on their fifteen. The Giants' front wall was plenty tough and Lewellen booted again to the center chalk line. New York attempted a pass which went haywire and two rushes were stopped dead. Friedman kicked out of bounds on Green Bay's five and the spectators cheered. Once again the Packers punted and the teams resumed scrimmage in the middle of the gridiron. Badgro clicked on a pass from Friedman and it was first down for the Giants on the Bays' 10-yard line. Here the Giants fumbled and Green Bay recovered. Lewellen kicked out of bounds on the Giants' forty. The New Yorkers made a first down and Friedman plunged through for eight. Red Dunn intercepted a New York pass and ran it back to the Bays' 25-yard line. One rush netted a yard and time was called for the first quarter.
The teams changed goals and the Bays had the wind at their backs. Lewellen punted to the Giants' 31. Here Mr. Friedman started throwing the ball, far, high and handsome. One pass picked up 30 yards and another 20. Then Friedman faked a run and tossed to Badgro who stepped around Lewellen for a touchdown. The pass was very similar to the one which counted for the Giants against the Packers in Green Bay. Friedman added the extra point. The Packers received and a well executed lateral pass on the kickoff took the ball to the 40-yard line. The Bays made a first down. Then the advance was halted and Lewellen kicked over the goal line. The Giants scrimmaged on their twenty yard line and Blood recovered a fumble for Green Bay. The Bays connected on a toss but a fumble inside the 15 returned the cowhide to the Giants. New York kicked and it was the Packers' ball on the Giants' forty. The Packers pushed through for two first downs but then the passing attack was stopped and the fourth toss went over the goal line. The Giants scrimmaged from their twenty and marked up two substantial first downs shortly before the half ended.
Starting the second half, the Giants kicked off to Lewellen who returned to his thirty. Bo Molenda, who played superb ball for the Bays, plunged for a first down. A couple of Packer plays were sat upon and Lewellen kicked out of bounds on the Giants' 12-yard line. At this stage of the game, Moran broke into the limelight. From a fake punt formation, the Pottsville star cut outside of Green Bay's left tackle and galloped 70 yards to the Bays' two-yard line before Lewellen dropped him from behind. Here the Bays made a game stand. Three thrusts netted about five feet but on the fourth try Friedman nosed over for the touchdown, but failed at the goal kick. Following this score, the spectators expected the Packers to fold up but instead they started to play a superb brand of football. The Giants kicked to Lewellen and he came back ten years. Then interference with a Bay receiver was called on New York and the Bays had the ball on the Giants' forty-yard line. Another Bay pass took the oval to the Giants' ten. The Packers lost the ball on downs on the one-yard line. At this stage of the game, Cagle returned to the fray. The Giants punted and Green Bay went to work again from New York's forty. The Packers made two first downs, then lost the ball on an intercepted pass but two yards from the goal line. Once again the Giants kicked out and the Packer offensive swung into action from the New York 30. A well executed pass took the ball to the Giants' four-yard mark. Three plunges netted but little and Lewellen shot around right end for a score. Dunn missed the goal.
The Giants received the kickoff, Red Cagle doing the trick and he was thrown plenty hard. The New Yorkers scraped a first down as time was called for the third quarter. The ball was on Friedman and Co's 41-yard line. The Giants couldn't gain and Friedman punted to Red Dunn who signaled a fair catch on his own ten. The Packers made a first down. Then they lost a five for offside. Dunn, who was tackled out of bounds, didn't like Referee Hughitt's ruling and attempted to do a "perolle" on him. This was an expensive poke for the Bays and set them half the distance to the goal. The Bays punted and the Giants returned the favor after Cagle had been dumped for a loss. This exchange gave the Bays the ball on their own 22. Two first downs took the ball to midfield for the Bays but a 15 yard holding penalty set them back 15. Then a well executed pass picked up the yardage again. Two first downs took the oval well into Giant territory. Here again another offside cost the Packers five but Molenda plunged through the line for eight yards and a first down.
The battling was fierce at this time. Three downs netted the Packers about three but a pass to Dilweg put the ball on the Giants four. Here came the famous offside which dropped the curtain on the Packers' chances for a tie. When the whistle blew the Giants had the ball on the 5 yard line. The Packer squad left here at 3:30 Monday afternoon for Atlantic City where they will enjoy the sea breezes until late Wednesday when they hop a train for Philadelphia to face the Frankford Yellowjackets in the annual Thanksgiving Day game. Although in second place, the Bays still have hopes of regaining the top post as the Giants have four tough games still to play. New York faces Stapleton Thursday and Brooklyn on Sunday. December 6 they tackle the Yellowjackets in Philadelphia and return home on Sunday for another game with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Packers have quite a hospital list. Dilweg is suffering from a wrenched knee; Nash had six stitches taken in his nose but the breather was not broken. Blood's left eye was cut open and three stitched were necessary to sew it up. Jug Earpe has a badly crushed left hand while Lewellen was hit so hard in his stomach that medial attention was necessary after the game.
GREEN BAY -  0  0  6  0 -  6
NEW YORK  -  0  7  6  0 - 13
2nd - NY - Red Badgro, 20-yard pass from Benny Friedman (Friedman kick) NEW YORK 7-0
3rd - NY - Friedman, 3-yard run (Friedman kick failed) NEW YORK 13-0
3rd - GB - Lewellen, 4-yard run (Dunn kick failed) NEW YORK 13-6
Packers, champions of the NFL, faces the loss of their championship here on Thursday when they meet the Frankford Yellowjackets at Frankford avenue and Devereaux street. The champs were dropped from first place when they lost to the New York Giants on Sunday and another setback here on Thanksgiving Day would be fatal unless the Jackets would then defeat New York when they clash here on Saturday, December 6. The visitors have one of the greatest team ever assembled in pro football. In Mike Michalske, guard, Lavvie Dilweg, end, and Verne Lewellen, halfback, the Packers have a trio of All-American professional team selections. These players seem to improve as the years roll on. Michalske was selected four years while Dilweg and Lewellen have been named on the 1927, 1928 and 1929 teams. He is a product is a Penn State product. Dilweg, graduated from Marquette, and Lewellen was a captain at Nebraska. Elmer (Red) Sleight, the Purdue All-American tackle, is probably best known of the Packers' 1930 recruits. The big boilermaker is playing better than he did in his college days. He bids fair to be one of the greatest linemen in the postgraduate game. Merle Zuver, a Nebraska guard, is another newcomer who is making the grade nicely along with Paul Fitzgibbons, a veteran pro back who formerly played with the Jackets, Cardinals and Duluth Eskimos.
NOV 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Manning Vaughan, Milwaukee Journal sportswriter, sets forth a logical argument in his column, claiming that the National league rule that allows one team to play more games than another an unjust one. Here's what he has to say: Because of a ridiculous rule, which allows a team to schedule as many championship fame as it wishes. the Giants have just about spiked the pennant in the NFL. As the teams stand today, New York has won 11 games and lost two. The Packers have lost only two games but because they did not schedule as many games as their eastern rivals, have only won eight. In other words the Giants are in a position where they can coast to the championship because they met and defeated some of the inferior teams while the Packers were battling the tough competition furnished by such teams as the Cardinals and the Bears. To put it another way the Giants can lose as many games as their closest rival and still win the championship. Joe Carr, president of the National league, explains the situation as follows: "My Dear Manning: Replying to your letter under date of Nov. 17 would advise that the rules of the NFL provide that the point system of determining the championship shall be followed. Another rule provides that each club may schedule as many games as it sees fit between the opening and closing dates of our season, providing it schedules a minimum of seven. Each club has the opportunity to schedule the same number of games and if one club should elect not to do this and should lose the championship on account of it, of course, nobody is to blame but themselves. I still feel that the right kind of a team, properly managed, would be successful in Milwaukee, and I trust we will be able to get the right group to operate there next year. Very truly yours, Joe F. Carr, President." The ideal and proper arrangement of course would be to arrange a schedule providing an equal number of games for each team. This is the system followed by the baseball magnates and is the only fair way to decide a championship. The present arrangement is a relic of the days of Cash and Carry Pyle and Red Grange. It was the easiest way of lining up a season's play for a lot of paid pros, under a more or less irresponsible management. However, those days are past. Pro football is now on a sound footing, backed by responsible businessmen. In view of the fact that it has come to stay a more equitable way of deciding championships should be devised.
New York Giants (11-2) 13, Green Bay Packers (8-2) 6
​Sunday November 23rd 1930 (at New York)
NOV 25 (New York) - Chris Cagle for a lesson in professional footabll, he indicated after the game with the Packers. Discussing his collision with Tom Nash early in the game at the Polo Grounds, he told Arthur Rhodes of the Graphic here that the professionals play much faster and harder ball than the colleges. This opinion was described as follows: Gasping in his dressing room from the effects of his first professional football game, Christian "Red" Cagle, ex-Army star and now of the New York Giants, yesterday explained the chief difference between college and pro football as his teammates clapped one another upon the back in celebration of their 13-6 win over the Green Bay Packers. Cagle's first assertion was that the pros are far more considerate of their opponents than are the so-called gentlemanly collegians. "I tell you," Cagle began as he commenced unrolling his stockings, "these college fellows are more aggressive, but the pros, while they aren't as frisky are much more considerate. They take pretty good care of you." ..STATEMENT IS SURPRISING: This statement was altogether surprising in face of the fact that Chris was roughed up shortly after the start of the contest and was retired for a long while with a sharp abrasion upon his right temple. After admitting that his opponents might have been a little more careful in this instance, Cagle continued as a friend unwound a band of gauze about his head. "The teamwork among the pros is perfect," he said, "and while the offensive is stronger than that of most college teams, the defensive is equally as effective. The pros are much smarter.' And this was the reason why Cagle was unable to accomplish anything unusual yesterday. "I believe a team like the Giants could lick most any college team in the country,' announced Cagle in reply to how he thought Notre Dame would fare against such a squad as the Giants."...DAILY NEWS COMMENTS: Paul Gallico of the Daily News said: "The three greatest football games I have seen this year were the Yale-Georgia heartstopper, the Fordham-St. Mary's pulse exhilarator, and the pro game between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers of Wisconsin. And the greatest of these was the latter, viewed at the Polo Grounds last Sunday, because, in addition to the excitement and suspense, it offered a technical precision that is unmatched in any college games. I never saw a better played game. It kept 40,000 or so in a constant uproar. Between trick plays, broken field runs, forward passes and two goal defenses on the one-yard line by the Giant team, it had everything - including three very exciting young men named Friedman, Badgro and Cagle. Cagle's entrance into professional football was probably the stormiest debut ever. He caught the opening kickoff, ran 30 yards, and was tackled simultaneously by what seemed to 3,476 Green Bay Packers, each of them 10 feet high. Gosh, they were big guy! But then...you have to be big to play the pro game. Yet Cagle can give it and he's a little fellow. When he was hurt they carried the guy who hurt him off the field."..JOURNAL'S COMMENTS: The New York Journal said:  "Chris Cagle making his professional debut was a decided success. But he didn't have a chance to break loose on any of the scintillating runs that made him famous under the grim walls of West Point. The rampant Red's head was badly cut and he was stunned in the opening moments of the tussle and it was not until the last period that he was able to resume the battle...the Packers were watching him from the moment he stepped on the field and made it a rough party for the former Army wizard." The New York Evening Post: "The Packers, undefeated last year, and with only one setback this season, presented a slashing offense in the second half, but the fighting Giants by a superb goal line stand late in the last quarter threw the Packers back and saved the game."...WORLD PRAISES TEAM: The New York World said: "With Benny Friedman and Red Cagle playing side by side part of the time, the Giants swept to the lead and then doggedly threw back the powerful Packers determined rally in one of the most sensational games ever played here." The Herald Tribune story said: ""Cagle, who quit the Army for a brief trial at coaching, started in the Giant backfield and was in six plays. It was on his sixth play, as he was twisting to receive a pass that Tom Nash, one of the Green Bay ends, hit him like a bullet. Nash was carried from off the field with a broken nose and Cagle sat on the ground, stunned, blood running down his face from a gash in his right temple. He was led off the field and sat on the bench until the third period when he came back with his head in bandages which he finally had to fling away. Cagle showed fine courage but he did not win the game for the Giants. He was fast. But he was like a shift bird beating its wings against rocks. He never had been up against anything like the Packers. He could not have made his professional football debut against sterner opponents."
NOV 25 (New York) - Chris Cagle agrees that football is a tough racket as the professionals play it. "There's no fooling about this professional football," the famous redhead said, "and when they tackle they mean it." Cagle made his pro debut with the New York Giants on Sunday and was hurt early in the first period when he collided with Tom Nash of the Green Bay Packers. Cagle suffered a deep gash in his head and Nash a broken nose. Nash was through for the day but Cagle returned to the lineup late in the game. Commenting on Green Bay's forward wall Cagle said: "I never thought or believed a line could be so tough. Both teams fought bitterly but there was no unnecessary roughness."
PACKERS GOT $9,000 OF A $60,000 GATE
NOV 25 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers took several lickings at the Polo Grounds Sunday - the first in the National league standings when they lost to Benny Friedman's Giants, 13 to 6, and the second in the region of the pocketbook, which probably hurt more, when they played before 40,000 fans and got only a flat $9,000 guarantee. Of the first there is little to say. They lost to a great team and have only a mathematical chance today of finishing the season on top. In second place now, with a standing of 8-2 - .800 against the Giants' rating of 11-2 - .846, the Packers still have four games to play, Philadelphia at Philadelphia Thanksgiving afternoon, Stapleton at Stapleton next Sunday, Chicago Bears at Wrigley Field December 7 and Portsmouth at Portsmouth December 14, but even if they win them all they can finish no better than second if the Giants also win their four remaining games, which now seems highly probable. The Giants must still play Stapleton Thanksgiving Day, Brooklyn at Brooklyn next Sunday, Philadelphia at Philadelphia December 6 and Brooklyn at the Polo Grounds December 7 and they have little to feat from any of them, although upsets do occur. Only if the Giants lost one of their games and the Packers cop all four, which doesn't appear at all certain with the Bears standing out like bugaboos in the December 7 game, can the champions of 1929 repeat. Of the second licking, however, the licking in the region of the pocketbook, a lot can be said. It is a story in itself because when the Packers last summer closed the contract calling for a guarantee of $9,000 without a percentage privilege, they believed they had a bargain. It all came about when the Giants came into the annual schedule meeting only lukewarm toward making the trip to Green Bay. "It's a long train jump," they said, "and it will hardly pay us for what you can offer." But the Packers, with the finger on the pulse of Green Bay's tremendous football interest, started to bargain. "We'll give you a flat $7,000. No? We'll give you $8,000. What! No? We'll give you $9,000." Which the Giants gobbled up. And then came the bargain, or what to Green Bay's promoters looked like a bargain. "Now," they said, never dreaming of a 40,000 crowd and a $60,000 gate, "since we guaranteed you a flat $9,000, which is quite a sum for our little town of Green Bay, you'll have to guarantee us $9,000 for the visiting club in the home series. At first it did look like a bargain. Not only did the Packers meet the New York's guarantee and pay all their own expenses when the Giants played at Green Bay but they made $8,000 besides. It even struck George Calhoun of the Packers so funny when he recounted the tale of the "bargain" two weeks ago that he chuckled for a full five minutes. But then came the game in New York, played before 40,000 fans who roughly paid $60,000 to see it and the bargain suddenly became a bad piece of business. The Packers got their flat $9,000 all right but the Giants, without the customary percentage privilege, got $51,000. Which you will admit isn't a bad piece of business in these hard times. Thousands in the crowd that jammed the Polo Grounds undoubtedly came to see their old Army favorite, Red Cagle, in his professional debut. A whirlwind in his college days, Cagle was just another player Sunday, judging from reports. But that is the way of pro football. With rare exceptions, the powerful Mr. Nagurski of the Bears being one, professional football quickly cuts the sunflowers of college days into dandelions. Red Dunn had a terrible time when he first broke into pro ball. Red Grange was just another football player, Ken Haycraft, Minnesota's All-American end, gave a sad exhibition the short time he played with the Packers against the Cards a week ago; Johnny Mohardt of Notre Dame was nobody on the professional field, and now Red Cagle, not the All-American of his college days, but just another halfback who was hit so hard by Tom Nash in the first quarter that he had to leave the game and did not return until the fourth quarter in which he played only a short while before being pulled. Yes, college football is better than professional football, yes it is - not. In line with this last, none other than Grantland Rice, who saw Sunday's game, raves about professional football as the Giants and Packers played it. His worthwhile comments on the game follows: "Those who happened to see the New York Giants upset the Green Bay Packers at the Polo Grounds saw more good football, on both sides, than they saw in any one game this year. The game was not only a thriller but it was played with far greater skill than any of the college teams can show, which is only natural. The type of plays selected and the execution of those plays was almost as far above the average college standard as big league baseball is above college baseball. The game was played with a dash and a spirit that had 40,000 or more fans roaring most of the afternoon. The blocking, the running and the tackling was all hard and clean and the passing was far above anything one sees in a college game. This also is only natural with Benny Friedman as one of the passers. Friedman is a greatly improved player over his Michigan days. He is a much better ball carrier, a better all-around performer. Badgro of the Giants, a Southern California product, was far beyond any end I have seen this season. He was a human whirlwind, on top of every job that came his way. Cagle in this game was just a halfback, although a good one. I checked up the average weights of the two teams. The Green Bay Packers averaged 213 pounds and the New York Giants 201 and if there was a slow man on the field no one saw him. Moran's 85-yard run was as fine a piece of broken field zig-zag sprinting as anyone ever saw. And in their last march against two heavy penalties to the Giants' six-inch line the Packers put as much spirit in their play as you could ask from any college team in a traditional battle."
violation of the league laws. "We could not and did not sign Savoldi," Coach Lambeau said, his tone indicating that the Packers had received severe warnings. But the Bays must now play against the Bears with Savoldi in the possibility that his presence may cost them the league championship. Green Bay could refuse to play against the Bears with Savoldi, Coach Lambeau said, but another spokesman of the team indicated that the Packers would go through their schedule. Dr. Harry A. March, president of the Giants, also said that the Bays would be within their right refusing to play against Savoldi.
NOV 27 (Philadelphia) - The biggest crowd that has witnessed a professional football game at Frankford this season is expected at the Yellowjackets stadium this afternoon for the important National league game between the Green Bay Packers, champions, and Bull Behman's madeover Hornets. The game is scheduled to start at 2:15. Bob Haines, manager of the Yellowjackets reported early this morning that the advance seat sale exceeded his fondest expectations. Last Saturday, the Chicago Bears played before 5,500 but the sensational Wisconsin aggregation is expected to draw nearly double this turnout to the park. Interest in the suburb of Philadelphia has been at fever heat all week. Coach Behman, who scouted the Packer-Giant game in New York last Sunday, started work Monday on a defense that he figures will halt the Badgers' air drive...BEHMAN AT TACKLE: However in the game at New York, the Packers uncorked a savage line plunging attack built around Bo Molenda, former Michigan fullback and this has stirred Behman into action again. In every practice this week, he has been going through his paces at left tackle, a position that he has filled only once or twice this season on account of injuries. The Frankford leader is fit again and the news has been passed around that he intends to stay in there 60 minutes against Green Bay. In 1929, Behman was a unanimous choice for tackle position on the all-American pro selection...TIE IN 1929: With Behman back in the game, the Jackets will have a great forward line. Ward, California, will play the other tackle while Gibson and Hanson, two all-Americans from Minnesota, are to hold down the guard positions, and Barrager of California is to pass the ball at center. On the ends will be Tanner of Minnesota, Stepnovich, California; Wilson, Iowa State, and Kostos of Bucknell, one of the Yellowjacket veterans who escaped the midseason house cleaning. Ever since 1925, the Packers have been the Turkey Day attraction at the Yellowjacket stadium and this Hornet field has always been a jinx spot for Lambeau's aggregation. Of the five games played here, Green Bay has captured one, that being in 1927 when the score was 17 to 9. Last year,
NOV 26 (Philadelphia) - The Green Bay Packers, NFL champions, checked in here at the Adelphia hotel at 3;30 this afternoon after spending two days at Atlantic City in preparation for the Thanksgiving Day encounter with the Frankford Yellowjackets on the Quaker City suburbanites' gridiron. The Badger squad, according to Coach Lambeau, a disciple of the Rockne school of football at Notre Dame, is not in very good shape to mingle with the Yellowjackets. The national champs suffered numerous injuries in the game at New York and the balmy sea breezes at Atlantic City which had been expected to partly heal aching joints and strained muscles turned out to be a real "northeaster" which carried nothing but cold and dampness. However, the Packers got in two workouts despite conditions. Aside from Tom Nash, end, who put Cagle and himself on the shelf in a collision in last Sunday's game, all members of the Green Bay club participated in the drills. Halfbacks Lewellen and Blood, left end Dilweg and center Earpe are far from being in the best of shape. But all are sure to see some action against Bull Behman's revamped Frankford organization...FRANKFORD EXPECTS WIN: The Frankford followers are optimistic about Thursday's game as they figure the made-over Hornets have enough class to ruin any chance Green Bay has to remain in the 1930 flag hunt. Ever since Frankford took a 27 to 12 licking at the hands of the Packers back in Green Bay early in the October, the Yellowjackets' directors have been looking for revenge and Manager Bob Haines claims Frankford will have something to be thankful for Thursday. Tomorrow's game will have quite a Minnesota tinge as eleven former members of the Gopher team will be in uniforms. There is going to be a lot of football played in the Quaker City in the next few days but the professional game at Frankford seems to getting as much talk as the three collegiate encounters, two of which are intersectional battles. On Turkey Day, Cornell and Pennsylvania meet in their annual contest while on Saturday Villanova tangles with Washington State, undefeated Pacific Coast team, and Drake has it out with Temple...PACKER FANS PRESENT: Both Washington State and Drake have a couple of first class pro football prospects and it is quite possible that several of the postgraduate scouts will giver these men the "once over". Green Bay won't be without support at the Thanksgiving Day game as Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Turnbull will have a party at the game. Ken Radick's father and brother will be among those present together with Guy Leaper, who is coming over from New York, and the Seton Hall collegiate delegation of Badgers, headed by Red Smith, former Packer gridder, who is now serving as athletic director at the New Jersey institution.
NOV 26 (Atlantic City) - The Green Bay Packers who left here early this afternoon for Philadelphia got a poor break in weather during their two day sojourn at the seashore resort. It was cold and chilly all the while. Before departing, Coach Lambeau made a change in his traveling schedule for the rest of the week. The Packer helmsman cut short his stay in the Quaker City. Instead of leaving for New York on Saturday, the Green Bay squad will depart from Philadelphia at 10 a.m. Friday morning. This will get the Badgers in Gotham at noon and will allow time for practice on Friday afternoon and also another workout on Saturday morning before the contest at Stapleton, Staten Island, Sunday. Stapleton is just a subway and ferry boat ride from Times Square in Gotham where the Hotel Lincoln is located. According to information received by the Packer management, the training room layout at the Stapleton park isn't very good and arrangements are being made to use St. Augustine college for the disrobing act. The Green Bay squad is scheduled to return here next Monday afternoon for a four day stay.
NOV 26 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packer may have been on the losing end of the score last Sunday as far as official records are concerned but there was hardly a fan that saw the game who didn't come away convinced that the Packers were equally as good as the Giants if not better, according to Arthur Gotto, ticket agent for the Milwaukee road, who has returned from New York City where he saw the game. "The Packers had it over the Giants like a tent," Art said. "In the second half, there wasn't even a comparison in the offensive and defensive strength of the teams. Everything went to the Packers - including penalties. Everyone hate a 'wolfer' who howls at the officials when his team loses, but I've never seen anyone so intent on watching for every chance to slap down the Green Bay boys as that head linesman did Sunday. On the play where a touchdown was made by the Packers and disallowed by the head linesman on the claim that both sides were offside, every fan near me - and there were plenty of them - gave vent to verbal 'razzberries'. Some went so far as to hurl ugly epithets at the official - and mind you these were all Giants fans. The Packers linemen played great football the entire game and only once when Moran got loose for his great touchdown sprint did they slip up noticeably. That was a tricky run, however, and once Moran got free on a fake play, no one could get him - except Dilweg, of course, who pulled him down with a great tackle on the two yard line. Lavvie seemed to come from nowhere and race down the field, overhauling the fleet Giant back just before he reached the goal. The Packers were fighting for everything they got. I've never seen them go after a victory with such grim determination as they went after that game. It was the greatest game I've ever seen - except for the officiating."
NOV 26 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Grantland Rice, dean of all sports writers and regarded as the outstanding authority on football in the country, has changed his mind about the pro game. A few years ago Rice called pro football a pro brand as compared to college football, but after viewing the Green Bay-New York Giants game, he has nothing but praise for the pro game as played by these teams. Here's what Rice has to say in a copyrighted story: "Those who happened to see the New York Giants upset the Green Bay Packers at the Polo Grounds saw more good football, on both sides, than they saw in any one game this year. The game was not only a thriller but it was played with far greater skill than any of the college teams can show, which is only natural. The type of plays selected and the execution of these plays was almost as far above the average college standard as big league baseball is above college baseball. The game was played with a dash and a spirit that had 40,000 or more fans roaring most of the afternoon. The blocking, running and the tackling was all hard and clean and the passing was far above anything one sees in a college game. This also is natural with Benny Friedman one of the passers. Friedman is a greatly improved player over his Michigan days. He is a much better ball carrier, a better all-around performer. Badgro of the Giants, a Southern California product, was far beyond any end I have seen this season. He was a human whirlwind, on top of every job that came his way. Cagle in this game was just a halfback, although a good one. I checked up the average weights of the two teams. The Green Bay Packers averaged 213 pounds and the New York Giants 201 and if there was a slow man on the field no one saw him. Moran's 85-yard run was as fine a piece of broken field zig-zag sprinting as anyone ever saw. And in their last march against two heavy penalties to the Giants' six-inch line, the Packers put as much spirit in their play as as you could ask from any college team in a traditional battle.
Benny Friedman (1) and Chris Cagle (10), New York Giants (1930)
pointed out that the entry of Savoldi as a pro is at least a violation in spirit of the rule which prohibits the signing of a college player before his class has graduated from college...ACTION NOT DECIDED: Coach Lambeau said that nothing had been determined as to action the Packers may take in case they are called upon to face Savoldi in the game against the Bears, Dec. 7, but he was emphatic in declaring that the franchise of the offending team may be cancelled for this violation. He indicated that several warnings had been received by Green Bay, which once was reported as planning to sign Savoldi when he first was dismissed by Notre Dame. "We could not sign Savoldi," he declared, adding that the franchise of a team might be cancelled for such a violation. He also pointed out that the league rule provides a fine of $1,000 a game for each such violation. It has been shown, however, that the fine may be harvested many times by playing such a star as Savoldi, instancing the cases of Red Grange and Red Cagle as seat fillers...WILL FINISH SCHEDULE: Coach Lambeau admitted that it would be possible for the Packers to refuse to play the Bears with Savoldi in the lineup under the league rules, but declared that no course had been determined upon. It is the opinion here that the Packers will go through with their schedule, regardless of whether Savoldi plays. The rule barring college men was adopted, Lambeau said, after Grange dropped
NOV 27 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Jim Kavanaugh's most vivid recollection of the Packer-Giant game in New York last Sunday is of a referee, with a fondness for blowing the whistle, calling back every Packer play that netted any yardage. The game may have looked a lot different to the New Yorkers, Mr. Kavanaugh admits, and he's willing to concede that there is a slight possibility that officials believed they were calling 'em square, although he doesn't really incline to the opinion that they did. Mr. Kavanaugh, whose regular occupation is that of county agricultural agent, spends much of his spare time in that favorite recreation of Green Bay residents, following the Packers. He went so far with this as to follow them to New York last Sunday after business had taken him to Washington, D.C...RUNS ALWAYS CHECKED: "It seems that every time the Packers made a good run, or a long pass was completed, that referee would get busy with his whistle and the boys would come trotting back again," he said yesterday after his arrival here. "Of course, the officials were right out on the field, and I was sitting on the sidelines, but it didn't look to me as though the Packers were offside on half of those plays. When that touchdown play was called back, even the New Yorkers sitting all around me seemed to disagree with the officials. And Red Dunn felt even more strongly about it. When he was run out of bounds after catching a pretty pass, and when the referee pulled out his reliable whistle and called the play back, Red threw the ball at the Giant who has run him out of bounds. Then he threw a handful of knuckles into the referee's face, to further emphasize his displeasure. It wasn't a wild swing, either, because the official grabbed his eye and made it quite evident that the end of Mr. Dunn's arm had found its mark." Mr. Kavanaugh doesn't feel so badly about the Packers' defeat as do many of the Green Bay fans, because he witnessed their fight and knows first hand what a game they played during that second half. The most spectacular play of the game, he said, was the tackle of Moran by Dilweg, after Moran made a 79-yard run and was within a few feet of the Packers' goal. Moran was being followed by a Giant teammate, who was watching Dilweg's every move, and ready to block him out as soon as he made a try for the tackle. Kavanaugh doesn't know how Lavvie did it, but those flying legs went up in the air, and his arms wrapped themselves around Moran's legs, while the man who was to have done the blocking scratched his head and the crowd roared its approval. There were a lot of other spectacular plays, and all in all it was one of the greatest games in which the Packers ever took part, Kavanaugh said. "Makes you fell pretty good at that," sez he. "To see what terrific odds they're up against, and what a good showing they can make."
NOV 27 (Philadelphia Inquirer) - The colorful Green Bay Packers, champions of the NFL, battle the revamped Yellowjackets here today in a game that may virtually decide the champions of the league for the Packers. For two seasons the Wisconsin grid machine went along before it was checked. Two weeks ago in Chicago, it was upset by the Cardinals, a team piloted by Ernie Nevers, and then on Sunday the New York Giants won from the Packers, although reports say that the Packers outplayed the New Yorkers and should have had touchdowns twice, once with the ball on the one-yard line and again on the five-yard line. The visitors come here from Atlantic City where they have been since Monday. They will go here to New York where they encounter Stapleton on Sunday. Then they come back to Atlantic City and remain until Friday, December 5, when they return west to meet the Bears in Chicago on Sunday, December 7. When Red Cagle, former Army star, opposed the Packers on Sunday he said that he never had seen such a lineup in football. The Packers will send the same men into action as faced the Giants. Their weights are: Dilweg, 205; Hubbard, 240; Michalske, 210; Earpe, 240; Bowdoin, 234; Sleight, 228; Nash, 210, a total of 1,567 pounds, or an average of 224 pounds. The game today means everything to the Packers, who must win to stay in the running for the title as the Giants passed them on Sunday. The Frankford boys are primed for the fray and every man is in the best of condition and ready to battle to lower the colors of the Wisconsin outfit. The visitors have with them some of the best players in pro football and men who have been named year after years on the all-pro football eleven. In this list are Mike Michalske, guard; Lavvie Dilweg, end, and Verne Lewellen, halfback. The trio seems to improve as the years roll on. Lewellen has been with the team seven years and Coach Lambeau is serving his twelfth campaign.
(NEW YORK) - It isn't often that a fighting team bites the dust but that's just what happened here at the Polo Grounds when Benny Friedman's New York Giants, augmented by Red Cagle, formerly of West Point, nosed out the Green Bay Packers by the score of 13 to 6 in a thrilling combat before a crowd of some 37,000 wild spectators, who nearly went crazy as the cowhide was grilled up and down the chalk marked field. This was the largest turnout that has witnessed a pro football game since Red Grange joined the Bears back in 1925, fresh from Illinois, and played here in Gotham. Some of the veteran New York scribes ran out of adjectives trying to describe the exhibition. They all agreed that it was the greatest football game they ever witnesses and what's more added they had some doubts if the better team won. However, in football, touchdowns and goal kicks decide the winner instead of first downs and  penalty yardage. Record show that the Packers came through with fifteen first downs to the Giants' nine, while the Bays were penalized some 72 yards while the New York gridders only lost ten.
Referee Tommy Hughitt and his associates, there were three of them, seemed to spend the majority of their time watching the yellow sweatered Packers. Possibly the color was a bit easier on the eyes than the dirty maroon of the Giants. Anyway, their decisions certainly seemed to be off color and one ruling on a touchdown ​play, which took away a glorious chance for the Bays to knot the count even drew a Bronx cheer from the fans. This came with about five minutes to play in the fourth stanza and the Packers were fighting as they have never fought for a touchdown. Once the fighting went so far that Red Dunn took a punch at Referee Tommy Hughitt and the Bays lost half the distance to their goal line, 17 yards. This put the ball back to the Bays' 17 but it didn't kill the spirit because the Badgers picked up speed again and some great line plunging by Bo Molenda coupled with some great forward passing took the cowhide well into Giant territory. At this stage of the territory even the staid old Broadwayites were yelping, "Hold 'em", but while Friedman and Co. couldn't, the officials could. A penalty for holding set the Bays back 15 yards but this yardage was picked up by a pass. Another good gain was scratched out for offside. Here it looked as if the offense was stopped by Lavvie Dilweg rose to the occasion. He leaped in the air to snatch a pass and was dumped on the four-yard line. It was one of the main great plays by Dilweg.
The crowd was in an uproar. The Green Bay plunges picked up a couple of yards then another thrust put the ball but inches from the goal. On the next rush Molenda plunger over and Referee Hughitt raised his hands to signal a touchdown, only to have Head Linesman John Reardon discount it all by claiming that both sides were offside. This mean another rush and once again it seemed as if the Bays were over, but Hughitt couldn't see it that way. The Giants kicked out to their 30-yard line. Once again the Packers started, a line plunge made three but on the next attempt, a forward pass was intercepted by one of Tim Mara's high priced hirelings and a few seconds later it was all over. As the Packers were limping into their dressing room. Referee Hughitt dashed up the runway and one of the Bays expressed himself: "Say, Tommy, you should get that ball and wear it for a watch charm." If looks could kill, every member of the Bays would have been dead and buried. Anyway, Sir Thomas couldn't penalize the Packers again because the game was over.
Red Cagle made his pro league debut and turned in a fair job. The former West Pointer displayed a lot of intestinal fortitude as the Packers were on him every minute and there was no kid glove handling. He caught the opening kickoff of the game and was dumped pretty hard. A short time later, in this same frame, Nash collided with Cagle and they both went to the sidelines, the worse for wear. Cagle returned in the second half and got a hand from the crowd for his gameness. Following the opening kickoff, the Giants failed to gain much on three thrusts and Friedman punted. It was the Bays' ball on their own twenty. The Packers found the going tough and Lewellen kicked back to midfield. The Giants booted again after three drives and the Packers secured possession of the oval 
NOV 24 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Joe Savoldi, who last week withdrew from Notre Dame to avoid expulsion, has signed a contract to play professional football with the Chicago Bears, according to received here today from Chicago, refuting the statements of Chicago and Milwaukee newspapers last week that he was sure to play with the Packers. Savoldi will be with the Bears when they meet the Cardinals Thanksgiving Day, according to Managers Sternaman and Halas. They claim that as long as Savoldi, in effect, was expelled from Notre Dame, he no longer is a member of the 1931 graduating class. A National league rules bars teams from signing college players until their class has been graduated. Despite the claims of Halas and Sternaman that Savoldi is eligible to play, Coach E.L. Lambeau claims he is ineligible. Lambeau wired the following statement today: "President Joe F. Carr of the National league notified me to 'lay off' Savoldi until his class graduated next June. I have followed his instructions completely. I can't see how the Bears can use Savoldi. It would be in direct violation of the NFL regulations which provide that no player can be signed or used by a National league club until his class is graduated."
NOV 25 (Atlantic City) - Still hopeful of retaining the championship bunting in the NFL race, the Green Bay Packers went to work here Tuesday morning in a stiff drill at the Municipal stadium. Coach Lambeau is determined to mop up the remaining games on the schedule as he figures the Giants are apt to stub their toes in one of their four remaining conflicts on their schedule. If Friedman, Cagle & Co., take it in the nose once and the Packers sweep clean, Dr. W.W. Kelly will have to arrange another flag raising celebration in Green Bay next September. The trip from New York to Atlantic City was made on schedule although Johnny Blood just made the train by the skin of his teeth. The "Vagabond" explained his late arrival by the fact that his bandaged eye prevented him from getting a full view of things...CHECK IN MONDAY: The Morton hotel, where the Bays are headquartered, is getting to be a quite pro football headquarters as the Chicago Bears only checked out three days before the Packers arrived. Some of the Packers commented on what a nice time would have been had by all if the Bruins stayed over and tried to rush Bronko Nagurski ahead for the choice dining room seats. The Bays checked in here Monday night at 6:30 and ten minutes later the gridders were making scores and kicking field goals over the tablecloth gridiron. Whitey Woodin suggested to some of the "freshmen" that they had better watch their step or else they would be penalized several helpings on the bill of fare. The national champions got quite a reception here as the sport scribes of both papers were on hand for an interview and the photo men were buzzing around the practice field to get action pictures of the gridders...MAY WORK INDOORS: There will be no practice missed here on account of bad weather as Ezra Bell, manager of the Morton hotel, has arranged for the Bays to use the Municipal auditorium in case the going is damp outside. This big hall is a gridiron natural with honest to goodness dirt on the floor and the flood lamps are so high up that even skyscraping punts never break a bulb. Several colleges have staged night football games on this indoor field this season. The Bays are looking for the jinx that pursued them during the Giant disaster. Several of the New York papers quoted statistics showing that the Packers won nearly everything but the game. However, "Umpire" Cal Hubbard still insists that runs, not base hits, count in baseball and that it is not first downs, but touchdowns that either make or break you in the football percentage table. The Yellowjackets are gunning for the Packers. That is the information that came to Coach Lambeau from one of his "unofficial" scouts in Philadelphia...NASH'S NOSE TENDER: Frankford would call its season a success if the Yellow Jackets could celebrate Thanksgiving Day by tossing the Bays for a "turkey". Among those present at the Giant game was Coach Bull Behman of the Quakers who was pushing a pencil nearly as hard as Molenda was pushing through the Giant front wall. Coach Curly Lambeau is doing considerable worrying about his wings. It is doubtful if Nash will see action as his nose is still very tender. Dilweg's wrenched knee is on the mend but it is just a question if it will stand up for 60 minutes. However, Lavvie never says quit and he will be in there battling just as long he cane stand on two feet. Blood's eye should be playable by Thursday and Lew Lewellen's stomach pains are growing less. Jug Earpe is giving his injured right hand the saltwater treatment and the passing paw is responding to treatment nicely. The other members of the squad are in fair shape and they have already started talking about starting a new winning streak. The team will leave here immediately after lunch on Wednesday for Philadelphia in a special car attached to the Quaker city express. While in Philly the Green Bay squad will stop at the Adelphia hotel.
NOV 25 (Philadelphia Inquirer) - The Green Bay
NOV 27 (Philadelphia) - A rule that goes back to the entry of Red Grange into professional football is being violated by the signing of Jumping Joe Savoldi of Notre Dame by the Chicago Bears, and, as a result, there is a possibility that the franchise of the Chicago team in the NFL may be cancelled, Coach Curley Lambeau of the Packers said here today. It also became known this evening that Dr. Harry A. March, president of the Giants, has protested to league officials as a member of the executive committee. The Giants have no remaining games scheduled with the Bears. Dr. March 
his college course at Illinois to play professional football. It appears to have been drawn specifically to cover such cases as Savoldi and Grange, with a view of preventing raids on college teams for it would be a simple matter for a student to "arrange" for his expulsion from college to become a professional.
NOV 27 (New York) - The college rule of the National Professional Football league, framed after the famous Red Grange jumped his college contract and waived a diploma for a professional career on the gridiron, hangs in the balance as a result of the signing of the Chicago Bears of the now equally famous Joe Savoldi, recently dismissed at Notre Dame. And as a result a battle which may cost the Bears their franchise looms. The plan to play Savoldi against the Cardinals in Chicago Thursday and in future contests has been protested officially by the New York Giants as at least a "technical" violation of the rule against the signing of players before their classes have been graduated from school. This was designed to prevent poor boys made famous at college from deserting their alma mater for the emoluments of professionalism. What action the Green Bay Packers, who are scheduled to play the Bears December 7, will take has not been determined, according to Coach Curly Lambeau, who was reached at Philadelphia by telephone Wednesday the Milwaukee Journal. Coach Lambeau said that the league rules provide for a fine of $1,000 for each game in which a team plays a man in violation of the college rule and declared emphatically that the franchise of the offending team may be canceled. It is known that Green Bay considered signing Savoldi and it is reported that manangement was warned by league officials that such procedure would be clearly in
the Jackets held the Packers to a no-score tie. This was the only game that Green Bay failed to tuck away in the victory column during the 1929 season.