The Chicago Bears are one of the most notable franchises in NFL history. But the pro football team in Chicago wasn’t always called the Bears, and many people don’t realize that.
It was on this day, June 24th, 1992, that the Chicago Staleys changed their team name to the Chicago Bears. Owner George Halas was the one who decided to change the team name.
The Bears had decided to play their games at Wrigley Field, which was the home stadium of the professional baseball team – the Chicago Cubs. And like many other NFL franchises had done, the Bears were named after the Baseball team whose field they shared. The connection is that in real life, baby Bears are called Cubs.