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1985 Chicago Bears finally visit the White House (video)


Da Bears and Da Commander in Chief. (Jason Reed/Reuters)

On Friday, Obama welcomed the 1985 Super Bowl champion Bears to the White House — 25 years after they won their title. (Watch the video here.)

“This is as much fun as I will have as president of the United States,” Obama said during a press conference on the South Lawn.

Days after Da Bears stomped the Patriots 46-10 with the help of Super Bowl MVP Richard Dent’s 1 1/2 sacks and two forced fumbles, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, stunning the nation and postponing Chicago’s visit.

Matt Brooks is the high school sports editor for The Washington Post. He's an Arlington native and longtime District resident and was previously a high school sports reporter, editor for several blogs and Early Lead contributor with The Post.

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