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Beyond the Game: Michael Weinreb talks Jim McMahon

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Some people think that Bears fans talk about 1985 too much; some people can't idolize those guys enough.  Regardless, it's always fun to hear about the exploits of that team.  Michael Weinreb (more on him shortly) discusses some of Jim McMahon's antics of 1986's Super Bowl week.  The opening line:

In 1986, the Chicago Bears invaded New Orleans. What ensued was a few days of drinking, fighting, mooning, and public urination. And that was just Jim McMahon.

This article was written by a guy named Michael Weinreb, who authored the book Bigger Than the Game: Bo, Boz, the Punky QB, and How the '80s Created the Modern Athlete.  I was fortunate enough a while back to have a copy sent to me, and would highly recommend you add that to your must-read list.

Weinreb not only uncovers stories about these athletes that most people have never heard before, but he does so in a writing style that grabs you right of the gate, and makes it difficult to put the book down.

Whether you are among the old-school Bears fraternity, or a modern day fan, everyone can appreciate a slice of history, especially when it's about a character as amusing as Jim McMahon.