(Source) Even Iron Mike is human.

Former Bears coach and Hall of Fame player Mike Ditka was hospitalized Friday after suffering what he said doctors told him was a “very minor stroke.”

Contacted Friday evening, Ditka said, “I feel good right now and it’s not a big deal.”

Ditka was at a suburban country club playing cards Friday when he noticed his hands “weren’t working quite right,” and then he had a problem speaking.

Ditka, 73, has not had any major health problems in recent years. But in 1988 when he was coaching the Bears, he suffered a heart attack.


Just when you thought Coach Ditka couldn’t get any more badass he goes and kicks the shit out of a stroke. NBD, just have a stroke mid card game, doing fine 20 minutes later. HA. You think a Stroke can take down Ditka? Nice try clogged arteries and capillaries going to the brain but you have to wake up pretty early in the morning to beat Iron Mike.

In the words of Omar, you come at the king, best not miss.


I would pay a million dollars to get in on Ditka’s weekly card game.