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Mike Ditka

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  • Bears training camp snapshot: Tight ends

     Bears training camp snapshot: Tight ends
    The Bears believe Martellus Bennett is poised to build on his breakthrough first season with the team but seek a more dependable backup tight end. Biggest offseason developments: In an 11-day span in March, the Bears re-signed Dante Rosario, released...
  • Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to menu

    Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to menu
    Happy National Hot Dog Month, from Mike Ditka and his friends at Al’s Beef. The Italian beef chain has added the “Spicy, Jumbo Ditka Dog” -- a char-grilled, 1/3 pound Vienna Beef sausage -- to its menu in honor of National Hot Dog...
  • Ex-NFL referee refused to work Redskins games because of team name

    Ex-NFL referee refused to work Redskins games because of team name
    Earlier Wednesday Mike Ditka made the news with his brash comments in favor of the Washington Redskins keeping their controversial nickname. Now it's time to meet his polar opposite, at least as far as this issue is concerned. Mike Carey, a recently...
  • Ditka quotes inspire children's T-shirts

    Ditka quotes inspire children's T-shirts
    Among the "playfully sophisticated" clothes for sale at children's boutique Peek Kids are popular graphic T-shirts bearing quotes from the likes of Gandhi, Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, Mother Teresa — and, now, Mike Ditka. The premium clothing...
  • Stephen A. Smith Suspension Exposes ESPN's Bigger Problem

    ESPN has a problem. It wants to be in the thick of things, to be part of every major debate pertaining to sports. But its commentators and analysts - rooted as they are in trade deadlines and X's and O's - can be loose cannons, occasionally getting in...
  • Sarah Palin sides with Mike Ditka on liberals, er, the Redskins' name

    Sarah Palin has expressed her support for Mike Ditka, who has expressed his support for Daniel Snyder, who has vowed to never change the name of the Washington Redskins. Got all that? It can get a little confusing. Just ask Palin and Ditka. Those two...
  • Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst

    Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst
    In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town. He would point to...
  • Football: Bargas, Urquiza have fun in Canton

    Football: Bargas, Urquiza have fun in Canton
    Mike Bargas calls it lightning striking twice. After the Estancia High football coach took one of his players, Alipa Peters, to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Ceremony in 2011, he never thought he would be back. But he got a chance to take a current...
  • In the Wake of the Web

    In the Wake of the Web
    Quick, digital-only thoughts from In the Wake of the News columnistDavid Haugh. For openers ... Nobody will ever know what Tony Stewart was thinking Saturday night as his car approached Kevin Ward Jr. on the dirt track in Canandaigua, N.Y. Nobody...
  • Catching up with former Bear Donnell Woolford

    Catching up with former Bear Donnell Woolford
    A first-round draft pick of the Bears in 1989, cornerback Donnell Woolford enjoyed a 10-year NFL career that culminated with two seasons with the Steelers and Panthers. Woolford, now 48, owned the Bears record for interceptions by a cornerback with 36...
  • Luckman ahead of McMahon, Cutler as best Bears QB

    Luckman ahead of McMahon, Cutler as best Bears QB
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame displays more busts of Bears greats than any other team. But there is only one enshrined quarterback, Sid Luckman, who threw his last pass 64 years ago. Since then, there has been no shortage of Bears quarterbacks who were...