The Chicago Bears are one of the most popular American Football teams around the world. While they may not have been the most successful franchise of all time with just a solitary Super Bowl win back in 1985 they have a place in the hearts of millions of fans around the world. The Bears are one of the original founding teams of the NFL with a history that dates back to the early 1900s when they were known as the Decatur Staleys.
Today the Chicago Bears play at one of the most iconic stadiums in the US the legendary Soldier Field (II) which has been their home since 1971. While the bears have has their usual season full of ups and downs this year, Chicago Bears tickets are always in demand with each home game selling out quickly. Here are a couple of facts that you may not know about the Bears:
Most Retired Jerseys in the NFL
Only truly great players have the honour of having the number retired from the roster and the Bears have retired more than any other team. 13 former Bears greats have had their jersey retired including all-time greats such as Dick Butkus, Red Grange, Brian Piccolo and George McAfee.
Leading Fumbler Walter Payton?
While Walter Payton may have made it to the Hall of Fame and had his jersey retired by the Bears he actually leads the list of fumblers at the franchise with 86. In fact he has twice as many fumbles as any other player on the list although this is solely due to the length of time he spent with the club rather than having butterfingers.
Longest Touchdown Pass
The longest touchdown pass in Bears history was caught by Bo Farrington. While Bo was only at the franchise for two seasons between 61-63 he earned a place in history with a 98 yard catch.
There have been some great Bears players over the years and the team has one of the longest and proudest histories in the NFL. Chicago Bears tickets for games at Soldier Field can be bought from the club’s website or from other sources online.