PLAYER           POS       COLLEGE   G YRS HT    WT
Frank Baker        E  Northwestern   2   1 6- 2 182
Nate Barragar      G           USC   7   1 6- 0 210
James Bowdoin      G       Alabama  13   4 6- 2 220
Hank Bruder        B  Northwestern  13   1 6- 0 190
Rudy Comstock      G    Georgetown  14   1 5-11 198
Boob Darling       C        Beloit   4   5 6- 3 215
Wayne Davenport    B  Hardin-Simm.   2   1 6- 4 185
Lavvie Dilweg      E     Marquette  14   6 6- 3 202
Waldo DonCarlos    C         Drake       1 6- 2 190
Red Dunn           B     Marquette  12   5 6- 0 178
Jug Earp           T      Monmouth  12  10 6- 1 235
Wuert Engelmann    B  S. Dakota St  14   2 6- 2 191
Paul Fitzgibbons   B     Creighton       2 5-10 174
Milt Gantenbein    E     Wisconsin  14   1 6- 0 199
Roger Grove        B   Michigan St  14   1 6- 0 175
Arnie Herber       B         Regis   3   2 5-11 208
Cal Hubbard      T-E        Geneva  12   3 6- 5 250
PLAYER           POS       COLLEGE   G YRS HT    WT
Ray Jenison        T  S. Dakota St   2   1 6- 2 220
Swede Johnston     B     Marquette   2   1 5-10 200
Verne Lewellen     B      Nebraska   7   8 6- 2 181
Hurdis McCrary     B       Georgia  12   3 6- 2 205
*-Johnny McNally   B     St. Johns  13   3 6- 0 190
Mike Michalske     G    Penn State       3 6- 1 215
Bo Molenda         B      Michigan  14   4 5-11 208
Tom Nash           E       Georgia  13   4 6- 3 210
Claude Perry       T       Alabama   5   5 6- 1 211
Ken Radick         T     Marquette   1   2 6- 0 210
Russell Saunders   B           USC   9   1 5-10 175
Red Sleight        T        Purdue  13   2 6- 2 228
Dick Stahlman      T        DePaul  14   1 6- 3 221
Mule Wilson        B     Texas A&M  12   1 5-11 190
Whitey Woodin      G     Marquette   2  10 5-11 206
Dave Zuidmulder    B   St. Ambrose   2   3 6- 1 184
* - Known as Johnny Blood
1931 RESULTS (12-2)
SEPTEMBER (3-0)
13 CLEVELAND INDIANS (0-0-0)             W 26- 0    1-0-0    5,000
20 BROOKLYN DODGERS (0-1-0)              W 32- 6    2-0-0    7,000
27 CHICAGO BEARS (1-0-0)                 W  7- 0    3-0-0   13,500
OCTOBER (4-0)
4  NEW YORK GIANTS (1-1-0)               W 27- 7    4-0-0   14,000
11 CHICAGO CARDINALS (0-1-0)             W 26- 7    5-0-0    8,000
18 FRANKFORD YELLOWJACKETS (0-3-1)       W 15- 0    6-0-0    6,000
25 PROVIDENCE STEAM ROLLER (1-2-1)       W 48-20    7-0-0      N/A
1931 IN REVIEW
Sparked by a 9-0 start, the Packers become the first team to win three straight NFL Championships with a 12-2 record, holding off a challenge from the Portsmouth Spartans.
GO YOU PACKERS GO
The 2006 season marked the 75th anniversary of the team’s official song, ‘Go! You Packers Go!’ Originally composed by Eric Karll in 1931, the song still is played before every game at Lambeau Field, after introductions and before the national anthem. Few people know that the famous modern-day chant, “Go, Pack, Go,” shouted by fans in unison at home games, orignated from Karll’s composition. Karll’s work came on the heels of Green Bay’s three consecutive NFL championships (1929-31).
Capturing the spirit of the day, and the passion of fans in his home state,
Karll enjoyed a successful composing career. He flourished on the
vaudeville circuit, becoming a renowned and highly regarded lyricist and
musical producer. A pioneer in the early days of radio, Karll also
originated a nationally syndicated show, Down at Herman’s. During World
War I, he produced a musical entitled Welcome Home, Sweet Home, to
entertain troops of the 32nd Division. He also drafted political music. One
of his jingles, Welcome Mr. Roosevelt, was used on the campaign trail to
inspire voters to re- elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt to a second term.
Born in 1888 in Reedsburg, Wis., Karll passed away in 1973. But his
legacy lives on his music, especially before every game at Lambeau
Field. The song’s lyrics:
Hail, hail, the gang’s all here to yell for you
and keep you going in your winning ways
Hail, hail, the gang’s all here to tell you, too, that, win or lose,
we’ll always sing your praises
Go, you Packers, go and get ’em
Go, you fighting fools, upset ’em
Smash their line with all your might
A touchdown, Packers, fight! Fight! Fight!
Fight on, you blue and gold, to glory
Win the game, the same old story
Fight, you Packers, fight and bring the bacon home to old Green Bay
NOVEMBER (4-2)
1  at Chicago Bears (3-2-0)              W  6- 2    8-0-0   30,000
8  STATEN ISLAND STAPLETONS (2-3-1)      W 26- 0    9-0-0    7,000
15 at Chicago Cardinals (2-3-0)          L 13-21    9-1-0    8,000
22 at New York Giants (5-4-0)            W 14-10   10-1-0   35,000
26 at Providence Steam Roller (4-3-2)    W 38- 7   11-1-0    5,000
29 at Brooklyn Dodgers (2-10-0)          W  7- 0   12-1-0   10,000
DECEMBER (0-1)
6  at Chicago Bears (7-4-0)              L  6- 7   12-2-0   18,000
PACKERS PLAY HERE SATURDAY
DECEMBER 9 (Milwaukee) - Headed by Red Dunn, a team composed of 16 members of this year's championship Green Bay club will play the Ische Radios, champions of the Wisconsin Professional League, at Borchert Field Saturday afternoon. The game will start at 1:45 o'clock. In addition to Dunn, the all-stars will include such noted players as Hank Bruder, Verne Lewellen, Wuert Englemann and Hurdis McCrary in the backfield, Jugger Earpe, Michalske, Jim Bowdoin, Whitey Woodin, Cal Hubbard, Duck Stahlman, Milt Gantenbein and Lavvie Dilweg will play in the line. The Isches will be strengthened by the addition of several college stars. Other players on the team are Shorty Mendelsohn, former Marquette back, Dieg and Richards. "While it is a trifle late in the season, I have been asked by so many fans to bring the Green Bay team here that I arranged Saturday's game," said Eddie Stumpf, who is backing the venture. "I tried to arrange the game for Sunday but the champions are scheduled to play the Fort Atkinson Blackhawks and we had to take the Saturday date." The Packers will not play the Fort Atkinson Blackhawks at Janesville Sunday, as reported by promoters of Janesville, President L.H. Joannes of the Packers said Wednesday. Several Packer players received offers to play as members of a barnstorming team against the Blackhawks, but are under contract with the Green Bay club until December 13, he said.
DUNN TO DIRECT PACKER STARS
DECEMBER 11 (Milwaukee) - Red Dunn, former Marquette star and the greatest quarterback in professional football, will direct the crack Green Bay Packers team against the Ische Radios at Borchert Field Saturday afternoon. Johnny Blood and Verne Lewellen will start at the halfback positions, and it is probable that McCrary will be at full. The 205-pound plunger was injured recently but no doubt will be able to play part of the game. Lloyd Scott, former backfield coach at Marquette, has been selected to referee the game, which will start at 1:45 o'clock.
LAST YEAR FOR DUNN
DECEMBER 11 (Green Bay) - Red Dunn, who helped the Packers will three national championships, announced Friday that this would be his last year in football. The noted forward passer had decided to retire, and in the future will devote his time to his insurance business. No doubt his determination to quit will bring many offers of coaching jobs, but Red says he had had enough football, and is through with the game for all time.
COLUMBUS SCRIBE HAS A GROUCH
DECEMBER 11 (Milwaukee Journal) - We believe it was Bat Nelson who coined the term "cheese champion" and hung it on Ad Wolgast. The Michigan Dutchman almost killed the Dane in a vicious 40-round battle, but Bat wasn't convinced and dubbed Al a roquefort titleholder, much to the amusement of the sporting world.  The term has almost been forgotten, but Mr. Bob Hooey dusted it off the other day and draped it over the championship banner of the Green Bay Packers. Mr. Hooey, who experts for the State Journal of Columbus, Ohio, has a large peeve because the Packers refused to play the Portsmouth Spartans in a post-season game. He infers that Green Bay was afraid and puts the Packer management on the griddle in the following manner: "Outside of Green Bay the championship of the Packers is a hollow one, as empty as a broken eggshell. It is a championship which was not defended against a deserving opponent. Sunday night after its second defeat of the season, Green Bay refused to play the Portsmouth Spartans, who at that hour were racing only one game behind the championship pack. The contest, tentatively scheduled, had been accepted as a championship match by all followers of the professional sport outside of the Green Bay district. Interest concerning the game in southern Ohio was mounting more rapidly than for any other previous encounter. Then came Green Bay's alarming refusal. Explanations accompanied the announcement. Weak to the core, they said that Green Bay fans had swayed their mind...the fans wanted the championship, no matter how gained...that Portsmouth had refused to give them a home date at the 1931 schedule meeting...that the players were tired of football...that the squad was in poor physical shape...and other tissue paper excuses. Under league rules Green Bay in a technical sense held the right to assert the refusal. But for the good of the sport, for the best interest of its league, and from popular demand Portsmouth should have had the right to test the playing caliber of the champions. Since the start of the season patrons of the Portsmouth eleven have been led to believe that they would get opportunity to see the leading Green Bay eleven. The supposed contest had been widely advertised for the last several weeks. Result of the Packer and Spartan contests of late made a "natural" out of the game. Green Bay withheld its decision until after the Chicago Bear game Sunday. The Bears won and the Packers' crown was toppling. Had Green Bay won it is practically certain it would have agreed to visit Portsmouth next Sunday, glad for the chance to strut on the Ohio gridiron, keenly partaking of the championship limelight, but with its crown not endangered. Such is the way of the cheese champions." Calling a club like the Packers "cheese champions" is a joke and Mr. Hooey no doubt was so warm under the collar when he penned his piece that he let his peeve run away with his better judgment. He also failed to stick to the record. According to Packer officials the game was never scheduled. The management does not believe in post-season contests and there was also the matter of money. The Portsmouth club owners are in financial difficulties, it is said, and Green Bay had no assurance that it would get its guarantee. Furthermore, there was no good reason for playing such a game. The Packers won the championship in the regular season and a post-season game would have no more bearing on the race than if the Yankees and Athletics had met after the close of the pennant chase to decide the championship of the American League. As for being afraid of the Spartans, that is also a merry jest. We believe that the Packers could have taken care of themselves very well in a game with the Portsmouth gentlemen. If they are "cheese champions", we'll take that kind for ours every time.
​PRO GRID OFFICIALS PUTS 4 PACKERS ON STAR TEAM
DECEMBER 16 (New York) - The Green Bay
Packers, champions of the NFL for the last three
years, won four places, all on the line, in the
all-star eleven picked by Jack Reardon, league
official for the last six years. The New York Giants
placed two men, Flaherty at end and Benny
Friedman, peerless passer, at quarterback. The
five other positions went to as many different
clubs. Explaining his selection, Reardon wrote:
"The Packers' strength was largely derived from
its powerful line. Cal Hubbard, giant tackle, and
Dilweg at left end, especially being outstanding.
Barrager at center, another Packer star, was
closely pressed by Hein of the Giants, picked for
the second team. The former's experience,
however, won him the nod. Both Dilweg and
Flaherty are fast, adept pass receivers and sure
tacklers. Lyman of the Chicago Bears is a great
tackle, like Hubbard, being particularly fast for his
size. Michalske of the Green Bay and Graham of
Providence are best of the guards, though Carlson
of the Bears and Diehl press them closely. Gibson
of the Giants, although he failed to place on the
first or second team, deserves mention. The
backfield includes four of the greatest players
developed in recent years. Never of the Cardinals
and Strong of Stapleton comprise the real offensive threats of their respective teams. Each is a triple threat of the highest order, being especially dangerous under fire. Their individual efforts made their clubs formidable throughout the season. Clark of Portsmouth exceeds Nevers and Strong at running the ends but follows his more noted companions in the other departments of backfield play. Nevertheless, his play was largely responsible for Portsmouth's great showing in running second to the champion Packers. Friedman at quarterback, with three great runners and pass receivers to work with, would have any opposition baffled from the opening whistle. In addition to being one of the greatest passers of all time, if not the best, he is a great line plunger. The first eleven, although it had the edge on the second, would experience plenty of opposition. Dunn is the smartest signal caller in the league but lacks Friedman's all-around ability. Blood and Presnell are two great halfbacks, while Lintenzich is a great blocker and kicker.
FOUR PACKERS HONORED ON OFFICIAL ALL-STAR PRO FOOTBALL TEAM
DECEMBER 20 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's Packers, National Professional league football champions for the third straight season, placed four men on the first team
and three on the second in the annual official all-star
selection. The selection was based on the vote of each
club in the league. New York's Giants with two men,
Chicago's Cardinals with two men, Portsmouth's Spartans
with two men and Chicago's Bears with one man complete
the lineup of the first team. Three teams were picked. Two
Milwaukee players, both former Marquette University stars,
were honored. Lavvie Dilweg was placed at one end on the
first team and Red Dunn at quarterback on the second
team. While most other businesses suffered because of
the depression, professional football enjoyed the greatest
season in its history this year. Larger crowds turned out all
around the circuit. At Green Bay additional stands were
built for two important games. At New York the Giants
twice played before a crowd of 40,000 and at Chicago the
Cardinals and the Bears each drew better than 20,000
several times. There was no dearth of good ends and the
votes were well scattered, although Dilweg again had a
commanding margin. The Packer wing saw action in every
game. He was pretty close to a "60-minute man". Badgro
of New York earned a shade decision over Johnson of the
Bears, McKalip of Portsmouth and Red Flaherty, Giant
veteran. Sensational pass grabbing was an outstanding
feature of the end play on the professional gridiron. Cal
Hubbard of Green Bay and Christensen of Portsmouth were
named for the tackle positions. While this was
Christensen's first season in post-graduate ball he showed
plenty of class. In several games he blocked punts that
turned the tide in favor of Portsmouth, Hubbard, a veteran
of the National league, had one of his best years. It was a
nip and tuck race for honors at guards. Two veterans,
Gibson, New York, and Michalske, Green Bay, made the
first team. The Packers' guard has been an All-American
for a number of seasons. Kiesling of the Chicago Cards and
Graham, the Providence captain, also played bang up
football on the defensive. There were three oustanding
centers - McNally of the Chicago Cards, Hein of New York,
and Barrager of Green Bay. The Cardinals snapperback
got the first team post for his aggressive play. The former St. Mary's star also passed well. Hein started off slowly but he finished the season playing the brand of ball that made him a college all-American in 1930. Barrager started off with Philadelphia and then was purchased by Green Bay, where he proceeded to play brilliant ball after catching the "drift" of the Notre Dame system. Clark, the Portsmouth flash, with his stellar passing, punting and open field running set the pace for the quarterbacks but he was closely pressed by Red Dunn, Green Bay veteran, who rated as the smarated field general in professional football. Dunn had one of his best years. Friedman of the Giants still can pass with the best of them but he seemed to lack some of his dash of other years. The Giants star didn't start his pro footballing this fall until after mid-season and this proved a handicap to him in the way of getting all-star honors. Views were varied about the halfback positions but the count showed Red Grange of the Chicago Bears and Johnny Blood of Green Bay leading Strong of Stapleton and Presnell of Portsmouth by a couple of votes. Grange had another great year. Blood led the league in scoring. He passed fairly well and did some fine punting for Green Bay. Strong was the ace for Stapleton. Presnell, former Nebraska star, covered himself with glory for Portsmouth. Nesbitt of the Bears developed rapidly during the season. He kicked well. Father Lumpkin again had a banner season for Portsmouth. Among the other star backs were Moran and Kitzmiller of New York; Vance of Brooklyn, and Shelley of Providence. Ernie Nevers again was the class of the fullbacks. The former Stanford flash, who was coach, captain, signal caller and so forth, for the Chicago Cardinals was practically a unanimous choice for the position. Nevers plays just as hard as he ever did and he is generally in the game four quarters. Bo Molenda, Green Bay, and Joesting of the Bears are placed on the second and third teams over Vokaty of Cleveland, Wyckoff, New York, and Parkinson, Stapleton.
LAMBEAU GOING WEST TO SCOUT FOOTBALL MATERIAL
DECEMBER 26 (Green Bay) - The first step toward winning another football team for the Green Bay Packers in 1932 was launched here Saturday when Coach E.L. Lambeau left for the Pacific coast to see the East-West combat at San Francisco. Some 44 of the best players in the country are billed for action in the charity combat, and Lambeau intends to give all the gridders a thorough once-over. Coach Dick Hanley has invited Lambeau to come direct to Palo Alton and see the "Easterners" go through their practice stunts. Following the game in Frisco, Coach Lambeau will travel on to Pasadena and hobnob with the members of the Tulane and Southern California teams. In 1931, Lambeau made the trip to the coast and his jaunt west resulted in Waldo Don Carlos, Milt Gantenbein and Hank Bruder casting their lot with the Green Bay organization.
HANK BRUDER TO WRESTLE ON GREEN BAY MAT
DECEMBER 27 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers football fans will see one of their star halfbacks in the role of wrestler here December 30 when Hank Bruder does his tug and grunt stuff. Dr. Alfred Clark, former wrestling coach at Valparaiso University, or Charles Peterson, a northern Michigan lumberjack, will be Bruder's opponent. George Trafton, another professional football player, has been tentatively matched with "Speed" Leavitt of Boston. And a curtain raiser, Zach Malkov, Chicago, is slated to take on Midget Fischer of Butternut, Wis.
BAY PROS BEAT ISCHES, 44 TO 0
DECEMBER 13 (Milwaukee) - The Green Bay Packer Pros, a barnstorming collection of the Green Bay Packers, went through the motions in four quarters of football with the Ische Radios, champions of the Wisconsin State professional league, at Borchert Field Saturday afternoon, and won in a canter. The score was 44 to 0. A crowd of 3,000 watched the game. Green Bay scored in every quarter. Bruder accounted for the first touchdown in the first five minutes of play on a plunge from the one-yard line. He added the second inside left end from the six-yard line a few minutes later. Englemann went over from the two-yard line for the third touchdown in the second quarter and hung up the fourth in the third quarter from the six-yard line. A pass, Bruder to Englemann, gave the Bay pros their fifth touchdown. McCrary hit the line for the sixth touchdown in the fourth quarter and a 30-yard pass play, Dunn to Bruder, accounted for the seventh and final touchdown late in the fourth quarter. The Bay Pros added extra points after their first and fourth touchdowns. The Isches never threatened to score. They played their best football of the afternoon in holding the Pros for downs on one occasion inside the 10-yard line. Francis Deig, former Marquette fullback, playing with the Isches, was the outstanding defensive man on the Ische team. Announcement was made that the Green Bay Pros would play a picked team of National league all-stars, headed by Ernie Nevers, at the baseball park Sunday December 20.
SMITH AND KRUGER PLAY AGAINST GREEN BAY PROS
DECEMBER 13 (Fort Atkinson) - Captain Hal Smith and Ken (Moose) Kruger of the 1931 University of Wisconsin football team have joined six other former Wisconsin stars to play with the Fort Atkinson Blackhawks against the Green bay professional team at Janesville Sunday. The game will start at 1:30 o'clock.
PACKERS WANT MORE GUARDS, ENDS, TACKLES
DECEMBER 13 (Milwaukee) - Although they finished their season only a week ago, Green Bay's Packers have already turned their attention to the 1932 campaign. The Packers want more guards, more tackles and more ends before they embark on another season. Although no plans have been announced, it is understood, Coach Curly Lambeau has sent out feelers to Clarence Munn, Minnesota's all-American guard; Johnny Baker, Southern California's all-American guard who won the Notre Dame game with a place kick in the last minutes of play; Dallas Marvil, Northwestern's giant tackle and Johnny Dalrymple, Tulane's All-American end. Only a team like the Packers would start as early as this on their next campaign. In season and off, they always have one eye cocked on the future. As champions, who give every indication they will be in the thick of the fight against next year, they could easily let the immediate future take care of itself. Instead, however, they go about their building process like a club that is only trying to get there instead of one that has already arrived. It explains, perhaps, why they continue to roll along, year after year, as one of the greatest football machines ever assembled.
BAY PROS BEAT HAWKS, 21-2
DECEMBER 14 (Janesville) - Fort Atkinson's Blackhawks refused to be awed by the 16 barnstorming Green Bay professionals here Sunday afternoon, and in a bitterly fought football game held the score down to 21 to 2. The Green Bay pros scored two touchdowns in the second quarter and one touchdown in the third. Fort Atkinson got its safety and two points in the fourth quarter. Although badly outweighed the Blackhawks, using the double wing back formation, repeatedly ripped through Green Bay's line. Neupert at fullback and Sheehan at one of the halves accounted for most of the yards. Les Smith at end, Fat Ruesch at tackle, Swiderski at guard and Schwager at defensive fullback also played sparkling ball. Fort threatened to score in the opening period when Sheehan broke away for 42 yards before Stahlman nailed him from behind. With this sally stopped, however, the Bays started to bear down and in the second quarter scored two touchdowns. After a pass had given them a score which was not allowed because of offside, they started all over and moved down the field again with Mule Wilson finally going around right end for the score. Dunn added the extra point. A long pass from midfield, Dunn to Blood, accounted for the second touchdown late in the quarter. Dunn added the extra point again. The third quarter was hardly underway when another pass, Dunn to Dilweg, carried the ball home. Dunn added the extra point again. The Blackhawks scored their two points in the fourth quarter after Sheehan punted out of bounds on Green Bay's one-yard line, and Blood, getting a low pass from center, tried to run the ball out from his end zone. Johnny made a futile attempt to pass the ball when tackles, but the officials did not allow it, and the play went for a safety.