FRANCHISES FOLDING: Staten Island Stapletons FRANCHISES JOINING: Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati Reds
WEEK ONE
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17
GREEN BAY 7, Boston 7 (T) (5000)
PORTSMOUTH 21, Cincinnati 0 (5000) - Portsmouth pushed over two TDs in
the second period and scored another in the final quarter. The Reds, newcomers in the National grid circuit, got by midfield only once
EASTERN DIVISION              WESTERN DIVISION
New York       0  0 0   0   0 Portsmouth     1  0 0  21   0
Brooklyn       0  0 0   0   0 GREEN BAY      0  0 1   7   7
Philadelphia   0  0 0   0   0 Chi Bears      0  0 0   0   0
Pittsburgh     0  0 0   0   0 Chi Cards      0  0 0   0   0
Boston         0  0 1   7   7 Cincinnati     0  1 0   0  21
WEEK TWO
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 20
New York 23, PITTSBURGH 2 (20000) - Ken Strong tallied the first TD in the second period on an intercepted pass. The Pirates blocked a Strong punt in the fourth, giving Pittsburgh a safety for its only points in its NFL debut
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24
PORTSMOUTH 17, New York 7 (7000) - The Spartans scored on an Ace Gutowsky TD in the second quarter and in the next frame added 10 more. Red Badgro gave the Giants a TD in the fourth with a 20-yard fumble return
Chi Bears 14, GREEN BAY 7 (10000)
EASTERN DIVISION              WESTERN DIVISION
New York       1  1 0  30  19 Portsmouth     2  0 0  38   7
Brooklyn       0  0 0   0   0 Chi Bears      1  0 0  14   7
Philadelphia   0  0 0   0   0 Chi Cards      0  0 0   0   0
Boston         0  0 1   7   7 Cincinnati     0  1 0   0  21
Pittsburgh     0  1 0   2  23 GREEN BAY      0  1 1  14  21
WEEK THREE
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27
PITTSBURGH 14, Chi Cards 13 (5000) - 45-year old Mose Kelsch made both of his XPs to give the Pirates their first NFL win. The Cards led 13-0 when Butch Kottler ran an interception 99 yards for a TD to start the rally
SUNDAY OCTOBER 1
PORTSMOUTH 7, Chi Cards 6 - Howie Tipton scored on a 47-yard pass from Joe Lilliard in the second quarter, but Lilliard's XP was blocked, and the Spartans hung on for their third straight win
Chi Bears 7, Boston 0 (8000) - The Skins' defense held the Bears out of the end zone until Johnny Sisk plowed in from 17 yards out in the fourth quarter for the win
New York 10, GREEN BAY 7 at Milwaukee (12467)
EASTERN DIVISION              WESTERN DIVISION
New York       2  1 0  40  26 Portsmouth     3  0 0  45  13
Pittsburgh     1  1 0  16  36 Chi Bears      2  0 0  21   7
Philadelphia   0  0 0   0   0 Cincinnati     0  1 0   0  21
Brooklyn       0  0 0   0   0 Chi Cards      0  2 0  19  21
Boston         0  1 1   7  14 GREEN BAY      0  2 1  21  31
WEEK FOUR
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4
Boston 21, PITTSBURGH 6 (15000) - Cliff Battles returned a blocked punt 70 yards for the first Boston TD, as the Skins built up a 21-0 lead before the Pirates scored late in the game
SUNDAY OCTOBER 8
GREEN BAY 17, Portsmouth 0 (5200)
BOSTON 21, New York 20 (15000) - Glen Edwards ruined the Giants' chances for a tie by blocking Harry Newman's XP in the third period after Stew Clancy scored a 15-yard TD
Chi Cards 3, CINCINNATI 0 (1500) - Playing in the rain, the Cardinals drove 43 yards to the Cincinnati 7 in the second period, where Joe Lillard dropped back to the 15-yard line and place-kicked the ball between the uprights
Chi Bears 10, BROOKLYN 0 (18000) - A 20-yard pass from Carl Brumbaugh to Bill Karr was all the Bears needed, while Dodger QB Benny Friedman was hurt in the first period and was unable to return
EASTERN DIVISION              WESTERN DIVISION
Boston         2  1 1  49  40 Chi Bears      3  0 0  31   7
New York       2  2 0  60  47 Portsmouth     3  1 0  45  30
Pittsburgh     1  2 0  22  57 GREEN BAY      1  2 1  38  31
Philadelphia   0  0 0   0   0 Chi Cards      1  2 0  22  21
Brooklyn       0  1 0   0  10 Cincinnati     0  2 0   0  24
WEEK FIVE
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11
PITTSBURGH 17, Cincinnati 3 (5000) - The Reds tallied In the opening period on a 12-yard field goal by Myers Clark. Then Don Rhodes blocked a Cincinnati punt leading to a 2-yard Edgar Westfall TD run and the lead
SUNDAY OCTOBER 15
GREEN BAY 47, Pittsburgh 0 (4000)
BROOKLYN 27, Cincinnati 0 (12000) - 
Portsmouth 13, BOSTON 0 (20000) - 
NEW YORK 56, Philadelphia 0 (18000) - 
Chi Bears 12, CHI CARDS 9 (12000) - A second half rally led the Bears, after the Cards led 9-0 at the half, thanks to Joe Lillard's punt return for a TD.  The Bears won on a a blocked Cardinal punt for a safety, and a Jack Manders' FG
EASTERN DIVISION              WESTERN DIVISION
New York       3  2 0 116  47 Chi Bears      4  0 0  43  16
Boston         2  2 1  49  53 Portsmouth     4  1 0  58  30
Brooklyn       1  1 0  27  10 GREEN BAY      2  2 1  85  31
Pittsburgh     2  3 0  39 107 Chi Cards      1  3 0  31  33
Philadelphia   0  1 0   0  56 Cincinnati     0  4 0   3  68
WEEK SIX
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18
Portsmouth 25, PHILADELPHIA 0
SUNDAY OCTOBER 22
CINCINNATI 0, Pittsburgh 0 (T)
NEW YORK 21, Brooklyn 7
CHI BEARS 10, Green Bay 7
BOSTON 10, Chi Cards 0
EASTERN DIVISION              WESTERN DIVISION
New York       4  2 0 137  54 Chi Bears      5  0 0  53  23
Boston         3  2 1  59  53 Portsmouth     5  1 0  83  30
Pittsburgh     2  3 1  39 107 GREEN BAY      2  3 1  92  41
Brooklyn       1  2 0  34  31 Chi Cards      1  4 0  31  43
Philadelphia   0  2 0   0  81 Cincinnati     0  4 1   3  68
WEEK SEVEN
SUNDAY OCTOBER 29
CHI BEARS 14, New York 10
GREEN BAY 35, Philadelphia 9
BROOKLYN 7, Chi Cards 0
Pittsburgh 16, BOSTON 14
EASTERN DIVISION              WESTERN DIVISION
New York       4  3 0 147  68 Chi Bears      6  0 0  67  33
Boston         3  3 1  73  69 Portsmouth     5  1 0  83  30
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union - WEEK ONE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 7
Montreal 18, TORONTO 14
Ottawa 14, HAMILTON 13
Montreal   1  0 0  18  14  2 Toronto      0  1 0  14  18  0
Ottawa     1  0 0  14  13  2 Hamilton     0  1 0  13  14  0
WEEK TWO
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14
Ottawa 15, TORONTO 8
MONTREAL 11, Hamilton 7
Montreal   2  0 0  29  21  4 Toronto      0  2 0  22  33  0
Ottawa     2  0 0  29  21  4 Hamilton     0  2 0  20  25  0
WEEK THREE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 21
Toronto 21, HAMILTON 2
Ottawa 9, MONTREAL 1
Ottawa     3  0 0  50  23  6 Toronto      1  2 0  43  35  0
Montreal   2  1 0  30  30  4 Hamilton     0  3 0  22  46  0
WEEK FOUR
SATURDAY OCTOBER 28
TORONTO 11, Hamilton 5
MONTREAL 18, Ottawa 12
Ottawa     3  1 0  62  41  6 Toronto      2  2 0  54  40  4
Montreal   3  1 0  48  42  6 Hamilton     0  4 0  27  57  0
WEEK FIVE
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4
TORONTO 21, Ottawa 4
Montreal 9, HAMILTON 2
Montreal   4  1 0  57  44  8 Toronto      3  2 0  75  44  6
Ottawa     3  2 0  66  62  6 Hamilton     0  5 0  39  66  0
WEEK SIX
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11
Toroton 11, MONTREAL 10
Hamilton 14, OTTAWA 7
Toronto    4  2 0  86  54  8 Ottawa     3  3 0  61  75  6
Montreal   4  2 0  67  55  8 Hamilton   1  5 0  43  73  2
GREY CUP PLAYOFFS
WESTERN SEMI-FINALS
Sunday November 4 - WINNIPEG 11, Regina 1
Sunday November 4 - CALGARY 13, Vancouver 11
WESTERN FINALS
Sunday November 11 - WINNIPEG 15, Calgary 1
EASTERN FINALS (Toronto won series, 20-9)
Sunday November 18 - Toronto 5, MONTREAL 4
Sunday November 25 - TORONTO 15, Montreal 5
ICRFU FINALS
Sunday November 18 - VARSITY BLUES 10, Queen's 3
NOTE: Toronto Varsity Blues quit the Grey Cup championship to focus on studies
GREY CUP SEMI-FINAL
Sunday December 2 - Toronto 13, WINNIPEG 0
1933 GREY CUP GAME (Sunday December 9 at Sarnia - 2,751)
Toronto Argonauts (7-2) 4, Sarnia Imperials (5-1) 3 - The Grey Cup returned to its all-Eastern roots in 1933 after the Canadian Rugby Union decided to change its playoff format. The winner from Western Canada had been given a bye to the championship since 1921. This year it was decided that the winner from the West would face the Toronto Argonauts in a semi-final, while the Sarnia Imperials were given an automatic invite to the final. The Winnipegs ended the Regina Roughriders’ reign out West, and faced Toronto in the semi. Although the Pegs gave the Argos a scare, Toronto prevailed 13-0 to advance to the final. Despite the advent of the forward pass, 1933 was the first time no touchdowns were scored in a Grey Cup. Toronto outlasted Sarnia in a defensive struggle, and although most people felt the Imperials proved themselves to be a better team, it was the Argonauts who were awarded the trophy. The only Grey Cup ever staged in Sarnia was played on a frozen, snow-covered field. The Imperials dominated the first half, leading 1-0 at halftime. Sarnia added another point in the third quarter. But the complexion of the game soon changed, as Tuffy Griffiths blocked Bummer Stirling’s kick on the Sarnia 40-yard line, giving the Argos the ball. Jack Taylor took a lateral pass from Andy Mullen and ran 20 yards around the end. Teddy Morris then gained seven yards. With the ball straight in front of the goal posts, Tommy Burns lifted the ball between the uprights for a Toronto field goal. Sarnia tied the score in the fourth quarter on a rouge, but Toronto answered back with a single of their own, which was helped set up by a Sarnia fumble. It turned out to be the winning point as the Argos held on to the win, but not before the Imperials threatened in the final minute. Rocky Parsaca threw a pass to Norman Perry, who ran across the field and down the sideline. Toronto’s Ab Box dove at Perry at the Toronto 45-yard line, but he kept going until he was finally stopped five yards from the goal line. But the ball was brought back to the Toronto 45 as referee Jo-Jo Stirrett ruled that Perry stepped out of bounds. Box saved the Argonauts throughout the game. His long punts regained lost yards for Toronto, and on many occasions he proved to be the last line of defence, making huge tackles to prevent potential scoring plays for the Imperials. Stirling kicked all three singles for Sarnia.
Pittsburgh     3  3 1  55 121 GREEN BAY      3  3 1 127  50
Brooklyn       2  2 0  41  31 Chi Cards      1  5 0  31  50
Philadelphia   0  3 0   9 116 Cincinnati     0  4 1   3  68
WEEK EIGHT
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5
NEW YORK 13, Portsmouth 10
Green Bay 14, CHI CARDS 6
BOSTON 10, Chi Bears 0
Philadelphia 6, CINCINNATI 0
BROOKLYN 3, Pittsburgh 3 (T)
EASTERN DIVISION              WESTERN DIVISION
New York       5  3 0 160  78 Chi Bears      6  1 0  67  43
Boston         4  3 1  83  69 Portsmouth     5  2 0  93  43
Pittsburgh     3  3 2  58 124 GREEN BAY      4  3 1 141  56
Brooklyn       2  2 1  44  34 Chi Cards      1  6 0  37  64
Philadelphia   1  3 0  15 116 Cincinnati     0  5 1   3  74
WEEK NINE
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12
PORTSMOUTH 7, Green Bay 0
NEW YORK 7, Boston 0
Brooklyn 32, PITTSBURGH 0
PHILADELPHIA 3, Bears 3 (T)
CINCINNATI 12, Chi Cards 9
EASTERN DIVISION              WESTERN DIVISION
New York       6  3 0 167  78 Chi Bears      6  1 1  70  46
Brooklyn       3  2 1  76  34 Portsmouth     6  2 0 100  43
Boston         4  4 1  83  76 GREEN BAY      4  4 1 141  63
Pittsburgh     3  4 2  58 156 Cincinnati     1  5 1  15  83
Philadelphia   1  3 1  18 119 Chi Cards      1  7 0  46  76
WEEK TEN
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19
Brooklyn 3, CHI CARDS 0
BOSTON 20, Green Bay 7
NEW YORK 3, Chi Bears 0
CINCINNATI 10, Portsmouth 7
PHILADELPHIA 25, Pittsburgh 6
EASTERN DIVISION              WESTERN DIVISION
New York       7  3 0 170  78 Chi Bears      6  2 1  70  49
Brooklyn       4  2 1  79  34 Portsmouth     6  3 0 107  53
Boston         5  4 1 103  83 GREEN BAY      4  5 1 148  83
Philadelphia   2  3 1  43 125 Cincinnati     2  5 1  25  90
Pittsburgh     3  5 2  64 181 Chi Cards      1  8 0  46  79
WEEK ELEVEN
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26
NEW YORK 17, Green Bay 6
CHI BEARS 17, Portsmouth 14
BROOKLYN 14, Boston 0
PHILADELPHIA 20, Cincinnati 3
EASTERN DIVISION              WESTERN DIVISION
New York       8  3 0 187  84 Chi Bears      7  2 1  87  63
Brooklyn       5  2 1  93  34 Portsmouth     6  4 0 121  70
Boston         5  5 1 103  97 GREEN BAY      4  6 1 154 100
Philadelphia   3  3 1  63 128 Cincinnati     2  6 1  28 110
Pittsburgh     3  5 2  64 181 Chi Cards      1  8 0  46  79
WEEK TWELVE
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30
New York 10, BROOKLYN 0
CHI BEARS 22, Chi Cards 6
SUNDAY DECEMBER 3
Chi Bears 17, PORTSMOUTH 7
CHI CARDS 0, Boston 0 (T)
CINCINNATI 10, Brooklyn 0
NEW YORK 27, Pittsburgh 3
Green Bay 10, PHILADELPHIA 0
EASTERN DIVISION              WESTERN DIVISION
New York      10  3 0 224  87 Chi Bears      9  2 1 126  76
Brooklyn       5  4 1  93  54 Portsmouth     6  5 0 128  87
Boston         5  5 2 103  97 GREEN BAY      5  6 1 164 100
Philadelphia   3  4 1  63 138 Cincinnati     3  6 1  38 110
Pittsburgh     3  6 2  67 208 Chi Cards      1  9 1  52 101
WEEK THIRTEEN
SUNDAY DECEMBER 10
N. York 20, PHILADELPHIA 14
CHI BEARS 7, Green Bay 6
EASTERN DIVISION              WESTERN DIVISION
New York      11  3 0 244 101 Chi Bears     10  2 1 133  82
Brooklyn       5  4 1  93  54 Portsmouth     6  5 0 128  87
Boston         5  5 2 103  97 GREEN BAY      5  7 1 170 107
Philadelphia   3  5 1  77 158 Cincinnati     3  6 1  38 110
Pittsburgh     3  6 2  67 208 Chi Cards      1  9 1  52 101
1933 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP (December 17 at Chicago - 26,000)
CHICAGO BEARS (10-2-1) 23, NEW YORK GIANTS (11-3) 21 - In 1932, the Chicago Bears defeated the Portsmouth Spartans (now the Detroit Lions) 9-0 in the National Football League's first post-season game ever. During the off-season, sweeping changes occurred to the NFL, one of which called for the league to be divided into two divisions.  At the end of the regular season, the NFL held a championship game that pitted the two division winners in the title bout to determine the world champions of pro football. So, on December 17, 1933, the Bears hosted the New York Giants at Wrigley Field in Chicago in the NFL's inaugural championship game. 
The game, witnessed by an estimated 26,000 fans, lived up to its billing. The contest featured lots of offense by both teams. After two field goals by the Bears' Jack Manders, the Giants responded with the first touchdown in NFL championship game history when Hall of Famer Morris "Red" Badgro connected with Harry Newman on a 29-yard touchdown play to put the Giants in the lead, 7-6. The game remained close throughout the second half as well. The Bears went ahead on a Manders' 15-yard field goal before the Giants responded with a one-yard run by Max Krause to regain the lead, 14-9. Hall of Fame fullback Bronko Nagurski led the charge as he gained 65 yards rushing on the day but more importantly threw an 8-yard pass to end Billy Karr to put the Bears in front by two in the third quarter. The Giants once again pulled ahead when Newman hauled in his second touchdown pass of the game, an eight-yarder from Hall of Famer Ken Strong. Then, in the closing minutes of the game and the Giants leading 21-16, Nagurski threw 14 yards downfield to fellow Hall of Famer Bill Hewitt who quickly and wisely lateraled the ball to Karr who raced into the end zone to give the Bears the victory. For their efforts, each member of the Bears earned a whopping $210.34 while the Giants players were awarded $140.22 each. By comparison, each player participating in the 2006 championship games will received $37,500. The winners advance to Super Bowl XLI where each member of the winning team takes home $78,000 and each player on the losing team receives $40,000.
1933 - The Year in Football