The letters "GSH" on the left sleeve of the Chicago Bears uniform are the initials of the late George S. Halas. The letters were added to the jersey in 1984 in honor of their long-time owner.
Nicknamed "Papa Bear," Halas founded the organization in 1920, when they were known as the Decatur Staleys, and remained the Bears' owner until his death on October 31, 1983. During this period, Halas also served as a player for 10 seasons and head coach for 38 before stepping away from the sidelines following the 1967 season. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963.Learn More
Jokes about the NFL's Chicago Bears are nearly as numerous as the team has fans. One joke from Jokes4Us that may be appreciated by both Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers fans is: how many Chicago Bears fans does it take to change a light bulb? None! They are happy living in Green Bay's shadow.Full Answer >
According to the Chicago Bears' website, the "C" is a stylized decal and not a font. The classic "C" that represents the Chicago Bears is elongated horizontally in a shape that resembles a wishbone or a horseshoe. Many fans insist the logo is the same "C" used by the Cincinnati Reds. Both logos are custom designs, although the two designs are definitely very similar.Full Answer >
The official referee of the game will have an "R" somewhere on their uniform that stands for "referee." A uniform with the letter "U" stands for "umpire," the letter "H" or "HL" stands for "head linesman," "L" or "LJ" stands for "line judge" and "S" or "SJ" stands for "side judge."Full Answer >
The numbers on the jerseys of the NFL referees serve to identify each individual member just as with the players' jerseys. Officials also have letter identifications on the backs of their shirts that signify their position within the crew.Full Answer >