GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(CHICAGO) - Ernie Nevers set the pace and his Chicago Cardinals whipped the Green Bay Packers here Sunday afternoon, 13 to 6, something no other team in the National league has been able to do in the past two years. The defeat, administered before 12,000 fans, was the first suffered by the Packers since the fall of 1928 and checked their string of consecutive wins at 22.  Despite the reversal, Green Bay held its lead in the National league as the Chicago Bears trimmed the New York Giants the only team that had a chance to replace the Packers. The Cardinals won because they did nearly everything better than the Packers who looked stale from a succession of grueling contests. Only once were the Packers able to get underway for a drive down the field and it netted a score but on other occasions the powerful Cardinal defense that excelled the expectations of even its most ardent fans halted everything the Packers had to offer. For the Packers, it was the kind of a slump almost inevitable after playing the kind of football they have played for the past two years. The reversal probably will do the team more good than harm as it releases from the strain of keeping up a record of being unbeatable.
PLAYERS ON EDGE
Ernie Nevers had his players on a fighting edge and
they rose to their highest peak of the season, both on
offense and defense. They smashed the Packer line to
halt Green Bay's running game and broke up Packer
passes consistently. Nevers played the kind of football
that he alone can play, setting an example for his men
that left nothing to be desired. The former Stanford star
was by far the greatest ground gainer on the field. He
threw a pass for one touchdown, scored the second and
winning touchdown himself and to make the victory
more secure kicked the goal for an extra point after
crossing the goal. Besides doing this, he backed up the
line faultlessly, stopping everything that his linemen
didn't stop, blocked while others ran with the ball and
bested Green Bay punters in kicking. In all, it seems
that Nevers played quite a game. Passes played an
important part in the Cardinals' first touchdown, scored
in the second period. Nevers threw to Kassel to start a
march from midfield. Belden, Rose and Nevers carried
the ball to the seven yard line and a flat pass from 
Nevers to Belden brought the score. The kick for an 
extra point was wide.
PACKERS TIE COUNT
The Packers tied the count in the third period, thanks to
a great catch of a pass by Lavvie Dilweg, who was one
of the few Green Bay men who played great football.
Red Dunn, who also played a great game, contributed
his share towards the marker when he got loose on a 
run of 18 yards to the four yard line and McCrary carried
the ball over the goal line after three plays had netted
only two yards. Red's kick for placement was low. 
Nevers and Rose were prominent in the fourth period,
smashing down the field from the 45 yard line to the
touchdown that brought victory. Running plays, with one
wingback in motion, gained most of the ground and
Nevers went over the one yard line after three plays for 
a touchdown. He then kicked the goal giving his team a
13 to 6 lead that was held until the end. Plays went
wrong for the Bays before the battle was three minutes
old. They were presented with a scoring opportunity by
the Cardinals on the opening kickoff and when they 
failed to take advantage of it, the Cardinals took heart
and continued to improve as the Packers failed to snap
out of their sluggish play.
BAKER FUMBLES BALL
A fumble by Baker on the opening kickoff, recovered by
Franta, gave Green Bay the ball on the Cardinal 35-yard
line before the game was a minute old but after going to
the ten-yard line on a pass from Lewellen to Englemann
they were halted and lost the balls on downs. After an
exchange of punts later in the same period, Green Bay
tried a pass deep in its own territory that was
intercepted by Belden on the Packers' 25-yard line. Two
plays failed to gain however and Franta broke through
the line and threw Nevers for a 15-yard loss on the 
fourth play, Green Bay taking the ball and punting deep
into Cardinal territory. Randolph, Cardinal center,  smashed through the Green Bay line a few minutes after the start of the second period and blocked Lewellen's punt, knocking the ball back to the 20-yard line where he fell on it. Nevers fumbled on the 21-yard line, however, and Perry recovered for Green Bay and they again punted out of danger. Taking the ball in midfield after Lew's punt, Nevers dropped back and heaved a pass to Kassel for a 14-yard gain to put the ball on the 39-yard line. Nevers picked up six yards on the right side of the Green Bay line and then cut back on a tricky play to the left for a first down. On a triple pass play, Belden broke through for a nine-yard gain to put the ball on the 17-yard line. Rose then figured in a triple pass play, gaining seven yards and a first down to put the ball on the seven-yard line. Nevers was stopped cold at center and Belden lost a yard at the same place. On the third play, Nevers cut to the right and back and shot a flat pass to Belden, who dove over the goal for a touchdown.
MOLENDA RECOVERS FUMBLE
Bo Molenda recovered a Cardinal fumble before the second half was three minutes old, giving Green Bay the ball on the Cardinal 35-yard line. Dunn then passed
to Dilweg for a first down on the Cardinal 22-yard line
and on the next play when all receivers were covered on
a pass play, Red raced over the right side of the field for
a first down on the four-yard line, side stepping and
shifting to pick up 17 yards. Three plays pushed the ball
up to the one yard line and on the fourth play McCrary
cut to the right on a fake straight buck for a touchdown.
Green Bay was forced deep into its own territory late in
the third period when a great kick by Nevers was
downed on the Packer three-yard line. The period ended
before the Packers could put the ball into play but at 
the start of the fourth quarter, Blood punted out, Boyd
getting the ball on his own 40-yard line where Zuver
downed the ball. Rose broke through the line and went
22 yards before he was run out of bounds on the next
play. Nevers was stopped after a two-yard gain and
Rose also was stopped on a similar play. On the fourth
down, Nevers dropped back to his own 25-yard line for a
placekick but the pass from center was low and he did
not have time to kick, so he picked up the ball and 
threw it wildly to the left. The Packers claimed that
Nevers intentionally grounded the ball and should be
penalized, but Referee Cahn failed to agree with them 
and gave the Packers the ball on the 20-yard line. After 
a few plays that gained only three yards, the Packers
punted to Boyd, who was downed in his tracks on the
43-yard line. Rose picked up three yards on a right side cut through tackle and Nevers added seven more to the left for a first down. Rose then broke away to the left for a 14-yard gain to the 13-yard line. From that point Nevers went over for a touchdown on successive plays as related before.
GREEN BAY -  0  0  6  0 -  6
CHI CARDS -  0  6  0  7 - 13
2nd - CHI - Bunny Belden, 6-yard pass from Ernie Nevers (Nevers kick failed) CHICAGO CARDINALS 6-0
3rd - GB - McCrary, 2-yard run (Dunn kick failed) TIED 6-6
4th - CHI - Nevers, 1-yard run (Nevers kick) CHICAGO CARDINALS 13-6
NEWS AND NOTES
SIDELIGHTS
NOVEMBER 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Bill Kern was used at tackle part of the game and showed that he has lost none of his ability that made him a sensation his first year in the pro game last season. He figured prominently in several plays while in action...Franta, recently purchased from Minneapolis, also figured in a few good plays while he worked in the first period...Capt. Lambeau had all of his new men except Kern in the starting lineup. Pape didn't have a chance to get started as he was smothered before he could get underway on the few occasions he carried the ball...The Cardinals made 12 first downs to 5 for the Packers. Nine of the Cardinals downs were made on running plays and two on passes. The Packers made two first downs on running plays and three on passes...The Packers completed three of 11 forward passes for a gain of 58 yards. The Cardinals completed four of nine passes for a 31 yard total gain...Bullet Baker, former Packer halfback, played the entire game. He only carried the ball once but did some fine blocking for the other Cardinal backs..The Lumberjack band and about 800 fans from Green Bay and other Wisconsin cities were on hand for the game. The band played between halves and at intermissions and was given a fine reception by the fans...Although the weather was cloudy and rain threatened early in the afternoon, the sun came out and continued to shine most of the games. The field was wet in spots from the rain in the morning.
EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING
NOVEMBER 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Gloom was knee deep on the fifth floor of the Del Prado hotel, Chicago, about 4:45 Sunday afternoon as the Packer players were shedding their uniforms after taking it on the chin for the first time since Thanksgiving Day 1928. There wasn't much being said. Finally, one of the gridders spoke up saying: "Call the Trib and see how bad the Giants whipped the Bears." Somebody replied with the request, and when the party on the telephone said, 'What', loud enough to be heard back in Green Bay, those in the room began jumping around like mad men. "12-0 Bears" was the joyous flash. The news spread like wildfire around the fifth floor thanks to a "Paul Revere" Packer who dashed through the ball in his shirt tail yelling, "Bears 12, Giants 0". And during all the hub-bub, one member of the Packer squad who loves his victories better than anything else in the world just sat in a chair staring at the floor. Probably for about five minutes this team veteran didn't say a word, then looked up and remarked: "Boys, I guess He is with us yet."
SAVOLDI WITHDRAWS FROM NOTRE DAME; MARRIAGE BLAMED
NOVEMBER 17 (South Bend) - Joseph H. "Jumping Joe" Savoldi, leading football scorer in middle western collegiate circles, today withdrew from Notre Dame. Officials of the school announced the withdrawal, but declined comment "in pursuance of their policy of avoiding publicity."  News of the star's withdrawal was announced by the university with this crisp statement: "Joseph Savoldi has withdrawn from Notre Dame". No explanations were offered or made although the withdrawal was known to have been made because of the football star's secret marriage to Audrey Koehler of South Bend in May, 1929 and his recent action to obtain a divorce. It was reported that Savoldi would join
a middle western professional football team and the
appearance here Saturday at the Notre Dame-Drake
game of E.L. "Curly" Lambeau, manager of the Green
Bay Packers, gave rise to the belief that he would play
with the Green Bay team...Capt E.L. Lambeau could
not be reached today concerning reports that "Jumping"
Joe Savoldi would join the Packers, but other officials of
the team denied that he had been signed. Lambeau had
not returned from Chicago at 2 o'clock this afternoon but
was expected in later in the day. It was explained by G.
W. Calhoun, secretary of the club, that a National 
league rule prevents a man who has quit school from
playing in the league until after his class is graduated.
Savoldi's class will be graduated next June. As this rule
is seldom waived, it is unlikely that Savoldi will play
professional football this year.
PACKERS BEGIN PRACTICE FOR GIANT BATTLE
NOVEMBER 18 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The 
Green Bay Packers went to work this morning at the
Joannes park practice field in a way that forecasts
trouble for the New York Giants when the clubs meet
Sunday afternoon at the Polo Grounds in the game that
will probably decide possession of the National league
bunting for 1930. All the men were on hand for the drill,
and the extra long session, as Coach Lambeau is 
determined to have the club right on edge for the 
skirmish with Benny Friedman, Red Cagle and other
Giants...HOSPITAL LIST CLEARED UP: The Bays 
came out of the Cardinal upset in good physical shape
and the squad will be without a hospital list this Sunday
unless some unexpected injuries crop out during the
week. The Packers will practice Wednesday and
Thursday. The workout Thursday will be started earlier
than usual to give the squad time to attend the Rotary
club luncheon and also enable Bud Jorgenson a few
extra minutes to pack the half dozen property trunks for
the eastern invasion...PRACTICE IN NEW YORK ON
SATURDAY: According to the present schedule, the
Bays will leave over the Milwaukee road early Thursday
afternoon for Chicago ahen the special Pullman car will
be attached to a Pennsylvania train for Gotham. On
arriving in New York, the team will headquarter at the
Lincoln hotel, Times Square. There will be a practice
Saturday morning at the Dewitt Clinton high school
stadium. On Monday after the game with the Giants,
the Packers will head for Atlantic City where they will
stay until late Wednesday, when they will depart for 
Philadelphia. The game with the Yellowjackets is
scheduled for Thursday afternoon (Thanksgiving Day).
Since 1925, Green Bay has been the Turkey Day gridiron attraction in the Philadelphia suburb...LIDBERG IS RELEASED: Announcement of the unconditional release of Carl Lidberg, veteran fullback, and the suspension for the remainder of the season on Ken Radick, tackle, and Dave Zuidmulder, halfback, was announced by Coach Lambeau on his return from Chicago late Monday night.
GIANTS TUNING UP
NOVEMBER 18 (New York) - When Benny Friedman's
New York Giants crawled out of the mud last Sunday 
after a terrific beating at the hands of the Chicago Bears
they suddenly discovered to their great satisfaction that
the NFL championship was still within their reach, and
immediately prepared to reach for it in earnest. This
Sunday the Green Bay Packers, who are leading the
Giants by half of a game, come here to meet Giants.
The contest is a championship game. The Giants have
been beaten by the Packers this season, but if they 
can make a last successful stand against the big Bay
team next Sunday, they will have a grip on the 
championship pennant, and once they get it they will
hang on with new spirit. The defeat last Sunday was
largely due to the mud and the rain, which prevented
Friedman from getting his aerial game started, and it
means nothing as an indication of what may happen
next Sunday. The Giants have been going all season
winning most of their games, and depending upon
someone else to knock off the Packers. The Cardinals
of Chicago gave them a hand last Sunday when they
dumped the national champions for the first time in two years, but the Giants know how that there is a lot of sound good sense in the old saying, "if you want a thing done well, do it yourself", and that is just what they will do next Sunday if they can. They are making every preparation for the coming battle with the league leaders here next Sunday, and if the weather is fair, and the field dry, there will be a history making contest at the Polo grounds. It is a battle for the world championship, and both teams know it.
​PACKERS WILL PLAY AT STAPLETON NOV. 30
NOVEMBER 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay Packers will play in Stapleton, Staten Island, N.Y., on Sunday, Nov. 30. This will be the third game of the eastern trip, the first contest being Sunday in New York while on Thanksgiving Day the national champions will make their annual appearance against the Yellowjackets at Frankford, Pa. The Packers were originally scheduled for Newark, N.J., on Nov. 30, but the Skeeters went on to the financial rocks about a week ago and the Packer management has been carrying on negotiations to plug the schedule gap in the best possible manner...FIRST TIME IN STAPLETON: Green Bay has never played in Stapleton in and President Joe F. Carr of the NFL urged Green Bay to meet the Stapes on this date. The league executive even went so far as to induce Providence to call off a game which the Steamrollers had booked with Stapleton on Nov. 30. The Football corporation had several irons in the fire. One of the Chicago papers figured on bringing the Packers back to the Illinois metropolis for a charity game at Soldiers' field with the Cardinals but this proposal fell by the wayside after several conferences Monday. The Memphis Tigers came to bat with a fairly attractive offer but the jump from Philadelphia to Memphis was considered a bit too much out of the way with the only profit going to the railroad companies. Executives of the Football corporation, meeting at noon Monday, wired a counteroffer to the Stapleton management, which included a rain or shine contract and acceptance was received Tuesday evening at 7:30...STAPES ARE TOUGH: This Stapleton club is tough. In a recent game with the Giants, the Islanders held the lead 7-6 until the last minute of play when Benny Friedman slipped over a field goal from the 35-yard line. The Stapes have an all-star backfield which includes Doug Wyckoff, Georgia Tech, who coaches the team; Ken Strong, all-American from New York "U", Follett, Snyder, Meyers and Mickey Finn. With the closing of the Stapleton game, all arrangements for the eastern trip were completed. A last minute change was made in the traveling schedule to get the squad into New York City early Friday evening instead of spending two nights on the sleeper. After banqueting at the Rotary club here Thursday at noon, the Packers will board the Milwaukee road train which is scheduled to arrive in Chicago about 7 p.m. The Packers special Pullman will be switched to a Pennsylvania road flyer. This train arrives in New York at 6:45 Firday night. The Packers squad will not lay over in Pittsburgh half a day as they have done in other years...GO TO ATLANTIC CITY: Following the game in New York this Sunday, the national champions leave Monday afternoon for Atlantic City where they will stay until late Wednesday when they move on to Philadelphia for the Thanksgiving Day game with the Yellowjackets at Frankford. Saturday the club returns to New York for the Stapleton engagement. Stapleton is only 30 minutes via subway and ferry from downtown Gotham. On Monday, Dec. 1, the Packers return to Atlantic City where they will remain until Friday afternoon when they take the Liberty limited, one of the Pennsylvania's crack trains, on the return trip to Chicago. The Bays are booked to face the Bears again in the Windy City on Sunday, Dec. 7...PLAY PORTSMOUTH, DEC. 14: After the Bear game, the Packers will return home for several days and then hit the trail for Portsmouth, O., where the final encounter of the National league season is booked for Dec. 14. While in the east, the Packers will stop at the Lincoln hotel in New York, the Hotel Morton in Atlantic City and the Adelphia in Philadelphia. These are the same hotels that the national champions used on their eastern swing in 1929.
JOE SAVOLDI MAY PLAY WITH PACKERS IN 1931
NOVEMBER 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Although no offer has been made or terms discussed, it is likely that "Jumping Joe" Savoldi, star Notre Dame fullback, will play with the Packers next season, Capt. E.L. Lambeau said today. Savoldi recently withdrew from Notre Dame after applying for a separation following a secret marriage. Savoldi expressed a desire to play with the Packers when he talked to Coach Lambeau Saturday at the Drake-Notre Dame game and told the Packer coach that he would discuss terms with the Green Bay team before he went to any other pro squad next fall.
EXPECT RECORD CROWD
NOVEMBER 19 (New York) - Timothy Mara and his associates of the New York Giants are looking forward to the biggest professional crowd on record here Sunday when Benny Friedman and his cohorts tackle the Green Bay Packers, national champions, at the Polo grounds in a game on which hinges the ownership of the 1930 bunting. The biggest pro crowd on record was in 1925 when the Chicago Bears came here with Red Grange, fresh from the college ranks, and met the Giants before some 55,000 spectators. The New York management will be greatly disappointed if Sunday's turnstiles click doesn't exceed that figure. The appearance of Red Cagel, former West Pointer, in the Giants' lineup, should bring extra hundreds to the game as "Onward Christian" has a following all of his own in Gotham territory. In order to make room for Cagel, Coach Le Roy Andrews has released Mule Wilson, halfback, and George Stahlman, guard.
Chicago Cardinals (5-5-2) 13, Green Bay Packers (8-1) 6
​Sunday November 16th 1930 (at Chicago)
club held at the Beaumont Hotel yesterday. Each took his bow and held the spotlight for a moment, and when it was all over the Packers were on their way east, to collect a second professional league championship, while the East and West high school squads knew that their fellow townsmen also had an interest in the outcome of the Thanksgiving Day battle. It may be incorrect to say definitely that the Packers will bring back another championship, but there can't be any doubt about their having left with that in mind, and very firmly fixed. The Big Bay Bruisers expressed a somewhat impressive determination to do just that, through four impromptu talks by Jug Earpe, Johnny Blood, Mike Mcihalske and Lew Lewellen. "We're just as good a team as we were two weeks ago," Jug offered. "I know of at least three  games in the east that we're going to win, and I don't know any reason why we can't keep the pennant."...SPIRIT OF FANS BIG HELP: The "vagabond halfback" was his usual debonair self as he expressed the opinion that it was the spirit of Green Bay fans that made the fight for
national honors worth while. "Green Bay has been good
to me," the boy from New Richmond said, "and to all of
the other members of the club. We're going to try just
as hard as we can to be good to Green Bay by bringing
back the national championship." There was more to
Johnny's talk than that, but the gist of his remarks is
summed up in the paragraph. Mike was shorter but 
quite as convincing as he said that he didn't know 
whether the team would win or lose, but he did know
that it would fight like a word that has no place in a
family newspaper. Lewellen introduced the members of
the Packer squad in the absence of Coach Lambeau,
and through various side remarks during these
introductions intimated that the club would make a very
determined effort to hold the top of the national
professional standings list. All of these assurances
were unnecessary, however, after County Clerk H.J.
Neville, near the close, read the resolution of the Brown
County Board of Supervisors, solemnly charging the
Packers to return with the bacon in their possession.
The resolution appeared in last night's Press-Gazette...
CAPACITY CROWD PRESENT: A crowd that filled the
main dining room of the hotel to capacity and overflowed
into an auxiliary room, turned out to wish the Packers
good luck, and to mentally extend the same wish to 
their favorites in the Thanksgiving Day fracas. A.B.
Turnbull, former president of the Packer Football corporation, called upon by Lewellen as one who has played a prominent part in the development of the organization, said that he was proud of his affiliation with the team, and expressed his confidence in their ability to return with sufficient victories to make their championship standing secure...KELLY EXPRESSES CONFIDENCE: Dr. W.W. Kelly, also a former president of the corporation, expressed a deep admiration for and confidence in this year's squad, and reminded them as they left on their eastern trip that theirs was a slightly different club than others in the professional cycle. While other teams may be owned by men who are professional promoters and interested solely in gate receipts, the Packers are playing for the people of Green Bay and vicinity, to whom victory is sweet, and defeat a disappointment. He expressed regret that he might not accompany them on their trip, but assured them that he, with other Green Bay fans, would follow their fortune via radio, and closed with the remark that his telegram of congratulation on the winning of the New York Giants game would be written before the game started.
PACKERS AND GIANTS BATTLE IN NEW YORK
NOVEMBER 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Mayor Jimmy Walker, ex-Governor Al Smith, and Joe F. Carr,
president of the National league will be among the 40,000 spectators at the Polo grounds here Sunday afternoon when Benny Friedman's New York Giants,
reinforced by Red Cagle of West Point fame, will tackle
the Green Bay Packers in a professional football game
which will decide the 1930 championship. Never before
has a postgraduate fracas stirred up so much interest
along Broadway and Tim Mara, owner of the Giants, 
who recently lost a legal skirmish involving thousands to
one Gene Tunney, hopes to make up the difference here
Sunday to the tune of a merry turnstile clip. The national
champions arrived here Friday night and Coach Curley
Lambeau reported his club fit for action. One of the New
York scribes started popping a few questions at the Bay
leader and he was answered pleasantly enough until he
asked - "What was wrong last Sunday in Chicago with
the Cardinals?" - Lambeau bit off this query with -
"Forget about that - we are here to beat the Giants and
there is nothing else on our minds."...FILLED WITH
PEP: The Green Bay squad looks pretty husky and the
23 players all seemed filled with pep as they went
through their daily dozen Saturday at the Dewitt Clinton
high school practice field. Coach Lambeau had two
complete squads running signals and the way these
Badgers tossed forward passes around amazed the 
eyes of a few New Yorkers who lingered outside the wire
fence and gave the strangers the double-o. The New
Yorkers have been giving unusual prominence to the
game and the visitors have received many favorable
comments from the leading scribes, several of whom
brushed the dust off the 1929 files and told the natives
once again how the Packers, using only a dozen man,
taught the Giants a football lesson that they will never
forget. Another sportswriter broadcast the fact that one 
of the two games the Giants lost this season was
captured by Green Bay. One of the "tabs" paid tribute to
Verne Lewellen as the only district attorney in the USA
playing professional football, also mentioning the fact
that when it came to punting he could call his shots
within a five yard stripe...CAGLE TO PLAY: Much
publicity is being given to Red Cagle. This will be his
first start as a pro football player and opinions differed
whether he would flash so brightly in the postgraduate
​game as he did when lugging the cowhide for Uncle
Sam's future general at West Point. Cagle is being 
used as a running mate to Sedbrook with either Wiberg
or Feather at fullback and the one and only Friedman
holding down the quarterback's post. The Packers
arrived at the Lincoln hotel Friday night after riding one
of the Pennsylvania road coach trains from Chicago.
When the Badger squad of man mountains egged up to
the registration desk, Guy Leaper was on hand to
officially welcome the squad to New York. There wasn't
much excitement en route, according to the players,
although Johnny Blood staged a show Friday morning
when he cold toweled several of the late sleepers. Red
Dunn was much put out and chased the vagabond
halfback as far as the blue pajamas would allow but 
Blood was foxy and retreated to the next coach where
there were several women and Dunn's modesty prevented him from continuing any further although some of his teammates urged him on. Coach Lambeau refused to divulge his starting lineup but it was figured that he would shoot the works right from the opening gun in hopes of taking the wind out of the Giants' sails before the first quarter is history.
PRO GRID NOTES
NOVEMBER 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Giant-Bear game was played under miserable weather conditions as a continuous rain made the gridiron a sea of mud. The murky going washed out the Giants' vaunted air attack as Friedman only connected on three tosses...The Atlantic coast downpour also washed out two other games. The Minneapolis appearance at Stapleton went int the water bucket along with the Portsmouth-Providence fray which met another postponement Monday night...The rejuvenated Frankford Yellowjackets chalked up their second victory in a row last Saturday by nosing out the Portsmouth Spartans, 7 to 6, in a thrilling combat. The Quakers comeback is a late season feature...The Chicago Bears are going to have a busy weekend as they lock horns with Frankford on Saturday and then catch a train on the fly for Ohio where they are booked to meet the Ironton club in a Sabbath day engagement...Memphis, one of the strongest "freelance" organizations in the country, will invade Chicago this week to tackle the Cardinals. In Bettencourt, center, and Banker, halfback, the Southerners have two outstanding gridders...A corking good exhibition of postgraduate footballing should be on tap this Sunday when Stapleton displays its gridiron wares in Brooklyn. Both teams possess a high powered air attack and stonewall forward lines...Providence is schedule to get a taste of midwestern football this weekend as Minneapolis is scheduled in the Rhode Island metropolis. If Jimmy Conzelman's gang is on, they should have little trouble with the Gophers...Among the Chicago Bear recruits who has made the grade nicely is Frump, a husky guard who has taken to the postgraduate like a duck does to water. The center flanker is tough and nothing seems to stop him.
SAVOLDI SIGNS TO PLAY WITH BEARS
NOVEMBER 23 (Chicago) - Joe Savoldi, who last week withdrew from Notre Dame to avoid expulsion, last night signed a contract to play professional football with the Chicago Bears. Savoldi, who has been regarded as the outstanding fullback of 1930 football, will be with the Bears when they play an exhibition game at Cincinnati today against the Ironton team, coached by Greasy Neal. He is not expected to get into the game, however, as Managers Halas and Sternaman want him to spend a day looking over the pro style of play. He will make his first appearance against the Cardinals Thanksgiving day. Savoldi had planned to join the Green Bay Packers next season. Both Joe and the Green Bay officials were under the impression that he was ineligible for competition this year. There is a rule in the NFL which bars teams from signing college players until their class has been graduated. Halas and Sternaman contend that as long as Savoldi, in effect, was expelled from Notre Dame he no longer is a member of the 1931 graduating class. Savoldi wants to play football. That is why he switched his allegiance from the Packers to the Bears. He is under contract to the Bears next season also.
PACKERS AND GIANTS TO FIGHT FOR PRO LEAGUE LEAD
NOVEMBER 23 (New York) - After sending his men through a light drill Saturday morning, Curly Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, pronounced them in perfect shape for the important National league professional football game with Benny Friedman's New York Giants at the Polo Grounds Sunday afternoon. First place, now held by the Packers, is at stake. The Packers arrived in New York Friday night, 23 strong, and set up their camp at the Lincoln Hotel, Times Square. The squad included Darling, Earpe, Zuver, Franta, Michalske, Woodin, Bowdoin, Perry, Sleight, Kern, Hubbard, O'Donnell, Dilweg, Nash, Lewellen, Dunn, Pape, Blood, Englemann, Fitzgibbons, Molenda and McCrary. Ken Radick, Ken Haycraft and Dave Zuidmulder were placed on the suspended list by Lambeau before the trip east. The largest crowd of the season is expected by Tim O'Mara, owner of the Giants, at Sunday's game. Football fans here have not forgotten the remarkable exhibition offered by the Packers in their victory over the Giants last year, and more than 30,000 spectators will probably pass through the turnstiles. Red Cagle's appearance in the Giants' lineup has also helped stimulate the advance sale. Cagle, who recently joined the Giants, has a large following in New York and football fans here are eager to see what the former Army flash will do on professional fields. In order to make room for Cagle, Coach Andrews released Mule Wilson, halfback. The Packers will remain in the east 10 days. Following their engagement with the Giants, they will go to Atlantic City until Wednesday; when they leave for Philadelphia and the game with the Philadelphia Yellowjackets Thanksgiving Day. From here they will return to New York to meet the Stapleton club at Stapleton, about 30 miles outside of New York, a week from Sunday. They will then go back to Atlantic City and remain there until Thursday, when they will leave for Chicago to meet the Chicago Bears again Sunday December 7. The Packers were originally scheduled to play Newark a week from Sunday, but the Newark club hit financial rocks and the game with Stapleton was substituted. The Packers have never played Stapleton before.
SIDELINE "COACHES" HOWL WHEN PACKERS LOSE A GAME; THEY WIN - ANOTHER STORY
NOVEMBER 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - It was ever thus. From the time the Packers were organized 11 years ago to the latest upset at the hands of the Cardinals, the drugstore and pool room sideline "coaches'  have been telling each other what they would have done if they were running the team. But thanks to the powers that be, the "I Would Have Made Good If Club" coaches have not been running the team. As a result, it stands today national champions and on top of the National league, ready to fight the Giants for a second straight championship. It has been a long hard pull to put the Packers in the championship class. It has been over a road beset with many pitfalls and hurdles, but the team has kept climbing, occasionally slipping and falling by the wayside but always getting back on the path again and struggling forward. At the helm of the team on this 11-year road has been one man, Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau, who probably has been both praised and criticized more than any man in Green Bay. It has been his hand that has steered the Packer craft through the turbulent waters. It has been he who has stood by his convictions although at times it seemed as if nearly
everyone was against him. It was he who listened to the
howls of the "wolves" when the Packers lost a game. It
was he who had to listen to advice from barbershop
coaches who thought they knew all about running a 
team. It was he who watched the skies in the lean 
years, wondering if it would rain at game time and if
there would be a crowd big enough to pay expenses. It
was he who saw possibilities in Verne Lewellen, Eddie
Kotal and many others and held them despite the cries of the "wolves". It was he who lived to see the time when those same men who cried for the blood of players, cheered and cheered as they figured in outstanding plays. When the team wins, the players praised and Capt. Lambeau is regarded as a master coach who knows how to handle men. But when the team loses, the men are a bunch of bums and the coach the biggest bum of the bunch. That's the general view  of the boys who "know it all and why". We wonder if there is another man in Green Bay who could have done what Curly has done. We wonder who else could take college stars, captain of their teams, All-Americans, all-Southerns, all-Westerns and "nobodies" who were taught many varieties of offense and defense and mold them into a machine that won 22 out of 24 games. We can't think of anyone who could handle that job as Curly has done it. Can you? This sounds like an eulogy. It is. It's for a man who deserves it. Eulogies are too often written after a man has "passed out of the picture", and we are doing it now.
SAVOLDI TO PLAY WITH GREEN BAY PACKERS IN 1931
NOVEMBER 19 (Chicago Tribune) - Joe Savoldi, who withdrew from the University of Notre Dame Monday to avoid expulsion, will play professional football next
year with the Green Bay Packers. Savoldi will be
reluctant to admit it. Officials of the Green Bay club will
 deny it. But unless the former Notre Dame star changes
his plans he will perform in the Packers' backfield next
September. There is a rule in the NFL, of which Green
Bay is a member, that no college man can play in
league competition until his class has been graduated.
Savoldi's class will finish its work next June. The league
also bars member teams from signing a college man
until he is eligible to play. Consequently, there will be no
official document to show that Savoldi will join Green
Bay. But he will be there when the Packers report for
practice. Green Bay will pay no fabulous price for
Savoldi's services. His salary will be less than $5,000,
but he will be provided with other work which will
increase his yearly income. Jumping Joe, who left
school after his matrimonial difficulties has been given a
public airing, is not through with football for the season.
He may play in the Thanksgiving Day game at Soldiers'
Field between old time Notre Dame and Northwestern
men in the Shriners' Fund. He is sure to appear in New
York on December 14 with a team of former Notre Dame
stars against the New York Giants. Proceeds of the
game
will go to Mayor Walker's unemployment fund.
500 CHEER AS PACKERS START EASTERN TRIP
NOVEMBER 20 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Amid
shrieking sirens of the fire department, the cheers of
more than 500 fans, and the encouraging refrains of "On
Wisconsin" played by the Legion band, the Packers
departed on a special coach over the Milwaukee road
this afternoon on their annual eastern invasion. They will
return either as twice champions or former champions.
The squad was given an enthusiastic sendoff by the
large crowd that gathered at the station to bid
"Godspeed". Cheers and whistles could be heard for
blocks as the train pulled out and the band played. The
train was one hour and 15 minutes late in pulling out,
waiting that length of time for the players to arrive after
partaking of a dinner given them by members of the
Rotary club. If it has not been for Cal Hubbard, the train
would have been only one hour and ten minutes late.
As the train prepared to get underway at 1:40 p.m., it
discovered that the big tackle was missing. After a few
minutes frantic search and wait, Cal and his wife and
baby were seen rushing toward the station. Cal said
goodbye to his family, boarded the train and it moved
out at 1:45 o'clock. The team snapped through a
spirited workout this morning at Joaness park before the
noonday luncheon. Considerable pep and enthusiasm
was shown by all men as they went though their final
paces in Green Bay before the all-important game in
New York Sunday that will practically decide the 1930
title winner. Arriving in New York tomorrow evening, the
Packers will rest and then take another workout 
Saturday morning for the game with the Giants at the
Polo grounds that will practically decide the 1930 NFL
championship. The players have put more pep and fire
in their workouts this week than at any other time this
season and as a consequence should be ready for a
great battle against the Giants. Now that the one poor
game that every team always experiences is out of 
their system, the players are confident of completing 
the season with a string of victories...23 MEN ON TRIP:
Capt. Earl Lambeau took a squad of 23 men with him
on the trip. Kenneth Haycraft, recently purchased from
Minneapolis, was suspended yesterday the remainder
of the season, making three men that the Packer now
have on the suspended list. Kenneth Radick and Dave
Zuidmulder are the other players suspended. All are
expected to be recalled for next season. Carl Lidberg
has been released. The men making the trip are
Darling and Earpe, centers; Zuver, Franta, Michalske,
Woodin and Bowdoin, guards; Perry, Sleight, Kern and
Hubbard, tackles; O'Donnell, Dilweg and Nash, ends;
Lewellen and Dunn, quarterbacks; Lambeau, Herber,
Pape, Blood, Englemann and Fitzgibbons, halfbacks,
and Molenda and McCrary, fullbacks...ALL IN SHAPE:
After playing the Giants, the Packers will go to Atlantic
City to prepare for the game with the Frankford Yellow
Jackets on Thanksgiving Day. The final eastern game
will be played Nov. 30 against Stapleton. After the
Stapleton game the Packers return to Atlantic City and
prepare for the Bear game at Chicago Dec. 7 and the
Portsmouth game at Portsmouth, Dec. 14. The squad is in the best shape of the season and should be ready to give the Giants the battle of the year. Every man is in condition to play. Jim Bowdoin, who has been out of the game for some time, has recovered from his injured leg. Wuert Englemann, halfback, who also sustained a leg injury some time ago, also has completely recovered. While in New York, the Packers will 
EUROPE TRIP A MYTH
NOVEMBER 20 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Published reports in the Milwaukee Sentinel this morning that the Packers had agreed to a trip to Europe and play exhibition football games against the Chicago Cardinals this winter were branded as "highly imaginative, untrue and utterly without reason or based on facts," Capt. E.L. Lambeau of the Packers said today. "We have never discussed such a trip with any members of the Cardinals," Lambeau said, "and have never had the slightest idea or plans for such a venture. Whoever wrote that must have had little to do. It is a wild ridiculous dream of someone who does not know what he is talking about. Practically all of our players are in some line of business. They wouldn't think of breaking off connections for such a trip." Capt. Lambeau also denied reports in the same newspaper that Joe Savoldi has been signed by the team. "That statement is also untrue," he said. "It would be foolhardy for me to even give him an offer at this time when our National league rules specifically state that no one can be signed before his class graduates."
PACKERS HAVE NOT SIGNED SAVOLDI
NOVEMBER 20 (Green Bay) - Published reports that the Green Bay Packers, National Professional Football league champions, had signed "Jumping Joe" Savoldi, former Notre Dame grid star, were denied positively today by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Packers. "The reports," Lambeau said, "that Savoldi had signed with the Packers probably originated after I went to South Bend, Ind., last Friday to visit Coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame. It was merely a friendly visit. It is true I met Savoldi and asked him if he contemplated going into professional football after finishing college. Savoldi said if he ever considered the game professionally, he would like to line up with the Bays." Lambeau stated a contract with Savoldi would be impossible because of a league rule prohibiting the signing of a player until after his college class has graduated. There was a report circulated that the Green Bay Packers may make a European trip with the Chicago Cardinals after the close of the National league season. While Packer officials deny that Joe Savoldi has signed with them Chicago reports insist that his name was on the dotted line. As yet, nothing definite has been decided upon the European invasion this winter. Dr. David Jones, owner of the Cardinals, is the originator of the plan and invited the Packers to make the trip with his club. The Packers have accepted and if plans go through, the two teams will be the first professional elevens in invade Europe. The Packers were given a rousing sendoff this afternoon when they left Green Bay on their eastern invasion. They meet Benny Friedman and his New York Giants in New York next Sunday. It is expected that a crowd of 30,000 fans will see the game.
ROTARY GIVES PACKER SQUAD WARM SENDOFF
NOVEMBER 21 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - With three championship banners as a backdrop, Green Bay's football heroes, professional and amateur, held the center stage at the dinner meeting of the Rotary