CHICAGO - The body says one thing. The mind says another.
At least that's how he looked at in when January 26th popped on the calendar this year.
Thirty years earlier he was diving over the goal line at the Louisiana Superdome not once but twice, with his landings on the Astroturf accounting for 12 of the Bears' 46 points in their first Super Bowl victory.
On Tuesday he was back at Soldier Field to remember that moment which occurred three decades to the day he gathered with his former teammates to remember the accomplishment.
Does it feel like it was yesterday as the cliché goes? We'll for Jim McMahon, yes and no.
"It does in the body," said the former Bears' quarterback when asked if it feels like 30 years since the Super Bowl win over the Patriots. "But looking at my kids, my youngest just turned 25. Yeah, so it feels like 30."
But for McMahon along with the other players that gathered at Soldier Field the memories of that night and the entire season came back quickly as they enjoyed each other's company for a reunion party organized by former linebacker Jim Morrissey and sponsored by Rum Chata.
From McMahon to Mike Singletary to Mike Ditka, Steve McMichael and William Perry, a number of the familiar names showed up to remember their crowning achievement on January 26, 1986.
Jarrett Payton caught up with a number of the players from that team on Tuesday night at Soldier Field. To watch his interview with the players, click on the videos above and below.