Green Bay Packers (5-4-3) 7, Providence Steamroller (8-1-2) 7 (T)
​Sunday December 2nd 1928 (at Providence)
of the others. The players are all praying for good weather in Chicago. Reports of cold and wintry blasts have been received and it makes the gang shiver a bit after the summery climate in Atlantic City. A dry field will boost the Bays' hopes a lot. Yet if the going is bad, Bo Molenda is right at home in the muck, and he sure hits 'em hard. The schedule calls for the Bays to pull into Chicago at 9:10 p.m., and they will taxi immediately to the Parkway hotel where they will stop while in the Windy City. The team will practice Saturday morning in Lincoln park, which is directly across from the Parkway hotel.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS - THE BEARS GET SET
DECEMBER 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Down around Clark and Addison streets in Chicago these days, there is a lot of preparation going on for the entertainment to be offered there next Sunday. The Bear football team is taking daily workouts and planning to do a lot of things to our own Packers when they invade the Windy City as the last stop on their trip this year. There isn't any doubt that the game will prove sensational. All of the Bear-Packer games usually are, and now that the Green Bays have the edge over the Chicago team in games played to date, it is a sure bet that those northside gridders will be out to even things up. Fleckenstein, who has been substituted for George Trafton at center, is one of the Bears who is sure to prove a thorn in the side of the Packers Sunday. He has proved an inspiration to the rest of the linemen since getting into the game regularly. The removal of Trafton from the team, however, is likely to cause some joy among the Green Bay players. He has been "poison" to the Packers in almost every game played and no matter who goes in place of him, it will satisfy the Bay boys. Reports from Chicago state that all of the Bears will be hit for the battle except Murry, a tackle. He injured his knee in the last minute of the Philadelphia game. Paddy Driscoll, who has been going great in the last few games, also is expected to be much in evidence again. The never-old Paddy did a lot of things against Philadelphia last Sunday and is said to be planning to do more against the Packers. However, he hasn't had a great deal of success against the Bays this year, and it is likely that the Bays can prevent him from being dangerous. With the two railroads running special trains to Chicago, and another array invading the city by motor, another big delegation of Green Bay fans are sure to be on grand. Others will be contest to watch the game on the gridgraph here.
PACKERS AND BEARS IN FINAL GAME
DECEMBER 8 (Chicago) - "Let's take the Bears again."
That one phrase was the dominating expression of the
Green Bay Packers today as they prepared to ring down
the curtain on the professional football season at Wrigley
field, Chicago, Sunday. Nothing else matters to the Bays
now. They have a job to do that supercedes all others of
the season. It is to dispose of their traditional rivals again
and even up old scores of other years. There was no
humor in their workout this morning at Lincoln park. All
was seriousness with the Packers as they ran through
some new plays, working as they never have before in
practice sessions...TEAM SHOWS CHARGE: They
passed, charged and tore up and down the field with 
such energy that old Abe Lincoln, sitting in his chair in
the south end of the field, would have arisen and
remarked had he not be in bronze. Even the blase
Chicagoans, who hardly give but a passing glance to a
gang war or a holdup, stopped and watched the Packers
in their workout. All of the Bays expected to be in
condition to take the field tomorrow against the Bears.
Red Dunn's injured knee has healed and he likely will
start at his old post at quarterback. Larry Marks and Tom
Nash, who also were among the ailing, are also fit to go...FACE TOUGH
JOB: They are going to have a tough job on their hands stopping the
Bears again, however. The Chicagoans are fresh from victory over the
Yellowjackets and are inspired with new life that bids evil to the Green
Bay boys. With Driscoll, Senn, White and Wynne going at the speed
they have in the past few games there is sure to be trouble for the
Bays. Fleckenstein also has been a great help to the Chicagoans 
since he succeeded Trafton at the center berth and he will have to be
watched closely. Cold, clear weather here in the past few days has
made the field hard and dry and forward passing attacks are expected
to be used mostly by both teams. A record crowd is expected among
it several hundred from Green Bay.
BEARS STRIVE TO EVEN SCORE WITH GREEN BAY TODAY
DECEMBER 9 (Chicago Tribune) - Green Bay, the team which taught
Benny Friedman how to defeat the Bears and cost Chicago a pro football
championship, come back to Wrigley field this afternoon in the concluding
game of the 1928 campaign. If there were no other reasons than the 16 to 6
beating the Packers wrapped up and delivered to the Bears more than a
month ago, that would be sufficient to arouse the Chicagoans. But 
there are other reasons. They date back in the long list of closely contested games between the rivals. Today probably will be the last opportunity Chicago fans will have of seeing the present aggregation of Bears. In this classification, it is rumored, is Paddy Driscoll. Approaching his thirty-third year, and ending his thirteenth on the gridiron, Paddy is said to be ready to turn in his suit and take a seat in the grandstand. Driscoll has decided to drop out before he does slow up. The kickoff has been moved up to 2 o'clock for today's game.
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(PROVIDENCE) - Displaying the best air offensive that has been seen in Providence this season, the Green Bay Packers battled the Steamrollers to 7 to 7 tie here Sunday afternoon at the Cycledrome before a crowd of some 9,000 fans who were treated to one successive thrill after another. It was one of those kind of games that these "show me" Rhode Islanders will probably be talking about for many a moon. These Providence folk are pretty much enthused about the Rollers and they figured this Bay club was just another victim being led out to slaughter. However, it didn't take
the natives long to realize that the Rollers had a battle
on their hands. From the opening whistle, the Bays
were playing the kind of football that makes the folks at
home enthuse over them. It was just the same brand of
football that smothered the Bears, walloped New York
and did everything but win the game at Frankford. A
fighting team won't be beat and that was just the way 
the Packers were going Sunday. They had a couple of
bad breaks which would take the zip out of any club but
instead they bore down just the harder. It was rough and
ready all the way.
RED DUNN OUT
The Bays started without Red Dunn, the "sixty minute"
quarterback. It was the first time in two seasons that
the sorrel-topped signal caller hadn't been in there 
driving them on. Dunn's ankle is still in pretty bad shape
and Captain Lambeau figured it would be better to keep
Red on the sidelines and have him ready to feast on
Bear meat in Chicago next Sunday. The Bayites figure
that if they can take the Bruins, it won't be necessary
for them to arrive home during the dark hours and make
use of taxi cabs with drawn window curtains. So with 
Dunn out of the ball game, Lewellen stepped into the
quarterback's job and got away in good shape. He 
called his plays nicely and booted 'em a mile. One of
the Providence scribes admitted that if that punting
district attorney was as good in the legal game as he
was on the gridiron, he should be a world beater even
up in Wisconsin. Doggie Marks filled in at Lew's hald
and Indiana should be proud of him. It was the first
game the former Hoosier captain started this season
and he kept on going until he was carried off the field,
injured, and then he yelled encouragement to his team
mates. When the game started, the Rollers looked a bit
sluggish on the first kickoff and the wit in the crowd
yelped: "Wake up, Roller, you've got a battle on your
hands". This drew a laugh from the spectators who
figured that Conzelman and Co., would have victory
perched on top of their shoulders before the final whistle
blew.
ODEN RUNS 30 YARDS
After a bit of preliminary skirmishing, the Rollers
bunched a couple of first downs but that was all. Wilson
​finally had to punt but it wasn't of a Lewellen band. The
Bays fooled around for a first down and then Lewellen
uncorked a skyscraper. Young Mr. Oden grabbed it and
scooted back some 30 yards. He looked like Rogers or
"Two Bit" Homan in action. After that, Lew kept his
kicks away from Oden and he didn't do much running
back. The first stanza was pretty well even. The Rollers
threatened once and there were cheers. The Bays
threatened twice and back and forth across the 
Cycledrom echoed the cry - "Hold 'em Rollers". About
midway in the second frame, the Bays got going good. 
A series of passes backed the Rollers inside the 
shadow of their own goal posts and before Conzelman
and Co., knew it, it was first down, goal to go, and the
Packers only ten yards from a touchdown.
MARKS DROPS BALL
The Rollers were watching Molenda pretty close so
Lewllen tossed a pass to Marks and he crashed
through like a nightmare. He was across the goal line
but Sonnenberg hit him like he was wrestling Strangler
Lewis. The ball oozed out of Marks' arms and Haddon
covered it for a touchback although Perry and Cahoon
had their hands on it. The Rollers scrimmaged on their
twenty and soon after the half time horn blew. When the
teams came out for the third quarter, the spectators 
sensed a battle royal and they were not disappointed.
The players went at it hammer and tongs. Those
wrestlers on the Providence club, Sonnenberg and
Spellman, had their hands full and then some because
the Bays were fighting as they never did before except
against the Bears. Early in the third quarter, the Bays
got the ball after and exchange of punts and then, from
a Green Bay point of view, the fun started. A couple of
passes, mixed in between first downs, put the Rollers on the run and it looked as if they going to Cape Cod and hunt oytsers.
MARKS SCORES TOUCHDOWN
About on the 20-yard line, the Rollers held for three downs then Lewellen called out old "Mary Ann", the Packers' touchdown play. Marks was the receiver and he galloped over. Two Rollers hit him but he rolled on. The ball struck his fingertips and bounced in the air, he hopped after it and again he juggled it. But finally he got it tight and flopped over the line for a touchdown. O'Boyl kicked the goal. The Rollers received and they got plenty hot. They chalked up about five first downs. Then the Packers held tight. For three downs, Conzelman and this tribe didn't gain much. On the final rush, Wilson shot a pass to Oden and he outran O'Boyle for a touchdown. Sonnenberg kicked the goal and it was seven all. Following the next kickoff, the Rollers launched another parade but the Packers stopped it around the 14 yard line. Sonnenberg tried a field goal but O'Boyle and Kotal sifted through and blocked it. Kotal picked it up and skirted to midfield where Oden caught him from behind. Just imagine how fast Oden is. From then on it was nip and tuck. Conzelman ran in all of his reserves but they didn't do much good. The Bays unleashed their forward pass attack again and the uneasy Roller rooters yelled, "Watch No. 10". That was Eddie Kotal. History just about repeated itself in the closing seconds, because Kotal grabbed a pass from Lewellen and jaunted some 30 yards before he hit the dust with giant Sonnenberg on top of him. 
GREEN BAY  -  0  0  7  0 -  7
PROVIDENCE -  0  0  7  0 -  7
3rd - GB - Marks, 20-yard pass from Lewellen (O'Boyle kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
3rd - PROV - Curly Oden, 20-yard pass from Wildcat Wilson (Gus Sonnenberg kick) TIED 7-7
BAYS LEAVE FOR CHICAGO TODAY
DECEMBER 6 (Atlantic City, NJ) - Starting the next to last lap home, the Green Bay Packers left Atlantic City late this afternoon for Philadelphia where they will board a Pennsylvania train which will pull the team into Chicago Friday night. The Bays had three good workouts here. Balmy weather conditions prevailed and the players cavorted around in freshmen style during their morning practices. Unless somebody stubs his toes on a traveling bag or a Pullman bunk, Captain Lambeau will have nineteen players "in the pink: for the final clash with the Bears Sunday, and every one of them will be rarin' to go. The bag of tricks will be ripped wide open against the Bruins. Several new formations have been set up and the Bays are confident that they will feast on Bear meat although it is admitted by all that is will be tough going. From the looks of things now Red Dunn will be back in there at quarter, with Lewellen resuming his regular position at halfback. Bo Molenda is to work at fullback but the other backfield job is still open with the odds favoring "Bow Wow" Marks who played so brilliantly against the Providence Steam Rollers. Dilweg and O'Donnell, the best pair of ends in the league, are billed to start at
the wings although Nash is sure to see some action.
Earpe may be moved out to a tackle post as Perry and
Ashmore have taken a lot of punishment on this trip.
Cahoon, who returned home, is slated to rejoin the
team in Chicago on Sunday in time for the morning
workout. Jones and Minick will get the call for guards
and Darling will do his stuff at snapperback if Earpe is
played at tackle. Boob has turned in a couple of dandy
part time games on this eastern invasion. News about
the death of Dr. Kelly's sister in Philadelphia cast a
shadow over the whole ball club. While the doctor was
in Philadelphia with the Packers, he spent all his spare
time at the bedside of his sister. He told several of the
players when he left Philadelphia last Saturday that he
never again expected to see his sister alive. During the
final day in Atlantic City, the Bays went on a shopping
spree and practically everyone of the players did his
Christmas buying early. If some of the numerous 
bundles don't get lost before the Bay is reached, it will 
be a miracle. Earpe, Woodin and Eddie Kotal were the
purchasing champions although Bo Molenda and Lavvie
Dilweg were not far behind. Wednesday night the New
Jersey Grange, which is meeting in Atlantic City, held a
dance at the Morton hotel. Only those with badges were
supposed to be admitted, but Perry and several of the
other southern boys found their way to trip the light
fantastic. The hop closed at 11:15 p.m., so no training
hours were broken. The only thing on tap was ice water.
These Jersey farmers are great believers in the Volstead
principle. Just before the Packers checked out, S.A.
Bell, manager of the Morton hotel, paid a compliment to
​Lambeau and company saying that the Green Bay crew
of footballer as the best behaved contingent that had
ever stopped at his hotel, and that whenever they came
back to Atlantic City they would be as welcome as the
flowers in May. One thing is sure the Packers wouldn't
want to stop anywhere else, because the Morton has
done everything to make the players feel at home and
so far as food is concerned some of the boys will be
licking their chops for months to come whenever their
thoughts turn back to this Jersey resort in a knife and
plate way.
BEAR-PACKER GAME WILL BE REPLAYED ON
GRIDGRAPH HERE
DECEMBER 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - While
several hundred Green Bay fans journey to Chicago 
next Sunday to see the Packers ring down the curtain on their professional season this year against their old rivals, the Bears, several hundred other fans are going to sit in the spacious lobby of the Columbus club and see the game replayed on The Press-Gazette gridgraph. The final game is expected to prove one of the most sensational of this season. Both have strong teams and have been up fighting among the leaders from the start of the year, and now are set to finish with a win. Reports from the Packers' eastern training camp state that the team is in the best condition of the year, and that practically every man on the squad will be ready to see action Sunday. The game will be brought here by a special legend telegraph wire, direct from Wrigley field to the Columbus club. Every detail will be transmitted and the game replayed on the gridgraph. Through the courtesy of the Stiller company, every person attending the gridgraph play will receive a picture of the Green Bay team. The picture is gotten up in postcard size and is a handsome souvenier of the 1928 eleven. They will be the compliments of Ernest and Otto Stiller. Several musical numbers will be played before the game and between halves as an additional attraction on the latest type of electric phonograph of the American Sales company.
PACKERS ON WAY TO CHICAGO FOR GAME WITH BEARS SUNDAY
DECEMBER 7 (Massillon, OH) - Riding aboard a special Pullman on the Pennsylvania railroad, the Green Bay Packer squad is counting the hours until they arrive in Chicago, which is the last stop on their five game football journey. This Green Bay aggregation is full of pep and vinegar and every man on the team is determined to wind up the season in a blaze of glory which, in other words, means a whipping of the Bears. The exit from Atlantic City was completed without a hitch and all hands were on deck when the rattler pulled out of Quakertown several hours later. Nearly all the boys hit the hay early and some of them slept long, not getting up until noon. When it come to playing tag with the pillow, Tom Nash is the champion of 'em all. It does not matter whether it is a Pullman or bed, the lanky Georgian pounds his ear better than any
NEWS AND NOTES
BAYS PREPARE FOR LAST GAME AGAINST BEARS
DECEMBER 4 (Atlantic City, NJ) - The Packer squad
returned to Atlantic City Monday for a four day stay
during which time Capt. Lambeau hopes the balmy sea
air will develop an ultra appetite for Bear meat that will
be evidenced in Chicago Sunday. The Bear-Yellow
Jacket game ran true to the Packers' line of dope, the
players figuring the massive Bruin forward line would do
plenty of mussing to the Hornet carriers and from all
accounts they did. They may be Providence games,
New York games and Yellowjacket games, but none of
them get the talk of the Bay camp that a fray with the
Bears does. Sunday night in Providence, while the
players were shedding their gridiron togs, Jugger Earpe
said: "Well, next Sunday is another day and we must
get those Bears," and everybody thought the same way.
When practice started Tuesday morning nearly all 
hands were on deck. Tiny Cahoon left for home on
Monday from New York but he will rejoin the club in
Chicago on Saturday. With him went Frenchy Yaeger,
the Packers' rooter extra ordinary, who rides passes
and other things to his heart's content while the Bays
are traveling...MANY ARE BRUISED: Dr. Kelly also is
among the missing as he left for home Monday morning.
The players hated to see the "Doctah" go as he was the
life of the part ever since he joined the team about two
weeks ago. However, he will be on hand in Chicago
Sunday. The doctor promised the boys a superb feed if
they put the skids under the Halas-Sternaman team.
The Providence game was just as tough a contest as
the Bays played all season and when the tribe reported
for drill Tuesday morning there were plenty of sprains
and bruises complained of. However, Capt. Lambeau
put the club through a good workout and the stiffness
soon wore off. Aside from Red Dunn, there are no major
casualties on the squad and it is expected that "Sixty Minutes" will be ready to go at least part of the game against the Bruins. The Bears have always been poison to Dunn and he is determined to see some action even if he has to carry a cane into the battle. Packer fans who come down to Chicago on Sunday will see a sweet fullback in action for the Bays...MOLENDA GOING GOOD: Bo Molenda is now going at top speed. It took him a few days to get the hang of things but now he is a perfect link in the Packer chain. A cramped leg forced Bo to the sidelines in Providence but he recovered quickly and was prancing around like a two year old at Tuesday's practice. The Packers are wondering if the Bear management will life Trafton's suspension in time for the game Sunday. Individually the players would like to see him in there because they still have some old scores to settle. A half dozen conventions are being held in Atlantic City this week and the army or resorts guests run into the thousands. However, the Morton Hotel management is taking care of the Bays in the best possible manner and every man on the squad is hitting way over three hundred in the knife and fork league. When it comes to eats, this hotel is in a class by itself, and this was just one of the reasons why Tiny Cahoon was so sorry that he had to hit the trail homeward.
​LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT
DECEMBER 4 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - George Downer has some interesting comments about pro football in his column in the Milwaukee Sentinel today. He says: "Professional football is making slow but steady advances but it is not drawing crowds in any way comparable to those which attend the college games and the university gentlemen who got themselves so alarmed about it a few years ago are probably now able to rest better at night, when they think of the 'pro menace'. The NFL, under the able leadership of President Joe Carr, has lived up to its promise to permit no college men to play on any league team until his college class has graduated. In the last two seasons, we have not heard of a case of tampering with a college athlete by the pros. Pro football has its place and, due to the efforts of men in the game like President Carr; George Halas and Ed Sternaman, owners of the Chicago Bears; Benny Friedman of the Detroit Wolverines and the businessmen who direct the affairs of such community clubs are the Green Bay Packers, Frankford Yellowjackets and Pottsville Maroons, pro football is now conducted on a plane comparable with that of the best clubs in organized baseball."
BAYS WILL BE IN GOOD SHAPE FOR BEARS GAME
DECEMBER 5 (Atlantic City, NJ) - Working out in a midsummer brand of weather, the Green Bay Packers are getting in shape for their game with the Bears in Chicago on Sunday. The temperature climbed to the 70 mark here Tuesday and the Bays cut loose just as if it was early in September. From the looks of things, the Packers will be in the pink for the fracas with the Halas-Sternaman tribe. Red Dunn's ankle is rounding into shape nicely while Nash's knee, Earpe's side and Perry's neck are all on the mend. This kind of Atlantic City weather would just about cure anything. Capt. Lambeau figures his club will take the Bears Sunday. "For the first time since the Philadelphia game in early September, we will have everyone of our players in shape to go," said the Packer leader. "The addition of Bo Molenda has strengthened our team a lot and the former Michigan star is keen to strut his stuff against the Bears. Bo is a great line plunger and I feel confident that he will pile up plenty of yardage against the Bears. I don't think he likes them any better than we do."...AFTER EVEN BREAK: "With all out reserves in shape, it will be possible to make frequent substitutions and this will enable us to fight against the Bears at top speed from first to last whistle. We are determined to beat the Bears and thus gain an even break on one of the toughest trips ever attempted by a professional football club." The Packers are expecting many fans from the Bay in the stands when the whistle blows. The team has been going it alone for four games and a rallying cheer from a Packer contingent will go a long way towards helping out the cause for victory. The schedule for the home trip has been mapped out. The team leaves here Thursday afternoon and will arrive in Philadelphia in time to get a bite to eat. The Packers board a Pennsylvania train at 8:40 p.m., riding in a special Pullman car. They will reach Chicago early Friday evening and go direct to the Parkway hotel. Saturday morning the team will stage a workout in Lincoln park which is located right in front of the hotel...DISBAND IN CHICAGO: The Packers are disband in Chicago Sunday night after the Bear game. Baker, Ashmore and Minick are going to drive to the coast. Perry, Nash. Jones and Bowdoin will head for "dear old" Alabama and Georgia. Molenda goes back to Detroit while Harry O'Boyle travels to Des Moines. The rest of the crew will return to the Badger state and put their gridiron togs in mothballs for another season. Several Yellowjacket players came down to Atlantic City to rest up for a few days after the licking they got from the Bears in Chicago. These players claim the Chicagoans were at the top of their game besides playing rough and ready ball. Nearly every man on the Hornet club was banged to the limit at the hands of the Bears. However, the Jackets hope to get their revenge when the Bears return to Philadelphia on Dec. 15. This Sunday the Jackets meet the Giants and the Quakers are worrying about the result as six of their stars won't be able to perform on the chalk marked field.
SPECIAL TRAINS WILL RUN TO CHICAGO
DECEMBER 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Special excursion trains on both Northwestern and Milwaukee roads are expected to bear several hundred Green Bay people to Chicago Sunday for the Packer-Bear game. The last time the two teams clashed at Wrigley field more than 1,000 fans took advantage of the special low excursion and saw the favorites in action. On the Northwestern line, trains will leave Green Bay at 12:15 a.m. and 6:15 a.m. Sunday morning. Return trains will leave Chicago at 6 p.m., and 9 p.m. Sunday night. All children will be carried half fare. The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road will also run two excursion trains. One train will leave here at 1:15 a.m., and the other at 7 a.m. Sunday morning and the latter train will arrive at 12:05 p.m. Sunday noon. Return trains will leave Chicago at 5 and 9:20 p.m. Children will be carried on the Milwaukee road also.
EASTERN FANS LIKE PACKERS, SAYS DR. KELLY
DECEMBER 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Dr. W. Weber Kelly, team physician, returned last night from Providence, R.I., after spending the past two weeks on tour with the Green Bay Packers professional football club. Dr. Kelly joined the local eleven at Atlantic City and journeyed with them to Pottsville, Philadelphia and Providence. In commenting on the Pottsville defeat, the doctor said everything there was against Green Bay. The team arrived in the Pennsylvania city late at night, there was no one at the depot to meet them and by the time they found their hotel and got settled it was quite late. When they awoke the next day, it was drizzling rain and cold. Just before the game started, it began to snow and the wind rose, making it almost impossible to do anything. This fact coupled with the small crowd and its apparent hostility took the heart out of the Packers, the physician said. The crowd was abusive and showed poor sportsmanship all the way through the game. Then, too, several of the players were banged up and could not give their best. Kotal could not play at all...POTTSVILLE AT PEAK: Green Bay played hard but every break went against them; everything Pottsville tried worked. Furthermore, Dr. Kelly said, Pottsville was at the teak of its game and it would have taken a great team to beat them that day. During the half, the Packers had no place to go and had to huddle down at the corner of the field in the snow and cold. "They never want to see Pottsville again," said the physician. "Every man was fed up on the place and the reception they got. At Philadelphia Thanksgiving day, the Packers looked like the Packers of old. They played a splendid game and won much favorable comment from the fans, especially Eddie Kotal, who dazzled the crowd with his great pass catching and open field running. Eddie was not in the best of shape, but he played a great game as did the rest of the fellows. We made more first downs than Philadelphia and had the ball near the goal several times, but breaks robbed us of a score. We received an invitation to return to Philadelphia next Thanksgiving day so well pleased was the crowd with the fight put up by Green Bay."...PROVIDENCE LIKES TEAM: "At Providence, we received a warm reception from the Providence team and fans and also an invitation to return. We were without the services of our quarterback, Earpe was hurt and so was Perry. Nevertheless, we gave them a great fight and Providence is satisfied with the tie. The crowd was very fair and gave our players a big hand. The Packers played good, clean football. O'Donnell played the best game of his career and every time Providence tried his end they failed." Dr. Kelly left Providence Sunday night, reaching home last evening. The physician said he expected every player on the team to be ready to play the Bears Sunday. "The Packers have had a hard schedule on the road, but they hope to wind up the season with a win over the Halas-Sternaman eleven at Chicago," he said. "And I believe they will win, particularly if the Green Bay fans go down and give them a little encouragement." Cahoon left Providence Sunday night from home, too, returning via New York. He will rejoin the Packers in Chicago Saturday for the Bear game.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT - AS OTHERS SEE THEM
DECEMBER 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - While scanning the sports pages of the Providence Journal, we ran across some interesting comments about the Providence Steamroller football team that is worth passing on. The Providence writer also had some highly complimentary remarks about the Packer team in his comments: "Green Bay brought forward a team that showed surprising strength," the Providence writer states. "Lewellen and Kotal were two of the classiest backs to perform here this season. O'Donnell, the right end, was exceptionally good. Earpe, the regular center, was a tower of strength and he mainly halted the Rollers' prospective touchdown march late in the third period." In a column headed, "First and Second Guesses", conducted by John R. Hess, the Providence Journal sports editor, we ran across the following: "Rhode Island's football season came to a close in a blaze of glory yesterday with the Steam Roller bringing a world championship to Providence, the first world title since 1884, when 'Old Hoss' Radbourne pitched the Providence Grays of the National league into the title in a three-game series with the Metropolitan club of New York City. And the occasion of the Steam Roller triumph will be celebrated tomorrow evening at a victory banquet at the Biltmore hotel at which the football players will be the guests of honor. The championship was clinched for Providence when the Roller played the Green Bay Packers from the wilds of Wisconsin to a 7-7 tie, coming from behind to tie the score with an exhibition of drive and courage which has never been exceeded if ever equaled on a professional football field. Gus Sonnenberg, with the game and the championship hanging in the balance, booted a placement between the uprights for the point that tied the score, and Gus' kick would have gone over the bar from the 40 yard line, so lusty was his boot. It is a fine tribute to the gameness of the club, that it was able to rally after a Green Bay touchdown which would have demoralized most teams with so much at stake. Taking the ball on the kickoff following this touchdown, the Roller marched 72 yards with a battering, bruising drive and tallied on a beautifully executed forward pass. Certainly this splendid exhibition of courage should put an end to any scoffing at the sincerity of the football played by the professionals. The Steam Roller is an unusual club, however. Few squads, in or out of college, have had finer comaraderie or keener desire to win their games. Conclusive proof of this fine feeling among the players was shown in the opening quarter when Kotal, Green Bay halfback, recovered Jack Cronin's fumble. Cronin, playing with a mask to protect his broken nose, was partially blinded by his protector, but there was no 'crabbing' by his teammates at his mistake. It has been the team, first, and all the time, that counted with these Roller players and this fine spirit has given Providence is the most powerful team in the history of football. That the Roller has the support of Providence sports followers is proved by the attendance reports, which show that 76,725 customers paid to see its nine home games. Three of the games drew more than 10,000 each. The New York Giants attracted the bumper turnout of more than 13,000 spectators, and this on a day with the temperature below the freezing mark. These figures indicate that at an average of $1.25 per customer, the Roller has done between $95,000 and $100,000 worth of business. But this is far from all profit, however. The Roller has one of the heaviest payrolls in the league, visiting clubs take a big slice of the gate and the other operating expenses of a pro teams are unusually heavy. League guarantees on games away from home are less then the payroll, while transportation and hotel expenses must be paid by the visiting team. Add to this the hazard of poor weather and the possibility of a losing team with consequent decrease in drawing power and it can been seen that professional promotion is not conducive to the peace of mind of its backers."
REVENGE IS BEAR MOTIF FOR SUNDAY
DECEMBER 6 (Chicago Tribune) - While victory Sunday over the Green Bay Packers will not advance the Bears in the final standings of the NFL, it would give the Bears a tremendous amount of satisfaction. Green Bay is the team which started the Bears to a series of three defeats, Detroit accounting for the others. Green Bay and the Bears fought to a 12 to 12 tie in the second game of the fall, and then the Chicagoans list, 16 to 6, at Wrigley field. So Sunday, when the pros wind up their Chicago schedule, the Bears are anxious to show their followers they can reverse the figures of the second game. The Bears are preparing a defense for Dunn's passes and the open field work of Eddie Kotal.