Blue-collar Mike Ditka regrets whine and cheese political decision

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Mike Ditka, former head coach of the Chicago Bears and a commentator for ESPN, has traded in his blue collar and brats for the whine and cheese of the GOP.

Ditka said this week that he should have run against President Barrack Obama in the 2004 Illinois Senate race, calling it “the biggest mistake I’ve ever made.”

Ditka was speaking at an oil company event (shocking that Republicans have oil company events) in Watford City, N.D. Speaking might be a generous term for Ditka, who has trouble enunciating anything without spitting in the process.

Illinois Republicans tabbed Ditka in 2004 as a potential candidate for the U.S. Senate after the Republican nominee, Jack Ryan, stepped down amid charges involving sex clubs.

“Not that I would have won, but I probably would have and he wouldn’t be in the White House,” Ditka told the Dickinson Press.


After Ditka said no, the Illinois GOP picked political activist Alan Keyes, who lost to Obama in a landslide.

Perhaps had Ditka run and won he could have been in better position to institute “Ditkacare” for all the veteran NFL players who face rising medical costs and no NFL-issued medical coverage.

Topics: Barack Obama, Chicago Bears, Mike Ditka, NFL, Politics

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  • Hugo S LaVia

    Lot of mistakes in your lifetime there, Coach. Are you SURE this was the big one? Not completely dismantling the 1985 Chi Bears — the 2nd youngest team in the NFL at the time — almost single-handedly?

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