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Mike Ditka

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  • Are Bears a house divided again?

    Are Bears a house divided again?
    Hard to imagine Lovie Smith going toe to toe with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli at halftime of an important Bears game. Of course, Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan famously had to be separated in the locker room at halftime of the...
  • MJ-signed golf ball going on display on Michigan Ave., Pippen throwing out first pitch at Sox game, 'Rampage' parties at Board Room

    MJ-signed golf ball going on display on Michigan Ave., Pippen throwing out first pitch at Sox game, 'Rampage' parties at Board Room
    Michael Jordan is lending his support (and signature) to the next outdoor art exhibit coming to Michigan Avenue. The five-time NBA MVP signed a 3-foot golf ball Monday at Michael Jordan’s Steak House that will be on display in September on...
  • Teel Time: Set to renew rivalry with Virginia Tech, Pitt enduring hard times

    Less than a month after two alums were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Pitt Panthers lost to a Championship Subdivision opponent for the first time. Those two events illustrate the opportunity and challenge confronting rookie head...
  • Pre-game shows debate Joe Flacco's status as an elite quarterback

    Pre-game shows debate Joe Flacco's status as an elite quarterback
    Quarterback Joe Flacco has completed 14 of 17 passes for 92 yards and one touchdown en route to helping the Ravens take a 17-7 lead against the Philadelphia Eagles at halftime. Flacco, who is enjoying a 108.8 rating and has connected with eight different...
  • Chicago's schizo streets

    Chicago's schizo streets
    Chances are that if you tell someone you'll meet them at the corner of Mike Ditka Way or Hugh Hefner Way, you're bound to get some puzzled looks. But those streets do actually exist in Chicago--Da Coach's street is at 100 E. Chestnut St., and Hef's is...
  • Interview: Imagine Dragons singer savors flight on the wings of success

    Interview: Imagine Dragons singer savors flight on the wings of success
    Midway through my conversation with Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and his wife, Aja Volkman, in Nellcote's private dining area last week, Volkman — whose band, Nico Vega, opened for Imagine Dragons earlier that night at the House of Blues...
  • Former Bears lineman struggles in recovery from stroke

    Former Bears lineman struggles in recovery from stroke
    The silence in room 401 created peace and serenity. Former Bears guard Revie Sorey suffered a massive stroke on March 25, 2012, leaving the once eloquent and enthusiastic community leader barely able to utter a word. I visited my rehabbing friend...
  • Ditka's son pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation

    Ditka's son pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation
    The son of former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka received 24 months of probation after pleading guilty to aggravated DUI and possession of a controlled substance in a Lake County courtroom this morning. It was Mark Ditka’s fourth arrest for...
  • New Orleans hums with Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

    New Orleans hums with Super Bowl and Mardi Gras
    — In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri. But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...
  • Chryst is Harbaugh's right-hand man

    Chryst is Harbaugh's right-hand man
    NEW ORLEANS — When Jim Harbaugh felt Chicago's walls closing in on him during his final, fateful season as a Bears quarterback in 1993, he often sought refuge at old Halas Hall in the basement office of Geep Chryst. Chryst, the Bears' director...
  • Kerry Wood still has his fastball when it comes to making pitch for charity

    Kerry Wood still has his fastball when it comes to making pitch for charity
    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...