Green Bay Packers (2-0) 12, Cleveland Bulldogs (0-1) 7
​Sunday September 25th 1927 (at Green Bay)








THE CLEVELAND BULLDOGS
In 1925, several Canton businessmen purchased the rights to the old Canton Bulldogs team from Deutsch for $3,000. The Bulldogs, now known as the Canton Bulldogs, played in Canton during the 1925 and 1926 seasons. However Deutsch continued to call his Cleveland franchise the Bulldogs. He also sold his Cleveland Indians half of the club to Herb Brandt in August 1925. That season the Cleveland Bulldogs fell to a dismal 5–8–1 record. The team performed poorly on the field and at the bank. By mid-November the organization was nearly bankrupt. In 1926 Brandt received authority from the league to suspend operations for a year. The Bulldogs then returned in 1927, bolstered by players from the folded Kansas City Cowboys franchise. Deutsch returned as the principal owner of this new Cleveland Bulldogs club. He, along with fellow investors Max Rosenblum, Brandt, Harold Gould, and Clinton Winfrey, built the new Bulldogs around native Clevelander Benny Friedman, a star quarterback at the University of Michigan. The team finished fourth in the National Football League this season, with an 8–4–1 record.
Ties to the New York Giants
At the end of the season, Elliott Fisher purchased the Bulldogs and moved the team to Detroit, renaming them the Detroit Wolverines. The 1928 Wolverines team consisted of 12 former Bulldogs players. Before the 1929 season, Tim Mara, owner of the New York Giants, purchased the entire Wolverines squad, including Benny Friedman, and absorbed the team into his New York Giants franchise. Eight former Bulldogs players ended up playing for the Giants that season.
(SOURCE: Wikipedia)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - A fighting Packer team chalked up a creditable victory Sunday afternoon at the City stadium when they sort of put a crimp in Benny Friedman's pro football debut by defeating the Cleveland Bulldogs, 12 to 7. However, there was a little bit of sugar in Friedman's coffee because it was his pass to Bloodgood early in the final stanza that paved the way for the visitors' lone touchdown. Despite the fact that it rained all day, there was a crowd of some 4,500 spectators at the game - and twhat's more nearly every one of onlookers stuck tight until the final whistle blew.
When time was up the Packer followers let out a roar of
relief. Those last five minutes seemed hours long.
CLEVELAND TRIED EVERYTHING
Cleveland was trying everything in the book to get away
with another touchdown pass which would have
changed victory into defeat for the Packers. However,
Lambeau & Co. was just as determined to hold the
lead. The air was full of footballs as the invaders hurled
pass after pass but the Bays were playing "heads up"
football and the air drive of the invaders was broken up.
It was a corking good exhibition of football. Both teams
played hard but cleanly. Only one penalty for rough
work was inflicted and it cost the Bays 15 yards in the
final quarter. Following this penalty, Benny Friedman
shot a bullet-like pass to Bloodgood, former Nebraska
star, and he proceeded to dash some thirty odd yards
​down the gridiron for a touchdown. It was a brilliant
piece of gridironing. Bloodgood added insult to injury by
dropkicking the cowhide through the uprights for an
additional point. This put the Clevelanders close on the
heels of the Packers, and the Green Bay fans who had
been resting easy on a two touchdown margin squirmed
in their seats plenty until time was up.
PULLED SOMETHING NEW
The Cleveland club opened the eyes of the fans right off
the bat. Instead of straggling over to their bench on the
north side of the field, the Bulldogs entered one of the
gates at the southwest corner of the stadium and led by
the famous Benny Friedman jogged around the gridiron.
This was something out of the ordinary and it drew a big
hand from the spectators. The Bulldogs, in their orange
sweatshirts, looked pretty big and when they stripped
for action, they sized up huskier than ever. Once again
Green Bay and vicinity lived up to its reputation of being
the best pro football community in the country. Secr.
Stanley, speaking for the Cleveland club owners, paid
the Bays quite a compliment: "We couldn't get a crowd
like that out in Cleveland when it rains," said Stanley.
"I have never been here before but I have heard a lot
about Green Bay as a football center and from now on,
I am willing to believe everything that they say about 
your city in a football way. When you can get some
4,400 odd fans to pay their money and sit in a driving
rain through a football game, it is something out of the
ordinary and it is concrete evidence that the 'football
​bug' must have its resting place here. We certainly will
want to come back to Green Bay next year."
ARE COMING AGAIN
Hundreds of out of towners drove miles to get here for
the game and they got their money's worth. One
delegation from Ishpeming, Mich., resplendent in hip
boots, hunting jackets and other things, stopped at one
of the box office on their way out and placed their order
for next Sunday's game with the Chicago Bears. "We
aren't going to miss big time football like this even if we
have to drive a couple of hundred miles", was the
enthusiastic remark of one of the rain soaked
Wolverines as he climbed into his big car and headed 
up north into the "Yukon". Norway, Mich., Rosey
Rosatti's hometown, came down about 300 strong and
the Michiganders brought their band with them. 
Between halves, the Bay Legion band and the visiting
musicians kept up a continual tuning and the crowd
enjoyed the fun.
LAWRENCE TEAM THERE
There was a big delegation of "down valley" fans in
attendance. Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Nee-Menasha,
Appleton and Kaukauna football followers were well
represented. Freshmen with green caps from Lawrence
mingled with the miners from Michigan and everybody
seemed to enjoy themselves despite the fearful weather conditions. The Lawrence college football squad attended in a  body and several of the fraternities at the Appleton institution occupied special blocks of seats. An old familiar face was on the Packer bench during the final half. It was Wally Neiman, of Menominee, a Green Bay star of a few years back. Neiman nearly wore out his overcoat pulling for the Packers when the pesky Bulldogs were barking their last challenge in the final minutes of play. Football fans, who were looking for a great battle between the all-American ends, Dilweg, Cunningham and Bacchus, saw the Packer wingmen make the others take the back seat. Dilweg so far outclassed the Cleveland pair that Manager Andrews switched ends frequently during the game. The Bulldogs didn't turn Dilweg's end for an inch and what's more, the big fellow was all over the field. He made one flying tackle in the final frame that just about saved the Packers' goose.
BAYS HAD UPPER HAND
The Big Bay Blues held a decided advantage over Cleveland during the first half. At times the visitors flashed a dashing offensive but it wasn't consistent and they never threatened to score. Lewellen was placing his punts in made to order style and Cleveland lost on nearly every exchange. Once about the middle of the second quarter, the Packers wormed the ball well down within scoring distance. Three rushes netted little and then a forward pass grounded behind the goal line. Cleveland scrimmaged on their 20-yard mark and for a few minutes before the whistle blew, the visitors pranced around rather lively. When the second half started, Dr. Kelley came down on the Packer bench and the charm worked nicely. After receiving the kickoff, the Bays soon had the Clevelanders moving in the wrong direction. Lewellen continued his superb punting. He was placing the ball so it would roll out of bounds not far from the visitor's zero. After one of these kicks, Bloodgood attempted to kick out of danger. Dilweg came in like a flash, blocking the ball and Cahoon flopped his 200 plus on it for a touchdown. Dunn missed the goal.
MAKES CIRCUS CATCH
Getting the touchdown habit, the Packers were soon at it again. The ball changed hands frequently with the Bays moving up a bit after each exchange of kicks. Finally, Dilweg made a circus catch of a forward pass and the goal line was only about 20 yards away. Savage line plunging netted another first by inches and a penalty for offside by Cleveland helped another five more. At this stage, Andrews, the Cleveland manager, inserted himself into the fray to hold the line and the Packers celebrated his appearance into the encounter by riding Rex Enright right over "Andy" for touchdown No. 2. Probably about this time, "Mogul" Andrews probably had wished himself on the bench. Dunn was unsuccessful in his attempt to dropkick for the extra point. Not long after the Packers' second marker, the teams changed goals and the final quarter got underway. Then came the Friedman-Bloodgood thriller and the exciting closing minutes. It was as good a game as has been seen here in years and there is no question but that the best team won even though the opposition had a club that is going to cop a lot of arguments in the National league pennant chase.
CLEVELAND -  0  0  0  7 -  7
GREEN BAY -  0  0 12  0 - 12
3rd - GB - Cahoon, blocked punt recovery (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-0
3rd - GB - Enright, 9-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 12-0
4th - CLE - Al Bloodgood, 50-yard pass from Benny Friedman (Bloodgood kick) GREEN BAY 12-7
BEARS PLAY PACKERS HERE SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 27 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Capt. Lambeau had a full house when he called the Packers together for practice this morning. Pid Purdy and Gil Skeate are the newest additions to the squad. "E. Pidney" hasn't changed a bit while Skeate seems to have all the earmarks of a first class fullback...A professional football feud which has existed between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packer since 1921 will be resumed Sunday at the City stadium when the two teams start rubbing elbows in a National league
encounter. The teams will meet again later in the season on Nov. 20 at Cubs park in the Windy City. There is little love lost between the clubs and it has always
been the case that when the teams get together on the
chalk marked field a battle royal resulted and it is safe
to say that Sunday's joust will be no exception to the
rule...NEITHER TEAM DEFEATED: It will be a first 
place battle as neither of the teams have been whipped
this season. In their only National league start, the 
Bears bumped the Chicago Cards, 9 to 0. The week
before, the Halas-Sternaman combination mowed down
the La Grange All Stars, 28 to 0. The Packers opened
with a 34 to 0 victory over Milwaukee. Then the Big Bay
Blues stepped on Dayton, 14 to 0, and last Sunday
took the bark out of Benny Friedman and his Bulldogs
to the tune of 12 to 7. The Packers first started
hostilities with the Bears in 1921. At that time, they
were called the Staleys. Cap. Lambeau and his gridders
took a 21 to 0 licking. Pard Pierce, George Halas and
Pete Stinchomb scored for the Chicagoans. The teams
didn't clash in 1922 but the following year the Bears
came to the Bay and nosed out a 3 to 0 win on
Sternaman's field goal in the second quarter...BUCK
KICKS FIELD GOAL: In 1924, the Bears and Packers
split two games. The Bruins were bumped off here, 5 to
0. Buck kicked a field goal and the other two points
were scored on a safety after Hanney drew a bad pass
when trying to kick from behind his own goal posts.
Later in the season, the Bays went to Chicago and lost,
3 to 0. Sternaman was again to blame via the field goal
route. The Bears came to Green Bay early in the 1925
season and took a defeat, 14 to 10, in a sensational
game. Blocked punts paved the way for one touchdown
by each team. A field goal netted the Bears another
three points but a pass, Mathys to Lewellen, gave the
Packers the winning touchdown. When the Bays
invaded Chicago they were beaten by the Bears, 21 to
0...MET THREE TIMES: Last season the bitter rivals
met three times. The game in Green Bay was a 6 to 6
tie. Lidberg made a touchdown for the Packers while
Driscoll counted for the Chicagoans after snagging a
pass. The game in Chicago saw the Bays on the short
end of a 19 to 13 score. It was a thriller from start to
finish. Lidberg and Lewellen scored touchdowns for the
Packers while Driscoll and Hanney made the "sixes" for
the Bruins and Paddy's educated toe produced two
field goals. The Packers and Bears tied 3 to 3 in the
Paddy Carr benefit game which was played at Soldiers
field in Chicago a week before Christma. Pid Purdy
booted a 50-yard field goal but Driscoll came back and
tied the count with one of his feature kicks from the
edge of the playing field about 20 yards out.
​CHICAGO BEARS HAVE VETERAN TEAM
SEPTEMBER 28 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears will
leave here Saturday night for Green Bay where on
Sunday they will stage a battle for first place in the NFL
with their bitter gridiron rivals, the Packers. The Halas-
Sternaman combination is composed of veterans. Aside
from Chuck Kassell of Illinois, there isn't a player who
hasn't seen plenty of pro football. Kassell is the only
player that the Bear management plucked from the
collegiate graduates of 1926...SEVERAL NEW FACES:
However, there are a number of new faces on the squad.
Tillie Voss, who in his day was one of the greatest ends
in the country, has been purchased from New York.
Ernie Vick, an All-American center from Michigan, was
secured from the Detroit Panthers when the Motor City
club went on the financial rocks. Fullback Roy White
has returned to the Bruins after a year in the defunct
Grange league and the Milwaukee Badgers contributed
Ashmore, Cleam Neacy and Johnny Bryan to the
Chicagoans. Joe Sternaman is back with the Bears
again. He ran his own club in the Grange loop last fall.
This stocky backfielder was scheduled to take a part
interest in the Chicago Cardinals with Chris O'Brien but
at the last minute the deal fell down and he cast his lot
with Brother Dutch and George Halas...ALL STARS
ARE BACK: All of the Bear stars of other years are
back in togs. Even Oscar Knop, the plunging fullback, 
was induced to come out of retirement. Brute Trafton is
again very much in evidence along with Dave Healey,
all-American pro tackle for three years; Don Murry, who
specialized in blocking kicks and the talkative Bill
​Fleckenstein. As usual, Paddy Driscoll is going good.
This veteran seems to grow younger every season. In
last Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Driscoll was
just about the whole show as he scored all of the
Bruins' markers, making a field goal and touchdown.
For six years, the super Paddy has always been a 
jinx to the Packers and the powers that be in the ranks
of the Bears feel confident that he is plenty good
enough to be the "ace in the hole" for another years
against the fast going Badger state champions...
PRAISES BAY ELEVEN: "Green Bay has one of the
greatest teams in the country," said George Halas, co-
manager of the Bears, when asked about the invasion
from Wisconsin this weekend. "Those Packers have
always been a tough nut for us to crack and several
times we have been bumped off by Lambeau and his
crew. This year the Packers look stronger than ever.
They beat Dayton, who in turn whipped the Yellow
Jackets, last year's champions. Benny Friedman's club,
the Cleveland Bulldogs, also took a licking at the hands
of Green Bay. If we come through with a victory Sunday,
I don't think there is a club in the league that will block
our path to the 1927 title. It is going to be a real battle
but I have a hunch that we will win."
BULLETIN
SEPTEMBER 29 (Columbus, OH) - George Lawrie,
Northwestern, has been named by Joe Carr, president
of the NFL, to officiate the game between the Chicago
Bears and Packers in Green Bay on Sunday. George
Downer, Wisconsin, will be the umpire while K.M. Harris
of Minnesota has been assigned the head linesman's
job. This is the big game of the day in the National
league as neither of the teams have been beaten this
year and it is a battle for first place.
PACKERS TUNING UP FOR BEAR GAME
SEPTEMBER 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Some
two dozen footballers, members of the Packer squad,
are going through their daily dozen on the practice field
back of East High school every morning in preparation
for the crucial game with the Chicago Bears, which will
be played here Sunday afternoon at the City stadium.
Capt. Lambeau and his gridders realize the importance
of the coming fray with the Windy City Bruins. A win
will put the Bays well along the road to the title while a
defeat will smear up the pennant picture to such an 
extent that it will take another long hard drive to reach
the top of the heap, where the Green Bay entry in the
NFL is now perched...IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE:
Aside from Dick Flaherty, whose injured knee is 
improving much faster than expected, and Eddie Kotal,
​who sprung a kink in his back while playing banner
football against Cleveland, the Packer squad is in pretty
good shape to battle the Bruins. Tom Hearden's
shoulder is said to be O.K. again and the former Notre
Dame captain may get a chance to indulge in a little
"bear" meat. The players, who reported within the past
few days, are fitting into the Big Bay Blue machine 
nicely. Bross is flashing a lot of fancy stuff at halfback
while Gil Skeate will soon be ready to give Rex Enright
a lift with the fullback's job. Red Smith is showing his
Notre Dame stuff at guard and the Cincinnati Redley,
Purdy, reports that his major league experience has
taken the least bit of polish off his kicking toe. E.
Pidney is grooming his educated hoof in hopes of
getting an extra nail in the Bruins' coffin...LIKE HAPPY
FAMILY: Fans who take in the morning drills are more
than pleased with the amount of pep on tap. The
Packer squad sizes up like the happiest kind of a 
football family and their sole aim appears to be to bring
home the gridiron bacon for Green Bay. Indications
point to a capacity crowd. The Bears always pack 'em 
in when they play here and Sunday's game, rain or
shine, will be no exception to the rule. Tickets are
selling like hot cakes at all the places about town and
the out of town orders are mounting high. From present
indications Upper Michigan will come down as strong
this Sunday as last week when Benny Friedman and
his Cleveland Bulldogs played here. However, the
Packer management hopes to be able to furnish a seat
to everyone that wants to sit down. The extra bleachers
at the west end of the field, which were occupied during
last Sunday's cloudburst, will seat another thousand
fans. There are still plenty of choice reservations 
available and the management is keeping several
blocks of reservations for the out of towners who are
unable to get here until just a few hours before the
game. A ticket office will be opened in The Press-
Gazette building Saturday evening and Sunday morning
until noon. As usual, the Packer ticket men will pick up
all the ducats and uncalled for reservations Saturday
evening from the ticket selling places about town.
PACKER FOOTBALLERS GIVE SHORT TALKS AT
ROTARY MEETING
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The
Green Bay Packers, guests of the Rotary club at its
​weekly noon luncheon meeting at the Beaumont hotel
yesterday, were officially introduced to Green Bay by
Captain Earl Lambeau. Amid much applause, each of
the players gave his hometown, his school and his
views as to Green Bay. Much laughter was occasioned
by the speeches of Messrs. Jones and Perry of
Alabama, whose accent is of a type seldom heard here.
Naturally, each of the players liked Green Bay and
hoped to remain here. Joe "Red" Dunn, who joined the
club this year, said that he wished to compliment Capt.
Lambeau on the manner in which he handled the team,
and that in his opinion Lambeau was one of the best
coaches in pro ball. Dick O'Donnell was forced to omit
one of the requested bits of information having attended
no college after graduation from high school, and Jug
Earpe apologized for the smallness of the school from
which he came, but said that he felt he made up for the
size of the school in weight. A.B. Turnbull, president of
the Green Bay Football corporation, said he felt that an
organization which meant so much to Green Bay
should have the full-hearted support of the community.
He was sure, he said, that the Packers would terminate
in the first division of the league this year, and he was
also certain that every man on the team was giving his
best in an attempt to carry off championship honors.
The team is, he said, receiving more support this year
than every, and the out-of-town visitors are coming from
further points each Sunday.
CHICAGO BEARS WILL GET HERE EARLY SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 30 (Chicago) - Twenty-four husky and
equally determined members of the Chicago Bears
football squad will "hop the rattler" on Saturday evening
for Green Bay, Wis., where they will stage their annual
battle with the Packers, representatives of the Badger
state in the NFL. And as is usually the case everything
points to a great battle, perhaps the greatest of all.
Every game in which the Bears and Packers have
played has been a gridiron classic, replete with thrills
and sensations and with both aggregations boasting of
their "strongest ever" teams it would not be at all
surprising to see some of the record-breaking feats of
other years thrown into discard...ARRIVE EARLY
SUNDAY: The Bear squad will reach Green Bay early
Sunday morning and the team will put up at the
Northland hotel. Every morning this week the Bears
have been going through their practice stunts and
particular attention has been paid to devising a method
of stopping the passing combination of the Packers.
With Dunn tossing the oval and Dilweg of All-American
fame grabbing them out of the air, the Bears will have to
be on their toes every minute to stop the aerial game of
the Big Bay Blues. And besides these two there are
also several others in the Green Bay battle front who
can do a lot of damage in the aerial game. At least, this
was the information brought back to Managers Halas
and Sternaman by one of the Bear scouts who just
"happened" to weekend in Green Bay for the past three
Sundays. What's more the Bears scout reported that
the Packers' running attack had improved 50 percent
and that Lewellen was kicking 'em better than ever
before..VOSS, NEACY, SENN: However, the Bears also
expect to provide plenty of aerial football. With Tillie
Voss and Neacy on ends and Driscoll doing the
passing the Bears figure that they can cause the
Badger state champs plenty of trouble of their own
before the final whistle blows. Much time has been
devoted to working up some interference for Bill Senn.
Senn, once beyond the line of scrimmage, is mighty
hard to bring down and if he can work his way past the
huskies in the Bay forward wall he is liable to break
away for long runs on several occasions during the
melee.
HELD SKULL PRACTICE
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - In
preparation for the game on Sunday with the Bears the
Packer squad staged their weekly blackboard talk last
night. Capt. Lambeau went into details about the fray
with the Bruins and the various formations were 
thoroughly ironed out. Despite inclement weather
conditions, the Bays have got in a number of good practice licks this week. Special attention has been paid to the new players so that they will be able to fit into the Green Bay machine without a slip. And in the meantime, the sale of tickets is continuing at a rapid clip. The demand for pasteboards increases as the day of the game draws near and it is a certainty that a capacity crowd will be on hand to see the bitter football rivals have it out at the City stadium. The kickoff is scheduled for 2:15.
PRO FOOTBALL GOSSIP
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Paddy Driscoll was the outstanding star of the Chicago Bears' win over the Cardinals. The veteran backfielder scored a touchdown and chased one through the uprights for all of the markers made by the Bruins...The New York Giants handed the Wildcat Wilson-Jimmy Conzelman aggregation at Providence, 8-0. The Steamrollers offensive crumbled frequently when a few yards were needed to move the sticks another ten...Pottsville got off on the right foot in the National league race by putting the skids under Buffalo, 22 to 0. The Bisons battled gamely all the way but the Miners' well drilled machine was just a bit too much...The New York Yanks won an exhibition game from the Minneapolis All Stars to the tune of 7 to 0. The game was played on a sloppy field which made open field dashes few. Molenda plunged the line for the Yanks' score...Ernie Nevers and his Eskimos opened their season by defeating a Duluth semi-pro club, 30 to 6. Nevers seems to have thoroughly recovered from the effects of his operation because he played nearly the entire game...The Green Bay Packers chalked up
their second victory in the pennant chase by defeating the Cleveland Bulldogs, 12 to 7. Despite a driving rainstorm, some 4,400 fans watched the Badger state champions triumph again...The Dayton Triangles put a considerable dent in the dope bucket by rolling the Frankford Yellowjackets for a 6 to 3 loss. From the looks of things, this crew of Ohioans are going to win many frays this season...Curley Ogden is back in togs with the Providence Steamrollers. He has played great ball at quarterback for the Rhode Islanders during the past several years. His return to the game just about rounds out the backfield...The call of the gridiron was too strong to resist and Ellis, former Detroit U star, is again playing tackle for the Cards. The big lineman was Chris O'Brien's outstanding luminary in the fracas with the Bears...The New York Giants boast of an all star backfield, which on paper looks like one of the best in the league. Tuts Imlay, Mule Watson, Doug Wyckoff, Hinkie Haines and Jack McBride are a quintet pretty hard to beat...Benny Friedman's pro football debut wasn't a flop by any means. Although his club bowed to Green Bay, the former Michigan star, hurled a bullet like pass to Bloodgood which resulted in Cleveland's lone score...Several new faces are looking pretty good in the Pottsville eleven. Kirkleski and Moore are showing gobs of class behind the line while Erickson and Kaywood appear to have the makings of a sterling pair of tackles...Otte, who gained all-Western recognition in his rah-rah days at Iowa, is holding down a wing berth for Buffalo. The former Hawkeye is a big rangy end who is a sweet handler of passes and a tough defensive nut to crack..Tex Hamer, one of the Frankford Yellowjackets' veterans, is kicking better than ever this season. Hamer's educated toe sent Atlantic City down to defeat and the bootsmith was much in evidence against the Dayton club...Two products from Alabama, Jones and Perry, have their gridiron spurs with the Packers. Both of these southerners are linemen and their brilliant play has attracted a lot of attention in the early games...Joe Sternaman has rejoined the ranks of the Chicago Bears. At first it was announced that Sternaman would pair up with Chris O'Brien in the Cardinal ownership but Joe decided to cast his lot with his old club...Kinderdine, one of the few "independents" still left in the National league 
circles, is performing with the Dayton Triangles at center. The fast going forward passes the ball like a flash and he is hard to ride down...There will be a battle royal in Chicago Sunday when the Cardinals and Pottsville lock horns. The Miners still have some old scores to settle with Chamberlain and they are going into the Windy City loaded for "bear"...Dim Batterson will take his Buffalo club to Providence for the Sabbath day fracas. The Bisons have been put through a course of sprouts this week and they expect to give the Steamrollers a real battle...The Cleveland Bulldogs open their season at home by playing the New York Giants. This will be Benny Friedman's first game
at home and the natives are expected to turn out en
masse. A new stadium will be dedicated...A battle for
first place will be staged at Green Bay between the
Packers and Chicago Bears. Neither of these clubs
have tasted defeat this season. The Bays and Bears
have been grid enemies since back in 1921...Dayton is
playing its only home fray of the 1927 schedule this
Sunday with Red Grange and his hirelings as the
guests of honor. The Ohio city is all excited over the
game. Manager Redelle looks for a record turnout.
PACKERS, BEARS BATTLE HERE SUNDAY
OCTOBER 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A super 
brand of football will be on tap Sunday afternoon at the
City stadium when the Chicago Bears and Green Bay
Packers stage another one of their grudge battles, the
likes of which have been high spots in pro football
history ever since 1921. Hostilities will get underway
promptly at 2:15. For some unknown reason, a Chicago
Bear game is always different than any other contest on
the Packer schedule. There is no sympathy wasted on
either side and even the spectators seem to growl a bit
more. Sunday's clash won't be any exception to the
rule...ANOTHER BIG CROWD: Every indication points
to a bumper throng. The Bears are great gate getters in
Green Bay and from the way tickets have been going
all week, a capacity crowd will be in attendance no
matter what weather conditions prevail. The Packer
management is ready to handle a big turnout and there
will be a seat for everybody who wants to sit down. The
thousand extra bleachers on the west end of the field
will go a long way towards housing the spectators. 
George Lawrie, Northwestern, has been assigned by
President Joe F. Carr of the NFL to work the battle for
first place. Lawrie has worked here several times in the
past and he is rated as a first class official. Halsey Hall,
sport editor of the Minneapolis Star, will be the umpire
while K.M. Harris, of Duluth, is to be in charge of the
sticks...NEITHER TEAM BEATEN: Neither the Bears
or Packers have bit the dust this season. The Bears
brushed aside La Grange, Ill., by a fat count and then
took the Cardinals into camp last Sunday, 9 to 0. The
Packers walloped Milwaukee, 34 to 0; chased Dayton
home on the short end of a 14 to 0 score and nosed out
a 12-7 victory over Benny Friedman and his Cleveland
club. It is the prevailing opinion in postgraduate football
circles that the winner of the Packer-Bear fracas will
have a whole lot to say about possession of the 1927
championship flag. The Bears are coming here with an
aggregation of football luminaries and their lineup is
studded with all-American selections. The Chicagoans
have a club that knows pro football from A to Z as
Chuck Kassell, Illinois, 1927, is the only member of the
squad who has not seen at least a year of pro football...
VOSS WITH BEARS: The visitors will have two dozen
players in moleskins. They have nine backs, five ends,
five tackles, three guards and a pair of centers. Tillie
Voss, who played with the Packers several years ago,
is holding down a wing position for the Chicagoans.
Clem Neacy, Milwaukee star, is doing his stuff at the
other extremity of the forward line. Dave Healy, all-
American pro tackle for three years; Brute Trafton, giant
center; McMillen, the heavyweight center, and Buckler,
who was a teammate of Jones and Perry, Packer
linemen, at Alabama, are among the huskies in the
Bears' front wall. Paddy Driscoll, the grand old man of
pro football, is the ace of the Bruins' backfield. The
former Northwestern star has been a thorn in the side of
the Packers for six years. Paddy is a triple-threat
footballer and when it comes to field goal kicking.
Driscoll doesn't have to take his hat off to any player in
Joe Carr's circuit. Paddy has kicked at least a half
dozen field goals against the Packers and nearly every
one of them were of the "pinch" variety...SENN AWFUL
FAST: However, Driscoll isn't the only shining light 
behind the line for the Bears. Halfback Senn was one of the sensations of the 1926 season. He is said to even be faster than Bloodgood, the Cleveland flash. Then there is the Sternaman brothers, Dutch and Joe; Larry Walquist, Milt Romney, Red Bryan, White and Knop. Every one of these carriers are yardage makers. The Packers are in good shape to meet the outfit of football luminaries. Capt. Lambeau and his gridders have put in a stiff week of practice and the club is keyed up to high pitch. With but one or two exceptions, every Green Bay player is in the pink of condition. The gridders, who reported during the past ten days, are feeling right at home in the lineup and it will be possible to put in fresh men without weakening the battle front a single bit...OPEN GATES AT 12:30: Gates at the City stadium will be opened promptly at 12:30 to take care of the bleacherites who race for the choice spots in the dollar seat sections. The American Legion band has promised to uncork something new in tuneful melodies and this will tend to kill the time before the whistle blows for the "battle of the season". Packer ticket men will pick up all the unsold tickets from the places about town Saturday evening. Those having made reservations are advised to call for them before 8 o'clock this evening. A ticket office in The Press-Gazette building will be open Saturday night from 7:30 until 10 p.m., and Sunday morning from 9:30 until noon to take care of the out-of-town customers and others who delayed purchasing their seats until the last minute.