Two and a half decades later, the legendary 1985 Chicago Bears team is finally getting its White House ceremony. The original one was canceled because of the Challenger disaster; now, President Obama is inviting the team back on Oct 7. Though two of the team’s central players, Walter Payton and Dave Duerson, have since died, most of the team is likely to show up, Bleacher Report notes—with the possible exception of those now coaching.
Another interesting tidbit from Bleacher Report: The 1985 team's head coach, Mike Ditka, was mentioned as a possible opponent to Barack Obama for Senate in 2004. Click for more. (Read more President Obama stories.)