Mike Ditka

Paul Konerko. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Who’s Been Naughty And Nice In Chicago Sports This Year?

Ho, ho, ho! Baffoe Claus here. I’m way better than Ditka Claus because I don’t smell like cigars, I haven’t been compromised by endorsement commitments (yet), and children are genuinely happy when I show up to their homes bearing gifts (pizza is the greatest gift of all; wine for children, not so much).

670 The Score–12/24/2013

Mike Ditka. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Great Moments In Ditka History

While a lot of focus was on some more popular clips of Ditka the player and Ditka the coach, I feel much of the true Ditka was not highlighted enough Monday

670 The Score–12/10/2013

Brandon Marshall. (Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Offense Pitches Perfect Game

The Bears did not punt and did not commit a turnover for the first time in franchise history.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2013

Alshon Jeffery. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel)

Bernstein: Jeffery Making His Name

It’s Alshon, and Jeffery. Not that hard, really.

670 The Score–12/09/2013

Former Chicago Bears player and coach, Mike Ditka, addresses the crowd during a ceremony retiring his number during halftime of a game between the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field on December 9, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ditka’s Bears Jersey Retired; Gov. Quinn Declares ‘Mike Ditka Day’

Gov. Quinn calls Mike Ditka “the best tight end of all time.” And he says he “molded and guided arguably the best football team,” referring to the 1985 Super Bowl champs.


Mike Ditka. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Mike Ditka Is A Tower Of Stupid

Ditka is binary, obtuse and a caricature.

670 The Score–11/13/2013

Mike Ditka. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Mike Ditka Calls Jonathan Martin A ‘Baby’

Now, Ditka called Martin a “baby” and said he wouldn’t want him on his team.

670 The Score–11/11/2013

Richie Incognito. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Richie Incognito Is A Creation Of Others

And why doesn’t Richie Incognito like himself? Why is he obviously such a screwed up individual?

670 The Score–11/05/2013

Soldier Field is reflected in the glasses of New O

Ditka On The State Of The Bears, NFL, And Life

Mike Ditka’s main mission on Wednesday was selling sausage.


Mike Ditka grills some of the new Vienna Beef "Ditka Monster Sausages" for fans at Vienna Beef's factory on the North Side on Oct 9, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Ditka Shares His New Sausages With A Few Superfans

Mike Ditka showed up today at the Vienna Beef Factory on the North Side, where fans lined up to taste his new trademark sausages.


Joe Paterno. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Paterno Is Not Exonerated

Welp, it’s true. Haters are indeed going to hate.

670 The Score–09/06/2013

Mike Ditka. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: Ditka Makes Return To Halas Hall

lot has changed at the newly renovated Halas Hall, but for a moment Tuesday, the practice field had a look from 20 years ago.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2013

(credit: viennabeef.com)

“Da Coach” Teaming With Vienna Beef To Sell Ditka Sausages

Mike Ditka and Vienna Beef; it could be a sausage marriage made in Chicago heaven.


Marc Trestman. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Trestman A Puzzle

I have no clue what the deal is with Marc Trestman, but I’ve decided I’m going to try to enjoy it.

670 The Score–07/27/2013

Stephen Paea, Chris Conte and Major Wright. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bad Baseball Means Ridiculous Bears Coverage

That’s what happens when both baseball teams are in the process of being sold for scrap.

670 The Score–07/14/2013

Mike Ditka. (Courtesy ChicagoBears.com)

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 ChicagoBears.com)

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