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Team Spotlight: Chicago Bears

Posted on July 10 2020

Based in Chicago, the Chicago Bears enjoy not only a devoted fan base, they have a rough-and-tumble standing rivalry with the state right next-door – Wisconsin. Their battles with the Green Bay Packers are legendary and are attended by fans willing to practically fight to the death in honor of their team. Here, we're going to take a look at the Chicago Bears, a little bit of their history, some facts and figures regarding the team, and a number of their most legendary players.

Introducing, for one and all, the Chicago Bears…

Chicago Bears

A Little Bit of History

Established back in 1920, the Chicago Bears are a member of the NFL - the National Football Conference, and belong to the NFC's North Division. But it wasn't always like that! Here are a few more affiliations associated with The Bears:

  • 1970 to 2001 – The NFC's Central Division
  • 1967 to 1969 – The NFL's Central Division Western Conference
  • 1953 to 1969 – Western Conference (NFL)
  • 1950 to 1952 – National Conference (NFL)
  • 1933 to 1949 – Western Division (NFL)

The Chicago Bears have gone by other names, however, since their 1920 startup. In 1921 they were referred to as the Chicago Staleys. Before that, in 1920, the Decatur Staleys. Currently, you may also hear them referred to lovingly as "The Monsters of the Midway".

Home fields occupied by the Chicago Bears include the following:

  • 1920 – Staley Field
  • 1921 to 1970 – Wrigley Field
  • From 1971 to 2001, and then again from 2003 until present day – Soldier Field
  • 2002 – Memorial Stadium

The Chicago Bears have been victorious in one Super Bowl, in 1985. They have, however, been division champs 19 times:

  • 2018, 2010, 2006, and 2005 – NFC North
  • 2001, 1990, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984 – NFC central
  • 1946, 1943, 1942, 1941, 1940, 1937, 1934, 1933 – NFL Western

The Chicago Bears were NFC conference champions in 2006 and 1985. They were NFL Western conference champions in 1963 and 1956. They have enjoyed a total of 26 playoff appearances, the latest in 2018.

Current Facts About the Bears

Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, the Bears play at Chicago's Soldier Field. Their colors include burnt orange, navy blue, and white. Their mascot, Staley Da Bear, can be seen on flags, hats, shirts, you name it.

Personnel involved with the Chicago Bears are as follows:

  • Matt Nagy – head coach
  • Ryan Pace – general manager
  • Ted Phillips – president
  • George McCaskey – Chairman
  • Virginia Alice McCaskey – owner

Chicago Bears in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Some 32 individuals who have either held administrative positions, coached, or played for the Chicago Bears have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since the charter induction class of 1963. Some Hall of Famers associated with the Chicago Bears are as follows:

  • Dick Butkus
  • Mike Singletary
  • George Blanda
  • Mike Ditka
  • Brian Urlacher
  • Walter Payton
  • Gale Sayers
  • George Halas
  • Johnny Driscoll
  • and many, many more

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