1985 Chicago Bears still buzzworthy

October, 7, 2011
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Twenty-five years later, there was no mistaking the sight of a 52-year-old Jim McMahon sitting behind the President of the United States on the South Lawn of the White House in a suit, tie, white headband and tennis shoes.

For all those pinheads who wish the 1985 Chicago Bears would go away already, there they were again Friday, honored for their contribution as Super Bowl champions; getting overdue attention from Washington for, the nerve of them, being one of the greatest teams in NFL history.

Also reminding us, and maybe still informing those too young or too thick to realize, just how big a part of popular culture they were and, as such, always will be.

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Melissa Isaacson

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

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