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Mike Ditka transitions from coaching to acting

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Just watched the Under Armour commercial featuring former Bears coach Mike Ditka.

In it, Ditka shows some solid acting chops.

"I didn't come out of retirement to coach a bunch of mama's boys," he says.

Later, he mockingly said, " 'Hi momma, coach Ditka hurt my feelings.' "

Ditka then is told that he's coaching high school players, as part of the 2011 Under Armour All-America High School football game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

"Maybe I ought to drop this line about whining about their contracts, too, huh?" Ditka says.

Ditka will be coaching opposite Steve Mariucci. The game takes place Jan. 5 and will be televised on ESPN.


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Not his first foray into acting. He had a significant role in the Will Ferrell movie, Kicking and Screaming.

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