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Chicago Bears History by the Decade: George Halas’ Victory Lap in 1960s

Breaking News: Episode 5 of our limited podcast series Halas to Mack: Chicago Bears History by the Decade available now!

Poster from Championship Belt Series by Jeff Berckes
Image by Whiskey Ranger

Welcome back to our podcast series on Chicago Bears history!

The 1960s were a time of incredible highs and depressing lows. In many ways, this was a victory lap decade for legendary founder and Head Coach George Halas as the Bears win one last championship in 1963 and he’s inducted into the first class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Even more telling are the great players that played during this decade including Mike Ditka, Dick Butkus, and Gale Sayers (Check out Part 3 of the Championship Belt Series!). On the other side, the Bears dealt with incredible tragedy with the sudden death of Willie Galimore and the illness of Brian Piccolo.

Join us for a fascinating decade as we hit the half century mark of Bears history!

Do you have a question or a fun category you’d like to know the answer? Jeff and Matt are planning on recording a recap show at the end of the series to answer the best history-related questions we receive. Ask yours in the comments or find Jeff on Twitter @gridironborn.