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Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears are a National Football League team based in Chicago, Illinois.

Founded: 1920 in Decatur, Illinois. One of the charter NFL franchises.
Formerly known as: the Decatur Staleys (1920) and the Chicago Staleys (1921), after their corporate sponsors, a starch company.
Home stadium: Soldier Field, Chicago. (Played for one season in Champaign, Illinois under the same name while Soldier Field was being renovated)
Uniform colors: Home: Navy blue jerseys with orange trim, and white pants. Away: white jerseys, navy blue pants.
Helmet design: Navy blue, with an orange "C".
League championships won:1921 (as the Chicago Staleys), 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963, 1985.
Super Bowl appearances: XX (won)

Franchise history

The Bears are one of the storied NFL teams. They were founded by George Halas, who maintained control of the team until his death in 1983. Halas also coached the team off-and-on for forty seasons, an NFL record. The Bears have stayed in the Halas family; the team is currently owned by Halas' daughter Virginia McCaskey.

New Soldier Field

Players of note

Super Bowl XX Championship Roster:

Current stars:

Retired numbers:

Not to be forgotten:

See also Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew.

External links

Chicago Bears official web site (http://www.chicagobears.com/)

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  Results from FactBites:
Chicago Bears - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4516 words)
The club was founded in Decatur, Illinois in 1920 and moved to Chicago in 1921.
Originally called the Decatur Staleys, the club was established by the A.
Staley Company of Decatur, Illinois in 1919 as a company team, the typical start for several of the early professional football franchises.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Chicago Bears (1584 words)
Staley Da Bear is the offical mascot of the NFLs Chicago Bears.
Staley Field in Decatur, Illinois was the home of the Staley club of the American Professional Football Association in 1920, coached and managed by the young George Halas.
The team relocated to Chicago in 1921, where it was called the Chicago Staleys before being renamed the Bears in 1922.
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