Decatur Staleys – Chicago Bears 100 years

Produced & Directed by

Spencer Films LLC

Produced for

September 5, 2019
Chicago Bears Game on WAND-TV

Festigious 2020


Chicago Staleys: 100 years of excellence.

The very first Decatur Staleys team hit the ground running in their first season exactly 100 years ago by winning the 1919 central Illinois championship. The next year George Halas coached and they were semi-pro. By 1921 the team became the Chicago Staleys playing at Wrigley Field and won the first national championship ever. When the NFL was called the American Professional Football League. For the next 25 years the Chicago Bears would only have one losing season.

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