mike ditka

Michael Keller Ditka (born Michael Dyczko; October 18, 1939) is a former American football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College Football (1986) and Pro Football Hall of Fame (1988), he was the 1961 UPI NFL Rookie of Year, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time All-Pro tight end with the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, and Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He was an NFL champion with the 1963 Bears, and is a three-time Super Bowl champion, playing on the Cowboys Super Bowl VI team as well as winning as an assistant coach for the Cowboys in Super Bowl XII, and coaching the Bears to victory in Super Bowl XX. He was named to both the NFL's 50th and 75th Anniversary All-Time Team. As a coach for the Bears for 11 years he was twice both the AP and UPI NFL Coach of Year (1985 and 1988). He also coached the New Orleans Saints for three years. Ditka and Tom Flores are the only people to win an NFL title as a player, an assistant coach, and a head coach. Ditka, Flores and Gary Kubiak are also the only people in modern NFL history to win a championship as head coach of a team he played for previously. Ditka is the only person to participate in both of the last two Chicago Bears' league championships, as a player in 1963 and as head coach in 1985. He is known by the nickname "Iron Mike," which he has said comes from his being born and raised in a steel town in Pennsylvania. Wikipedia
The Chicago Sun-Times Fri, 10/27/2017 - 01:50

Should Jim Harbaugh leave Michigan to coach the Bears? Makes sense

Working under the assumption Fox is gone, the Bears will probably be looking for more of an offensive-minded coach, someone who can relate to and nurture Mitch Trubisky, a quarterback whisperer so to speak. Enter: Jim Harbaugh.
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Washington Post Sun, 10/15/2017 - 17:20

Analysis | The NFL has the most protests. It is also the most American sports league.

Maybe — just maybe — the NFL is a hub of political and social expression not because it is full of players who don't love or care about the country but because it is full of players who do.
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Chicago Tribune Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:03

EDITORIAL: The risk confronting NFL owners and players alike

The NFL’s on tricky ground as it considers whether to force players to stand during the national anthem, the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board says.
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Tampa Bay Times Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:22

Readers weigh in on the anthem debate

A lot of readers felt strongly about a recent column from Martin Fennelly of Tampa Bay Times - Sports in which he addressed the National Anthem protests. Here's what some of them had to say.
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The Chicago Sun-Times Fri, 10/13/2017 - 22:37

LETTERS: Spurn Mike Ditka and his ignorance

Letters to the editor: Columnist Neil Steinberg’s thoughts were so articulate that they will no doubt be poorly received by many locals who still believe Mike Ditka is some kind of hero.
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Chicago Tribune Fri, 10/13/2017 - 18:50

COLUMN: Mike Ditka, let's talk about 400 years of oppression

Peaceful protests have long been the black man’s only weapon of defense against injustice, columnist Dahleen Glanton says.
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USA TODAY Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:35

The Bubble: Trump is winning his 'war on black athletes,' liberals say

Liberal media voices admitted reluctant defeat in the war over NFL players' national anthem protests.
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