George Halas meant everything to the sport he devoted his life to as a player, founder, owner and coach. Halas founded the Decatur Staleys in 1920, moved the team to Chicago in 1921 and then, as player-owner-coach, changed the name to the Bears, where he was coach until 1967, collecting 324 wins and six NFL titles. Halas was also instrumental in the formation of the National Football League,
Years before Super Bowl XLVI or even Super Bowl I, the story goes that Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney met New York football Giants founder Tim Mara at Moore's Restaurant in New York. Mara, a licensed bookie (according to his grandson, current Giants CEO and president John Mara) was selling Rooney on a horse.
Jets Illustration Congratulations to Marty Lyons on this recognition. If you don’t know Marty is also the Founder of the Marty Lyons Foundation a not for profit that grants wishes for children with terminal and life threatening illnesses. The foundation is 30 years old and has grated thousands of wishes. www.martylyonsfoundation.org