Five things to be thankful for as a Chicago Bears fan

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Chicago Bears, George Halas
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The Chicago Bears are one of the most historic teams in the NFL

The simple answer and the easiest thing to be thankful for as a Chicago Bears fan is the team’s historic upbringing. If not for George “Papa Bear” Halas, the NFL may not even exist today. As one of the oldest teams in the NFL, the Chicago Bears have plenty to be thankful for as an organization.

Over the team’s 100 years of existence, the Chicago Bears have won nine championships, including one during the Super Bowl era. The 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl victory is, unfortunately, the only one during that era. This is frustrating for most of us as I was only two years old when the team won this Championship. Not many of us were around when the team won in 1963 and even less in 1946.

The fact that the team made the playoffs 21 times, won 19 division titles, eight NFL Championships and one Super Bowl over the first 74 years is not good enough for us because it is not recent enough. However, we should still be thankful for what the team represents and it is likely why our family became Chicago Bears fans and why we are now Chicago Bears fans. Traditions are important to the Thanksgiving holiday and important to us Bears fans too.