Just one week after making a disparaging remark against Barack Obama, NFL legend Mike Ditka has been removed from his position as a panelist for ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown.
According to the Big Lead, Ditka will be replaced by Matt Hasselbeck, the quarterback who spent the last three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.
Appearing on WABC’s The Bernie & Sid Show, Ditka pointed out that Obama was not a leader. In fact, the NFL Superbowl champion pointed out, Obama was worst president that the country had ever had.
On the bright side, Ditka did say that Obama would be fun to play golf with, an activity that the president had been able to enjoy repeatedly, even when he heard the news that American soldiers are being killed in Afghanistan. Nothing seemed to interrupt the golf swing of the former community organizer.
Mike Ditka almost ran for U.S. Senator in 2004 against, then candidate, Barack Obama, to replace Jack Ryan. Ryan had stepped out of the race after sealed court records from his divorce began to seep out to the media.
Though Ryan’s actual divorce papers had been made public, both he and his former wife Jeri Ryan agreed to keep the custody records private out of respect for their child.
After winning the primary, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Schnider decided, despite both parents wanting the custody papers to remain sealed, that he would overturn that decision and make the documents available to the public.
Although candidate Obama called for the records to remain out of the race, allegations were thrown that it was Obama-backers who were feeding the information to the press.
Ditka, who considers himself to be a Conservative, said in a 2013 interview that the biggest mistake of his life was not running against Barack Obama in 2004, lamenting that if he had won, Obama would probably not have gotten to the White House.
He’s not a leader. This country needs leadership. It needs direction. It needs somebody that steps up front.
The former Chicago Bears coach endorsed Donald Trump during the election cycle.