meets "Da Coach"
Thursday, November 16th, our very own Chicago
Enforcers team reporter, QumarChicago, met
current NFL on CBS analyst and former NFL
coach, Mike Ditka. Qumar spoke to the coach
about the upstart XFL.
Ditka was a Principal for the Day at the
brand new Walter Payton College Prep High
School in Downtown Chicago. One of the other
principals included Connie Payton, Walter's
is Qumar's candid interview with Mike Ditka:
Hello Mr. Ditka. I'd first like to ask if
you had ever been asked to be the head coach
for the Chicago Enforcers or for any other
team in the XFL.
Ditka: No. In fact, no one had contacted
me for any position in the league. But,
they did make a good move in getting Dick
Mr. Ditka did not mention Ron Meyer in his
response. Most likely, he did not know of
the change in coaches.)
That is very interesting. Now, what do you
think about the XFL?
Ditka: It seems to me that it will be
a good league. The kind of players that
the XFL has, can really shine in that league.
Mr. Ditka, do you think that the XFL will
Ditka: As long as they don't ruin what
football really is, and keep football as
a competitive sport, then I think the league
can succeed. And most importantly, the cheerleaders
should stay away from the men's locker room.
You need to keep those thing separate, or
else it would hurt the league.
How do you like working at CBS?
Ditka: It is real nice over there. I
really enjoy working there.
Thank you very much, Mr. Ditka, for your
time. It was a great pleasure meeting you.
This interview had been conducted before
QumarChicago learned about Jesse Ventura
being the announcer for XFL games on NBC,
and was unable to ask Mr. Ditka about it.