Talk:George Halas

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Babe Ruth[edit]

I removed this sentence: "He was replaced in the outfield by the legendary Babe Ruth." Halas's last game for the Yankees was on July 5, 1919. The Babe did not come to the Yankees until 1920.


Can we redirect GSH to here? Nobody thinks of GSH and that chemical or whatever it is. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 20:33, 14 March 2007 (UTC).

I think it's innecessary; it's hard to imagine articles linking to Halas by his initials, and few people are likely to search for material about him by using his monogram. MisfitToys 20:56, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
Besides, it's also used on the Bears jerseys. ZappaOMati 00:57, 6 June 2012 (UTC)


This article could probably benifit from a picture. Anyone have one? -- 05:16, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

There was one, but it was deleted in May. MisfitToys 20:46, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Coaching record[edit]

Anyone who has the accurate coaching record for Halas should update the table. Not sure who the genius is that put in the 2008 season in progress. I mean as far as I know Halas, rest his soul, is six feet under and Lovie Smith is the coach. Rgoss25 14:24, 23 Oct 2008 (EST)

I removed it entirely. Enigma message 19:02, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Dominant figure[edit]

Halas looks to be, arguably, the most dominant figure in the history of the NFL. I think Rozelle is rated higher than him in a poll of the media, although I could be wrong, but I do not agree with their conclusion if that is the case. Halas is a monumental figure. so editing this article should not be underestimated. (talk) 20:40, 4 September 2011 (UTC) (talk) 13:16, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Except that he wasn't only "dominant," he was dominating, in the worst sense of the word. The article includes nothing about Halas's unrelenting attempts to undermine and back-stab the American Football League, and especially Lamar Hunt's Dallas Texans. He agreed to let Murchison expand with the Cowboys after years of refusing to add a Dallas franchise, and he did it only after Hunt made the AFL announcement. (Which Hunt would never have had to do if Halas had allowed a Dallas NFL franchise earlier.) Throughout the following decade he tried continually to undermine the AFL, threatening players with blacklisting if they went with an AFL team instead of the NFL. A small-minded and very selfish man. --Michael K SmithTalk 23:37, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

1963 hall of farmers listed in Halas article[edit]

Please add the name STAN JONES to the list. He played guard for the 63 . Championship Bears and was inducted into the hall of fame . He was the first man to use weights in the NFL and the last lineman to play a complete playoff game on both offense and defense.

Thanks Scott D — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:33, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Don't tell us on this page. Tell it on the Template talk:1963 Chicago Bears page. ZappaOMati 02:40, 19 August 2012 (UTC)


It is mentioned in the opening paragraph that Mr. Halas was known as in inventor. There is no expansion on that in the article. A source would be great for that. I was curious and tried to find more information, and I couldn't find anything. Who knew him as an inventor and why?

--AnalogWeapon (talk) 19:17, 1 January 2017 (UTC)