dramatically bury themselves in a blanket when yanked. No, a professional team doesn't do any of the college frills. It's all matter of fact. But it does football. And how...AN EYEFUL: A former Big Ten star, an all-American in his day, and a varsity coach now at a large school in the middle west saw the Packers beat the Chicago Cardinals at Green Bay two weeks ago. "Whew," he exclaimed after the game. "I learned some things about football here I never knew before. Those fellows never make a mistake." And on analysis why shouldn't this be true? A team like the Packers is largely composed of the pick of the college men seasoned by several years of professional ball. A man just out of college ordinarily is not of professional caliber. He needs a year or so of apprenticeship to learn things his $7,500 a year college coach never taught him. If your doubt it, talk to any of the men who play with a team like the Packers. Red Dunn, who was the big noise at Marquette for several years and who now directs the mighty Bays at quarter, says he was practically lost his first year in pro ball. "I was like a rookie in a big league baseball camp. I found out I didn't know half as much football as I thought I knew." And Red, it might be added, is still regarded as the smartest quarterback who ever played under Marquette's banner...NAGURSKI AN EXCEPTION: There are, of course, exceptions to the general rule that a man just out of college is not of professional caliber. Bronko Nagurski of the Chicago Bears who plays here Thursday night is one of the exceptions. But remember there is only one Nagurski in every student generation or more. Just consider the lineup of this years' Packer team. This team is picked at random. There are any number of reserves, just as good as these men, weighing just as much, as having just as keen football sense. What would a bunch of college boys, no matter who the coach, do against them? Would they smash through a line that averages more than 230 pounds a man from tackle to tackle - not mere hulks, you understand, but smart football players who can move around when the occasion demands? Would they run the ends ragged with men like Hubbard and Sleight at tackles, Dilweg and Nash at ends?...FRIEDMAN FAILED: Would they pass this Packer team to death with Molenda, Blood, Lewellen and Dunn in the backfield? The greatest passer in football today, Benny Friedman, with a great bunch of receivers playing with him on the New York Giants, completed only two out of 25 or 26 passes against the Packers last year. Would the average college team do better? And who on college fields would outpunt Lewellen? Lew not only puts them out of of bounds where he wants them. What college team would outsmart these graduates of college teams? Rockne's? Warner's? Never. The professionals and the college will never mix, and so the question of which is better will probably never of which is better will probably never be fully settled. If you are one of the doubtful ones, however, just look over that lineup again.
GIANTS, PACKERS TO PLAY THIS SUNDAY
OCT 2 (New York) - Benny Friedman's New York Giants, runners up in the 1929 NFL race, entrain Thursday on a western trip that is apt to make or break them in this year's flag hunt. The Giants' squad of thirty players, officials and trainers will head directly for Green Bay, the home of the Packers, where they are billed for action Sunday against the title holders. This year's New York team includes all of the mainstays of 1929 except Red Flaherty, All-American pro end, who is coaching at Gonzaga. In Flaherty's place coach Andrews is using Morris Badgro, who made football history for Southern California. Badgro formerly played with Red Grange's Yankees and has been here often this summer as a member of the St. Louis Browns American League baseball club. He is an outfielder and played with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1929. Each year the Giants make it a practice to grab one of the outstanding college stars and this season Leonard Grant of New York University is the headliner. The backfield is rich with class. At quarter there is Benny Friedman, who is playing better football as a pro than at Michigan. In Mule Wilson and Horse Haggerty, New York has a pair of first string backs who spell yardage. Then there is New Sedbrook and Pat Moran, who can step into the lineup and gain ground. Heavy Feather is the fullback and there isn't a better plunger in the National league.
GIANTS LEAVE TONIGHT
OCT 2 (New York) - The New York Giants football squad composed of 20 players, Coach LeRoy Andrews, Dr. Harry A. March, president; Secretary T.A. Mara, Jr., and trainer Jimmy Walsh left here last night for Chicago, Ill., where the club's special car will be switched to a Northwestern train for the last lap of the journey to Green Bay, the home of the Packers, 1929 national champions whom the Giants meet on Sunday. The players making the trip are: Jack Haggerty, Ned Sedbrook, Mule Wilson, Dale Burnett, Al Feather, Pat Moran, Wiberg, George Murtagh, Jack Caywood, Melvin Mielziner, Joe Westoupal, Rudy Comstock, Pete Gilroy, Leonard Grant, Steve Owen, Flash Campbell, Morris Badgro, Red Owen, Mike Howard and Captain Benny Friedman. While in Green Bay, the Giants will headquarter at the Beaumont Hotel. The Thursday following the Packer game, the Giants will play in Milwaukee against the Nighthawks and then they will travel on to Chicago for a battle with the Bears at Wrigley Field on Sunday October 12. The New York club then returns home for a night game with the Chicago Cardinals at the Polo Grounds Wednesday October 15.