fencik, Wilson downplay abuse of painkillers by '85 Bears

     Hampton, Fencik, Wilson downplay abuse of painkillers by '85 Bears
    Not all members of the 1985 Bears corroborate the tales of widespread abuse of painkillers and other drugs as chronicled in this week's "Real Sports" on HBO. Former Bears coach Mike Ditka and quarterback Jim McMahon, among others, said the abuse...
  • Patriots' Revis takes long road to Super Bowl

    PHOENIX There aren't many first-timers at this year's Super Bowl. The New England Patriots made it to the big game as recently as three winters ago, and the Seahawks will play for their second consecutive title Sunday in Glendale, Ariz. Yet for the...
  • Belichick Makes Shrewd Move Trying To Deflate Deflategate

    Although Bill Belichick kept repeating that he is not a scientist, he is a genius. In emerging Saturday for an impromptu press conference that was long on science, short on patience and nothing short of remarkable, the Patriots coach did more than...
  • Gale Sayers-inspired pizza added to Bricks Wood Fired Pizza menu

     Gale Sayers-inspired pizza added to Bricks Wood Fired Pizza menu
    Eat pizza. Help the Gale Sayers Foundation. Easy enough, right? Bricks Wood Fired Pizza will donate $2 for every “Kansas Comet” pizza sold to the Gale Sayers Foundation’s Hall of Fame Mission, which brings innovative and technology-...
  • Emanuel acknowledges some Chicagoans don't feel safe in homes

    Emanuel acknowledges some Chicagoans don't feel safe in homes
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday tried to make the case he's done on a good job on crime during his four years in office while acknowledging that many Chicagoans don't feel safe in their own neighborhoods. The mayor's speech on public safety came as...
  • Bears fan gives John Fox a Mike Ditka makeover

    Bears fan gives John Fox a Mike Ditka makeover
    It's an old trick but it works: Put a bushy mustache on anyone's face and they transform into Mike Ditka. OK, almost anyone. Some people need a pair of sunglasses and a throwback sweater to complete the look.  But Jamie Noah didn't need to add much...
  • On The Fly: It's Man-Child vs. Taskmaster

    On The Fly: It's Man-Child vs. Taskmaster
    So we have the Super Bowl battle of coaches: Pete Carroll vs. Bill Belichick. It's the carefree, goofy California man-child vs. the serious, ultra-competitive Machiavellian taskmaster. A study in contrasts? Maybe not. Former Patriots quarterback Drew...
  • Local media sure could use Bears coach with something to say

     Local media sure could use Bears coach with something to say
    Peggy Kusinski made a conscious decision during the end of the Lovie Smith era. Unless the Bears coach said something particularly newsworthy — a rarity — she wasn't going to air soundbites from him during WMAQ-5 newscasts. The policy...
  • Best Bears running backs: Payton, then the rest

    Best Bears running backs: Payton, then the rest
    There is no shortage of renowned running backs in Bears history, starting with Red Grange, who brought credibility to pro football with a 1925 national barnstorming tour. Grange's pro rushing career never matched his University of Illinois output...
  • Until a coach and quarterback align, little else matters

     Until a coach and quarterback align, little else matters
    Ernie Accorsi started as a sportswriter, which isn't the main reason he's the right consultant for the Bears. He began his NFL career in public relations for the Baltimore Colts, where Johnny Unitas was the quarterback. When he became general manager of...
  • Toughen up kids: Cold is a lousy excuse to close schools

    Really, with the roads clear, no new snow, minimal wind and even the sun shining brightly on a clear, crisp day, we close our schools in January because it is ... cold? Alleged global warming aside, we still live in Chicago, no? Consider this the...