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Allstate GLORY DAYS ‘Legends of the ’85 Chicago Bears’ is the Official Reunion of Coach Ditka and the ‘85 Bears team, taking place on Friday, November 5th 7:30 PM at Arie Crown Theater in Chicago. This is stories you’ve never heard before!
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What do Coach Ditka and some of the other '85 Bears think about the upcoming AllState Glory Days reunion?
It's gonna be something special. I think the Glory Days show will really be something. When you put all these guys in a theater and they are up there telling their own stories about what happened. Whether it's about me, I don't care what it is, that's what I'll enjoy most.
You'll hear stories that you have not heard before. You want to have this as an archive because when these guys are gone, they are gone forever.
I was not one of Buddy Ryan's favorite players. He never thought I would make it as a pro. But I saw him last year and he told me "You know, you turned out to be one helluva ball player." So we got our healing and I believe the same thing will hold true for him and Coach Ditka.
To this day I hear from Bears fans. They just love what we did. And to be able to give them something that they can hold on to - all the stories, all the memories - we can bring 1985-86 back.
Everyone remembers that Super Bowl shuffle don't they? We weren't just football players, we were entertainers.
I haven't seen some of these guys in 25 years, but we get together and it's like we just left the locker room. We have a good time together. There are some great guys on this football team. We won a helluva lot of football games with this team. We had a 5 year run that I think is hard to equal. We only won one Super Bowl, but it's not like we fell off the map. We just screwed up in the playoffs.