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Bears: Mike Ditka look-a-like takes over Chicago for NFL Draft

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Bears: Mike Ditka look-a-like takes over Chicago for NFL Draft

Three years ago Ray Hart was walking along the Chicago River, innocently donning a pair of aviator sunglasses and a grey mustache when he heard some people shouting at him.

"Hey, Coach! Coach!" they shouted at the man who struck a distinct resemblance to Hall of Fame coach Mike Ditka.

"I didn't know what the heck they were talking about," Hart said. "Finally I caught on."

Ever since, Hart has been dressing up head-to-toe in Ditka garb, including his famous sweater and a cigar to match.

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Hart says he attended two Bears games last season and was a hit at tailgates - no kidding - and is excited to get to show off his look with the NFL Draft taking place this week in Chicago.

"It's great to be from Chicago and look like Ditka," he said.

See what else DA COACH had to say in the video above. And make sure to snap a picture with him if you happen to see him this weekend.

Chiefs reportedly give Patrick Mahomes a 10-year contract extension

Chiefs reportedly give Patrick Mahomes a 10-year contract extension

Patrick Mahomes is a rich man who's about to be a RICH man. 

Enter Adam Schefter: 

10 years. TEN YEARS. It's an unprecedented contract in the NFL, though there's probably a great argument to be made that Mahomes is an unprecedented NFL player. In three years since being drafted 10th overall, the 2018 league MVP has won a Super Bowl while going 24-7 and throwing for 9412 yards with 76 touchdowns. 

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He was also, you may remember, available to Bears' GM Ryan Pace when the Bears had the 2nd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Instead, Pace took Mitch Trubisky, who will enter the final year of his rookie contract as one of a few infamous first-round quarterbacks not to have their 5th-year option picked up. Look, I'm sorry, I'm required to mention this part. I don't like it either. 

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Under Center Podcast: Adam Amin on announcing for Chicago

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Under Center Podcast: Adam Amin on announcing for Chicago

New play-by-play voice for the Chicago Bulls Adam Amin joins Laurence Holmes and JJ Stankevitz to discuss his dual roles going forward for the Bulls and football voice for the Bears. They dive into what will become of the 2020 Bears and Amin's love of the classic game, Tecmo Bowl.

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(1:30) - Calling Bears and Bulls games for Chicago


(7:30) - For the love of Tecmo Bowl


(13:28) - Fans are stuck on who the Bears will be in 2020


(19:05) - What can Mitch Trubisky be in 2020


(27:40) - Announcing football and basketball


(36:10) - Announcing with no fans involved in games


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