We don’t like to get very political over here, but sometimes you read things that make you tilt your head and say “wat?”
According to NESN, when Obama was primed to run for the Illinois senate in 2004, Ditka considered running opposite him on the Republican ticket. Ultimately, Iron Mike chose not to run due to what we can only assume were football related activities, resulting in Obama winning the seat uncontested. The rest is history.
When asked how he felt, Ditka said that this is the “biggest mistake I’ve ever made, not that I would have won, but I probably would have and he wouldn’t be in the White House.”
Guess it was a bigger mistake than getting crushed by the 49ers in the 1988 NFC Championship Game.[NESN]
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