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Mike Ditka

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bears' Marc Trestman faces test of temperament

    Bears' Marc Trestman faces test of temperament
    Preparation and a forward-looking mindset is key to good leadership. Good leaders act with a plan and a purpose. Often that plan goes astray, and in those circumstances survival is determined by adaptability and the ability to stay calm and make...
  • Ditka? Halas? Trestman? Ranking 10 best Bears coaches

    Ditka? Halas? Trestman? Ranking 10 best Bears coaches
    Lance Briggs weighed in with his three all-time greatest Bears coaches this week when he ranked George Halas, Mike Ditka and Lovie Smith at the top. This reporter has been around here a little longer than Briggs. In fact, Halas once invited me to sit...