President Obama Welcomes The 1985 Chicago Bears to the White House

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  1. 1985 Chicago Bears to be honored by President Obama

    An invite to the White House is always a very cool thing even if it comes 25 years late.

    On October 7, the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears will finally be honored at the White House. Their original celebration was called off after the space shuttle Challenger tragedy, and was never rescheduled in 1986.

    Sadly, two key members of that great team, Walter Payton and Dave Duerson, will be unable to make it since both have passed away. Defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan’s attendance is probably in doubt as well, as it has been announced he has cancer and was holding off treatment until after his sons (Rex Ryan and Rob Ryan) faced off in Week 1 of the 2011 NFL season. Another player who may not be able to make it is William “The Refrigerator” Perry, who is suffering from several health issues.

    This honoring will come almost a year after many members of the team got together for a 25th anniversary in November 2010. I would expect most of those to make it except perhaps the ones busy with coaching duties. Ron Rivera is now the head coach of the Carolina Panthers while Mike Singletary is an assistant under Lezlie Frasier with the Minnesota Vikings.

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