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Mike Ditka

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  • Mike Ditka, 1985 Bears players detail team's excessive painkiller use

    Mike Ditka, 1985 Bears players detail team's excessive painkiller use
    There have been numerous stories about the 1985 Chicago Bears, but none quite like this. The upcoming edition of “Real Sports” (9 p.m. Tuesday, HBO) will feature a report by Bryant Gumbel that chronicles the players on that team using ...
  • Marcus Thompson II: Del Rio gives the Raiders some cred

    ALAMEDA, Calif. After a 3-13 season, Raiders CEO Mark Davis and general manager Reggie McKenzie should've been playing defense at Friday's news conference. Instead, it was a love fest lacquered with Raiders nostalgia. That's because between them was Jack...
  • 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...
  • Been there, run that

    If you're an avid runner, chances are you're probably familiar with some of the city's most popular road races, from the Shamrock Shuffle 8K in March to the Soldier Field 10 miler in May to the Chicago Marathon in October. But there are some Chicago races...
  • Does George McCaskey want a defensive head coach?

    Does George McCaskey want a defensive head coach?
    George McCaskey said he wants opponents to go through hell when they play Bears. Does that suggest defensive head coach? -- @black_csr from Twitter On Monday, McCaskey said, “People need to know that when they've played the Chicago Bears, they'...
  • Why Bears need Rex Ryan (and why they won't hire him)

    Why Bears need Rex Ryan (and why they won't hire him)
    Is there any chance Virginia McCaskey once gave Rex Ryan a Christmas gift? I ask because the Bears always lean toward hiring based on previous connections, and being Buddy Ryan’s son counts as a previous connection -- previous connection to the...
  • What really happened between Mike Tyson and Michael Jordan?

    What really happened between Mike Tyson and Michael Jordan?
    One thing seems certain: Michael Jordan and Mike Tyson attended a dinner together in 1988, and there was some smack-talking going on, but from there the memories of exactly what happened at a Chicago restaurant get a little fuzzy. Three men -- former...
  • 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...
  • Quickly, Jan. 2: 'Ditka got fired'

    You haven’t heard about all the golden retriever maulings? It’s because of their large frame and bad upbringing. Retort to the quip about Mike Ditka giving the Bears hell: Ditka got fired after going 5-11 in his last year. Let’s put...
  • Jim McMahon's 'never die' mindset on display against Vikings on 'Bears Classics'

    Jim McMahon's 'never die' mindset on display against Vikings on 'Bears Classics'
    Comcast SportsNet has a present that will remind depressed Bears fans of days of Christmas past. The latest edition of “Bears Classics” on Thursday at 9 p.m. will focus on Jim McMahon’s memorable game in Minnesota on Sept. 19, 1985....
  • Aftermath of expected Bears purge will determine George McCaskey's legacy

     Aftermath of expected Bears purge will determine George McCaskey's legacy
    When Marc Trestman ran onto the field at Metropolitan Stadium for the first time as a Vikings rookie free-agent defensive back in the 1978 preseason opener, emotion overcame the Minneapolis native. Trestman made eye contact with his proud dad, Jerry,...