Mike Ditka Shocks Fans with Disheveled Appearance in School Board Endorsement Video

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:

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:

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:

 

Written by Cortney Weil

Cortney Weil has a PhD in Shakespearean drama but now spends her days reading and writing about her first passion: sports. She loves God, her husband, and all things Michigan State.

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