Why Mike Ditka Should Probably Just Stick to Talking About Xs and Os

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Here is the former Chicago Bears coach and football commentator Mike Ditka on the issue of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem:

“All of a sudden, it’s become a big deal now, about oppression…There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of. Now maybe I’m not watching it as carefully as other people. I think the opportunity is there for everybody. … If you want to work, if you want to try, if you want to put effort into yourself, I think you can accomplish anything.”

Read more at ESPN.

One thought on “Why Mike Ditka Should Probably Just Stick to Talking About Xs and Os

  1. To be fair to Mike Ditka, he explained later that he was he was referring specifically to oppression in the NFL. Before learning this, I had been tempted to buy and send him a copy of the book I had just finished reading, The Devil in the Grove. It’s about how a vicious Klansman sheriff maintained a long reign of terror over African Americans in Lake County, Florida, in mid-20th Century. The main story line is about how Thurgood Marshall opposed him, at great personal risk, to keep the state from executing four black men on a dubious rape accusation. It’s a great read, BTW, earning a Pulitzer in 2013.

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