Green Bay Packers (2-1) 43, Evansville Crimson Giants (2-2) 6
Sunday November 6th 1921 (at Green Bay)
GAME RECAP (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers came back with a vengeance Sunday afternoon at Hagemeister park, and they administered a stinging 43 to 6 trimming to the Evansville Giants in an American Professional Football league game before the smallest crowd of the season.
The visitors were big enough and they had a lot of scrap
but they were unable to put a crimp in the Packers'
aerial attack. Hayes, De Moe, Malone and Berry pulled
off many a pretty play on the long throws from Lambeau
who was shooting the oval like a bullet, and with deadly
accuracy.
SHOW MUCH IMPROVEMENT
The Packers looked like a different team. The backs
worked together like a machine and the man carrying
the ball was given splendid interference. The teamwork,
which has been sadly missing in the past games, was
very much in evidence in the Evansville fracas and it
paved the way for a lopsided victory. The line was
opening holes big enough to drive a team of mules
through. Coach Hoeffel gave every man on the squad a
chance in action and they all came through with bells
on. Coughlin covered himself with glory and when the
big tackle was taken out in the final quarter, the
spectators gave him a warm hand. Nate Abrams cut all
sorts of fancy capers and his one 40 yard dash for a
touchdown was a pretty piece of work. De Moe 
performed nicely at end and he scored the Packers' 
first touchdown.
MURRAY WENT WELL
Jab Murray, as usual, was all over the field. The
Marinette's "pepper box" seems to get better every 
game. Hayes, Malone and Berry, the trio of former Notre
Dame stars, piled up much yardage for the Packers and
they smothered well on the defense. Cub Buck was a
whole team in himself while Milt Wilson and Carey
flanked the center in good style. Schmael plunged
through for many a gain. The visitors had their share of
stars. O'Neill and Zellers, the visiting halfbacks, were in
the thick of the fray every minute, while Spiegel, the big
tackle, spilled up many a Packer play. Lindsey, the
Evansville star and quarterback, did not get much of a
shine to shine because the Packers had him covered
like a tent.
VISITORS LOOKED BIG
It was a few minutes after two when referee Murphy
called the teams in action. The visitors were big rangy
chaps and their red sweaters made them tower up like
giants. The Packers won the toss and chose to kick off
to the visitors who defended the west goal. Murray
booted to Zellers, who was downed on his 20 yard line.
The invaders made a first down after three line plunges
by pushing a smashing formation over the left side of
the Packer line. They followed this up with another first
down. The Packers found themselves and held for three
downs. Fausch punted to Lambeau who made a dandy
return.
MALONE CUTS HIS EYE
The Packer machine swung into action and piled up
considerable yardage in about a half dozen plays the
invaders being smeared aplenty in these rushes. With 
the oval on Evansville's 35 yard line, Lambeau heaved a forward to Malone who lost the oval when he was dropped hard by O'Neill. The Bay halfback cut his eye badly but Doc McNevins bandaged it up and he stayed in the game. Two other passes went astray and Evansville took the ball on downs. The visitors were turned back twice by Coughlin and then Lindsey attempted a forward pass. The throw was partly blocked and De Moe, grabbing it out of the air squirmed his way for 25 yards and a touchdown. Coughlin bowled over about steen Giants while making interference for the end. Lambeau kicked the goal.
HAYES CATCHING FORWARD
The Packers kicked off. Murray booted to Zellers who came back a chalk mark before he was stopped. The Hoosiers couldn't gain much and they punted to Lambeau in midfield. Three plays moved up from the yard sticks a notch and then from a fake kick formation. Lambeau hurled a forward pass into Malone's waiting arms. He was downed on Evansville's 10 yard line. Schmael plunged through the line for 9 yards. Twice the visitors held tight. Time was called for the quarter. On the first play in the second quarter, Berry plunged over tackle for a touchdown. Lambeau missed the goal. The Packers kicked off. The onside kick fozzled and the Packers booted off again, being set back 5 yards. Lindsay was downed on his 35 yard mark. The visitors bumped up against a stone wall and after three plays, Fausch booted to Lambeau who was dropped by Bondurant on the 35 yard mark.
CATCHES FORWARD PASS
Three rushes outside of tackle gave the Packers a first down. De Moe made a rattling good catch of a forward pass and carried ball to Evansville's 10 yard mark. The visitors fighting in the shadow of their goal posts held for downs and secured the pigskin. Fausch's attempt to punt out of danger was blocked; it was the Packers' ball on Evansville's 12 yard mark. Berry made a 4 yard gain and Schmael got over the rest of the distance for another touchdown. Lambeau missed the goal kick. The Packers again kicked off. The Evansville tribe had trouble piling up yardage on straight football they attempted to open up with an aerial attack. Malone cut this short by intercepting a pass on the visitors' 35 yard line. Evansville returned the favor after two scrimmages. Fausch grabbing the pigskin but they lost the ball a minute later when Jab Murray got his mitts on the ball.
LAMBEAU KICKS FIELD GOAL
Evansville was pushed back to their 10 yard line and it looked like another touchdown. A costly fumble enabled the Giants to stave off a score temporarily. Fausch dropped back for a kick. His attempt was sky high but only went about 25 yards. Malone signaled for a free catch and Lambeau completed the play with a nifty placekick. The ball sailed through the sticks for another 3 points. Once more the Packers kicked off. The invaders let loose and got away for three good gains before time was called for the half. The ball was in Evansville's possession in midfield. Before the third quarter started, Coach Hoeffel shook up his lineup. Abrams and Wheeler were on the ends and Tubby Howard went in at fullback. Other changes were made frequently during the closing periods. Proceedings in the second half started off with the Packers kicking off to Evansville. The invaders resorted to open football with but little advantage. After several scrimmages, the Packers nipped a forward pass and marched down the field. The procession ended, however, when Evansville held for downs on its 20 yard mark. Once more, the Giants tried the forward passing game and the ball changed hands twice on intercepted passes with little advantage to either side.
HOWARD PLUNGES OVER
The Packers recovered the ball in midfield and Berry shot around end like a flash. Bondurant caught him from behind on Evansville's 25 yard line. Howard busted through for a first down and in three more plays, the yard sticks were moved up again. With first down goal to go, Howard waded through the center for 5 yards and a touchdown. Lambeau kicked the goal. Evansville received again and they punted after downs. Lambeau was dropped on his 35 yard line. After three downs, the Packers punted, Abrams dumping Lindsay on Evansville's 30 yard marker. The visitors were soon forced to punt and they followed this up by grabbing a forward pass in midfield. Here Nate Abrams busted into the limelight. The invaders attempted a double pass forward. Abrams caught the oval and dashed down the field for a touchdown for the diminutive wingman and he spilled 'em right and left. Lambeau added another point by a goal kick. Time was up for the quarter.
GIANTS MAKE TOUCHDOWN
Evansville kicked off and the Packers rushed the ball back to midfield where Lambeau fell short in an attempted field goal. It was the Giants' ball on their 25 yard line. At this stage of the game, the Hoosiers showed signs of life. O'Neill and Zellers got through for good gains and in about four plays they had rushed the ball to midfield. Here they were forced to punt and it was the Packers' ball on their own 20 yard line. Lambeau immediately punted out of danger. Lindsay was dropped in midfield. The Giants attempted a shoestring play, Zellers crouching off to one side of the field. The Packers spotted him, but Lindsay went through with the play. Getting the ball from center, the Evansville quarterback relayed to O'Neill who tossed it 30 yards down the field. Zellers was covered by three Packer players but they let him slip by. He dashed in between them grabbed the ball and beat it 10 yards for a touchdown. Zellers missed the goal. Evansville kicked off. Lambeau grabbed Fausch's boot and ran it back close to midfield. He knocked a pair of Giants cold while en route. The ball see-sawed back and forth with the Packers gradually gaining ground.
LAMBEAU MAKES TOUCHDOWN
Evansville regained the ball on the 30 yard line. Lindsay tried another forward pass. Powers intercepted the ball and advanced ten yards before he was halted. Toody McLean went through for a first down, Cook making a nice hole. After two line plunges, Lambeau running from a kick formation skirted around right end for a touchdown. He kicked the goal. There were but two minutes to play. The Packers kicked off. There was no further scoring despite the fact that the visitors were hurling pass after pass in a futile attempt to get away for a score.

NEWS AND NOTES
WATCHING THE PARADE
NOVEMBER 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - That's better. The Packers looked good. They worked like a well oiled machine. The man with the ball had plenty of assistance. The Giants looked bit enough but they couldn't get started. Lindsay, the Evansville star, did mark up a
single yard gaining dash...Coughlin gave a great exhibition of
football. The former Notre Dame star was a stone wall on the line
...Towards the close of the game, Coach Hoeffel has used up
every man in the squad and they all showed plenty of fight...The
Packers only punted three times during the game. Lambeau's
team was generally able to gain whenever a few yards were
needed...The visitor's lone touchdown came like a bolt out of a
clear sky. Nobody was expecting them to get within a mile of the
Packers' goal line...When Zellers grabbed the old pigskin on the
pass from O'Neill, there were three Packers standing within an
arm's length of him. It was a big surprise...De Moe and Hayes
showed a lot of class on the wing position. They were in fast on
every play and usually got the runner before he even got across
the scrimmage line...Abrams' run for a touchdown gave the
spectators quite a thrill. When he made a leaping jump for the
ball, it seemed as if he was surrounded by invaders but he
squeeze past them all...Nate can partly thank Murray for his
touchdown. "Jabber" breezed ahead of Abrams during the jaunt
down the field, spilling opponents right and left for about 35
yards. It was pretty work...After Evansville had scored, the
Packers were fighting mad. Fausch kicked out to Lambeau and
the Bay leader smashed his way back to the middle of the field.
Two Giants took the count trying to stop him...The crowd was
the smallest of the season. Bare gaps of seats were visible in
both grandstands while the bleachers were not overcrowded. It
cost the management a nice pile of cash to foot the expenses
after the game was over.
MATHYS WILL LEAD HAMMOND TEAM AGAINST PACKERS
NOVEMBER 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Charlie Mathys,
one of the greatest football players ever developed in this city, 
will lead the Hammond team against the Green Bay Packers in
the American Professional League game which will be played
Sunday afternoon at Hagemeister park. Mathys, in his college
days at Indiana, was rated as one of the best quarterbacks in
Western Conference football circles. He was named on several
All Western teams. Mathys has an educated two with which he
specialized in drop kicking and he can heave a forward pass like
a baseball...PACKERS WANTED MATHYS: The Packers were
after Mathys before the season opened. While he was playing
ball with the Lynchmen in the Lake Shore league, an effort was
made to get him to stay here during the fall. He was right on the
verge of accepting terms when business connections forced him
to pass up the offer. But Mathys isn't the only star on the 
Hammond team. Doc King, who manages the squad, has
gathered together a collection of former collegians, all of whom
are famous on the chalk marked field...ALL AMERICAN STAR:
Bingo King, Hammond's fullback, was chosen by Walter Camp
for his All American team while at Harvard. Risley, tackle, 
captained Indiana last year; Depler was a star at Notre Dame;
Knopp played with Illinois, while Usher, Williams and Tomlin
were all stars in their college days. The Packer squad will
resume their practice stunts on Thursday. All the big fellows will
be here and Coach Hoeffel will attempt to continue to improve his
gridiron machine. No changes are contemplated in the lineup.
All of the veterans came out of the Evansville game in fairly good
shape and they will be ready for the whistle in Sunday's game.
CAL'S COMMENTS
NOVEMBER 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Hammond
Professional led by Charlie Mathys, a Green Bay product, will
face the Packers at Green Bay Sunday. This Hammond
aggregation is rated as one of the leading professional teams in
the country. 
PACKERS TO SEE FOOTBALL PICTURE
NOVEMBER 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay
Packers' football squad will be among the first to pass judgment on the gridiron contest which climaxes the action in Charles Ray's film, "Two Minutes to Go", which opens at the Strand Tuesday for a three day run. Captain Curley Lambeau accepted an invitation in behalf of his men to attend the performance Tuesday night. Thirty seats have been reserved. Members of the squad out of the city will attend Thursday night. According to reports from Milwaukee where the picture has just been shown, Charles Ray features a real football game with well known athletes in the lineup. Mary Anderson, who will be in the city in person November 20 and 21 with another picture in which she stars, plays opposite Ray in the film opening Tuesday.








THE EVANSVILLE CRIMSON GIANTS
The Evansville Crimson Giants were a professional American football team based in Evansville, Indiana and were a part of the National Football League in 1921 and 1922. The Giants home games were played at Bosse Field. According to the Evansville Courier and Press in 1921, 'they surprised local fans in developing a winning team' and 'the Giants' one-sided victories over inferior non-league teams has had good fan reaction.' However the team did not succeed, mostly due to scheduling mistakes and management problems. Evansville's local sporting enthusiasts also failed to respond favorably and attend the home games.
Ex-Collegians
The Crimson Giants history is rooted in Evansville's first significant semi-pro team, the Evansville Ex-Collegians, who began play in 1920. The Ex-Collegians played and followed the typical semi-professional template of the era. The team employed mostly local players almost exclusively. They paid those players a small sum based on gate receipts and on a game-by-game basis. The team also operated without any real management oversight, meaning that the players looked after the team's finances, and scheduled games haphazardly. In 1920, group of local businessmen tried to purchase the Ex-Collegians. However, the investors and the players failed to reach a compromise. After the initial two victories over modest opponents, the Ex-Collegians bragged of possibly playing the most celebrated pro football team in the nation, the Canton Bulldogs on Christmas Day 1920. While the chances of the game taking place between Evansville and Canton were slim, the rumour of a Canton game was really a marketing scheme to draw attention to the newly established Ex-Collegians. The team would finish their 1920 season with a 7–1 record.
Formation of the Crimson Giants
In 1921 the same unnamed businessmen who failed to take over the Ex-Collegians in 1920 decided to form their own team. Frank Fausch, Fullback for the Ex-Collegians and Mark Ingle, an offensive lineman with the team, left the Ex-Collegians to create a new corporation known as the "American Football Association", which would own a new professional team soon nicknamed the Crimson Giants. Fausch served as team's president and general manager, while Ingle served as vice-president. The two men put together an ownership group that included Evansville's leading businessmen and professionals. Evansville's mayor, Benjamin Bosse, and the vice-president of City National Bank were included in this group. The city's Chamber of Commerce was also heavily involved in promoting the Crimson Giants.
Merger of the Ex-Collegians and Crimson Giants
The remaining Ex-Collegians, led by their quarterback and captain, Menz Lindsey, at first refused to join Fausch and Ingle. The Ex-Collegians wanted instead to continue playing independently. However Fausch need many of those Ex-Collegian players, in order to create his new team. He came to an agreement with Guy Morrison, a popular baseball pitcher with the Evansville Evas of the Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League. With Morrison, Fausch arranged for a benefit game that would provide funds for the construction of a World War I veterans' memorial. By doing this the Crimson Giants secured the exclusive use of the only suitable stadium in Evansville, Bosse Field. Lindsey tried to challenged the Giants to a contest in the benefit game, however Fausch refused to respond. Many professional football players soon flooded to the Crimson Giants. Bourbon Bondurant, an insurance agent with prior pro football experience with the Fort Wayne Friars; Joe Windbiel, a local high school coach who played professionally with the Detroit Heralds; architect Earl Warweg, who had played semi-pro football for five years in Indianapolis; cigar company traffic manager Clarence Specht; and June Talley, an insurance adjuster also with college football experience, soon joined the team. After finding no other venue in which to play in Evansville, many of the Ex-Collegians joined the Crimson Giants. Soon Doc Gorman joined the Crimson Giants, becoming the first Ex-Collegian, other than Fausch and Ingle, to defect. Within a week, Lindsey and Clarence Spiegel, two main pillars of the Ex-Collegians' organization, jumped to the Crimson Giants.
The NFL
On August 27, 1921, Fausch traveled to Chicago to secure an American Professional Football Association (renamed the National Football League in 1922) franchise for Evansville. It was then that Evansville was awarded an AFPA franchise, that was scheduled to begin play in 1921.
1921 season
The Crimson Giants won five of their first seven games. The team's first ever league win came at home on October 2, 1921, as the Crimson Giants defeated the Louisville Brecks, 21–0. The team's second league win can a week later against the Muncie Flyers, 14–0. However the Crimson Giants lost to the Hammond Pros 3–0 the very next week. That win was Hammond's first win in the league. During that game, Herb Henderson, later stated that the Hammond players met with him during the game and asked if he could tone down his hits, because the Hammond players still needed to be healthy for work on Monday. Henderson, a high school football coach, refused and stated that he needed to show his players, who were sitting in the stands watching him, "how tackling was done". However the team, lost a lot of money when it suffered through a series of scheduling mishaps in the second half of November. As a result of the eleven games originally scheduled, only five were actually played. Furthermore, only half of the ten games ultimately played by the Giants were against league opponents. In early November, the Crimson Giants travelled to Green Bay, Wisconsin, to face the APFA's Green Bay Packers at Hagemeister Park. Although Fausch intended to play every game in Evansville, he chose at this point to receive a guaranteed sum from the Packers' organization rather than risk losing more money at Bosse Field, where attendance had been disappointing. With several players unable to leave Evansville for the weekend, Fausch found replacements, but the revamped Crimson Giants were defeated in Green Bay, 43–6. Fausch then scheduled a pair of non-league opponents to the schedule. The first game which was to take place in Chicago was cancelled due to heavy snow, while the other game was cancelled by the opposing team. Fausch quickly added a game against the Cincinnati Celts. However, when faced with poor field conditions and two days of heavy rain, Fausch made a last-minute cancellation. Rather than play before another small crowd and lose more money, he decided not to play at all. The Crimson Giants had now cancelled their last three games, one of which was to be played on Thanksgiving Day, the biggest football day of the year. As a result, the players received no money, and Fausch had to pay rent for an unused Bosse Field. Fausch made sure the next game would be played. The Cincinnati Celts were re-scheduled and Fausch informed the press that the game would be played "rain or shine." He then stated that three more games, two against AFPA opponents, would be played in Evansville. The Celts game was played on Bosse Field, which was damaged due to heavy rains. The Crimson Giants won their sixth game of the season, 48–0, however the team still took a financial loss due to poor attendance. A scoreless tie against a non-AFPA opponent, two weeks later, ended the 1921 season for the Crimson Giants.
Committee of Five
Many of the Crimson Giants' players became upset with management of the team under Fausch after the 1921 season. It was then that several members of the team took matters into their own hands. The "Committee of Five", led by former Ex-Collegians Menz Lindsey and Clarence Spiegel, forced Fausch to surrender management of the team. The "Committee of Five" could not reverse the Crimson Giants' financial fortunes. The Committee lost money in its only contests. Fausch and his American Football Association corporation, lost an estimated ten thousand dollars over the course of the season, despite playing a total of nine games at home and only one on the road. To combat the "Committee of Five", Fausch asserted publicly that it was he who held the franchise rights in the American Professional Football Association, and thus owned the Crimson Giants. And to help improve the team's finances, he suggested that he would play every Crimson Giants game on the road. However Fausch lost his players. Several former Giants announced they would play for the local Knights of Columbus squad instead. Then Menz Lindsey re-formed the Ex-Collegians and named Herb Henderson the team's coach. Lindsey's club then secured the financial backing of the Evansville Baseball Fans' Association. Johnny Nee, manager of the Evanston Evas, became the team's business manager. The team was then dubbed the Fans' Association team. Fausch attended the APFA's meeting in Columbus, Ohio, and posted a $1,000 bond to secure his claim to the franchise. It was at this meeting that Chicago Bears owner, George Halas, suggested that the APFA be renamed the NFL. The Crimson Giants' membership in the NFL, meant that the Fans' Association team could not play league teams. Thus the team would be forced to play teams that were considered second-rate opponents. However the Fans' Association team had secured an exclusive lease to Bosse Field for the entire football season, leaving the Crimson Giants with no park for the 1922 season. The Fans' Association team also signed many key players from the 1921 Crimson Giants team. Around this time Johnny Nee renamed the Fans' Association team the Evansville Pros and attempted to schedule games against the Hammond Pros, Dayton Triangles, and the Louisville Brecks. However a letter from NFL President Joseph Carr, stated that Johnny Nee's Evansville Pros were not members of the NFL and NFL league clubs would only be allowed to play Fausch's Crimson Giants.
1922 season
The Crimson Giants played their first three games of the season on the road. Fausch in the meantime had hoped that the Evansville Pros would fold in October, so that he could regain the rights to Bosse Field. Luckily for Fausch, the Pros folded after witnessing poor attendance and an 0–1–1 record. As a result, Fausch entered into negotiations with Nee over the sakle of the lease for Bosse Field. However the negotiations between the two clubs broke down and the Crimson Giants cancelled their remaining home games. The team would only play three games in 1922, all on the road. The Crimson Giants lost all three of those games to the Toledo Maroons, Rock Island Independents and Louisville Brecks. The wins by the Brecks and Maroons became the first in Louisville and Toledo franchise history. Meanwhile, the Rock Island Independents became only the second team with two 100 yard rushers in their 60–0 win over Evansville. Jimmy Conzelman ran for five touchdowns during that game, setting an NFL record that would remain in place until 1929, when Ernie Nevers scored 40 points alone against the Chicago Bears. The Independents also became the first NFL team to rush for 300 yards in that Evansville game. The Independents almost made it to 400, with 66 carries for 396 yards. The Crimson Giants had the ball for only 26 plays, and seven of those were punts.
End of the Crimson Giants
Fausch talked briefly about re-organizing a new Crimson Giants club for the 1923 season, however he never made an effort to restart the team. Several of the Crimson Giants went on to play professional football for other NFL teams. While the Evansville Crimson Giants were the only league team to go under between the end of the 1922 season and the beginning of the 1923 season, few teams other than the Bears saw profits from football.
(SOURCE: Wikipedia)
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Today Ryan Learned Evansville Had an NFL Team Called the Crimson Giants in 1921
Evansville has always had a rich sports history, but wasn’t until recently that I discovered our city was home to one of the National Football League’s first franchises. I first discovered the team when the following stat on ESPN.com caught my eye while researching the Colts versus Patriots game as I was putting together my notes for the Ford & O’Bryan show earlier this week: From Elias: the last time a player rushed for 4 TD after entering game with 0 career TD was Herb Henderson of the Evansville Crimson Giants against the Cincinnati Celts on November 27, 1921. Wait. The who? Knowing we’re not the only “Evansville” in the United States, I did a little digging to see if these “Crimson Giants” were indeed from our Evansville. And if you didn’t figure it out by now, they were. According to Wikipedia, before the NFL became the premiere sports league in the U.S. (and one could argue, the world), it began as the American Professional Football League with humble roots as a 14-team league in 1920 that included teams such as the Muncie Flyers, the Decatur Staleys, and the Rock Island Independents. In 1921 it expanded to a 22-team league that included our very own team known as the Evansville Crimson Giants. The Crimson Giants weren’t the first professional football team to come from Evansville, however. The Evansville Ex-Collegians formed in 1920 comprised of mostly local players who worked normal day jobs. After finishing 7-1 in their debut season, the Ex-Collegians were approached by a group of local businessmen interested in purchasing the team from the players. After failing to reach an agreement, the investors decided they would start their own team in 1921, bringing along former Ex-Collegian players, fullback Frank Fausch and offensive lineman Mark Ingleand, who created an ownership group with the investors money known as the “American Football Association”. The team became an official member of the NFL on August 27th, 1921 after Fausch traveled to Chicago and secured the teams franchise rights. With that, the Crimson Giants were born. Playing their home games at Bosse Field, the Giants did well in their first season, winning five of their first seven games. However the success was short lived as scheduling issues, poor attendance, and poor management under Fausch (who was appointed team’s president and general manager) left the team financially strapped quickly. The issues created enough frustration with players that a group of them known as “The Committee of Five” forced Fausch out at the end of the 1921 season and took over the squad themselves. Unfortunately, the struggles continued for the team the following year as they lost all their games, nine of which were played at home. At that point, Fausch re-entered the picture claiming he held the franchise rights, therefore ownership of the team. With the franchise back in his control, Fausch suggested he would play all games on the road which lead to players leaving the team (remember, these guys had day jobs). It didn’t get any better from there as the team played only three games in 1922, losing all three. Fausch spoke of bringing the team back for the 1923 season, but apparently never made a solid effort, and the short-lived era of the Evansville Crimson Giants came to an end. It may not have been the most impressive team ever put together, but the fact that we here in Evansville, Indiana, had a small stake in early stages of what has become one of these most powerful sport businesses in the world is pretty special.
​SOURCE: ESPN Evansville - November 19th 2014
PACKERS VS. HAMMOND
NOVEMBER 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Sunday afternoon
the Hammond Professionals and the Green Bay Packers will
clash in an American Professional Football league game at
Hagemeister park. The kickoff is scheduled at 2 o'clock and
regulation periods of 15 minute duration will be played. The 
Hammond team is one of the strongest in the country. For years
they have occupied a prominent place in professional gridiron
circles. This season's squad has been traveling along a merry
clip and has lost but one contest, the Chicago Cardinals winning
out last Sunday, 7 to 0...MATHYS LEADS HAMMOND: The
visitors are led by Charlie Mathys, a Green Bay boy who in his
collegiate days was rated as one of the greatest quarterbacks in
Western Conference football. It is Charlie's first appearance here
since he cut capers on the chalk marked field wearing the Purple
jersey of West High. There are other stars in the Hammond team
aside from Mathys. King was an All American fullback, Depler
was varsity center at Illinois while Bobby Knopp was a teammate
of Depler's on the Sucker squad for two years. Every man on the
Hammond squad if a college players...PACKERS ARE READY:
The Packers will be fit for the fray. All of the big fellows have got
in some good practice licks since the middle of the week and
the old team play unit will be very much in evidence. No changes are contemplated in the Packers' lineup. All the stars will play and Coach Hoeffel predicts that if his gang lives up to form, Hammond will be in for a very busy afternoon of pigskin chasing.
WEST SIDERS TO GIVE MATHYS A WARM RECEPTION
NOVEMBER 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Green Bay's west side is going to flock to the game at Hagemeister park tomorrow afternoon and give Charlie Mathys. the Green Bay boy, who is playing quarterback and captaining Hammond, a reception that he will remember for a long time. It wasn't so long ago that he was an idol across the river. Mathys starred in basketball and football for West before making a name for himself at Ripon and Indiana. Charlie's friends are legion and they will all be on the job when the whistle blows.
"BEAT THE PACKERS" THE SLOGAN OF HAMMOND TEAM
NOVEMBER 9 (Hammond-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - "Let's
get Green Bay". That's the slogan of the Hammond Pros who
are practicing here daily in preparation for their game with the 
Packers, champions of Wisconsin, at Green Bay on Sunday.
The 7 to 0 reversal at the hands of the Chicago Cardinals last
Sunday didn't set very well on the Hammond team and they are
hoping to take revenge on the Green Bay team this weekend.
Hammond came out of the Cardinal game in pretty good shape.
A couple of regulars were bruised up a bit but they will be ready
for action on Sunday. Doc Young, who manages the squad, is
hunting around for some new players who will be carried on the
extra list. However, there will be no change in the regular lineup
which will be as follows: l.e., Williams; l.t., Risely; l.g., Tomlin;
c. Depler; e.g., Oltz; r.t, Usher; r.e., Mathys; l.h.b., Hess; r.h.b.,
Knopp; f.b., King. The Hammond team will arrive in Green Bay
Saturday night so as to get a good rest before the contest on
Sunday. A few local fans will accompany the squad to the 
Badger city...PACKERS RESUME PRACTICE: The Packer
squad will resume their practice stunts Thursday morning.
Coughlin, Hayes and Malone will arrive from Chicago; Tubby 
Howard will come in from Mondovi; Jab Murray and Buff Wagner
will be down from Marinette while Cub Buck will blow in from
Appleton. Coach Hoeffel plans three days of hard work with two
practice each day. This should put the squad right on edge for
the fracas with the much famed Hammond team. Tickets are
now on sale at the usual places about town. Interest in the game
is increasing and the appearance of Charlie Mathys in action
against the Packers should pack 'em in at the gate.
CAL'S COMMENTS
NOVEMBER 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The fur should fly
in Chicago Sunday when the Decatur Staleys and Rock Island
Independents get together in a game that will go a long way
towards deciding the professional championship of the middle
west. Football fans, who saw Flanigan's tribe in action against
the Packers, think the Starchmakers are going to have their
hands full and a little bit more besides.
PLAN BOOSTER GAME FOR GREEN BAY PACKERS
SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 10 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Sunday will be the
Green Bay Packers' "Booster Game" at Hagemeister park, and 
with the crack Hammond Professionals, led by Charlie Mathys,
a Green Bay boy, as the opposing team, the attraction is good
enough to draw the biggest crowd of the season. A committee of
booster, headed by Art Masse, George De Lair, and Ed Masse,
have started a ticket selling campaign and they are going to 
canvas every business plant in the city in an attempt to dispose
of the pasteboards for Sunday's contest...MASSE HAS HIS
SAY: Art Masse, who is acting as the spokesman for the
boosters' committee, made the statement: "It is up to the
citizens of Green Bay to back up the Packers. They have put
Wisconsin, not alone Green Bay, on the professional football
map and right now are rated as one of the best professional
aggregations in the country. This is covering a whole lot of
territory. The fans should consider that they are getting the best grade of football that is played anywhere. Only the leading teams are being brought to Green Bay for games and the management is deserving of support. It is quite possible that the Packers may finish up their season away from home unless the fans rally to their support and attend Sunday's game, at least that is the report that has reached me. It costs a lot of money to put a team like the Packers in the field and if we are going to continue to have this super grade of football. The ticket box receipts have got to show a big increase. Let's go Sunday and show that we are with them."...WILL WELCOME MATHYS: Not alone will Sunday's contest be a booster game but it will be a homecoming day for Charlie Mathys. The Hammond quarterback's friends on the West side are going to flock to the game in a body and give the Green Bay boy a reception that he will long remember. The Packers resumed their practice workouts this afternoon. Coach Hoeffel put the team through a long drill and a blackboard talk is scheduled for this evening. The squad will continue their practice stunts for the remainder of the week and it is a good bet that the machine will be better than every when the whistle blows on Sunday.
CAL'S COMMENTS
NOVEMBER 10 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Charlie Mathys is coming home Sunday as an alien foe. The former West Side pigskin chaser will be accorded a warm reception, however, when he steps out on the gridiron at Hagemeister park as a member of the Hammond Professionals for the game with the Green Bay Packers. Graduates of West High will be there en masses to "raise the roof" for the former Purple footballer.
FANS RALLY TO SUPPORT OF PACKER TEAM; BIG CROWD
IS EXPECTED AT GAME SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 11 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Green Bay is
going to turn out and support the Packers in good shape
for Sunday's game with the Hammond Professionalsat Hagemeister park. At least that is the opinion of the Booster
Day committee who have been going the rounds of the
businessmen on a ticket selling drive. Fear that the Packers
may finish the season away from home is stirring up the football
fans a good deal and the thoughts of a couple of football-less
Sunday, not alone Thanksgiving Day, are not what could be
called pleasant one. One of the Boosters' committee in speaking
of the situation here said: "It is rather surprising to think that the
general opinion of the public is that the Packers have been
coining money. This is not the case. The Rock Island game
drew the biggest crowd and yet the attendance figures at this
contest did not touch the 3,000 mark."...MONEY BEHIND
RIGHT NOW: "When we explain that the club is on the wrong
side of the ledger right at the present time the caustic kicker
turns into a booster and buys a couple of tickets. This is the
situation throughout the city. This city needs the Packers in
football. Throughout the state the Packers are recognized as one
of the best teams in the country. Some times I think they are
more appreciated by outsiders than the people right here at
home. The football situation has reached a showdown. Do the
fans want to have the team keep on playing the Minneapolis
Marines, Rock Island, Hammond and the other elevens of the
same class or do they want Oshkosh, Kaukauna, Sheboygan,
Marinette and some of the other aggregations booked. The
attendance at Sunday's game will tell the tale."...RECEPTION
FOR MATHYS: Charlie Mathys, who will captain and play
quarterback for the Hammond team in Sunday's game will get a
great reception from the West Siders. Many of his old friends
and school mates are planning to attend the contest in a body
and show Charlie that his pals in his old hometown haven't
forgotten him. The Packer squad will be better than ever this
weekend. That is the opinion of Coach Hoeffel as he watched
his charges work through a long drill at Hagemeister park
Thursday afternoon. "The players are beginning to find
themselves, said Hoeffel. "They know what the man next to
them is capable of doing and they are can govern themselves accordingly. Teamwork is developing and we will have plenty of interference on Sunday. I hate to think of Charlie Mathys' homecoming being spoiled by a defeat of his team but I have got a good hunch that the Packers are going to take a fall out of Hammond. Let us hope so anyway."