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Template:NFL team The Chicago Bears are a National Football League team based in Chicago.

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.
Nicknames: Da Bears and The Monsters of the Midway
Fight song: Bear Down
Home field: Soldier Field
Previous home fields:
Staley Field (1920)
Wrigley Field (1921-1970)
Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL (2002; used during renovation and expansion of Soldier Field, currenttly used by the University of Illinois)
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".
Arch-rivals: The Green Bay Packers
League championships won:1921 (as the Chicago Staleys), 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963, 1985.
Super Bowl appearances: XX (won)
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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. For the most part, the Bears have stayed in the Halas family. The team is currently owned by Halas' daughter Virginia McCaskey and has been run on a day-to-day basis since 1999 by President and CEO Ted Phillips .

Missing image
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New Soldier Field

Players of note

Super Bowl XX Championship Roster:

Current players

Retired numbers

Not to be forgotten

Recent Draft Picks: 2005

  • Cedric Benson Running Back - 1st Round 4th Selection - University of Texas

See also

Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew.

External links

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

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