Mike Ditka

Mike Ditka has been in the news a lot lately. Here the latest.

Bears retire Mike Ditka's No. 89 at halftime of game at Soldier Field

10 December 2013 | 4:54 am CHICAGO – It was Mike Ditka's day in Illinois and his night at Soldier Field. Gov. Pat Quinn's office said Monday that he's declared it "Mike Ditka Day" in honour of the former Chicago Bears player and Super Bowl-winning coach whose jersey was retired. The Hall of Fame tight end's No. 89 was retired during a halftime ceremony Monday night when the Bears hosted the Dallas Cowboys. The Bears … http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/bears-retire-mike-ditka-39-no-89-halftime-045452080–nfl.html

Bears retire Ditka's No. 89 during ceremony

10 December 2013 | 4:51 am Da Coach says feud with team 'blown out of proportion' Mike Ditka said any real or perceived acrimony between him and the Bears organization has been "swept under the carpet" following the formal retirement of his No. 89 jersey Monday night at Soldier Field. http://chicagotribune.feedsportal.com/c/34253/f/622872/s/34a11edb/sc/13/l/0L0Schicagotribune0N0Csports0Cbreaking0Cct0Espt0E1210A0Ebears0Editka0E20A131210A0H0A0H44598240Bstory0Dtrack0Frss/story01.htm

Chicago Bears retire Mike Ditka's number

10 December 2013 | 4:44 am CHICAGO – It was Mike Ditka's day in Illinois – and his night at Soldier Field. http://archive.indystar.com/article/20131209/SPORTS/312090049/1004/SPORTS

Kicking & Screaming (DVD) tagged “mike ditka” 5 times

13 January 2011 | 10:31 pm Kicking & Screaming Kicking & Screaming (DVD)By Will Ferrell Buy new: $7.50247 used and new from $0.01 Customer Rating: 3.7 Customer tags: will ferrell(20), soccer(16), comedy(15), comedy films(7), robert duvall(6), mike ditka(5), dvd – universal(4), family films(3), in my movie collection(2), kate walsh(2), josh hutcherson(2), alex borstein http://www.amazon.com/Kicking-Screaming-Will-Ferrell/dp/B000ADWDE8?tag=cclub-20

The Rise & Self-Destruction of the Greatest Football Team in History: The Chicago Bears and Super Bowl XX (Hardcover) tagged “mike ditka” 3 times

26 December 2010 | 4:16 pm The Rise & Self-Destruction of the Greatest Football Team in History: The Chicago Bears and Super Bowl XX The Rise & Self-Destruction of the Greatest Football Team in History: The Chicago Bears and Super Bowl XX (Hardcover)By John Mullin Buy new: $15.9150 used and new from $1.44 Customer Rating: 3.7 Customer tags: chicago bears(4), nfl(3), mike ditka(3), football(3), sports, frank, football coaches, football teams, football history http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Self-Destruction-Greatest-Football-History/dp/1572437901?tag=cclub-20

In Life, First You Kick Ass: Reflections on the 1985 Bears and Wisdom from Da Coach (Hardcover) tagged “mike ditka” 2 times

19 October 2010 | 4:52 am In Life, First You Kick Ass: Reflections on the 1985 Bears and Wisdom from Da Coach In Life, First You Kick Ass: Reflections on the 1985 Bears and Wisdom from Da Coach (Hardcover)By Mike Ditka 22 used and new from $50.00 Customer Rating: 3.7 Customer tags: mike ditka(2), chicago bears, illinois http://www.amazon.com/Life-First-You-Kick-Ass/dp/1582619778?tag=cclub-20

Sorry, Mike Ditka | Jeff Pearlman

10 December 2013 | 6:24 am iron mike Twitter is great. Twitter can also be dangerous. Earlier tonight, while working out on a treadmill, I saw that the Bears were honoring Mike Ditka at halftime of the Dallas-Chicago game. I've never been a huge Ditka fan,  http://www.jeffpearlman.com/sorry-mike-ditka/

Chicago Bears retire Mike Ditka's number; Da Coach has a …

10 December 2013 | 4:15 am It was a special night at Soldier Field, both during official play and halftime. The Bears retired Mike Ditka's number 89, and the coach had a powerful message to the fans of Chicago. http://www.windycitygridiron.com/2013/12/9/5194722/chicago-bears-retire-mike-ditkas-number-da-coach-has-a-message-for-chicago-go-bears

VIDEO: Soldier Field crowd roars for Mike Ditka number retirement …

10 December 2013 | 4:03 am The crowd at Soldier Field Monday night roared as Mike Ditka was introduced for his jersey retirement ceremony. The ceremony took place during halftime at the Chicago Bears/Dallas Cowboys game. http://wgntv.com/2013/12/09/raw-soldier-field-crowd-roars-for-mike-ditka-number-retirement/

Mike Ditka Autographed Signed 8×10 Photo Bears PSA/DNA #Q97821

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Mike Ditka Autographed Signed 8×10 Photo Bears PSA/DNA #Q97814

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Mike Ditka Autographed Signed 8×10 Photo Saints PSA/DNA #Q97820

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Mike Ditka Autographed Signed 8×10 Photo Bears PSA/DNA #Q97815

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Mike Ditka Autographed Signed 8×10 Photo Saints PSA/DNA #Q97818

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6 Responses to Mike Ditka

    • Curator says:

      In football I like Mike Ditka, Gruden and Tedi Bruschi. Ditka was both a player and coach. And he gives you a good inside on what both the players and coaches think. And when you watch his picks, he usually has the most right compared to the other commentators. Gruden, I like how he breaks down plays and the strengths and weaknesses of a player. And Bruschi helps give you and inside view on how players think.

      On basketball, I like watching Bob Knight. The guy is a coaching genius. He coached for over 40 years and taught the likes of Coach K who played for him at Army. I think he’d have done a little better as a coach if he wasn’t as hard line of a disciplinarian when it came to basketball. Sometimes you have to let players somewhat do their thing instead of strictly following all of your rules so they can play their absolute best. But as far as strategy and understanding the game there is hardly none better. He explains stuff like why you want to work the clock. The more you work the clock, the more likely you are to get fouled, giving you an advantage towards the end of the game.

  • Michael says:

    Sport Card And Memorabilia? I have 35 signed jerseys and 60,000 sport cards no commons about 700 jersey card and autos combined how much would all this be worth? my jerseys are signed by the following as listed down below and they all have coa

    Michael Jordan 1992 USA
    Michael Jordan Red 23 Framed
    Brett Favre High School #10 Very RARE!!!
    Brett Favre White College
    Brett Favre Falcons
    Brett Favre Packers Green
    Brett Favre Jets White
    Wilt Chamberlain
    Kobe Bryant
    Carmelo Anthony White
    Magic Johnson
    Johnny Unitas Blue
    Mike Ditka Framed
    Mike Singletary Framed
    Walter Payton Blue
    Joe Namath Framed
    Devin Hester 08 Pro Bowl Framed
    Jim Brown White
    Hank Aaron Jersey Shirt Framed
    Yogi Berra
    Chris Bosh Black
    Tim Tebow Navy Blue Broncos
    Adrian Peterson White
    Tim Duncan White
    Alex Ovechkin Red
    Joe Theismann Navy Blue Notre Dame Framed
    William Perry
    Reggie Bush Saints
    Michael Vick Eagles’
    Gale Sayers Framed
    Dick Butkus Framed
    Bob Feller
    Ladainian Tomlinson Navy Blue Chargers
    Brian Urlacher White
    Brian Urlacher Navy Blue

    Arnold Palmer Signed Golf Jacket
    Kareem Abdul Signed Shorts
    Michael Jordan Signed Wings Photo
    Dennis Biddle Signed Baseball
    Honus Wagner Signed Baseball I would not say its real but idk for sure
    Willie Mays signed The Catch Photo

    odd ball items
    about 120 sports illustrated and other sports magazines
    16 collector plates 15 of them are of michael jordan the last is of honus wagner

    • Curator says:

      Tell you what. Send me a signed contract stating you will give me 25% of the value of those items as an “assessment fee” and I’ll be glad to do your research for you.

      To ask total strangers to do so, especially when it is such an extensive list (and when it is probably worth a fair amount of money) is selfish, lazy and cheap.

  • OK. Who Rates On Your Top Five NFL Teams Of All Time? Just curious. Here a few for ya.

    5. ’76 Steelers. This is the only team on my top five list that did not win a championship. 9.9 pts per game. Five shutouts. 22 qtrs in a row no TD’s allowed. 17 scoreless quarters on D in a row. Harris and Bleier 1,000 yards each. Only reason they didn’t three-peat was that Harris and Bleier were injured on the sidelines as the Raiders moved on to SB XI.

    4. 07 New England Patriots. These guys were nigh unstoppable. Cruising through the playoffs in the North East winter conditions like there was no tomorrow. Brady and company dominated the league this year and a couple of years on either side but this was the year.

    3. 72 Miami Dolphins. The No Name Defense. Csonk and Morris with 1,000 yards each on the ground. And, yes, undefeated. That means something. This team should be on every single list out there. Because there haven’t been many more like them, before or since.

    2. 85 Chicago Bears Da Bears. The Super Bowl Shuffle. The Fridge. Sweetness. Not to mention, tough-as-nails Mike Ditka leading the second most effective modern defense, second only to 76 Pittsburgh by just six points. One less touchdown and one less extra point and they would have been the best. 165 points allowed in 16 games to 139 in 14. Close. And then there was Payton. I mean, man. Love them or hate them. They were one of the best and this is undeniable.

    and number one . . .

    1951 Cleveland Browns. 11-1. Four shutouts. After opening with a loss to the 49ers they marched through the next 11 games like they were playing the Little Sisters of the poor. Otto Graham completed 55 percent of his passes to the likes of Dante Lavelli and Mac Speedie. Lou Groza was both paving the way for Marion Motley and plowing 10 FG’s and a perfect 43 XP’s. Recovering a league leading 29 fumbles on D (eight better than Halas’ Bears), the Cleveland defense proved to be as much a weapon as the offense, both products of the mastermind that was Paul Brown.

    Didn’t see that one coming, didja.

    What’s your top five?

    • Curator says:

      How the hell do you not have the 1972 Dolphins as number one. They are the only team to have a perfect season including the playoffs. (Haha sorry patriots 18-1 haha cheaters pats suck)

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