Green Bay Packers (3-1) 20, Duluth Eskimos (0-1) 0
​Sunday October 9th 1927 (at Green Bay)

The Duluth Kelleys lost their name sponsorship in 1926, but signed star running back Ernie Nevers. The team renamed themselves Ernie Nevers Eskimos in response to these developments. The 1926 NFL season saw an increased emphasis on traveling teams: the Los Angeles Buccaneers represented the West Coast, the Louisville Colonels represented the Southeast, and the Buffalo Rangers represented Texas and the Desert Southwest. The Eskimos joined in on the trend, becoming a traveling team (assumably representing the far northern states) and allowing themselves to play a far longer season than the Kelleys did. After one home game at the beginning of the 1926 season, the Eskimos never played in Duluth again. The team finished in the middle of the NFL standings in 1926, prompting the Eskimos to continue the traveling team setup. In 1927, the results were far more negative: winning only one game, owner Ole Haugsrud sold the team back to the league at the end of the season. When Haugsrud did this, part of the deal gave him first rights for any future NFL team in Minnesota. He passed on buying[citation needed] a stake in the Minneapolis Red Jackets in 1929. However, when the NFL voted to expand in 1960 to the Twin Cities, Haugsrud was able to buy 10% of the Minnesota Vikings (90% of the team was owned by an ownership group that had originally planned to launch a separate team in the American Football League). Due to various transactions, the Kelleys/Eskimos have a tenuous link to the modern NFL. Edwin Simandl, a promoter in Orange, New Jersey; bought the defunct franchise for the 1929 season and used it to promote his decades-old Orange Tornadoes to the major leagues. The NFL, however, did not consider the Tornadoes to be the successors of the Eskimos. The Tornadoes moved to Newark for the 1930 season before going back to the minors. When Simandl handed the franchise rights back to the league, it was understood that the first new expansion team of the 1931 season would receive the Tornadoes' old franchise. Because of the Great Depression, no buyer was found, and the league ended up putting the franchise on the field as the Cleveland Indians under collective ownership. In 1932, a Boston group received the next expansion franchise; strong circumstantial evidence indicates that it was awarded the assets of the failed Tornadoes/Indians organization. This group used it to start the Boston Braves. In 1933, the team was renamed the Redskins, and in 1937 it moved to Washington, D.C. where it still plays as the Washington Redskins. However, due to the two-year period of dormancy, the Redskins and the NFL consider the Boston/Washington franchise as a separate organization dating to 1932, and not as a continuation of the Tornadoes—or for that matter, of the Eskimos/Kelleys. The film Leatherheads is partially based on the story of the Duluth Eskimos. On May 18, 2015, local lawmakers of one town in the Duluth-Superior area passed a motion to bring the NFL back to the region via team relocation and also voted in favor of an outdoor football stadium despite no current means of financing it.[3] It is unclear if their proposal was ever formally submitted to the NFL.
(SOURCE: Wikipedia)
OCTOBER 11 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - One of the
"naturals" so far as professional games are concerned
will be staged at the City stadium Sunday afternoon,
when the Chicago Cardinals tangle with the Green Bay
Packers in a gridiron combat that can rightfully be 
termed "crucial" for both teams. It will be a battle for
fourth position in the National league race. Right now
the Packers are occupying this position but a win by
the Cardinals would put the Windy City aggregation a
step ahead of Captain Lambeau's eleven...BEAT
POTTSVILLE, 19-7: In league games so far this season,
the Cardinals bowed to the Chicago Bears, 9 to 0. Then
they turned around and amazed the pro football world
by dumping the Pottsville Maroons, 19 to 7. Last
Sunday, Chris O'Brien's hirelings marched 60 yards
down the field in the last four minutes of play to
administer a 7-0 defeat to the Dayton Triangles. The
Chicagoans are just beginning to hit their stride and, 
from all accounts, they will be at top speed, when 
Sunday rolls around. Guy Chamberlain's clubs have
always been known to be late starters and this year's
Cardinal outfit was no exception to the rule...DID SOME
HOUSECLEANING: When the 1926 season closed the
Cards were not placed in the league standings to the
satisfaction of Chris O'Brien and he immediately laid
plans to do some housecleaning. One of the Cardinal
owner's first steps was to make a deal with Guy
Chamberlain to run his club. Chamberlain has a 
wonderful record in pro football as the makers of 
champions. He was associated with George Halas in
the old Staley club. This team won a title. Then
Chamberlain produced a couple of championship outfits
for the Canton Bulldogs and following this along by
winning topnotch gridiron honors for Cleveland...MAKER
OF CHAMPIONS: After leaving Cleveland, Chamberlain
went to the Frankford Yellowjackets and in two years he
turned out another championship club. The Cardinal
followers figure Chamberlain is coming through with
another winner this season providing that his club
succeeds in putting the skids under the Packers in
Sunday's game. The dope around the pro wheel is that
no team will go through the season with a clean record
and that the 1927 winner may even be charged with a
pair of defeats. There are a lot of new faces in the Card
lineup this fall as Chamberlain went out and rounded up
a lot of likely looking collegians. The Cards' backfield,
which started against Dayton, was composed of Jones
at quarter, Rosvold and Strader at halves and Bucklin at
fall. Everyone of these gridders are fresh from the
collegiate ranks. McConnell, Ike Mahoney and Rhoddy
Lamb, veterans of 1926, got into the game later. There
are a sprinkling of old-timers on the Cardinals line. Duke
Slater, giant negro tackle, has played against the
Packers before. He was with Rock Island a few years
back. Springsteen is an experienced pro gridder, having
played with Philadelphia while Brennan, guard, and
Weller, end, are right at home in postgraduate ball...
ELLIS GREAT TACKLE: Ellis, who plays the opposite
tackle to Slater, is said by experts to be the greatest
lineman playing pro football. Last year, he was the
unanimous selection for the all-American team.
Waldron, guard, and Vesser, end, are collegiate results
who have won regular jobs. Chamberlain goes into the
game often at an end position and, reports from
Chicago have it, that he is playing brilliant ball this
season. McInery, the Cards' utility man, is a handy boy
on the gridiron. Records show that during his five years
with the team, he has filled in at every position except
OCTOBER 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Next to the
Chicago Bears - the Cardinals come first when the 
Packers go into a football game of the "grudge" variety
and it is quite possible that some of the Big Bay Blues
followers even think that Lambeau & Co. have more
reasons to get even good with Chris O'Brien's hirelings
than they have with the pesky Bruins. The Cardinals
hail from the south side in Chicago - that's the Normal
park district and there is no getting away from the fact
that they are pretty tough when playing at home in their
own backyard. What's more the Bays found 'em too
tough to crack when they came here last season...TIE
GAME IN 1921: Back in 1921 when the Bays were
making their bow in the NFL, they went into Chicago
and played the Cards to a 3 to 3 tie on a mud-soaked
field. Capt. Lambeau kicked a field goal early in the
fourth quarter and it looked as if the Chicagoans were
doomed for a licking but Paddy Driscoll (he was playing
with the Cards then) stepped into the limelight with a
field goal in the last minutes of the game. The following
year, the Packers invaded Normal park and took a 16 to
3 licking. The Bays counted first on a field goal by
Charlie Mathys. Then Driscoll kicked one which the
Packers claim didn't go over but the officials allowed it
after lengthy discussions. Later in the game, the Cards
got two more touchdowns. These scores were made by
the McMahon brothers who are known today as the
Horween boys and one of which is head coach of dear
old Harvard...PADDY DRISCOLL AGAIN: The teams
didn't meet in 1923 but the following year the Packers
ventured back to Normal park and were nosed out by a
score of 3 to 0. Cub Buck missed a half dozen field
goals while Driscoll chased one between the uprights
from nearly the center of the field. This was a tough
game to lose as the Bays gained twice as much ground
as the Chicagoas. In 1925, the Packers faced the 
Cardinals at White Sox park and were handed a 9 to 6
defeat. George Abramson placekicked two counters for
the Bays and the six point margin looked mountain big
until the Cards pulled, what the Packers to this day 
claim was an illegal pass for a touchdown. Here was
where a young riot broke loose and about 500 Green
Bayians dashed down on the field led by a prominent
west side butcher. It looked like a free-for-all for a few
minutes but some of the husky Chicago cops finally
made peace in the family at the expense of some
broken derbies, etc. After the fur had quit flying, Driscoll
missed the extra point goal kick and the teams went at
it again with but several minutes to go. But there was
time enough for Driscoll to continue his jinx and boot another one of his long distance field goals...DUNN REPLACED DRISCOLL: Last year, the Cardinals sold Paddy Driscoll to the Bears and the Packers breathed a bit easier. However, in his place, was Red Dunn, who was playing his second year with O'Brien's club. The Cardinals came to Green Bay (they had to be given a top-heavy guarantee to invade Packertown) and proceeded to smack the Packers, 13 to 7. Paddy Driscoll's successor, Red Dunn, was about the whole show because he kicked two field goals, added an extra point after touchdown besides tossing the pass that paved the way for the score. Later in the 1926 season, the Packers played a return game with the Cards at Normal park and marched off with a brilliant 3 to 0 victory. One Mr. Purdy booted a field goal during the first half and it was the only score of the encounter. This was the first time that the Packers had ever scored a win over a Chicago team in the Windy City...DUNN WITH PACKERS: Another year has rolled around bringing some changes but not burying the bitter rivalry that exists between the two teams. Instead of being with the Cardinals, Red Dunn is playing with the Packers and that sorrel-topped quarterback who did a whole lot to put Marquette on the football map, is looking forward to Sunday's game in which he hopes to settle a few grudges with Chris O'Brien and some of his "sideline coaches".
(GREEN BAY) - Ernie Nevers and his Duluth Eskimos took a gridiron lesson to the tune of 20 to 0 at the hands of the Packers Sunday afternoon at the City Stadium before a crowd of about 4,000 spectators who were treated to a banner exhibition of open footballing. It was the worst defeat that Duluth has ever suffered at the hands of the Big Bay Blues and Nevers can thank his lucky stars that the walloping wasn't a couple of touchdowns higher because the Packers were often down in the "goal making" area. Passes spelling scores went bad on several occasions and one E. Pidney Purdy missed a 40-yard field goal by about a foot. Purdy's boot had the right direction but it just lacked the carrying power.
The Eskimos never gave up the battle. Even in the last
minute or so of plat, the Northerners were fighting their
hardest in hopes of sinking one pass for a touchdown.
However, it was wasted energy because the Bays were
covering like a tent all the way. Only once was Duluth
really dangerous. That was early in the third quarter
when Blood grabbed a pass from Nevers and wormed 
his way down the sideline. He shook off several tacklers
en route but was finally dumped about a dozen yards
from the Packers' goal. But that was as far as the
Eskimos went. The Bays tightened up and instead of
advancing the visitors were pushed backward for three
downs and, on the fourth attempt, a pass went astray
and the Packers recovered the ball.
Nevers again flashed all the stuff that made him an All-
American star while at Stanford. Ernie played every
minute of the game and he was in the thick of the fight
at all times. Late in the third quarter, he took the count
but shook the damage off and went back at it just as
hard as ever. Kiesling, the giant guard, gave a brilliant
exhibition of line play while Blood was also very much in
evidence in the backfield. Neacy and Ashmore faced
the Packers for the third time this season but aside
from trying to dope out the Packer plays for the benefit
of their teammates, did little to set the world on fire.
There was no scoring in the first quarter but the
Packers held considerable edge over their opponents.
The Bays were using the "pony" backs, Purdy, Skeate,
Bross and Kotal and they gained enough yardage to
give the Northerners plenty to worry about. Kotal had a
great day and the former Lawrence star got away with
some hefty ground gaining.
When the second round got underway, Dunn, Lewellen,
Enright and Capt. Lambeau took up the carrying job for
the Packers and they continued the good work where
the "ponies" left off. It wasn't long before Lambeau
sailed a pass in Dilweg's direction. The Eskimos 
staged a mob scene around the Packer en but Lewellen
bobbed up from nowhere and made a beauty catch of
the cowhide about seven yards from the goal. The
spectators began yelling for a touchdown and they got
what they wanted. Lewellen picked up a couple yards
and then he went right back and slashed for the
remaining distance for a score. Red Dunn placekicked
the goal amid thunderous applause. After what had
happened a week ago, that one point looked as big as
a house. The Packers started off again after the next
kickoff as if they meant to get a couple of more
touchdowns. Once Capt. Lambeau got away for a great
run. While en route, the ball slipped out of his arms but
he scooped it up and kept on going. This sure gave the
crowd a real thrill.
Duluth was having considerable trouble solving the
Bays' passing attack but when the visitors were backed
down within the shadow of their goal posts their defense
stiffened considerably. Once the Packers missed a first
down by inches and again a pass was incompleted over
the goal line. When halftime was called, it was the
Packers' ball on Duluth's 10-yard line as Lambeau had
scampered 75 yards after taking a toss from Red Dunn.
The "ponies" went back in the game when the third
stanza got underway. Duluth drew first blood in this
frame when Blood made his above-mentioned gallop to
the Packers' 10 yard line. After the invaders had fizzled
their pass on the fourth down, the Packers took the ball
and Lewellen punted to Duluth's 36-yard line. Several
exchanges of kicks followed, by which Duluth gained a
bit of ground. Duluth then tried to rush the cowhide but
the Packers smeared nicely. Blood kicked to Purdy
who grabbed the ball near the goal line and proceeded
to scamper back some 40 yards before Nevers grabbed
him by one arm. For a second it looked as if Purdy was going to get away.
Right here the Bays launched another offensive that only ended when a Packer pass was knocked down in the end zone. During this forward movement Kotal uncorked one dash that was good for 30 yards. Several exchanges of kicks followed and when time was called for the quarter, the Packers had the ball about in midfield. The "ponies" were given a well deserved rest as Lambeau, Enright and Dunn re-entered the game at the start of the final frame. Lewellen got off several superb kicks at this stage of the game, and the Eskimos were doggedly moving backwards. One of Lewellen's punts was downed on the visitors' 8-yard stripe. Then Blood punted out of bounds on Duluth's fifteen. Once again touchdown cries filled the air and once again they were answered because Lambeau shot a bullet-like peg to Dunn and the agile Red pivoted around the fast tiring Blood for the remaining five yards to a touchdown. Dunn then added the extra point.
Following this score, Duluth opened up with everything it had but it wasn't much. The air was full of footballs and the Packers were tossing 'em back at the Eskimos just as fast as possible. With a few minutes to go, Neacy intercepted a Packer pass. On the next play, Nevers started one in the direction of Blood but it reached the wrong man because Lavvie Dilweg grasped the speeding cowhide and headed for the Duluth goal 25 yards away. It looked as if it was an impossible task because his path was cluttered with hostile Eskimos. However, Dilweg sidestepped, straight armed and crashed his way along. Nevers nabbed him with about two yards to go but Dilweg made one final lunge and fell over the line with inches to spare. Dunn missed the goal but no tears were shed. After two minutes later the final whistle blew and another game was tucked away in the Packers' win column.
DULUTH    -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0 13 - 20
2nd - GB - Lewellen, 5-yard run (Dunn kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
4th - GB - Dunn, 11-yard pass from Lambeau (Dunn kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
4th - GB - Dilweg, 25-yard pass interception (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 20-0
OCTOBER 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - There are still plenty of tickets available for the Grange game on Sunday, Oct. 23. This announcement by the Green Bay Football corporation set at rest the rumors of an early sellout which have been circulating the past few days. In anticipation of handling the largest crowd that ever viewed a Packer game in Green Bay, the football corporation is going the limit to stretch the seating capacity of the City Stadium to its utmost peak. Every seat in the park will be reserved. No bleacher tickets are to be sold. Approximately a thousand extra seats are to be set up for the Grange game and standing room space for about 1,500 is provided in the new layout.When the stage is set for the Grange game, it will be possible to house about 7,250 spectators in the seats. "The demand for Grange game tickets has been unprecedented in Packer history," said an official of the football corporation this morning, "but we are hoping to provide a seat for every spectator. We will add about 1,000 sears and also improve the standing room space. Every seat in the park is to be reserved. By this method, we will be able to guarantee seats to some 7,250 spectators. There will be no bleacher seats of the "first come-best served" variety for the Grange game. Mail orders by the dozen are being received by the Packer ticket men
daily. The flood of ticket requests is mounting higher as the time for the Grange game approaches. Those desiring seats are urged to send in their checks with  a self addressed envelope and the orders will be 'charted' as received. Of course, the regular allotment of seats will be distributed at the usual places about town. Those having the weekly reservations are advised to pick their ducats up earlier than usual so as to avoid the eleventh hour jam. This is just one of the many instances where the holders of season reserved and box seats are free from worry. They are assured of the same seats at every game and are never forced to stage any wild goose chases in order to get choice reservations because their seats are all of the "50-yard line" type. Those who have made reservations for the Grange game with Director of Ticket Sales Spachmann and have not, as yet, paid for their seats, are urged to send in their checks immediately to the Green Bay Football corporation, care of The Press-Gazette and their tickets will be mailed out at one. It is no little undertaking to handle a crowd of 8,000 without some confusion but the football corporation feels confident that it can come through with flying colors if "prospective customers" will make their wants known early, instead of awaiting until the "zero hour" before the game.
OCTOBER 13 (Chicago) - Boasting of one of the greatest pair of tackles in the National league, a smooth roving center and a backfield loaded with luminaries, the Chicago Cardinals will hit the trail for Green Bay on Saturday with high hopes of whipping the famous Packers in their own backyard in Sunday's game. Ellis, Detroit U, all-American pro team in 1926, and Duke Slater, a pro league veteran of years, who was Iowa's greatest lineman in his college days, made up the pair of Cardinal tackles whom Chris O'Brien claims are the best in the National league race this season. Both of these gridders tip the beam at 200 plus and each of them are of the rough and ready type...SPRINGSTEEN GOOD CENTER: Springsteen, the center, is of the roving type. When Guy Chamberlain was the only player that he took with him but the snapper back cost the Card management a pile of jack via the purchase route. Springsteen roves all over the field and he is a wonder when it comes to solving plays of an opposing team. The Cards have a young army of good backs. Rhoddy Lamb, Ike Mahoney, Swede Erickson and Duluth McDonnell are a quartet of carriers all of
whom have seen lots of pro football. The recruits fresh from the college ranks include Strader, halfback; Bucklin, fullback; Jones, quarterback and Risvold, a triple threat star from Texas. According to Chamberlain, the Cardinals will be at the peak of their game on Sunday. His club opened slowly as they lost to Hammond in a non-league fray and then bowed
to the Bears in their National league opener. A week
later the Cards handed the Pottsville Maroons a
decisive licking and followed this along last Sunday by
putting the skids under Dayton. Each contest has seen
a marked improvement in play and the followers of the
South Siders are betting their good money that the
team will be hitting on "all elevens" when they start
chasing the cowhide against the Packers..STRENOUS
WEEK OF PRACTICE: It has been a strenuous week 
of practice for the Cardinals. Chamberlain is working his
club overtime at each practice session. The veteran
coach is building up an air defense by which he hopes
to take the backbone out of the Wisconsin eleven's
attack. Information reaching Chamberlain has it that the
Packers have the greatest team in history. His scouts
have brought back the news that Green Bay is showing
a much improved line crashing game and that the
addition of Dunn and Dilweg has rounded out the 
Badger state champions to a nicety. Last season the
Cardinals and Packers broke even. O'Brien took his
club to Green Bay and smacked Lambeau's outfit for a
13 to 7 loss while later in the season the Bays came
home here and with the assistance of Pid Purdy's
educated toe, whipped the Cards, 3 to 0...NINE ARE
VETERANS: Nine members of the team that beat the
Packers last season will be up there this weekend
trying to duplicate the stunt. These veterans are Ellis,
Brennan, Weller, Swanson, Mahoney and Roddy Lamb.
The addition this year are: Slater, a veteran pro gridder;
Springsteen, who played two years with the Philadelphia Yellowjackets; Vesser and Bucklin from Idaho; Waldron from Gonzaga, Jones of Grove City, Hummel of Lombard, Riswold from Texas; Strader, the St. Mary's California sensation, and Coach Guy Chamberlain, who has been a star end in professional football since 1920. During their stay in Green Bay, the Cardinals will headquarter at the Northland hotel. From reports heard around Normal park, it is thought that about a hundred fans will follow the O'Brien tribe to the Wisconsin city for Sunday's combat.
OCTOBER 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Bobbie Cahn will be the main tooter of the whistle here Sunday afternoon at the City stadium when the Chicago Cardinals and Green Bay Packer will roll each other around in a National league combat. Other assistant tooters of the whistle have been named by President Joe Carr. A.O. Iverson of Sheboygan will be the umpire while Ken Harris of Duluth is to be in charge of the line sticks. Cahn calls them pretty close and he is just the kind of a referee that is needed to handle a battle royal like the Cards and Packers always put up...BIG CROWD EXPECTED: All indications point to one of the largest crowds of the season on Sunday. Packer followers are anxiously waiting for the opening whistle, which will blow promptly at 2:15, as they figure the Big Bay Blues have an even up chance to teach Mr. O'Brien and his cohorts a few things about the gentle art of chasing the cowhide. There is more than the ordinary amount of outside interest in the game and the demand for reservations from upper Michigan, Northeastern Wisconsin and down the Valley shows that with fair weather the stands will be comfortably filled. The Packers have been working out daily and the play of the Big Bay Blues is getting more machine-like at every workout. Every one of the players are in good shape and this means that the Chicagoans will have to rub noses with eighteen fighting gridders all of whom are fit for the battle. Capt. Lambeau and his footballers know that they have got a job on their hands. The Cards are one of the toughest nuts in the National league to crack. However, the Bays still have a couple of "bad spots" to settle with the Chicago South Siders and for Packer players there will be no more opportune moment than Sunday afternoon, sometime after 2:15.
OCTOBER 14 (Chicago) - Chris O'Brien's Chicago Cardinals, all primed for the Sunday engagement with the Green Bay Packers, will leave here Saturday noon to arrive in Green Bay during the early evening. With two hard earned victories behind them in the season's history, the Cardinals should reach Green Bay at top strength for the year. The Cardinal machine has only recently attained full strength in membership and organization, and the players have been working out nightly at Normal park with the old ghost ball and are now ready to enact the graveyard scenes under the hazy October skies of the northern city. Rhoddy Lamb, spirit messenger, will have the more substantial characters like Swede Erickson, Ike Mahoney and McDonnell to rely upon in case there should be an interruption in any of his seances. Moreover, Duke Slater, Ellis, Springsteen, Brennan and Weller can be depended upon to shroud the spooky movements of the backfield in utter darkness until the ghostly ball is advanced to new chalk marks. At any rate it is a well drilled and smooth working organization that will leave Chicago tomorrow for the northern city. The players feel that they have hit their stride in the games against Pottsville and Dayton and that they will be in full swing Sunday afternoon.
OCTOBER 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Dinger Doane, veteran fullback, is the newest addition to the Providence Steamrollers. The "plunger" was with Pottsville at the start of the season but he got his release so he could join his old teammate, Conzelman...Batterson, the Buffalo coach, thinks he finally has got the right combination to his backfield. Ben Hobson has been shifted to quarter while Whippet Carr, former Syracuse star, is fitting in nicely at a halfback position...Senn is going fast again this season for the Chicago Bears. The swift stepping back is getting well "climated" in the pro game. The Bruins have built a lot of plays around Senn, which are proving good ground gainers...Strader, who captained St. Mary's in 1926, is making a successful debut in professional football with the Chicago Cardinals. His brilliant performances as the ball lugger has featured in the last two games of the Chicagoans...Earl Britton certainly has made a ball club of the Dayton Triangle. Red Grange's battering ram of "rah rah" days is doing all the kicking for the Ohioans and is always used when line crashing is necessary...Munn, a cousin of Big Wayne, seems to have won a regular job with the Cleveland Bulldogs. Bacchus, the Missouri All-American, was picked for the job but Munn's snappy defense play has sidetracked the collegiate recruit...Baker, a flash from the Pacific coast, is making a great name for himself with the New York Yankees. When playing against Dayton, it was Baker's 60-yard dash that turned defeat into victory for the Grange aggregation...Kiesling, a husky 240-pounder, is the ace of the Ernie Nevers' Duluth Eskimo line. He roams around a lot and appears to have second sense when it comes to following the ball. Despite his beef, Kiesling can move fast...The New York Giants did a good stroke of business by adding Tuts Imlay to their gridiron machine. There are few better field general on the pro gridiron than the galloping Imlay, who was a luminary for Los Angeles in '26...Jug Earpe, husky Packer center, is one of the bulwarks of the Green Bay front wall. Earpe has been in the pro game for a half dozen years but hasn't showed any signs of slowing
up. His passing this season has been flawless...One of the bright spots in a dreary football sky at Pottsville has been the defensive work of Capt. Barney Wentz at fullback. Wentz has been worked harder than ever because the Maroon line waivers a bit at times...Evidently the Providence management has not shaken off the rain jinx of last year. The Steamrollers had the Chicago Bears booked last Sunday but a young cloudburst made it out of the question to stage the encounter...The Dayton Triangles must have a lot of reserve power. Last Saturday they played the Yellowjackets to a tie, then traveled all night to Chicago and held the Cards to one touchdown which was made in the last two minutes of play...According to press accounts, some 20,000 fans saw the New York Yankees defeat the Cleveland Bulldogs, 13 to 7, in Detroit last Sunday. The co-star combination, Grange and Friedman, sure does get the football enthusiasts...A smooth working attack, coupled with a stonewall defense, paved the way for the Giants to bury the Pottsville Maroons in Pennsylvania mud by a score of 19 to 0. The Miners were outclassed at nearly every stage of the game...The Duluth Eskimos lost their first start in the 1927 National league race at Green Bay by the score of 20 to 0. Nevers and his cohorts had more than their share of grief trying to check the Packers' aerial offensive...The Cubs park, Chicago, will be the scene of a first place battle on Sunday between the N.Y. Yankees and Chicago Bears. On paper, the Bruins have the stronger line while the Gothamites seem to have a backfield shade...Comstock and Red, veteran guard and center for the Yellowjackets, have started off at a splendid clip again this fall. The Jackets have a lot of new faces in the lineup but the veterans still are showing their way...After jaunting around the country for about a month, th4e New York Giants lift the pro football lid at the Polo Grounds Sunday with a game against Cleveland. This attraction should draw thousands of football fans...Buffalo and Frankford are hooking up in a home and home series over the weekend. Saturday, the Bisons will strut their stuff in the Yellowjackets park while Sunday the gridiron scene shifts to the Buffalo football lot....Pottsville is billed at Providence Sunday. The Maroons have dropped their last two starts and the "powers that be" threaten to do some head cutting unless the team rights itself and whacks the Steamrollers plenty...The Chicago Cardinals perform in Green Bay on Sunday. This is the first out-of-town game of the season for Chris O'Brien's hirelings. It will be a tough battle as the clubs are about even up in the percentage table.
OCTOBER 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - When the
whistle blows Sunday afternoon at the City stadium, 
2:15, two of the leading teams in the NFL, the Green
Bay Packers and Chicago Cardinals, will battle in a 
gridiron skirmish that promises to be one of the greatest
games ever staged here. The Chicagoans are coming
here determined to win at any costs. After an uneasy
start, Guy Chamberlain pulled his club together and in
the last two starts smacked down the fast going 
Pottsville Maroons and then romped home to a victory
over the Dayton Triangles. According to reports from
Chicago, the South Siders are now showing a dazzling
offensive, backed by a stonewall defense...IS CRUCIAL
BATTLE: This is one of the crucial battles of the season
for both teams. The team are high up in the race for the
championship and the victor will be in a position to talk
turkey to the topnotch squads. The Cardinals and Nig
Bay Blues are bitter rivals on the gridiron and this
encounter is sure to be no exception to the rule. The
clubs have been fighting each other for a number of
years and the Chicagoans still have an edge on victories
although Packer followers claim that a couple of the
Chicagoans' wins were of the shadowy type. Last
season, the Cardinals invaded Green Bay and rolled the
Packers for a 13 to 7 loss. This was only the fourth time
in Big Bay Blues history that Lambeau & Co. ever
suffered a reversal on their home lot. The Packers,
however, got even for their backyard upset for later in the
year they went to Normal park and proceeded to down
the Cardinals, 3 to 0, in a sensational game. Purdy's
dropkick in the first half told the tale and Chris O'Brien
still bites his cigar in two every time he thinks of the
cowhide sailing between the uprights...HAVE STRONG
LINE: The Cardinals have a strong line this year and are
particularly well fortified at the tackles and the ends.
The loss of Claypool at center was a hard blow but
Blumer and Springsteen have been worked into the pivot
job. Although Blumer is likely to start, Springsteen may
get the call as his work has been good lately. With 
Speed Ellis, former all-American from Detroit, at one
tackle and Duke Slater, the giant negro all-American
star from Iowa, at the other, the Cards are well fixed.
Vesser, of Idaho, is a fixture at one flank and big Bob
Weller, all-American tackle from Nebraska, has been
worked into the other wing job. Guy Chamberlain, the
new Cardinal coach, is an end and takes over the duties
of Weller's wing a good share of the time. Chamberlain
was all-American from Nebraska about a decade ago
and has been identified with professional football for
some time. Last year he coached the Philadelphia
Yellowjackets, who won the title. He brought Ben Jones,
his quarterback, to the Cardinals with him...TWO NEW
HALFBACKS: Strader and Risvold are two new
halfbacks but they're both excellent open field runners.
Strader is good on either end of a forward passing
combination with Ben Jones and they have been 
particularly successful so far. Two star halfbacks who
were instrumental in the success of the Cardinals last
year, Rhoddy Lamb and Swede Erickson, will see 
action but they are not likely to start because of injuries
received two weeks ago against Pottsville. They did not
get into the game against Dayton last Sunday at all,
but in practice today they seemed to be as good as
ever. Erickson's right knee was hurt and Lamb had
some ligaments torn in his shoulder. Ike Mahoney has
been used very little this year as the Cardinals have a
wealth of stellar backfield material. In fact, Chamberlain
is quite satisfied  with his ball toters, both on offense
and defense. His forward wall has been causing some
worried moments, but he has finally hit upon the best
combination and the Cards are working smoothly together at last, after a somewhat ragged start...PACKERS ARE READY: According to reports, the Packers are fit for the fray. Every man on Capt. Lambeau's club is in shape for action. The team has put in a stiff week of practice and some new formations have been gone through. Special attention has been paid to the defense because the Bays know what Chamberlain, the Cardinal coach, generally puts a couple of bags of tricks into use when the necessity demands it. As usual, the gates at the park will be opened at 12:30. A ticket office will be open in The Press-Gazette building Saturday evening and Sunday morning until noon. All tickets uncalled for at the places about town will be picked up early Saturday evening. Those having made reservations should pick them up before 6 p.m. The Legion band will be on the job early with a special selection aimed to cool the "red" in the Chicago Cardinals. There is a possibility that a special feature will be staged between halves but the Packer management is keeping this under cover so as to spring a surprise on the crowd.
OCTOBER 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Tickets for the Red Grange game on Sunday, Oct. 23, will be on sale at the City stadium after the final whistle blows tomorrow afternoon. One of the reserved seat ticket booths will be open so as to take care of the out of town customers, who want to be sure of their seats for the following Sunday before they head homeward. Those having made reservations for the Grange game at the usual places about town are urged to claim their tickets early in the week. The Football corporation has decided to pick up all uncalled for tickets on Thursday evening instead of Saturday as is the case for other games. Next week, the ticket office in The Press-Gazette building will be open every evening from 7:30 until 9 to handle Grange game customers. The demand for tickets for the Oct. 23 game continues brisk but there is still a good supply on hand.