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Mike Ditka

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  • 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...
  • Bears defense stressed accountability in players-only meeting last week

    Bears defense stressed accountability in players-only meeting last week
    It wasn't really a mutiny of any kind. The suggestion, Jared Allen said, actually came from Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker himself. With the defense in need of resuscitation after humiliating losses to the Patriots and Packers, Bears defensive...
  • ESPN will let announcers decide on "Redskins"

    ESPN will let announcers decide on "Redskins"
    ESPN is going to let its announcers and analysts decide whether they will use "Redskins" when referring to the team. ESPN issued a statement Saturday: "Our consistent company policy will continue: using official names and marks as presented by the...
  • Lovie Smith era had more good than bad for Bears, but don't go overboard

    Lovie Smith era had more good than bad for Bears, but don't go overboard
    As the crowd thinned at Halas Hall after Lovie Smith's introductory news conference as Bears head coach, Smith smiled as I asked him about Big Sandy, Texas, and for his cellphone number. Not only did Smith happily oblige that day, Jan. 15, 2004, but...
  • NFL analysts knock Cutler, Bears

    NFL analysts knock Cutler, Bears
    The NFL analysts took target practice on the Bears and Jay Cutler Sunday. And that was before their blowout loss to New England. The pregame shows weighed in on the Bears’ problems. Terry Bradshaw on “Fox NFL Sunday” went after Cutler,...
  • Mick's Tape: Chicago playing cards, the 2014 Dog of the Year and more

    Mick's Tape: Chicago playing cards, the 2014 Dog of the Year and more
    Where the hell did Wednesday go?  Well, for me, most of it passed by so quickly because a bunch of kittens got Uber'd into our office, and I spent the rest of the day itching my beard, as I am highly allergic. So, that's why my link dump is getting to you...
  • Cubs made right manager move, albeit clumsily

    The November edition of Vine Line, the Cubs' monthly magazine their the marketing department produces, includes a story on manager Rick Renteria under the headline "Exit Interview." It turned out to be a prescient headline, though the subject had no...
  • Day after appearance at Native American group, Rauner won't say if Redskins' name should change

    Day after appearance at Native American group, Rauner won't say if Redskins' name should change
    A day after meeting with a Chicago Native American group, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner declined to say whether he thinks the NFL's Washington Redskins should change the team name amid an outcry that it's offensive and derogatory. Rauner...
  • Former Konkrete Kids standout Novogratz received an award of distinction from University of Pittsburgh

    In this business, you never know what you'll get when you open an email. Sometimes it's a gripe. Sometimes it's junk. Sometimes it's a request that you possibly can't grant, and then there are some you are glad you actually read before hitting the...
  • Highlights of Deadspin's Mike Ditka story roundup

    Highlights of Deadspin's Mike Ditka story roundup
    It's no secret Iron Mike Ditka has a reputation for being hot headed and sometimes kind of drunk, but there's always room for more proof.  Sports blog Deadspin called out to their readers Thursday for their best encounters with "Da Coach," and the...