Head coach Marc Trestman embraces positive approach to coaching

There’s nothing worse in the world than working for an aggressive, overbearing boss. Most of us have experienced this at one time or another in our work lives. If you’re two minutes late you sneak into the office fearing an angry tirade. You’re afraid to make mistakes because you’ll get chewed out in front of your colleagues. It can be a horrible and stressful experience...
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Peacock Killer Looks Exactly Like Mike Ditka

Somebody’s killing peacocks in Rolling Hills Estates, California. The search is on for the peacock killer, but based on all the replies to this tweet, I’m afraid all tips are going to lead to one man: Police are asking for the public’s help to find a peacock killer in Rolling Hills Estates http://t.co/1MDsT4rfOi pic.twitter.com/U1WYFHX1cf — NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) July 24...
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10 Items of Chicago Sports Trivia You Should Know

Posted to SportsAs a true Chicagoan, there are just some things you should know. If someone wants to test your knowledge, now you will be able to drop some knowledge about some facts that may not be very well known. 1. The Chicago Bears have the most retired numbers in the NFL (14), and the 4th most in all of professional sports. The retired jersey numbers belong to Bronko Nagurski...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka’s SNL Outtakes

Posted to Monsters of the MidwayRight after “Iron” Mike Ditka got fired from the Chicago Bears Saturday Night Live did a sketch with the Super Fans showing how upset they were. Nothing new there but Deadspin recently put out footage of Ditka between takes and to nobody in Chicago surprise he was kind of a “Red Ass.” Remember this is when Ditka had some kind of clout in...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka once again addresses Matthew Stafford’s hat style

Mike Ditka apparently still hasn’t let go of his feelings about Matthew Stafford’s hat being worn backwards. Thankfully, Stafford doesn’t care and said as much at a recent golf outing when the two of them were there and questioned about it. Both Ditka and Stafford were appearing at Charlie Sanders’ charity golf outing. Ditka did he say he felt that Stafford had all the talent...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka sticks to his guns on Matthew Stafford’s backwards hat

Most of us thought Mike Ditka sounded like a complete moron a few months ago when he criticized Matthew Stafford for wearing his hat backwards. Mike Ditka thought Mike Ditka sounded just fine. How do we know this? Because the former Chicago Bears coach refused to change his stance when discussing Stafford on Monday. Ditka, […]
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka says Michael Sam maybe should have been drafted earlier

The story of Michael Sam is one that a lot of people have become familiar with over the past week now that we have the first openly gay player in the NFL. But while we have the first openly gay player in football, there are still questions about why it took almost the entire draft for Sam to be taken. Mike Ditka has spoken out about the fall of Michael Sam in the draft and seems...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tipsters Think They Saw Mike Ditka At Flamingo Pool

  Am I 100% sure that’s shirtless Mike Ditka today at the Flamingo pool? I’m not. I’ve never seen Mike Ditka with his…
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tipsters Think They Saw Mike Ditka At Flamingo Pool

  Am I 100% sure that’s shirtless Mike Ditka today at the Flamingo pool? I’m not. I’ve never seen Mike Ditka with his…
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Scenarios: 2014 NFL Draft

Sean McMahon Mike Ditka ruined the Saints when trading for Ricky WilliamsFlickr Creative Commons The mock drafts have been finalized, now it’s time to analyze possible trade scenarios for the San Francisco 49ers in tomorrow’s NFL Draft.The post Trade Scenarios: 2014 NFL Draft appeared first on 49ersLife.com.
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May 07, 2014  |  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...
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March 27, 2014  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 […]
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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...
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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.
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February 03, 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...
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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...
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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...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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