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President Obama calls 1985 Bears ‘greatest team in NFL history’

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Updated: October 8, 2011 11:12AM

A jubilant President Obama welcomed the 1985 Chicago Bears to a long delayed White House celebration on Friday, calling them “the greatest team in NFL history.”

“This is as much fun as I will have as president of the United States,” Obama said. “This is one of the perks of the job, right here.”

A Marine band quartet struck up the fight song, “Bear Down, Chicago Bears,” as the Bears, lugging their Super Bowl rings, flanked Obama on the South Lawn of the White House.

“This game changed everything for every team that came after them,” he said. “...They changed the laws of football.” Mr. Obama said.

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