GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(CHICAGO) - A dismal jinx which the Cardinals of Chicago hold over the Green Bay Packers flapped its dark wings over Wrigley field yesterday afternoon, and settled with the dusk upon the gridiron as the invading team went down to a 9 to 7 defeat. With the defeat the championship hopes of the Packers were dealt a staggering blow. Wiping out a seven-point lead which Green Bay attained on a spectacular 60-yard touchdown run by Bob Monnett and an extra point kick by Ernie Smith, the Cardinals settled down for a final half of sterling defensive football - which very nearly was not enough to stave off a Packer victory. With 55 seconds to play, and the ball on the Cardinal 16-yard line, Tar Schwammel of Green Bay attempted a placekick - a hairline affair which was ruled no good as
it sailed at the bars, and which would have given the
Packers a 10 to 9 decision. That crucial moment when
Referee Durfee started to raise his hands, hesitated and
then wrecked the Packer hopes with a negative gesture
gave the Green Bay men their bitterest disappointments
of any season. Cold weather and a steady fall of snow
held the crowd to 5,523. The ball crossed over the right
hand post, and it's anybody's guess as to whether it 
was in or out - but, regardless, the decision was the
most momentous made in a Packer game in recent
seasons. It meant that Green Bay has but an outside
mathematical chance for the Western division title,
depending upon Brooklyn's treatment of the Detroit 
Lions next Sunday.
SMITH KICKS GOAL
All of the scoring occurred in the first half. Not long after
Monnett's brilliant run the Cardinals worked the ball
close enough for Bill Smith to kick a 30-yard, all-
important field goal, and they were back again early in
the second period, Al Nichelini sailing around his left 
end on a reverse to cross the line from the 9-yard line.
Bill Smith missed that extra point kick, and with the
score 9 to 7, the stage was set for any kind of a place
kick. Two attempts failed, however, and the Cards failed
to give the Packers any second half breaks which might
have turned the tide. It must be said that the Packers
played below their best brand of football in the first half.
When the offense had chances to click, pass receivers
dropped passes which were right in their hands, or
passes were intercepted, or fumbles committed. It was
a fairly disgusted Green Bay team which left the field at
the half, but it came back in the final two periods to 
pierce the Cardinal armor, and the chief reasons were
the sharpshooting forward passes of Bob Monnett and
the receiving of Johnny Blood, who grabbed passes all
over the gridiron and established himself as a general nuisance to the Chicago cause. Except for their two scoring moments, the Cardinals had nothing offensively. The Packers, on the other hand, always seemed to be going somewhere, but every time the old hoodoo was on hand and something went wrong. The statistics were topheavy for Green Bay, but no one pays off on that.
STARS RIDE BENCH
The spectacle of George Sauer, Arnold Herber and Don Hutson sitting on the bench didn't brighten the Packer picture. Believing that service for these three aces, all injured or ill, would run the risk of permanent injury to them, Coach E.L. Lambeau let them sit for the duration of the contest, and there's no denying that their absence was felt. The Packers were forced to punt soon after the opening kickoff, and got their first break when Blood intercepted Peterson's forward pass on the Green Bay 44-yard line. The Packers attempted a line play, threw a couple of incomplete passes, and Blood, whose punting was a feature of the contest, kicked down into Cardinal country. The teams appeared evenly matched, and there was another exchange of punts, before Sarboe kicked out of bounds on the Green Bay 40-yard line. Monnett took a direct pass from center and aimed a thrust at the line. It was a honey. He broke past the line of scrimmage so fast that the first Cardinal to lay a fist on him was Ike Peterson, 10 yards behind the stripe. Monnett rode over Peterson and got loose on a shifty, twisting spring toward the goal line that was not interrupted until Bill Smith caught him on the Cardinal 20-yard line.
OVER HE GOES
Smith grabbed Monnett, but the hard driving halfback broke away and went over for the touchdown. Ernie Smith then carefully placekicked the extra point, and the Packers nursed a 7 to 0 lead. At this point, the Cardinals took things over, and dominated play until they had secured enough points to win. A march which included a 27-yard gain on a forward lateral, Sarboe to Bill Smith to Cook, and a sprint around his left end by Sarboe, wound up with the ball on the Green Bay 30-yard line. After a line play and two forward passes were reeled off, the ball was on the 22-yard stripe. Sarboe and Bill Smith trotted back to the 30-yard line, and with the former holding the ball, Smith kicked a perfect field goal. This sliced the Green Bay lead to 7 to 3. An attempted lateral by Blood gave the Cardinals the ball in vulnerable territory a few minutes later. On the second play after the kickoff, Blood took Monnett's forward pass on the Green Bay 40-yard line, and as he was tackled, tried a wild lateral. Dave Cook of the Cards scooped up the ball and got away to the Packer 33-yard stripe. A line play by Mikulak, a pass from Sarboe to the same player, and a thrust by Nichelini brought the ball to the 21-yard line as the first period ended. In three hard smacks at the line, Doug Russell gained 12 yards, setting the oval on the 9-yard line. Russell took the ball from center on the next play, handed it to Nichelini on a reverse around left end, and the big Cardinal halfback traveled over the goal line. Bill Smith missed the extra point kick, and all the scoring was completed for the afternoon.
DASHES AROUND END
The Packers pounded right back, on a pass from Monnett to Gantenbein, followed by a lateral to Blood, and a 20-yard dash around end by Monnett, which brought the ball to the 23 1/2-yard stripe of the Cardinals. The advance was checked on the next play when Mikulak intercepted Monnett's forward pass. The rest of the half was inconclusive. It was featured by some excellent punting on both sides, by three forward passes which Green Bay ends dropped, and by a neat punt return, with Monnett streaking up the east sidelines for 20 yards. The half ended with the Packers scrimmaging well within their own territory. The first flurry of the third period came after an early punt exchange, when Johnny Blood snared Monnett's pass on the 50-yard line and traveled to the Cardinal 35-yard line, completing a 28-yard gain. Line pokes by Monnett and Hinkle made it first down on the 23 1/2-yard line. The next three plays totaled only half a yard, and Schwammel prepared for a placekick attempt. A Cardinal lineman jumped the gun, and Butler, Packer center, attempted to catch him offside by sailing a wild pass back to Blood. The plan boomeranged, for Blood tried to lateral to Schwammel, waiting for the kick, and the ball was taken by Bill Smith, who ran for an apparent touchdown. The play was called back, the offsides wasn't noticed by Headlinesman Tehan, and the Cardinals got the ball. A moment later Hinkle hooked off Pangle's forward pass and was subdued on the Cardinal 26-yard line, but three plays later Hinkle fumbled and Bill Smith, who was everywhere all afternoon, recovered for the Chicago team.
PACKERS TAKE BALL
The Cards soon punted, and the Packers had the ball on their own 40-yard line as the third period ended. A 15-yard penalty on Coach Lambeau, on a technical charge of coaching from the sidelines, and a 20-yard gain on a forward pass from Sarboe to Mikulak brought the ball to the Packer 39-yard line early in the fourth period. Bill Smith a few minutes later missed a field goal attempt from the 45-yard line. Green Bay took the ball and punted out. Monnett ran the return punt back to the Packer 41-yard line, and his pass to Blood added 18 yards, only to have Mikulak intercept another pass. Monnett brought back the next punt to the Cardinal 47-yard line, and the last desperate advance was underway. The first gesture was a 24-yard gain on Monnett's pass to Blood, and then Monnett slit the line for six yards more. Nichelini bumped Blood as the latter was reaching for Monnett's pass, and an interference ruling gave Green Bay the ball on the Cardinal 14-yard stripe. On two line plays Hinkle and Blood lost two yards, and there remained 55 seconds of playing time. The Packers decided to kick. Then followed Schwammel's fateful attempt, and the referee's decision that sealed the gridiron doom of the Packers for 1935 - maybe. Mikulak clasped the ball tightly and ran off two running plays before the game ended.
GREEN BAY -   7  0  0  0  -  7
CHI CARDS -   3  6  0  0  -  9
1st - GB - Bob Monnett, 60-yard run (Ernie Smith kick)  GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - CHI - Bill Smith, 30-yard field goal  GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - CHI - Al Nichelini, 10-yard run (Bill Smith kick failed)  CHICAGO CARDINALS 9-7
NEWS AND NOTES
WESTERN RACE ALL MIXED UP
NOV 29 (Chicago) - The defending champion New York
Giants had a virtual stranglehold on the leadership of
the NFL's Eastern division, but the situation in the 
West as as complicated as ever. The Giants assured
themselves of nothing worse than a tie for Eastern
honors yesterday by trouncing Brooklyn, 21-0. Unless
they encounter unexpected trouble from Philadelphia
and Pittsburgh in their last two scheduled games, the
Giants will represent the East for the third straight year
in the championship playoff...THIRD OF SEASON: The
Chicago Cardinals kept the west from settling its share
of the argument by tripping the powerful Green Bay
Packers, 9 to 7. A victory would have clinched the title
​Instead, they took their third bearing of the season from the Cardinals. Detroit just about ruined the Chicago Bears' chances of getting into the playoff by winning, 14 to 2, at Detroit. As the Western race stacked up today, the Cardinals could qualify for the title match by finishing the season with two victories over the Bears. Detroit could move in by defeating Brooklyn in its final game Sunday, provided the Cardinals lost one to the Bears. Green Bay's chances depend on a victory over Philadelphia a week from Sunday, combined with a Brooklyn victory over Detroit and one defeat for the Cards...BEARS ABOUT OUT: The Bears would have to whip the Cards twice, while Detroit and Green Bay were losing their final games, to reach the playoff. Neatly executed passed from Bill Shepherd to Dutch Clark in the first period, and from Ace Gutowsky to Clark in the third, gave the Lions their touchdowns against the Bears. The Bears picked up two points in the second quarter when Buddy Parker fumbled and recovered behind the Detroit goal for a safety.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 29 (Green Bay) - Fifty-five second from the end of that Packer-Cardinal game at Wrigley field yesterday afternoon there was brewed a storm which will rage all through the winter, and for many a season to come, wherever there are stoves, fireplaces, taverns or any other place conducive to conversation. "And I'm the sucker!" bitterly cried big Tar Schwammel, his face smeared with mud and his uniform a soggy mess, as he trudged off the field in the gathering dusk of Chicago's north side gridiron, his attempt at a goal which would have spelled sensational victory ruled a failure. Tar blamed himself, because he is a conscientious a football player as ever played the game, and because he blamed himself he further proved his status as one of the most dependable, hard working and honest men on the Packers' great team. He played a grand game all day, smashing through offensively time after time to lead the way for the Packer ball carriers, and being instrumental in that last, desperate scoring drive which fell short at the end of the game. Tar said that in his honest opinion as the kick crossed almost directly over the right post, slightly favoring the inside. Keeping his eye on the kicking spot, he didn't "look up until the ball was beyond the crossbars and maybe then I looked up too soon." Referee Durfee said the kick was a failure. He probably gave his honest, unbiased opinion, and he stood behind Schwammel, slightly to the left of the kicker. The officiating was fair all afternoon - the Packers received a couple of good breaks from the officials; in fact, worked the ball down for the kick on an interference ruling. It could have been in - it could have been out - it was called out, and it will go down in Green Bay's football history as one of the toughest, bitterest breaks of all time...We're telling you...that when we said the officiating was fair, we meant it probably wasn't prejudiced. There were a couple of weak spots. On Schwammel's first attempt at a field goal a Cardinal jumped prematurely across the line of scrimmage. Frank Butler, seeing the chance at a penalty which would have given the Packers a first down, deliberately passed the ball wild to Blood, but Dan Tehan, the head linesman, failed to call the offside and Bill Smith recovered the fumbled lateral. Tehan rapidly is becoming one of the most disliked and unpopular officials in the league, not only for his poor work at Green Bay, either. A storm of abuse broke over his head from the Chicago spectators when the game ended. One man walked right up and referred to him in a manner which implied no respect for his family tree, but Tehan overlooked it...Bob Monnett's brilliant touchdown was the seventh he has made as a Packer, and brought his total on the all-time scoring list to 75, good for seventh place, right behind Clarke Hinkle, who has 78. Ernie Smith's extra point kick was the 11th he has made this season, and boosts his total to 14. The Packer who made the most tackles was Nate Barragar, with nine. Second came Johnny Blood, with seven. Mike Michalske had five, Tiny Engebretsen, Ernie Smith and Milt Gantenbein four each, three apiece to Tar Schwammel, Al Rose and Hank Bruder...Mike Mikulak topped the Cardinal defense list with 10 tackles. Bill Smith got nine, Billy Volak eight, Bill Wilson five, Hal Pangle and Tony Blazine four each.
FADING PACKER HOPES REST ON BROOKLYN WIN
NOV 30 (Green Bay) - Upon the enmity of a professional football player for his former coach today rests the forlorn hope of the Green Bay Packers in the Western division race of the NFL. Overlooked by many interested in the title struggle is the central figure of the whole mixup: Father Lumpkin. Sent over the road from Detroit by Coach Potsy Clark after serving a number of seasons under that coach, originally with the Portsmouth Spartans, Lumpkin hates the Lions so cordially that on one occasions earlier this season he personally whipped a lethargic Brooklyn team to heights sufficient for a 12 to 10 victory over Detroit, at Brooklyn. The game was played at Brooklyn, although it was scheduled for Detroit. Reason: the World Series. As the teams fought it out to a 2-point decision, Lumpkin was the central figure in the combat. All over the field at once, savagely blocking, viciously tackling, he hurled back the Lion ball carriers time and time again, and when his team switched to the offense
it was his brown head which charged bitterly ahead of
the Dodger backs, riddling the Detroit line again and
again, until Brooklyn had achieved its unexpected win...
TURN TO LUMPKIN: Today it is Lumpkin alone to 
whom the Packers are turning, for Brooklyn is going
nowhere in the National league. They have nothing to
win by the ball game, and little to lose, but the Ramblin'
Wreck from Georgia Tech has vowed again that his 
team will triumph over Detroit. Maybe Wayland Becker,
too, Brooklyn's right end, may decide to give his home
town a boost by beating Detroit. It's an interesting
psychological setup. And it'll be an engaging physical situation, too, because there is little love lost between the teams. As the hectic Western division now stands, the following developments are in the cards: If Detroit beats Brooklyn, the Packers are out, and the Cardinals, to win the title, must win both games from the Bears. If Detroit beats Brooklyn and the Bears beat the Cardinals once, the Cardinals and Detroit are tied. If Brooklyn beats Detroit, the Lions are through, and the Cardinals by splitting even with the Bears would put the Packers in as Western champions...ONE WEIRD CHANCE: This reveals the tense situation facing all four clubs of the league. There is just one weird combination of circumstances which might give the Bears the title - for Brooklyn to beat Detroit, the Bears to take the Cardinals twice, and the Packers to lose to Philadelphia Dec. 8. So the Cardinals are out to whip the Bears, because two victories, coupled with a Detroit defeat, would give the Cards the championship. So the Bears are out to beat the Cardinals, because they still glimpse a divisional title. So Detroit is out to take Brooklyn, because that victory would clinch the crown for Potsy Clark's Lions. And Detroit should beat Brooklyn, because the Lions have been playing red hot football. There's just one figure in the way. Father Lumpkin.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 30 (Green Bay) - A few muddy scraps from the Packer-Cardinal game at Wrigley field Thanksgiving day: The impression Bobby Monnett made on the crowd by scampering 60 yards through the Cardinal secondary for his touchdown. The spectators grasped and settled back. Every time Monnett got his hands on the ball thereafter, everyone howled for someone to grab him before he got away. The wild enthusiasm with which the Packers on the bench greeted Monnett's run. Every man leaped to the sidelines, shaking clenched fists at the men on the field, yelling to high heavens that the Packers were underway...The chagrined look on Curly's face when the referee tacked fifteen yards onto him for coaching from the bench. He wasn't coaching, just discussing the referee out loud. It was more of a social blunder than a football rules violation, but the referee wasn't sensitive. Just efficient...The snail-like pace with the Packers dragged off the field at the end. You knew their discouragement. You felt like an old man yourself. The friendly pats on the back the boys gave Tar Schwammel, the man who had to get on the spot in that last minute...The insistence of spectators sitting in back of the goal posts that the kick was good, and the realization that, even if it was, it was water over the bridge...Johnny Blood scuffing at the Knickerbocker hotel, cursing every step of the way. Tiny Engebretsen's glum face on the way up in the elevator. The turkey supper.
PLANS DETROIT PLAYOFF
NOV 30 (Detroit) - George A. Richards, president of the Detroit Lions, announced last Friday that if the Lions won the Western division championship of the NFL, the playoff game with the New York Giants, Eastern loop champions, would be scheduled in Detroit Dec. 15. According to Coach George (Potsy) Clark, the Lions came out of their grueling 14 to 2 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day with but minor injuries and every member of his squad is in shape for the contest here Sunday with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Lloyd Northard, football writer for the Detroit News, penned the following word picture of how the Lions and the followers listened to the radio broadcast of the Green Bay-Chicago Cardinal game Thursday afternoon:...OUT OF RUNNING: "After the Lions dropped the Bears out of the running before 24,000 spectators in a morning game they hurried to their homes and listened happily to the play-by-play reports of the Cardinals' 9 to 7 victory over Green Bay. It was the third time the Cardinals had beaten Green Bay and pulled the confident Packers out of first place. Most of the Lions admitted they gained as many thrills out of listening to the Cardinal-Green Bay game as they did out of defeating the Bears and gaining possession of the Harold (Red) Grange trophy for the next year. They were shouting as loudly as any of the spectators at Wrigley field for the Cardinals to 'block that kick' when Adolph (Tar) Schwammel missed by inches. Had he kicked the goal Green Bay would have won by a single point and have clinched the championship."
Chicago Cardinals (6-3-1) 9, Green Bay Packers (7-4) 7
Thursday November 28th 1935 (at Chicago)
DETROIT CLINCHES TIE FOR DIVISIONAL CROWN
DEC 2 (Chicago) - Either the high scoring Detroit Lions
or the Chicago Cardinals will battle the New York Giants
in the NFL's championship playoff. The Lions assured
themselves of nothing less than a tie for the leadership
of the Western division yesterday by walloping the
Brooklyn Dodgers, 28 to 0. The Cardinals clung to a
chance of tying the Lions by battling the Bears to a 7 to
7 draw...TEAMS MEET AGAIN: The Cards and Bears
meet again next Sunday in the final game of the regular
season, and the Cards must win to tie Detroit and force
a playoff for the Western division honors. The Giants
clinched the Eastern title for the third consecutive year
by conquering the lowly Philadelphia Eagles, 21 to 14.
The Eagles, however, staged an uproarious battle,
keeping the result in suspense until Kink Richards 
dashed 32 yards in the last period for the winning score.
Detroit closed its schedule with its triumph over the
Dodgers...COME FROM BEHIND: The Cardinals had to
come from behind to gain a tie with the Bears. Bronko
Nagurski's touchdown and Jack Manders' point after in
the second period gave the Bears a lead which lasted
until early in the fourth when Al Nichelini rammed over
for the Card touchdown. Bill Smith kicked for the tying
point. Boston's Redskins closed their second with their
second victory, a 13 to 3 decision over Pittsburgh 
gained by a fourth period rally.
PACKER BACK CHARGED WITH "DOING SIXTY"
DEC 3 (Green Bay) - Arnold Herber, Packer halfback,
was "thrown for a loss" Sunday night when Patrolman
Carl Benson arrested him for allegedly driving 60 miles
an hour down S. Broadway. In police court Monday
afternoon, the case was adjourned until 2 p.m. Dec. 11.
PACKERS ARE BACK AT WORK
DEC 3 (Green Bay) - Still tired and disappointed over
their one-inch failure to win the NFL Western division
championship, the Packers were back at work today,
preparing for their last engagement of the season, a
contest at Philadelphia next Sunday afternoon. The
outcome of the game doesn't mean a thing to the 
standings of either team, as far as titles are concerned,
but it may boost the Packers' final standing in the
division, and Coach E.L. Lambeau regards the game as
very much worth winning. Several of the Packers are
walking with starboard or portside limps, notably Walt
Kiesling, who took the rap against the Cardinals to the
extent of an injured leg. The Packers were a sick bunch
of football players after Thursday's game, and their deep
chagrin hasn't begun to wear off yet. They stood on the
threshold of the football heights for a moment, and the
prospect of a great team next season as yet stands too
far in the future to raise much immediate concern. The
squad will leave here Friday, probably in the morning, 
and will reach Philadelphia in time for a practice 
session on Saturday..WANTS STRONG FINISH: Coach
Lambeay is anxious to prevent a serious letdown in
morale, leading to an ignominious defeat at Philadelphia
which would be a tragic ending to a season containing
considerable more success than ever the most rabid of
Packer rooters forecast last fall. Two victories over the
Bears, two out of three over Detroit and win from New
York all helped pad the Packer percentage, and this
collection of wins, throwing out the three costly defeats
at the hands of the Cardinals, have given the Packers
a healthy average which needs only a win in the final
game to conclude a successful season. Moreover, the
Cardinal points scored this season against the Packers
were only 19, while the Green Bay team scored 13
against the Cards. The six-point difference represented
the fatal blow to the Packer championship chances.
GROVE AND THE ALL-STARS
DEC 3 (Oshkosh) - Roger Grove has written Manager
Lonnie Darling he will not be with the Oshkosh All-Stars
until next week. He will travel to Philadelphia with the
Green Bay Packers for the last football game of the
season Sunday. George Svendsen, also with the
Packers, will be given a tryout with the All Stars. He is
6 feet 4 inches and plays equally well at forward and
center. He played with the Minnesota team last year.
PACKERS WILL LEAVE FRIDAY
DEC 4 (Green Bay) - Back on the practice field after a
layoff which followed their Thanksgiving Day game with
the Chicago Cardinals, the Packers resumed training
for their final football appearance of the season, an NFL
engagement at Philadelphia next Sunday afternoon. 
The Packers' traveling schedule was announced today.
They will leave here on the Milwaukee Road Friday
morning at 7 o'clock, arriving at Chicago at 11:25 a.m.
They will leave Chicago at 12:30 p.m. on the Golden
Arrow of the Pennsylvania Road, which will reach 
Philadelphia at 7:20 Sunday morning...HEAD FOR 
HOME: Following the game the team will board the
Penn train at 7:53 Sunday evening, arriving in Chicago at 11:20 Monday afternoon. The Packers who plan to return to Green Bay will leave Chicago at 5:05 Monday afternoon, arriving here at 10:15. Indications are that the squad will be reduced to skeleton form for the return trip, as most of the gridmen who do not live in Green Bay are planning to scatter to their homes. A considerable group, including Mr. and Mrs. Tar Schwammel, Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Nate Barragar and Bob O'Connor will head for the Pacific coast. Others will head for homes and firesides nearer here. Coach E.L. Lambeau and the Green Bay residents will come directly home after the game...MORALE GETTING BETTER: Apparently the Packers will be in good condition for Sunday's game, and their morale is rising following the crushing disappointment of the Cardinal game. Second place will mean a few extra ten spots here and there, as the runnerup team in each division will rate part of the cut from the championship playoff game. The Packers aim to land in second place by defeating Philadelphia, and so the men are getting keyed for a strong showing in their final game.
MENTON TO REFEREE
DEC 4 (Columbus, OH) - Paul Menton of Baltimore, a veteran NFL official, has been named by President Joe F. Carr to referee the game in Philadelphia this Sunday between the Eagles and Green Bay Packers. Working with Menton are C.J. McCarthy, Germantown academy, umpire; R.E. Kinney, Trinity, headlinesman, and C.G. Eckles of W. and J., field judge. McCarthy, Kinney and Eckles have officials in nearly all of the home games of the Eagles this fall. Tommy Hughitt of Buffalo, former Michigan star, usually has been assigned to referee the Philadelphia home game but Hughitt now is busy with his hockey league officiating assignments and he wired President Carr that it was impossible for him to handle Sunday's contest in Quakertown...IS VETERAN OFFICIAL: Menton has worked in the pro league for a number of years and he officiated in Packer games with the Frankford Yellowjackets, the club that originally held the Philadelphia franchise. McCarthy and Eckles served as headlinesman and field judge, respectively, in the Dec. 3, 1933 contest at Philadelphia when the Packers whipped the Eagles by a 10 to 0 count.
EASTERN GAME FACES PACKERS
DEC 5 (Green Bay) - The last gridiron invasion of the Green Bay Packers for 1935 will start tomorrow when the squad will leave for Philadelphia and a clash with the Eagles of the Eastern division. The team will leave at 7 a.m. on the Milwaukee road, and will arrive at Philadelphia in time for a practice session Saturday morning. Indications are that the Packers will need the drill for this week's scheduled has been interrupted by cold weather. There was no practice yesterday afternoon, but a drill was called for 2 o'clock today when the entire squad was expected to be on hand...LEADING TO PLAYOFF: Talk of a possible post-season game began to make the rounds today, but Coach E.L. Lambeau could not be reached for a statement. Persons interested pointed out that a Cardinal victory over the Bears at Chicago Sunday would necessitate a playoff the following Sunday between the Cardinals and the Detroit Lions for the Western division championship. This would leave the New York Giants with an open date - and the Packers will be in the east. There is little likelihood that an announcement will be made until after the Cardinal-Bear game...HAVE FAIR CHANCE: The Packers have a fair chance to finish the season leading the league both offensively and defensively depending upon their ability to run up a score against the Philadelphia squad to no score. Coach Lambeau probably will use some of his men who have not been seeing regular service, however, so the Green Bay offensive may not be topheavy - unless these men come through in an impressive style. Dr. W.W. Kelly, medical advisor, today announced that the squad is in good shape, and indicated that everyone who makes the trip East probably will be able to play.
BULLETIN
DEC 5 (Green Bay) - Depending on the outcome of the Chicago Bear-Cardinal game Sunday, as well as the Green Bay-Philadelphia game, arrangements may be made for a Green Bay-New York game at New York Dec. 15, it was announced at 1:45 this afternoon following a meeting of the executive committee of Green Bay Packers, Inc.
PACKERS EN ROUTE EAST FOR BATTLE AT
PHILADELPHIA
DEC 6 (Green Bay) - Off for a parting thrust at the
Philadelphia Eagles, and perhaps another crack at the
Giants of New York, the Green Bay Packers boarded a
Milwaukee Road train at 7 o'clock this morning. They
will move more or less easterly until they arrive at
Philadelphia in time for a practice session Saturday
morning. Herman Schneidman, Walt Kiesling and 
Champ Seibold stayed at home...CARDINALS MUST
WIN: The status of the Green Bay-New York game will
remain under cover until both teams find out what the
Cardinals can do to the Chicago Bears Sunday. If the
Cardinals win, throwing the Western division into a
deadlock, the game at New York very likely will go
through, regardless of the outcome of next Sunday's
Packer-Philadelphia mix. Two of the Packers who have
not been getting much service, Grove and O'Connor, 
were included in the party this time, although O'Connor
was left home on the team's recent trip to Detroit and
Pittsburgh. Lambeau wants to give him a fair trial at
Philadelphia, and he probably will see considerable
service at guard...OUT OF SERVICE: Grove has been
out of action all season. About the only appearance he
made was to hold a ball for Monnett in the New York
game, when a point after touchdown was attempted.
Grove was injured prior to the opening of the league
schedule. The players' spirits have been staging some
sort of a resurrection during the last few days, although
their defeat at Chicago Thanksgiving Day probably will
remain with them well through the winter months. The
squad is in good physical condition. 
THE OLD MAN'S MUSINGS
DEC 6 (Philadelphia) - Never before has professional
football been nourished by such a successful and 
profitable season that the play-for-pay circuit has
enjoyed this year. Interest in the post-graduate game
reached an all-time high during the campaign that is
about to close. Search for the reason or reasons, if you
will, and find two that stand out in the Old Sports'
reckoning of the whys and wherefores. First of all is the
improved play of professional teams of today. Second,
the dizziest race for the championship ever developed
in the NFL. There was a time, and it wasn't so very long
ago, when professional gridmen went through the 
motions of playing football, but actually did not "bear
down" all the way. That was when teams usually played
on following Saturdays and Sunday throughout the year
and sometimes played three games in three or four
days. Actually about 10 or 15 minutes of hard football
was put into the 60 minutes of play in many cases. The
boys "goldbricked" it, took it easy in spots and applied
the pressure occasionally - all from necessity because
most of them were not in the proper physical condition
for rock 'em and sock 'em action. All that has changed
during the rapid growth and improvement in the
evolution of post-graduate football. Pro gridmen today 
are in every bit as good physical condition as their
collegiate contemporaries. Actually they're better fitted
for the game, older, more mature, more experienced 
and accustomed to the bumps...ALL FOOTBALL: That
is the true professional gridman of today. He puts in
​more time in practice and preparation than the college
player. He works out five days a week, plays at least
once and rests the seventh day. He has no studies, no
student activities to take his mind off today's game or
next week's game. He eats, sleeps and breathes
football. What is the result? The pros play a better 
brand of football than college teams, the teams are
always more evenly matched and they play harder, 
more wide open and spectacularly. The secondary 
result has never been more evident than it has in the
startling upsets in National league games this year, 
where no team was so outstanding that it could be
considered a cinch to triumph over any rival, regardless
of the standings. Until only two weeks ago, eight of the nine teams still had a mathematical chance to capture the divisional title and a place in the post-season playoff for the league championship. Even at this late date, with only the final set of games to be played on Sunday, the western section honors can still be won, either by the Detroit Lions or the Chicago Cardinals. The New York Giants are "in" so far as the eastern division is concerned. The present diadem-defenders lost only in three western rivals - Green Bay, the Cardinals and Chicago Bears. They nosed out the Bears in a return game and swept through the eastern teams without a setback...IMPROVEMENT EVERYWHERE: How the Bears have fallen! Unbeaten throughout the 1934 schedule and with a team even stronger this fall, they, nevertheless, are last in their section and are certain to finish there. Yet they defeated the Giants, 20-3, and were considered victims of upsets when tied by Detroit at 20-20, beaten by the Lions and tied by the Cardinals. Every team in the National League this fall is an improved aggregation over its makeup of a year ago. Comparative scores could be juggled to show that the lowest in the standing is better and should be ahead of the pace-setter. The best illustration of improvement or, at least, the most recent concerns our own Philadelphia Eagles. They outplayed the Giants in New York only to lose a protest on what they charged was a screened and illegal pass that went for a touchdown and with it apparent victory was turned into defeat. Only last week the fighting Birds showed what is possible in their game with the champion here, running to two touchdowns and a 14-0 lead within 8 minutes. The Giants rallied like champions do to pull the game out of the fire. It has been that way with the Eagles through most of the season in the majority of cases their lost
games being heartbreakers in which they were just a touchdown or a few minutes short of triumph. They close the season here on Sunday against the Packers, Green Bay, football's only community-owned aggregation in the league has had its disappointments, too. It's safe to say the game will far from a post-climax - they don't have those things in professional football today.
PACKERS READY FOR PHILADELPHIA
DEC 7 (Philadelphia) - Onto the field of Phillies park this morning came the Green Bay Packers, of the NFL's Western division, to face a battery of newspaper photographers and to take their final workout before meeting the Philadelphia Eagles tomorrow afternoon. The team arrived here on schedule, with all the players feeling fit. The weather was snappy and the forecast for tomorrow is "clear and cold"...MISSED BY WHISKER: The publicity makeup has been splendid, and Philadelphia fans reputedly are eager to get a glimpse of the powerful gridiron machine from the midwest. The Packers missed the championship this year by a whisker, and their reputation as a great football club preceded them here. Coming through Chicago yesterday, the Packers ran into several members of the Chicago Cardinal team, and all predicted a victory over the Bears at Wrigley field tomorrow. The Packer players, however, are of the opinion that the Bears will take the Cardinals. Russell Davis, former Press-Gazette reporter, now a Philadelphia newspaper man, met the Green Bay team at the station, and sent his regards to all his Green Bay friends. Davis predicted a victory for the Packers tomorrow. The Eagles are braced for a last ditch stand, and are aiming to make things more than interesting for the invaders from the west. A victory over the Packers, who hold a season's edge over the Bears, Detroit and New York, would set the Eagles nicely for next season, and a number of the Philadelphia players will be working for their jobs in tomorrow's game...LOOKING AT CHICAGO: The New York Giants are casting attentive ears in the direction of Chicago, for if the Cardinals trim the Bears, sending the season into another week, a Giant-Packer game at New York Dec. 15 is very likely, regardless of the outcome of the Green Bay-Philadelphia tilt. New York has missed the annual visit of the Packers this year, and predictions are that the engagement would draw a large crowd. The Packers are very receptive to the suggestion. Green Bay injuries are negligible, and Coach E.L. Lambeau will have his full strength ready for tomorrow's game. Philadelphia fans are anxious for a glimpse of the Herber to Hutson passing combination, and as the field will be dry, they are likely to see it.
HERBER IS PLACED ON MYTHICAL TEAM
DEC 7 (Green Bay) - Arnold Herber, Packer halfback, was placed at that position on the all-America professional football team selected by Collier's Eye. The complete team: Karr, Bears, left end; Morgan, New York, left tackle; Emerson, Detroit, left guard; Hein, New York, center; Jones, New York, right guard; Musso, Bears, right tackle; Smith, Cardinals, right end; Clark, Detroit, quarterback; Herber, Green Bay, and Danowski, New York, halfbacks; and Manders, Bears, fullback.
GREEN BAY BRINGS GREAT PASSER HERE
DEC 8 (Philadelphia) - Football in this city will come to a close this afternoon when the famed Green Bay Packers, one of the gridiron's greatest aggregations of all time, oppose the Philadelphia Eagles in helping lower the curtain on the NFL campaign at the Phillies' Park, starting at 2 o'clock. Curly Lambeau, coach of the Wisconsin squad and one of its original founders and players, led his hirelings into town yesterday morning. After establishing quarters at the Benjamin Franklin Hotel, the Westerners engaged in a light and final preparatory workout on the site of today's setto. Green Bay, only community-owned aggregation in the NFL, has been represented by a team for 17 years and has been a member of the loop for 15 seasons. The Packers have established the most enviable record of any National league club, having been the only team to capture the championship three successive years and the only squad to have won more than twice since 1922. Green Bay ruled the pro ranks in 1929, 1930 and 1931. Only the New York Giants, present title-holders and winners in 1927 and last year, and the Chicago Bears, victors in 1932 and 1933, have triumphed twice...CHICAGO CARDINALS NEMESIS: The Packers this year turned back the Bears twice, Detroit Lions twice and the New York Giants once, but three close setbacks by their nemesis, the Chicago Cardinals, knocked them out of the Western division running after they had set the pace from the inception of the current campaign. Green Bay numbers some of football's greatest performers in the team ranks. Heading the group is Clarke Hinkle, the nation's leading performer and an All-America fullback as a collegian at Bucknell. Hinkle, well known for his sensational showing in Bucknell games with Temple, has been the Wisconsin team's leading ball-carrier since 1932. Another Packer representative. well known for his performances here, is Augie Michalske, 10-year veteran of the National League, who still is referred to as the "guard of the century". Michalske first achieved fame at Penn State. The Packers have few rookie members of the cast, but the first-year men with them all are standouts, particularly Don Hutson, former All-America end at Alabama and hero of the 1934 Rose Bowl game. Hutson this season is second among the National League's leading scorers, an unusual position for a wingman. He has tallied seven touchdowns, mainly on receiving forward passes as he did so sensationally in the Coast classic last New Year's Day. Another former All-American making his debut professionally with the Wisconsin squad is George Sauer, erstwhile Nebraska powerhouse fullback. The 200-pound line plunger completed his college career in 1933, but was an assistant coach last fall with the Cornhuskers...HERBER GREAT PASSER: In Arnold Herber Green Bay has one of football's greatest forward passers, an aerial artist who last season set a league record for completed tosses. Herber is second this fall, only because of the sensational brilliance of Ed Danowski, of the New York Giants, but he still can finish in front if he is able to match Danowski's marvelous performance here last Sunday.