THOUSANDS OF FANS KEPT CLOSE TAB ON RED
AND HIS CANE
OCTOBER 24 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The crowd
at the Green Bay Packer-New York Yankee football
game yesterday afternoon is believed to be the largest
assemblage ever gathered together in Green Bay, and
certainly the largest ever assembled for an athletic
contest in this city. There were 10,649 paid admission,
including the 9,000 who occupied seats of some
description, and nearly 2,000 who stood up. The big
attraction of the day was Mr. Red Grange himself in
person, and, though he was unable to play, and in fact
no condition even to attend the game, he came to the
field rather than disappoint the thousands who had laid
down their money to see him. The crowd warned in
advance that in all probability the redhead would not be
able to play cheered his appearance on the field when
he was introduced by Walter T. Bie. Grange came on
the field carrying a cane and limped painfully to the
center of the field and back for the introduction. Many
came to the bench to speak to him, and there were
occasional good natured demands for a speech, from
the Wheaton football ace. One person in the north 
stands who persistently demanded a speech from Mr.
Grange finally began to make his unsteady way down
to the visiting players' bench and the crowd apparently
enjoyed the appearance of this unknown man as much
as they had Grange's. Most of the fans came to the
park in automobiles, and these vehicles were parked in
double rows on all of the main streets leading to the
park. Cars were parked on Main-st., out as far as the
Bellevue brewery, on Pine, Cherry, Walnut and Doty
nearly to Webster-ave., and in the school grounds and
the parking space provided there. A count showed 750
cars passing down Cherry-st. in the twenty minutes
before the kickoff and this is probably just a fraction of
the number that traversed Walnut-st. Nearly 2,000
persons, including some women, and a great many
children stood up to watch the contest. Many of these
came to the field early in the hope of getting a good
place from which to watch the contest and this gave
them an additional hour of standing. When the gates
were opened at 1 o'clock, there were several persons
already on the ground waiting to get in and exercise
their standing privilege. The Yankees' bench was the
mecca of all of the children who could evade the police
and slip into that section of the field. Many of the
grownups also asked to have him pointed out, and 
those who were familiar with the famous "77" worn by
Grange since his college days, watched him as he sat
still on the bench. Several snapped pictures of him
when he was introduced, and again as he came back
onto the field at the opening of the second half. Young
Americans who have ambitions to become promoters
may have mistaken the short heavy man in civilian
clothes at the visitors' bench for Mr. C.C. Pyle, but if
they did they were mistaken. Mr. Pyle was not there.
PACKERS GO TO MILWAUKEE ON SUNDAY
OCTOBER 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green
Bay Packers will take their first out of town jaunt of the
1927 football season this weekend when they journey
to Milwaukee for a gridiron combat with Johnny Bryan's
Eagles, which will be played at Athletic park, the home
field of the Brewers. Nothing would please Bryan more
than putting a man sized hole in the dope bucket by
throwing the Packers for a loss. Bryan is going the limit
to put a strong club in the field. He is rounding up a
number of former Marquette stars and the team is
working out every morning at Athletic park...SEVERAL
FORMER HILLTOPPERS: Among the former Milwaukee
Hilltoppers who will be seen in action against the 
Packers are: Oxie Lane, Cartwright, Moran, Heimsch
and Curtin. Murphy, the only kicker who has ever held
his own against Lewellen, will be in the Milwaukee 
lineup, along with Woods, the California fullback. Earl
Wilke, former Wisconsin center, will probably pass the
ball at center and Doc Connell of Notre Dame is to lug
the ball from a halfback post. Curtiss, McGraw and
Carroll, three products from the Midwest conference,
are also billed for the Milwaukee lineup. Bryan also
hopes to have Rowdy Elliott of Wisconsin fame in the
game...EAGLES BACKING BRYAN: The Milwaukee
Eagles are backing Bryan in this pro football venture
and he has been told to go the limit and put a good
club on the field. It is expected that the Eagles band,
70 piece strong, will be on hand to put some pep in the
crowd. Sunday's game comes right at the end of the
Marquette homecoming celebration and hundreds of the
graduates will probably hold over to see their heroes of
college days perform once more on the chalk-marked
field...DILWEG AND DUNN: Lavvie Dilweg and Red
Dunn, two of the greatest footballers that ever played on
Marquette teams, are members of the Packer squad.
Both of these Marquette gridders are Milwaukee
products, and each of them have a young army of 
friends in the Cream City. Both Dunn and Dilweg have
been going "great guns" for the Packers this season. 
Hundreds of Packer followers are expected to make the
trip to Milwaukee for the game. For years, the Bayites
have made an annual football pilgrimage to the Cream
City and a good time has always been had by all. In
their long gridiron carer on the pro football  gridiron, the
Packers have never tasted defeat in Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE INTERESTED
OCTOBER 25 (Milwaukee) - Professional football will
hold the sport map here Sunday as the Green Bay
Packers and Milwaukee Eagles will tangle at Athletic
park. The Milwaukee club has done little this year to
shout about but the Packers have accomplished plenty
and the football fans here are anxious to get a peak at
the team which ranks as one of the best in the country.
Any club that can whip the Dayton Triangles, Cleveland
Bulldogs, Duluth Eskimos, Chicago Cardinals and New
York Yankees is deserving of a lot of attention and from
the gossip heard in local sporting circles, there will be a
big crowd on hand to glimpse the gridiron warriors from
up north.
PACKERS HAVE TOUGH GAME AHEAD
OCTOBER 26 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - With the 
1927 professional football season about halfway through
the Green Bay Packers are sitting in a position where
they can talk "turkey" to many of the best elevens in
the country. Right now the Big Bay Blues are placed
second in the National league race. The Chicago Bears
are setting the pace with an unmarred record. Close on
the heels of Lambeau & Co. is the New York Giants
who have won four games, lost one and tied another.
The next few weeks are sure to see many flip flops in
the percentage table. The undefeated Bears haven't got
the softest picking. They make two trips east and twice
are called upon to play three games in eight days. Even
this may prove a bit too much for the battle-scarred
veterans on the Halas-Sternaman payroll. The Packers
have already cracked a flock of tough nuts but the
toughest of the schedule is still ahead of them, as only
one more game is to be played at home. This Sunday,
the Big Bay Blues are booked for an exhibition game in
Milwaukee against Johnny Bryan's Eagles at Athletic
park. A week later the gold and blue will perform in
Chicago against the Cardinals. This sure will be a battle
as Chris O'Brien's hirelings will be out to get even for
the 13-0 lacing they received in Green Bay two weeks
ago...NOV. 13 DATE: The Packers are negotiating for a
game at home on Nov. 13. To date the efforts of the
Packer management have not been very successful but the Football officials are burning up the wires in hopes of booking a suitable attraction. The next Sunday, Nov. 20, will see the Packers do their stuff in Chicago against the Bears. The Bruins nosed out a 7-6 victory over the Bays early in the season but it may be a different story the next time out. Some of the dopesters figure that if the Packers can throw the Bears for a loss, dreams of a national championship team at Green Bay will come true...PACKERS HEAD EAST: After the Bear game, the Bays journey to Philadelphia where on Thanksgiving Day they will mingle with the Yellowjackets at Frankford. This is the third year in a row that Green Bay has been given the choice Turkey Day date in the Quakertown. The Sunday after Thanksgiving, the Packers are billed to meet the Staten Island A.C. in a non-league game. This club is one of the best freelance organizations in the east. The Dec. 4 date is open due to Buffalo's withdrawal but negotiations for a game with a club in New England are underway. On Dec. 11, the Packers will meet the Steamrollers in Providence. This is a league game and it will probably be one of the toughest on the outline as Providence isn't beaten very easily when playing in its own backyard.
Green Bay Packers (5-1) 13, New York Yankees (3-2) 0
​Sunday October 23rd 1927 (at Green Bay)













THE NEW YORK YANKEES
​Challenge to the NFL
The Yankees arose as a result of a contract dispute between Grange and his previous team, the NFL's Chicago Bears. During the early 1920s, Grange was the star attraction for the Bears, in fact he was the greatest attraction in the history of football and his play had done a lot to promote the fledgling NFL. However Red's agent C. C. "Cash and Carry" Pyle challenged the Bears owner George Halas in 1926, by stating that Red's contract was owned by himself, and not Halas. Pyle then approached Halas to demand for Grange a generous salary and one-third ownership of the Bears. Halas refused. Pyle then took his quest for an NFL franchise to the NFL's 1926 winter meeting. There he showed to the other owners that he had the rights to Grange. As a result, he wanted an NFL team of his own and he wanted it in New York City's Yankee Stadium. If he would be denied, Pyle threatened to start his own league. However a market in the New York market wasn't available. Tim Mara held exclusive NFL rights to the New York Giants. Mara had just struggled through his first year as an owner, and was saved from financial disaster ironically by Grange's exhibition appearance. Nearing the end of their first season, the Giants had gone largely unnoticed by New York fans and newspapers, and Giants' owner Tim Mara was deeply in the red. But Grange's appearance drew 73,000 people to the Polo Grounds; in one afternoon Mara was in the black financially, and professional football had gained new respect among New York's influential sportswriters. Now Pyle wanted to take away half of Mara's market.
Brooklyn compromise
The other franchise owners backed Mara, however they didn't want to lose Grange and his drawing power. They were well aware of what a game against Grange could mean to their finances. They were also aware that Pyle might actually carry out a threat to start a new league if they refused his request. As a result, the league proposed a compromise. It was proposed that Pyle could have his "New York" franchise but it would be located in Brooklyn, which was a part of New York City. However Pyle had already gone ahead and rented Yankee Stadium, and that was where he intended to play. Rejecting the NFL's offer, he set out to make good on his threat. With his new New York Yankees franchise as its flagship, Pyle put together a league called the American Football League
1926 season
Once the league was under way, Grange lived up to his reputation and drew well wherever he played. 22,000 spectators turned out in Philadelphia to watch the Yankees play the Philadelphia Quakers. In comparison, an NFL game a week later in the same stadium between the Frankford Yellow Jackets and the New York Giants drew only 10,000. However the league would still fold at the end of the season. However Pyle's Yankees were given the NFL franchise that was asked for in the first place.
NFL and decline
While the bulk of the AFL disappeared at the demise of the league, two members had an official existence after the 1926 season. Although the Brooklyn Horsemen disbanded after its last NFL game, the team's franchise was never withdrawn or cancelled by the league. New York Giants owner Tim Mara was awarded the Horsemen franchise in payment of a debt and proceeded to lease it to C. C. Pyle for his New York Yankees team. The agreement between the two rivals limited the number of home games that the Yankees were permitted to play in its namesake stadium (four in 1927) and forced to be primarily a road team displaying the talents of Red Grange. This arrangement lasted for three years: the Yankees were no more after the 1929 season. Grange played for the Yankees in 1927, however he sat out the season with a bad leg, and then returned to the Bears where he played until 1934. He then coached the Bears from 1942 until 1948.
(SOURCE: Wikipedia)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - A crashing, fighting Packer team continued their successful chase for premier honors in the NFL Sunday afternoon at the City stadium by smothering Red Grange's New York Yankees, 13 to 0, before some 11,000 spectators, the biggest crowd that ever witnessed a professional football game here or anywhere else in the Badger state. The game was played under ideal, conditions. It was made-to-order football day, possibly a trifle warm but just the same, both spectators and players seemed to enjoy themselves immensely, with the exception of Ralph
Scott, coach of the Yanks, who was wolfing at anybody
and everybody when things began to go against his
club. It is a good bet that a lot of tall explaining to his
check signer, Cash and Carry Pyle, who is taking in the
sights of Broadway instead of viewing the scenes
around Packertown.
GRANGE AND HIS CANE
Red Grange, accompanied by his cane, had sort of a
sorrowful afternoon on the bench. At that, the Wheaton
iceman showed that he has a square shooter. Despite
reports to the contrary, Grange got a bad injury in the
game against the Bears and the bruise hasn't mended
to any great extent. Grange was a hospital patient and
his doctors advised him to stay at home but he kept
his agreement, and appeared uniform, cane and his
much-talked of number 77. Anyway, the reception that
he received from the fans must have shown him that his
efforts to halfway please the public were appreciated
plenty. There is no question but that the Yankees have
a real football club. The easterners showed a lot of fight
against the Packers. Their backfield was a sweet set
of ball carriers while the ends were not to be sneezed
at. There was plenty of charge to the line. However, the
New Yorkers are sorely in need of a punter. Tyron, 
Marks and Maloney each tried their foot at kicking the
ball but Maloney was the only one that came within 20
yards of evening up with Lewellen.
LEWELLEN SHOWED CLASS
Lewellen gave one of his greatest exhibitions as a 
Packer footballer. The punting king sure did have a field
day. His booting was one of the main features of the
game. Lew was not only getting distance but he was
placing his kicks so well that several of them bounded
out of bounds within the New York ten yard stripe. 
Several of Lewellen's kicks zoomed through the air for
over sixty yards and the ball sailed so high that it must
have looked like a pea in the sky to Wild Bill Kelly or
Bullet Baker, who were doing the receiving for the
Yankees. What's more Lewellen often scampered down
the field after booting the ball and made the tackle.
Then again Lewellen did some fancy dashing on the
offensive and it generally took two or three of Pyle's
specially secured all-Americans to make him bite the
dust. And then there was Lavvie Dilweg. The big end
certainly share honors with "Lanky Lew". Last year
some of the pro football critics rated Ray Flaherty, who
was playing with the Yanks, as the best wingman in
pro football. Maybe Flaherty was then, but he certainly
wasn't in Sunday's game. Dilweg was dumping them
hard and often. Sometimes he would chase around
behind the interference and snag the runner. Once
Dilweg intercepted a pass and staged a real movie
thriller. One of the Yanks loomed in his path and Lavvie,
instead of giving him a straight arm, proceeded to leap
right over the hostile's head. This Grange-member was
so surprised that he just lay there and let Dilweg amble
on. The cheers of the crowd at this feat must have been
heard out at the second lighthouse.
MOOSE GARDNER PRESENT
There was a new rooter for the Packers in the stands.
Moose Gardner, one of the mainstays for the Big Bay
Blues for a half dozen years, came down from Ashland,
Wis., to see his old teammates to do their stuff. And
Moose saw plenty. After the final whistle blew, Gardner
wiped his brow and remarked: "That was the toughest
game I ever played in my life. Sometimes splinters are
harder to break down than the biggest husky line." And
Moose added that the Packers of 1927 look like the Big
Bay Blues' greatest football model. The Yankees arrived
early on the field and cut loose with a lot of fancy stuff
which the fans couldn't help but admire. Soon after, the
Packers trotted out and the crowd gave 'em a big hand
as the band played "On, Wisconsin". It wasn't long
after when Red Grange limped out on the gridiron and
made his bow to the fans. Then the game was on.
LEW GALLOPS 48 YARDS
Both clubs played a "feeling" game for a few minutes 
but the Packer followers breathed a bit easier when it
was seen that Lewellen had it over the New Yorkers like
a tent when it came to punting. Not long after, Lewellen
snaked his way goalward for about 48 yards and the
Yanks were backed up in their own goal sector.
However, the New Yorkers held tight and recovered the
ball when an attempted pass on the fourth down was
stopped. Tyron soon attempted to punt and he sliced
the ball and it went out of bounds on the New Yorker's
35 yard line. And then the Packers launched their first
touchdown drive. Enright got a couple off tackle. Purdy
tossed one to Kotal for a 17-yard gain. The goal line
was only about a stripe and a half away. Lewellen 
picked up three around end. Kotal slashed tackle for
five and Lewellen got another "V" through the line. An
offside cost the Yanks half the distance to the goal line,
about 18 inches to be exact and on the next play Purdy
trailed Jugger Earpe over the mighty Stephens for the
touchdown. Purdy added the extra point.
PULL TRIPLE PASS
There was no more scoring in this period and the
second stanza was well along on its last legs when
another punk punt by the Yanks gave the Bays an
opening that they made the most of. Lewellen had
kicked to Fry, who took the dirt eight yards from the
goal. Bullet Baker got but a couple of feet. Then Marks
kicked out of bounds on the Yanks' 38-yard marker.
Two plays didn't pick up much for the Packers but the
next formation was pulled out of the bag of tricks - a
triple pass - and it worked line a charm. Kotal passed
the cowhide to Dilweg, who in turn made a lateral pass
to Lewellen, and the former Cornhusker wasn't stopping
until he reached the Yanks' 2-yard line. Enright then
picked up the remaining yardage for a touchdown. E.
Pidney fizzled in the goal attempt. After the Packers
kicked off, New York attempted a pass and Eddie Kotal
snuggled it in his arms. Following an attempted toss to Dilweg, the halftime whistle blew. There was no scoring in the second half but the spectators were treated to plenty of thrills. Once or twice it looked as if the Yanks might prove troublesome but their offensives always fell flat as the Packers were cracking hard.
LOTS OF PASSING
Both teams did a lot of passing and the ball changed hands frequently. Two or three Packer thrusts looked touchdown-like but the Yanks sidetracked them when they had their backs up against the goal posts. As the final period wore on, a few of the spectators started away early but the majority of them stuck for the finish to join in the mighty roar of victory for Capt. Lambeau and his gridders when it was all over but the shouting.
NY YANKEES -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY  -  7  6  0  0 - 13
2nd - GB - Purdy, 5-yard run (Purdy kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Enright, 2-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 13-0
Sunday. Of course, the fans think Bryan is talking through his hat but just the same the redhead is working his club every afternoon and those who have seen the Eagles in action claim it looks like a first class ball club.
PRO FOOTBALL GOSSIP
OCTOBER 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - It was a tough weekend for the Frankford Yellowjackets as the New York Giants bumped them twice. The Giants took Saturday's game by a 13 to 0 count and emerged victorious in Sunday's combat to the tune of 27 to 0...The Yellowjacket rooters opened the eyes of Gotham on Sunday when they marched into the Polo Grounds about 2,500 strong. The Frankford contingent looked like a college crowd with a band, cheerleaders and everything...Cleveland bit the dust at the hands of the Bears, 14-12, after a ding-dong battle in which the officials were kept busy handing out penalties. The Bulldogs got off fast and scored a touchdown after only nine formations...Chicago sport scribes gave Friedman, the Cleveland ace, a lot of ink for his passing ability. The former Wolverine was shooting 'em far and wide with bullet-like speed. He had the Bruins worried from first to last whistle...Red Grange, who is laid up with an injured leg, sat on the bench at Green Bay last Sunday and saw his New York Yanks take a trimming at the hands of the Packers, 13-0. Both touchdowns were made in the first half...Some sensational punting by Lewellen, the Packer star, paved the way for the Yanks' defeat. Lewellen's kicks were averaging sixty yards and he often placed them out of bounds close to the New York goal line...The Buffalo Bisons have thrown up the sponge. Dim Batterson's club ran into a spell of bad luck that cost them several games and then bad weather breaks made the jinx worse by cutting down the turnstile click...President Joe Carr is now busy trying to patch up the scheduled gaps brought on by Buffalo's withdrawal. Several switches in date are now being mapped out and the revamped outline should be ready within a week...Joe Rooney, lanky Duluth end, was the star of the combat as he was on the receiving end of three touchdown passes. Method, a plunging halfback, was responsible for the other score. Nevers added three extra points...Ernie Nevers' Eskimos from Duluth came into their own at Pottsville on Sunday when they rose roughshod over the Maroons by a 27 to 0 score. The Northerners ran wild in the first half, during which they made all their markers...Business appears to be booming in the National league. The Giants' game in New York attracted 19,000; over 20,000 spectators saw the Bears whip Cleveland while Red Grange's team played to over 11,000 at Green Bay. Some 6,500 spectators saw the Steamrollers take a 7-0 victory from Dayton at Providence. It was a gridiron thriller all the way which was functioning smoothly on "all eleven"...The only score of the game was made by Bill Pritchard, 'Roller fullback, in the third quarter. He plunged his way across the line after passes by Wilson and Ogden had put the ball in the shadow of the goal posts...Not a single point after touchdown was made in the Cleveland-Bear game. This was an oddity as Paddy Driscoll, Joie Sternaman, Benny Friedman are generally sure bets with their educated toes...The addition of Clem Neacy and Ashmore, when going right, is the bone crushing type of tackle...The National league percentage table is due for another shake-up this week as several important games are on tap. Fans around the circuit are pulling for Dayton to upset the Bears who still have an unmarred record...Cleveland fans will get a treat as the Bulldogs will tangle with Duluth. Both these clubs made good use of the forward pass and the tossing duel between the two all-Americans, Nevers and Friedman, should be a dandy...The Yellowjackets are booked for another doubleheader. Saturday, the Moran-men will be at home to the Providence Steamrollers while on Sunday Frankford is slated to preform on the Rhode Islanders' football gridiron...Red Grange and his Yankees are back in Chicago again this weekend. This time out the Easterners are to mingle with the Cardinals. It is expected that the Wheaton iceman will be in shape again to carry the cowhide...Pottsville will journey to New York in hopes of getting even with the Giants for the licking received several weeks back. The Green Bay Packers will stage an exhibition game in Milwaukee against the Eagles...Several of the National league clubs have received "nibbles" from Pacific coast promoters in regards to games for the Christmas holiday season. Duluth is already negotiating for a New Year's fray in Honolulu.
​PACKERS PLAY IN MILWAUKEE SUNDAY
OCTOBER 29 (Milwaukee) - Johnny Bryan's Milwaukee Eagles and the Green Bay Packers will stage their pro football show at Athletic park, the home field of the Milwaukee Brewers, Sunday afternoon. The curtain will lift on the gridiron performance at 2:15. Hundreds of Marquette "old boys", who came here for the homecoming, are planning to stick around for the postgraduate gridiron conflict and see some of their old heroes chase around on the chalk-marked field. The
Eagles' team sizes up like Marquette of yesterday with
Heimsch, Gerlach, Goggins, Curtin, Fahay, Cartwright,
Lane, Shields, Garrity and Kaminsky in moleskins while
the Packers have a trio of former Murray-men in Dilweg,
Dunn and Woodin...INTEREST KICKED UP: The game
has kicked up a lot of interest and even Louie Nahin,
keeper of the turnstiles at Athletic park, admits that all
signs point to a pretty fair turnout. "The Packers are the
best pro football attraction that ever plays here," Nahin
said, "and if they won't draw why Bryan better shut up
shop and put his togs in mothballs. Bryan won't have to
worry about the 'first thousand' because they will all be
from Green Bay. I have seen those football bugs from up
north come before." Bryan, the Milwaukee manager, 
claims he has got something up his sleeve that will put
the Packer' bag of tricks to shame. The Eagles have 
been flying high all week in practice stunts and the club
is looking pretty good. Bryan is going to have a young
army of players in uniform and he intends to shoot fresh
players into the game whenever any of his gridders
show signs of falling by the wayside...WANT TO SEE
BAYS: The football colony here is anxious to get a
glimpse of the 1927 Packer model. Any team that can
bump off Dayton, Cleveland, Chicago Cards, Duluth and
the New York Yankees sure is worthy of some 
consideration from a football point of view and the 
natives want to see how the Big Bay Blues do it in a
gridiron way. Dilweg and Dunn, two of the Packer stars,
are homegrown Milwaukee products and it is a good bet
that their army of friends will all be on hand to glimpse
the pair that put Marquette on the collegiate football
map in action. The Eagles band, about 70 piece strong,
will be among those present and they intend to keep
the air full of music all the afternoon.
MANY GO TO MILWAUKEE
OCTOBER 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - From all
indications, there will be a good sized gathering of
Packer fans in the stands at Athletic park, Milwaukee,
when the whistle blows for Sunday's game. Many Green
Bayians are attending the Marquette homecoming
festivities and they all will stay over for the Milwaukee-
Packer tilt. With good weather, there will be quite a
caravan of autos en route to the Cream City early
Sunday morning. The Packer squad were on their way
early today. Many of the players drove down this
morning so as to be on hand in time for the Marquette-
Grinnell homecoming game while others left over the
Northwestern this afternoon about 3 o'clock. While in
Milwaukee, the Packers will hang their hats at the
Wisconsin hotel. The Big Bay Blues will present a 
patched up battle front as Tiny Cahoon, Rex Enright
and Rosatti will not be in uniform. These players are still suffering from injuries received in the New York Yankee game. Capt. Lambeau also intends to start his "pony" backfield and Red Smith will be given plenty of chance to show his class as a fullback.
N.Y. GIANTS STEER CLEAR OF BAYS
OCTOBER 27 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The New York Giants have turned down a Packer offer to play in Green Bay on Sunday, Nov. 13. Instead the Easterners will tackle the Dayton Triangles in the Ohio city on that date. A telegram to that effect was received from the New York management late Wednesday afternoon. Evidently, the New Yorkers aren't a bit anxious to rub noses with the Bays. An attractive offer had been wired to the Giant owners to bring their club here on Nov. 13. but, instead, they closed with Dayton...TRIED TO BOOK GAME: President Joe F. Carr of the NFL was anxious to see the Giant-Packer game scheduled but his efforts went for nil as the New Yorkers figured they were a whole lot better off tackling the Daytonians so far as chances for a victory were concerned. What's more, it is said, that the Giants just didn't care to travel so far west for just one game. There is nothing that the Packer management can do to force the Giants to play here. After a schedule is once adopted, the league president and executive board can only order the games played as booked. In case of a club dropping out, as Buffalo did, it is up to the individual clubs to patch up their outlines in the best manner possible. And that is just what Dayton did - much to the grief of Green Bay...WIRE OFFER TO GRANGE: From the looks of things, the Packers will be shy a league game on Nov. 13 although there is a possible chance that another engagement may be booked with Grange's New York club. The Yanks are booked with a non-league club on this date in the east but the Packer management has wired Owner Pyle a big offer with the suggestion that the contest, if arranged, be played in Milwaukee at the Brewers' ball park. Negotiations are also underway with the Minneapolis Marines for a game in Green Bay on Nov. 13. This is the team that held Grange's Yankees to a 7-0 score several weeks back in the Gopher state metropolis. The Marines are said to have a first class aggregation this season and they are fast enough to make things interesting for the Bays.
MANY MARQUETTE STARS
OCTOBER 27 (Milwaukee) - Johnny Bryan's pro football team, flying the colors of the Milwaukee Eagles, will make their first appearance here Sunday when they tackle the Green Bay Packers at Athletic park. Marquette alumni, back for the homecoming game, will have an opportunity to watch many of their former stars in action when the two teams meet, as Dilweg and Red Dunn are in the Packer lineup. The Eagles roster reads like a list of Marquette alumni, with Fahay and Garlach at ends, Lane and Moran at the tackles, Cartwright at center and Curtin and Heimsch in the backfield. Dunnigan, former Minnesota star, at right guard and Engleking, his 247-pound running mate, will bolster up the center of the line. Murphy, Wood and Bryan will have their share carrying the attack.
MILWAUKEE EAGER TO SEE PACKERS
OCTOBER 28 (Milwaukee) - The Packers are coming and as a result the followers of pro football in this city are looking forward to Sunday's game with lots of interest. Everybody knows that the postgraduate brand of gridironing has never gone over big in Milwaukee, but whenever the Packers play here business picks up and the turnstiles click merrily...PACKERS WELL KNOWN: Football fans here know all about the Packers. Every Monday, the Milwaukee papers give the team from up north quite a play. As a matter of act, the Cream City gridiron colony is pretty proud of the Packers and, when a chance comes to see them in action, it isn't passed up. Milwaukee began to take notice of the Packers back in 1919. One of the major sandlot teams went up to the Bay and took a 53 to 0 licking. In 1920, the Milwaukee All-Stars invaded Packertown and were nosed out, 9 to 0. Later in the year, the Laphams took a sample of Packer medicine to the tune of 19 to 0...PLAYED TIE GAME: In 1921, Milwaukee got its first glimpse of the Packers. It was a postseason game between Racine and Green Bay. The Packers led 3 to 0 until the last couple of minutes of play when Hank Gillo kicked a field goal and tied the count. The following year, Milwaukee entered the National league. The first game with the Bays at Athletic park ended in a 0-0 score. When the Badgers invaded the Bay, they were chased home on the short end of a 33-0 score. At the close of the year, the Packers and Racine played in Milwaukee and the Horlickville outfit was trimmed 14-0...KEEP ON WINNING: In 1923, the Packers took two games from Milwaukee. The Conzelman-McGurk combination lost at the Bay, 12 to 0, and in the return game at Athletic park, the Badgers took a 10-7 setback. And it was the same story the next year. The Packers whipped Milwaukee at Green Bay, 17 to 0, and also copped the fray in Milwaukee, 17 to 0. Two more Green Bay victories were chalked up in 1925. McGurk's misfits took a 31-0 lacing at the Bay but in the game at Milwaukee they sprung a surprise and held the Big Bay Blues to a 6-0 count...SAME OLD STORY: Last year, it was the same old story, two more Packers wins. Johnny Bryan took his team to the Bay and were beaten, 7 to 0, and in the return game at Milwaukee, the Big Bay Blues put across a 21-0 victory. Early this season, Milwaukee went to Green Bay and got it as usual, 34 to 0. It is a long, long road that has no turning and Johnny Bryan thinks it may come