The Chicago Bears were first founded in 1920 in Decatur, IL and moved to Chicago the next season in 1921. The Bears are among the oldest teams in NFL history. Since the start of the franchise, the Chicago Bears have won nine NFL Championships, including one Super Bowl win.
Much of the success the Chicago Bears had early on can be attributed to George "Big Bear" Halas, who was a player, coach, general manager, owner, travel secretary, and handled many other team operations for over 60 years.
Mike Ditka is an iconic sports figure in the city of Chicago. As a player, Mike Ditka was one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history. He was drafted first overall in 1961 to the Chicago Bears. He played 12 seasons in the NFL and spent his first six seasons with the Bears.
By the end of his career, Ditka totaled over 420 receptions for over 5,800 yards. In 1988, he was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, becoming the first tight end to do so.
The 1985 Bears
Prior to their Super Bowl appearance, the players on the Chicago Bears recorded and released a rap song titles "Super Bowl Shuffle." It was a huge media hit and was nominated for a Grammy.
Rivalry with the Green Bay Packers
One of the most historic football rivalries is between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. Both are two of the oldest teams in the NFL, and had great success in the league before the Super Bowl era.
The Bears and Packers have played nearly 200 games against each other, with the Packers slightly leading the series with a 97-95-6 record.