Legendary coach for the Chicago Bears Mike Ditka recently took to social media to endorse his friend David Spada, who is running for a seat on the Chicago school board. While Ditka still has that same ol’ charm, his appearance in the video has left some fans shocked and saddened. Take a look:
I received the most important endorsement for me for Lake County Board. Mike Ditka supports me. Check out the video. Vote David Spada For Lake County Board 2nd District pic.twitter.com/QFXfmOlgsq
— David Spada (@spadaonsports) May 27, 2022
We all know that Father Time is undefeated and that Ditka, 82, has struggled with his health in recent years. He suffered a minor stroke ten years ago and then had a heart attack in 2018 while he was playing golf. So, all things considered, he’s doing OK.
However, I think the man who calls himself popegregory66 here speaks for all of us:
No, we’re wondering why no one is looking out for him. For God’s sake someone could’ve run a comb through his hair and helped him put on a new shirt. If I take my 91 yr old mother out in public looking like that, it’s on me, not on her.
— Giant Fan (@popegregory66) May 28, 2022
It does seem as though family members or caretakers could’ve helped him look his best, and while his off-the-cuff interviews were once the stuff of legend, he probably could’ve used some rehearsed lines and perhaps a couple of takes. “If you got nothin’ better to do” than vote is not a great selling point, even when delivered by Mike Ditka.
To cleanse our palates of that video, let’s look back at Ditka in his prime. Take a look at this montage of classic Ditka and remember da king of da Bears: