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  George Halas
Halas was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1963.
The reason why most point at George Halas as the key in the 1940 NFL championship is the fact that prior that year the Giants and the Bears played in a much closer game in which the Giants won 10-7.
The T-Formation, which was invented by Clark Shaughnessy in Stanford was perfected by George Halas and he utilized it to build one of the most successful football teams in the history of the NFL.
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  George Halas Summary
Halas recruited Columbia University quarterback Sid Luckman in 1939.
George Halas' career ledger reads as follows: 63 years as an owner, 40 as a coach, 324 wins, and 8 NFL titles as a coach or owner.
Halas died of cancer in Chicago on October 31, 1983 at age 88, and is entombed in St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery in Niles, Illinois.
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 George Halas - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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  George Halas (Chicago Bears Coach)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
George "Papa Bear" Halas was the first coach of the Chicago Bears professional football team, having brought the team from Decatur Illinois to Chicago in 1922.
Halas was co-owner of the team, and player-coach from 1922-1929, then coach from 1933-1942.
George Halas is located in the upper right position (behind the "S" in the name over the front door).
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 George Halas - MSN Encarta
George Halas (1895-1983), American football player, coach, and owner of the Chicago Bears, who retired from professional football coaching in 1968 with six championships (1921, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1946, 1963) and more wins (324) than any other coach.
Assuming ownership of the team in 1921, Halas moved the team to Chicago and in 1922 renamed it the Bears.
Halas was voted the NFL coach of the year in 1963 and 1965.
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 George Halas
Born: February 2, 1895 in Chicago, IL Died: October 31, 1983 in Chicago, IL George Halas, Founder, Owner, President, and Head Coach is simply the epitome of the Chicago Bears, professional football, and innovative pioneer of the NFL.
George “Papa Bear” Halas’ drive to build a professional football league that became the National Football League is callously treated and overlooked by historical league annals.
George Halas was a key figure in the nurturing of the NFL.
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 Member - Pro Football Hall of Fame
George Halas was associated with the Chicago Bears and the National Football League from their inception in 1920 until his death in 1983.
Although Halas coached his Bears for 40 seasons, he stepped away from the coaching ranks three times — 1930-1932, 1942-1945 (to serve in the military), and 1956-1957.
As a coach, Halas was first in many ways: the first to hold daily practice sessions, to utilize films of opponents' games for study, to schedule a barnstorming tour, and to have his team's games broadcast on radio.
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 George Halas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Halas was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1963.
The reason why most point at George Halas as the key in the 1940 NFL championship is the fact that prior that year the Giants and the Bears played in a much closer game in which the Giants won 10-7.
The T-Formation, which was invented by Clark Shaughnessy in Stanford was perfected by George Halas and he utilized it to build one of the most successful football teams in the history of the NFL.
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 7 - George Halas - Chicago Bears
Yet, if the number honored greats were only 10, or even five, it is certain that George Halas would still be honored, for his contributions to the game as a player, as a coach, as a club owner and executive dwarf those of almost any other individual.
In as much as Halas himself was already a staunch Cubs fan, the name Bears was a natural for the football team that was to play at the Cubs' home park.
At age 73, Halas was still active as chairman of the board of the Bears, having just retired for the fourth time as head coach of the Chicago eleven.
www.chicagobears.com /tradition/hof-halas.asp   (902 words)

 16 - George Musso - Chicago Bears
George also proved to be a team leader of unusual magnitude.
George, who had been a four-sport star-football, basketball, baseball, and track-all four years at Millikin College, played well enough in the East-West All-Star game in Chicago as a part of the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition to gain the attention of Halas.
Halas countered with a proposal that he would keep Musso on the squad at half-salary --$45 a game-while he tried to prove himself.
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 Amazon.fr : Papa Bear the Life And Legacy of George Halas: Livres en anglais: Jeff Davis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While many football fans are familiar with the story about how Halas and some associates founded the league in 1920 in a Canton, Ohio, automobile dealership, far fewer are aware of the growing pains the NFL endured in its early years.
Halas was penurious to a fault yet could be remarkably generous, too.
A biography of Halas is also a history of the Bears, and although Davis doesn't bog his account down with endless play-by-play game accounts, he does highlight the big moments in Halas' career as coach and owner.
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 George Halas, Papa Bear, NFL Founder, Chicago Bears, Sports Heroes, Real Men, Manlyweb.com
George Halas graduated from the University of Illinois in 1918, where he starred in both football and baseball.
On September 17th of the same year, Halas participated in a meeting at an automobile agency in Canton, Ohio that gave birth to the American Football Association.
Halas helped to save the game of football from possible extinction and ensure the popularity of professional football in the U.S. when he signed the Galloping Ghost, University of Illionois star running back Red Grange, in 1925 and went on a barnstorming tour of the country.
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For years it was said that George Halas and Dutch Sternaman, the Chicago Bears’ co-owners and co-coaches, always took opposite sides in every minor argument at league meetings but presented a united front whenever anything major was on the table.
Neither Halas nor Sternaman was willing to let the other take charge, and so, in the best tradition of Solomon, they resolved their differences by agreeing that neither would coach the team.
Halas and Sternaman chose Ralph Jones, the head man at Lake Forest (IL) Academy, as the Bears’ new coach.
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George Halas, a cofounder of the NFL, collected 324 career victories during his 30 seasons as Chicago's head coach.
On September 17, 1920, George Halas and representatives from 11 other teams met in Canton, Ohio, and organized the American Professional Football Association -- precursor to the NFL.
Halas assumed ownership of the team in 1921 with his co-head coach, Dutch Sternaman.
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 Scout.com: Happy Birthday to George Halas
Halas’ rise from a hardscrabble life as the son of immigrants to become one of the leading figures in sports is one of the great American success stories.
George was such a good friend from the time he signed me. He was a tough guy.
George Halas coached the Bears for 40 years and was a charter member of the NFL Hall of Fame.
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 WGNTV.com | WGN TV | Chicago's CW | George Halas Tribute, Part 2
Two are of George Halas joined by eight hall of famers.
George Halas' daughter, Virginia McCaskey and her son Michael are among those watching this process.
This piece of art is a walk through time in the life of George Halas.
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 Who is George Halas? - Ask.com Web Search
This document is a biography of George Halas, founder and long-time coach of the Chicago Bears.
George Halas batting, fielding and pitching major league baseball lifetime statistics for each season and his career, and a list of any...
George Halas who is a player-coach of the Decatur Staleys is among the driving forces of...
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 ABC7Chicago.com: Bears unveil sculpture of George Halas
A huge sculpture dedicated to George Halas was unveiled under the west stands.
But more than anything this is George Halas, the man with the power and personality to be a great coach and a great subject for a sculptor.
In life on the football field George Halas is a coach, a winner and they say a screamer.
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 Information about U.S. Proofcard®: 32¢ George Halas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
George Halas was born in Chicago in 1895, a city his name would eventually become synonymous with.
Halas also pressed for a change in the forward pass rule, allowing the passer to throw from anywhere behind the line of scrimmage, rather than from five yards or more behind it.
Overall, Halas won 325 games, including five NFL championships -- the last in 1963, the same year he became a charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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 Papa Bear : The Life and Legacy of George Halas by McGraw-Hill
Both Halas and Auerbach were obviously great coaches but also outstanding CEOs, each building a successful and profitable franchise while playing a key role in a multi-billion dollar professional organization.
Born and raised in Chicago, I was especially interested in what seems to be the definitive biography of Halas, the longtime owner and coach of that city's NFL team, Duh Bears.
The first truly comprehensive biography on George Halas, the father of professional football, tells the incredible story of how one man grabbed an outlaw game by the throat, shook it up, and made it into the richest and most popular spectator sport on the planet.
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 Daughter of Papa Bear George Halas now the reluctant leader the Bears   (Site not responding. Last check: )
George Halas started it all and I think he'll be around to finish it all.
Since she was Halas' only other child, she became the majority stockholder upon her father's death in 1983.
Halas stayed in charge of the team until his death, but by the 1980s - before the Ditka era - the Bears were a backward team that had too many vestiges of the mom-and-pop business it once was and not the multimillion-dollar enterprise it is today.
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 Welcome to Lelands.com - Lot 7. The 1977 Mother Cabrini Award Presented to George Halas
Sitting atop a 4" x 8" fl lacquered wood pedestal which itself rests on a 6" x10" marble base is an 8-1/4" x 9" stainless steel seven-sided netted figure into which is set a 4-3/4" diameter bronze disk with a rendition of Cabrini in the center.
This particular award was presented in 1977 to HOFer George Halas, one of the founders and organizers of professional football who is best known as the timeless coach of the Chicago Bears.
This is the only surving award of major importance presented to Halas that has ever been offered publicly.
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 The George Halas Tribute
"Papa Bear" George Halas was on his death bed in the fall of 1983 when he proclaimed that his new coach for the Chicago Bears, Mike Ditka, would lead the team to win the Superbowl.
Three years later, immediately after Superbowl XX, Mike Ditka, his team mates, and fans were basking in the glory of their triumphant victory.
This painting was given to Coach Ditka later as a memento of that tribute.
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 WGNTV.com | WGN TV | Chicago's CW | George Halas Tribute, Part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A towering tribute to a man who was larger than life: George Halas, founder of the Bears and of the NFL.
Overseeing the project is Mike McCaskey, Bears Chairman of the Board and George Halas's grandson.
For the family, this is more than just a trip to watch the pouring of the bronze, it's a journey home.
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