Found October 07, 2011 on Fox Sports:
Twenty-six years after laying claim to the NFL's famed Lombardi Trophy, the 1985 Chicago Bears were recognized in a ceremony at the White House Friday. The Super Bowl XX victors never took part in the customary event. The team's initial planned visit was derailed by the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster just two days after the Bears' 46-10 win over the New England Patriots in New Orleans. Flanked by Hall of Famer Mike Ditka and renowned defensive guru Buddy Ryan, President Barack Obama -- a devout Bears fan -- finally paid homage to arguably one of the best teams in NFL history. "This is about as much fun as I will have as President of the United States," Obama said as he stepped up to the podium on the White House South Lawn with the members of the 1985 Bears team gathered behind him. "The day after Super Bowl XX half a million Chicagoans turned out in 25-below wind chill weather to welcome the champs back from New Orleans. "But sadly the d...
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