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Bears retire Mike Ditka's number

10 months, 1 week ago Associated Press

No. 89 was honored during a halftime ceremony at Monday's game

From Associated Press:

It was Mike Ditka's day in Illinois - and his night at Soldier Field.

Gov. Pat Quinn's office said Monday that he's declared it "Mike Ditka Day" in honor of the former Chicago Bears player and Super Bowl-winning coach whose jersey was retired.

The Hall of Fame tight end's No. 89 was retired during a halftime ceremony Monday night when the Bears hosted the Dallas Cowboys.

The Bears showed highlights of his playing and coaching career and rolled out the red carpet at midfield before he walked out to a thunderous ovation.

There were more video tributes from players, and chairman George McCaskey told the crowd the honor was "a long time coming."

With the 1963 championship and Lombardi trophies along with a Hall of Fame bust alongside him, Ditka said he's "been living a dream for 74 years."

Ditka was the 14th Bear to have his number retired by the team.

"You don't play the game or coach this game with this in mind," Ditka told reporters afterward. "It's the icing on the cake, the final candle, whatever you want to call it. It's been a hell of a run."

At an event earlier in the day, chairman George McCaskey called Ditka "the most iconic Bear alive."

"He's the Coach," McCaskey said. "Great career as a player, and while this doesn't go directly to retiring a jersey, you can't ignore the fact that he was the coach of the Super Bowl Bears."

The 1985 team is widely considered one of the greatest in NFL history.

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