GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - A fast, spirited Boston football team showed plenty of power to give the Packers as stiff a battle as they have had in many a year here Sunday afternoon. When it was over the first game of the season was on record as a 7 to 7 tie, and the long string of consecutive Green Bay home victories that had reached 30 was broken. A crowd of 5,000 turned out for the contest. Thrills came fast and often, but neither team was able to convert more than once. The Packers' forward passing attack was excellent for so early in the season, but the line play was decidedly ragged at times and they could do little with running plays against the strong Boston line. The invaders, on the other hand, displayed a fine running attack and defensively were as tough a foe as the Packers have faced in a long time. There were many bright spots in the Bay's performance, however. Grove's return of punts was good to watch, the young quarterback often eluding several men to return the ball anywhere from five to 30 yards. He did most of the work at quarterback, playing nearly the entire game at that position. Hank Bruder and Clark Hinkle were other standouts in the Packer backfield, doing just about everything called upon them to do. Gantenbein and Dilweg turned in some fine plays on offense, catching several passes that were good for gains. Herber's passing was good at all times.
PLAY IS SMOOTH
Leading Boston's attack was Cliff Battles, one of the
greatest individual performers seen here in years. He
ran, blocked, punted and passed with equal ability, 
often cutting through the Packer line for good gains. He
received great support from Jim Musick, a hard-hitting
fullback, Ernie Pinckert and Apsit, who saw most of the
work at the other backfield positions, for Boston's best
ground gaining combination. The game was a battle
between two evenly matched tams. Boston's play on 
the whole was more smooth than that of the Packers,
but the Bays were far superior to the Indians in the
overhead game. Boston used a double wing back 
offense, with one man in motion most of the time. The
invaders sucked in the ends and tackles, then boxed
the end out and the tackle in to shoot flanker plays that
were good for gains. On their direct line smashes, a
delayed buck with the fullback or halfback crossing to
slant in over guard or center also brought results.
PASS GAME EXCELLENT
Green Bay's attempt at off tackle smashes were broken
up most of the time by the defensive fullback or the
linemen who drove the play toward the center. The 
Packers' timing was faulty on several line smashes, the
hole being opened, but the back failing to get there in
time to take advantage of it. On end runs, failure to 
block prevented gains. But on the bright side of the 
ledger, the Packers can point to 11 first downs made by
forward passes. The Bays completed 13 out of 23
passes tried, one of the best records ever made by a
tram in National league competition. Flat, wide and 
deep passes were good for gains that totaled 256 yards
and kept the Boston club back on their heels on several
occasions. With the wind at their back, the Redskins
kept the play mostly in Packer territory in the first
quarter. In the second period the play shifted more to 
the Boston end of the field. It was not until the third
quarter was well underway that the Packers were able
to score. A good return of a punt by Grove to the 
Boston 42-yard line, a pass from Herber to Grove to the
six-yard line and another from Herber to Rose over the
goal line completed the march.
GOOD FOR TOUCHDOWN
One of the few passes completed by the Redskins was
one that brought a touchdown in the fourth period. It
was from Westfall to Frankian, an end, good for 33
yards that did the business. Musick then added the 
extra point to tie the score. Several pass plays were
completed by the Packers in the opening quarter, but
they were tried when the Packers were deep in their
own territory and they could not get the ball up to
midfield. It was not until near the end of the period when
Dilweg recovered a Boston fumble that the Bays got
beyond their own 40-yard line. Shortly after the start of
the second half, Boston stopped what threatened to
become a Packer march when Battles intercepted a
pass on his own 42-yard line. After an exchange of 
punts, the Packers had the ball on the Boston 34-yard
mark, but were stopped when a lateral was fumbled and
Boston recovered. The Redskins started a series of line
plays that were good for three first downs from this
point, with Battles and Pinckert doing most of the
damage. Musick fumbled on the Packer 23-yard line
and Perry recovered for Green Bay to check the march
momentarily. Bruder fumbled on the Packer 23-yard
line and Perry recovered for Green Bay to check the
march, momentarily. Bruder fumbled and and Boston
recovered to gain the ball again, but this time the Bay
line held and a third-down pass was intercepted by
Bruder who raced back midfield before he was shoved
out of bounds.
MAKE 17-YARD GAIN
After an exchange of punts the Packers had the ball on
the Boston 35-yard line and Herber passed to Milton
Gantenbein for a 17-yard gain. Another pass to Blood
put the ball on the Redskins' eight-yard line. Englemann
picked up three yards on the next play, but the half
ended before the team could advance again. The Bays
had the wind at their backs again in the third period and
took advantage of it in punts. Grove got off to a good
return of one of Battles' kick to put the ball on the 42
yard line. Hinkle picked up eight yards on two plays
and then Herber passed to Grove who got clear for a
dash to the six-yard strip before he was hauled down.
Two line plays failed to advance the ball, so Herber shot
a flat pass to Rose after a direct pass from center, and
the big end had little trouble pulling down the ball over
the goal. Grove then added the extra point with a place
kick. Later in the period Herber got off a good pass to
Grove that the quarterback got his hands on but could not hold. He had practically a clear field.
PASS IS INTERCEPTED
Shortly after the start of the fourth period, the Redskins got the ball on the Packer 40-yard line when Apsit intercepted one of Herber's passes. Pickert picked up seven yards and the stage was set for Boston's touchdown. Westfall, who relieved Apsit, dropped back and tossed the ball to Frankian, right end, who cut over sharply to his left. Frankian grabbed the ball out of the air, eluded Herber, the only man blocking his path and ran unmolested across the goal. Musick then kicked for the extra point and the score was tied. In the closing minutes the Packers unleashed another passing attack that brought the ball down the field. One toss to Dilweg was good for 20 yards, but they lost the ball on downs and Boston punted. Again the Packers started down the field, Gantenbein, Dilweg and Bruder catching passes that brought the ball to the 19-yard line, but another heave over the goal gave the ball to Boston on the 20-yard line and they held it until the game ended.
BOSTON    -  0  0  0  7 -  7
GREEN BAY -  0  0  7  0 -  7
3rd - GB - Rose, 9-yard pass from Herber (Grove kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
4th - BOST - Ike Frankian, 33-yard pass from Ed Westfall (Jim Musick kick) TIED 7-7
NEWS AND NOTES
ONE MAN'S RELAXATION WAS COSTLY - LAMBEAU
SEPTEMBER 18 (Green Bay) - It was seldom brought out better than in our game with Boston Sunday what the relaxation of one man on one play may mean in a football game. It meant in this the probably difference between a 7 to 0 victory and a 7 to 7 tie. Understand, I don't want to take anything away from Boston. I feel Lone Star Dietz has assembled one of the strongest clubs in the league, a hard driving, hard hitting, smart team that will go far if it continues to play the kind of ball it did against us. Boston got its touchdown and deserved its tie. I do feel, however, purely from a theoretical view, that if all out backs had carried out their assignments we could have stopped the play. It was a pass. Ten of our men carried out their assignments perfectly. The line rushed Westfall passing the ball, and three of our backs covered their receivers coming through. The fourth, however, momentarily relaxed. I suppose that very human element makes football what it is. At any rate, he relaxed. As the play started, he stood arms akimbo, the one cog in this 11-cog defense that slipped, and in the instant. Franklin, an end, got the jump, raced out in the clear behind him, and got the ball for the touchdown that tied the score. He took it on the dead run and crossed the goal untouched. One play, one instant of relaxation by one man and the whole complexion of the game was changed. For a team just starting the season, I think Boston played great football. The team had excellent precision, their linemen carried out assignments remarkably well for so early in the year and their backs not only drove hard but played exceptionally good defensive football. Battles especially stood out to me in the defensive play. He broke up several passes that at first looked though they might get us something. It was interesting to all, I think, to see the workings of the new rules. The rule bringing the ball in 10 yards from the sidelines unquestionably speeds up the game, and the one that permits a forward pass from anywhere behind the line of scrimmage, instead of five yards, alters much of the strategy. The first eliminates those useless sideline plays quarterbacks used to have to call to get position, and the second adds much in the way of deception to the offense. Our quarterback, I think, made excellent use of the opportunities afforded by the second when he called just the kind of pass the rule permits for our touchdown. On the seven or eight yards line he passed from a yard behind the line of scrimmage on third down and caught Boston wholly unprepared. Rose who caught the ball was all alone. I should have liked to use more of our new men Sunday, especially with the Bear game just ahead, but because of the closeness of the game I didn't dare. Those used, however, Van Sickle, Evans, Sarafiny, Greeney, Kurth and Ben Smith satisfied me in every way. Monnett and Quatse were not used due to injuries.
NOTES OF THE PACKERS TIE
SEPTEMBER 18 (Green Bay) - Bob Monnett, the Michigan State halfback, and Jess Quatse, Pittsburgh's all-American tackle last year, did not get into the game because of injuries. Both have bum pins. They ought to be ready, however, for the Bears Sunday...Although he had his tonsils out only a week ago, Clark Hinkle played a good part of the game at fullback. He had heavy bandages around his neck...Kewpie Cahn, one of the best officials, handled the game as referee. It was his first assignment at the Bay in several year. King Kong Willie Smith and Gordon McNutt worked with him. McNutt looks like a valuable addition to the league staff...Herber kicked one a mile with the wind in the third quarter. It sailed from his own 45 yard line clear over the end zone. Battles, playing safety for Boston on about the 15-yard line, didn't move a step or even turn his head. He was right. It did - did sail over the end zone...A peculiar pass play, on which four men handled the ball was offered in the fourth quarter. The pass went from Herber to Englemann, who couldn't handle it, to a Boston man, who couldn't hold it either, to Roger Grove, who juggled it and then also dropped it, to Englemann again. Figure that one out...The paid attendance was around 5,000, which wasn't bad for an opener...Grove handled punts without a flaw and returned them as well as the Packers have had punts returned in some time. The yards you get that way, you know, count as much as those you hammer out of the line...Battle, to my way of thinking, is one of the best all-around football players who ever stepped on the field up here. He does everything and does it well. He is a punter, a passer, a ball carrier and as sweet and smart a defensive man, especially against passes, as you will probably ever see...Lavvie Dilweg looked his old self again at end. He came up with some of that nifty footwork, after catching passes, that only he seems to have...The Packers had a sad time of it with laterals. Every one, for some strange reason, looked bad...Clyde Van Sickle got a bad cut under his right eye in the third quarter and had to retire. He left the field with blood streaming down his face...The Chicago Bears were represented two scouts who came up to see what they could see - owner and coach George Halas and the Sea Lion, George Trafton...Tickets to the New York Giants-Green Bay game in Milwaukee October 1 will be placed on sale in Milwaukee Tuesday. Where you can get them will be announced later...The Packers several times Sunday were guilty of bad judgment on plays...A high wind had quite an effect on the game. The Braves had it on their backs the first and fourth quarters and the Packers in the second and third. Each team scored with the wind to its back...Packer officials expect a crowd of between 12,000 and 13,000 when the Bears come here for their traditional battle Sunday.
CHICAGO BEARS AND PACKERS TO RENEW FEUD HERE SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 19 (Green Bay) - Renewing a gridiron rivalry which is well into its second decade, the Chicago Bears will appear in Green Bay Sunday for their first of three 1933 games against the Packers. It will be the opening league contest for the national champions, who have defeated the Cicero professionals, 6 to 0, and the Notre Dame All Stars, 14 to 0, in practice appearances. The Bear lineup is studded with veterans of the pro game, reinforced by some likely recruits. The new men included Robert Gonya, husky Northwestern university end; Bill Karr, West Virginia end; Charles Malone, Texas A. and M. end; Howard Auer, Michigan tackle; George Musso, Milikin tackle; Ed Kawal, Illinois center; Cliff Hansen, Luther halfback; Gene Ronzani, Marquette's star halfback, and the celebrated Jack Manders, Minnesota fullback. These men will be surrounded by as talented and experienced a squad as ever appeared in the National league. The two quarterbacks, Keith Molesworth of Monmouth and Carl Brumbaugh of Florida, are well known to Green Bay fans, and always have played well against the Packers. Both are heady field generals, and well drilled in the professional game...GRANGE IS BACK: Red Grange, Illinois' galloping ghost, will be back with the Bears, and other halfbacks with pro experience are George Corbett, Milikin; John Doehring, Illinois Military; Dick Nesbitt, Drake, and John Sisk, Marquette's big train. Although Manders is rated a great fullback in his own right, he will be supported by Bronko Nagurski, Minnesota all-America, and Paul Franklin of Franklin college, a pair of tough customers. The bulk of end assignments, aside from those handled by the newcomers, will be taken by Luke Johnsos, Northwester; William Hewitt, Michigan, and C.O. Tackwell, Kansas State. All have played against the Packers before, and are well versed in the Green Bay line of attack...HAVE MANY TACKLES: Tackles in addition to Musso are Bill Buckler, Alabama; Lloyd Burdick, Nebraska; Roy Lyman, Nebraska, and Ray Richards, Nebraska. Flanking a strong center combination at the guard positions will be Gil Bergerson, Oregon State; Jules Carlson, Oregon State; Paul Engebretsen, Northwestern; Joe Kopcha, Chattanooga, and Joe Zeller, Indiana, who played last season with the Packers. Centers are Bert Pearson, Kansas State, and Oakie Miller, Purdue. Bergerson, measuring 6 feet 6 inches, is the tallest man on the squad, and Musso, who weighs 257 pounds, is the heftiest. The player with the longest record is Lyman, who has played three years with Canton, one year with Cleveland, and six with the Bears...PACKERS ARE SCOUTED: The Bears are confident of defeating the Packers. George Halas, coach of the championship squad, and George (Brute) Trafton attended last Sunday's Boston-Green Bay game, and, while they were highly impressed with the class of football displayed, decided that the Bears should be able to penetrate the Packer defense. The Bear scouts came home with a couple of notebooks full of formations and plays used by the Packers. Green Bay plays were talked over at a blackboard session held Monday night. With the possible exception of two positions, the Bears will start a veteran team against the Packers in Sunday's game. According to present plans, the Bear squad and rooters will leave here late Saturday afternoon, arriving in Green Bay in time to get a good night's sleep. On the return trip, the Chicago delegation is scheduled to return here at 11:45 p.m. Sunday. At least 100 fans are expected to make the trip to Green Bay. An all-expense ticket including railway fare, hotels, meals and a reserved seat ticket at the game has been provided for by the Bear management.
PRO GAME WIDE OPEN
SEPTEMBER 19 (Columbus, OH) - NFL games this fall will offer gridiron fans a wide open game in the opinion of George Halas, owner of the Chicago Bears and chairman of the Rules Committee. George (Potsy) Clark, Portsmouth coach, E.L. Lambeau of Green Bay, and Steve Owen of the New York Giants assisted Halas in compiling the pro rules. The professional game this fall is operating under a code containing many differences from college regulations, the differences designed to bring an added thrill to spectators. Prominent among the changes in the league rules is the rule permitting forward passing at any place up to the line of scrimmage. College teams are prohibited from passing any closer within five yards of the line...RUNNER MUST BE DOWN: The goal posts are back on the goal line, which is expected to promote the return of field goal kicking. College rules call a play dead when any portion of the ball carrier's body touches the ground, but not so in pro ball where the runner must be actually down. Use of hands on defense is not prohibited nor is the flying block and tackle. The penalty for clipping is still 25 yards. "Any dimunition of this penalty we feel would be an admission that our officials do not have the courage to enforce the regulation," says Halas. "It is a serious offense and should be treated as such regardless of how many yards it costs the guilty team. It is hardly complimentary to college officials that it was felt necessary to reduce the penalty in order to secure proper enforcement of the clipping statute," concludes the Bears' owner.
GIANTS MEET PIRATES
SEPTEMBER 20 (Pittsburgh) - Coach Jap Douds' Pirates face the New York Giants in a professional football game tonight. It will be the opening tilt of the National league season for both clubs. Pittsburgh has high hopes of giving the New Yorkers quite a battle. Following the game here, the Giants move on to Portsmouth for a contest on Sunday and then Coach Steve Owens' club will head into Wisconsin where on Oct. 1 they will meet the Green Bay Packers in Milwaukee.
PACKERS HAVE EDGE IN WINS OVER CHICAGO
SEPTEMBER 20 (Green Bay) - The most traditional
rivalry in the National Professional Football league, that
between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears,
will be resumed at City Stadium next Sunday when the
teams meet for the 27th time since 1921. No two teams
in the National league have played such a series of
bitter games, or built up such a consistent rivalry, as
that existing between the Packers and Bears. For the
first time in several seasons, the Bears now have a
chance to gain the edge in the long series, although to
do so they must win all three games from Green Bay
this year. To date the teams have met 26 times. The
Packers won 12 of these contests, the Bears took 10
and four ended in ties. The worst licking handed the
Bears by the Bays was the 25 to 0 drubbing of 1929,
while the biggest margin piled up bu the Bears were the
21 to 0 beatings of 1925 and 1930. The Packers are
leading in total points, 189 to 175..FIRST MET IN 1921:
Green Bay scarcely had begun to focus its eyes on the
national championship when the teams met for the first
time in 1921. Shortly before game time several of the
Packers were unable to play, and the result was a 20 to
0 walloping for the "Big Bay Blues". This was enough
for the Packers, who did not tackle the Bears again
until 1923. The teams met in an epic struggle at the old
Bellevue Park. Joey Sternaman's field goal after Myrt
Basing's fumble bring the only score in the 3 to 0 Bear
victory. The Packers scored their first victory in the
young series in the first meeting of the rivals for the
1924 season, winning 5 to 0 on Cub Buck's field goal
and George Trafton's wild heave over the goal line for a
safety. The second game that season was a repetition
of the previous year's struggle, Sternaman booting a
field goal after a fumble by Dutch Hendrian...SPLIT IN
1925: Once again the rivals split in 1925. Charlie
Mathys passed to Lewellen for a late touchdown at
Green Bay, giving the Packers a 14 to 10 decision, and
at Chicago the Bears swamped the Bays, 21 to 0, with
Red Grange, who had just completed his college career
sitting on the bench. For the first time in 1926, the
teams played three games. The first ended in a 6 to 6
deadlock, and the Bears rallied to take the second at
Chicago, 19 to 13, in a great exhibition of football.
Coach George Halas of the Bruins regards this game as
his "greatest thrill in football." Lidberg scored an early
touchdown for the Packers, but Hanny took a pass
from Driscoll to tie it up. Driscoll later placekicked a
field goal to give the Bears a lead, but the Packers
came right back. Lewellen scooping up Driscoll's fumble
and running 40 yards for a touchdown. Purdy kicked the
extra point and the Packers led 13 to 9. Driscoll's 44-
yard drop kick, the same player's 24-yard touchdown
run, and his extra point kick finished the Packers rout.
The last contest of the 1926 season was played at
Soldiers Field, Chicago, with Pid Purdy's 50-yard drop
kick giving the Bears a 3 to 3 tie...PACKERS GAIN
STRENGTH: The Chicago Bears were in the twilight of
their supremacy over the Packers although they failed
to show it in 1927, when the Bays lost twice. The Bays
dropped the Green Bay tilt, 7 to 6, and then lost at
Chicago, 14 to 6, in the famous game where Packer
fans claimed Lewellen was hauled back after crossing
the goal line. It was destined to be the last Bear victory
for three years. The Packers, developing their title
threat in 1928, swept to two victories over the Bears.
The first contest of that season ended 12-all at Green
Bay, Harry O'Boyle missing an extra point by inches,
but the Packers came back at Chicago to maul the
Bruins, 16 to 6. They ended the season with a 6 to 0
decision, starting their long shutout string over the
Chicagoans. In 1929, their most successful season
against the Bears, the Packers applied the whitewash
brush three times. The first two were won by scores of
23 to 0 and 14 to 0, and the third with the championship
at stake, went to the Packers, 25 to 0...LEWELLEN
AND DUNN: The Packers nicked their old rivals for two
out of three in 1930. Lewellen's touchdown and Dunn's
extra point won the first game for the champions, 7 to 0,
and at Chicago, Lewellen and Blood scored touchdowns
to give Green Bay a 13 to 12 decision. Dunn kicked the
point which provided the victory margin. The Bay victory
string was cracked at Wrigley Field in the last game of
the 1930 season, the Bears winning 21 to 0. They led 7
to 0 at halftime. Lewellen and Dunn again collaborated
in 1931 to give the Packers the first game, 7 to 0. At
Chicago Mike Michalske played the hero role, running
nearly the length of the field for a touchdown that gave
Green Bay a 6 to 2 win. Gantenbein's blocking featured
the scoring dash. The last game was a classic at
Chicago, the Bears winning 7-6 despite Johnny Blood's
touchdown. The Bear touchdown was scored by Joe
Lintzenich, with Tackwell booting the extra point. Last
season the old rivals, then in their second decade of
gridiron rivalry, played three bitter contests. The first,
played at Green Bay, ended in a scoreless tie, and the
Packers won the second at Chicago, 2 to 0, when Nash
blocked a punt for a safety. Engebetson's placekick and
Nagurski's 40-yard touchdown jaunt gave the Bears the
final victory, 9 to 0. Grange heads the list of veterans in
the Bears' lineup. Others include Bronko Nagurski,
George Corbett, John Doehring, Dick Nesbitt and John
Sisk. Newcomers on the Chicago squad include such
stars as Gene Ronzani, Marquette; Jack Manders,
Minnesota; Robert Bonya, Northwestern; Bill Karr, West
Virginia; Howard Auer, Michigan, and Chalres Maline,
Texas A&M.
MANY VETS ON CHICAGO BEAR FOOTBALL CLUB
SEPTEMBER 21 (Green Bay) - 5,161 pounds of football
beef will arrive here tonight, with the invasion of the
Chicago Bears, National league champions, who will
play the Green Bay Packers at City Stadium Sunday afternoon. Sunday's game will mark the tenth Green Bay invasion by the Bears, and will be the 27th meeting of the traditional rivals. No games in professional football attract more interest, are more widely attended, and are more bitterly fought than the contests between the Bruins and the Bays. The Bears have not won a game in Green Bay since 1927 but their chances never appeared better than the present. One hundred and fifty fans will accompany the Bears, to witness the first league appearance of George Halas as coach, succeeding Ralph Jones, who handled the Bears for several seasons previously. Halas doubles in the role of president, and with George (Brute) Trafton, owns a considerable block of stock in the pro championship team...PLAYED AT END: Halas formerly starred at Illinois University, and later played with the Bears at end. Trafton, a Notre Dam man who played center with the Bears for many years, always is an attraction here. The two men scouted last Sunday's Green Bay-Boston game and claim to have learned enough to aid the Bears' victory chances. Ten members of the Chicago squad will be playing with that team in the professional league for the first time. Another, Joe Zeller, a guard, played with the Packers last season, so that his appearance here Sunday will be in the nature of a homecoming. Other newcomers to the Bears' squad are Karr, Musso, Richards, Bergerson, Ronzani, Hansen and Manders. Gene Ronzani and Jack Manders are certain to attract a major share of the attention. The Italian halfback, hailing from Iron Mountain, Mich., is well known throughout northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Michigan peninsula. He captained Marquette  University's Golden Avalanche last season. Manders hails from Minnesota, the home of great fullbacks, which produced Herb Joesting, Bronko Nagurski and Carl Lidberg. In Nagurski and Manders the Bears have two of the best line smashing fullbacks in the country...GRANGE TO PLAY: Sunday's game will be Red Granges' sixth appearance here. Five times he has faced the Bays as a Bear, and on the other occasion he was with C.C. Pyle's New York Yankees. That was in the heyday of his popularity and vast crowds flocked to see him limp across the field on a cane, injuries preventing him from playing. "Link" Layman, veteran Bears' tackle, is back in the field this year after a season spent farming in Montana. This is Lyman's seventh year with the Bears, making him the dean of the squad. When Lyman broke into professional football as a member of the Canton Bulldogs, he was rated as one of the best lineman of his day.
PACKER-BEAR TILT TO DRAW 10,000 CROWD
SEPTEMBER 22 (Green Bay) - The "ace" attraction of
the Green Bay Packers' 1933 home football season will
attract more than 10,000 people to City stadium on
Sunday afternoon, when the Packers, former national
champions, meet the Chicago Bears, the present title
holders. Ever since 1923, when they made their first
appearance in Green Bay against a young Bay eleven,
the Bears have provided the main event on the autumn
football program here, and next Sunday's game will be
no exception. Tickets are moving rapidly, and the
prediction of a 10,000 crowd seems, if anything, rather
conservative. In the old days, 10,000 spectators would
have resulted in an overflow crowd, with seats at a
premium and hundreds of spectators standing up 
behind the end zones. Two years ago, however, the
football corporation greatly enlarged City stadium's
capacity, so that there will be a seat Sunday for every
football fan wanting to see the Packer-Bear game...
MANY SEATS AVAILABLE: E.A. Spachmann, director
of tickets, has set his stage to handle the usual last
minute rush. The office force at the Columbus cub office
has been increased, and there will be additional ticket
sellers working in the stadium booths starting at noon
Sunday. Many choice reservations still are available in
the large grandstands on both sides of the gridiron.
Gates at the stadium will open at 12:15 o'clock, and
Packer officials have urged spectators to come out 
early, to help eliminate the usual jam around the park
entrance just before the whistle blows. The Green Bay
city band has arranged an attractive program for the
hour before the game. All ushers, program salesmen,
Legion police, concession employees and turnstile
operators must be in park by noon...TEAM IN FINE
SHAPE: The Packer squad is in great shape for the
contest. Injured tendons which kept Jess Quatse, giant
tackle, and Bob Monnett, fleet halfback, on the bench last Sunday have improved so that Coach E.L. Lambeau may count upon the services of both players. Cal Hubbard and Johnny Blood, last of the Packers to report, have had an additional week of practice and will be ready whenever required against the Bears. Both are certain to see action. A blackboard talk has been held each morning this week, as Coach Lambeau intends to "shoot the works" against the Bears. The line has been ordered to "eat plenty of spinach" to fortify all players for the battering of Bronko Nargurski and Jack Manders, former Minnesota fullbacks.
LEAVE LATE SATURDAY
SEPTEMBER 22 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears, who open their National league schedule against the Packers Sunday afternoon, will leave for Green Bay on the C.M. St.P and P. road at 5:05 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Coach George Halas announced. Halas will be accompanied by Assistant Coach George Trafton. Andy Lotshaw, veteran trainer of the Chicago Cubs, has secured a leave of absence to travel with the Bears Sunday. About 100 fans will accompany the team on a special excursion sponsored by State Senator George J. Maypole, an ardent Bear fan. While in Green Bay the football players and their followers will headquarter at the Beaumont hotel. The Bears will arrive in Green Bay at 10:15 o'clock Saturday night. The special train carrying the Chicago fans will leave Green Bay on the return trip at 6 o'clock Sunday evening.
PRO GRID NOTES
SEPTEMBER 22 (Green Bay) - The Portsmouth Spartans got off on the right foot in the National league race by taking Cincinnati into camp by a 21 to 0 score. Coach Potsy Clark's gridders had the Reds pretty well tamed throughout the fray...The New York Giants romped to a win over the Patterson Silks to the tune of 20 to 0. Coach Steve Owen made use of the youngsters cut loose in brilliant style against the Skeeters...The Chicago Cardinals continued their tour of the suburbs and bumped off the Freeport, Ill., eleven to the tune of 29-6. The Cards breezed along easy after making three touchdowns and they won as they pleased...Oran Pape, Iowa star of a few years ago, is a Philadelphia backfield candidate. Pape is sort of a pro league tourist as he has seen gridiron service with the Minneapolis, Green Bay and Boston football aggregations...The first climax of the National league season comes this Sunday as two games are scheduled which will bring together four of the toughest clubs in the loop. The Bears play at Green Bay and New York appears in Portsmouth...Tim Mara, owner of the Giants, is banking on a pennant this fall and the tilt with the Spartans should tell pretty much which way the wind is blowing. Portsmouth doesn't taste defeat very often when playing at home...Tony Holm, former Portsmouth and Chicago Cardinal fullback, will do the line plunging for Pittsburgh this fall. Holm is the "bone crushing" type of plunger, and, if given any support, will gain a lot of yardage for the Pirates...Joe Lilliard, who starred for Doc Spears when he coached at Oregon, is again with the Chicago Cards. Lillard was a sensation early in the 1932 schedule but he wilted in the closing stages as injuries slowed him up a lot...Sunday Munday has been released by the Giants to Cincinnati where he will probably be used as a running guard. Munday is a pretty fair forward and a good team worker. If the Reds use him regularly, he should develop...Although Stapleton is not competing in the National league this fall, the Staten Islanders have a strong club on the gridiron and they have booked games with a number of the teams in Joe Carr's circuits...Bo Molenda, one of Michigan's immortals, has shown lots of like in the preliminary games of the New York Giants. Molenda is still a pretty good footballer despite the fact that he is one of the veterans of the league...Herman Hickman will forget his wrestling engagements this fall and do a turn at guard for the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1931, the husky southerner was rated as about the best center flanker in collegiate circles...Jim Bausch, rated as America's greatest all-around athlete, is showing class galore as a fullback for the Chicago Cards. He is a 210-pound triple threat artist and the Card leaders think Bausch will burn up the circuit...Link Lyman, a great professional tackle for many seasons, has returned to the Chicago Bears' battle front after a year's vacation on a ranch in Montana. Lyman started to star back in the days of the old Canton Bulldogs...Ernie Pinckert of Southern California fame is starting his second year with the Boston Redskins. Pinckert wasn't the expected sensation in 1932 by Coach Lone Star Dietz is expecting him to bask in the limelight this fall...George Lawrie, Chicago, one of the veteran officials on the National league stage, will again draw middle west assignments. Lawrie is well liked by players and spectators as he follows the ball closely on every play.
AUER, TACKLE WITH BEARS, IS SOLD TO CARDS
SEPTEMBER 22 (Chicago) - Harold Auer, Michigan tackle who reported to the Bears at the start of the training season for his first appearance in the National league, was sold yesterday to the Chicago Cardinals. After the Packer game at Green Bay Sunday, the Bears will return to Chicago to prepare for the opening home  game with the Boston Redskins Oct. 1 at Soldiers' field.
Green Bay Packers (0-0-1) 7, Boston Redskins (0-0-1) 7 (T)
​Sunday September 17th 1933 (at Green Bay)
powerful lines, smashing at one another to find a weakness. Seldom do the Packers and Bears dare open up with a wide open game. It usually is the case that the teams fight for one touchdown, and having gained, fight to hold that slim lead, taking no chances. Both think too much of the other's ability to risk wide open plays, which is they fail to click, might result in a touchdown for the opponent. The Bears with most of their 1932 championship team back for action and a  host of
new stars look 10 percent better than the team of last
year. And a team that is better than last year's Bears is
as tough as they come. The Packers also look stronger
in some departments. The line should have additional
strength as new men shown considerable promise. In
the backfield, addition of several fast, shifty stars, also
should bolster that department. Coach E.L. Lambeau
uncovered a few weak spots in his team's play last
Sunday against the Boston club, but he believes they
will be plunged tomorrow. The forward passing play was
excellent last week, however, but probably will not be
nearly as effective against the Bears as the Chicagoans
always have a strong pass defense and are familiar with
most of the Packer pass plays...STUDDED WITH 
STARS: The Bears' line will be studded with names of
great and near-great performers. In Pearson and Ookie
Miller, the Bruins have a pair of centers who rank with
any in the circuit. Both are big and powerful. At guards,
Bergerson, Carlson, Joe Zeller, formerly of the Packers,
and Kopcha will be available. All go over 200 pounds.
The tackle berths likewise will be filled by big, powerful
men, including Link Lyman and Musso, who go over
250. Buckler from Alabama, Richards of Nebraska are
other giants ready for work at that position. On the ends
four men are available, Tackwell, Karr, Johnsos and 
Hewitt. Johnsos, Hewitt and Tackwell were regulars last
year and are fine pro performers. In the backline, the
Bears have Brumbaugh and Molesworth, two smooth
quarterbacks. At half are Nesbitt, Corbett, Big Train 
Sisk, Gene Ronzani, Hansen, Bill Doehring and Red
Grange. A pair of fullbacks, Jack Manders and Bronko
Nagurski, round out the backfield. The group is probably
the most powerful backfield squad in the country today.
With the exception of the quarterbacks, all weigh 185 or
more and most of them have had considerable pro
experience. Against the 
BEARS TO INVADE GREEN BAY TODAY FOR 27TH
BATTLE
SEPTEMBER 24 (Chicago) - Green Bay, the oldest city
in Wisconsin and likewise a pioneer in professional
football, tonight was waiting the annual battle with the
Chicago Bears at City Stadium tomorrow afternoon, a
fight which may largely determine the championship of
the western half of the league. Twelve thousand, near
capacity crowd, are expected to see the oldest pro
rivals clash in their 27th game since the inception of the
series in 1921. The Bays and Bears are outstanding in
the list of five western teams in the revamped NFL. Only
the Portsmouth Spartans, who lost the league title to 
the Bears last year in a playoff, are considered their
equal, although the Cardinals, with added strength, may
figure in the battle. Cincinnati, a  newcomer in the league, already has lost one game...EAST, WEST WINNERS MEET: While games are scheduled as usual this year with all teams in the circuit, a title game has been planned between the winners in the east and west. Hence, there is added importance to tomorrow's game. Unlike collegiate football, every game in the National league is important. While the Packers probably will play the Bears twice at Wrigley field, Chicago, the team which wins tomorrow will have a jump on the others for title consideration. Last year the rivals played a scoreless tie here, which eventually helped place the Bears at the top with Portsmouth. In the three preceding years the Packers won and continued to to take the championship. Last Sunday, Boston, by virtue of a fourth period pass, tied the Packers, 7 to 7. The result, however, does not affect the Packers' standing in the western half of the league...HINKLE TO HELP PACKERS: Curly Lambeau, whose service with the Packers has been continuous as player and then as coach, is confident Green Bay will win. Possessed of an advantage of playing on home soil, the Packers also will have added strength in Clark Hinkle, one of the best backs in professional circles, who, a week ago, was not in the best of condition. Hinkle will give the Bays greater running power, which naturally will increase the effectiveness of the passing attack. And Green Bay's passing is just about perfection. With Arnold Herber throwing, the Packers are always dangerous. They are no respecters of gridiron strategy which restricts passes to midfield or enemy territory. Green Bay throws the ball any time and the chances for completion are always excellent with such receivers as Verne Dilweg, Milt Gantenbein, Al Rose, Roger Grove, Johnny Blood and Les Peterson. It was Grove who took a pass which brought the Packers into position for their touchdown last Sunday. They scored on a pass to Rose...BEARS CAN CRASH LINE: The Bears, while not as adept as the Packers at passing, will have an advantage in plunging. In Bronko Nagurski and Jack Manders, former Minnesota fullbacks, the Bears have the best pair of line smashers in the league. Nagurski overpowers the opposition, while Manders is equally dangerous because of his ability to pick his openings. Even so, when Coach Halas sends John (Bull) Doehring into the game, the Bears' aerial chances are excellent. Doehring throws left handed and his passes frequently travel 50 yards with accuracy. Red Grange will make his seventh appearance at Green Bay tomorrow. Grange may not be as shifty as during the years he made history at Illinois, but he's still a dangerous runner and none is better on defense. Gene Ronzani, who performed for Marquette last season, and Cliff Hansen, another newcomer from Luther college, are ready to fill in for Red. Johnny Sisk, also from Marquette, who played with the Bears last year, is a second reason why many fans are coming from Milwaukee tomorrow to see the game. Ronzani's hometown is Iron Mountain, Mich., and a delegation also is expected from northern Wisconsin and upper Michigan...HUBBARD VS. LYMAN: Joe Zeller, who played last year in Green Bay's line, will greet his former mates tomorrow in a Bears' uniform. The game also brings together a pair of veteran tackles, Cal Hubbard of Green Bay and Link Lyman of the Bears. Each, despite years of service, is considered in the first rank of the many star linemen in the league. The Bears' squad, 25 in number, Coaches Halas and Laurie Walquist, and a party of Chicago fans arrived tonight. The special train will leave tomorrow night an hour after the game. Al Feeney, one of Notre Dame's greatest centers nearly a score of years ago, and now a state official in Indianapolis, will referee tomorrow's game.
BEARS OPEN TITLE DRIVE AGAINST GREEN BAY
SEPTEMBER 23 (Chicago) - Chicago's Bears, defending champions of the NFL, will take a final workout this morning preparatory to opening the season tomorrow afternoon at Green Bay, Wis. It will be the 27th game between the two rivals in the series which started
in 1921. The Packers have won 12 games, the Bears 10
and 4 have ended in ties. Although the Bears probably
have the greatest team in their history, with tremendous
​driving power in Bronko Nagurski and Jack Manders, and
a line which should be exceptional both on offense and
defense, the problem of whipping the Packers on their
home soil is a worry to George Halas, owner-manager-
coach of the Chicago eleven. Green Bay seemingly has
the Bears on the hip when performing before the home
town fans. Back in 1927 the Bears won at Green Bay, 7 to 6, but since then the best they have done is a tie. Last year neither scored...THEY ARE RIVALS: Each year since 1927 the teams have met three times. Last fall, the scoreless tie at Green Bay, the Packers won, 2 to 0, on a blocked kick and then lost to the Bears, 9 to 0. No two teams in the National league have played such a series or built up such a rivalry as exists between the Packers and the Bears. For the first time the Bears now sense a chance to step into Packer territory and win. The worst defeat suffered by the Bears was a 25 to 0 licking in 1929, while the Bears, in 1925 and 1930, trounced the Bays, 21 to 0...DRISCOLL BEATS BAYS: Halas regards the second 1926 game as his greatest thrill in football. The Bears won 19 to 13. Lidberg scored an early touchdown for Green Bay. Duke Hanny of the Bears received a pass from Paddy Driscoll to tie the score and when Paddy dropkicked from the field later, the Bears led, 9 to 6. Verne Lewellen scooped up a fumble by Driscoll and ran 40 yards to the goal. With Pid Purdy's kick for the point, the Packers led, 13 to 9. Driscoll dropkicked from the 44 yards line and the Bears trailed by a point. In the last period Driscoll ran 24 yards for a touchdown and with his kick for the point completed the Packers' rout, 19 to 13. The Packers' first league championship, 1929, saw the Bears vanquished three times. However, in 1930 and 1931, although Green Bay won the league title, the Bears managed one victory each season...ENGEBRETSEN TO CINCINNATI: The Bears' squad now has been cut to 25 players. Three more must be dropped under the league rules by the third game. In addition to Howard Auer, a tackle from Michigan, who was sold Thursday to the Chicago Cardinals, Tiny Engebretsen, a regular tackle last year who played at Northwestern in 1931, was sent to Cincinnati. Charles Malone, an end from Texas Aggies, and Ed Kawal, a center who played one year at Illinois and later at Pennsylvania Military Institute, were released outright. Keith Molesworth, who shared the quarterback duties with Carl Brumbaugh last year, reported Thursday. He may get into the game tomorrow for a few minutes. The Packers tied Boston last Sunday in their first game, 7 to 7. Halas and George Trafton, former center, scouted the Bays and reported that they throw more forward passes than ever. The Packers even toss forwards when they are on their own goal line and get away with them. Much of yesterday's three hour drill was spent in developing a defense for the Packer aerials...BAYS PULL SURPRISE: Halas is particularly interested in stopping the surprise pass by which Green Bay scored its touchdown against Boston. Arnold Herber, best of the Bays' passers, lined up behind the center. Without warning, or a shift, the ball was snapped to Herber. Al Rose, left end, ran laterally along the scrimmage line to catch Herber's pass and then turned and sprinted the six yards to the goal. Boston's secondary defense was caught napping. Twelve thousand are expected to see tomorrow's game. The Bears and more then 50 Chicagoans will leave over the Northwestern at 6:05 tonight for Green Bay, returning at 5 o'clock tomorrow night.
PACKERS AND PACKERS CLASH HERE SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 23 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears! That mere announcement usually is enough to bring thousands of sport fans from all parts of Wisconsin to Green Bay. This year is no exception, for these ancient rivals appear to be just as strong as ever and Sunday's battle here should be as good as any of the great battles of the past. From far and near 10,000 ore more fans will come to Green Bay tomorrow to witness the Packers and Bears play for the 27th time. They will see a renewal of rivalry that dates back to 1921, a rivalry that has seen many bitter battles. With a forecast for fair and cooler weather for Sunday, prospects are good for an ideal day...BATTLE OF LINES: It will be another cast of