Mike Ditka's number comes up
With a goal of highlighting the rich tradition of the Bears organization while leading it into the future, George McCaskey changed the address of Halas Hall to 1920 Football Drive in one of his first acts after taking over as chairman in 2011. That number represents the year the franchise was founded. In 93 seasons of Bears football, perhaps no one personifies the club more than Mike Ditka, certainly not in the last half century. McCaskey's latest move has much more meaning. He is the guiding force behind the decision for Ditka's jersey No. 89 to be retired in a ceremony at halftime of the game Monday night against the Cowboys at Soldier Field. "It was overdue," McCaskey said. "Mike ...