This happened 37-days after Ditka's birthday, or on his 38th day of his age.
You'll notice he is 79-years-old.
79, the 22nd prime
22-men on the field
From his birthday to this incident was 37-days.
37 connects to 'Chicago'.
The date, 11/24 also connects to 'Chicago'. 11+24 is 35.
This news comes 71-days before the Super Bowl.