ROSATTI, TACKLE OF 1924 BAY SQUAD, IS SIGNED FOR SEASON
AUGUST 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Rosey Rosatti,
one of the Packers' best linemen in 1924, will again do his
stuff for the Big Bay Blues. Last season Rosatti had a hand
in running the Iron Mountain club but one year was enough
for him of Upper Peninsula football. Rosatti played bang up
football for the Big Bay Blues during 1924 at tackle and his
brilliant defensive work won him a lot of followers here.
Last fall, Rosey was working up north and he didn't figure
that it would be best for him to sidetrack his job and come
down here. However, this fall the call of "big time" hit Rosatti
again and he lost little time in notifying the Packer
management...HOME IN VULCAN, MICH: Rosatti's home is
in Vulcan, Mich., and he played his scholastic football up
north, then went to a western college for a year or so and
finally landed at Michigan, where his only eligible year he
played varsity football for Yost and did a good job of it. After
graduation at Ann Arbor, Rosatti coached a year in southern
Michigan and then played football with Cleveland. This was
the season that Cleveland had a great year on the pro
gridiron. The next fall Rosatti played in Green Bay. Rosey is
a big husky footballer and he always keeps in condition the
whole year round. There is no question but that the signing
of Rosatti will be warmly received by fans and players alike.
..NINETEEN UNDER CONTRACT: The signing of Rosatti
increases the Packer squad to nineteen players. There
probably will be two more announcements next week so
that when practice gets underway a week from tomorrow.
CLEM NEACY SIGNS CONTRACT TO PLAY WITH PACKERS
AUGUST 31 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Clem Neacy, an
end built along the lines of Tillie Voss, has signed his
contract to play with the Green Bay Packers and the lanky
wingman will be on hand for the opening practice Sunday.
The lanky gridder, who goes 6:4 and tips the beam at 195
pounds, has had plenty of football experience. Neacy first
bobbed into the football limelight while playing scholastic
football in the Cream City. Then he went to Milwaukee
Normal and took a postgraduate gridiron course under the
watchful eye of George Downer...PLAYED AT COLGATE:
After two years at the Normal, Neacy entered Colgate
university where he played three years of varsity football. He
was used one season at center and the other two at end.
After his collegiate career, Neacy went into pro football and
he has been with the Milwaukee club for several years.
Everybody knows that the Badger squad under their former
management was a hot bed of discontent and it can be
safely said that the majority of the players didn't have their
heart in the game. Sometimes the ghost did not work
regularly and this didn't tend to make things rosy. However,
Neacy carried on and he starred frequently for the Badgers.
Every time the Milwaukee club faced Green Bay, Neacy was in the limelight continually. Last fall, in both of the Packer contests, Neacy's performance couldn't be improved upon. He grabbed several forward passes and tackled like a demon...DOWNER PRAISES NEACY: George Downer, sport editor of the Milwaukee Sentinel, when told that Neacy had signed with the Badger state champions had this to say: "I may be wrong, but it is my hunch that Neacy will go 'big' with Green Bay. He frequently said to me that he would like to play with Lambeau's outfit. Neacy has just the right build for an end in pro football. He is big and husky and can stand a lot of punishment. Clem is a basketball player of no little ability and this makes him right at home when it comes to handling the forward pass. Neacy is pretty fast and you will find that he will get under punts as well as any end in the league."...MAKEUP OF TEAM: Aside from Captain Lambeau, the Big Bay Blues have twenty players under contract. The makeup of the squad is at the present time is as follows:
Centers - Earpe, Rose
Guards - Gardner, Abramson, Jean
Tackles - Cyre, Cahoon, Rosatti, Dilcher
Ends - O'Donnell, Flaherty, Neacy
Quarterbacks - Purdy, Mathys, McAuliffe
Halfbacks - Lewellen, Basing, Kotal, Captain Lambeau
Fullbacks - Enright, Lidberg
The Packer management is still hot on the trail of two more players, one of whom is an end, and there is a strong possibility that these two gridders may put the name on the dotted line before the end of the week.
BUCK TO CARRY BALL IN IRON MOUNTAIN GAME - AS REFEREE
SEPTEMBER 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Howard "Cub" Buck, long famous as the biggest football player in captivity, will not wear the Packer uniform this season for the first time in six years. However, there is good news for the fans in the announcement that he will be seen on the field here when the Packers hook up with the Iron Mountaineers, Sunday, September 12., Cub was a sizeable footballer, big in every way, broadminded, and of aldermanic girth measure, wide between the eyes, and a bit odd in shoe size. He was quick thinker and a good guesser. He could kick, and charge and block, but his greatest box office attraction was his style of running with the ball. If the management could have advertised that Cub would have certainly carried the ball once in each game, the crowds would have been doubled. However, the giant tackle always pulled his prize stunt by mere chance and when least expected. His only opportunity to run with the ball came when he received a kickoff, picked up a fumble, or when he was back to kick and was crowded too hard. One Green Bay fan, lamenting the passing of Mr. Buck, pointed out that last year the Packer team got along with 15 players and Cub Buck, and that this year they will try to worry along with 22 men. This estimate gives the "Cubber" a rating of about 7 h.p. at the drawbar, or at the brake band, or wherever pigskin chasers are measured. However, the big fellow will be on the field again at the opening game and the management guarantees that he will occasionally carry the ball - but not as a contestant. Instead, Cub is to referee.
FOOTBALL DIRECTORS MEET TONIGHT; TEAM STARTS WORK SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - There is an air
of activity in Packer football circles due to the fact that the
squad starts its regular practice sessions on Sunday and
that the opening of the season is only about ten days off. A
meeting of the corporation's board of directors is called for
tonight at the Press-Gazette. The clean up drive in the sale
of season tickets will be mapped. Other matters of utmost
important pertaining to the season, which is right at hand,
will be discussed..SPEED UP TICKET HANDLING: The
Packer ticket handlers are speeding up their work, and the
season books, both for box and reserved seats, will be
ready for distribution by the end of the week. The public sale
of tickets for the Iron Mountain game on September 12 will
be underway at the usual places about town next Tuesday.
The Iron Mountain management intends to bring quite a
delegation of followers here a week from Sunday as a
request for 400 tickets has been received. The Moutaineer
followers will be parked, as last year, in the east end of the
north stands...LEGION BAND OFFERS SERVICES: The
American Legion band has again offered its service to the
Packer management and the musicians will be on the job
each Sunday when the Big Bay Blues are performing at the
City Stadium. Some "between halves" features are being
worked out for several of the big games. Some of the
Packers' "early arrivals" are expected in here today or
tomorrow. Cahoon and Cyre are already on their way from
the Pacific coast; Lidberg is driving down from Minneapolis
while Rex Enright will leave Rockford for the Bay on Friday.
Flaherty and Neacy come up from Milwaukee on Saturday
while Rosatti is scheduled to get in here Sunday morning.
Moose Gardner and George Abramson, two of the
veterans, haven't been heard from in the last week but it is
a certainty that they will be here on time. Dilcher, who is
coming from Weehawken, N.J., is slated to get in on
Monday. Sunday afternoon's practice will start about 2
o'clock and the players will do their cowhide chasing at