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This week marks the 30th anniversary of the "Super Bowl Shuffle"

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Clayton Guse

The 1985 Chicago Bears are widely regarded as one of the best teams in the history of the NFL. That club, led by Walter Payton, Mike Singletary and Mike Ditka, finished the regular season with a 15-1 record and went on to clobber the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. But two months before they won a championship, the team produced one of the tackiest and hard-to-watch singles in the history of hip-hop: The "Super Bowl Shuffle." This week, the track turns 30. 

Beloved by Chicago meatheads at the time of its release, it's since become a strange, unfortunate relic of one the best sports teams to ever play in Chicago. It features about two dozen Bears players dancing in unison to an awkwardly choreographed sequence. There's plenty of mullets, a bunch of players pretending to play some instruments and a confusing and declarative chorus that states, "We're not here to start no trouble, we're just here to do the Super Bowl Shuffle."

All things considered, the track and its accompanying video were an incredibly cocky declaration. The playoffs hadn't even started, and, though the Bears were undoubtedly the best team in the league in 1985, if a professional sports team tried to pull this kind of stunt in 2015, it would make LeBron James look like an incredibly humble person.

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