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Minnesota Vikings Week 12 showdown circled as top NFL game to watch?

It’s hard to believe that calendar has already reached mid-November, with only six weeks left in the NFL regular season. That means it’s stretch time, as every game takes on added implications. It also means that the NFL landscape looks different than most people would have predicted. Just one week before Thanksgiving, there are a slew of big games involving teams that have playoff...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Week 12 showdown circled as top NFL game to watch?

It’s hard to believe that calendar has already reached mid-November, with only six weeks left in the NFL regular season. That means it’s stretch time, as every game takes on added implications. It also means that the NFL landscape looks different than most people would have predicted. Just one week before Thanksgiving, there are a slew of big games involving teams that have playoff...
Via cover32 - Bears
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka says Roger Goodell is out of line when it comes to Adrian Peterson

It seems like just about everyone has an opinion about Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who learned today that he would be suspended for the rest of the 2014 season. Most people seem to have a negative opinon of Peterson stemming from the child abuses charges that surfaced recently, but some have gone out of their way to voice support for the embattled superstar running...
Via cover32 - Bears
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka blasts Roger Goodell’s ruling on Adrian Peterson’s suspension

It seems like just about everyone has an opinion about Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who learned today that he would be suspended for the rest of the 2014 season. Most people seem to have a negative opinon of Peterson stemming from the child abuses charges that surfaced recently, but some have gone out of their way to voice support for the embattled superstar running...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka trashes Bears leadership, defense

Mike Ditka, former Chicago Bears head coach, isn’t impressed at all with what he sees from the Bears in 2014, especially on defense. The 1985 Bears Super Bowl winning team that Ditka coached had arguably the best defense in history, so he knows a thing or two about the subject. Ditka recently sounded off on the state of the Bears, and had some choice words for the defense. Per...
Via Down and Distance
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka nearly burned a car to ashes with a cigar

On Wednesday night, comedian and Conan O’Brien sidekick Andy Richter told a very strange, and pretty funny, Mike Dikta story on Twitter. Story time with Andy! @Mobute @Bro_Pair when I was a PA in Chicago I worked on a Peak antifreeze commercial… — Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) November 6, 2014 @Mobute @Bro_Pair …& Ditka was in it, in studio in new rented Lincoln Continental...
Via Awful Announcing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Richter shares funny Ditka cigar story

Andy Richter, who is best known for being Conan O’Brien’s sidekick, once worked with Chicago Bears legend Mike Ditka for a Peak antifreeze back in the late 1980s. That was when Ditka was still coaching in Chicago and at the height of sunglass-wearing, cigar-smoking career. The latter piece of information is most important here. On...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka And Action Bronson Share An Awkward Meal (Video)

Mike Ditka looks really annoyed. Who knew that Action Bronson was a foodie and has a web series where he visits restaurants? Well now you do. His series ****, That’s Delicious, ended up in the legendary coach’s restaurant, Mike Ditka. Does Mike Ditka know who Action Bronson is? Clearly he doesn’t but Action proceeds to join him and Ditka’s wife for a meal. Here’s how...
Via Geeks and Cleats
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rewind: Chicago Bears midway Power Rankings spot, Eric Decker’s hot wife, more

We’re about halfway through the NFL season (where does the time go?) and we’re getting an idea of who the contenders are and who the pretenders are. Below you’ll find the best cover32 columns from the past week to catch you up on anything you may have missed. Enjoy Week 9! National Columns • Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL stack up after Week 8 (READ) • QB...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO GALLERY: More Mike Ditka Halloween costumes than you can handle

It’s Halloween and one of Chicago’s favorite costumes for many years has been former Bears head coach Mike Ditka. If you need proof, look no further than this gallery of Bears fans donning the famous glasses and stogie, even little kids! my brother wins best costume hands down of Mike Ditka My son's #Halloween costume last year being Mike Ditka. Great moment! #prouddad...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Little Mike Ditka Halloween costume

I’ve been doing this for 6+ years and it never gets old when Halloween rolls around and some little kid is in...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ditka: Bears Have No Captain

It seems everyone is getting in line to bash the Chicago Bears this week. We have heard from Brian Urlacher, Chicago sports media, and now Da Coach himself has jumped on-board. When Mike Ditka speaks, Bears fans tend to listen. No Captain Iron Mike is not a fan of Marc Trestman’s revolving captain policy, and it makes sense. You want a single voice that players can turn to, trust...
Via Sports Mockery
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka disses the leadership of the Chicago Bears: No captain on the roster

Leadership is a difficult thing to quantify when you’re talking about the NFL, but when your team is lacking it everybody notices. Such is the case for the 2014 Chicago Bears. According to former head coach Mike Ditka, this year’s team is lacking real leadership because there’s no true captain on the roster. Ditka blames Marc Trestman for his rotating captain’s policy. Here’s...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka disses the leadership of Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman

Leadership is a difficult thing to quantify when you’re talking about the NFL, but when your team is lacking it everybody notices. Such is the case for the 2014 Chicago Bears. According to former head coach Mike Ditka, this year’s team is lacking real leadership because there’s no true captain on the roster. Ditka blames Marc Trestman for his rotating captain’s policy. Here’s...
Via cover32
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka rips Bears for lack of leadership

Chicago Bears legend Mike Ditka has watched his former team through the first seven weeks of the season, and he doesn’t like what he sees. The Bears have lost three of their last four games, two of which were at home. Ditka believes a lack of leadership is the team’s biggest problem at the moment....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

What if Jerry Jones never fired Jimmy Johnson?

The Dallas Cowboys dynasty of the early 1990s was arguably the greatest in the history of the NFL. Those Cowboys were the first team in NFL history to win three championships in four years, and were it not for one very controversial decision, may have won all four. That decision, as you all know, was Jerry Jones’ ill-fated coaching swap of Jimmy Johnson for Barry Switzer. The Cowboys...
Via The Sports Post
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Fan Pulls Off Solid Mike Ditka Impression At Jets Game

This Chicago Bears fan pulled off a really solid Mike Ditka impression during the Monday night's game against the New York Jets.
Via Gamedayr
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mike Ditka stance on Adrian Petersen child abuse is predictably Ditka

If Mike Ditka hadn’t already officially moved in to the Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Donald Trump category of right win loons, then today was his initiation. If Mike Ditka wasn’t already a member of the Screaming A. Smith and Skip Bayless category (routinely saying things that no sensible person believes, including themselves, just to get attention and ratings) then he arrived...
Via The Sports Bank
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ditka Steals the Show in New Political Ad

Da Coach, Mike Ditka, recently starred in an ad for Bruce Rauner. If you haven’t seen an ad from Bruce Rauner, you don’t own a television. Rauner is a republican running for Governor of Illinois.  Rauner is running against Pat Quinn, who is the incumbent. The last time Ditka endorsed a politician, it didn’t go so well. In 2004, Ditka endorsed Alan Keyes, who eventually lost...
Via Sports Mockery
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ditka in ad for Republican gubernatorial candidate

CHICAGO (AP) Da Coach has weighed in on Da Campaign for Illinois governor. Former Chicago Bears football coach Mike Ditka appears in a new TV ad for Republican candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur). It aired Sunday during a broadcast of the Bears game against the Buffalo Bills. The 30-second spot plays off Ditka's reputation as a tough, no-nonsense task master. In it, the Super...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka Has Some Harsh Thoughts About Chicago Bears Defense

In his most recent segment of Four Downs With Ditka, Da Coach had some nasty things to say about the Chicago Bears defense. Known for his brutally honest opinion, Ditka didn’t hold back when asked about his thoughts on the 2014 unit. “Looks like they still have the same old problem. I know they played a lot of different people, but the defense doesn’t look very good.” Ranked...
Via Sports Mockery
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarah Palin Backs Mike Ditka In Redskins Name Topic

Sarah Palin makes headlines and adds her two cents when it comes to the naming of the Redskins.  Mike Dikta was very vocal when it came to the topic of the Washington Redskins name. He said: “This is so stupid it’s appalling, and I hope that owner keeps fighting for it and never changes it, because the Redskins are part of an American football history, and it should never be...
Via Geeks and Cleats
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: RGIII’s weakness; Obstacles; Controversial Ditka

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Washington Redskins this week. Washington Redskins - What is RGIII’s biggest weakness, and why might it be his downfall? (READ) - What are the five biggest hurdles the Redskins will have to overcome this year? (READ) - Is the NFL biased against the Redskins? (READ) - Mike Ditka...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka: “What are you going to call them, a Brownskin?”

Until now, the narrative surrounding the Redskins nickname debate has been relatively one-sided as person after person in the NFL and media worlds come out in opposition to the name.  With the news that prominent NFL television commentators like Tony Dungy and Phil Simms will attempt to boycott the name this season, the mainstream quest to change the name is gaining even more steam...
Via Awful Announcing
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka’s controversial take on the Redskins name and why he’s so wrong

At this point Mike Ditka has become that one uncle who comes over every Christmas and makes you buy earmuffs for your children. He says what he wants, whether it’s controversial, hilarious or, maybe in this case, slightly racist. In an interview with Mike Richman of RedskinsHistorian.com, Ditka made his opinion on the Redskins name controversy very clear, if not a little too clear...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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