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 two years 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, white 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 historyThe Bears are one of the storied NFL teams. They were founded by George Halas, who maintained control of the team until his death in 1985. 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' grandson Michael McCaskey.
Players of note
'86 Super Bowl Championship Roster:
Not to be forgotten:
The Bears Shufflin' Crew.