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The first ever Ditka Dash 5k took place this weekend in Chicago. As the title may suggest, the race invites Chicagoans to dress up like legendary Bears coach Mike Ditka and run around the city.There were plenty of sunglasses, fake mustaches, and sweaters used as accessories in the race.All in all, about 2,000 people participated in the event.Even the man who inspired the event was there to show his support.Via For the Win
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Legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka is kind of a big deal in the city of Chicago. The former Pittsburgh Panther graduate (shameless plug, go Pitt!) and Chicago Bears player also coached the Bears from 1982 to 1992. Ditka led the Bears to their only Super Bowl victory in 1985. Since then, Ditka has been hailed as a hero of the Windy City.
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The Chicago Bears will honor Da Coach and Da Player with a Mike Ditka Jersey Retirement ceremony at Halftime of MNF against Dallas on Dec 9th. The Bears’ last football title came with Ditka as head coach, and the one before that came with Ditka playing at Tight End in 1963.
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It’s no surprise that Mike Ditka owes a lot of his post-football success to Saturday Night Live for the classic Superfan sketches (you could also say the same for George Wendt). And after appearing in advertisements from tees to insurance to his own collections of wine and meats, a proper event featuring Da Coach’s likeness was bound to happen.Bears fans gathered at Soldier Field...
((ht: kissingsuziekolber.com))We had to post this, even though it happened Saturday and unfortunately got lost in the wash of College Football craziness.Saturday was the "Running of the Ditka's", the first annual "Ditka Dash 5K" where runners dressed like legendary Chicago Bears football coach Mike Ditka and ran off their Thanksgiving meal.The event started...