Mike Ditka joins the long list of television hosts and analysts that have uttered bad or offensive words during live broadcasts, but fortunately, he did give an on-air apology.
Since he works for ESPN, Ditka takes more heat because he's on a national scale. Of course, he certainly isn't the first ESPN guy to have an "uh-oh" moment on live television.
Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on your outlook of the World Wide Leader, Ditka won't be the last.
There's no video of him calling Indianapolis Colts quarterback Dan Orlovsky a "polak," but those up early enough for ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown heard it and put it out on Twitter.
Ditka wasn't bashing Orlovsky in any way, but at the same time, that's not something you should use to describe someone.
Orlovsky probably didn't expect to play this season, but injuries and poor performances by others gave him a chance to start for the Colts, and he ended up winning two games for the league's worst team.
This is a result of Ditka not thinking, but thankfully he did the right thing and apologized for his remarks later in the show.
The Hall of Famer will definitely think before he speaks every time he sits in front of the camera after this incident.