Today we tackle the biggest misconception about the Chicago Bears; That the Bears are a cheap franchise.
There's no doubt that the Bears were a cheap franchise, but these days with the salary cap and a salary floor in place, can any NFL franchise be labeled cheap? I suppose there are ways to skimp on some of the amenities (still no Honey Bears), but with free agency such a big part of professional sports, does it really pay to have anything less than first class facilities?
I wasn't around for most of the George Halas years, when he started to create this miser image. I wasn't born when Mike Ditka famously made the statement that; "Halas throws nickels around like manhole covers.", or when Dick Butkus had to go to court to get money owed him on his contract, but history tells us George Halas was Scrooge-like in his penny pinching ways.
Chicago Bears Myth Busters: Are the Bears cheap?
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