I can’t get enough of Mike Ditka: A Football Life. It’s DVR’ed in my house, and I’ll be watching it many times. I highly recommend for Bears fans to find a way to watch it.
Ditka’s last closing words in the film, quintessential Ditka:
“You gotta live in the moment. I don’t care what you’ve done in your life, it has nothing to do with what you’re gonna do or what you can do. The past is history, tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift-that’s why they call it the present.”
Thanks for once again inspiring me, Coach.
Seeing this brought back so many memories, those were good years in my life when Mike Ditka ruled Chicago. When Walter Payton retired, Ditka was fired, and (as I thought at the time) when the Bears finally got rid of Jim Harbaugh, I was always looking forward to a better future. Now I’d long to see any of those guys playing or coaching for the Bears again.
Not just with the Bears, but in life, there isn’t always a better future. So we have to try to savor today. Hopefully I’m learning, and Da Coach can continue to help me along.