Cool Hand Dan

Dan Hampton: Mario Williams a luxury, but Bears need receiver

“They play the game when it’s easy. But it’s nice to know when you come into the locker room that you’ve played your guts out. You may have gotten hurt and you may not feel real good, but at least you have the satisfaction of knowing you gave your all.” Pride and a love for the game have helped make Hampton the league’s most consistently excellent defensive player of the 1980s and one of the best ever to have played tackle. “Dan is a definite Hall of Famer,” says Bears coach Mike Ditka, who already is enshrined in Canton. “He rates up there with the very best. Dan reminds me a lot of Bob Lilly, although he’ll never get the recognition Bob got.” Buddy Ryan, the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and the former defensive coordinator of the Bears, says, “I don’t want to get into comparing him, but nobody has played tackle better than Hampton. And surely no one has played it with more heart.

Dan Hampton Award unveiled at Touchdown Club

Simple enough, right? Not for Dipsh*t Dan. When it came time to predict the winner of the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings in their rematch of the NFC Championship game, Danimal who seriously uses that nickname said that the Vikings need to go down there and hit that town like Katrina. He then gave the camera guy a wedgie, pooped on the desk and challenged a 12-year old girl to a push-up contest. VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP, BROSEPH! Added Dan, Wait, wait I mean, the Vikings need to seep into the Saints food supply like hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil. No wait, I mean the Vikings need to move into the Superdome and sexually assault homeless women.

Hall of Famer Dan Hampton understands not all numbers can be retired by the Bears


Can you say selfish? Hampton should put politics aside here and just celebrate with his former team. Yes, he has the right to choose not to go, but he looks like a fool in doing so. Would You Attend a Party at the White House Even if You Didn’t Like the President? Yes No Submit Vote vote to see results Would You Attend a Party at the White House Even if You Didn’t Like the President? Yes 26.0% Total votes: 146 The Bears never got to visit the White House after their Super Bowl win, and since President Obama is a Bears fan, he had no problem letting them visit. It’s a harmless act, but Hampton puts a damper on it because of personal reasons. Why can’t he just be a man about it and show up? After all, he played for the Bears his entire NFL career and was a phenomenal player that helped Chicago reach the top. A lot of words could be said about Hampton’s choice, but I’ll let his former teammates, Tim Wrightman and Steve McMichael, do all the talking.

Dan Hampton Is A Man Of Poise And Tact


Honey’s going to the White House, and you tell your kids and your wife, ‘Oh, I’m sorry. You’re not invited.’ “Secondly, I’m not a fan of the guy in the White House. And third, it was 25 years ago. Let it go.” In 1986, the Bears’ trip to the White House, then occupied by Ronald Reagan, was cancelled because the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded. “Family can’t go, I don’t want to go,” Hampton told in a text. What do you think?

Dan Hampton: Former Bear Should Put Politics Aside for Lifetime Opportunity

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(By David Harten) [ View Full-Size ] Former Jacksonville, Arkansas and Chicago Bear defensive lineman Dan Hampton was on hand Tuesday at the Little Rock Touchdown Club as announced the creation of an award named for him. The Dan Hampton Award will go to the top defensive lineman in Division I college football and will be handed out at the club’s annual banquet at the end of the season. Hampton, who grew up on a farm in Cabot, spoke to the crowd of about 200 at the club’s weekly meeting at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock. The 2002 Pro Football Hall of Famer entertained the crowd with several stories of his travails in the NFL, including knocking out former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning on a sack and beating the Dallas Cowboys 44-0 in 1985. The former All-Pro and Pro Bowler also told the crowd about his time with the Razorbacks, including being recruited by legendary coach and former Razorback Jimmy Johnson and how a crippling fall out of a tree kept him out of sports until his junior year at Jacksonville High School. Hampton also called his former coach Lou Holtz a “motivation machine,” and lauded his time playing with a number of “Arkansas kids” that were his teammates.

“This is a franchise with so many great players. If everybody’s number got retired, it would diminish the honor in a way. I understand. The kind of the trap of it all is that if you played for the Bears that you’re one of many. If you played in Tampa, what is there a handful of guys? “It’s kind of a numbers game and I understand that.

Should Dan Hampton Have Gone to the White House?

Im not convinced that we have to go out and really upgrade on the outside. Sure, it would be nice, but how much money do you have to spend?” The 1984 Bears set the NFL one-season record with 72 sacks. Richard Dent led the way with an NFL-best 17.5 sacks, followed by Hampton with 11.5, Steve McMichael with 10 and Mike Hartenstine with 7. Its not good enough to just have one guy in double digits in sacks, McMichael said of the 2011 Bears. We had (three), you understand. And the salary cap today cannot afford to have that many guys on the same team anymore. As a team, the Bears defense registered 33 sacks last season, so the addition of another great pass-rusher would be significant. If you have two great defensive linemen, your chances of being a great defense go up exponentially, Hampton said. If youve got three guys …


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