Monday, January 22, 2007

Go Decauter Staleys!

taken from Wikipedia


Originally called the Decatur Staleys, the Chicago Bears football club was established by the A. E. Staley Company of Decatur, Illinois in 1919 as a company team, the typical start for several of the early professional football franchises. The company hired George Halas and Edward "Dutch" Sternaman in 1920 to run the team and turned full control of the team over to them in 1921.[2]

However, official team and league records cite Halas as the founder[3] as he took over the team in 1920 when it became a charter member of the NFL. Along with the Cardinals, the Bears are one of only two charter members of the NFL still in existence. The team relocated to Chicago in 1921, where the club was renamed the Chicago Staleys. Under an agreement that was reached by Halas and Sternaman with Staley, Halas purchased the rights to the club from Staley for $100.



So....hear! hear! let the SuperBowl Shuffle begin. (but also thankful that the Staleys changed their name!)

1 Comments:

Blogger d-smooth said...

Interesting because the cardinals are an orginal team and are considered one of the worse franshises in NFL history! Chicago cardinals stunk..as well as every other city they have been to!

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