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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 after a very lopsided 1940 NFL championship victory over the Washington Redskins (73-0).

Bear down, Chicago Bears,
Make every play, clear the way to victory!
Bear down, Chicago Bears,
Put up a fight, with a might so fearlessly!

We'll never forget the way you thrilled the nation
With your T-formation.
Bear down, Chicago Bears,
And let them know why you're wearing the crown.
You're the pride and joy of Illinois
Chicago Bears, Bear down!

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Such is the history and importance of the Chicago Bears that I have had to mention them in almost every review I've written of the NFL so far. One of the charter members of the NFL, and the second-oldest professional football team in the league, the Bears stand head and shoulders above almost every other team in the league in terms of history, prestige, and tradition. Chicago is very proud of its Bears, and the city sees them as a reflection of its hard work ethic and blue-collar toughness. (At …
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