Friday, September 22, 2006

One More Reason Why "Da Coach" Is "Da Man"

Mike Ditka, beloved Bear TE and coach, weighed in today not on the state of the Bears but -- get this -- the state of the Blackhawks, more specifically on Bill Wirtz and the ownership. Caught this while reading the Tribune a little while ago. Always candid and never at a loss for words, Da Coach said Wirtz "destroyed" the Blackhawks and that he wasn't too fond of his management.

Not exactly a grass roots movement for better Blackhawks management, but if Da Coach can come out swinging at Wirtz, maybe Chicagoans can organize a walkout of a B'Hawks hockey game like they did an Orioles game in Baltimore. Add a few more celebrity Chicagoans (MJ? Daley? John Cusack?) to the protest and maybe something can get done about the pitiful state of the B'Hawks.

And while I can picture Ditka as a hockey player (how cool would he have been as an enforcer?), I'm not sure how good "Da Super Fans" would look on ice skates.


Blogger Fornelli said...

I don't even remember what hockey is.

11:46 PM, September 22, 2006  
Blogger Jeeves said...

The thing I love about Ditka is he can talk out of his ass, but still make a good point. He went on to name a bunch of players he loved to watch on the Hawks, like Hull, Mikita, Gordie Howe. Those are good points, except for the small fact that Howe never played for the Hawks. Oh well.

I suppose I'm too young to remember this, but Ditka said that the Hawks were a bigger draw and had more passionate fans than the Cubs or that true? I know Chicago was a hockey town, but it's also a town where any team that has a bear as it's symbol/mascot reigns supreme.

3:02 AM, September 23, 2006  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Actually, Jeeves, Ditka didn't say Howe played for the Hawks, he said when he would frequent the stadium assumed of course as an opponent. The syntax is weird, but you are right, Ditka can say just about anything he wants.

And Ditka wasn't far off in saying Hawks fans were passionate.

The corelation may not be there with the last paragraph, but it is generally agreed upon the the Blackhawk's red sweater/game jersey is one of the best sports uni's ever, political correctness be damned.

5:33 AM, September 23, 2006  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Gotcha. I caught that quote second hand from a diff newspaper, so I guess I didn't get the complete gist of the quote.

I definitely agree about the unis. They are classics.

9:01 PM, September 23, 2006  
Blogger Fornelli said...

Yes, the Blackhawks used to be the toughest ticket in town..easily.

2:35 AM, September 24, 2006  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

when I was a young lad - there was NO DOUBT that the Hawks were the the most exciting team in town and the hottest tick - with Bobbie H as the Golden Jet with Jordanesque stature and appeal

5:40 PM, September 24, 2006  

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