27 Remarkable Mike Ditka Quotes

27 Remarkable Mike Ditka Quotes

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Mike Ditka is a former football player, coach, and sports commentator. He coached for the Chicago Bears for 11 seasons and the New Orleans Saints for 3. He is one of two people in the history of the NFL to win awards as a player, assistant coach, and head coach. He is also the only man in history to win a championship as a player and coach on the same team. He still works as a sports commentator for ESPN.

“A neutral site, that would have been fair. But everything happened so quickly, the league had no choice.”

“Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy.”

“Dave’s the right guy for this program right now. He’s a young guy with a lot of enthusiasm.”

“Effort without talent is a depressing situation… but talent without effort is a tragedy.”

“I do like beer, but lately I’ve started drinking non-alcoholic beer and I like the taste of it and I don’t get the alcohol, so that’s a good alternative also.”

“I don’t think anyone here can comprehend it unless you’ve lived there and been there and seen what’s happening, … This is a city that may never be rebuilt. Whatever they estimated the damage at, $25 billion, you can probably triple that.”

“I have a lot of friends in New Orleans. It’s a city of good people. Diana and I want to do as much as we can for the utter destruction, loss of life and the incredible loss of property and income.”

“I think it’s a wise pick.”

“I think the guy who is really feeling the pressure is Mike Sherman, and not because of his job.”

“I understand that people don’t want to smoke. Fine. Don’t smoke. You don’t want to go into a restaurant where there’s [smoking], don’t go in there. But don’t impose your will – the will of a few – on the lives of many.”

“I will never coach again. I don’t want to, but I wouldn’t even if I did.”

“If God had wanted man to play soccer, he wouldn’t have given us arms.”

“If you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done.”

“If you don’t play, then don’t pick up a paycheck. Competition is why you play the game. I understand they’ve already reached some goals. That’s all good. But if you can make history, take a shot at it.”

“I’m not a mean player. You’ll notice I never pick on a player who has a number above 30.”

“It’s your body and you’re going to have a much better life, you are going to have a quality life, better lifestyle, you’re going to be healthier, you’re going to be happier, you’re going to enjoy the people around you and they’re going to enjoy you more.”

“Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.”

“Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal.”

“That’s the first thing I thought. Walter was probably more flashy with his style, but they both have the same toughness. And they both hit the hole. If he doesn’t make you miss, he’s going to make you hurt. I love that.”

“There’s just me and my wife and a dog and we feed him Healthy Choice also.”

“Those who live in the past are cowards and losers.”

“We have a strange and wonderful relationship – he’s strange and I’m wonderful.”

“What’s the difference between a 3-week-old puppy and a sportswriter? In 6 weeks, the puppy will stop whining.”

“Yeah, I like that, … And I didn’t mind what he said on TV, either.”

“You see people who have been very heavy in their life who have taken that body, trimmed it down, firmed it up through discipline, exercise and being able to say no. Eating properly, that all comes into it.”

“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.”

“You’ve got to have a Pittsburgh guy, … You don’t need any more California guys here, gang. You don’t need ‘em. They come and go like the flies.”