Mike Ditka is a Packers Fan

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Mike Ditka

Mike Ditka

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.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

9 Comments on "Mike Ditka is a Packers Fan"

  1. Barrack

    Hey Ditka is right, and he does have have a right to his opinion. He gets the rivalry too. Takes a big man to say what he did. I agree with him too, btw!!!!!!!

  2. Darrin

    The McCaskeys ran Ditka out of town, and they still run the team. He knows what a sad-sack franchise they have become and how inept the ownership is. Regardless of the Bears, Green Bay IS a model ownership and what many professional teams should aspire to be. Da Coach just said what we knew all along.

  3. nurseratchett

    I have a lot of respect for Ditka; I like a demonstrative & passionate coach. I may hate his team, but respect & admire who he was as a player/coach. He sux at commentary, tho.

  4. Wouldn’t that be TWO reasons? McCarthy AND Rodgers? I respect his opinion – they guy obviously knows football, and his opinion is unquestionably legit. What I question (just a little bit) is his arithmetic.

    Saludos! BZ.

  5. jim

    I have been a bears fan my whole life.what you have done mike dikta is just wrong. its like walter playing for greenbay you sold out and shame on you.you have no idea how wrong you are. you took money over integrity. I guess you got hit in the head one to many times playing football. oh by the way you played for the Chicago bears. your a bone head.

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