Mike Ditka has his bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and he is one of the most colorful individuals in the game’s legacy. But that doesn’t mean that anyone should listen to Ditka when he decides to bloviate.
A few days after Rex Ryan said Jace Amaro could benefit from watching tape of Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka, the Jets’ rookie tight end basically dissed his head coach to the NY Post.
Be honest. If it’s not someone you love who’s involved, you probably find other people throwing tantrums downright hysterical. Especially when those people are sports figures.
The NFL agreed Thursday to pay more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to settle lawsuits by Tony Dorsett and thousands of other former players who are suffering from dementia and other concussion-related brain injuries.
The entire apparatus is so swathed in entitlement that you, the fan, the customer, client, and de facto employer have become lost in the tornadic narcissism. You’re just too dumb. You didn’t play the game.
“What happened up there in New York last year was a joke, but then again so is their team,” Ditka said in a radio interview.
Vince Lombardi, Don Shula, Bill Parcells, Jimmy Johnson. None of them would be able to coach in the current NFL.
Mike Ditka remembers seeing Dave Duerson just a few months ago, and everything seemed fine. Yes, Duerson’s business had failed, he’d divorced and lost his home to foreclosure, but he seemed to have put it behind him.
A report that club owners in Dallas have put out an urgent call for an additional 10,000 strippers struck a familiar chord with those who remember when players’ antics the week leading up to the Super Bowl made for bigger headlines than the game itself.