The Bears are one of only two charter members of the NFL still in existence. Their 1,000 game history started in Decatur, Illinois in 1920 when the Staley Starch Company sponsored a team. In 1922 they became part of the newly renamed National football League for the franchise fee of $100.
Chairman: Michael McCaskey
Super Bowl Champs 1985
NFL Champs 1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963
NFC Champs 1985, 2006
Playoff Appearances 26
In 1921, the original franchise moved to Chicago and began playing at Wrigley Field, the home of baseballs Cubs. The teams owner determined that if the baseball tenants were Cubs, then his more rugged gridiron combatants should be known as the Bears.
Grizzly Bears can stand over 8 feet tall on their hind legs and weights close to 1,500 pounds. They can run up to 25 miles per hour and are considered to be the most aggressive of bears. They are too large to escape danger by climbing trees, so they respond to danger by standing their ground and warding off their attackers.
The Bear in the sculpture shows an intimidating stance by unveiling his height, weight and ferocious face as he stands tall on his hind legs, standing his ground to defend his territory.
Sculpture Size: 20 x 20 x 9
The Sculptor Company has created a hand sculpted limited edition bronze sculpture for each of the thirty-two teams that make up the National Football League. We currently have eight completed pieces of art. Each solid bronze sits upon a marble base and depicts the mascot or history of the team it represents.
Each sculpture will be approximately 20 x 20 x 9. It weighs 28 32 pounds. Each customer will have the opportunity to create a personalized nameplate to go on the front of their art piece. This will give the owner the ability to leave a lasting legacy for generations to come showing their loyalty and support for their Team and the NFL.