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  1. The infamous hit from the ref's perspective

    Melissa Isaacson

    Jerry Markbreit still has the newspaper photos framed in his den. The first shows Packers defensive tackle Charles Martin on one knee with Bears quarterback Jim McMahon lying on the Soldier Field turf. The second has the NFL veteran referee escorting...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  2. Hampton: Packers had bounty on Bears

    Melissa Isaacson

    Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Dan Hampton doesn't buy for a second that the Green Bay Packers didn't impose a bounty on the heads of various Bears in the season following Chicago's Super Bowl XX win. "Charles Martin ... he put numbers on his towel t...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  3. Ditka would have stopped bounties

    Melissa Isaacson

    Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka said he would have stopped any bounties if he learned of them, but there were money pools based on different statistical categories. "Not that I know of," Ditka said when asked if bounties existed during his t...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  4. 1985 Chicago Bears still buzzworthy

    Melissa Isaacson

    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 ...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  5. Melissa Isaacson - White House visit reminder that 1985 Chicago B...

    Melissa Isaacson

    White House visit a reminder that 1985 Bears are still worth all the fuss.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2011
  6. An honor 25 years in the making

    Melissa Isaacson

    CHICAGO -- Jay Hilgenberg remembers sitting on the edge of the bed in his Honolulu hotel room, getting ready to catch a bus to his first Pro Bowl practice, when he turned on the television. It was Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1986. "I was putting my flip-...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  7. Sources: '85 Bears to be honored at White House

    Melissa Isaacson

    Twenty-six years after they dominated the NFL with a 15-1 season on the way to a victory in Super Bowl XX, the 1985 Chicago Bears will finally get a chance to be honored at the White House. Read the entire story....

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  8. Dent's 'proud papa' saw potential

    Melissa Isaacson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- When the fifth round of the 1983 NFL draft rolled around, George Halas pushed his chair back and went to lunch, taking his general manager Jim Finks, his son-in-law Ed McCaskey and Finks' assistant Bill McGrane along with him. ...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  9. '85 Bears: A dominant playoff opener

    Melissa Isaacson

    Editor's note: ESPNChicago.com is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Chicago Bears' dominant 1985 season and victory in Super Bowl XX. We'll have weekly features on each game from '85, video interviews with key figures, photo galleries and more....

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  10. Bears got kick out of Butler in '85

    Melissa Isaacson

    There are still moments, Kevin Butler admits, when he thinks he could be out there again. "I can honestly tell you, if I had a personal trainer for a year, I could do it," said the highest scoring rookie in NFL history. "But the key to that, durin...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  11. Ex-Bear McMahon struggles with memory

    Melissa Isaacson

    CHICAGO -- It was during Super Bowl Media Day in February when Jim McMahon was first approached and asked to get involved with the Sports Legacy Institute, which was formed three years ago to "solve the concussion crisis" in sports. Read the entir...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  12. Still watching out for Walter

    Melissa Isaacson

    CHICAGO -- Matt Suhey never had a chance. Not at first, anyway. Oh sure, the young running back and Bears' second-round draft pick in 1980, was a fine player and part of a proud tradition of football-playing Suheys at Penn State. He was als...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  13. Ditka, Ryan reunite for '85 Bears

    Melissa Isaacson

    CHICAGO -- Away from photographers, they hugged. And in front of the cameras, they posed together, Mike Ditka's arm around Buddy Ryan, Ditka asking for copies of the pictures, Ryan smiling broadly. Just another couple of old pals who don't get to ...

    Blog | November 05, 2010
  14. '85 Bears: 'Fridge' mania begins vs. Pack

    Melissa Isaacson

    He's a grandfather now, if you can believe it. Grandpa Fridge, though William Perry's grandchildren keep it simple and just call him "Granddad." Someday maybe he will regale them about the day he went from the biggest thing in the NFL to the bigge...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  15. 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl celebration finally gets it day at ...

    Melissa Isaacson

    The Bears' Super Bowl celebration finally gets its day at the White House.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2011
  16. Sources -- '85 Chicago Bears to get White House honors

    Melissa Isaacson

    Twenty-six years after they dominated the NFL with a 15-1 season on the way to a victory in Super Bowl XX, the 1985 Chicago Bears will finally get a chance to be honored at the White House.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2011