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Mike Ditka

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Toughen up kids: Cold is a lousy excuse to close schools

    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...
  • Belichick Makes Shrewd Move Trying To Deflate Deflategate

    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...
  • 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...
  • Saving the Bears

    Here is my solution to the Chicago Bear's personnel vacancies: Hire Virginia McCaskey as general manager and Mike Ditka as head coach.  If they can't get the job done, no one can!   — Sheryl Slone Tarkoff, Chicago  
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers linked again in NFL documentary and book

    Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers linked again in NFL documentary and book
    With yet another season slipping away, Bears fans probably could use a dose of Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers. It is available in multiple forms. At 9 p.m. Friday, the NFL Network's "A Football Life" series examines the two Hall of Famers whose careers...