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  • Mike Ditka apologizes for comment on racial oppression

    10/11/2017 2:41:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2017
    Mike Ditka has apologized for saying he wasn’t aware of any racial oppression over the last 100 years in the United States. The famed Chicago Bears coach came under fire for making the comments during a radio interview on Monday about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. He issued an apology the next day, saying he was talking about professional football and not society as a whole. “I have absolutely seen oppression in society in the last 100 years,” the Hall of Fame tight end and Super Bowl-winning coach said to WGN-TV in Chicago. “The interview was about the...
  • Ditka: If Player Takes a Knee During Anthem, 'He Doesn't Play For Me Ever Again'

    02/03/2017 9:11:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 3, 2017 | 12:49 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    Mike Ditka, the former coach of the Chicago Bears, two-time Super Bowl champion and two-time NFL Coach of the Year, said if one of his players took a knee during the National Anthem, they would never “play for me ever again.” He also said young players, such as San Franciso 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, need to show respect for the game that has given them so much and stop “acting like a bunch of fools out there.” […] “Well, here’s the thing. When we live in a society that pays attention to athletes, say, as greatly as they do to...
  • Mike Ditka to Colin Kaepernick: If you don’t like this country, get the hell out

    09/24/2016 1:44:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot ^ | September 24, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Alternate headline: “Ditka wraps up 2020 Republican nomination.” “I think it’s a problem,” Ditka said. “Anybody who disrespects this country and the flag. If they don’t like the country, they don’t like our flag, get the hell out.”…“I have no respect for Colin Kaepernick,” Ditka added. “He probably has no respect for me, that’s his choice. My choice is that I like this country, I respect our flag, and I don’t see all the atrocities going on in this country that people say are going on.” That’s as pure as nationalism gets. What does he think of Richard Sherman’s press...
  • Mike Ditka has 'no respect' for Kaepernick: 'Don't like our flag ... get the hell out'

    09/23/2016 12:30:46 PM PDT · by Kazan · 39 replies
    CBS Sportlsine ^ | 9/23.2016 | Will Brinson
    Former Bears coach Mike Ditka is a very conservative human being. There is no debating this. So it wouldn't be surprising to see him come down on the opposite side of Colin Kaepernick when it comes to the 49ers quarterback's protest against the national anthem and the American flag. But Ditka's got a pretty aggressive message for Kap, one he delivered while interviewing with CBS Sports Radio affiliate 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, saying he can "get the hell out" of America if he doesn't "like our flag." "I think it's a problem...anybody who disrespects this country and the flag,"...
  • Trump gets Mike Ditka, Mike Tyson to appear at GOP convention

    06/29/2016 4:49:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 77 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 6/28/2016 | Tina Sfondeles
    With many prominent Republicans ducking out of the GOP convention next month in Cleveland, presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump has lined up a slew of sports figures and musicians to appear, including former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka.Bloomberg on Tuesday reported that Trump campaign aides have lined up former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, Ditka, former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight and NASCAR chief Brian France.
  • ESPN Removes Mike Ditka From 'Sunday NFL Countdown' because he supports Trump

    03/09/2016 6:49:08 PM PST · by vekzen · 86 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/9/2016 | Cathy Burke
    Sports network ESPN is yanking NFL legend Mike Ditka from its marquee football show "Sunday NFL Countdown," giving him an "unspecified emeritus-type NFL role at the network," sports website The Big Lead reports. Matt Hasselbeck and Charles Woodson will take over for the exiting Ditka and former first overall pick Keyshawn Johnson. Ditka has given several interviews in support of Republican front-runner Donald Trump, the last one over the weekend, when he called President Barack Obama "the worst president we've ever had" — and said he'd vote for Trump.
  • ESPN Removes Mike Ditka From ‘Sunday NFL Countdown’ Days After Pro-Trump Interview

    03/09/2016 7:56:45 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 3/9/2016 | Christian Datoc
    In January, a Deadspin report uncovered a leaked ESPN memo, urging on-air talent to avoid making political statements. The memo — which ESPN claims was circulated in early January — requires employees to “refrain from political editorializing, personal attacks or ‘drive-by’ comments regarding the candidates and their campaigns (including but not limited to on platforms such as Twitter or other social media). (RELATED: ESPN Shuts Down Curt Schilling For Conservative Views)
  • Ditka: I'm Voting For Trump Because He's a Leader Like Reagan; Obama "Worst President Ever"

    03/07/2016 8:21:53 AM PST · by xzins · 223 replies
    RCP ^ | March 7, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Super Bowl winning NFL tight end and coach Mike Ditka reacted to Romney, establishment attack to take down Trump on WABC-AM's The Bernie and Sid Show at the end of the week. Ditka said the country needs someone like Donald Trump to follow Barack Obama and that is why he is voting for Donald Trump. "This country needs leadership," Ditka told hosts Sid Rosenberg and Bernard McGuirk. "It needs direction. It needs somebody that steps up front. We need somebody like Ronald Reagan." "If I were to vote tomorrow, I'd probably vote for Trump," Ditka said.
  • Mike Ditka can keep calling them ‘Redskins,’ but I won’t

    08/21/2014 10:19:01 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 104 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 21, 2014 10:50AM | RICK MORRISSEY
    If you saw a Native American walking across the street, would you yell out, “Hey, Redskin, you dropped your hat’’? I don’t believe you would, no matter how strongly you feel that the Washington Redskins should be able to keep their nickname. And I don’t believe Mike Ditka would, either, even though he has come out strongly on the side of intolerance, whether he realizes it or not. The say-anything coach went off on those of us who want to see the Redskins nickname go the way of medical bloodletting. In an interview with — you always save up...
  • Will ESPN Suspend Mike Ditka?

    08/21/2014 5:35:02 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 21 replies
    ESPN has a nasty habit of suspending people who they hire to share opinions. Stephen A. Smith was recently suspended for daring to suggest a woman shouldn’t antagonize her violent husband. You would think this is common sense. If a woman knows her man is violent and knows what will trigger him, it’s probably not a good idea to antagonize him. That doesn’t let husband off the hook of course and Smith so much as said so. Max Kellerman admitted on the air he hit his girlfriend years ago (it was in context of the NFL’s Ray Rice suspension, which...
  • Mike Ditka, Former Chicago Bears Coach, Wishes He’d Run Against Obama

    10/13/2013 11:34:15 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies ^ | October 13, 2013 | Todd Cunningham
    He regrets not taking on the President in the 2004 for Illinois Senate seat: “He probably wouldn’t be in the White House” Gruff Mike Ditka, the former head coach of the National Football League’s Chicago Bears and a commentator for ESPN, wishes he had called one more running play. Specifically, he said this week that he regrets not running against President Obama in the 2004 Illinois Senate race and called it “the biggest mistake I’ve ever made.”
  • Mike Ditka has minor stroke

    11/17/2012 12:20:22 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies ^ | November 17, 2012 | news services
    ESPN NFL analyst Mike Ditka is in the hospital after suffering a minor stroke on Friday.
  • Mike Ditka Praises Palin (Again), But Lamestream Media Refuses to Report It (Again) Lou Holtz Too!

    08/11/2011 2:57:36 PM PDT · by curth · 9 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | 8/11/2011 | Gary Jackson
    I understand Sarah Palin spoke here last year. I admire her. She’s a great lady, mother and wife, and that’s more important than the [bull****] the media spreads about her. ~ Coach Mike Ditka By Gary P Jackson Legendary football coach Mike Ditka knows a winner when he sees one and in Sarah Palin, he sees a true winner. As AWR Hawkins over at Andrew Breitbart’s Big Journalism points out, if you rely on America’s corrupt, lamestream media, you’d never know this. Now why would the media want to suppress news of one of America’s most beloved sports figures praise...
  • Coach Ditka Praises Sarah Palin (Again), But Mainstream Media Refuses to Report It (Again)

    08/09/2011 11:52:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | August 9, 2011 | AWR Hawkins
    While speaking at the Washington Area Community Center’s Lessons for Leaders (Washington, IL) on August 6, Coach Mike Ditka lambasted the mainstream media (MSM) and heaped praise on Gov. Sarah Palin. Said Ditka: “I understand Sarah Palin spoke here last year. I admire her. She’s a great lady, mother and wife, and that’s more important than the [bull****] the media spreads about her.” Ditka has offered up a strong defense of Palin before. For instance, in 2010, during an interview on Fox and Friends, he said “Sarah Palin is one of the greatest people I’ve ever met.” When he stumped...
  • Mike Ditka Praises Sarah Palin, Scolds Media

    08/08/2011 8:18:54 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 14 replies
    Californians4Palin ^ | August 7, 2011 | Joel Schwartz
    Mike Ditka went out of his way to praise Sarah Palin and scold the media yesterday during his Lessons from Leaders keynote address in Washington, IL...
  • Ditka praises Palin, talks football during Washington address

    08/07/2011 5:57:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Peoria Journal Star ^ | August 7, 2011 | Steve Stein
    WASHINGTON — Mike Ditka began his Lessons from Leaders keynote address Saturday night at Five Points Washington with an expletive-sprinkled remark about the first speaker in the series. "I understand Sarah Palin spoke here last year. I admire her," Ditka said. "She's a great lady, mother and wife, and that's more important than the bull**** the media spreads about her." Ditka softened the tone of his comments for the rest of his talk and a question-and-answer session, which lasted about an hour. The former Chicago Bears coach and player talked about football, politics, his admiration for Abraham Lincoln, and his...
  • Mike Ditka on a lockout: "I just can't believe anybody is that stupid"

    07/23/2010 9:50:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 3+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | 7/23/10 | Michael David Smith
    Mike Ditka on a lockout: "I just can't believe anybody is that stupid"Posted by Michael David Smith July 23, 2010 9:33 AM ET Mike Ditka understands the labor side of things as a longtime NFL tight end, and he understands the management side of things as a former head coach. And he says he can't fathom how labor and management can't reach a deal to make sure there's football in 2011 and beyond. "I hear that [lockout] talk and I just can't believe anybody is that stupid," Ditka said Thursday on ESPN Radio in Chicago. "If the owners or the...
  • Support is growing for drafting Ditka to Senate

    01/08/2009 4:32:24 PM PST · by publius321 · 28 replies · 1,125+ views
    Too many in Congress and the Senate appear to be there for the wrong reasons. Some have made their fortunes and now want to be a part of the most exclusive club on Earth. Some go there to enrich themselves. Some are there because they want to some day be President We would be better served by representatives who are there AGAINST their will, who were badgered or even shamed into taking the job. In a way, I’m describing what happened to George Washington. He refused the overture toward making him a monarch and he did not want a second...
  • Campaign video (Mike Ditka for Senate - IL)

    01/07/2009 6:29:55 PM PST · by publius321 · 12 replies · 391+ views
    It's time for some "CHANGE" in how we nominate Republicans There's a great new video at the site (bottom of page). Please sign the petition linked at the bottom.
  • It's time for some "CHANGE" in how we nominate Republicans

    01/07/2009 6:15:47 AM PST · by publius321 · 22 replies · 917+ views
    Too many in Congress and the Senate appear to be there for the wrong reasons. Some have made their fortunes and now want to be a part of the most exclusive club on Earth. Some go there to enrich themselves. Some are there because they want to some day be President I'm tired of the old platitude "he went to Washington to change Washington - then Washington changed him!" That continues to happen because the people we send are often far from true patriots. Many are ambitious egotists who want to: a. be President some day b. be part of...