February 16, 2011

What About Those Bears?

Any football fan is surely aware of the Chicago Bears. Some years, the really good years, the whole country follows their progress throughout the season. Some years, probably the not so good ones, only the people of Chicago and the teams of the Northern Division really know or care.

For the record, the Chicago Bears Club started in Decatur in the year 1919. After two years they moved to Chicago (1921). They played their home games at famed Wrigley field until the start of the 1971 season. Now they play at another famous and well-known field, Soldier Field. The Chicago Bears have won nine National Football Championships, one of which was the Superbowl after the 1985 season. During that season, the team recorded what was called, “The Super Bowl Shuffle”. This rap song hit forty-one on Billboard’s Top 100 list that year. It was also a Grammy Award nominee.

The Chicago Bears have had their ups and downs throughout history and have played over 1000 games since 1920. In November of 2010, they received their 700th win against the Dolphins with a score of 16 to zero. New this year, for the Bears is their online photo store. Fans can get any size picture from just about any era of the Chicago Bears history. If you are interested in a photo, check out their official website.

Currently, the Chicago Bears are ahead of Green Bay, Minnesota, and Detroit in the NFC North, with a record of nine wins, three losses, and no ties. They are 4 wins and 2 losses on their home field. They have four games remaining this season, as of this writing, Their remaining regular season schedule is as follows:

Patriots on December 12th, 2010
Vikings on December 20th, 2010
Jets on December 28th, 2010
Packers on January 2nd, 2010

You can bet Chicagoans are hoping for wins on all these days and then, Superbowl, here we come.

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