Over 26 years later, Super Bowl champion Bears honored at White House
October 7th, 2011
04:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Over 26 years later, Super Bowl champion Bears honored at White House

(CNN) - More than one quarter century after dominating the New England Patriots in New Orleans, the Super Bowl XX champion Chicago Bears finally got their chance to celebrate at the White House - much to the joy of one of the team's biggest fans, President Barack Obama.

In remarks in front of the team and onlookers, Obama said that he was a newcomer to Chicago in 1985 when the Bears posted a 15-1 record en route to capturing the NFL title in January 1986. But just days after their Super Bowl win, the squad's ceremonial visit to mark the occasion in Washington was postponed after the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.

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  1. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    It nice to see Obama addressing the critical issues of our time... Unbelieveable. He's diminshed the Presidency like no one has ever done. This buffoon is an embarrassment to this entire country.

    October 7, 2011 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  2. diridi

    Are these guy ready for dinner while nation is burning with problems with hyper unemployment coupled with gone away industries to China, India, Philippines, Korea, etc,.?

    October 7, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    As a Pats fan who saw that loss as a child, this may the angriest I've ever been at Obama.

    October 7, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    Good for president Obama. It was fun to watch the Bears doing the super bowl shuffle.

    October 7, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  5. Marcus

    Yeah, another phot-op. Every single year there is one of those and now, 26 years later!, it was finally time for this one to happen...

    October 7, 2011 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  6. T'sah from Virginia

    Is the "Refrigerator" in that crowd??? That is when the Bears were THE BEARS!!!

    October 7, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  7. South Side

    They didn't go there to start no trouble, they just went to do the Super Bowl Shuffle!! Uh huh...uh huh, uh huh.

    October 7, 2011 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  8. kayla

    love you president obama, the more they hate you, the higher you soar

    October 7, 2011 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Where's Ditka? Maybe he is pouting that Sarah is not VP.

    October 7, 2011 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  10. Marteeze

    Well deserved photo op. After the tradegy they should have had the visit rescheduled long ago. Good job, for a team with a job well done.

    October 8, 2011 12:23 am at 12:23 am |