Chicago Bears uniform and uniform color history

If you love the Chicago Bears and their colorful history, then you’re going to love this terrific two-minute video by NFL Films which chronicles the uniform color history of the Bears franchise from its founding in Decatur Illinois as the Decatur Staleys in 1920 to the modern era in magnificent New Soldier Field. Narrated by Scott Graham, one of the great voices of NFL Films, this video features three uniform history experts: Joe Horrigan who is VP Communications and Exhibits at the Pro Football Hall of Fame where he has worked for more than 35 years; Michael MacCambridge, author of “America’s Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured A Nation” and many other books as well as editor of the massive “ESPN College Football Encyclopedia”; and Scott Sillcox, sports uniform historian.

If you are a huge Bears fan, you might be interested to know that the 12 pieces of original artwork used to create the Bears’ poster — the actual hand-painted watercolor paintings — are available for sale at Heritage Sports Art http://www.HeritageSportsArt.com . When you watch this NFL Films video, you will see 4 or 5 of the 12 actual painted uniforms — and you can actually own that original artwork!

20 Comments

  1. The M.A. on February 19, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    I’m a Vikings fan but I like the Bears’ jersey colors.

  2. UngarToTheMax on February 19, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    I don’t understand something, there’s no blue in the current bears logo, so where did the blue come from?

  3. UngarToTheMax on February 19, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Is it illegal to have the felt stripes now?

  4. TheBandit025 on February 19, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    They aren’t just Colors they are The Simpsons

  5. Almighty Sosa on February 19, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    i like uniforms

  6. Book of shadows contributor Brian on February 19, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    laughing stock of the nfc north

  7. Howling Burd19 on February 19, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Classic uniforms! Best in the NFL

  8. 3089280288 on February 19, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Please do away with that baseball logo.  Use the bear claw

  9. Christopher Eubanks on February 19, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Happy 100th anniversary bears

  10. UngarToTheMax on February 19, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    I don’t understand something, there’s no blue in the bears logo, so where did the blue come from?

  11. Quincy Barber on February 19, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    The bears unifroms is navy blue Burnt orange and white

  12. Kevin Lego person hahah on February 19, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Bears have best uniforms in the NFL.

  13. opi jkfsd on February 19, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Bears are one of the NFLs Great Franchise’s in History

  14. opi jkfsd on February 19, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    one last thought on the Bears uniform colors The Blue is like a different blue then say the Broncos blue looks more purple and the cowboys blue looks more navy and the chargers blue looks more faded blue the Bears have like a blue only they can differentiate from all other NFL teams to me when I first saw them I thought they where blackish brownish color but now I realize they are actually like a midnight blue

  15. UngarToTheMax on February 19, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    I don’t understand the bears jerseys are blue when their logo is orange

  16. Arturo Cabral on February 19, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    I’m so happy and proud to be bears fan for life. They have the best uniforms in NFL history.

  17. keith rissolo on February 19, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    This color or blue has always been a bit confusing to me…In the 1950’s and 60’s, if you watch any film of the Bears, the uniform colors, even close up, appear to be BLACK….The shade of blue must be so dark that it is hard to distinguish, but for years I thought it was a black jersey….With some orange, of course…If they actually WERE black, man, they would look menacing…I always liked their uniforms…

  18. Some Wannabe youtuber on February 19, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Bears are one of the oldest NFL teams

  19. Fuzzy Tabby on February 19, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    The uniforms were so close to black but I knew it wasn’t black, if anything I thought it was a dark purple lol.

  20. opi jkfsd on February 19, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    yeah the Bears have Always been a popular NFL franchise the Chicago Bulls took over Chicago in the Michael Jordan era but the Bears always where still known

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