100 moments for 100 years of the Bears: American Professional Football Association becomes the NFL

100 moments for 100 years of the Bears: American Professional Football Association becomes the NFL

On June 24, 1922, the American Professional Football Association changed its name to the NFL.

The Chicago Bears were one of the 18 teams in the league at the time.

Other teams included:

Akron Pros

Buffalo All-Americans

Canton Bulldogs

Columbus Panhandles

Dayton Triangles

Evansville Crimson Giants

Green Bay Packers

Hammond Pros

Louisville Brecks

Milwaukee Badgers

Minneapolis Marines

Oorang Indians

Racine Legion

Rochester Jeffersons

Rock Island Independents

Toledo Maroons

For more historical information on the Decatur Staleys and the Chicago Bears, browse the Chicago Tribune on Newspapers.com.

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