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’85 Bears finally getting trip to the White House

Coach Mike Ditkis carried off field after Bears beNew EnglPatriots 46-10 Super Bowl XX. | Sun-Times library

Coach Mike Ditka is carried off the field after the Bears beat the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. | Sun-Times library

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Updated: November 10, 2011 5:39PM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is showing some love for theBears.

A White House official says the president is inviting members of the Bears 1985 Super Bowl championship team to the White House on Oct. 7.

Super Bowl champions are traditionally honored with a visit to the White House. But plans for the 1985 Bears to come to Washington were scrapped when the space shuttle Challenger exploded just days after their victory in January 1986. AP

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