Alright, now Bears vs Stephen Douglas in a debate, what do you think?
These guys are bummed:
Even with the major pressure from the leaders in the Republican Party, Ditka is staying on the sidelines in the Senate race for Illinois.
Ditka's decision comes as one more blow to despairing Illinois Republicans. Some thought "Da Coach" could have rescued their party from what voter opinion surveys indicate could be another landslide loss this November.
So if it was Ditka vs. the Democratic National Convention keynote speaker?
Thought it couldn't get any weirder? WRONG!
Another name surfacing is that of rocker, outspoken conservative and gun-rights activist Ted Nugent.
"He grew up in Arlington Heights. He went to St. Viator High School," Cook County Republican Chair Gary Skoien told WMAQ. "He has more connection to Illinois than Hillary Clinton had to New York, and he's been a very articulate spokesperson on constitutional issues. He would be a very interesting candidate."
Nugent couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday night.