Staley’s Bears

1920 Decatur Staleys Football Team, Decatur, Illinois

One of A.E. Staley’s greatest achievements was his role in the creation of the Chicago Bears and the creation of the National Football League. Although Staley likely did not foresee the consequences, his competitive nature and desire to be the best set in motion a series of events that changed the face of sports in America.

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Staley Journal August 1956 cover featuring Staley's Bears 1920-2921

One of A.E. Staley’s greatest achievements was his role in the creation of the Chicago Bears and the creation of the National Football League. Although Staley likely did not foresee the consequences, his competitive nature and desire to be the best set in motion a series of events that changed the face of sports in America.

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