Ditka: The Player, the Coach, the Chicago Bears Legend

Ditka: The Player, the Coach, the Chicago Bears Legend

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by Chicago Tribune Staff
     
 

Composed of a carefully curated selection of archival Chicago Tribune columns and features, Ditka is a hard-hitting look at the Chicago Bears' legendary player and coach. Mike Ditka was drafted by the Bears as a tight end in 1961 and went on to earn Rookie of the Year honors, multiple Pro Bowl selections, and a 1963 championship ring with Chicago during…  See more details below

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Composed of a carefully curated selection of archival Chicago Tribune columns and features, Ditka is a hard-hitting look at the Chicago Bears' legendary player and coach. Mike Ditka was drafted by the Bears as a tight end in 1961 and went on to earn Rookie of the Year honors, multiple Pro Bowl selections, and a 1963 championship ring with Chicago during his playing career.

Ditka retired in 1972 after stints with Philadelphia and Dallas (where he won Super Bowl VI), but he returned to Chicago as head coach in 1982. He became symbolic of the tough, hard-nosed, hyper-competitive style that defined the Bears through the 80s. Following the 1985 Bears' unforgettable season and Super Bowl victory, Ditka was enshrined as a hero in the minds of Bears fans everywhere.

Ditka will take readers on a fascinating and entertaining ride through the words of the award-winning Chicago Tribune journalists who covered "Iron Mike" for six decades. From his playing career to his coaching career, from personal triumphs to mishaps and scandals, Ditka is the ultimate fans' guide to the career and life of a Hall of Famer who came to define Chicago football in the modern age.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572844674
Publisher:
Agate Digital
Publication date:
10/02/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
150
Sales rank:
290,762
File size:
2 MB

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Chicago Tribune Staff: The Chicago Tribune, founded in 1847, is the flagship newspaper of the Tribune Company. Its staff comprises dedicated, award-winning journalists who have authored many bestselling books.

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