DECEMBER 5 (Portsmouth) - Football experts say an inspired team cannot be defeated and that's what happened here at Universal stadium Sunday afternoon when the Portsmouth Spartans pounded out a 19 to 0 victory over the Green Bay Packers and sent their hopes for a fourth national championship glimmering. Portsmouth was unbeatable. The Packers seemed off color but that may have been because of the savage tackling and blocking of the Spartans. Although the Packer line outweighed the Spartans, it was outcharged and outfought at almost every phase of the game. True, the Packers showed flashes of power, but they could not keep up a sustained attack. Green Bay's famed passing attack faded away to a whisper, the Spartans knocking down most of them and intercepting the others. Herber was rushed so hard by the Spartan linemen that he had little time to get off his tosses and consequently most of his throws went wild and were out of reach of the receivers, who time and time again were stopped at the line of scrimmage. Hinkle was the Packers' chief ground gainer, the big fullback time and time again tearing through the Spartan line for substantial gains, one of which was for 30 yards. Hinkle's kicking was not up to par, but the Packer line failed to hold most of the plays and he was rushed so that he was lucky to even get them off...CLUB APPEARS WEAKENED: The Packers had everything to fight for Sunday, but they just weren't up to the occasion. Perhaps the long hard road trip just behind them with numerous injuries had weakened the club. That is one explanation for their poor showing here, for it certainly was not the Packer team that left Green Bay that played Portsmouth Sunday. This team looked tired and worn and showed but little sustained power. The league title was at stake and so was a trip to the Pacific Coast. The title is out, but the western trip may still be on, if the Green Bay eleven trounces the Bears Sunday, for the Knights of Columbus of Los Angeles have invited the Packers to play a charity game there Jan. 22, providing the Packers win the championship or finish in second place. By beating the Bears, the Packers will finish in second place, but Portsmouth will have undisputed possession of the title, even though it has won fewer games than Green Bay. It may be that the officiating had something to do with Green Bay's rout here. The Packers were given a raw deal before the game was a few minutes old, when Umpire Herbert Dell of Columbus called interference on a pass from Clark to McKalip and gave the Spartans the ball on the Packer 28-yard line. Hinkle and Grove were under the ball, but did not interfere with the Spartans...MISSES MANY OFFENSES: The head linesman, a Mr. Ray Brunson of Cincinnati, also contributed to the sadness of the affair. He apparently had the blind staggers for he only caught about one offside out of about twenty that were committed. The Spartan linemen were offside on about every other play, but that seemed to mean nothing in the life of the gentlemen from Cincinnati. Soon after the game started the Packers were demoralized by the "goofy" officiating and before they could regain their equilibrium the Spartans had shoved over two touchdowns. The gentlemen who kept time also did his bit to rattle the Green Bay team. From the kickoff until the end of the first half only 34 minutes was consumed. There was one time out and at least ten forward passes were thrown. By no stretch of the imagination could the half have been finished in less than 45 minutes. Of course time may pass faster in Portsmouth than anywhere else. President Joe Carr of the National league left an important baseball meeting to come down from Columbus to attend the game. We hope he got an eyeful of the officiating, for the kindest thing that can be said for it was that it was terrible. The Portsmouth fans take their football seriously and their idea of a big afternoon is to berate the opposing team. Sportsmanship is an unknown quantity here, at least at the pro games, for there were continually cries of "Kill 'em", "Cheese champions" and "Yellow dogs" all afternoon. The Packers did not mind this. They expected it, in fact, and there were not disappointed...MAY GET EVEN BREAK: Perhaps after Portsmouth had been in the National league as long as Green Bay has, the fans here will develop a sense of fair play and give the opposing team an even break. The reception accorded the Green Bay team was in great contrast to that given the Spartans at the Packers' hometown. No Packer player was applauded when he made a nice run. The crowd wanted him put out of the way, either by assault or mayhem; it didn't make any difference, just so he was knocked out. At Green Bay the Spartans got a big hand and individual players were given an ovation for their outstanding work. Nothing like that happened here. The Spartans did not reflect the spirit of the crowd, which to say the least was hostile, very hostile. Portsmouth fought hard but clean and there was no rough stuff on the field at any time. The Spartans are well named the "miracle men", for there wasn't a substitution during the entire game. The Packers made about a dozen, but none of them seemed to be of any avail, although the second stringers showed up better than the so-called first stringers did. They had more drive and showed considerable more fight. Perhaps if they had been started it might have been a different story. Of course, a second guess is always the best...DESERVED TO WIN: Well anyway, Portsmouth won, and they deserved the victory. As to winning a championship on six victories, that is another story, and something for the football moguls to mull over during the long winter, spring and summer until another football season rolls around. To cinch the championship this season, the Packers would have had to defeat both Portsmouth and the Bears, even though they had won only five and four games respectively and Green Bay had won ten. It is obvious that ti be fair, another system of scoring should be devised; one that takes into account tie games. A number of Green Bay fans came down; about 12 of them, to be exact. The trip home is going to be a long one for them, for they derived no satisfaction out of the game here. It was too one-sided, Green Bay never even threatening to score. Well, those loyal fans that can down, say "1933 is another year and we'll come back and win the next time, for no team ever beat us two years in a row, anywhere." And Captain Lambeau echoes that sentiment, too, for he is planning right now for the Spartans next year.
DECEMBER 6 (Milwaukee Journal) - That licking which the Packers took at Portsmouth Sunday, bad news which it was to all followers of the team, was still one of the best things that could have happened to the professional league. The league is on a better keel today because of it. The Packers went into Sunday's game with three straight championships behind them, and three in a row was just about enough for the good of the league. Any team that dominates a conference as the Packers have dominated this one does more harm to the others, after a time, than good. Portsmouth, in something of a financial tailspin most of this season, came out of Sunday's game with enough to meet all obligations and wipe all red ink off the books. The Spartans will be in sound condition to start the 1933 campaign, and with newly created interest all over the state of Ohio and at least a tie for the championship, they ought to make the same kind of killing the Packers did in the first years of their success. The wildest sort of stories have started to go the rounds explaining Green Bay's defeat. The first, and most common, intimates that the Packers "threw" the game. It's funny how some people will always believe the worst. That game was no more"thrown" than the Civil War was framed. In fact, several of the boys lost dough on themselves, covering money that the cocky Portsmouth fans insisted be covered. The second story, just as ridiculous, has it that the Packers were "doped". In all good faith, one gentleman explained that the Packers had been guests at a banquet in Portsmouth Saturday night and had been fed in between slices of meat loaf well, maybe a little veronal. Maybe the Packers were guests at a banquet Saturday night and maybe they played rotten ball Sunday, but they certainly weren't "doped". The simply fact is that a much better team, up on its toes, beat a team of travel weary and tired men. And in beating them the team on its toes did a good turn to the entire league.
Spartan Municipal Stadium (Portsmouth, Ohio) – The Packers played here three times in the early 1930s. The former home of the Portsmouth Spartans, it opened as Universal Stadium in 1930 and, at one point, seated 8,200. Designated an Ohio historical site, the marker outside what is now a high school stadium reads in part: “The most famous game played at Universal was on December 4, 1932. The Spartans with just eleven men defeated the world-champion Green Bay Packers 19-0. In Portsmouth, the game is simply known as ‘The Iron Man Game.’” There’s also a large mural dedicated to the Spartans along the Ohio River in downtown Portsmouth. (Source:
(PORTSMOUTH) - Green Bay's hopes for a fourth professionalfootball championship crashed Sunday at Universal stadium when the Portsmouth Spartans, a keyed-up team if there ever was one, humbled the title
holders to the tune of 19 to 0 before the largest crowd that ever has witnessed a postgraduate gridiron engagement in southern Ohio. Coach Lambeau's team
simply could not get started. At the start of the game, 
they cut short several Spartan thrusts but the bubble
soon burst after interference on a pass received had 
been called against the Bays and this gave the ball to
the Clarkmen deep in the Packers' backyard. This was
the first break that Portsmouth capitalized on and inside
of a half dozen plays the Ohioans breezed across for a
touchdown. The handful of Packer supporters in the
stands didn't worry so much about the first touchdown,
as they figured the champions would come back but
when Dutch Clark splintered the Bays' front wall for
another marker towards the close of the second frame
the Bayite rooters began to see the handwriting on the
At times Lambeau and company would show flashes of
real form but the Bays could not get clicking with any
consistency. A high wind which blew across the gridiron
seemed to hinder the Packer bootsmiths more than it
did Dutch Clark, who was doing all the foot work for the
Spartans. As a rule the Bay punting has been superb,
but against Portsmouth it was far below par and this
inferior booting kept the Badgers continually in hot 
water. The Portsmouth forward wall was rushing at 
bullet-like speed and this raised havoc with the Green
Bay offensive. The Bay passers would have to toss the
ball hurriedly and often wild heaves found their way into
Spartan hands. Speaking of iron men, the Spartans 
were a whole mouthful. Coach Potsy Clark didn't make 
a substitution during the entire combat and only once
was a Portsmouth gridder the worse for wear out there
on the gridiron. Gutowski was badly shaken up about
midway in the fourth quarter but he came to nicely and
finished the game. The Packer line looked ragged. The
dash and fire was missing and some of the older heads
only seemed to be a shadow of their real selves. The
much needed charge was conspicuous by its absence
and it seemed as if the Bays' front wall was on its heels
while the Spartan forwards were on their toes.
So far as glory for the Packers goes, Clark Hinkle 
carries off the honors. The former Bucknell back was
steamed up at all times and his savage tackles cut 
short the Portsmouth parade frequently but the fullback
could not do it alone. The Portsmouth backfield played
beautiful football. The blocking was top notch and the
carrier always had plenty of assistance from his mates,
either when crashing through the line or skirting the 
ends. Coach Lambeau and his hirelings left Portsmouth
early this morning for Indianapolis, where they will stay
late in the week and then move on to Chicago for the
Bear game. While in the Hoosier community, the Bays
will headquarter at the Indianapolis athletic club and do
their practicing at Butler stadium. The Bays opened the
game by kicking off the Spartans. The first attempt went
out of bounds and the cowhide was booted off again.
The Clarkmen couldn't gain and Clark punted to Green
Bay in midfield. The Bays found the Spartans plenty
tough and Hinkle kicked out of bounds. It was the
Spartans' ball on its own 25-yard line.
The kicking duel was resumed and Dutch Clark sailed
one of bounds on the Bays' fifth stripe. Englemann
scampered around end for Green Bay's initial first down.
After this offensive flash the Bays stubbed their toe
again and Hinkle booted to Clark on the Bays' 41-yard
stripe. The Bays were called for interference on a pass
and the ball was given to the Spartans deep in Green
Bay's territory. Portsmouth passed again for another 
first down and then Presnell, former Nebraska ace, 
scooted over for a touchdown and Clark added the extra
point. The Packers chose to receive after being scored
upon and Portsmouth booted over the goal line. The ball
was put in play by the Packers on the 20-yard stripe.
After two rushes by the Bays which gained about six 
yards, time was called for the quarter. A Wisconsin
forward pass went haywire and Herber who had replaced
Englemann, booted the ball out of bounds in midfield.
Portsmouth soon returned the kick and it was Green
Bay's ball on the 19-yard line. The Bays found the going
just as tough as the Spartans and there was another
exchange of kicks. Finally, a Packer punt was of the
school boy variety and Portsmouth secured the ball on
the Bays' 30. The Spartans chalked up a first down, 
then took a penalty for offside but Clark showed his true
class by dashing through center of the Packer line for
the second touchdown. He missed the goal, however.
Portsmouth kicked off and Blood made a good return to
his own 40. Time was called shortly after for halftime.
In the first two periods, the Spartans made four first
downs to Green Bay's two.
Starting the second half Portsmouth kicked off to the
Bays and hostilities were resumed on the Packers' 30
yard line. The Packers lost the ball on downs, being
unable to gain a yard on the fourth rush. It looked as if
another Portsmouth touchdown was in the making, but
a penalty of holding set the Spartans back 15 yards. 
Herber then intercepted a Spartan pass and shuffled 
back to the Bays' 28. Two plays later Clark picked a 
toss by Herber out of the ozone and he came up to 
Green Bay's 30. Here the Bays held tight for three 
downs and then Clark fumbled a pass from center and
the Packers recovered about on the 40. Two rushes
netted scant yardage for the champions. Herber booted
the ball well into Spartan territory, but Clark came back with a better kick and the oval was grounded on Green Bay's 16. For some unknown reason, the Packers were not running back punts as they had done in other games. The ball changed hands several times via the kicking route and the Packers came through with a first down. Once again the Bays lost the ball in midfield when they couldn't make a couple of yards on fourth down, if was Portsmouth's ball in midfield as the third quarter ended.
Shortly after the final frame got underway, the Spartans punted and the Packer receiver was dumped on his own 5-yard line. Another Packer punt went haywire and it was Portsmouth's ball on the Bays' 30. Here the Bays showed a dash of fight and stopped the Spartans in their tracks. Dutch Clark got off a twisting kick and the Bays recovered about on the 20. The Bay thrusts were badly mussed up and another poor kick kept the Packers in hot water and it was the Spartans' ball on Green Bay's 22. Here the stage was set for the final Portsmouth touchdown. Following two line thrusts, Presnell passed to Clark and slippery backfielder screwed his way through for a touchdown. Clark failed to add the extra point. The Packers chose to receive again after the touchdown. Driven to desperation, the Packers took to the air and threw passes all over the lot. One toss gained about 40 yards for the Bays, but it was called back when the head linesman ruled both sides were offside. Hinkle got around right end for a good gain and it seemed as if the Packers were clicking at last. However, the pesky Clark grabbed a Packer pass and galloped to the Bays' 30 before he was stopped. There were only a couple of more plays and the game was ended.
GREEN BAY  -  0  0  0  0 -  0
PORTSMOUTH -  7  6  0  6 - 19
1st - PORT - Glenn Presnell, 3-yard run (Dutch Clark kick) PORTSMOUTH 7-0
2nd - PORT - Clark, 9-yard run (Clark kick failed) PORTSMOUTH 13-0
4th - PORT - Clark, 28-yard pass from Presnell (Clark kick failed) PORTSMOUTH 19-0
Portsmouth Spartans (6-1-4) 19, Green Bay Packers (10-2-1) 0
Sunday December 4th 1932 (at Portsmouth)
DECEMBER 7 (Green Bay) - Three post-season games, two of them played in Honolulu, Hawaii, may be added to the Green Bay Packers' season, following an invitation received by officials of the football corporation. Announcement of the offer was made by Lee H. Joannes, president. Definite action on the proposal probably will be withheld until after the Packer-Bear game at Chicago next Sunday. If the Packers make a good showing against the powerful Chicago team, it is likely that the western trip, which also embraces a charity contest at San Francisco Jan. 22, will be made, but if the Bears treat the national champions as roughly as did the Portsmouth Spartans, the long tour will probably not be taken. Tentative plans include the playing of two games in Honolulu, one on Christmas and the other on New Year's day, against an all-star eleven composed of former Pacific coast and Hawaii university players. Both games would be played in the Beavan stadium at Honolulu, which is said to be backed by the Star-Bulletin, Hawaiian newspaper, and the Bank of Hawaii. Assuming that the proposed trip, the longest ever taken by a professional football club, may be completed, football corporation officials have made tentative reservations for 22 men to sail from Los Angeles, Dec. 16, on the Matson line. The return trip would be made sometime in mid-January, in time for the Knights of Columbus game at San Francisco Jan. 22, when the Packers would face the West Coast stars. The defeat at Portsmouth has had no effect upon the invitation, according to a representative of interested parties who interviewed A.B. Turnbull, a director of the corporation, at the Ohio city Sunday afternoon. "The Packers are the team with the reputation," Mr. Turnbull was told. "Everyone knows that even a championship team must slip now and then."
DECEMBER 7 (Indianapolis) - After a long distance telephone conversation late Tuesday with George Halas of the Bears, Coach E.L. Lambeau decided to leave for Chicago Wednesday night. The Bears' mogul claims the presence of the Packers in the Windy City would generally help increase interest in the game, which according to Halas, promises to draw the largest crowd at Wrigley field. Halas told Lambeau that he would make arrangements for the Packers to practice at Mills stadium and that he would a flock of newspaper photographers on hand for the workouts Thursday and Friday. Halas also asked Lambeau to have a number of the Packer players ready to speak over the radio Friday and Saturday nights. The revised transportation schedule was immediately set up. The Packers' special Pullman will be ready for occupancy at the Pennsylvania station here at 9 p.m. and the train leaves at 2:20. Arrival in Chicago will be at 7:30 a.m. and the team is to headquarter, as usual, at the Knickerbocker hotel...WEATHER LOOKS BETTER: Coach Lambeau, after deciding to jump into Chicago several days early, queried the weather bureau and was informed that the outlook for the Chicago area was much better than Indianapolis for the remainder of the week. Dr. Paul Fitzgibbons, who does considerable blocking and signal calling on the gridiron, is spending his spare time here trying to rid the club of the flu scare. Nate Barrager is in bed and about six of the other gridders are sniffling frequently and are suffering from chills. The weather here is not any too good for aching bones as it has rained continually for the past 24 hours and the weather man adds to the gloom by forecasting snow and colder. The papers in Indianapolis have finally discovered the Packers are in the city and the sport scribes and photographers are not camping tight on the heels of the Green Bay club although there wasn't a line in any of the papers Monday or the morning papers on Tuesday about the Bays being in town. The boys gave Joe Zeller quite a ride as he departed for Bloomington late on Tuesday to see Indiana and Wabash play basketball. Wise cracking remarks about "Dear Old Alma Mater" and "will the coeds recognize me now" were shot at Joe as he headed out of the lobby exit. Zeller was a three-year football and basketball star at Indiana and this was his first return to the campus since he got his diploma last June. The United Press All-America and naturally drew the attention of the Packer squad and, incidentally, a few snickers besides. One of the gridders remarked that the only thing Wolf knew about football was the ballyhoo over the loudspeaker at Wrigley field for the Bears...SPLASH IN POOL: Some of the mermen on the Packer squad have been splashing around the Athletic club pool and having a fine time of it. All kinds of inducements were offered Jugger Earpe to take a swim but he advised his teammates that he would do his splashing in a bath tub or under the showers. A sport story in one of the Cincinnati papers said that negotiations are underway to transfer the Portsmouth franchise to Redland next season. It even quoted Harry Snyder, who holds the bag for the Spartans, as being favorable. Bob Hooey, sport columnists on the Ohio State Journal, Columbus, made the following comment on the game in Portsmouth last Sunday: "The Spartans took the Packers like Grant took Richmond and from the Portsmouth point of view it was a great ball game. Those of us who have seen this big powerful Wisconsin squad go through its practice stunts at Aquinas field like world beaters were dumbfounded at the reversal of form."...SOMETHING WAS WRONG: "There was something radically wrong with the Green Bay machine. Possibly the club had gone stale or again the veterans, who are good showmen in practice, played out quickly when facing a fast, aggressive team. A team that has gone down the line for three national championship must be a whole lot better than the Packers were against Portsmouth last Sunday. The Green Bay front line, credited with being the greatest in football history, was tipped to shreds by the charging Spartans, who cleared immense holes for the backs to sail through for plenty of yardage. Offensively, the Packers did little to nothing. The Badgers' much-dreaded air attack was completely bottled up, while the Packers' spinner plays, which had given Potsy Clark many a sleepless night, were nipped in the bud nine times out of ten. To the visitors belong the spoils and Portsmouth gets all the credit, but I can't help bu think what a ball game it would have been if the Packers had lived up to advance notices."
DECEMBER 7 (Chicago) - With a chance to tie Portsmouth for the National league championship at stake for the Chicago Bears, Sunday's game between the Bears and Green Bay Packers will draw the biggest crowd of the season, George Halas, owner of the Chicago club said today. "Our advance sale for Sunday's game is the best that it is has been in two years," Halas said, "and a crowd of more than 25,000 seems assured if weather conditions are favorable. We have a chance to tie for the National league championship by beating Green Bay and our men believe they will do it. Our boys who were on the injured list have recovered and the team will be in fine shape. Hundreds of requests for tickets are being received daily. Included in the bids for reservations are many from Green Bay, indicating the Wisconsin fans are still for their team despite the fact that it was beaten out of the title last weekend."
DECEMBER 7 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears, contenders for the NFL championship, will resume practice today for their game against the Green Bay Packers at
Wrigley field on Sunday. The Bears rested Monday and
yesterday, Coach Ralph Jones having ordered a respite
in the intensive drill for the first time this season when
he sensed a possibility of the squad going stale before
Sunday's game. The Green Bay game will determine the
Bears' standing in the final standings. Victory will enable
them to tie Portsmouth for the title. The importance of
the game has resulted in a tenseness among players
that led to apprehension on the part of club authorities.
 All players are in good condition and will enter the game
free from injury for the first time in several weeks...PLAN
NEW ATTACK: Today's drill will be devoted to perfecting
a new offensive, planned by withheld in the New York
Giants game last Sunday. The new attack will be built
around Doehring, sandlot sensation from Milwaukee,
whose 60 yard pass to Luke Johnsos enabled the Bears to tie Portsmouth, conqueror of Green Bay, two weeks ago. Green Bay defeated the Cardinals in its last Chicago appearance by a series of simple but effectively executed and strategically played passes. This same offense worked to an advantage against eastern clubs prior to the Portsmouth game last Sunday and will be the Packers' chief weapon again on Sunday, in all probability. With Jones planning a counter aerial offensive, prospects are almost exclusively for an open game...ADVANCE SALE BIG: The importance of the game to both teams, plus the natural rivalry between Green Bay and every other team in the league, has heightened interest in football circles and Bear attaches yesterday reported the biggest advance sale since Red Grange's professional debut on Thanksgiving day of 1925. It will be the 26th meeting between the two teams. The Packers, National league champions for three years running, have won 12 of the preceding 25 games and the Bears have been victorious nine times. Four games have resulted in ties. The Packers have scored 190 points to the Bears' 156 since the series started back in 1921. Since Jones took over the Bears in 1930 the teams have met eight times. The Packers have won five games and one has been a tie...SCORES ARE SMALL: Scores between the two have been very close for the last two years, neither team having scored more than a touchdown and an extra point in any one game since 1930.
DECEMBER 7 (Green Bay) - A copy of the Portsmouth, Ohio, Times, containing a front page story of the professional football game which gave the Spartans at least a share in the National league championship, was received in Green Bay this morning. The Times describes vividly the Packer rout. Excerpts follow: "A purple tornado, riding abreast a mile-a-minute gale of almost cyclonic fury, swept out of the timbered hills of southern Ohio Sunday afternoon at Universal Stadium before a record concourse of 12,000 frenzied fans and blew the Wisconsin Green Bay Packers far off the world's football throne...Eleven of Potsy Clark's 17 Iron Men, in blasting Green Bay from power, wrapped up the Packers in a 19 to 0 defeat shroud, packed them in a black-creped casket and laid them to rest in the football mausoleum. Not even a victory over the Chicago Bears next Sunday can resurrect them and restore them to the football kingship. Whether Portsmouth wins the pennant or not, the season is a complete success. The fans have had their revenge by eliminating the Packers."...NO LONGER CHAMPIONS: "No longer are the Green Bay Pikers the 'Cheese Champions' of the National league. They are merely ex-champions; shelved for good, after a long reign. Green Bay wiped out the stigma of its insult to Portsmouth last season. And they paid a terrible price. But under the stress of the worst defeat of their history, the Packers proved real sportsmen and left Portsmouth with the admiration of even the most rabid fan. One could not but feel somewhat sorry for the crushed champions as they trotted off the field, downhearted and forlorn, at the end of the gridiron classic...In one fell swoop the Spartans won two crowns and avenged an old affront. They tore to pieces whatever claim the Packers had to either the 1931 or 1932 pennant. America builds no champions but to knock them over. Green Bay finds the path of glory leads but to oblivion - and all other champions discover the same thing...The officials had the entire conquest under perfect control and their decisions were unusually satisfactory to both sides. Offficiating was under unusual circumstances and due to the intense feeling between the two teams and the spectators, they had a delicate and ticklish job. Although the game was hard fought, and there was much bitter rivalry among the players, not a penalty for roughness was inflicted and there was no evidence of underhand play in the milling in the line. Both teams kept high the standard professional football is trying to attain and maintain, and the contest moved along an even keel all afternoon." W.P. Minego, Portsmouth Times sportswriter, comments thus in his column, "Highlights of the Game": "The Packer have come and gone and the team looked just like another football eleven. They were purty smart in not coming down a year ago. Evidently knew what was in store for them."...GOOD NATURED RAZZING: "About 500 fans circled the Packers' bus before it left the stadium and what a good-natured razzin' those Wisconsin boys did assimilate. And they didn't like it, either. When the bus finally threaded its way through the throng, the players were mighty happy. If the Packers dropped many games, Coach Curly Lambeau would be eligible for the bughouse. He was a wild man yesterday and slid up and down the bench 15,335 times (by actual count). He did a lot of signaling to Herber, but it takes more than signals from the bench to stop the raging Spartans...Pop Lumpkin got a big hand when he walked into the hotel lobby last night and yelled, 'We are the new champions'...Five or six Packers were really crying when they returned to their bus. The team is not accustomed to being bowled over as it was yesterday. They admitted that Potsy had an inspired team and no one could have beaten the Clark boys yesterday."
DECEMBER 7 (New York) - Earl (Dutch) Clark, former Colorado college quarterback and now field general of the league-leading Portsmouth eleven, is the outstanding ground gainer of the 1932 NFL season. Clark has gained 581 yards in ten games. Cliff Battles, former West Virginia Wesleyan back, now with Boston, is runner-up to Clark with 576 yards. Bronko Nagurski, Chicago Bears' fullback, leads in line plunging with 447 yards, while Jack McBride leads in passing with 36 completed in 74 tosses.
DECEMBER 7 (Green Bay) - There is at least one Packer friend from Illinois who has noticed the discrepancy in the standings of the National league. J.S. Mouat, Highland Park, Ill., has written in to Harvey T. Woodruff, Chicago newspaper sports columnist, urging the adoption of a system to eliminate the piling up of inconsequential tie scores, and suggesting the style now used by the professional hockey teams. His letter follows:
"Dear Wake: No doubt others who looked over the standings of the pro football clubs in this morning's Tribune are wondering, as I am, just why the Green Bay Packers, with 10 wins, two losses and one tie, are rated below the Spartans and in a tie with the Bears, with, respectively, six wins, one loss and four ties, and five wins, one loss and six ties...INCREASE DRAWING POWER: Perhaps the 'powers that be' of the pro league or at least the other clubs besides Green Bay figure that drawing power will be increased at the turnstile by a change in the league champions. However, the present situation caused by the deluge of tie games this season looks a bit unhealthy. Of course the argument can be raised that it is no worse than when the University of Chicago won the Big Ten flag not so many years ago largely by reason of tie games. Would not best interests of the game be served if the hockey scoring method were adopted - two points for a win and one point for a tie? Then the team which scheduled fewer games or played more tie games would be rated more properly than the one which played the harder schedule and actually won the more games. Coasting would be lessened, that's sure...COUNT TIES AS HALF GAMES: Another solution would be to count tie games as half a game won and half a game lost. Surely a tie is as much a defeat as it is a win. By either method of scoring suggested above, Green Bay would place ahead of either the Spartans or Bears and I believe most close followers of the pro game will agree they rightfully are entitled to such rating, based on their record this year up to date. (My fingers are crossed until after the Bear game next Sunday)."
DECEMBER 7 (Green Bay) - So many stories have made the rounds concerning Bo Molenda's release from the Packer team early this season that loyal supporters of the former three time champions of the National Professional league don't know which to believe. The stories, or rumors, have ranged from the assertion that the release was caused by Bo's refusal to accept a salary cut, to the story that he was dismissed because he did not mix with other members of the team. In between were such other yarns that Coach Lambeau figured the veteran was weak in pass defense and that the big boy has slowed to such an extent that he couldn't keep pace with the younger and faster men in the backfield. One story which has had little circulation but which those on the inside claim is the McCoy may interest those who follow the team. The story if true may account for the spectacular rise to stardom for Arnold Herber, who this season has played in no uncertain fashion, the role of the "hometown boy who made good". Three seasons ago after Herber had experienced scholastic difficulty in his college career at Wisconsin, Coach Lambeau signed him for service with the Packers. He felt sure Herber would develop into one of the pro game's star. Weighing close to 200 pounds, with speed to back up his weight, ability to throw forward passes and a good punting, too, Herber had everything a headliner should have. But for some reason Herber failed to reach the heights and soon everyone wondered why. In the two seasons in which he first tried to make good and failed, several of the veterans kidded him no end. His failures in certain tight spots did not help in the situation any and at the end of the season, a year ago even some of the boy's most ardent admirers believed his career in pro football was almost over. But not Coach Lambeau. He still had faith in the ability of the "kid" and signed him to a 1932 contract, which leads up to the story of Molenda. At one of the early practice sessions, Lambeau called together some of the veterans on the team and put the matter right to before them. He told them in no uncertain way that their kidding was to stop and that they were expected to cooperate with him and help him make good. Lambeau concluded his remarks with a statement that anyone on the team who did not give Herber the proper support would be released. Whereupon, the story goes, Mr. Molenda rose up and remarked, "Well, I suppose that that means me." To which Lambeau replied that he felt sorry that Bo seen fit to feel that way about it but that if such was the case Bo would given a "pink slip." On several occasions in the next few weeks Molenda indicated that his attitude had not changed and as a result he got his release just as Lambeau promised. It took the faith and discerning eye of the man who has coached the Packers into three pro league titles to explain Herber's early failures. The disappointment of not winning the title in 1932 should be partly set off in Lambeau's mind by the fact that his faith in the boy was justified and that the great work of this protege was one big reason why the Packers came as close as they did to another pennant.
DECEMBER 6 (Indianapolis) - Bounced off the pro grid
throne at Portsmouth, the Packers started practice here
today determined to take the Bears into camp at the
Windy City on Sunday and prevent their arch enemies
from sharing championship honors in the postgraduate
football wheel with the Spartans. The Bays came out of
the southern Ohio "Waterloo" in fair physical shape but 
a flu epidemic has hit several members of the Green
Bay party and Coach E.L. Lambeau is beginning to
wonder where his grief will stop. The Packer pilot faces
a Herculean task in getting his ball club back on its feet
for the contest in Chicago but he put his players through
a stiff drill today and plans the same practice dose daily
during the Indianapolis stay. According to present plans
the Bays will leave here Saturday morning for Chicago...
HOLD POSTMORTEMS: Of course, there is no use
crying about spilled milk, but the Packer players were
bitterly disappointed over their exhibition against the
Spartans. Postmortems are still being held and they
probably will be all week although Coach Lambeau has
told his gridders to "forget Portsmouth and concentrate
on the Bears." Last week a member of the Packer team
remarked that "when the Green Bay line cracks it will
be just too bad" and to our reasoning that is just what
happened in the Portsmouth game. The Bay forwards
were outcharged continually and the scrappy Spartan
forwards were in close on the Green Bay passers and
kickers. Then again the direction of Packer plays was
very much off color and failure to punt twice on fourth
downs cost Lambeau and Co. plenty of yardage. Failure
to pick up the needed two yards on each thrust gave the
ball to the Spartans. Coach Lambeau had a run in with
President Joe Carr of the National league after the game
about the officiating and the Bay mentor told the league
head plenty. Several penalties, particularly the calling of
interference on a pass receiver in the opening quarter,
gave the Spartans a break in which they capitalized for
their first touchdown...BUILDS UP DEFENSE: Coach
Lambeau has started to build up a defense against Bull
Doehring, the new backfielder for the Chicago Bears.
According to reports, Doehring has been hurling forward
passes as far as Arnold Herber. Red Bultman knew
Doehring well in Milwaukee and he classes him as 
"physically capable, but dumb." Every one of the Bays
realizes that they will have a battle on their hands this
weekend with the Windy City Bruins, as Halas and Co.,
have been playing a vastly improved brand of ball in the
second half of the pennant chase. However, Green Bay
think they still have something on the Bears, providing
they can get clicking at their regular clip. When the
Packer squad checked in at Indianapolis, their two 
tackles, Hubbard and Stahlman, were missing as they
had been granted permission to stop off in Columbus on
Monday and hobnob with the minor league magnates at
their annual baseball meeting. Cal Hubbard is looking
around for a job as baseball umpire in either the A.A. or
the International league, while Dick Stahlman, who is a
free agent, was trying to make connections with some
club that needed a catcher. Both Hubbard and Stahlman ​arrived Tuesday morning for the Packers' initial workout in the Hoosier City...CONDITIONS ARE IDEAL: The practice conditions in Indianapolis are ideal. The Bays are working out at the Butler college stadium and Athletic Director Hinkle, no relation to the Packer fullback, has told Coach Lambeau that in case the weather turned bad, he could take his team into the Butler fieldhouse for the daily drills. The Indianapolis Athletic club, where the Bays are staying, is one of the "ritzy" spots in the Hoosier city. It might be compared to the Drake in Chicago, and the Packer footballers are very much satisfied with surroundings. Before practice started today, Coach Lambeau went into a huddle with his gridders and read the riot act to them. He deplored the lack of fight and coordination in the Portsmouth game and indicated that house cleaning would be underway if the team didn't play the ball it is capable of against the Bears. As a matter of fact, it is safe to say that there will be a number of new faces into the Green Bay machine when it starts it 1933 pennant chase.
DECEMBER 6 (Green Bay) - Not as an alibi for a sound thumping, but more of an explanation for Green Bay Packer fans, Dr. W.W. Kelly, director of the Green Bay Football corporation, has presented his views of the 19 to 0 game between the Packers and the Portsmouth Spartans at the Ohio city Sunday. "Without attempting to establish any alibis, it may be said that the character of the decisions given by the officials contributed to the demoralization of the Packer team," Dr. Kelly stated. "The physical condition of the players was such that it required only something of this nature to turn the scales. This has been the toughest schedule the Packers ever have been called upon to face, and the eastern trip was too long and too strenuous. While other teams have been playing 11 games, the assignment of the Packers has been 14 games."...PRETTY WELL BATTERED: "In other words, the team is pretty well battered and tired out, but we must not forget that they won nearly as many games as the Spartans and Bears put together. We have every reason to be proud of that record. Another factor which must be taken into consideration as an explanation of Sunday's defeat is the attitude taken by the spectators. In all my connection with professional football, I have never seen a crowd so unsportsmanlike and insulting as that crowd at Portsmouth. From the moment the Packers arrived at the field, until the time they left, they were subjected to a barrage of epithets and collection of abuse which would have taken the heart out of any team. This unfortunate attitude was not confined to the male fans, but was general among the women as well."...FAMILIAR WITH WIND: "A strong cross-win, peculiar to that field, hindered the Packers. The Spartans were able to solve its difficulties, being familiar with it, but it interfered materially with the punting and passing of the Packers. All this, however, must not detract from the fact that the Portsmouth team is a smart one, and well coached. As conditions were, they deserved to win and the players themselves cannot be accused of any unsportsmanlike conduct. They played a clean game, and as results show, they outsmarted and outplayed the Packers. It is hard to lose a championship, but after all, Green Bay has had its share, and as good sports we must bow graciously to the inevitable. Green Bay fans may rest assured that the Packer team of next year will again take its place in the race, for the pennant, as plans are being formulated to develop the greatest team of all time."...ALSO WITNESSED GAME: A.B. Turnbull, football corporation director who also witnessed the game at Portsmouth, echoed Dr. Kelly's sentiments. "While the Packers probably would not have won the game anyway, I believe that the poor officiating had much to so with the piling up of such a lopsided score," Mr. Turnbull said. "The Spartans were offside one to two yards on practically every play, thus providing a great handicap for the Packer passers and kickers. If the head linesman had called these offsides, an entirely different complexion might have been placed on the game."
DECEMBER 6 (Green Bay) - Only desultory changes occurred in the NFL scoring list as a result of games last weekend, and with his season completed, Dutch Clark of Portsmouth seems assured the high scoring honors won last year by Johnny Blood of Green Bay. Clark, however, ended the year far below Blood's all-time record mark of 78 points, acquired in 1931 on 13 touchdowns scored for Green Bay. Two touchdowns and an extra point picked up the Spartan quarterback in the rout of the Packers last Sunday gave him a final total of 55, scored on six touchdowns, 10 extra points and three field goals...ONE GAME LEFT: There remains only one game in the league, that between the Packers and Chicago Bears next Sunday. Unless Red Grange runs wild in this contest and scores 20 points, Clark is assured high scoring honors. Scoring last weekend was not extensive. Presnell, Clark's teammate, got his second touchdown of the season but finished far down the list. Luke Johnsos of the Bears made his fourth touchdown and advanced to fifth place in the league standings, with one game left to play. Edwards of Boston clicked for his first touchdown of the season against Brooklyn, and Hughes, also of the Braves, boosted his total of extra points to five.
DECEMBER 6 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers form the the next hurdle in the path of the Bears toward the NFL championship. The Packers, bitter foes of the Bears since 1921, will invade Wrigley field Sunday afternoon. If the Bears win they will gain a tie with Portsmouth for first place. The Packers will be fighting to stay in second place. Here are the possibilities Sunday. If the Bears win they tie Portsmouth will be held at Wrigley field Dec. 18. If the Packers win, the Bears not only go out of the picture but down into third place, the Packers finishing in second place and the Spartans automatically annexing the championship...PACKERS HOLD EDGE: Sunday's game will be the 25th meeting in the series. The Packers have won 12, the Bears 9, and 4 were ties. In the last five games the scored indicate the tenseness of the rivalry. The Packers collected 22 points to 8 for the Bears. In two games this year Green Bay scored just two points on a safety after a blocked punt. Their first meeting ended in a scoreless tie...EXPECT RECORD CROWD: The largest crowd of the season is expected to view the game. There have been requests for reservations from all parts of Wisconsin and several from Portsmouth.
DECEMBER 6 (Chicago) - The best eleven football players in the land are named today by the United Press. They represent the pick of the National Professional league, the fastest football circuit in operation. Three players each from Green Bay and Portsmouth,
two each from the New York Giants and Chicago Bears
and one from the Chicago Cardinals are named on the
first. Potsy Clark, Portsmouth coach, Ralph Jones, 
Chicago Bears' coach, and Rocky Wolfe, attache of the
Chicago Bears and Cardinals who probably has seen
more pro games this season than any other coach,
critic, or sportswriter, aided in selecting the team. The
all-pro backfield combines four of the greatest football
players operating on any gridiron. Earl (Dutch) Clark,
Portsmouth quarterback, is one of the keenest field
generals who ever called a signal. When his team's
plays don't work, Clark makes up his own plays. He is
a brilliant passer and runner and a capable kicker...
HERBER IS OUTSTANDING: Arnold Herber of Green
Bay is another all-around star kicker, passer, runner,
blocker and defensive player. His passing and running
have been outstanding in Green Bay's offensive in every
game. Roy Lumkpin of Portsmouth is the league's
greatest blocker and defensive halfback. Lumpkin is
also a good plunger and passer. Bronko Nagurski is a
terrific plunging back, a great defensive player and
devastating blocker. With Lumpkin and Nagurski to plow
through ahead of them, Clark and Herber would be
almost impossible to stop. The all-pro line has two big
powerful ends, two giant tackles, two fast aggressive
guards and a roving center with uncanny ability to
diagnose plays before the ball is snapped. Flaherty of the New York Giants catches a football like a baseball, and is almost impossible to cover. Nash's forte is defensive play. Hubbard, weighing 255, and Grant, weighing 225, are impregnable on defense, and
can open a hole in the side of a locomotive if necessary.
Emerson, the little Portsmouth terror, has played 60
minutes of every game this year, and has never been
blocked out of a play. Carlson is another defensive terror
....GREATEST IN LEAGUE: But the greatest all-around
lineman in the league is Tim Moynihan, playing his first
year with the Chicago Cardinals. Roving up and down
the line, Moynihan perhaps made more tackles than
any other two players.
DECEMBER 7 (Appleton Post-Crescent) - The defeat of
the Packers last Sunday at Portsmouth by an overwhelming score is the talk of the town and of this section of the state. And like followers in all professional sports we admit some of the folks around here are caustic in their comment. R.A. Kennedy, managing editor of the Green Bay Press Gazette pens the following excerpts about the game: Portsmouth was unbeatable. The Packers seemed off color but that may have been because of the savage tackling and blocking of the Spartans. Although the Packer line outweighed the Spartans, it was outcharged and outfought at almost every phase of the game. True, the Packers showed flashes of power, but they could not keep up a sustained attack. Herber was rushed so hard by the Spartan linemen that he had little time to get off his tosses and consequently most of his throws went wild and were out of the reach of the receivers, who time and time again were stopped at the line of scrimmage. Hinkle was the Packers' chief ground gainer, the big fullback time and time again tearing through the Spartan line for substantial gains, one of which was for 30 yards. Hinkle's kicking was not up to par, but the Packer line failed to hold on most of the plays and he was rushed so often that he was lucky to even get them off. The Packers had everything to fight for Sunday, but they just weren't up for the occasion. Perhaps the long, hard road trip just behind them with numerous injuries has weakened the club. That is one explanation for their poor showing here, for it certainly was not the Packer team that left Green Bay that played Portsmouth Sunday. This team looked tired and worn and showed but little sustained power...Soon after the game started the Packers were demoralized by the "goofy" officiating and before they could regain their equilibrium the Spartans had shoved over two touchdowns. The gentleman who kept time also did his bit to rattle the Green Bay team. From the kickoff until the end of the first half only 34 minutes was consumed. There was one time out and at least ten forward passes were thrown. By no stretch of the imagination could the half have been finished in less than 45 minutes. Of course time may pass much faster in Portsmouth than anywhere else. The Portsmouth fans take their football seriously and their idea of a big afternoon is to berate the opposing team: Sportsmanship is an unknown quantity here, at least at the "pro" games, for there were continuous cries of "Kill 'em, Cheese Champions" and "Yellow dogs" all afternoon. The Spartans did not reflect the spirit of the crowd, which to say the least was hostile, very hostile. Portsmouth fought hard but clean and there was no rough stuff on the field at any time. The Spartans are well named the "miracle men", for there wasn't a substitution during the entire game. The Packers made about a dozen, but none of them seemed to be of any avail, although the second stringers showed up better in the last quarter than the so-called first stringers did. Well anyway, Portsmouth won, and they deserved the victory. As to winning a championship on six victories, that is another story, and something for the football moguls to moll over during the long winter, spring and summer until another football season comes around.
DECEMBER 8 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers, 
who face the Chicago Bears here on Sunday in a NFL
contest, arrived here at 7:20 a.m. from Indianapolis, Ind.
where the Badger eleven laid over three days after the
Portsmouth game. Coach Lambeau, when interviewed
by reporters soon after his arrival, said his club would
be in shape to make it mighty interesting for the Bears
and that he felt confident of a victory over the Halas-men
despite the fact that the Chicagoans are playing their
best ball of the season right now. "The Bears are our
natural rivals," said the Packer coach, "and we will key
harder than ever for Sunday's game. We are not in the
best of physical condition due to a flu epidemic, which
has placed several of our players on the hospital list, but
give us a couple of days of good weather here and we
will be ready for the whistle. It will be a ding-dong battle
all the way and I feel certain that the Packers will again
show the form that enabled us to win more games than
any other club in the pro wheel."...WORK OUT DAILY:
The Green Bay club is headquartering at the Hotel
Knickerbocker and arrangements have been made for 
daily workouts. Coach Lambeau and several of his
footballers are slated to take a turn on the radio Friday
and Saturday nights. Interest here over the contest,
which if won by the Bears would tie them up with the Portsmouth Spartans, is sizzling hot and according to George Halas, the Bruins' president, the largest crowd of the professional season will watch the old enemies lock horns in the crucial combat, which promises to be as bitter a football game as ever was waged on a Windy City gridiron. After a month's tour of the east, the Packer players all seemed well pleased to return to midwest territory and for the first time in two weeks, the old "pep" seemed to be on tap again as the players hustled around getting their room assignments and making ready for practice.
DECEMBER 8 (Indianapolis) - While chilly winds swept the Butler stadium Wednesday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers staged their final practice here in preparation for the game with the Bears in Chicago on Sunday. Aside from Hank Bruder, who was confined to his room with the flu, Coach E.L. Lambeau had 21 players in uniform and he put them through a stiff drill while several hundred football enthusiasts surveyed along the sidelines and wanted to know who the guy wearing the red pants was, "Which is the district attorney halfback?" and "How is Joe Zeller in pro ball?" Following the practice session, Coach E.L. Lambeau held a team meeting when the players returned to the I.A.C. and the Bear game was discussed thoroughly. The Bay pilot is determined to tuck this contest away in the win column and he is pulling every possible string to get his gridders striding again on the victory path...FEAR COLD WAVE: Clark Perry, "Big-um" Rose and Les Peterson are worrying a lot about the next few days as one of the other gridders spotted a story in the Indianapolis News saying that a cold wave was en route to the middle west and that the temperature might drop to about ten above. These southerners don't enthuse about Polar blasts and Red Bultman made it all the worse by picturing Wrigley field as the coldest spot in the midwest when a below freezing wind is blowing off Lake Michigan. Rudy Comstock was more encouraging, however, as he said that any team which skated through the game at Stapleton could play at the North pole without even suffering frost bite. Some of the Packers took a sightseeing trip around the city Wednesday morning and visited a number of historical spots of interest. Weather conditions during the Packers' stay here were so off color that the majority of players stuck tight to the Athletic club and got plenty of "sleep eye".
DECEMBER 8 (Chicago) - Harry Bruder and Hurdis McCrary were added to the influenza casualty list of the Green Bay Packers as the squad commenced practice at Lincoln park this afternoon. The weather was very cold, but despite the fact that several other players are suffering from colds, the team morale appeared to have improved slightly.
DECEMBER 8 (Colorado Springs, CO) - Earl (Dutch) Clark, all-America quarterback at Colorado college in 1928, and twice selected on All-America teams as field leader of the Portsmouth Spartans in the NFL, may have played his last game of football. Clark hopes to obtain a college football coaching job next fall. The "Flying Dutchman" was at work today getting his Colorado college basketball team in readiness for the opening of another Rocky Mountain conference campaign, after leading Portsmouth to a 19-0 win over Green Bay last Sunday, this victory assuring the Spartans of at least a tie for the title...HUBBARD IS BEST: The best tackle Clark ever has seen was described by him as: "Cal Hubbard, the Green Bay tackle, who came from Geneva college. He's six feet two, weighs 265, and believe it or not, is very fast. I've tried to block him out, and it can't be done. I've seen him on defense start through the line and shove it entirely out of position. He is all man, and I've never seen a better football player."...NEVER BADLY HURT: Clark weighs 183 - exactly what he weighed when he played at Colorado college, and never has been seriously injured in college or pro ranks. "It's a tough game," he said, "and I want to put into practice with some
DECEMBER 9 (Chicago) - Rocky Wolf is about as popular with the Packers as the lame duck solons are with the beer hounds. He got himself in worse with the Green Bay gridders, by appearing at the Knickerbocker hotel, and as a representative of George Halas, the Bears' executive, insisted that Coach Lambeau lead his hirelings forth to practice so that the cameramen of the Chicago papers could get some action pictures. "Where are the photographers?" Wolf was asked. "Over at Lincoln park waiting for you," was the Bears' press agent's reply. It looked like suicide to take the team outside, as nearly all the players were running colds but Coach Lambeau deemed it best to play fair with the eyes of the "fourth estate" and he told his players to don their togs. One of the burly Packers was heard to remark to Wolf that if this was horseplay, they would cut a hole in the ice on the Lincoln park lagoon and toss him in so that he would never again do the loud speaking at Wrigley field. Wolf was the megaphone artist at the Packer-Bear game of 2 to 0 fame and during which he tried to broadcast a Bruin touchback as a touchdown...WOLF NEARLY MOBBED: At that time the talkative Mr. Wolf nearly got mobbed by some occupants of the Packer bench. And he would have been lynched if the photographers had been missing at Lincoln park. However, the cameramen were there, eight of them, and Rocky Wolf again escaped with his life but when he attempted to take over the role of master of ceremonies in the direction of the Packer pictures, the players suggested that Wolf go make himself a snowman, as they had been before the cameras in Boston, New York, Brooklyn, Stapleton, Portsmouth, Columbus and Indianapolis and they knew just what the "photogs" wanted. So Rocky quieted down. The Packers went through their paces as football models and everybody hustled back into the bus after nearly being half frozen to death. The Bears' loud speaker took his life in his hands by riding back to the Knickerbocker hotel with the players and he heard them discussing the sickness of Hank Bruder and Hurdis McCrary. "Ho ho," chirped the resilient Wolf. "Just another bear story? Do you think we will fall for that bunk?" and the uproar that answered this remark nearly tore off the roof off the bus. Wolf, smart like a fox, was parked at the front door ready for a quick exit. As the storm quieted down, Lavvie Dilweg in his best legal manner, called the turn on the megaphone artist by saying: "Get one of those camera experts over to the hotel and we will show you it isn't bunk after all. Incidentally I'll bet you a hundred on the side that you're 'all wet' as usual." This sort of took the steam out of Rocky's sails but just the same it gave him an idea for another good picture. Soon after the hotel was reached, Wolf bobbed up with one of the photographers and with half the team trailing at his heels, the Bears' press agent was escorted to Hank Bruder's room and a picture of the bed-ridden halfback was snapped...ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Wolf was then asked if he also wanted to shoot McCrary between the sheets but he yelped, "Enough is enough" and the last seen was the coattails flying around a turn in the corridor on the 7th flood, evidently rushing full speed to report to George Halas that the Packers were still imbued with plenty of scrap. After it was all over, one of the Packers remarked, "It was a good stroke of business, as it will probably keep Wolf in place at the loudspeaker during Sunday's game instead of trying to call the decisions for the officials. If he doesn't we will have to take him with a camera or one of the uniform bags." Weather conditions here are more for an ice festival than a gridiron argument but the players of both teams are hoping that the mercury climbs fast during the 36 hours. However, the forecast is not any too encouraging. Fears that his dreams of a record breaking gate may freeze down to a slim turnout of Eskimo minded gridiron enthusiasts have been expressed by Halas. Coach Lambeau of the Packers is having his troubles too, as there seems to no let up in the epidemic of flu and colds which has gripped his squad. Unless Bruder and McCrary make a quick recovery, neither of them will be in uniform Sunday. Half a dozen of the other gridders are sniffling badly and Clark Hinkle has every earmark of falling victim to the flu. The Bucknell product is taking every "anti" known to the medical profession and he may check the sickness before it gains headway...MAY SCRAPE FIELD: If worse comes to worse the Wrigley field management is completing arrangements to scrape the field just a few hours before the game. Part of the gridiron has been covered and park workers will keep a close eye on the rest of the playing surface. Despite weather conditions the game will be played. George Lawrie, who worked the other Bear-Packer game in Chicago this year, has again been assigned by President Joe F. Carr of the NFL to referee Sunday's game. George Brown of Kankakee, Ill., is to be umpire, while Wilfred Smith will serve, as usual, as head linesman. This will be the first time this season that Brown has worked in a Packer game but last fall he officiated in several of the Green Bay contests.
DECEMBER 9 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers ran through a brisk 45 minute drill at Lincoln Park yesterday in preparation for their game with the Bears at Wrigley field Sunday afternoon. The Packers will be battling to hold second place in the NFL and the Bears will be striving for a tie for the title. All the Green Bay played except Hank Bruder, who remained in bed a victim of the flu, were out for practice. Bruder expects to be recovered sufficiently to get into Sunday's game. Big Cal Hubbard, who has been suffering from a cold, is getting back into condition. Coach Curly Lambeau did not wish to give the impression that he had an alibi to offer for the defeat at Portsmouth, which knocked the Packers out of first place, but he did say, and was seconded by the Green Bay squad, that the score did not indicate the closeness of the battle. Lambeau also said if the Bears win Sunday they should beat Portsmouth for the pennant. However, the closeness of that game isn't worrying the Bears; it's the closeness of Sunday's game that is uppermost in their minds. "All this weeping about flu, etc.," said Coach Ralph Jones, "isn't making any impression on me. I've heard those blues songs before, but I notice that every time we play the Packers they usually look mighty good."
DECEMBER 9 (Green Bay) - Following completion of the Green Bay Packers' National Professional league football season Sunday afternoon against the Chicago Bears at Wrigley Field. Coach Earl (Curly) Lambeau and his squad of 22 players will probably figure in three post-season games, two of them to be played at Honolulu, Hawaii, and the other at San Francisco. Although definite action has been withheld, pending the outcome of the Packer-Bear game Sunday, the Bay Football corporation tentatively has arranged for 22 men to sail from Los Angeles Friday December 16. The two games at Honolulu are tentatively scheduled Christmas and New Year's Day. The Star-Bulletin, Hawaiian newspaper, and the Bank of Hawaii are backing the games and have recruited an all-star eleven composed of former Pacific coast and Hawaii University players. Following these games, if plans materialize, the Packers will embark sometime in mid-January for San Francisco to participate in the Knights of Columbus charity game, January 22, against a team of West Coast stars. The Packer squad is now in Chicago and with the exception of Nate Barrager, who is confined with the flu, all of the players are on edge. The Bears, by defeating Green Bay, can tie Portsmouth for the National Professional League title. Green Bay's game at Portsmouth enabled that club to erase the red figure on its profit and loss statement. To remove the possibility of future loss, Harry Snyder, owner of the team, said that he would be in favor of transferring the Portsmouth franchise to Cincinnati next year.
DECEMBER 9 (Colorado Springs, CO) - Earl (Dutch) Clark, all-American quarterback at Colorado college in 1928, and twice selected on all-American teams as field leader of the Portsmouth Spartans in the National Professional league, may have played his last game of football. Clark hopes to obtain a college football coaching job next fall. The "Flying Dutchman" was at work Thursday getting his Colorado college basketball team in readiness for the opening of another Rocky Mountain conference campaign, after leading Portsmouth to a 19-0 win over Green Bay last Sunday, this victory assuring the Spartans of at least a tie for the title. The best tackle Clark ever has seen was described by him as "Cal Hubbard, the Green Bay tackle, who came from Geneva College. He's 6 feet 2, weighs 265, and believe it or not, is very fast. I've tried to block him out, and it can't be done. I've seen him on defense start through the line and shove it entirely out of position. He must be 35 now, but he is all man, and I've never seen a better football player." Clark weighs 183, exactly what he weighed when he played at Colorado college, and never has been seriously injured in college or pro ranks. "It's a tough game," he said, "and I want to practice with some college team what I have learned in the pro ranks."
DECEMBER 10 (Chicago) - Every precaution is being taken to have the gridiron at Wrigley field in shape for the Bears' game with the Green Bay Packers tomorrow. As early as Monday, or before the chill set in, the ridges and hoof prints resulting from the game with the New York Giants were smoothed out and sand applied to the infield, parts of which are devoid of turf, and if necessary the field will be swept again before th e game, which is to start at 2 o'clock. It has been some time since the Packers and Bears have met in their final regularly scheduled game with something at stake for both. In this case it is second place for the visitors and a chance at the league title for the Bears, the latter to tie and then meet Portsmouth here Dec. 18 if victorious...BEARS IN CONDITION: The Bears are in the best physical condition they have been in since the season opened. Tiny Engebretsen is the only player a bit off form. In fact, he hasn't been quite up to his standard for about three weeks, with the result that Coach Ralph Jones has named Bill Buckler to open at left tackle tomorrow. Only two members of the Bears and Packers, who met for the first time in 1921, are on the rival squads now - George Trafton of Chicago and Jugger Earpe of Green Bay...EARPE WEIGHS 257: Earpe, who creaks the scales at 257 pounds, has seen the Packers beat the Bears 12 times and tie 4, while Trafton, whose record as an outstanding center for years probably never will be equaled, was in nine Bear victories. However, it is the new men on each squad who will bear watching. In Herber and Hinkle the Packers have a halfback and fullback considered among the best, although it is only the first season for Hinkle and the second for Herber.
DECEMBER 10 (Chicago) - With the exception of Hank
Bruder and Hurdis McCrary, the Packers will be in fine
shape for the clash here Sunday with the Chicago Bears
at Wrigley field, which officially marks the closing of the
1932 pennant race in the NFL. The kickoff is at 2 p.m.
George Halas, the Bruins' mogul, dropped into the
Knickerbocker hotel Friday night with his face wreathed
in smiles and he quickly spread around the news that
the weather man had told him that the zero spell would
be en route east by noon Saturday and that it looked to
him as if the temperature at game time Sunday would
be just about freezing. According to Halas, the advance
sale for the Packer game is setting a high mark for the
season in Chicago...REPORT BRISK DEMAND: "Why,
with the mercury around zero, the ticket agencies 
reported a brisk demand for ducats and this shows that
the interest must be sizzling hot," And the "big" Bear
went on to predict what a turnout there will be if the day
is halfway decent from a spectator's point of view. There
is no question but that the Bears figure the game is as
good as won. Coach Jones and some of his players
have been doing a bit of broadcasting and they all
predict the downfall of the Packers. "The Green Bay
veterans have cracked under the strain of a topheavy
schedule away from home," said Coach Jones. "The
defeat at Portsmouth was the last straw and I don't 
think they will be able to stop us. My club is fit and we
will be gunning for the Badgers with both hands. We will
take the Packers first and then proceed to push the
Spartans off the pro football map in the deciding game
which has been tentatively scheduled for Dec. 18," he
said. "Let 'em talk." That is the attitude of the Packers
as they mark time until the "zero" hour. Coach Curly
Lambeau had a lengthy team meeting Friday and even
Bruder and McCrary attended, although bot the flu
victims went back to their beds after the conference was
adjourned...REMEMBER LAST GAME: Win, lose or
draw, it is going to be a battle royal, as some of the 
Packer forwards haven't forgotten the last Bear game
here in which the Bruins attempted about everything but
murder to offset the 2-0 lead which the Bays had put up
when Tom Nash blocked a punt, paving the way for a
safety. During the last quarter of the game, Bear players
got unusually dirty. They clipped Cal Hubbard and laid
him low. Then they proceeded to hit Stahlman with 
about everything but the goal posts. However, Dick kept
​his head and refrained from fighting as there were no
other tackle substitutes left on the bench. According to
reports here, Brute Trafton has recently purchased 25 
percent interest in the Bears' organization and at the
next annual meeting is to be named vice president of 
the Bruins' corporation. Many Green Bay fans are
arriving early and the players are certainly glad to see
them. The loyalty of the hometown is much appreciated
by the Packer gridders. It is safe to say that the team 
spirit is again pretty close to par. This is mighty good progress, as the club was in the dumps after the fiasco in Portsmouth and conditions at Indianapolis were not productive of pep and vinegar. However, 60 hours in Chicago has changed the complexion of things and we've got a hunch that the team will have full steam up when it takes the field tomorrow afternoon.
DECEMBER 10 (Chicago) - The advance sale of tickets for the Bear-Packer football game in the NFL Sunday afternoon at Wrigley field, Chicago, opened Tuesday at Spalding's, 211 S. State-st., and was bigger than the combined advance sale for other games this year. This indicates the largest crowd of the season will be in the stands at the kickoff, which will be made at 2 o'clock...Requests for reservations are being received from all points in Wisconsin, many from Ohio, a number from Indiana and a few from Michigan and Iowa...Every man on the Bears' squad is in great condition for the battle, the first time this has been the case since the season opened...Coach Ralph Jones did the unusual this week. He gave the Bears a complete rest on Monday and Tuesday. Jones is a strict bird when it comes to regular practice and being on time so the boys were pleasantly surprised at the rest. The reason for the layoff was to prevent the club from getting stale...If the Bears beat the Packers Sunday, they will tie Portsmouth for the championship and it will be played off at Wrigley field, Chicago, Dec. 18. If the Bears lose to the Packers, Portsmouth will walk into the championship, the Packers will settle in second place and the Bears drop to third position...The Bears completed four out of 11 forward passes attempted against the Giants last Sunday to maintain their average as the second best forward passing club in the National league, the Giants being first. The Packers rate only a step behind the Bears in aerial attack and Sunday's contest is likely to be "in the air" aplenty...Coach Jones has been drilling Bull Doehring, the "Big Bertha" of the pass tossers, in a new play, which will be sprung on the Packers...Since Jones took over the coaching reins in 1930, the Packers and Bears have met 8 times, the Packers scoring 42 points to 41 for the Bears.
DECEMBER 11 (Chicago) - Whether the Bears tie Portsmouth for the National league title or finish in third place will be decided at Wrigley field this afternoon when the Bears and Packers meet for the third time this season. The Packers will also find out whether they wind up in second or third place. The kickoff will be at 2 o'clock. If the Bears win they will meet Portsmouth for the championship here next Sunday...PACKERS TO BE AT TOPS: In the past it has been Green Bay, more than any other club, that has stood between the Bears and the pennant, and that isn't exactly soothing stirup on the emotions of the Bears today. Coach Ralph Jones also brought out the point that with the tension gone as a result of losing a chance for the title, Green Bay should be more relaxed and consequently a better ball club. "They will be more inclined to take chances with us now than otherwise," Jones said last night. "As far as we are concerned," the coach said, "we are prepared to shoot the works. We anticipate the hardest test of the year, and as we are in fine condition there will be no alibis if we lose, but one way or another, I hope the game is decided on merit and not flukes or breaks."...WATCH THIS TRIO: Arnold Herber will be on display with Green Bay, as will Clark Hinkle and Roger Grove. This trio of youngsters played great ball here against the Bears and Cardinals, too. They have been stopped in three out of 13 games, once by the Bears in that 0-0 tie, once by the Giants in their 6-0 victory, and again by Portsmouth in their 19 to 0 win last week. They are just three of many reasons why the Packers are the most respected ball club in the big circuit. Hank Bruder, Verne Lewellen, Hurdis McCrary, Paul Fitzgibbons, Wuert Englemann and Johnny Blood are other backfield stars. Cal Hubbard, Lavvie Dilweg, Claude Perry, Alfred Rose, Augie Michalske, Milt Gantenbein, Rudy Comstock, Dick Stahlman, Les Peterson, Tom Nash, Nate Barrager, Joe Zeller, Art Bultman and Jugger Earpe are several reasons for respect in the line...BEARS CONFIDENT OF VICTORY: Nevertheless, the Bears are confident. Bill Hewitt played the best game of his football career against the Giants last week. Bronko Nagurski, the greatest fullback of them all, is in top form. So is Red Grange and Dick Nesbitt is just a fraction behind Bronko in average yardage gained. Keith Molesworth is third in accuracy for forward passing in the latest league statistics, and Bull Doehring is improving in every game. Tiny Engebretsen has been ailing somewhat, but Bill Buckler shown great improvement and will start at tackle this afternoon. The playing field has been groomed all week and is in the best possible condition for today's battle. A crew of men was at work yesterday clearing the gridiron of snow. The wide interest taken in the game is indicated by requests for reservations from five states in addition to Illinois. Orders have been received from Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Iowa.
DECEMBER 11 (Green Bay) - The travel weary Packers, knocked out the National league championship fight at Portsmouth last week, will ring down the curtain on their 1932 campaign against the Chicago Bears at Cubs Park Sunday afternoon. On the outcome will depend whether the Packers finish second or third in the standings and, what is more important to Bear fans, whether their own team finishes in a tie with Portsmouth for the championship. By winning the Bears can tie the Spartans. Each in that case would have a final percentage of .857 on six victories and one defeat. A playoff for charity has been tentatively arranged for December 18 in Chicago. But the Bears must win. All the odds favor George Halas' club. The Bears are "up", and the Packers, as they clearly showed last Sunday in Portsmouth are "down". The Bears have a chance for the title to key them up and the Packers, already sated with championships, have only another ball game on their hands. The Bears have their full strength and the Packers have only part strength. Not only are some of the men crippled but a few others spent several days in bed this last week with the flu. The prospect of a snow-covered field doesn't help Green Bay's chances, either. Chicago, with its pounding ground attack, ought to get farther on such a field than the Packers with their passing game. Chicago and Green Bay have met twice before this season. The first time they played to a scoreless tie. The second time, in Chicago, the Packers won on a safety, 2 to 0. Since then, however, the Bears have added John Doehring, former West Side High School star, and have acquired passing strength they have always needed. They will probably be tougher Sunday than they were either time before. While Sunday's game will close Green Bay's league campaign, it won't close their football for the season. They have made tentative arrangements for a series of post-season games in Denver, California and Hawaii. If the plan goes through they will sail from Los Angeles Friday.
college team what I have learned in the pro ranks."
DECEMBER 8 (Green Bay) - Two football fans of Honolulu, Hawaii, already are looking forward to the projected appearance there of the Green Bay Packers, thrice national football champions, as word received by Dr. M.N. Duxbury, Green Bay dentist, indicates. A cablegram received from Honolulu, following announcements that the Packer may play at Beavan stadium in the insular city during the holiday period, promises the best of entertainment for the professional stars. The message was sent by Dr. R.A. Herron, formerly an intern at the Bellin Memorial hospital and well known in Green Bay, and Dr. K.L. Chang, prominent Chinese dentist who was a classmate of Dr. Duxbury at the Chicago College of Dental Surgery. The cablegram reads: "We are informed the Green Bay Packers will play here Christmas. If you have friends on team advise. Will extend special courtesies. Aloha." Dr. Duxbury is of the opinion that the expression is typical of Honolulu hospitality, famed the world over. He also believes that the boat trip to the Hawaiian islands will do the battered Packers more good than any similar period in a hospital, as they will receive plenty of food, sleep and rest. He cabled his friends today, telling him the arrangements for the trip practically have been completed. Dr. Herron, a physician, is a tuberculosis specialist connected with a large Honolulu hospital, while Dr. Chang, a full-blooded Chinese, is considered one of the city's outstanding dentists.
DECEMBER 8 (Green Bay) - Although defeated by Portsmouth Sunday, and incidentally losing their record as the best defensive team in the league, the Green Bay Packers retained the high scoring honors in the league. The Packers have counted 152 points. The Bears, in second place, have scored 142 points, and the Spartans are third with 116. Boston has the weakest offensive squad in the circuit, the Braves having scored only 55 markers against opponents this season. Defensively, the Bears again led with 44 points against them. The Packers are second with 54, and Portsmouth is third with 62. Stapleton is the low eleven, defensively, having allowed its opponents 173 points during the season.
DECEMBER 8 (Chicago) - Comparative scores are misleading and statistics cannot be relied upon to definitely establish superiority in football, but mathematical facts regarding the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, who meet at Wrigley field Sunday afternoon in a National league game, revealed the Packers have been more successful on both offense and defense. The Packers have played 13 games and scored 154 points to the opponents' 54, while the Bears, in 12 games, have scored 142 points to 44 by their opponents...PACKERS GAIN WELL: Green Bay has gained 2,610 yards while the Bears have rolled up 2,543, but opponents have collected only 1,894 yards against Green Bay while the Bears yielded a much large total of 2,410 yards. In the two games between the two teams, the Bears had the edge in the early season scoreless tie at Green Bay, and the Packers had an advantage in their 2 to 0 victory at Wrigley field. Two weeks ago the Bears battled Portsmouth to a 7 to 7 tie and had the best of the going. Last Sunday the Packers took a 19 to 0 trimming from the same Spartan team. Earlier in the season the Packers beat the Spartans, 15 to 10, while the Bears and Portsmouth battled to a 13 to 13 tie here. The Packers defeated the New York Giants, 13 to 0, in their first meeting, while the Bears ran over the easterners, 28 to 8. In the second contest the Giants whipped the Wisconsin team, 6 to 0. The Bears were victorious, 6 to 0, in their second meeting with the New York eleven...BEARS SECOND IN PASSING: The Bears are second to the Giants in effective passing play, having completed 60 out of 149 forward passes. The Packers are third in this respect with 44 completed passes out of 155 attempts, a much less effective record than that of the Bears, yet the Green Bay team has utilized its passes to a greater degree as a scoring weapon.