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Did Mike Ditka Curse the Green Bay Packers?

Mike Ditka is a larger than life figure in Chicago and makes a splash whenever he speaks, but with the recent losing streak of the Green Bay Packers, could he add “bad luck charm” to his resume?

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    Television commentator and former NFL player and coach Mike Ditka watches teams warm up before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, in Atlanta.

    Mike Ditka is a larger than life figure in Chicago and makes a splash whenever he speaks, but with the recent losing streak of the Green Bay Packers, could he add “bad luck charm” to his resume?

    In late October, Ditka was seen wearing a Packers jersey, and a few days later it was revealed that the stunt was part of a promotion for a new contest at McDonald’s. Ditka appeared in a Packers sweater in one of the ads for the company, but it seems as though the former Chicago Bears coach’s “change of loyalty” has come with some dire consequences for their NFC North rivals.

    Since the ad came out, the Packers have lost two consecutive games, falling to the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers in back-to-back weeks.

    The losses have put the Packers back into a tie for the NFC North lead and given them a two-game deficit in the race for the best record in the NFC, but could they be related to Ditka’s decision to go green and gold?

    Most rational people would dismiss such concerns as mularkey, but then again, sports aren’t exactly a safe haven for the rational and level-headed.

    For all we know, someone is cooking up a column right now that Ditka's wardrobe choice was a calculated move to derail the Packers' Super Bowl chances and help the Bears to a win later this month on Thanksgiving. 

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