Ted Phillips

Ted Phillips is an American businessman and the President and CEO of the National Football League's Chicago Bears and has been a part of the organization since 1984. He is only the fourth president of the 90-year-old organization, the others being Michael McCaskey, George Halas, Jr., and "Papa Bear" George Halas. Phillips is one of only two individuals in the NFL to serve on both the NFL Working Club Executive committee and the NFL Senior Club Executive committee, whose mission is to analyze both the financial and football operations aspects of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.[1]

Ted Phillips
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Early life and family

Phillips was born in Oneida, New York and was raised in Nashua, New Hampshire.[1] He graduated from The University of Notre Dame with an undergraduate degree in business and accounting. He worked for the accounting and consulting firm Ernst and Whinney, now known as Ernst & Young, as an auditor and tax accountant from 1979 to 1983.[1] Phillips is the father of three sons: Matthew, Max, and Frank.[2]

Chicago Bears

Phillips began his career with the organization on September 28, 1983 as the team's Controller. After about four years, he was promoted to the Director of Finance. Here, he was responsible for the club's business operations and the negotiating and signing of all player contracts.[2] While working with the Chicago Bears, he earned his master's degree in Marketing and Management from the Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University in 1989.[2] In 1993, he became the Vice President of Operations and served there for six years until his promotion to team president.[1]

President & CEO

The organization recognized Phillips work and effort and placed him in position to improve the club. Phillips was named the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Chicago Bears on February 10, 1999, making him only the fourth president in team history, and the first who was not a Halas by birth or marriage. He made many changes to the organization in order to legitimize the franchise once more. In the offseason of 2001, Phillips hired Jerry Angelo as the General Manager of the team and later extended his contract in 2003 and 2006 to create stability in the front office. He also brought the Bears summer training camp back to Illinois in 2002. Fans have appreciated this by attending camp in groups of over 10,000 at the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois.[1]

With the growing value of the team, ticket prices kept rising, but in 2009 Phillips decided to freeze ticket prices in light of the country's economic situation.[3] Despite this, Phillips kept the Bears in the Top 10 Most Valuable NFL teams and raised the team's value to $1.09 Billion in 2011.[4] He also voted against the new NFL rule to move up kickoffs to the 25-yard line, considering Special Teams have been a strong point for the Bears, but the rule passed.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Ted Phillips" Archived 2012-05-07 at the Wayback Machine, "Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce", Chicago, IL, 24 January 2011
  2. ^ a b c "Front Office Bio", "Chicago Bears"
  3. ^ "Bears Freeze Ticket Prices" Archived 2011-12-25 at the Wayback Machine, "Sun-Times"
  4. ^ "Forbes Top 10", "Forbes Most Valuable NFL Teams"
  5. ^ "Bears' Phillips opens up about labor situation, artificial turf", "Chicago Tribune"
1960–61 Ipswich Town F.C. season

The 1960–61 season was the 72nd season of competitive football played by Ipswich Town. They finished the season as champions of the Second Division, one point ahead of second-placed Sheffield United, winning promotion to the top flight of English football for the first time in their history. Ray Crawford was the league's top scorer with 40 goals and his strike partner Ted Phillips netted 30 times as Ipswich scored exactly 100 league goals.

1961–62 Ipswich Town F.C. season

The 1961–62 season was the 73rd season of competitive football played by Ipswich Town. Although the club exited both the FA Cup and the Football League Cup in the fourth round, they ended the campaign as Football League champions, becoming the third club to win back-to-back Second and First Division titles. Matt Busby described the title-winners as "...one of the First Division's most attractive sides...". As league champions, Ipswich qualified for European football for the first time in the club's history.

Seventeen players represented the club during the season, with six different goalscorers, including Ray Crawford who was joint English and European top scorer with Derek Kevan of West Bromwich Albion and became the first Ipswich player to win a full England cap. Crawford and Ted Phillips scored 73 goals between them during the season.

1962 FA Charity Shield

The 1962 FA Charity Shield was the 40th FA Charity Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Football League and FA Cup competitions. The match took place on 11 August 1962 at Portman Road in Ipswich, and played between 1961–62 Football League champions Ipswich Town and FA Cup winners Tottenham Hotspur. It ended in a 5–1 victory for Tottenham Hotspur.

1965–66 Colchester United F.C. season

The 1965–66 season was Colchester United's 24th season in their history and their first back in the fourth tier of English football, the Fourth Division, following relegation the previous season. Alongside competing in the Fourth Division, the club also participated in the FA Cup and the League Cup.

Colchester were immediately promoted back to the Third Division after ending the season in fourth position. Queens Park Rangers handed Colchester another early FA Cup exit following a replay, while Middlesbrough knocked the U's out of the League Cup in the second round.

1991 Chicago Bears season

The 1991 Chicago Bears season was their 72nd regular season and 21st postseason completed in the National Football League (NFL). The Bears returned to the playoffs for a second consecutive season as one of three NFC Wild Cards, finishing with an 11–5 record and in second place in the NFC Central. They were beaten, however, by the Dallas Cowboys in their first playoff game. This was Mike Ditka's last playoff game as a head coach.

1994 Chicago Bears season

The 1994 Chicago Bears season was their 75th regular season completed in the National Football League (NFL). The Bears matched their 9–7 record under head coach Dave Wannstedt for their first winning season since the end of the 1991 season. The club was one of four teams from the NFC Central to make the playoffs. This was also the NFL's 75th Anniversary so the Bears wore 1920s-era throwback jerseys in a few games. The Bears celebrated their first playoff win since January 6, 1991, with a hard-fought road victory over the NFC Central champion Minnesota Vikings 35–18 before being knocked out by the eventual Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers 44–15 at Candlestick Park.

1994 was the last time the Bears made the playoffs during the 1990s as the following seasons would be disastrous. They wouldn't return to postseason contention until 2001.

1997 Chicago Bears season

The 1997 Chicago Bears season was their 78th regular season completed in the National Football League (NFL). The club posted a 4–12 record under head coach Dave Wannstedt. It was the club's first 4-win season since the club posted a 4–10 record in 1975. The team allowed a franchise-record 421 points in 1997.

1999 Chicago Bears season

The 1999 Chicago Bears season was their 80th regular season completed in the National Football League (NFL). On January 24, Dick Jauron was named head coach. The club posted a 6–10 record under Jauron, who replaced Dave Wannstedt.

Quarterbacks Shane Matthews (1,645), Cade McNown (1,465) and Jim Miller (1,242) combined for 4,352 passing yards during the season, the most in franchise history.

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.

Dermot Curtis

Dermot Curtis (26 August 1932 – 1 November 2008) was an Irish international footballer. He represented his country 17 times, playing at centre-forward.

Curtis was playing in the League of Ireland for Shelbourne when he first hit the headlines. On 19 September, at Dalymount Park the League of Ireland XI held a star-studded English League XI to a 3–3 draw with Curtis notching the vital third goal.He made his full international debut for Republic of Ireland at home to Denmark on 3 October 1956 in which he scored. In December that year he joined Bristol City for £8,000 where he was to score 16 league goals in only 26 games. In September 1958 he joined Ipswich Town, playing in the side that won promotion to Division One in 1961, and the league championship the following season. However, the form of Ray Crawford and Ted Phillips limited his chances at Portman Road, and in August 1963 he moved to Exeter City after only 41 league games (in which he scored 17 times).

On 23 September 1963 he became the first Exeter player to be capped for his country as he earned his 17th and final international cap in a 0–0 draw with Austria in Vienna. After 91 league appearances (in which he scored 23 goals), Curtis moved to Torquay United, signing in August 1966. However, his move to Plainmoor was not a great success as in his only season he made just 12 league appearances, scoring just a single goal. In June 1967 he returned to Exeter City, where his league career was to end after a further 66 league appearances in which he scored 10 goals. He later played non-league football for Bideford.

Curtis died in Exeter on 1 November 2008, after a long illness.

Edward Phillips (disambiguation)

Edward Phillips (1630–c. 1696) was an English author.

Edward Phillips may also refer to:

Edward H. Phillips, aviation writer and historian

Edward O. Phillips (born 1931), Canadian author

Edward Phillips (cricketer) (1883–1915), Welsh cricketer

Ed Phillips (born 1966), Australian TV-radio presenter

Ed Phillips (pitcher) (1944–2017), Major League Baseball player

Ed Phillips (footballer) (born 1998), Australian rules footballer for St Kilda

Eddie Phillips (Australian footballer) (born 1931), Australian rules footballer for Footscray

Eddie Phillips (actor) (1899–1965), American actor

Eddie Phillips (basketball) (born 1961), American former basketball player

Eddie Phillips (catcher) (1901–1968), Major League Baseball player

Eddie Phillips (pinch runner) (1931–2010), Major League Baseball player

Eddie Phillips (boxer) (1911–1995), English boxer

Eddie Phillips (musician) (born 1942), British musician

Eddie Phillips (quarterback), quarterback for the Texas Longhorns in the early 1970s

Ted Phillips, President and CEO of the NFL's Chicago Bears

Ted Phillips (footballer) (1933–2018), English professional footballer


Gromford is a small village in Suffolk, England, just north of Snape along the Gromford Lane.

Halas Hall

Halas Hall is a building complex in Lake Forest, Illinois, that serves as the Chicago Bears' headquarters. Designed by Peter Rose of Peter Rose + Partners, the building hosts the team's front office, as well as indoor and outdoor practice facilities. The franchise spent $20 million to build the complex in 1997. The location is four miles west of the original Halas Hall, which is now used by the Lake Forest College Athletics Department.In 2013, the Bears announced that Halas Hall will be renovated, which will include an event center, broadcast studio, along with an outdoor patio and dining facility. Additional conference rooms and staff offices will also be added, and the building will expand the parking lot and renovate the entrance to the lobby. The event centers will feature interactive digital displays, video monitors and memorabilia such as the 1963 NFL Championship Game trophy. The new facility was designed by Richard Preves & Associates, PC. On April 21, 2015, PNC Financial Services purchased the naming rights to the new building, naming it PNC Center at Halas Hall.On November 17, 2017, Ted Phillips announced the franchise will be expanding and renovating Halas Hall to effectively double its size. The project began in March 2018 and is set to conclude in August 2019.

Ipswich Town F.C. Hall of Fame

Ipswich Town F.C. is an English association football club founded in 1878. In 2007, the club created a hall of fame into which a number of personnel associated with the club are inducted every year. The inaugural members, Ray Crawford, Mick Mills, Ted Phillips and John Wark, were selected in 2007 by a ballot of former Ipswich players.As of 2018, five of the Hall of Fame's inductees are club record holders. England international Crawford remains Ipswich Town's all-time top scorer, with 203 goals between 1958 and 1969. Allan Hunter, inducted in 2009, is the most internationally capped player while at Ipswich, having played for Northern Ireland 47 times while at the club. England international Mills is the club's all-time appearance record-holder having played 741 competitive matches. Phillips is the club's all-time season top-scorer, scoring 46 goals in the 1956–57 season when Ipswich played in the Football League Third Division South.

John Elsworthy (inducted 2008) is the earliest player to represent Ipswich to be inducted into the Hall of the Fame, having played for the club from 1949 to 1964, while Republic of Ireland international Matt Holland (inducted 2014) is the most recent representative of the club to be inducted. The inductees include six posthumous members, amongst them managers Alf Ramsey who led the club to back-to-back division titles in the 1960–61 and 1961–62 seasons before going on to manage England to victory in the 1966 FIFA World Cup, and John Lyall who took Ipswich into the inaugural Premier League in 1992.

Jerry Angelo

Jerry Angelo (born c. 1949) is an American football executive who was the general manager for the National Football League's Chicago Bears from 2001 to 2011. Prior to joining the Bears, Angelo spent 14 years overseeing Tampa Bay Buccaneers' scouting department as their director of player personnel. Angelo graduated from Miami University in 1971.

List of Ipswich Town F.C. players

For a list of all Ipswich Town players with a Wikipedia article, see the Ipswich Town F.C. players category, and for the current first-team squad, see Ipswich Town F.C.: Current squad.Ipswich Town is an English association football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk. The club was founded in 1878 and turned professional in 1936. Ipswich has played at all professional levels of English football and has participated in European football since the 1960s. As of 2003, the team plays in the second tier of English football, the Championship. Since 1936, more than 400 players have represented the first-team. Mick Mills has made more appearances than any other Ipswich player; he is one of five men to have represented the club on 500 or more occasions, having played 741 times between 1966 and 1983. Ray Crawford is the club's all-time top scorer, with 203 goals in 354 matches, while Ted Phillips scored the most goals in a single season—41 in the 1956–57 season. The most capped player in the club's history is Northern Ireland's Allan Hunter, who represented his country on 47 occasions.

The list includes all players that have played 100 or more first-class professional matches for the club. It also includes some players who have played fewer than 100 matches, if they represented their country whilst playing for the club, and players who have set a club playing record, such as goalscoring or transfer fee records. Finally, all players inducted into the Ipswich Town Hall of Fame, whose inaugural members were selected in 2007 by a ballot of former Ipswich players, are included.

List of Ipswich Town F.C. seasons

Ipswich Town F.C. have played football since their foundation in 1878. For every season in which they have played, a set of statistics exist for their results in a number of competitions, including competitions in English and European association football.

Following the club's foundation, Ipswich Town played amateur football against teams from around Suffolk. During the 1880s, the club played a number of matches in the Suffolk Challenge Cup, winning it three times. Throughout the early part of the 20th century, Ipswich played in various amateur competitions including the Norfolk & Suffolk League, the South East Anglian League, the Eastern Counties League and the Southern Amateur League. Turning professional in 1936, Ipswich joined the Southern Football League before moving into the Football League by gaining entry to Division Three (South) in the 1937–38 season.

The club has won the League Championship on a single occasion, the FA Cup once, and the UEFA Cup once. This list details the club's achievements in all major competitions, and the top scorers for each season. Records of competitions such as the Texaco Cup are not included, due to them being considered of lesser importance.

Ted Phillips (footballer)

Edward John Phillips (21 August 1933 – 9 January 2018) was an English professional footballer.

Virginia Halas McCaskey

Virginia Halas McCaskey (born January 5, 1923) is the principal owner of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. She is the eldest child of former Bears coach and owner George Halas, who left the team to his daughter upon his death in 1983, and Minnie Bushing Halas. After the death of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson in March 2014, she became the oldest owner in the NFL.Her formal title within the Bears organization is secretary of the board of directors. However, she is empowered to speak for the interests of her children and grandchildren, effectively giving her 80% ownership of the team.

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Key personnel
Division championships (21)
Conference championships (4)
League championships (9)
Current league affiliations
Seasons (100)
Top executives in the National Football League

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