Bay won championships three years running, they came within a hair of winning a fourth straight title last year. What about the others teams in those years? The Bears, Cardinals, New York Giants, Brooklyn, Portsmouth played in the league through most of those years, only the Bears winning one championship, the other teams being also-rans. Sure, we want a winner here. But so do fans in those other cities, players on the other teams, coaches and owners - and they are going to do everything they can to see that they get one. They have to, for their own salvation...In line with this reasoning, it can be assumed that the other clubs went out after real performers to strengthen their teams. Green Bay tried to add men to her squad to do the same thing. Here's what we believe happened: the other clubs got to be quite a bit stronger - Green Bay did not. New men filled the shoes of departing veterans here, but they didn't make the team stronger than it has been in the past. In other words, Green Bay practically stood still, with a team that was good as the championship squads of a few years ago, but the other leaders such as New York, Portsmouth, and Boston, caught up to her, in fact passed her. There's a good parallel in baseball. For years the Yankees dominated the American League. They won championship after championship. Then what happened? With the same men, who apparently were just as good as they were in the championship years, the Yankees slipped from the top. Washington, with a fighting bunch of young men getting better as the years went along, stepped through to take the title. The Macks also had a championship team for a few years. They plugged along with the same men, but the others got better, and beat them out...It's the same in every sport. A champion is crowned, only to be dethroned and a new king proclaimed. Then why condemn the Green Bay Packers, because they are not champions this year? True, they probably haven't played as smart football, nor have they been as aggressive and determined to win as they were in their peak years, but they got more than their share of bad breaks to help break up the morale. Most of the time they have provided excellent entertainment, helping to bring northern Wisconsin fans the best there is in football. There's always another year. Next season may bring many changes. You probably will see a completely revamped team in an effort to build up another championship squad. It's a sure bet that there will be a professional football here for many years to come despite one bad season. There are too many fair-minded fans for it to be otherwise.
DECEMBER 2 (Philadelphia) - The Packers staged another workout at the Phillies' park this morning and Coach Lambeau was more than satisfied with the way his lean squad of 17 players went through the practice stunts. The team (what there is left of it) is fairly confident of taking the Eagles into camp in the National league contest here Sunday with Lud Wray's
Eagles. Hostilities will start at 2 p.m. (one o' clock 
Green Bay time) and J.P. Crowell, one of the nation's
leading football officials, will referee while Dan McCarthy
of Baltimore is to umpire and Jack Evans of Tufts has
been named as head linesman...EXPECT BIG CROWD:
The Philadelphia papers are giving the game quite a 
play and the executives of the Eagles are looking for a
big crowd, as the advance seat sale has been very
encouraging. The Phillies have about four thousand half
dollar seats and these go like hot cakes when placed
on sale at the ball park Sunday morning, it is said. Joe
Kurth and Clark Hinkle did a turn on the radio Saturday
noon. Kurth gave a pregame talk regarding Notre Dame
and Army and then gave his views about professional
football, while Hinkle confined his "air lecture" mainly to
a comparison of play between the collegians and pros.
Many of the boys had radios in their rooms and they
gave an ear while Joe and Clark were warming up the
atmosphere. In Reb Russell, Spike Hansen, Bill
Woodruff and Jack Kirkman, the Eagles will start a
rattling good backfield against the Packers. Joe Kresky
of Marinette, Wis., and "Havana" Cuba are two of the
crack linemen who will face the Packers. According to
Lud Wray, Kresky is playing as good a game at guard
as any center flanker in the league. With one possible
change in the backfield, Bruder for Goldenberg, the
Packers will start the same lineup as entered the
contest against Stapleton...HINKLE MOVES OVER: If
this switch should be made, Hinkle would move over to
fullback and Bruder play the half. Every man on the Bay
squad is dead anxious to take Sunday's game and the
Packers will be bearing down from the opening whistle.
In recent contests, at home, the Eagles have opened
fast, too, and if this should happen to be the case
tomorrow, there will be a lot of football in the initial 
stanza. It has turned cold in Quaker town, but the
weather man forecast "fair and warmer" for the Sabbath.
The Bays certainly have enjoyed splendid football
weather while on their eastern tour.
DECEMBER 3 (Philadelphia) - The Green Bay Packers,
one of the most picturesque and colorful teams in 
football, face the Eagles at the Phillies ball park this
afternoon in what should prove perhaps to be the most
exciting game of the year. The Eagles and the Packers
have met before and the laurels went to the Green Bay
eleven. Since that time, however, Philadelphia has
improved 100 percent, and the visitors have slipped, although they are on the upgrade again. As they line up today the teams should be equal in strength and equal in power, both offensively and defensively. Fighting spirit will determine the winner. The visitors have an interesting background and an interesting history. In the first place, the Packers are strictly a community proposition, owned by the Green Bay Football Corporation, which has a thousand citizens as stockholders. When one realizes that Green Bay is a city of only about 45,000 people the significance of such an ownership is understood. Community spirt and civic pride, similar to that which dominated the Frankford Yellow Jackets, have gone a long way to putting the Packers where they are in the professional football world...WON MANY CHAMPIONSHIPS: The team was organized in 1918, entered the National league in 1921, and won national championships in 1929, 1930 and 1931. They are coached by E.L. Lambeau, a former Notre Dame star, and by a strange coincidence they have suffered the same fate as the South Benders this season. In practically every game this season they have outrushed and outgained their foes, yet they have been beaten on a few occasions. Of late, however, they have struck their stride and recently turned back both the Portsmouth Spartans by the score of 17-0 and the Pittsburgh Pirates by the count of 47-0. Let's hope that the Eagles have the spirit to halt them today! The lineup of the visitors presents many interesting names. At one of the tackles is Cal Hubbard, a former University of Geneva star, who is playing his eighth year of pro football. He stands six feet and weighs a mere 265 pounds. They say that when Geneva played Harvard Cal pushed one side of the Crimson line back into the backfield most of the time. Incidentally, Hubbard is an umpire in the American Association during the summer months and is accustomed to taking his bumps. He was an All-American end at Geneva, but changed to tackle when he went into the pro game...HINKLE WITH PACKERS: Clark Hinkle, former Bucknell great, is of course the man upon whom the eyes of local football fans will be focused at the start. Clark made a great name for himself while playing with the Bisons and his work against Villanova and Temple made him a favorite. He is a triple threat man on the offense and a defensive giant. Another Pennsylvania boy going great guns for the visitors is August Michalske, a guard, who not long ago starred for Penn State, being elected captain his last year. The Packers also boast of Bob Monnett, of Michigan State, the lad who made it miserable for Fordham a few years ago and earned himself an All-American mention. One of the most amusing characters on the squad is Buckets (Wolheim) Goldenberg, said to be the homeliest man in football. Goldenberg got his nickname Wolheim from the late movie star. The story of how the nickname was first applied is amusing. Goldenberg was at a picture show in Green Bay with several of his teammates one night when the face of Wolheim appeared on the screen. "Oh, Mama, there is Buckets Goldenberg," shouted a youngster. Goldenberg slumped down in his seat and from that moment he has been known as Wolheim. There are many others in the Packer lineup that have interesting backgrounds, including Hank Bruder, the famous Northwestern halfback; Joe Kurth, the well-known Notre Dame tackle, and Lavvie Dilweg, the great forward pass receiver. What have the Eagles to offer? Well, they have Swede Hansen and 22 other lads who will fight their heads off to win. Let's go!
DECEMBER 3 (Philadelphia) - Philadelphia's high flying Eagles, who sport an undefeated record since Sunday football came to town, will try to maintain their brilliant performances against Green Bay's Packers, who furnish the opposition in the fourth Sabbath tilt of the season at the Phillies' park. Beaten earlier this season by the Packers when Lud Wray took his proteges out to Wisconsin, the Eagles are determined to change the result of the battle as they meet Green Bay for the second time. On that occasion, Wray was just getting his National Professional league outfit organized, and the Packers, who were held in check for three periods, finally came through in the last period to take the verdict. Now, after a 3 to 3 tie with the Chicago Bears as 18,000 fans helped to celebrate the advent of Sunday football, and two victories that followed, Wray feels confident that he has a group of gridmen capable of reversing that decision. After the deadlock with the Bears, made possible by Guy Turnbow's field goal to duplicate the three points furnished by Manders for Coach Halas' aggregation, the Eagles defeated the Cincinnati and Pittsburgh outfits and have been showing better form with each tilt. Green Bay, which holds third place in the western half of the National league, has won four games, dropped six and tied one. The Eagles, on the other hand, have three victories and the same number of defeats against a single tie. Wray's warriors are located in fourth place among the five Eastern outfits and need a triumph over the Packers to move ahead of Boston in the standings. A victory over Green Bay and an upset against the New York Giants on December 10 would scramble the dope in the pennant race. There's a superstitious angle to the battle that should serve to furnish some fun for Philadelphia fans. Ordinarily, the gridmen appear adverse to selecting No. 13 for their jerseys, but there will be a pair of players in action with this number on Sunday. George Kennally of the Eagles, who hold down one of the wing berths, and Hank Bruder, a member of the Packers' backfield, requested this number before the season got underway. In the Eagles' backfield will be Swede Hansen, former Temple ace; Red Roberts, from Georgia Tech; Kirkman and Davis. The Packers' leather lugging combination will include Herber, a Wisconsin boy who gained collegiate fame at St. Regis College in Colorado, Bruder, Clark Hinkle, the former Bucknell ace, and Grove, who will be the quarterback.
(STATEN ISLAND) - The Green Bay Packers celebrated
Thanksgiving day by feasting on the Stapes of Staten
Island by the score of 21 to 0 before a slim sized crowd
at Thompson stadium. Less than 3,000 spectators 
witnessed the engagement and they all went away
wondering why Green Bay was not higher up in the NFL
race. Dan Blaine, owner of the Stapes, remarked after
the game that the Packers were the best looking 
machine his club had bumped up against all year. "And
just to think," he continued, "that I went out and hired
some extra help in hopes of chalking up a win over 
Curly Lambeau's crew." So far as the extra help went,
they were of little use to the Islanders. Ryan, the Holy
Cross luminary, couldn't do a thing against the Bay front
wall and he was soon decorating the sidelines. The 
Packers soon cooked the goose of the talkative Mister
Pendergast, who has been the halfback sensation at
Manhattan college this fall and was nearly a unanimous
election for the all eastern team. During the past week,
Pendergast got a lot of ink in the papers with his 
comment that "the pros didn't hit as hard as the college
boys." Pendergast made his "cash and carry" debut 
last Sunday with the Stapes against Orange and he had
quite a little to say about postgraduate football and 
some of it was rather caustic. Pendergast got into the
game during the second period and he pranced around 
like a colt for a few minutes but the Packers began
cutting him down verbally and otherwise.
He didn't stand the riding like a thoroughbred and it was
not long before he lost all his steam. As a matter of
fact, he was stopping dead rather than have the Bays
crash him as the game entered the final minutes. Coach
Lambeau only used 15 players in the combat. Al Rose
and Bob Monnett, the other "availables", sat it out on
the bench but they both probably will be in the starting
lineup against Philadelphia this Sunday. The Stapleton
tilt was plenty rough but the Packers came through 
without any serious injuries. Buckets Goldenberg got
shaken up pretty badly when he collides with Doug
Wycoff and the Milwaukee "rassler" was removed in a
hurry by Coach Lambeau. Buckets came out of it all
right and he even wanted to go back into action. Coming
through minus injuries was a ten strike for the Bays as
it means that every one of the 17 gridders will be ready
to take a turn on the gridiron over the weekend in the
Quaker City and it is possible that Les Peterson, who 
can play either end or tackle, may be recalled from the
Brooklyn Dodgers. The Stapleton fans, who are always
extremely hostile, had the wind taken out of their sails
in the opening minutes of play when Hinkle intercepted
an Islanders' pass and scampered some 45 yards down
the sidelines for a touchdown. Some of the spectators
yelped, "Outside, outside" at the officials, meaning that
Hinkle had stepped out of bounds while dashing for the
score. He was mighty close to the sidelines but kept on
legal grounds all the way. As the game went on, the 
yelps of the partisan Stapletonians quieted down to a
whisper and every now and then they would give the
Packers a hand when they pulled off something brilliant.
Evidently the Islanders are beginning to take their
football on a "win or lose" basis.
After the Packers had put over the early bird touchdown,
there was no more scoring until deep in the second
period when the Bay line opened a home a mile wide for
Herber and he charged through some 20 yards and 
crossed the goal line standing up. Perfect blocking
featured this play and the Stapes were scattered all over
the ground en route. There was nothing doing in the
scoring line in the third stanza although twice it looked
as if the Islanders might produce a marker. The Packer
line stiffened when deep in its own territory and the
thrusts of the Stapleton squad went for naught. Although
Hank Bruder is far from being in shape. he is doing his
bit in pinches for the Packers. Last Sunday against the
Giants he got off one great kick of 65 yards and a little
later was on the receiving end of a forward pass which
put the Packers in a scoring position. The fourth quarter was about halfway gone when Bruder bobbed into the limelight. Roger Grove called a pass signal with Hank doing to tossing. As a matter of fact, Bruder hasn't passed a ball since the Portsmouth game because of his lame shoulder. In the heat of the game everybody forgot about the ailment and nobody checked the signal. Bruder was off like a shot sweeping wide. Clark Hinkle sprinted down the field and Bruder pegged with a bullet-like speed. It looked as if Hinkle couldn't reach the oval but Clark leaped into the air and made a one handed stab "a la Gantenbein" and kept in stride to the goal line and the third Green Bay score. It was a brilliant open field footballing, looking very much like the Packers of old.
Following this touchdown, Roger Grove added the extra point. It was his third successful boot of the game, in addition to which he played a bang up game at quarterback for 60 minutes. Lavvie Dilweg played his best game of the season at end and made one nose diving catch of a forward pass. The Packers' wing combination of Dilweg and Gantenbein often nailed the Stapleton backs before they reached the scrimmage line. The victory raised the Packers' morale by leaps and bounds and it is a good bet that Lud Wray and company are going to have a battle on their hands in Philly this Sunday. And that goes for the Bears in Chicago the following weekend. The scoring started early in the game when Stapleton was advancing the ball after receiving it on its 30 yard line at the kickoff. Wycoff hit left tackle for a first down and then tried a pass to Stramiello, which Hinkle grabbed and took down the sidelines for a touchdown. Grove placekicked the extra point. Hinkle again kicked to McNamara, who returned to his 32 yard line. On the second play Wycoff quick-kicked to the Stapleton 49 mark. Herber lost two yards on the first Packer play and then a pass, Herber to Hinkle, went bad. The next pass from Herber was intercepted by Defina. After a penalty on the Packers for offside Wycoff caught a partially blocked pass and went to the Stapleton 49 yard line. Wycoff made five through the line and then passed to Stramiello for a first down. Here the Packers tightened and held three plays for no gain. McDonald tried a fake placekick from the Green Bay 29 yard line but the play was called back for both sides offside after the pass had been grounded. He tried another placekick on the next play which was wide to the right of the posts. Goldenberg failed to gain at center after the Packers had again been penalized for offside and then a Herber to Dilweg pass failed. Herber punted out of bounds on the Stapleton 41 yard line. Two plays lost 20 yards for the Stapes but a pass to Ryan gained ten of them back. Wycoff then punted to Grove on the Packer 25 yard mark. Herber and Goldenberg combined to make it first down and after two more plays had gained five yards a long heave from Herber to Grove just grazed the quarterback's fingertips. Hinkle punted to McNamara, who fumbled on his 20 yard line but Stapleton recovered. Two plays netted nine yards as the quarter ended with the ball on the Stapleton 30 yard line. Score: Green Bay 7, Stapleton 0.
Upon entering the game, Pendergast made a first down and then Wycoff passed to McDonald for five yards. Here the Green Bay line tightened again and Wycoff had to punt. It was a long kick which finally was downed on the Green Bay five yard line but it did no good as here the Packers started a march that led to their second score. Hinkle and Goldenberg each made first downs on successive plays but then a Herber to Hinkle pass failed. Herber made nine yards at right tackle and Goldenberg made a first down. Two plays netted a yard and Herber punted to the Stape 20 yard line. On the fourth down Wycoff punted to Grove, who ran the ball back to the Packer 45 yard line. A Hinkle to Grove pass failed and Green Bay was offside but a pass two plays later from Herber to Dilweg, which the big end scooped in put the ball on the 38 yard line from where Hinkle carried through left tackle for 15 yards. After Goldenberg had failed to gain, Herber, behind perfect blocking on a double faked spinner, cut through the line and evaded four Stapleton tacklers to go over the goal line standing up. Grove again kicked the point after touchdown. Hinkle kicked to the Stapleton 32 yard line and three plays netted the Staten Islanders one yard as the half ended. Score: Green Bay 14, Stapleton 0. Hinkle kicked to the Stape 20 yard line to open the second half. Wycoff punted on second down and Grove was stopped on the Packers' three yard stripe. Hinkle's return punt was short and only went to the Packer 38 mark. Stapleton started her first scoring threat when two running plays netted five yards and on third down Stramiello made a diving catch of Wycoff's pass on the Packer 18 yard stripe. Pendergast was held for no gain but Ryan made three. Wycoff again failed to gain and Sarafiny ended the threat by knocking down a pass, the ball going to the Packers on their 15 yard line. After two plays failed to gain Hinkle punted to Pendergast who was downed in his tracks by Perry on the Stapleton 34 mark. Wycoff completed one pass to McNamara to the Stape 48 yard line and then threw another to the same man for nine yards. Wycoff again passed to Ryan on the Packers' 22 yard line and then hit right tackle for nine yards. He made it a first down on the Bay 12 yard line but that was as far as the home towners could penetrate. Goldenberg missed a beautiful chance to run ninety yards for a score which he dropped a pass which he had intercepted in the open. Then the Stapes fumbled but recovered on the next play and Sarafiny again stopped the march by intercepting a pass on his ten yard line. Hinkle failed to gain and Goldenberg picked up eight yards at left tackle, from where Hinkle punted to Pendergast on the Stape 45 yard line as the third quarter ended. Score: Green Bay 14, Stapleton 0
The Stapleton team started another drive for a score as the fourth quarter opened, when it got a first down on a five yard dive by Wycoff and a Green Bay penalty for offside. They then started heaving passes all over the field but Grove blocked the first one and Lavvie Dilweg intercepted another on his own 42 yard line. Bruder picked up two yards at center and Goldenberg drove through for a first down. This time Bruder got seven and again Buckets moved up the line sticks. Hinkle gained a third first down around left end on the Stape 13 mark. Goldenberg was held to two at center but wrenched his neck on the play and Herber returned to the game. Herber then failed at center and Bruder could only get two more through right tackle. Herber then heaved a pass to Grove over the goal line but it was a little out of the halfback's hands, the ball reverting to the 20 yard line. Wycoff punted out to the Packers' 48 yard line. Hinkle then got six yards on two tries and Herber passed to Dilweg, who was barely shoved out of bounds on the Stapleton 21 yard line. There was some argument as to whether the end had not stayed on the field and scored a touchdown but the ball was called back. Nevertheless, after three plays had gained five yards, Bruder made a wide sweep towards right end and heaved to Hinkle, who made a one-handed catch to score the final touchdown. Keeping up his average, Grove booted the third point after score squarely through the uprights. After Hinkle again had kicked off, there were only two plays before the gun sounded. Wyckoff passed to Stramiello, but the play failed and then he tossed to Pendergast, who was downed on his 38 yard line as the game was called. Score: Green Bay 21, Stapleton 0.
GREEN BAY -  7   7   0   7  - 21
STAPLETON -  0   0   0   0  -  0
1st - GB - Hinkle, 45-yard interception return (Grove kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Herber, 24-yard run (Grove kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
4th - GB - Hinkle, 5-yard pass from Bruder (Grove kick) GREEN BAY 21-0

DECEMBER 1 (Green Bay) - "We've as good a team as any of the past few years," Coach E.L. Lambeau said a few weeks ago. It was before the Green Bay Packers had started their eastern invasion. Why then, many ask, haven't the Packers won more games this year? We believe there are many reasons for the poorest season of the last six or seven years, but we can't see any cause for alarm over the situation. You, no doubt, have heard many howls. They haven't been so numerous in the past week as they were after the earlier defeats, but you can still hear the rumblings if you put your ear to the ground. The reason we don't believe fans should become alarmed over the season's record should be apparent to fair-minded fans. Green
EXHIBITION - Green Bay Packers 21, Staten Island Stapletons 0
Thursday November 30th 1933 (at Staten Island)