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It’s a well-known fact that bears hibernate in the winter, so it shouldn’t be all that surprising that Mike Ditka took a little snooze on Sunday morning. Unfortunately for Ditka, however, he happened to doze off while on national television.
During ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, the legendary coach appeared to fall asleep at the desk when the show cut to a segment in Miami. Once Josina Anderson threw it back to Chris Berman in the studio, Keyshawn Johnson had to rouse the sleeping Ditka with a nudge on the arm.
Ditka snapped to attention and the show rolled on with no more cat naps, but hey, it’s Week 17, these things happen late in the season.
Check out the slumbering Ditka in the GIF below, with a fist bump to SB Nation.
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Being on live TV can be nerve-wracking experience. The cameras, the lights, the pressure. It must have personalities wound up, especially if they do this regularly. All of that applies to everyone except Mike Ditka, who apparently fell asleep during […]
I know people love Da Coach but when you are nodding off during a live broadcast, it might be time to retire. Mike Ditka fell asleep this morning during Sunday Countdown and Keyshawn Johnson had to wake him up. They did a nice job of playing it off a funny situation but C’MON MAN!
Mike Ditka appeared to catch a few Zs during ESPN NFL Sunday Countdown. As the show went back to the studio following a report from Josina Anderson at the Jets-Dolphins game, Da Coach seemed to be sound asleep. Keyshawn Johnson had to reach over to shake him to wake him up. Ditka now joins Mike […]
People love 'Da Coach', but when you are nodding off during a live broadcast, it might be time to retire. Mike Ditka fell asleep this morning during Sunday Countdown and Keyshawn Johnson had to wake him up.
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Hall of Famer Mike Ditka got a few extra minutes of sleep in on Sunday on the NFL Countdown set while Josina Anderson did a segment. Keyshawn Johnson almost couldn’t believe his eyes and did a pretty good job of covertly waking up Ditka. Looks like the season is wearing on Ditka.
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So how boring is the ESPN NFL pregame show? Pretty boring apparently since Mike Ditka fell asleep during the show. Luckily Keyshawn Johnson was there to wake him up. h/t: The Big Lead
I’m actually impressed by Ditka’s ability to fall asleep just like that. The dude fell asleep before one of the most interesting days in the NFL in a long time. Now that is pretty impressive. Is this a sign that ‘NFL Sunday Countdown’ is getting stale? I don’t think so – still a great show.
Just a video of Mike Ditka falling asleep on the set of "Sunday NFL Countdown."
While Jets player upon Jets player scampered to tell Josina Anderson something she could later report that they had told her...Mike Ditka fell asleep. [BSO]Somewhere a dozing Mike Francesa nods approvingly.**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
There are few things funnier than old people falling asleep in public places. Take for instance this GIF of former Bears coach Mike Ditka taking a little siesta on live on set of ESPN’s NFL Countdown before being woken up by fellow analyst Keyhawn Johnson. Watch:
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Move over to the other side of the bed Mike Francesa, Mike Ditka is your new sleepy broadcasting professional. Ditka was first caught snoozing two weeks ago in the video you see above. Then today the legendary coach once again caught some “Z’s” during the live broadcast of Sunday Countdown and had to be awaken by and Keyshawn Johnson. I guess the Dallas Cowboys aren’t the...
I get it Coach. Sometimes the endless speculation and talk puts me to sleep too--and I'm not a 74 year old living legend (in my own mind, but that doesn't count)!@SBNationGIF/TwitterLoading...
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During NFL Countdown on Sunday morning this week, Mike Ditka fell asleep at the desk during a segment by Josina Anderson at Sun Life Stadium. As Anderson threw it back to Chris Berman at the studio, you see Keyshawn Johnson nudge Ditka, who snapped awake while Berman continued to drone on.
For as great as this was, it wasn't nearly as memorable as Mike Francesa's nap...
Yeah, I think Chris Berman's pretty boring too.Via: Awful Announcing