So there you are in the coffee section of the supermarket and Mike Ditkas pushing his cart through the aisle. Havent seen Mike as often as the old days when we were doing business in the old Halas Hall but its good to see hes eating healthy (the nails in his cart were definitely organic).
I said it looked like he was really enjoying himself on ESPNs Game Day show with Chris Berman, Keyshawn Johnson, Cris Carter and Tom Jackson.
I am; great guys, Mike said. Its crazy. I hope we make a little sense once in a while.
He made it through the checkout line with a couple of autographs signed and you do enjoy seeing the Lions in Winter at ease with folks.
Of course, remembering where his car is poses a different kind of problem. Nice to know Im not the only one who stands there and pushes the Unlock button looking around for a car with blinking lights.
Next weekend, NFC divisional round. New Orleans at San Francisco. New York at Green Bay. Any early picks, Mike?
Then you remember who youre talking to. 49ers game, Packers game.
Those wont be hard picks for me, Mike said, laughing.