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Mike Ditka. (Courtesy

Wisch: What You Might Not Know About Retired Numbers

The Chicago Bears are retiring the retirement of numbers.

670 The Score–06/11/2013

Mike Ditka. (VINCENT LAFORET/AFP/Getty Images)

Will Ditka’s Number Be The Last One Retired?

Bears Chairman George McCaskey indicated in a statement Friday morning that the team is now done retiring numbers.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2013

Mike Ditka. (Courtesy

Bears To Retire Ditka’s No. 89 Jersey

The Chicago Bears will retire Mike Ditka’s jersey number in December.

670 The Score–05/24/2013

Tim Tebow. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Ditka: ‘I Would Take A Chance’ On Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow may not have any believers among the 32 NFL general managers, but the legendary Mike Ditka certainly believes in the recently-cut quarterback.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2013

Marc Trestman in 1998. (Credit: Marc Piscotty  /Allsport)

Bernstein: Some Advice For Marc Trestman

Here’s what I would be telling Trestman before he steps into the glare of the lights.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2013

Alshon Jeffery.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Can The Bears Have Sustained Success?

It does at least look—and forgive me for sounding Wannstedtian here—like the pieces are in place, or will be when a head coach is hired, to become an organization like the Packers and Patriots.


Mike Ditka. (Jonathan Daniel  /Allsport)

Wisch: How Did Ditka Fare Against Winning Teams?

This week, Ditka’s comments about Smith’s firing got me curious about how “Da Coach” fared against winning teams during his coaching career with the Bears. Additionally, I wondered how the coaches in between Ditka and Lovie – Dave Wannstedt and Dick Jauron – held against top competition during their time in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2013

Chicago Bears Minicamp

Bernstein: Personality Matters To Emery

It wasn’t much, but it could be enough to stir the last remnants of aging Ditkaphiles, so look out. Some still live among us, and still have the navy-blue sweater.

CBS Chicago–01/02/2013

Former Bears coach Mike Ditka talks with CBS 2 about Lovie Smith's firing. (CBS)

Ditka On The Bears Firing Lovie: ‘There’s No Loyalty’

CBS 2′s Mike Parker sat down with Iron Mike to get his take on the Chicago Bears’ firing of one of his successors, Lovie Smith.


Mark Ditka was charged with DUI by Deerfield police. (Deerfield Police Dept.)

Mark Ditka Sent To Jail After Failed Drug Test

Things keep getting worse for the Ditka family.

670 The Score–11/20/2012

Former Chicago Bears player and coach Mike Ditka. (File Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Ditka: ‘Everything Back To Normal’ After Stroke

Days after suffering a minor stroke, former Bears head coach Mike Ditka is out of the hospital and recovering well.

670 The Score–11/19/2012

Former Chicago Bears player and coach Mike Ditka. (File Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Ditka: ‘I’m Doing Fine’ After Minor Stroke

Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka remained at a north suburban hospital on Saturday after he suffering a minor stroke on Friday, but Da Coach told the Sun-Times from his hospital room: “I’m doing fine.”


Mike Ditka

Ditka Has ‘Minor’ Stroke

Legendary former Bears coach Mike Ditka tells the Chicago Tribune he suffered what he characterized as a “very minor stroke” Friday.


Mike Ditka. (Jonathan Daniel  /Allsport)

20th Anniversary Of Ditka To Score Caller: ‘I’ll Whip Your Ass’

Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the now infamous “Neal from North Lake” call.

670 The Score–11/02/2012

Tom Thayer

Thayer Defends Ditka After Dent’s Criticism

Two days after Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent blamed former Bears head coach Mike Ditka for the team not repeating as Super Bowl champions after the 1985 season, teammate Tom Thayer defended his old coach.

670 The Score–11/02/2012

Mark Ditka was charged with DUI by Deerfield police. (Deerfield Police Dept.)

Ditka’s Son To Be Arraigned For DUI On Nov. 16

Former Bears Coach Mike Ditka’s son Mark has a Nov. 16 arraignment after he was indicted by a Lake County grand jury on aggravated DUI and unlawful possession of controlled substances charges.


Richard Dent

Dent: Blame Ditka For Bears Not Repeating As Super Bowl Champs

Why did such a talented group of players only walk away with one ring? Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent blames Mike Ditka.

670 The Score–10/31/2012

Mike Ditka and Ozzie Guillen. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Is Ozzie Guillen Baseball’s Ditka?

In Chicago sports montages for years and years to come, we will likely see, at some point, the face of Ozzie Guillen along with Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Ernie Banks, Patrick Kane, and Mike Ditka.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2012

Mark Ditka was charged with DUI by Deerfield police. (Deerfield Police Dept.)

Mike Ditka’s Son, Mark Ditka, Charged With DUI

One of former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka’s sons is facing another DUI charge.


Mike Ditka

Author Calls Ditka ‘A Dolt, A Bully, A Thug, A Moron, An Ass & A Fool’

In his blog, Pearlman posted a response to Ditka’s message.

670 The Score–10/02/2012