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Goldilocks and the three things about the Bears

AP Photo/Charles Rex ArbogastWhen it comes to the Bears, there are few teams that hold a more incorrect stigma around them. People still like to imagine this team is the bulldog defense and smash mouth offense of the Mike Ditka days. Truth is, this team is a nice primer for the Denver Broncos game next Sunday, because they're like a triple A version of that team. Defense that...
Via Patriots Life
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  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...
Via cover32 - Bears
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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. Head coach Marc Trestman has a policy where the Bears rotate captains. Rather...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka on the Seahawks trading Percy Harvin to the Jets

The Seahawks trading Percy Harvin to the New York Jets dominated discussion among the NFL punditocracy on Sunday morning. Harvin was the top trending topic of the day. Here’s what Mike Ditka and Cris Carter had to say about it on ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown. Ditka: “There’s nothing worse than a fractured locker room. I’m not sure I agree that they have the big loss here. With...
Via The Sports Bank
5 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka Compares Kyle Fuller To Former Chicago Bears Pro Bowler

Mike Ditka recently compared Kyle Fuller to a former Chicago Bears great. In his normal segment with the Chicago Sun-Times, “Four Downs with Ditka“, Iron Mike was asked who a good comparison for Kyle Fuller would be … ironically Da Coach compared him to a safety rather than a cornerback. Speaking of Fuller, is there a former Bears player he reminds you of? “I think he’s...
Via Sports Mockery
29 days ago  |  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...
Via cover32 - Redskins
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Why does Washington nickname debate have to be framed as liberals vs. conservatives?

In his poorly-worded diatribe about the Washington nickname, Mike Ditka threw out this statement: “We’re going to let the liberals of the world run this world?” Indeed, whenever I write about the debate over whether to keep the name, I often get tweets or comments saying all the fuss is due to a bunch of liberals. In responding to a post this week about Phil Simms’ stand...
Via Sherman Report
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NFL Referee refused to officiate Washington Redskin games

Yesterday, Mike Ditka went off on all those “liberals” who are arguing for a name change, and today, former 19-year NFL referee, and current CBS TV analyst, Mike Carey has come out as one of those politically-correct “liberals.” Apparently, back in 2006, Carey, who was the first African-American to referee a Super Bowl, decided that he would no longer officiate Redskin games...
Via cover32 - Redskins
August 20, 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: Redskins name debate is “stupid” and “appalling”

Former NFL head coach Mike Ditka isn’t a fan of the entire Redskins name debate. “This is so stupid it’s appalling,” Ditka told the website redskinshistorian.com, via SportingNews.com, “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 anything but the Washington Redskins...
Via Pro Football Zone
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...
Via cover32 - Redskins
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka: Redskins Name Debate Caused By ‘Political Correct Idiots’

Mike Ditka has heard the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins’ nickname, and quite frankly, he’s had enough. The ESPN analyst and former Chicago Bears coach recently sat down for an interview with Mike Richman of RedskinsHistorian.com and was asked what he thought about growing movement that demands the team’s nickname be changed. He did not hold back. “What...
Via NESN.com
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka bashes liberals, thinks Redskins name debate is stupid

Mike Ditka is as old school as they come, so it’s probably no surprise that he believes the Washington Redskins should keep their nickname. But what is surprising is how strongly he feels about the subject and why. Ditka did an interview with Redskins Historian Mike Richman this month and his comments received publicity after […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka calls Redskins name debate 'stupid' and 'appalling'

The debate over whether the name of Washington's NFL team is an insult is "stupid" and the people who oppose it are "asinine,'' according to legendary coach, broadcaster and Hall of Fame player Mike Ditka. "This is so stupid it’s appalling,'' Ditka, now an ESPN analyst, told the website redskinshistorian.com, "and I hope that owner...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka Weighs in on Washington Redskins’ Team Name Debate

Mike Ditka Weighs in on Washington Redskins’ Team Name Debate According to broadcaster, coach and Hall of Famer Mike Ditka, he claims the debate on whole Washington Redskins team name between those who oppose it to those who support it is just “stupid“. Mike Ditka says doesn't get 'stink' over … The post Mike Ditka Weighs in on Washington Redskins’ Team Name...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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