American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Halas, George Stanley 1895-1983. American football player (1922-1929) and coach (intermittently between 1922 and 1967) who revolutionized the sport with his innovative backfield formations.
“Commissioner Jim Coletta called Halas "a wonderful gentleman.”
“Franchises with a combined 21 championships and 47 Hall of Famers - with icons on both sides such as Halas, Butkus and Ditka, and Lombardi, Starr and Nitschke - are set to go at it for a spot in the Super Bowl.”
“He was awarded the expansion Panthers in 1993, becoming the first former player to own an NFL team since George Halas, the longtime owner of the Chicago Bears.”
“This is for everybody in this city who's had homes who used to be wet," Payton said, raising the George S. Halas trophy on the Superdome presentation podium at midfield.”
“After one slaughter at the hands of George Halas's Monsters of the Midway, Halas told Bell, The only thing you haven't done is hire a good football team.”
“A creator of web content from Lewisham, south London, Moore had been working on a film about Naomi Halas, a pioneering chemist researching a treatment for cancer.”
“Did Vince Lombardi rush across the field to shake the hand of George Halas?”
“Bidwill knew Halas, the founding force of the Chicago Bears, whose involvement with the team began in 1920 and ended with his death in 1983.”
“There was team owner Bill Bidwill, 77, holding the George S. Halas Trophy, emblematic of the NFC championship.”
“It's a shrinking crowd of NFL owners who can say they were friends and rivals with Halas.”
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