Staley Da Bear

Staley Da Bear is the official mascot of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He is an anthropomorphic bear with a customized team jersey. Staley's name is eponymous to A. E. Staley, who founded the Bears’ franchise in 1919.

He debuted during the 2003 Chicago Bears season to entertain fans at Soldier Field. He has since participated in many charity events, parties, Chicago Rush games, and other Bears-related events. Staley has also made numerous cameos on television, especially during the team's Super Bowl run in 2006. Through 2007, Staley's winning percentage with the Bears is .537. Staley was named a three-time Pro Bowl mascot in 2004, 2006 and 2007.[1][2] At halftime, Staley and his "furballs" (NFL mascots and various other mascots) would take on a group of youth players from Naperville.[3] Staley also frequently attends annual holiday parties hosted by the Bears.[4] Staley has also appeared in the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade.[2] Staley and other NFL mascots have also participated in Halloween events.[5] Staley also visits area schools to promote and participate in anti-bullying assemblies and programs.[6]

Staley Da Bear, October 28, 2008.


  1. ^ "Staley Da Bear's Bio". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  2. ^ a b "Staley somehow makes Pro Bowl". Chicago Bears. 2009-02-11. Archived from the original on 2010-04-23. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  3. ^ "Furballs foiled again". 2009-12-30. Archived from the original on 2010-06-18. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  4. ^ "Staley crashes Bears holiday party". Chicago Bears. 2008-12-29. Archived from the original on 2010-04-23. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  5. ^ "Halloween is fun for Bears too". 2009-11-06. Archived from the original on 2010-04-22. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  6. ^ DePaolis, John (2011-11-25). "Taft School invites Bears mascot for anti-bullying assembly". The Lockport Legend. Archived from the original on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2013-03-28.

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2003 Chicago Bears season

The 2003 Chicago Bears season was the franchise's 84th season in the National Football League. The team improved to a 7–9 over its 4–12 record from 2002,under head coach Dick Jauron. The team was once again in a quarterbacking carousel with quarterbacks Kordell Stewart, Chris Chandler, and rookie Rex Grossman. In the end, head coach Dick Jauron was fired after the conclusion of the season.

A. E. Staley

Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas LLC, formerly, A. E. Staley Manufacturing Company, is an American subsidiary of Tate & Lyle PLC and produces a range of starch products for the food, paper and other industries; high fructose corn syrup; crystalline fructose; and other agro-industrial products. The company was incorporated in 1906 as A. E. Staley Manufacturing Company by Augustus Eugene Staley.

Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) North division. The Bears have won nine NFL Championships, including one Super Bowl, and hold the NFL record for the most enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the most retired jersey numbers. The Bears have also recorded more victories than any other NFL franchise.The franchise was founded in Decatur, Illinois, on September 17, 1920, and moved to Chicago in 1921. It is one of only two remaining franchises from the NFL's founding in 1920, along with the Arizona Cardinals, which was originally also in Chicago. The team played home games at Wrigley Field on Chicago's North Side through the 1970 season; they now play at Soldier Field on the Near South Side, next to Lake Michigan. The Bears have a long-standing rivalry with the Green Bay Packers.The team headquarters, Halas Hall, is in the Chicago suburb of Lake Forest, Illinois. The Bears practice at adjoining facilities there during the season. Since 2002, the Bears have held their annual training camp, from late July to mid-August, at Ward Field on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois.

Chicago Honey Bears

The Chicago Honey Bears were a cheerleading squad for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The group performed at Bears games at Soldier Field, and also at one away game in Tampa Bay Florida with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their Cheerleaders the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Swashbucklers until Super Bowl XX, which was their final appearance. The Chicago Honey Bears donated numerous hours of service to charities, as well as made guest appearances on T.V, including the Richard Simmons Show, the WGN Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon and performed and signed autographs at various other events, including at the Great Lakes Naval Station for the Navy Servicemen. They did various ads and posters, including a Kodak film ad, a Chicago Buckingham Fountain Post Card, a Stroh's Beer poster, and a poster of The Chicago Honey Bears official head shots featuring hair and make up by Vidal Sassoon, who was the official hair stylist of the NFL Chicago Honey Bears. Vidal Sassoon , selected Chicago Honey Bear line Captain/ and assistant choreographer Sharon Shackelford to be a hair model and he cut, colored and styled her hair live on the Phil Donahue Show. These examples are just a few of the numerous charities, T.V shows and events that the Honey Bear squad participated in. Aside from the Chicago Honey Bears being dancers and cheerleaders, at the Honey Bear auditions, Cathy Core and a panel of judges, including talent agents, narrowed their search by making the contestants display an additional talent , such as singing, playing instruments, acrobatic abilities or other dance forms and talents, before making their final selections of who would be on the squad each season. They also did modeling , including an incident when a member of the squad appeared topless in a Playboy magazine. After this incident, the Cheerleaders signed contracts that forbade posing nude and also forbade fraternizing with the Chicago Bears Football players except at approved events. After Super Bowl XX the squad was disbanded, and currently, the Bears are one of the six NFL teams that do not have cheerleaders, along with the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

History of the Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears American football franchise is a charter member of the National Football League (NFL) and have played in all of the league's 100 seasons. The Bears have captured nine NFL championships – eight NFL championships and one Super Bowl – second most all time behind the Green Bay Packers. The franchise has also recorded more victories than any other franchise with 739, retired the most uniform numbers with fourteen, and have the most members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame with twenty-seven.

The club has played in over a thousand games since becoming a charter member of the NFL in 1920 through the 2016 season.

List of fictional bears

This is a list of fictional bears that appear in video games, film, television, animation, comics and literature. This also includes pandas, but not the unrelated red panda species. The list is limited to notable, named characters. This list is a subsidiary to the List of fictional animals article.

Staley (surname)

Staley is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Dawn Staley, American basketball player and coach

Duce Staley, former professional American football player and current coach

Joan Staley, Playboy's "Miss November" 1958, movie and television actress and singer

Joe Staley, professional American football player

Jonathan Staley, English footballer

Layne Staley, lead singer of Alice in Chains and Mad Season

Luke Staley, former American, professional football player

Staley Da Bear, official mascot of the Chicago Bears

Thomas Nettleship Staley (1823–1898), first Anglican Bishop of Hawaii

Vernon Staley, Anglo-Catholic writer

Tony Staley, former Australian politician

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Key personnel
Division championships (21)
Conference championships (4)
League championships (9)
Current league affiliations
Seasons (100)

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