The Chicago Bears are a professional football team from Chicago, Illinois. The Bears are part of the NFC North Division of the NFL (or, of the National Football Conference in the National Football League). The Chicago Bears are one of only two remaining teams from the founding of the NFL (the other is the Chicago Cardinals until 1959, now the Arizona Cardinals). The Bears played their home games at Wrigley Field in the northside of Chicago up until 1970; since then, the Bears play at Soldier Field in the downtown area of Chicago along Lake Michigan.
The Chicago Bears have the most hall-of-fame members and the most victories of any franchise in the NFL. The Bears have won nine professional football championships (8 NFL championshps and Superbowl XX).
George Halas purchased the Decatur Staley's and changed the team name to the Chicago Bears in 1922. Halas led the team as owner, general manager, and coach to eight championships until his retirement from coaching in 1967. In order to honor his contributions to the NFL, Halas was inducted into the first Hall of Fame in 1963 and the NFC Championship trophy was named after him.
From 1940 to 1947, quarterback Sid Luckman led the Chicago Bears to 5 NFL championships, the team acquired the "Monsters of the Midway" nickname from the University of Chicago's football team as well as the famous "C" on their helmets. The Bears fight song, "Bear Down, Chicago Bears," also came out of this era ...