| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Mike Ditka has weighed in on the upcoming outdoor Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and he didn't mince words.
The Hall of Fame player who spent much of his career playing big games in cold, inclement weather said planning the...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Chicago Bears legend Mike Ditka is the new spokesman for Al’s Beef and Nancy’s Pizza.
In a partnership that seems right out of a Saturday Night Live "Superfans" skit, Da Coach was introduced Tuesday at the site of a new Al’s Beef...
| Dec 29, 2013
Working on a Sunday can be exhausting. Just ask Mike Ditka, who seems to have fallen asleep during ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" on Dec. 29....
| Jan 22, 2014
Ann Marie Surovy, the dynamo in charge of the annual LifePath & Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants' (PICPA) Thanksgiving benefit and awards luncheon every November in Fogelsville, works fast. Even with some people still not having...
| Jan 28, 2014
Headline: Mike Ditka calls a cold-weather Super Bowl 'stupid' It is, I guess. Or, rather, risky. Cold weather isn't so terrible for football. The key playoff games are often held in frigid conditions. And the average temperature range on an......
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense."
For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Phil Emery put a couple special teams coaches on his list of coaching candidates, and that’s only the two that we know about. The Bears general manager might have more names on his LinkedIn account, and it can’t be just to comply with the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:54 PM
Mike Ditka didn't bring the 1985 Bears defense with him down the red carpet to midfield at halftime Monday night.
Because of the 2013 offense, he didn't have to.
Backup quarterback Josh McCown accounted for five touchdowns, three before the Bears...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:45 PM
For Mark Keys, the pen is mightier than the scalpel.
Thirty-four surgeries on his back and legs, coupled with a host of other ailments, have left the onetime boat rigger unable to work and largely homebound since 1991.
His physical problems have led...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 12:41 PM
When popular athletes retire, charity work can become a double-edged sword. On one hand, they have more time to dedicate to their cause that they didn't have when they were playing games and training. On the other, they may not have the same star power...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Although many Johnny Unitas plays are seared in Baltimore's collective memory, the NFL is betting folks might want a refresher.
The organization has introduced a collectible it's calling the Keepr. People plug it into their computer and can revel in...