The Chicago Bears are one of the two charter NFL franchises still in operation today (the other being the Arizona Cardinals). The Bears, in 1920, were the Decateur Staleys, named after their owner. In 1921, the team moved to Wrigley Field & became the Chicago Staleys. In this time frame, George S. Halas was purchasing control of the club from Staley. In 1922, Halas was the league's first player-coach-owner for his new team, the Chicago Bears, the new nickname inspired by their home field (Wrigley Field, which is the legendary home of baseball's Chicago Cubs). The short answer: The franchise began as an original NFL franchise. The team known as the Bears were first assembled in 1922.
The Bears were founded in 1919 as the Decatur Staleys, became a charter team in the American Professional Football Association in 1920 (renamed to the National Football League in 1922), and moved to Chicago and became the Chicago Bears in 1921.
The Chicago Bears football team used to practice at Carroll College, now called Carroll University, in Wausheka, WI. The Bears bought the "C" logo from the college, made it a bit smaller and patented it. They began using the "C" logo in 1962.
They became the Bears in 1922 after being known as the Staleys in 1920-21.
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The Chicago Cubs were founded first. The Chicago Cubs organization was started in 1870, while the Bears' organization was established in 1919.
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Nowhere; they were founded in Decatur, Illinois and then were renamed the Chicago Bears to be more associated with the big city. That way people would more easily recognize where they were from. They have not moved from a different state, though.
They were called the Decatur Staleys. They were founded by George Stanley Halas in Decatur, Illinois.
Staley da Bear is the name of the Chicago Bears' mascot. He is named after A. E. Staley, who originally founded the Bears' franchise with George S. Halas in 1919. For more information: http://www.answers.com/topic/staley-da-bear
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The Chicago Bears team is based in Chicago, Illinois.
The Green Bay Packers were founded in 1919 and joined the NFL in 1921. The only team that's older is the Arizona Cardinals, which were founded in Chicago in 1898. The Chicago Bears are the third oldest, beginning in 1920.
Chicago Honey Bears was created in 1976.