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Making the case for Mike Ditka as the “Worst Saint Ever”

We’ve reached the final four in our podcast bracket of the “worst Saint ever”. We started with a field of 64 and we’re now down to the final four. Surprisingly only one 1 seed made it out of their bracket alive, and that was Jason David who clawed his way to tiebreaking wins over Carl Smith, John Mecam and Jim Haslett. The other top seeds didn’t get past the sweet 16 at...
Via The Saints Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

McCarthy, Capers balance their visions for Packers defense

In the history of the National Football League, there have been dysfunctional relationships between a head coach and his assistants. Chicago head coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan come to mind. They nearly came to blows during halftime of a game against Miami. New Orleans head coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams qualify. They kept their...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stan Thomas goes down in bad Bears history

In 1991, the Bears selected Stan Thomas from the University of Texas with the 22nd overall pick in the draft.  The pick was not well received by then Bears coach and legend Mike Ditka. In a 2006 interview, Ditka voiced his displeasure with the Bears front office at that time and their choice to draft Thomas: “Maybe we should have won another Super Bowl, but the problems started...
Via cover32 - Bears
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Worst tight end drafted by the Bears

The Chicago Bears have a rather dubious history when it comes to the tight end position, save for “Iron” Mike Ditka, who helped pave the way for tight ends today and became the first inductee to Canton at the position.  Since Ditka’s departure for Philadelphia after the 1966 season, it’s been a virtual revolving door at the position. Since the modern draft started in 1970...
Via cover32 - Bears
February 27, 2014  |  1 Comment

It gets no better than Mike Ditka

If you’re a Bears fan you don’t even need to read this column, the title sums it up.  “Iron” Mike Ditka is by far the best tight end the Bears have ever drafted.  He doesn’t have the gaudiest stats of all time, but you can’t expect that since the game has changed so much from his era.  Still, Ditka paved the way for tight ends in today’s league. Mike Ditka played...
Via cover32 - Bears
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka takes a shot at President Obama's salary compared to Roger Goodell's

In a recent question and answer piece for the Chicago Sun-Times, Mike Ditka was asked what he thought about the disparity between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's salary and President Obama's. The response he gave suggests a subtle hint that he's not enthused of the job President Obama is doing.4. Were you shocked to find out NFL commissioner Roger Goodell makes more...
Via Bush League Chronicle
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka criticizes Matt Stafford’s appearance, little else

Well, a few days later, Mike Ditka’s assessment that Matt Stafford shouldn’t wear his hat backwards still has legs, so I guess its time to address it. Ditka had lots of praise for Stafford. He complimented his raw talent, his intelligence, his ability to make all the throws but for some reason feels the need to address Stafford’s appearance, and in turn question his leadership...
Via cover32 - Lions
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka To Matthew Stafford: Turn That Backwards Hat Around

Mike Ditka is old-fashioned when it comes to headwear. Ditka believes Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford should stop wearing his hat backwards. “I think he can make all the throws. He’s a smart kid,” Ditka told the Detroit Free Press. “I wish he’d put the baseball cap on frontwards instead of backwards all the time.” Apparently Ditka was fine with Jim McMahon’s...
Via NESN.com
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka rips Matthew Stafford for wearing his hat backwards

ESPN analyst Mike Ditka is absolutely right about one thing: When you're an NFL quarterback, your image matters. You're seen as a leader and with that responsibility you have to command respect inside and outside the locker room.  The problem is that Ditka has clearly become out of touch with current generations to such a degree that he no longer understands what type...
Via Awful Announcing
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka on Mathew Stafford: “I wish he’d put the baseball cap on frontwards instead of backwards all the time”

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Former Bears head coach and ESPN analyst Mike Ditka gave his opinion on Lions quarterback Mathew Stafford. “I think when you look at him you see all the touches of greatness, in my opinion,” Ditka said. “Then you see some plays and go, ‘Wow! Why’d he do that?’ “I think he can...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka Wants Matt Stafford to Stop Wearing his Hat Backwards

Former head coach and current ESPN NFL analyst Mike Ditka appears to be a fan of Lions quarterback Matt Stafford on the field. But when it comes to the way Stafford wear his hat, Ditka isn’t on his bandwagon. “I think he can make all the throws,” Ditka, an ESPN analyst, told the Free Press. […]
Via Word On The Game
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka criticizes Matthew Stafford for wearing hat backwards

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is coming off back-to-back seasons in which he has made too many mistakes. After throwing a whopping 41 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 2011, he threw 20 scores and 17 picks in 2012. This past season, Stafford threw 19 interceptions and 29 touchdowns. The turnovers have to stop, and Mike […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka Wants Matt Stafford to Not Wear His Hat Backwards

The whole topic of quarterbacks wearing their hats backwards or forwards was a hot topic when Colin Kaepernick wore a backwards hat to a press conference. It was correctly pointed out that many of the younger QB’s black, white, and avatar all do this but it somewhat fell on deaf ears. Now Mike Ditka knows what hold Matthew Stafford back from truly being elite. His backwards hat...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ditka Thinks Chicago Bears on Verge of Greatness

Chicago Bears News- Not even a week after the Seattle Seahawks trounced the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka is already betting on his team to win next year’s championship. [RELATED: NFL Votes Chicago Bears Players Future Analysts] In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, “Da Coach” made it very clear that the Bears are on the verge...
Via Sports Mockery
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears fans name newborn baby son after Mike Ditka

Chicago Bears fans named their newborn son Xander Ditka Steichen, after the legendary Mike Ditka.
Via Gamedayr
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka picks Denver, discusses correct game this time

Mike Ditka has done a really fine job of exploiting one accomplishment 30 years ago and turning it into a second career as a mega-endorser of every product possible. Even more impressive is how Mike Ditka has constructed a third career as a multi-media pundit. From WMVP ESPN 1000 to the Chicago Sun-Times to ESPN NFL countdown, Mike Ditka is ubiquitous. Dikta, along with all the other...
Via The Sports Bank
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka On Cold Weather Super Bowl: Its Stupid

  Coach Mike Ditka is saying to the media what a lot of people are thinking, who’s idea was it to have the Super Bowl in 30 degree weather? Coach Ditka, who should be use to cold weather since playing and coaching the Chicago bears from the 1960′s to the 1990′s, but apparently to have the Super Bowl in that type of weather is just well, stupid. “The weather’s going to...
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka thinks the cold weather Super Bowl is stupid

Hey, who wants to hear more analysts complaining about the Super Bowl being held in New Jersey on Sunday? ESPN's Mike Ditka, who played in frigid Chicago for six seasons and coached there for 11 more, thinks the idea is "stupid", as he told the Detroit Free Press. “The weather’s going to be a problem,” Ditka told the Free Press. “They made a big mistake...
Via Awful Announcing
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka bashes Super Bowl being played in cold weather city: 'It's stupid'

It's Super Bowl week and that means the game is front and center. It also means that it's the perfect time for folks to criticize the game being played at MetLife Stadium in frigid East Rutherford, N.J. We can include former NFL coach Mike Ditka among that contingent."The weather’s going to be a problem,” he said bluntly, per Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press...
Via Bush League Chronicle
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka, politely, on NY Super Bowl: “I mean, it’s stupid”

Yesterday, we brought you word of Hall of Fame coach Don Shula, who seemed mildly confused as to why anyone would play a Super Bowl in New York in February. As you might imagine, former Bears coach and Hall of Fame tight end Mike Ditka had a stronger opinion. “The weather’s going to be a problem,” Ditka told Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. “They made a big mistake...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka On Playing Outdoor, Cold-Weather Super Bowl: ‘It’s Stupid’

Mike Ditka has never been one to sugarcoat his thoughts, so it should be no surprise that the legendary coach has a strong opinion on the idea of a cold-weather Super Bowl. After playing and coaching in Chicago for years, Da Coach has certainly endured some miserable weather conditions in the Windy City. But that doesn’t mean he’s a proponent for the biggest football game of...
Via NESN.com
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ditka on cold weather Super Bowl: ‘It’s stupid’

Chicago Bears legend Mike Ditka knows plenty about football in severe weather. He spent eight seasons as a player with the Bears and Philadelphia Eagles and another 11 seasons in Chicago as a coach. You would think he would be one of the people who supports an outdoor Super Bowl in New York, but Da […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pepsi ‘What if the GRAMMYs had a Halftime Show’ Spoof: Mike Ditka Wrecking Ball VIDEO

There was a lot going on tonight, but this video and corresponding GIF had to take the cake. Former Chicago Bears’ head coach Mike Ditka on football shaped wrecking ball as part of the Pepsi ‘What if the Grammy’s Had a Halftime Show’ bit during the 56th GRAMMYs. Thank you to Pepsi for putting this together. Bravo. Pepsi #Halftime: The 56th GRAMMYs [VIDEO] Mike Ditka On A...
Via Sports Mockery
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka On A Football Shaped Wrecking Ball

So this happened during the Grammy’s tonight. Pepsi was promoting their upcoming “Grammy-inspired half-time show” for the Super Bowl this year and it put together a commercial featuring Mike Ditka on a football-shaped Miley Cyrus-like wrecking ball. The post Mike Ditka On A Football Shaped Wrecking Ball appeared first on Ride The Pine.
Via Ride The Pine
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

I can’t stop watching this Mike Ditka GIF

Via Guyism
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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