DaBearsBlog Still Has a Few Complimentary Tickets to Sunday Night’s Otis Wilson Charity Event in Wicker Park!

| December 3rd, 2013

Thanks to Bears beat writer Adam Jahns our event received some promotion from Emily McFarlan Miller in the Sun-Times:

Did No Shave November work out really well for you?

Have you been looking for an opportunity to bust out your favorite sweater vest and stogie?

Then have we got an event for you: The Mike Ditka Look-a-like Competition at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The event, presented by DaBearsBlog and Art of Men, will benefit the Otis Wilson Charitable Association. It also includes a Christmas toy drive and a performance by the Black Oil Brothers.

Anyone can enter the Mike Ditka Look-a-like Competition, and each entrant will get a moment to walk the stage for celebrity judges, including 1985 Super Bowl champion Otis Wilson and Bears legend James “Big Cat” Williams, according to the event page on Ticketfly. The winner will receive two tickets to the Chicago Bears v. Dallas Cowboys game on Monday, Dec. 9, where the Bears will retire Ditka’s No. 89 jersey at halftime, it said.

Anyone who brings a toy to donate to the Christmas toy drive at the event also will be eligible to win an signed Otis Wilson jersey, it said.

The Otis Wilson Charitable Association provides an all-inclusive health and fitness program for at-risk youth to educate and empower them to lead healthy lifestyles, according to its website.


After the jump you can once again experience the event’s amazing poster art…


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  • Trac

    Lets face it, a Ditka look alike contest is more appealing than the rest of the season. That’s what bothers me about being a Bears fan over the years. I’m getting sick and tired of eating table scraps.

    • gpldan

      In 20 years, will they have Rex Grossman look alike contests?


      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        Gotta have small hands.

    • SC Dave

      I’ve been sick of Ditka for 20 years at least.

      • CanadaBear

        He was my older brother’s favorite player when we were kids. I’ve always liked him for various reasons but he should take more shit about those teams not winning more SB’s. Oh well.

        • SC Dave

          Damn right he should. Richard Dent said it, and people should listen. Ditka was, at best, mediocre (as a coach, I mean. As a player, he was far better than that!)

  • MB30SD
    • gpldan

      GTA5 or Real

      You Decide.

    • gpldan

      Here you go, advance to 1:05:45 in the vid

      • MB30SD

        Bang! Bang!

        That powerslide looked TERRIFYING!

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        Not a Cobra?


        • MB30SD

          -5004 blog points


          • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

            I’m glad someone else voted you down! But for the record, me too bwhaaha

            A car that only hits 150 as the #1 car of all time? No way. Priuses going down hill go faster than that. ‘Merika!

          • MB30SD

            Fucking phillistine.

            its sooooo not about top speed. Also helps that I grew up with them and that I own one now.

    • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

      I like that he still drinking High Life, or maybe that was just a symbolic prop?

      Double heart attack at 25? Dude has to be on roids or cocaine or both. Charlie Sheen sneers, “Amateur.”

      • MB30SD

        My guess would be both… and a ton of other shit too.

        I have a buddy who did a LOT of E, and he’s having nervous system issues now. It’s all nasty stuff. If you ask doc, he’ll tell you, “don’t panic, keep it organic”

        • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

          Yeah, I knew a guy who ‘rolled’ all the time. Guy was a little off, to say the least. We were in a Vegas pool once hanging and they served Hurricanes at the pool bar. Well, I say, Hold on. let me go get my wallet, and he responds, “Nah. I got it.” He then pulls out his leather wallet, full with money and credit cards and pics from his shorts (keep in my mind we were in the pool) and pays.

          At least he was courteous ding-bat. And I think that was the last time I ever rolled.

  • BillW

    OK – one more post and I’m out for the day. A lot goes into this but it’s pretty telling none the less; up to and including the Wash game (Cutler hurt) the Bears averaged 30 points a game (median was 31); since then it’s 22.4 avg and 21 median. That includes the Dt game where Cutler obviusly was not right. TEN POINTS a game difference (median).
    So he arguement regarding Jay vs Josh is won by Jay in my mind. Josh runs a stretch but don’t score (trademark pending) offense. Yet I do wonder if Trestman is game planning different and/or calling plays different and/or making in game decisions different with Josh vs Jay.

    • johnnywad

      There has never been a rational debate on this matter. Jay is better. Considerably better. Better enough that he’s going to get AT LEAST 15 million per to play quarterback for the next five years and Josh will hang on as a very solid backup for a while. The conversation that erupted regarding Josh vs. Jay was foolish from the second it started.

      • bearsfantillend

        it may have been foolish but it was fun getting Waffle’s panties in a twist defending Cutler.

    • BerwynBomber

      Cutler should be the starter but those are silly/misleading statistics. First of all, McCown put up the majority of the points in the WA game. Second, fourteen of Cutler’s points/stats against Detroit (our first game against the Kittens) could qualify for an asterisk given it was the closest we have been to mop-up time this year. Thirdly, far as I know McCown has yet to put up points when a game has been essentially over.
      Again, I’m all for Cutler being our #1 and giving a McCown a nice pat on the back for being the NFL’s back-up of the year (well, unless one is counting Nick Foles) and telling him to grab a clipboard, but be careful with stats w/out context.

      • BillW

        Actually, I was simply wondering if Trestman has a different game plan for Josh vs Jay. the Washington game plan obviously expected Jay to be in there the whole game.
        I realize statistics can be misleading. I’m in analytics and teach a class in statistics also. In this case I was using statistics not to prove anything but as a potential indication of something else. I can’t see the difference in the points being simply a random event.

        • BerwynBomber

          Bill, understood and thanks for responding. And FWIW, I generally think the offense is more dynamic with Cutler behind center (though I also wonder if he is a little more turnover-prone) and look forward to getting him back. I had just seen those pts. stats under each guy previously and I’m not sure they tell the whole story or are accurately indicative.

  • MB30SD
    • AlbertInTucson

      I never watch Dirty Jobs (out of production, now?) but I liked him in the Ford commercials.

    • johnnywad

      Yes. Watched that show all the time with my kids. Good family time. Know who else I liked and I think you did too? Tyrann Mathieu. See that kid’s in the discussion for D rookie of the year?

      • MB30SD

        yes sir. your memory does indeed serve.

        I was a BIG fan… as I was of Mr. Burfict. Both didn’t end up in jail as we thought was possible, but actually pulled it out and are having bang up careers… as young as those careers may be.

        There are downsides to being a squeaky clean org. my maings

        • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

          but both situations were ideal for those guys.

          The Bengals HC went out and talked to Burfict when no other coach did and had a heart to heart (why Lovie couldn’t do this…well, he’s lovie). Burfict said that was really important to him and that he didn’t want to let him down.

          Honey Badger ended up on a team with his mentor, Peterson (who let him stay with his dad to ‘clean up’ while suspended).

          Not saying we shouldn’t have kicked the tire on both because I was all for taking both, but gotta wonder if they would stay clean without that structure.

    • SC Dave

      That was a good show for sure. Used to watch it before I gave up TV

  • AlbertInTucson

    And now, a word from our sponsor…

    Another game lost that should have been won.

    THAT routine is really getting old.

    And among us all, there is not a one

    who expected that miss by Robbie Gould.


  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Random shot out of the day.

    Was walking down the street. 5 words.

    Thank. God. For. Yoga. Pants.

    A plump ass in those, and suddenly I find myself walking lost.

    Like those beer commercials…thank you french fruit who made those en vogue. America salutes you.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Will Detroit going bankrupt be the Lion’s Katrina?

    Stay tuned…

    • AlbertInTucson

      Have to wonder how many Lions fans who attend the games actually LIVE in Detroit…?

      • Cormonster

        Less than 5 % would be my guess. That’s why they are trying to build a “train to nowhere” in the western suburbs to downtown.

      • johnnywad

        None. You can only appreciate the catastrophe that is Detroit by starting in Bloomfield Hills and driving straight down Woodward Avenue until you reach downtown Detroit. You leave one of the wealthiest municipalities in the Midwest and gradually drive into the most destitute. Eventually you arrive at an oasis where they’ve built two new stadiums and everything is beautiful. All within a few miles. People in Detroit have nothing and they’re almost proud of it.

    • Cormonster

      Chicago is only about 5 years away from bankruptcy. The school system alone has about 1 billion in debt and the city’s bonds are swiftly moving towards junk status. Could that be the ticket to a SB?

      • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

        Chicago Bears, Super Bowl LLII Champions!

        Sidenote: apparently SB 52 will be hosted in Minny, Indy or, yup, The Big Easy.


        • BerwynBomber

          I hate indoor football stadiums. The SB should be played at one of the following in recurring rotation: SD, AZ and Miami. No outdoors then no SB. No natural grass then no SB. And as much as I love football in the elements I am fine with the SB being played in warm weather locations at the end of Jan/beginning of Feb.

  • 4ever85 (AKA Butch Deadlift)

    Hey, GP, did you already give the break down on the Ferrari 458?

    Getting a lot of accolades.


  • Shady

    Uhhh ohhhhh. Guess what day it is? Guess. What. Day. It. Is.

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