“Da-coach – Mike Ditka”
When signing the original painting Coach Ditka said this image was taken during a game on November 24, 1963, the Sunday following President Kennedy’s assassination. After some debate the NFL decided to go ahead with the game against the Steelers at Forbes Field. With all that was going on and the late decision to play the game, few people were in attendance. It was in this game Coach says he made the greatest catch of his career… in a near empty stadium. Final score: 17-17.