The Chicago Bears' Mike Ditka, who refused to be sidelined earlier this season by a heart attack, is the most charismatic coach in the National Football League, according to an informal survey.
"He hurls gum, he's back a couple of weeks after a heart attack, he says outrageous things, he mocks opposing fans and stadiums," said the New York Post's Steve Serby, one of 11 writers and broadcasters surveyed by The Houston Post. "What more do you want?"The Bears came out as the most charismatic team overall, finishing first in three of the eight other categories in the survey: stadium, unique characters and fans.
The runners-up for the charisma title were San Francisco and Washington. The Atlanta Falcons were the most woesome in the charisma leagues, finishing last in seven categories, including the worst uniforms.