Mike Ditka is a Packers Fan
Why wouldn’t Mike Ditka be a Green Bay Packers fan?! Well, we’ll tell you — Mike Ditka played for the Chicago Bears and coached the Chicago Bears. He played a part in some of the fiercest games in the Bears’ rivalry with the Green Bay Packers (in the ’60s as a player and in ’80s as a coach).
It would make sense for Mike Ditka to hate the Packers.
Not so. At least not now.
“I’m still a Bear fan. I got a right to be a Bear fan. We won two championships in the last 60 years — I played on one and coached the other one. So I got a right. I’ll always be a Chicago Bear,” Ditka told the Journal Sentinel. “Now, I’m a Packer fan too — for one reason. First of all, I love the coach, he’s from Pittsburgh. But Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in football — without question. He gets it, he understands, he’s a class act. He’s a great leader. I hope they give him a little more protection than they’re giving him right now or he’s going to get his (expletive) busted.”
Probably not exactly what you want to hear if you’re a fan of the Bears or regularly call Ditka, Da Coach.
Then again, they’re probably too busy trying to drum Lovie Smith out of town that they didn’t even notice.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.