Any Given Sunday – Mike Ditka DrawingBy
“The Coach” as he is known in Chicagoland, had a way about him like no other. Never at a loss for words, he said it like it was, how often would we like to do that?
Not giving into political correctness, this famous moment in time was captured as he did what he did so well, let people know, he didn’t care what they thought of him or his tactics.
I have a list of some folks I would like to do this too, someday, I may just gather up enough courage! So, I guess you could say, this is my silent way of doing so…..
Yet, all that pent up anger and tenacity did not help his health, he was fun on Any Given Sunday.
With the NFL Draft in full force, we Chicago Fan’s can not forget a living legend. With hopes of a season that will bring us victory. Over the years our quarterback situation has absolutely gone down the tubes, we don’t have that sassy attitude anymore from the Ditka Day’s. Our offensive line needs to be re-adjusted to protect the man in the pocket or just protect the man that has the ball.
In spite of the seasons past, I will forever remain a Bears Fan, blue & orange is in my blood, from the early 1980’s betting a friends father a buck a game, to sitting in the basement with my own father, and screaming for a win.
I call my office/studio my happy place, 2 of the four walls are painted blue and orange with Bears Curtains flying in the late April wind’s, autographs of some of the greats. I have a few items that will remain forever close to my heart, thanks Dan Hampton – I remember your kindness each & every day, and it’s been several years. (A story for another day) Those that know me, know how this famous stranger touched my life and another’s who lost her’s.
I wish we would have found Ditka’s Restaurant on our journey downtown several years past, but Buck had to much to drink! Ironically enough, the original pencil sketch you see of Mike Ditka was recently auctioned off at the 3rd Bi-Annual Prime Line Seminar and it was won by a Green Bay Fan.. Bruce took the drawing quite graciously, and said it would find a home somewhere in Wisconsin. I am hoping it’s not a dumpster, but I was assured, he knew who would end up with it.
Bear Down Chicago Bears…..