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Mike Ditka's No. 89 to be retired by Chicago Bears

CHICAGO - Hall of Famer Mike Ditka will have his No. 89 retired by the Chicago Bears next season.The Bears said Friday the number will be retired at halftime of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-05-24/mike-ditkas-no-89-be-retired-
NFL coaches making presence felt in the locker rooms

...players and socialize with them on their turf.Rivera used to follow the old-school philosophy because he played for Mike Ditka in Chicago. Iron Mike stayed out of the Bears' locker room, leaving his players to rule there.But Rivera crossed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-21/nfl-coaches-making-presence-f
Saints to name Ditka

NEW ORLEANS - Mike Ditka, the fiery coach who led the Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl title...said. "Bill Kuharich has convinced (Saints owner) Tom Benson that Mike Ditka is the right man to coach the Saints and help bring the crowds back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/27/oth_203180.shtml
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Bears and 49ers: Just like old times

On Jan. 12, 1989, Mike Ditka ended a week of suspense by announcing to the world that Jim McMahon would start the NFC title game against San Francisco over...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/25/pro_329023.shtml
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Da Coach for Senate? Chicagoans want to draft Ditka

...brash, tough-talking former coach Mike Ditka to run for the U.S. Senate. Ditka...the same. "If they can do it, Mike Ditka can do it," Blagojevich said...Hail Mary here," he said, "and Mike Ditka was an All-Pro end." Associated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/14/pro_422171.shtml
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Packers rebound at home

...No. 1 offensive unit shined against the New Orleans Saints one week after a pitiful performance in Tokyo. Granted, Mike Ditka's Saints aren't Marty Shottenheimer's Kansas City Chiefs, but Packers coach Mike Holmgren was happy with the rebound...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/10/oth_235651.shtml
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Long strange trip for Saints' Collins

...gets arrested for DUI and has it out with Saints coach Mike Ditka after Ditka lets it slip that Collins is seeing a psychiatrist...Collins was given a second chance by Saints coach Mike Ditka, whom he rewarded by getting arrested for DUI on Nov...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/10/pro_247060.shtml
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Ninety football hall members expected to attend induction ceremony

...tradition, one of the greatest in all of sports."The list of returnees ranges from such veteran Hall of Famers as Mike Ditka and Jim Otto to recent inductees Bruce Smith and Jonathan Ogden.Making his annual return to Canton will be halfback...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-07-18/ninety-football-hall-memb
Chicago's Wrigley Field hits the century mark

...they moved to Soldier Field in 1971.Williams recalled watching the Bears at Wrigley, back when Sayers and Butkus and Mike Ditka were playing and when George Halas was running the club.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-23/chicagos-wrigley-field-h
Josh McCown leads Bears in rout of Cowboys

...Former Chicago Bears player and Super Bowl-winning coach Mike Ditka had his jersey retired at halftime Monday night.Earlier in the day, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn declared it "Mike Ditka Day."The Hall of Fame tight end's No. 89 was retired...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-12-09/josh-mccown-leads-bears-rout-