Green Bay Packers (7-2) 7, Dayton Triangles (0-5-1) 0
Sunday November 15th 1925 (at Green Bay)








THE DAYTON TRIANGLES
The Dayton Triangles were an original franchise of the American Professional Football Association (now the National Football League) in 1920. The Triangles were based in Dayton, Ohio, and took their nickname from their home field, Triangle Park, which was located at the confluence of the Great Miami and Stillwater Rivers in north Dayton. They were the longest-lasting traveling team in the NFL (1920–1929), and the last such "road team" until the Dallas Texans in 1952, who, coincidentally, descended from the Dayton franchise.
Origins
The original Dayton Triangles members first began playing together as basketball players at St. Mary's College, now the University of Dayton, from 1908 until 1912. After graduation, the players organized a basketball team of alumni, students, and other local athletes. They went by the name of the St. Mary's Cadets. The Cadets claimed the title of "World Basketball Champions" by defeating the Buffalo German Ramblers. In the fall of 1913, the St. Marys Cadets organized a football team. The team was coached by Louis Clark, who coached the St. Mary's college football team as well. Al Mahrt was elected team captain. The team finished their first season with a 7–0 record and won the Dayton City Championship. They also won the Southern Ohio Championship by defeating the Cincinnati Celts 27 to 0 at Redland Park. The team won a second city championship in 1914, despite injuries to Al Mahrt and Babe Zimmerman. In 1915 the team changed its name to the Dayton Gym-Cadets after their presumed sponsors, the Dayton Gymnastic Club. That season saw Al Marhrt take over as the team's coach. The team only lost one game that season, to the Columbus Panhandles. They also won their third city championship.
1916–1919
The team was reorganized in 1916 as a recreational football team from among the employees of three downtown Dayton factories: the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (or Delco), the Dayton Metal Products Company, and the Domestic Engineering Company (now called Delco-Light). Carl Storck, who later served as treasurer of the NFL and as acting league president from 1939 to 1941, co-sponsored the Dayton Cadets and used players recruited from the three factories to fill out the team roster. Storck would later become the team's manager, while Bud Talbott, a Walter Camp All-American tackle and team captain at Yale University, was named the team's coach. The team's name was also changed to the Dayton Triangles that season. In 1916, the Triangles went 9–1, defeating teams from Cincinnati, Detroit, Toledo and Pittsburgh. The Canton Bulldogs, with the legendary Jim Thorpe in the line-up, claimed the "Ohio League" Championship after their win over the Massillon Tigers. The Triangles challenged the Bulldogs to a game on December 10, 1916, but the game was never played. The following season saw the Triangles move into their new park, Triangle Park. The team's 1917 campaign was successful. The team went 6–0–2 that season. The Triangles were able to score 188 points and gave up only 13 to their opponents.
1918 Championship
In 1918 saw the United States entry in World War I, as well as a devastating Spanish flu pandemic. While the Triangles lost players to military service, they also had many kept home with regular jobs in industries deemed essential to the war effort and, along with the few other teams still playing, far less competition for the talent pool. This allowed the Triangles to keep a team on the field and beat what few representative teams remained. They claimed an Ohio League Championship. The Triangle player-coach that season was Earle "Greasy" Neale, since Bud Talbott joined the army. During their championship run, the Triangles defeated future NFL teams, the Toledo Maroons, Hammond Pros, Columbus Panhandles and Detroit Heralds. The Triangles went 8–0–0 in 1918, one of two known teams to have collected a perfect record of more than five games that year, the other being the Buffalo Niagaras, whose 6–0–0 record was collected as a result of playing only teams from Buffalo and who built their team on many of the players left out of work because of the Ohio League teams' suspension. In 1919, they followed up their championship with a season record of 4–2–1.
NFL era
At the first NFL formation meetings held on August 20, 1920 and September 17, 1920 at Ralph Hay's Hupmobile dealership located in Canton, Ohio, the Triangles were represented by their manager Carl Storck as they became charter members of the new league called the American Professional Football Association, until 1922 when it was renamed the National Football League. During the latter meeting, Jim Thorpe was unanimously elected as new league's president. Also at this meeting, a membership fee of $ 100 per team was established, however George Halas stated that none of the charter teams ever paid it. On October 3, 1920, the Triangles won what could be considered the very first APFA/NFL game, with a 14–0 defeat of the Columbus Panhandles at Triangle Park. The high point of the Triangles' 1920 season was a 20–20 tie at Triangle Park with Thorpe's Canton Bulldogs; it was the first time a team had scored three touchdowns on the Bulldogs since 1915. Trailing the Triangles, 20–14, Thorpe nailed two late field goals to tie the score. Six games into the season, the Triangles remained undefeated (4–0–2) but in the final three games lost twice to eventual league champion, the Akron Pros, ending 1920 with a 5–2–2 mark.
Decline
In 1922, the other teams in the NFL were recruiting and signing top college players from around the country; however Dayton continued to use mainly local players. This marked a decline in the team's performance, and the Triangles ceased being competitive in the NFL. Because of their poor showing on the field, the Triangles were not able to draw crowds for home games: Triangle Park, with a seating capacity of 5,000, rarely saw that many fans. Soon, the combination of poor home gates and the lure of $2,500 guarantees to play at larger venues (like Wrigley Field, Comiskey Park and the Polo Grounds), made the Triangles primarily a traveling team. By the late twenties, Dayton was one of the league's doormats, winning just five of their 51 NFL contests from 1923–29. Only the revenues from playing on the road kept them afloat. Also around this time, the NFL began shaking off its roots in mid-sized midwestern cities. Although the Triangles were one of only three original NFL teams (along with the Bears and Cardinals) to survive the 1920s, it soon became apparent that Dayton was not big enough to support a team in the burgeoning league. Finally, on July 12, 1930, a Brooklyn-based syndicate headed by Bill Dwyer bought the Triangles; the franchise moved to Brooklyn and was renamed the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Lineage
Due to numerous transactions over the years, the Triangles have a tenuous connection to the current NFL. The Dodgers merged with the Boston Yanks franchise for the 1945 season due to player shortages. In 1946, the Brooklyn half jumped to the AAFC and played as the New York Yankees. The Boston Yanks remained in the NFL, and in 1949 moved to New York and became the New York Bulldogs. Also in 1949, the AAFC Yankees merged with the Brooklyn Dodgers and played as the Brooklyn-New York Yankees. When the AAFC merged with the NFL, the Yankees players were divided between the New York Giants and the New York Bulldogs. A failure at the box office, the Bulldogs were "sold back" to the NFL in 1952 and awarded to a group from Texas, who moved it to Dallas for the 1952 season as the Dallas Texans. The Texans failed after one year and were again sold back to the NFL, who folded the Texans franchise. Its remains were awarded to an ownership group in Baltimore to form the Baltimore Colts. The Colts moved to Indianapolis in 1984 and are still playing as the Indianapolis Colts. The NFL currently does not consider the Colts to be a continuation of the Dayton Triangles.
(SOURCE: Wikipedia)
NEWS AND NOTES
CAL'S COMMENTS
NOVEMBER 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - There was a good sized crowd on hand to see the Packers in their last home appearance at home this season. The fans were a bit surprised when several of the players were kept on the sidelines. As a matter of fact, the Packers came out of the Cardinal game with a hospital list about a mile long and the men were not fit for action...Bobby Cahn got a hand from the crowd when he came out on the field. This was Bobby's first showing here this season and he was much pleased with the park. "It is a great football layout," said the popular referee, "and when you get a nice green carpet on the gridiron, your stadium will be as good as any in the country."...The husky individual of the Dayton bench was none other than Carl Storck, secretary of the NFL, who is a part owner of the Dayton club. Storck said that he heard so much about Green Bay as a football community that he couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit the Bay. As Storck was boarding the train, his final comment was: "You can tell the people that I believe everything nice that I have heard about Green Bay. We have been treated in royal style."...When the game neared its close, many of its spectators started to leave the park but they all halted their exit when the Packer started their forward passing drive that you often read about but seldom see...Ken Huffine, one of the Dayton stars, tossed a lot of comments in Lewellen's direction. The former Purdue All Western ace claims that the Packer backfielder gave the best all around exhibition of football he had seen on a football field in many years. "Speaking of educated toes," said Huffine, "that boy Lewellen could punt a ball just where he wanted to. I never saw anything like it."...Frenner and Mayl, the Dayton ends, were just as good a pair of flankers as have ever been seen here. They were down the field fast under Abbott's punts and the way they tackled left no room for argument....Lady Luck sure did smile but it is about time that the Big Bay Blues began getting a few breaks of the game. Here's hoping that she will continue to rub elbows with the Big Bay Blues for the remainder of the season.
GRANGE, BRITTON TO JOIN BEARS, REPORT
NOVEMBER 17 (Chicago) - Latest rumors concerning
Red Grange were that he would turn professional under
the colors of the Chicago Bears when he draws the
curtain on his intercollegiate career Saturday. Reports
also said that Earl Britton, another Illinois halfback,
would be Grange's running mate when the Wheaton 
iceman turns to the field where he can reap greenbacks
instead of glory. The Bears play the Green Bay Packers
on Sunday at Cubs park. Early in the season the Badger state champions defeated the Bruins, 14 to 10.
BANKRUPTCY FACING CLEVELAND ELEVEN
NOVEMBER 17 (Cleveland) - The Cleveland Bulldogs, one of the leading members of the NFL in previous season, is on the verge of bankruptcy it was learned here today. The Bulldogs have been unable to get into action on seven different Sundays this season on account of rain. The management of the club has decided to play no more home games this season and the team will begin a road trip this week in an effort to break even for the season.
CARR REJECTS PACKER PROTEST ON CARDINAL GAME
NOVEMBER 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - President Joe F. Carr of the NFL has turned down the protest of the Green Bay Packers over the game with the Cardinals in Chicago on Sunday, November 8. In a letter to A.B. Turnbull, president of the Green Bay Football corporation, the league president states his position on the Packer complaint, calling attention to the fact that neither the rules of the NFL nor the football code gives him any authority to order a game played over. Mr. Carr, however, added that he would not oppose another game being arranged by the Packers with the Cardinals and also said that the Green Bay request of having all outside officials handle Packer games in the future would be granted. The league president, in his reply to Mr. Turnbull, also enclosed a letter from J.J. Ritter, who handled the Cardinal game. Ritter's letter along with Mr. Carr's communication and Mr. Turnbull's reply to Mr. Carr are to be found below:
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers learned by bitter experience and Sunday afternoon at the City Stadium they took a leaf out of Paddy Driscoll's b ook and scored a 7 to 0 victory over the Dayton Triangles before some 3,000 spectators. So far as a football game went, it was nothing to shout about. The Bays presented a patched up battle front. Mathys, O'Donnell and Woodin were not in the game at all while Captain Lambeau and Marty Norton only hobbled into the fray when chances for a touchdown looked rosy. Several other members of the club were pretty well battered up but they stood the gaff and came through to a glorious finish.
GAVE SPLENDID EXHIBITION
Like Rochester, the Dayton club gave a splendid  exhibition of footballing. The Triangles had a sweet pair of ends, some smooth working linemen, and a dangerous backfield. Abbott was half a team in himself, doing all the kicking and passing besides running frequently with the ball. When he was forced to leave the game, due to injuries, the spectators gave him a good hand which was thoroughly justified. The visitors threatened in the first quarter when once they had the ball close for Abbott to miss a placement kick and again when they rushed the oval to the Bays' ten yard line. An offside penalty set them five yards nearer the goal line but the Packers' mighty forward turned them back on four successive tries and then Lewellen kicked out of danger. During the second period, the play was pretty
well even up. The Packers' attack was not consistent
while the Triangles' passes were falling in vacant
territory. When the second half opened, everybody
expected the Bays to stage their usual comeback but
it was missing.
PACKERS GAIN GROUND
However, they were gaining ground on every exchange
of kicks and the visitors were being backed up deep in
their own territory. Several times it seemed as if the
Bays were head goalward but Dayton was in there
strong enough to smear things up when danger loomed.
When the fourth quarter got underway, the clubs
appeared to be deadlocked and the fans figured a tie
game was certain. The ball seesawed back and worth
with the opposing elevens feeling around for a break
which didn't come until the time keeper announced
there was just a minute to play. And at that time, the
ball was on the Packers' 20 yard line. Many of the
spectators were headed for the gates but they stopped
in their tracks when Lambeau flipped a pass to
Lewellen which was good for a 30 yard gain. A second
later, Lambeau zipped the oval over to Lewellen who
had cut around and Lew grabbed for the ball right on the
goal line. He just touched the oval. It was pretty high
up. The ball bounded in a Dayton backfielder's arms
and out again. Lew made a second grab. Lewellen
clutched the oval before it touched the ground. 
Everybody thought it was a touchdown but Umpire
Harris ruled he was downed about six inches from the
line. There was ten seconds to play. The teams lined
up and Lewellen crashed over for the touchdown and
then kicked the goal. It sure was a sensational windup.
Probably the greatest since 1921 when the Packers
flopped the Minneapolis Marines, 7 to 6, in their first
pro league start. The final minute well repaid the fans
for sticking to the finish. At times, the Big Bay Blues
machine looked very much off color on the offense but
even the best of 1925 models can't function properly 
with some of the important cogs missing or working
under handicaps.
LEWELLEN PACKERS ACE
Lewellen was the Packers' ace. The lanky backfielder
was here, there and everywhere. He tackled like a
demon, ran the ball in Red Grange's style and his
punting was a sight for sore eyes. Jack Harris turned in
his best exhibition since he joined the Bays. "Fighting
Jack" more than lived up to his name and he was right
at home when the going was the hardest. Eddie Kotal
made his debut in a Packer uniform and got away 
nicely. Eddie displayed plenty of life. He followed the
ball closely and covered several fumbles. A raft of
Kotal's friends from Appleton was there and they had
plenty of chances to cheer the former Lawrence hero.
Basing continued his consistent work for the Bays and
it was Captain Lambeau's brilliant passing that put the
Packers on the road to victory. Vergara and Wilkins
performed nicely at the ends. Buck and Earpe held the
line firm at the tackles while the center trio. Jean,
Larson and Gardner played bangup ball on the defense.
PUNK KICKOFF
Moose Gardner had trouble kicking off and, after two
attempts, the ball was put in play on Dayton's forty
yard line. The Triangle couldn't gain and Abbott punted
to the Bays' 18 yard mark. After two rushes, Lewellen
kicked out of bounds on the Packers' 18 yard line. The
visitors got some yardage on two rushes. A pass was
incomplete. Abbott missed a field goal, via placement,
and the Packers scrimmaged on their twenty. After
Basing had got a yard, the Bays lost five for offside.
Lewellen booted to midfield and Dobeleir ran it back to
the Packers' 41. Dayton made a couple of yards and a
pass, Mahrt to Frenner, took the oval to within 30 yards
of the Packer goal. Soon after, another pass, Abbott to
Dobeleir gained 15 yards. Things began to look serious.
Dobeleir gained three. A penalty for offside put the ball
on the Bays' 5 yard mark and it was first down goal to
gain.
PACKERS HELD TIGHT
Here the Packers held solid and took the ball on downs.
Standing behind his goal line, Lewellen punted to Green
Bay's 38. Harris intercepted a Dayton forward pass on
the Bays' 18 as time was called for the second quarter.
Starting the second quarter, Kotal gained a couple of
yards and then Lewellen booted to the Dayton thirty.
After Mahrt had lost two, Larson intercepted a Dayton
pass and the crowd had visions of a touchdown.
Lambeau replaced Basing. Several forward passes 
moved the ball up near to the goal. Two tosses went to the bad and Dayton recovered the cowhide. An exchange of punts resulted in the ball being backed to Dayton's twelve. Aboott kicked again to Lambeau. The Packer captain called for a fair catch but fumbled and Young recovered for Dayton. The visitors found the going pretty tough and Abbott booted out of bounds on the Bays' 30. Kotal got four but a penalty for holding set the Bays back fifteen. Following another exchange of kicks, it was Dayton's ball on their own 35. The visitors soon kicked and Kotal brought it  back to Green Bay's 41. Here the Bays cut loose a series of incomplete forward passes and Dayton took the ball. The invaders were getting pushed back on several attempted forwards when halftime was called.
PACKERS KICKED OFF
Beginning the third quarter, Gardner kicked off and Dayton ran it back to the 40 yard line. The visitors booted to Kotal on Green Bay's twenty. Three rushes gained about six yards. Lewellen booted and Dayton soon returned the ball via the kicking route. Kotal ran the ball back to the Packers' 33. Here the Packers came through with a first down by the rush was cut short and Lewellen punted to Dayton's 34 where Dobeleir was dumped. Abbott didn't waste much time before he kicked the ball back and it was the Bays' ball on their own 33. Basing got four yards and Lewellen skirted end for 20 yards. But the drive halted and Lew had to kick. It was Dayton's ball on its own 25. Abbott failed to skirt end and he kicked to Lewellen who ran the ball back to Dayton's 43, when time was called for the quarter. The fourth quarter opened fast with both teams speeding up but neither of the clubs were having much success on the offense. Thanks to Lewellen's splendid kicking, the invaders were losing ground on every exchange of kicks and the greater portion of the period was well within the Dayton territory.
THE FINAL DRIVE
However, towards the close of the quarter, the invaders seemed to find themselves a bit and a tie loomed certain. Then with a minute to go, the Packers uncorked their famous rush. Several well directed passes from Lambeau to Lewellen moved the ball down the field in a jiffy. Then Lew grabbed a long pass and was dumped about a yard from the goal. The whistle was about to blow when Lewellen crashed through the line for a touchdown. Then the brilliant Packer half finished up a great afternoon by adding the extra point and the game was history.
DAYTON    -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0  7 -  7
4th - GB - Lewellen run (Lewellen kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
PACKERS AND BEARS WILL CLASH SUNDAY IN CHICAGO
NOVEMBER 21 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay Packers will attempt to make it two straight over the Chicago Bears Sunday afternoon in a pro football card at the Cubs park in Chicago. The kickoff is scheduled for 2 o'clock. This contest promises to be a
battle royal as both teams will be out for blood. Early in
the season, the Bears invaded Green Bay and were 
chased home on the short end of a 14 to 10 score after
a sensational combat...LOOKING FOR REVENGE:
This time out the Bruins are said to be looking for
revenge but the Big Bay Blues are just as determined
to hand the Halas tribe another reversal. Interest over
the game is at the bubbling point and indications are
that a record crowd will see the affair. There have been a
lot of Grange rumors in the air and this hasn't tended to
decrease the interest. Hundreds of fans will probably
attend the game just gambling on hopes that the much
discussed Red will be in moleskins. The Packers'
hospital list has fairly well cleared up. The team is in
much better shape than a week ago and, with the 
possible exception of Captain Lambeau, every man is
right on edge. The Bay leader has improved a lot this
past week and he will be in there doing his stuff when
the opportunity presents itself...ON FOUR GAME TRIP:
Sunday's game with the Bears in the Windy City is the
Packers' first hurdle on a four-game trip against several
of the greatest professional elevens in the country.
Following the Chicago encounter, the Packers jump to
Pottsville, Pa., where they play the Maroons on
Thanksgiving Day. After the Turkey Day gridfest, the
Bays move over to Philadelphia for a joust on Saturday
with the famous Yellowjackets. On December 6, the Big
Bay Blues do their stuff in Providence, R.I., against the
Steam Rollers. Offers have been received for other
contests in the East and it is possible that another fray may be booked, although nothing is definite as yet.
CARR TO ATTEND
NOVEMBER 21 (Chicago) - As a result of the Green Bay Packer protest over the Chicago Cardinal game here two weeks ago, President Joe F. Carr of the NFL will sit in at the Bear-Packer game here Sunday and see if the Green Bay's complaints that "It is hard to win in Chicago" is a fact. The league president has appointed Lawton and Ritter, of Detroit, and Edwards of South Bend to handle the game. This is the first time this season that the Bears have performed at with all outside officials working the game.
PACKER-BEAR FRAY TO BE FLASHED ON PLAYOGRAPH BOARD
NOVEMBER 21 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Every Green Bay gridiron enthusiast wants to see the Big Bay Blues get off on the right foot with their game in Chicago tomorrow, but it stands to reason that they all won't be sitting on the sidelines when the opening whistle blows. But there's no danger of anyone missing the game, for the Green Bay Football corporation will have the Playograph installed in the Columbus club auditorium, and every play will be depicted in its most minute detail shortly after it actually occurs on the chalk-marked field down in the Windy City. If Myrt snags a pretty pass and gallops for a healthy gain, or Ojay pulls another of his fancy interceptions, the local sports fans will know about it right afterward, just as soon, to be exact, as Jimmy Coffeen sends it humming over the wires from the sidelines of the Cubs' stadium...DOORS OPEN AT 1 O'CLOCK: It will be everyone for himself when the auditorium doors open at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, and he who arrives soonest will get the best seat. The kickoff will be held promptly at 2, just a split second after the real event happens in Chicago. The importance of the coming conflict has been dwelt on before, but for those who want to see the Bay team finish high up in the percentage row, enough can never be said. The conflict is an important one not only because it may have a vital effect upon the future standings of the two teams, but because it will give the Packers a fine start on their final tour of the season. Then too, Curly's team is aching to make it two in a row over Sternaman and company, and the Blue and White squad is out to do it.
CLEM NEACY ACCEPTS TERMS TO PLAY WITH
PACKERS
NOVEMBER 18 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Clem
Neacy joined the Packer squad this morning. He was
secured from the Milwaukee club, which appears to 
have gone on the rocks. Neacy is a handy man on any
ball club, as he can play center, guard, tackle and end.
He will be just the right kind of a utility man for the
eastern trip. Neacy stands over 6 feet tall and tips the
beam about 200 pounds. During his college days, he
starred at Colgate. Neacy played two years of pro
football with the Milwaukee Badgers.
BARE FACTS
NOVEMBER 18 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears, well
pleased over the feat of being the only team to defeat
the Detroit Panthers, took a light workout Tuesday
afternoon. Every member of the team was in fine shape,
McMillen's knuckles healing up over the day's rest. The
team was warned over the strength of the Green Bay
team which comes to Cub Park Sunday. The
Wisconsin team is making much of its losing a recent
game to the Cardinals by a poor decision on the part of
officials and are coming to Chicago with blood in their
eye. President Carr of the National pro league will
attend the game.
BIG BAY BLUES MAKE READY TO TASTE BEAR
MEAT AGAIN; HOSPITAL LIST CLEARING UP
NOVEMBER 18 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - This is a
busy week for the Packer squad. Between indulging in
daily practices and dashing up to Dr. Kelley's office to
have their ills treated, the players have nothing to do
but lick their chops in anticipation of a little Bear meat
which will be on the gridiron menu at Cubs park in
Chicago on Sunday. The Packers had a bit of Bear
meat early this fall and it tasted like more. However,
the Bruins will be more seasoned and the chewing a
whole lot tougher but just the same Lambeau & Co.
have been sharpening their molars and ready to go to
​it...FACE DIFFICULT TASK: The Big Blues are not
underestimating the job that the schedule makers have
laid out for them in the next two weeks. There are four
big hurdles to clear and every one of them look just as
difficult as the Bear barrier. Chicago Bears, Pottsville
Maroons, Philadelphia Yellowjackets and Providence
Steam Rollers. That's what the Packers are facing.
Three of the teams are topnotchers while Providence is
about in the middle of the heap. If the Packers can
come clean, Jake Miller will have to start digging a hole
at City Stadium for the flag pole on which to swing the
pro loop championship bunting...INJURED PLAYERS
IMPROVING: Success in this quartet of conflicts will
depend a whole lot on how the hospital list clears up.
Reports from M.D. headquarters have it that Marty
Norton's ankle is responding to treatment and that
Captain Lambeau's leg should function close to normal
in Sunday's contest. Dick O'Donnell is on the road to
recovery and George Abramson's educated toe is
about ready to be polished up again. The other
members of the squad are reported fit to hunt the
Bears in their own backyard. The announcement that 
President Joe Carr of the NFL is going to witness the
game in Chicago is good news to the Packer squad. It
is figured that with him in the stands, the officials
handling the game will stand up for their own rights and
not let Halas & Co. step on their toes. Both Chicago
clubs have the habit of always brow beating the men
handling the games and this has made the going doubly tough for visiting clubs. Maybe it will be a different story on Sunday.
PACKERS TRAVEL 2619 MILES ON THEIR FOUR GAME JAUNT; TEAM LEAVES SATURDAY A.M.
NOVEMBER 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers will start off on their $10,000 pro football excursion Saturday morning at 6:50 when they board a special car attached to the Northwestern train for Chicago, where they will make their first stop of the tour to mix with the Chicago Bears Sunday afternoon at Cubs park. Pro football is an expensive luxury (if it may be called such) and a member of the Green Bay Football corporation got busy with his pad and pencil and figured that it would take at least "Ten Grand" to see the Badger State champions through their four-game journey. Of course, this sum includes players' salaries, railroad fare, Pullman berths, chair cards, meals, hotels and transportation to and from the parks. The schedule as shaped up is something like this. Following the game with the Bears in Chicago, the Packers board a Pennsy flyer at 8 p.m. for Harrisburg, Pa. They are due to arrive in the Quaker capital at 2 p.m, Monday afternoon. While in Harrisburg, the team will stop at the Penn Harris hotel. The Packers remain in Harrisburg until late on Wednesday, when they move forward to Pottsville for the Thanksgiving Day game...GO TO PHILADELPHIA: After the game in Pottsville, the Bays leave Friday morning for Philadelphia where on Saturday they mingle with the Yellow Jackets. During their stay in Philly, which is to be of a week's duration, the Bays will be quartered at the Robert Morris hotel. The outline of the trip calls for the Packers to leave for Providence on Thursday, December 3. Sunday, the Bays are booked to meet the Steam Rollers in the Rhode Island metropolis. During their Providence stay, the Packers will stop at the Narragansett hotel. Unless a game is booked for December 13, the Bays will take a train home from Providence Sunday night, arriving here sometime on Tuesday...MILEAGE ON TRIP: The actual mileage on the trip, based on railroad figures, is as follows: Green Bay to Chicago, 213 miles, Chicago to Harrisburg, Pa., 715 miles. Harrisburgh to Pottsville, Pa., 69 miles. Pottsville to Philadelphia, Pa., 95 miles. Philadelphia to Providence, R.I., 277 miles. Providence to Green Bay, 1,250 miles. This is a total of 2,619 miles and is one of the longest jaunts ever undertaken by a pro football squad.
ONE WAY FARE
NOVEMBER 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - To accommodate fans who plan to attend the Chicago-Wisconsin football game Saturday, and the Packers-Bears game Sunday, the St. Paul road has announced a round trip rate of the regular one-way fare to be in effect from tomorrow until Monday midnight. Fans can leave Green Bay tomorrow afternoon at 2:20 on No. 6; tomorrow night at 1:17 on No. 2, or Saturday morning at 6:30 on No. 10. This is the last southbound train, as of 1:30 p.m. Saturday is the limit of the "going" tickets. Returning, they may leave Chicago from the new Union station at 9 o'clock Sunday night on No. 3, at 3:10 Monday afternoon on No. 23 or at 9 Monday night on No. 3.
BIG BAY BLUES ALL PACKED UP FOR FOOTBALL JOURNEY; EXCURSION RATE TO CHICAGO
NOVEMBER 20 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers, that blue and gold clad aggregation, that is to represent the fair city of Green Bay on four of the principal professional gridirons of the world during the next two weeks, were "packers" indeed today. They were busy picking up their trappings and gear preparatory to their departure of the first lap of their journey East and a great many things had to be in order before they left. It is safe to say that no one who sees the trim warriors on the field during their absence will ever imagine the ton or two of luggage they haul about with them. The Badger State champs leave for Chicago Saturday morning at 7:10 over the C. and N.W. where they battle the Bears on the Bruins' own raspberry patch. It is confidently expected that a regiment or two of Bay fans will be on hand for the Chicago contest, and a capacity house is expected to attend the play by play account at the Columbus club auditorium Sunday afternoon...MANY ARE GOING: Many motorcar loads will journey from Green Bay to Chicago over the weekend, and there are opportunities to take advantage of the half fare offered by the C.M. & St.P. and the C. and N.W. The Packers are well aware of the importance of defeating the Bears on their home lot since the reputation flashed on ahead of them to Pottsville, Philadelphia and Providence in that eventuality would be worth many dollars to them. The squad of convalescents that staggered about the field last Sunday in the contest against the Dayton Triangles was in no sense an indication of the team that will jog out onto the Bears' playground Sunday. Every man on the team is in good shape to play with the exception of Captain Lambeau...MATHYS IN SHAPE: Charley Mathys, the veteran helmsman, who was sorely missed a week ago by a great many fans, will be back in uniform, and Norton, who looked like a prospect from a woodenleg merchant a week past, is again able to cross the field in ten flat if necessary. The others came out of the game Sunday in good shape, and so with the single exception of Lambeau, the team is ready for the fearful encounters that are scheduled. The team has been strengthened by the addition of Kotal, the Lawrence speed merchant, who had his first chance with the Packers last Sunday. In Jimmie Crowley, who won fame as a trick rider in the Rockne calvary, will join the team for some of the
Eastern games.
PRO FOOTBALL GOSSIP
NOVEMBER 20 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Chicago Bears smeared up Detroit's winning streak by taking the Panthers into camp, 14 to 0. There was little love lost in this game and several times the players of both teams engaged in fisticuff encounters...One of the surprises of the weekend was Philadelphia's 20-0 victory over Pottsville. The Maroons had been traveling mighty fast but, when they bumped up against the Yellow Jackets, their offensive drive seemed to crack...Ike Mahoney, former Creighton star, made his debut with the Chicago Cards and got away big in the 23 to 6 victory over Buffalo. Mahoney must have found pro football to his liking because he crashed through for many big gains...Rock Island celebrated its Booster Day by running wild over the Kansas City Cowboys in a free scoring fray. The final score was 35 to 12. The Gibson clan continues to draw well. Fifteen thousand saw last Sunday's argument...After biting the dust at Philadelphia, Pottsville came back home and put the skids under Rochester to the tune of 14 to 6. Records
show that when the Maroons are battling on their home grounds, they are a tough team to beat...Another wet spell halted the activities of two pro league football encounters last Sunday in Ohio. A damp spell necessitated the postponement of the Philadelphia-Cleveland fray and also washed out the Akron-Canton tilt...Staging a storybook finish, the Green Bay Packers advanced the ball 70 yards on three forward passes and scored a touchdown just before the whistle blew to beat the Dayton Triangles, 7 to 0...Laird, former Colgate star, was just about the whole show for Providence in the New York joust. The husky backfielder came through with a touchdown and added the extra point besides connecting for a clean cut goal from field...The paid attendance at the Pottsville-Philadelphia game was over 12,000. The Maroons seat about 2,000 rooters on a special excursion and several bands gave the game all the touch of a collegiate football skirmish...Many rumors are in circulation about attractive offers being made by pro league football clubs to Red Grange. It is all talk, however, because the league clubs are staying within the law and not monkeying with players who are still in college...Jimmy Crowley, one of the famous Four Horsemen at Notre Dame, has signed his contract to play with the Green Bay Packers and he will join the Badger champions on their eastern trip next week. Crowley is a Green Bay boy...Michaels, who starred at Ohio State, is playing great football for Cleveland. The lanky backfielder is a wonder forward passer and Manager Parrott also shoots him into the game when the chance for an air drive is ripe...Tillie Voss, end on the Detroit Panthers, will continue his pro sport activities in the Auto City after the moleskins have been tucked away in mothballs. Voss is going to jump center for the Legion basketball team...Louis Kolls, Rock Island center, was chased from the game for slugging when the Independents played at Clinton, Iowa. Strange to say Kolls did not wallop one of the opposing players but took picks on the head linesman...Earl Pottinger, a member of the New York club, will be out of the game for the rest of the season with a fractured leg. Pottinger was hurt in the Rochester contest and an X-ray three days later showed he has a busted pin...Frank Racis is one of the few sandlotters in the pro league who is getting by nicely. Racis is filling the bill well on the Pottsville line and Coach Dick Rauch rates him as one of the most valuable men on his squad...Hanny, the Bears' giant end, sure is earning his salt for the Halas-Sternaman combination in the Windy City. In the crucial game against Detroit, the former Indiana star intercepted a forward pass and ran for a touchdown...Despite the many new linemen that are performing on pro league
teams this season. Swede Youngstrom of Buffalo, a
veteran of many years, can hold his own with the best
of them. Youngstrom starred against the Chicago Cards.
..The percentage table is due for another shakeup this
week as a number of important games are scheduled.
Philadelphia will try to crack two tough nuts, playing
Cleveland on Saturday and the Providence Steam
Rollers Sunday...A battle royal should be on tap in
Chicago when the Bears rub elbows with the Packers.
Early in the season Green Bay knocked off the Bruins,
14 to 10, and the Halasmen are mighty anxious to wipe
out this black mark...Detroit will attempt so start a new
winning streak at the expense of Rochester, while
Buffalo will exhibit its wares in Canton. The Kansas City
Cowboys will jump halfway across the country to play the Giants in N.Y.