(Source) WATFORD CITY — Former NFL coach Mike Ditka said he had “no clue” why an oil company would invite him to its grand opening ceremony in North Dakota’s Oil Patch. “I have no idea. My secretary sets everything up,” Ditka said. But the ESPN analyst who spoke to a crowd of about 100 to mark the opening of Canary’s new facility said he’s glad he came because he is impressed with North Dakota’s oil activity. “What I’m seeing here is America at its best,” Ditka said. “People who have an idea, a dream, and then they make it work. They have ambition, they have intestinal fortitude and they go get it. That’s what impresses me.” Canary, formerly known as Frontier Energy Group, held a ribbon cutting Thursday for a new 45,000-square-foot building in Watford City, the largest facility of its kind in the Bakken Ditka, who coached the Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl victory, made several comments about his conservative politics, including saying he regrets not running against Barack Obama to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate. “Biggest mistake I’ve ever made,” Ditka said. “Not that I would have won, but I probably would have and he wouldn’t be in the White House.”
Have to love Ditka here. Irrational confidence out the fucking ears. Not saying I would’ve have won but oh wait, yeah I definitely would have won and stopped Obama from ever becoming President. Ditka just motherfucking himself everyday while he’s on the golf course, total sliding doors moment, could have probably taken over the world, not even joking in the least.
The one thing I love about this though is that this is legitimately Ditka’s biggest regret in life. Most people have normal regrets. Should have gone to X college. Should have fucked Y girl. Should have taken Z job. Not Ditka. His regret is that he didn’t stop Obama from becoming president by kicking ass in politics himself. That’s when you know your life is pretty sweet.