The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are one of only two charter members of the National Football League still in existence. The Bears have won nine NFL Championships, including one Super Bowl, and hold the NFL record for the most enshrinees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the most retired jersey numbers. The team has a long history, starting in Decatur, Illinois in 1920 when the Staley Starch Company hired former University of Illinois teammates George Halas and Edward "Dutch" Sternaman to run the team. The Bears have established a rivalry with the Green Bay Packers, which is one of the sport's most storied feuds. The team has had many great players in their history, including Walter Payton, who is considered one of the greatest running backs in NFL history. Despite a few down years, the Bears remain a storied franchise with a passionate fan base.