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An American Professional Football team based in Chicago, Illinois.

The Chicago Bears an American  Professional football team is a charter member of the National Football League (NFL) and have played in all of the league's 97 seasons. 

They are in the North (Norris al la Chris Berman) Division of the National Football Conference of the NFL.

The Bears play their home games at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Their headquarters and practice facilities Halas Hall, is in the Chicago suburb of Lake Forest, Illinois.

History

The Decatur Staleys was founded in 1919 by the A. E. Staley food starch company of Decatur, Illinois. The Staleys play their first season in 1920 and competed in the new Professional Football League the American Professional Football Association. 

George Halas moved the team to Chicago in 1921. Chicago Bears and the Arizona Cardinals are the only teams founded in the NFL in 1920. 

Staley turned the team over to Halas and Sternaman in 1921. The team relocated to Chicago.

In 1921 and renamed the team the Chicago Staleys. An agreement between Halas and Edward "Dutch" Sternaman with A. E. Staley for George "Papa" Halas to purchase the team from Staley for $100 dollars.

In 1922, Halas changed the team name from the Staleys to the Bears.

With most NFL franchises, the Bears got their nickname from their city's baseball team (some directly, some indirectly – like the Bears, whose young are called "Cubs").

Halas liked the bright orange-and-blue colors of his alma mater, the University of Illinois, and the Chicago Bears news chose those colors as their own, with a darker shade of blue and the orange.

The Bears became a charter member of the NFL in 1920.


Contribution to the NFL

During the 1920s the team was responsible for the NFL changing the rules that a player could not be signed until his college's senior class had graduated.

This action was the consequence of the Bears' aggressively signing of famous University of Illinois player Red Grange within a day of his final game as a college football player.

In the 1940 NFL Championship, Halas introduced his T-formation offense, with Sid Luckman at quarterback.

This formation shocked and confused the Redskins all day as the Bears won 73–0, an NFL record that stands to this day.

The T-formation was soon widely copied at the college and pro levels.


NFL Championships and Super Bowls

Washington Redskins have won:

  • NFL Championships
  • 1 Super Bowl


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