Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/20/11
Do you remember 1985?  President Ronald Reagan was sworn in for his second term, the Food and Drug Administration approved a blood test for AIDS.  As a part of the 99th anniversary of Coca Cola, New Coke is released and subsequently flops giving way to Coke Classic, the original formula.  The Breakfast Club and The Color Purple debuted in theaters. We Are The World was recorded by USA for Africa and the Chicago Bears released the Super Bowl Shuffle in the midst of a 15-1 regular season record in route to their first and only Super Bowl title to date. The 85 Bears were more than just a football team.  They were a cast of characters who appeared better fit for a Hollywood script rather than gridiron glory.  The Bears were led by Iron Mike Ditka, a former tight end who was fiery and fearsome.  An often injured yet colorful Jim McMahon was the quarterback.  Though no one could ever question his heart on the field, his game day performances usually played second fiddle to his outlandish antics such as headbands with the commissioner’s name on them, the funky shades, and a flamboyant persona that never seemed to be in hiding.  [...]
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