(GREEN BAY) - It is too early to begin talking about another National league football pennant for Green Bay Packers but it is going to be hard to convince approximately 8,000 fans who saw the Green Bay eleven turn back the Chicago Cardinals in the opening league game
of the season at the City stadium here Sunday, 14 to 0,
that the 1929 champions are not going to be near or on
top again this year. It may have been that the Packers
were inspired at seeing the 1929 championship pennant
raised on their flag pole before the game as they went
out and put on one of the best exhibitions ever seen
here this early in the season. Cleverly mixing forward
pass plays with line bucks and end runs the Packers
outplayed the invaders in the last three quarters of the
game. Good blocking and alertness in following the ball
were outstanding factors in their conquest. They had
trouble solving Cardinal double and triple pass plays in
the opening quarter but once they began breaking up
the invaders' formations, it did not take them long to
begin getting the upper hand and from the time they
scored the first touchdown in the second period until the
end of the game, the outcome was in little doubt.
The Cardinals presented a better battle front than they
had last year but the Packers also looked stronger than
in 1929 and therein lies the story. The overhead game of
the Packers worked smoother than it did last Sunday
and uncovered one of Green Bay's own youths, Arnold
Herber, as a passer who can rank with most of the ball
heavers in the circuit. The former West high star was on
the throwing end of several passes, including one long
heave that went into the arms of Lavvie Dilweg and
accounted for Green Bay's second touchdown. 
Defensively, the work of the Green Bay team left little to
be desired. Michalske, as usual, knifed his way into the
opposing blockers to get the man with the ball time
after time while Hubbard, Hanny, Bowdoin and Darling
also played great football. Johnny Blood again smashed
his way into hearts of fans by marvelous runs around
ends and through the line while Lewellen and Molenda
played great football as his running mates. The blocking
of all the backs who saw action was fine.
Working double and triple pass plays together with 
cutback slashes off tackle and around the ends, the
Cardinals began the game as if they were going to romp
down for a touchdown. Mickey McDonald, one of the
smallest men in professional football but also one of the
slipperiest, and Flenniken alternated in taking the ball
and went into Packer territory before the home team
began to solve the plays. Bullet Baker, a former Packer
player, gave fine interference to his teammates and
helped in the advance. The Cardinals fumbled on two
occasions in the first period when it looked like they
were to get the upper hand. Lewellen recovering the first
fumble and Nash falling on the ball the second time it
was mishandled. After an exchange of punts, Molenda
intercepted a Cardinal pass and ran it back to the
Packer 40 yard line. Blood got off to a great smash over
right tackle, picking up nine yards. Lewellen then
dashed around right end with some good interference
and carried the ball 20 yards before he was downed.
Lew then picked up eight yards through the line and
Molenda contributed a center smash to put the ball on
the Cardinal 12 yard line as the first quarter ended. On
the first play of the second period, Dunn picked up two
yards at center. On the second play, Lewellen dashed
around right end, evading and pivoting away from three
Cardinal men to slide over the goal for the touchdown.
Dunn kicked the ball squarely between the uprights for
the extra point, giving the Packers a 7 to 0 advantage.
The Packers worked the ball down to the Cardinal 29
yard line later in the period but an intercepted pass
halted the advance and the invaders punted out of
danger. A pass from Dunn to Blood, bringing the ball to
the Cardinal 35 yard line, was completed just as the
half ended.
Soon after the start of the second half, the Packers
again went deep into Cardinal territory through some
good runs by Blood and a poor punt by Boyd of the
Cardinals. A pass over the goal line that just missed by
Blood, however, gave the ball to the Cardinals on the 20
yard line. The Cardinals then punted out to Herber who
brought the ball to midfield before he was downed. On
the first play after the kick, Herber dropped back to his
own 43 yard line and heaved a 35 yard pass to Dilweg
who grabbed it out of the air although he appeared to be
covered, evaded one man by sidestepping and dashed
over the goal line for the second touchdown of the game. Molenda placekicked for the extra point, giving the Packers a 14 to 0 advantage. A Cardinal fumble soon after the start of the fourth quarter that was recovered by Darling on the Cardinal 28 yard line again put the Packers in scoring position. A pass failed and Molenda dropped back for a placekick. The ball was high enough but wide of the goal posts. The Cardinals were beyond the Packer line only once the entire game and that one minute before the contest ended when Rooney took a long pass from Nevers and went to the 18 yard line before he was tackled by Blood. Another pass was incomplete as the game ended.
CHI CARDS -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY -  0  7  7  0 - 14
2nd - GB - Lewellen, 10-yard run (Dunn kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
3rd - GB - Dilweg, 50-yard pass from Herber (Molenda kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
SEPTEMBER 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The
Packers and Chicago Bears, who have met in football
contests for the past nine years, Sunday will clash in a
"rubber" contest as the teams have played 17 games,
each scoring seven victories. Three tie encounters also
are on the books. In the first engagement, the Bears,
then known as the Staleys, whipped the Packers, 20 to
0. A few hours before game time, several of the Green
Bay players found it impossible to compete for reasons
best known to themselves. Jab Murray, now mayor of
Marinette, starred for the Bays in this game. Chick
Harley played in the Staleys' backfield. There was no
engagement in 1922 but the following year saw the
Bears nose out the Packers, 3 to 0, on the old Bellevue
park gridiron. Myrt Basing fumbled a Chicago punt and
Joie Sternaman made the best of the opportunity with a
field goal...BAYS WIN IN 1924: In 1924, the Packers
chalked up their first victory over this Chicago club. Cub
Buck came through with a placekick and Trafton gave
the Bays the other two by a bad pass from center which
ended in a safety. Later this same season, the Packers
invaded Cubs park and were nosed out, 3 to 0, after
Dutch Hendrian fumbled a punt. Joie Sternaman again
booted a field goal. The 1925 game here was a thriller.
The Bays came from behind in the closing minutes
when Lewellen connected on an old touchdown play,
getting a pass from Charlie Mathys in the end zone. In
the return engagement at Chicago that year, Green Bay
took it on the chin, 21 to 0. The Bruins were inspired by
the presence of Red Grange on the bench. The famous
redhead had just signed a contract. Three contests
were staged in 1926. The game here resulted in a draw
while the game at Cubs park went to the Bears, 19 to
13, after a thrilling combat. The teams met again at
Soldiers' field in a Christmas fund benefit attraction and
it was a 3 to 3 tie. Pid Purdy dropkicked a 50-yard field
goal in this battle for Green Bay's score...LOSE IN
1927: In 1927, the Bays met defeat twice at the hands
of the Bears. The home game was lost, 7 to 6, with the
same Pid Purdy this time in the goat's role. At Chicago,
the Bears triumphed, 14 to 6, and fans still remember
how the Bruins pulled Lewellen back after he had
crossed the goal line. However, that was the last game
won by the Bears from Green Bay. The first game of the
1928 series here was exciting. The Bears had a 12-0
lead at halftime but the Packers came back in the 
closing period and tied the count. With but a minute to
go, Harry O'Boyle tried for a field goal and it was so 
close that it could be called either way but the officials
ruled it outside. The Packers played twice in Chicago
that same season and copped 16 to 6 and 6 to 0. Dick
O'Donnell was the hero of the closing encounter when
he snagged a pass and galloped for the only score of
the battle. It was three straight for the Packers last fall.
The Bears came here and were smeared, 23 to 0. Then
the Packers invaded Chicago to bring home a 14 to 0
win and followed this up with a 25 to 0 victory after a
successful eastern journey, that brought the National
league championship.
SEPTEMBER 26 (Green Bay) - The national champion
Packers have been going through intensive training this
week for their battle with the Chicago Bears Sunday.
Since 1927 the Packers have won five and tied one
game with the Bears but they are not overconfident of
victory because of their past record. Chicago has added
more than a dozen new stars, including Nagurski,
Minnesota All-American, to their 14 regulars of the 1929
team and will provide considerable competition for the
SEPTEMBER 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Some
thirty sailors from the Navy reserve under the direction
of F.N. Wassenberg; an American Legion detail of 40
guard, headed by Tubby Bero and Eli Wood, and a
detail of 12 city policemen supervised by Lyle Trotter
will be on hand Sunday afternoon to handle the 12,000
or more spectators who are expected to attend the NFL
game between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay
Packers at the City stadium. Gates at the park will be
open at 12:15 and all the ushers, ticket takers and park
men must check in promptly at noon. For several
weeks, the Football corporation executives have been
preparing for a capacity crowd at the Bear game and
everything done to avoid confusion. Spectators will save
time getting to their seats by noting the direction signs
which will be posted inside the stadium. Each section
will be plainly lettered and megaphone announcers will
call attention to the different blocks of seats. Briefly this
is the complete layout: Sections A, B, C, D are the big stands on the north side. They are flanked by Sections O and P, which have been built this week. Bleacher sections X,Y and Z are also on the north side of the field. Holders of seats in these sections should go to the left when entering the park. At the east end of the park, bleacher sections S, R and V are located together with bench seats marked "East". The west end of the field is occupied by bleacher sections Q and M along with the "West" bleachers. On the south or right hand side of the park are sections J,E, F, G, H and K in the big stands together with bleacher sections U and T at the west and east ends, respectively. Section L of the bench seats is located in front of the big stands on the north side while bench seat section W is on the south side back of the Packers' bench.
SEPTEMBER 26 (Columbus, OH) - Art Von of Duluth, Minn., has been assigned by President Joe F. Carr of the NFL to referee the Chicago Bear-Packer game at Green Bay Sunday. Ed Shave, St. Paul, is to umpire while Earl Wyman, Oshkosh, will be the head linesman.
SEPTEMBER 27 (Green Bay) - The Packers will attempt to leap their second barrier in the NFL pennant chase here Sunday afternoon when they tackle their ancient enemies, the Chicago Bears, at the City Stadium. The fracas will start promptly at 2 p.m. and Art Von of Duluth will be tooting the referee's whistle. Ever since 1921 have the Packers and Bears been battling on the gridiron and the appearance of the Windy City Bruins here has always brought out the largest crowds of the season. This year it is the same old story - tickets have been selling like hot cakes all week - but the Packer management has met the demand by constructing another thousand seats. Every seat in the park will be reserved for this game as well as the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Yellowjackets on the following Sundays. The Bears are coming here with a revamped battle front although many of the stars of other years are still in togs. Bronko Nagurski of Minnesota, Dick Nesbett of Drake and Joe Lintenzich of St. Louis U who is rightfully termed the "kicking fool" are among the newcomers. Red Grange is still playing halfback for the Bears while Joey Sternaman is doing his stuff at quarterback. The batting pair, Trafton and Fleckenstein, are back on the job in the line
Green Bay Packers (1-0) 14, Chicago Cardinals (0-1) 0
​Sunday September 21st 1930 (at Green Bay)
SEPTEMBER 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The
Legion band and color guard figured in the flag raising
ceremony preceding the game and the big gold and blue
banner proclaiming Green Bay, 1929 champions, was
raised on the flag pole on the west end of the field. The
pole was donated by the Green Bay Planing company...
Dr. W.W. Kelly, president of the 1929 Packer club, L.H.
Joannes, president this year, Dr. David Jones of the
Cardinals, and Mayor John V. Diener were speakers at
the ceremony. The Packer and Cardinal teams stood at
attention when the flag was raised...Several Cardinal
fumbles were recovered by the Packer men in the 
course of the game. The Green Bay squad was guilty of
only one fumble, but on the first play the Cardinals got
​the ball they also fumbled and Hanny recovered for the
Packers...Pathe news cameramen were again present,
taking pictures of the game. This film will be shown
here in a short time...Mike Michalske played nearly the
entire game with a broken finger suffered early in the 
first quarter. The injured member failed to stop him from
smashing through the Cardinal front wall to break up
plays, however...Jim Bowdoin went out of the game in 
the last quarter after he was butted in the nose by a
Cardinal halfback. X-ray pictures were to be taken to 
see if it was broken...Dr. David Jones, Cardinal owner,
was disappointed over the reversal. After the game he
remarked that he and the team came up here with
intentions of winning by at least two touchdowns. He 
said that the Packers looked even better this year than
they did last season...Howard Maple, all-American
quarterback with the Cardinals this year, did not see
action as he was suffering a wrenched back, sustained
in the game at Sturgis last Sunday...Although Ernie
Nevers played nearly half the game, he also should
have remained out, according to Dr. Jones. Nevers
wrenched his hip last Sunday and could hardly lift his
left leg...Herber got off the longest punt of the game in
the third period, when he booted the ball from his own
30-yard line across the Cardinal goal, a distance of
about 70 yards.
SEPTEMBER 23 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Football
Corporation started preparations for the game with the
Chicago Bears here Sunday by starting construction
yesterday of permanent bleachers at the City Stadium,
which will house another 1,000 spectators. These new
stands will be set up on the north side of the field
directly opposite sections J and K, which were added to
the south side grandstand. The portable bleachers, now
occupying the space where the permanent stands will
be set up, have been moved to the two vacant sports at
the northwest and northeast corners of the playing field,
thus completing the football bowl..RECORD BREAKING
DEMAND: Never before in Packer football history has
there been such a demand for tickets, according to E.A.
Spachmann, who has functioned with the Corporation since 1920 as the director of the ticket sales. The Packers' central ticket office is taking care of the mail and telephone orders as fast as possible and furnishing more blocks of tickets to various places about town that handle Packer reservations. At Sunday's game every seat in the park will be reserved. This plan was followed for the 1929 Bear game and it proved most satisfactory as every ticket holder had the coupon assuring him of a seat. The bleacher reserved seats will be on sale Wednesday at the ticket office in the Columbus club...MORE USHERS, GATEMEN: Additional ushers and gatemen will be drafted for service. The Legion police force is to be increased and every available city patrolman is to be on duty at the park under the supervision of Lyle Trotter. A half-dozen lusty-lunged youths equipped with megaphones will help handle the crowd inside the park by calling attention to locations of the various seating sections, which run through the whole alphabet, from A to Z...STATEMENT BY JOANNES: President L.H. Joannes of the Football corporation issued this statement regarding the enlargement of City stadium's seating capacity: "In an effort to provide every spectator with a seat, the Green Bay Football corporation started construction on 1,000 additional bleacher sears at the City stadium Monday afternoon. We have the assurance of
Marcel Lambeau, contractor, that the new seats will be
ready for occupancy at the Chicago Bear this Sunday.
The new sections will be set up at the east and west
ends of the grandstand on the north side of the field.
The seats will run up 14 tiers and will be patterned 
along the lines of the main grandstands. Tickets for 
these new stands are to be priced at $1.25...WILL
MOVE BLEACHERS: "In order to make room for the
additional sections, we will move the portable bleachers
to the northwest and northeast corners of the park and
thus complete the bowl with every inch of space around
the gridiron being used. So far this fall, the Football
Corporation has spent nearly $6,000 on improvements
at the City Stadium but we are willing to go to the limit
to give Green Bay the best possible football plant and,
from the attendance to date, it shows that the efforts
are appreciated by thousands that witness the Packers'
SEPTEMBER 24 (Chicago) - After playing a tie game
with the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National league, the
Chicago Bears resumed their all-day practice sessions
Tuesday in preparation for the game at Green Bay
Sunday with the Packers, 1929 champions. Not since
1927 have the Bears won a game against the Packers. That year the Green Bay club was whipped twice. In 1928, the teams played a tie game at Green Bay, 12-12. Then the Packer came here twice and chalked up victories by the scores of 16-6 and 6-0. Last fall, Green Bay didn't have much trouble with the Bears and tucked away three contests...TIME FOR WORM TO TURN: George Halas and Ed Sternaman, Bear owners, have spared no expense in rounding up a ball club, which on paper, looks as good as any in the National league. The Bears have been housecleaned thoroughly and Ralph Jones, former Lake Forest college coach, is in complete charge of the team on the playing field. Jones has a collegiate reputation for producing winners and his experiment in the postgraduate brand of football is being watched with considerable interest throughout the country. For three weeks, the Bears' squad of 30 players has been working out five hours daily at the Mills stadium. Lunch has been served on the practice field...MANY NEW MEN: Fourteen members of the 1929 team are in uniform again. They are: Sternaman, Walquist, Elness, Lyman, Murry, Carlson, Johnsos, Red Grange, Gardie Grange, Senn, Holmer, Pearson, Fleckenstein and Trafton. The new material includes Nesbitt of Drake, Scheutte of Wisconsin, Brumbaugh of Florida, Lintzenich of St. Louis, Pauly of W. and J., Nagurski of Minnesota, Frump of Ohio Wesleyan, Blackman of Tulsa, McMullen of Nebraska, Drury of St. Louis, Steinbach of St. Thomas and Franklin of Franklin. Outstanding among the recruits is Bronko Nagurski of Minnesota, all-American. This husky Gopher was sought by a half dozen National league clubs but the Bears got him. For three years Nagurski was a terror in the Western conference playing at either fullback or tackle. Dick Nesbitt of Drake is another startling youngster. Last fall when Notre Dame played Drake at Soldiers' field in Chicago, Nesbitt was an outstanding star. He is a triple threat artist besides being a ten second man. Several sportswriters placed the Drake product on all-Western teams...CALLED 'KICKING FOOL': Lintzenich of St. Louis has often been termed as the "kicking fool". While at college he averaged over 50 yards on a punt and in his senior year he was credited with 16 points after touchdown and five field goals. Lintzenich is a 185-pounder. One of his specialties is line smashing. He plays either half or fullback. From Florida comes Brumbaugh, a slick working quarterback who looks as if he was going to make a name for himself in postgraduate football. Of the new linemen, Pauly from W. and J. looks ever promising despite the fact that he carries around 270 pounds. Pauly is fast on his feet and in the Brooklyn game he sifted through frequently to down the ball carrier before he got started.
SEPTEMBER 24 (Manitowoc) - Lured by the fact that a Manitowoc boy, Paul "Ole" Schuette will be a member of the Chicago Bears when they meet the Packers at Green Bay on Sunday, this city will probably send the largest delegation of football fans to the Bay Sunday that has attended any single game. This office had been besieged with requests asking information on how tickets for the game can be secured. This morning it was announced by the J.J. Stangel Co. that they would receive a block of tickets for the Bear-Packer game Sunday at their store this afternoon and that fans here could procure them by calling at the store. Meanwhile from up in Green Bay come word that a crew of carpenters are at work erecting 1,000 additional seats at the City Stadium there, which will give accommodations for at least 13,000 fans at the Sunday tilt. The new stands are going up on the north side of the field and the portable bleachers will be moved away and placed back of the goal posts. At Sunday's game every seat in the park will be reserved. This plan was followed for the 1929 Bear game and it proved most satisfactory as every ticket holder had the coupon assuring him of a seat. Additional ushers and gatemen will be drafted for service. The Legion police force is to be increased and every available city patrolman is to be on duty at the park.
while Luke Johnson is again holding down a wing berth. The Bears are a collegiate machine this season as Ralph Jones, former Lake Forest gridiron mentor, is directing the team on the field while George Halas and Dutch Sternaman, the co-owners, busy themselves counting the ducats. Captain Lambeau has put his Packer squad through an extensive week of practice. The team came out of the Cardinal game in pretty fair shape and the Green Bay leader will be able to put his full strength on the field against the aggressive Chicagoans. Mike Michalske busted one of his digits while throwing Ernie Nevers for a loss last week by the super guard wants it known that he would play against the Bears even if it had to be on crutches.
SEPTEMBER 27 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Chicago Bears are playing the Green Bay Packers at the City stadium tomorrow afternoon and from all indication there will be another battle such as only these two teams can put up when they meet on a gridiron. Trimmed by the Packers in three games last year, the Bears are coming here with a rejuvenated team, ready to avenge all the setbacks. Coach Ralph Jones, former Lake Forest mentor, has injected considerable new blood and a real fighting spirit into the squad and there is certain to be a lot of action. Fourteen of last year's veteran are still with the team, together with such new men as Bronko Nagurski, all-American tackle and fullback from Minnesota, Joe Lintzenich, St. Louis university quarterback; Paul Schuette, former Wisconsin guard, and Heavy Pauly, W. and J. guard, who weighs 270 pounds...GRANGE ON SQUAD: There is nothing wrong with the 1929 men who still are on the team. Most of them can hold their own in the National league. The all-famous Red Grange is back again and better than ever, together with such men as Walter Holmer, Northwestern halfback; Trafton, colorful center and veteran of many football wars; Bill Senn; Carlson Johnsos, Garland Grange and others. The Bear line is one of the few in the country that outweighs the Green Bay Packer front wall. Every man on the line, with the exception of the ends, weighs well over 200 pounds. Coach Jones has been grooming the squad in quick pass plays and tricky formations that send ball carriers off tackle and between the guards and tackles according to word received from Chicago and it is likely that he will use this type of play against the Packers. If he does, the Bears probably will have trouble as the Packer style of football is built to stop smashing plays of this type. Capt. E.L. Lambeau is somewhat worried over the outcome as he realizes that the Bears will be fighting every minute to upset the National league champions. They have been pointing for this game ever since practice began several weeks ago and will be out for blood...USE HEAVY LINE: While no starting lineup has been announced, the Packer coach probably will use his heaviest linemen and the biggest backfield men. All of the men are in shape to play with the possible exception of Lidberg, who is still bothered with a wrenched ankle sustained in the opening game of the year. Lidberg will be able to play at least part of the time if needed, but the coach plans to keep him out of action if possible as he wants to have the injured member healed completely before he puts it to a strain. Darling, who sustained a blood clot in his hip, has recovered and will be ready for service again. Michalske broke his little finger against the Cardinals, but also will be able to play Sunday. A capacity crowd is expected to be on hand for the battle that starts promptly at 2 o'clock. The Legion band will play between halves and before the game. All seats have been reserved, and, while the demand has been great, there are some seats still available it was announced at noon today. The game will be broadcast over WTMJ, Milwaukee radio station, direct from the field, in a program sponsored by the Wadham Oil company. The company plans to broadcast all Packer games at home and on foreign field this year. WHBY, St. Norbert's college, De Pere station, also will broadcast the game.