Herb Banet           21   B 6- 2 200      Manchester  1  1  23   
Wayland Becker       32   E 6- 0 205       Marquette  2  4  26 10 FA - Brooklyn (1935)
Hank Bruder          18   B 6- 0 200    Northwestern  7  7  29 10
Averell Daniell      23   T 6- 3 210      Pittsburgh  1  1  22  6 1937 Draft - 2nd round
Tiny Engebretsen     34   G 6- 1 240    Northwestern  4  6  27 10 FA - Brooklyn (1934)
Lon Evans            39   G 6- 2 230             TCU  5  5  25 11
Milt Gantenbein      22   E 6- 0 200       Wisconsin  7  7  27 11
Buckets Goldenberg   44 G-B 5-10 220       Wisconsin  5  5  25  8
Lou Gordon           47   T 6- 5 230        Illinois  2  8  31 10 FA - Chi Cards (1935)
Arnie Herber      19/38   B 5-11 195           Regis  8  8  27  9
Clarke Hinkle        30  FB 5-11 205        Bucknell  6  6  28 11
Don Hutson           14   E 6- 1 180         Alabama  3  3  24 11
Ed Jankowski         25   B 5-10 205       Wisconsin  1  1  24 11 1937 Draft - 1st round
Swede Johnston       15   B 5-10 195       Marquette  5  6  27  2 FA - St. Louis (1934)
Joe Laws             24   B 5- 9 185            Iowa  4  4  26 11
Bill Lee             40   T 6- 3 225         Alabama  1  3  25  4 FA - Brooklyn (1937)
Darrell Lester       29   C 6- 3 220             TCU  1  1  23  8 1936 Draft - 5th round
Russ Letlow          46   G 6- 0 210   San Francisco  2  2  23 11 1936 Draft - 1st round
Mike Michalske       36   G 6- 0 210      Penn State  8 10  34  6 FA - NY Yankees (1929)
Paul Miller           3   B 5-10 180    S. Dakota St  2  2  24 10
Bob Monnett           5   B 5- 9 180     Michigan St  7  7  27 10
Ray Peterson         33   B 6- 0 190   San Francisco  1  1  24  2
George Sauer         17   B 6- 2 208        Nebraska  3  3  26  3
Zud Schammel         37 G-T 6- 2 235            Iowa  1  1  27 11
Bernie Scherer       11   E 6- 1 190        Nebraska  2  2  24 11 1936 Draft - 3rd round
Herm Schneidman       4   B 5-10 200            Iowa  3  3  23 11
Champ Seibold        41   T 6- 4 235       Wisconsin  4  4  24 10
Ed Smith             28   B 6- 2 205        New York  1  2  24    FA - Boston (1937)
Ernie Smith          45   T 6- 2 222             USC  3  3  27 11
Lyle Sturgeon        26   T 6- 3 250    N. Dakota St  1  1  22  8
Earl Svendsen         7   C 6- 1 195       Minnesota  1  1  22 11 1937 Draft - 4th round
George Svendsen      43   C 6- 4 230       Minnesota  3  3  24 11
* - Known as Johnny Blood
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age at Start of Season G - Games  Played
1     9 Ed Jankowski         B Wisconsin
2    19 Averill Daniell      T Pittsburgh
3    29 Bud Wilkinson        B Minnesota
4    39 Earl Svendsen        C Minnesota
5    49 Gibson DeWitt        T Northwestern
6    59 Merle Wendt          E Ohio State
7    69 Marv Baldwin         G Texas Christian  
8    79 Les Champman         T Tulsa
9    89 Gordon Dahlgren      G Michigan State 
10   99 Dave Gavin           T Holy Cross
BOLD - Played for the Packers
Green Bay's quest for a second straight Championship never quite got off the ground as the Packers lost their first two games at home to their two rivals from Chicago - the Cardinals and Bears. The Packers would win their next seven games, but, with another division title out of reach, Green Bay dropped their final two to finish with a 7-4 record.
There have been many unsung heroes in Packer history. Bob Monnett, a speedy runner signed out of Michigan State in 1933, may have been the epitome of just such a player in the 1930s. A model of endurance, Monnett caught passes, ran and passed with the football, as well as kicked extra points and field goals. In his rookie year, he scored 34 points, on three rushing plays, returned a punt for another, and kicked ten extra points, and tossed 3 touchdown passes. In 1936, he completed 20-of-52 passes, including 4 TD. Ironically, his 2.9 yards per carry is the worst for any NFL player who has carried the ball more than 500 times, but he was an effective weapon throwing the ball, hitting for 28 touchdown passes, while only throwing 26 interceptions. In 1938, Monnett appeared ready to take over the quarterbacking duties for Green Bay. In a game in October versus Cleveland, he tossed three touchdown passes, and the press reports indicated he was solidifying his hold on the position. The next week, it all came to an end. Monnett tore up his knee against the Bears after throwing two more touchdown passes. He would never play again, and Cecil Isbell took over as the quarterback of the Packers.
1937 WEST COAST TOUR (4-0-1)
1  Brooklyn Dodgers at Denver            W 21-13             6,000
10 Salinas Icebergs at San Fran          W 42- 7             2,500
17 at Los Angeles Bulldogs               W 49- 0            12,000
24 Chicago Bears at Los Angeles          T 20-20            10,000
31 Chicago Bears at Los Angeles          W 17-14            12,000
1  College All-Stars (at Chicago)        L  0- 6    0-1-0   84,560
1937 RESULTS (7-4)
12 G-CHICAGO CARDINALS (0-0-0)           L  7-14    0-1-0   10,000
19 G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0-0)               L  2-14    0-2-0   16,658
3  G-DETROIT LIONS (2-0-0)               W 26- 6    1-2-0   17,553
10 M-CHICAGO CARDINALS (3-1-1)           W 34-13    2-2-0   16,181
17 at Cleveland Rams (1-4-0)             W 35-10    3-2-0   12,100
24 G-CLEVELAND RAMS (1-5-0)              W 35- 7    4-2-0    8,600
31 at Detroit Lions (4-2-0)              W 14-13    5-2-0   21,311
7  at Chicago Bears (5-0-1)              W 24-14    6-2-0   44,977
14 M-PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (2-7-1)         W 37- 7    7-2-0   13,340
21 at New York Giants (5-2-1)            L  0-10    7-3-0   38,965
28 at Washington Redskins (6-3-0)        L  6-14    7-4-0   30,000
G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee
JANUARY 17 (Los Angeles) - Crushing the pride of local pro football, the Los Angeles Bulldogs, the Packers started preparations today to meet the Bears here next Sunday. A crowd of 12,000 at Gilmore Stadium saw the Packers push the Bulldogs all over the lot. The top heavy score was a distinct surprise, the locals having defeated three NFL clubs, tied another and lost a 7-0 decision to the Bears. The Packers scored twice in the first period, three times in the second, once in the third and twice in the last quarter. The local pro club, with a record of 205 points scored to opponents 72 in nine games this season, was unable to get past midfield until the third quarter. The powerful Packers' forward wall smashed the Bulldogs' attack to pieces and the Wisconsin team swept up and down the field at will. The scoring stars were Don Hutson, who scored twice, once on a pass from Arnold Herber that was good for 67 yards, and Bob Monnett, who also scored two touchdowns. Ernie Smith, former University of Southern California tackle, kicked six out of six tries for extra points, and Paul Engebretsen, kicked for the other extra point.
GREEN BAY   -  14  14   7  14  - 49
LOS ANGELES -   -   -   -   -  -  0
JANUARY 1 (Denver) - Green Bay, champions of the NFL, scored three touchdowns in the final period for a 21-13 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers in a New Year's day exhibition game. Despite a snow-coated gridiron and temperatures well below the freezing point, more than 6,000 attended. George Sauer, Packer left half, scored all three touchdowns, one on a 23-yard run and the other two on short plunges He raced 60 yards around right end to make the last score possible. Jim Hartman scored one Brooklyn touchdown and Jeff Barrett the other, both catching accurate passes from Phil Sarboe.
GREEN BAY -  7  0  7  7 - 21
BROOKLYN  -  0  6  0  0 - 13
GB TD: George Sauer 3
JANUARY 7 (San Francisco) - Earl T. Lambeau, who coaches the pro champion Green Bay Packers, thinks Minnesota was the best college football team in the country and that Sam Francis of Nebraska is the prize college player to be sought for the 1937 professional season. The coach, here with his team to play the Salinas Iceberg Packers, said "Minnesota shouldn't have lost to Northwestern and should have beaten Washington by a larger score." Next to Francis he likes Kent Ryan of Utah best as a pro prospect. Lambeau thinks the Pacific coast is not ready for pro football.
JANUARY 8 (San Francisco) - The Green Bay Packers are the nation's  best professional football team, but Ed Storm thinks his Salinas Iceberg Packers will slap them down here Sunday. Determination is one thing big Ed Storm has, as fans who saw him lead his team to a 21-17 victory over the Los Angeles Bulldogs to win the coast pro championship will agree. Storm wielded a team at Salinas out of mediocre material, as pro teams go. Only one all-American player graced his roster. His team scored 162 points, the opposition 55, in seven games. Storm took his pigskin post-graduate work at Memphis and with the Philadelphia Eagles. His alma mater was Santa Clara. Most of his talent is from around Salinas, and the San Francisco bay region, but some players have strayed  in from distant campuses. These include Primo Miller of Rice Institute; Tex Eden of Wake Forest; Loren Grannis, Williamette University of Idaho; and Tom Bushby, Kansas State.
JANUARY 8 (San Francisco) - With Arnie Herber, Green Bay's star passer, laid up with a sore throat and severe cold and the Salinas Packers, Pacific coast pro champions, strengthened by the addition of the three National league players, the Packers Friday anticipated a close game when they meet the Salinas eleven at Kezar stadium here Sunday afternoon. Al Nichelini, Chicago Cardinal back; Mel Hein, New York Giant center, and Jim Barber of the Boston Braves have been added to the Salinas roster for Sunday's exhibition. Except for Herber, the Green Bay squad is in good condition after its victory over the the Brooklyn Dodgers at Denver New Year's day.
JANUARY 9 (San Francisco) - Svendsen will substitute for Svendsen at center for the Green Bay Packers next season if Earl T. (Curly) Lambeau puts over the players deal he's working on. Between them the Brothers Svendsen, George and Earl of Minneapolis, have made the center position at the University of Minnesota pretty much a family affair. George, 227-pounder, is the regular center for the Packers. His younger brother Earl, scaling 190 pounds, rounded out collegiate activity last fall and put on a fine show in the New Year's day east-west charity game here. The Packers want him to join up.
JANUARY 10 (San Francisco) - The Green Bay Packers gave a convincing
demonstration yesterday of why they rule the NFL with a crushing 42-7 victory
over the Salinas Iceberg Packers, Pacific coast champions. Behind
tremendous ground power and bullet-like passes, the national championship
aggregation rolled .to six touchdowns, two in each of the first three periods.
The coast team was so badly outclassed the game hardly developed into a
contest. The Salinas squad nevertheless came up with the most thrilling play
of the game. It was an 85-yard run of a kickoff to a score, with quarterback
George Tharp taking the ball, returning it 45 yards and then lateralling to Loren
Grannis, center, who raced on to score.
GREEN BAY -  14  14  14  0 - 42
SALINAS   -   0   0   0  7 -  7
Green Bay: Touchdowns - Miller, Hinkle; Gantenbein, Becker, Svendsen,
Scherer Point after touchdown - Hinkle 2, Schwammel 2, Engebretsen 2
Salinas: Touchdown - Grannis Point after touchdown - Storm
JANUARY 14 (Madison) - The University of Wisconsin didn't have a very
successful football season last fall and the state senate apparently was
aware of it. The senate adopted resolutions today commending Marquette
University's Golden Avalanche and the Green Bay Packers on their football
prowess but made no mention of the Badgers, who lose to every team
except South Dakota and Cincinnati.
JANUARY 15 (Los Angeles) - The Los Angeles Bulldogs, all dressed up
with three victories and a tie in five games with National league professional
football teams, have no place to go if they lose to the Green Bay Packers.
The husky coast eleven, built by Elmer (Gloomy Gus) Henderson from a
makeshift neighborhood squad into a team that defeated the Philadelphia
Eagles and the Pittsburgh Pirates on successive Sundays, will rest its bid
for the tenth franchise in the national circuit on their showing against the
league champions Sunday. Two other cities are seeking the open position
in the league, Buffalo and Cleveland. The Bulldogs are admittedly the
strongest team under consideration, but are handicapped by bucking the
cost and time of coast to coast transportation. A  majority of owners of
other league clubs will sit in judgment with League President Joe Carr at
Gilmore stadium. Defeat may not crush the Bulldogs' hopes of a franchise,
but Manager Harry Myers admits that a victory probably would determine
the selection in favor of his eleven. If the Bulldogs get the franchise they
will travel east to play the first round and return home to entertain eastern
outfits on the second half of the schedule. The team this season has been
centered around strong guards and fullbacks. Henderson, the bald wizard
who brought the University of California to national prominence a dozen years ago, uses a series of spread formations. Ed (Crazylegs) Staks and Gordon Gore have led the offense, ramming through holes opened by Ike Frankian, one-time St. Mary's college All-American guard; Pete Mehringer, another All-American from Kansas, and Alvie Coughlin, who sat on the bench for three seasons at Southern California, and now is ranked as one of the best in the professional game. In addition to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, victims of the Bulldogs include the Rock Island (Ill.) Packers, the Chicago Cardinals and smaller elevens. The Brooklyn Dodgers were tied, 13-13. The Chicago Bears beat them, 7-0. The Los Angeles team has scored 205 points to 72 during the season, and gained 2,274 yards to 1,383 for opponents, an average play of 4.08, against 2.04.
JANUARY 16 (Green Bay) - Apparently not even age-old statutes can suppress the spirit of the Green Bay Packers, national professional football champions, or their supporters. It was discovered recently that Sunday sports contests are unlawful in Green Bay under a "blue law" enacted in 1856. The law never was repealed.
JANUARY 31 (Los Angeles) - The battle for supremacy between the Green
Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, which began when the National pro
league season opened last September, was ended today when Paul
Engebretsen, former Northwestern star, stood on the 35 yard line in the
last 30 seconds of play and placekicked a field goal that gave Green Bay
a17 to 14 triumph and an edge in the season's series. Nine thousand
spectators watched the game, played on the soggy field of Gilmore
stadium in Hollywood, where the teams battled to a 20 to 20 tie last week.
Green Bay had sufficient punch in the line to earn two touchdowns in the
first quarter, but the crippled Bears rallied to tie the score on touchdowns
​in the second and third periods, then behind the spectacular play of
​George Musso, Joe Stydahar and Luke Johnsos, took the ball on their own
one-yard line early in the fourth period after Paul Miller, a backfield sub,
had streaked 63 yards with a punt to put the ball in scoring position. A few
minutes later the Packers, who had disdained the field goal from so short
a distance, were forced to try for one from the 36 yard line, where three of
Arnold Herber's long forward passes had been batted down. Ad
Schwammel, standing on the 45 yard line, missed the attempt. Chicago
was equally impotent on line plays and Jack Manders gambled for three
points standing on his own 43-yard line, a 57 yard attempt. Ernie Smith
blocked the attempt, recovered the ball when a teammate blocked off
Masterson, and ran to the 25 yard line. On the next to last play of the game, Engebretsen deftly kicked the ball between the uprights for the winning margin. There was time for only one more play, and that was an incomplete pass by John Doehring, the Bears' long distance southpaw passer, who had gone in at right half after an injury to Bronko Nagurski's leg forced the big fellow out of the game in what may be his permanent retirement from pro football. Manders filled in for Nagurski. George Sauer and Joe Laws crowned two line onslaughts with touchdowns in the first seven minutes of play. The Bears came back with passes in the second quarter and two completions, Masterson to Johnsos for 27 yards, and Masterson to Karr for 20, advanced the ball to Green Bay's 12 yard line. The Packers held for downs on the 16 yard line after Schwammel and Scherer had thrown Masterson and Nolting for losses of 2 yards apiece. On the next play, Monnett fumbled the pass from center and Milton Trost recovered for the Bears on Green Bay's 12 yard line. Masterson tried to pass, but saw a chance to run, with Oech and Manders blocking out an opening, went around the Packers' right end for a touchdown. The Bears opened the second half with a devastating attack. Manders ran the kickoff back 39 yards to his own 34 yard line and three line plays moved it up fourteen yards. Manders threw a thirty yard pass to Luke Johnsos, who made a miraculous catch as he fell sprawling on the Packers' 22 yard line. Nagurski took a pass from Corbett to the 8 yard line, where he was nudged out of bounds by Svendsen and Bruder. Nagurski was hurt on the play and a doctor ordered him out of the game, but he stayed to open a hole for Corbett on a three yard plunge. On the next play Manders went around left and after faking a pass to Corbett. Manders kicked the extra point. The Packers' subsequent attack was interrupted while Coach Curly Lambeau ran on the field to protest to referee Bill Lopez after Monnett was thrown twice for losses totaling 27 yards. Lambeau claimed a Bear player was unnecessarily rough in tackling Laws, who was carried off with a leg injury.
GREEN BAY - 14  0  0  3 - 17
CHI BEARS -  0  7  7  0 - 14
1st - GB - Sauer run (Smith kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Laws run (Smith kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - CHI - Richard Masterson run (Manders kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
3rd - CHI - Manders run (Manders kick) TIED 14-14
4th - GB - Engegretsen, 35-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-14
FEBRUARY 12 (Chicago) - Drafting of the 1937 schedule, the admission of a tenth team and a discussion of the rules will begin at the Sherman hotel today, when owners and coaches of the National Professional Football league open their annual two day business meeting. Cleveland, which was represented in the American league last fall by the Rams, will probably be voted into the league, bringing to ten the number of member clubs and balancing the eastern and western divisions at five teams apiece. Several other cities have made application for membership, but none meets the qualifications of the Ohio city, which outranks the other applicants in population, geographical advantages and backing. Boston, which lost its membership last December when George Marshall transferred his Redskins to Washington, is expected to make a brisk bid for another chance. Its chances were considered slim, however, because of Marshall's reason for moving out - lack of support at the gate. Buffalo, a prospective member of the Western division, will have a huge new stadium as its chief talking point. The Los Angeles plea, George Halas, owner of the Chicago Bears, said, probably will be tabled because of transportation problems. Halas said there was little possibility that the owners would vote in more than one new member. Two new franchises would leave the league with its odd number problem, and increasing the membership to twelve teams, he said, would make the organization unwieldy. Several player trades are expected to come out of the two day session and the Pittsburgh club, which was left without a coach when Joe Bach signed with Niagara University is expected to announce his successor. Owner Art Rooney is anxious to sign Johnny Blood, veteran Green Bay Packer back. Blood, however, has voiced a preference For Green Bay, which is near his Minneapolis milling business and may turn down the offer to remain with the champions as a player. Blood played one season with the Pittsburgh club and were he to coach, undoubtedly would use the Notre Dame system which Bach employed at Pittsburgh last year.
FEBRUARY 12 (Chicago) - The National Professional Football league became a 10-club circuit again today for the first time since 1934, when Cleveland was taken back into the fold. Club owners, sitting in the first session of their annual two-day meeting, voted Cleveland a franchise after hearing assurances of financial stability from Homer Marshman, president of the Cleveland club which operated in the American Pro league last year. The admission of Cleveland, which will play in the Western section, will balance the league, with five teams operating in each division. The magnates also voted to trim the schedule from 12 games to 11. This was done, President Joe F. Carr said, to close the regular season a week earlier in an effort to assure better weather for the championship playoff between the Eastern and Western division leaders. No changes were made in the pro game rules, the owners and coaches deciding, after a brief discussion, that the game as now played is satisfactory to players and fans alike. Attacking the schedule-making job, the magnates decided that each team in each section will play a home and home series with every other team in that section and that each team would play three intersectional contests. Commenting on the selection of Cleveland as the tenth team in the circuit, Carr said the new club is backed by "Cleveland's financial blue-book" and will be materially strengthened for next season's campaign. When college stars were placed on the draft list last December a blind draw was made for a tenth club, and Cleveland is expected to sign many well-known collegians. The Green Bay Packers were officially awarded the Ed Thorp Memorial trophy for winning the league championship.
​FEBRUARY 15 (Green Bay) - Included in the 11-game 1937 schedule of the Green Bay Packers drawn up last weekend at the annual meeting of the National Professional Football league held at Chicago, are two games at Milwaukee, with the Bays invading State Fair park on October 10 to meet the Chicago Cardinals and on November 14 to encounter the Philadelphia Eagles. Interest of Milwaukee and other southern Wisconsin fans in pro games slated at Milwaukee in recent seasons prompted Packer officials to card two league contests there again next season. The Packers, defending league champions, will open their quest for a fifth national title at Green Bay September 12 against the Cardinals. A week later, September 19, Coach Curly Lambeau's charges will face the Chicago Bears here and then will play host to Detroit on October 3, before moving to Milwaukee for another tilt with the Cardinals. On October 17, the Packers will travel to Cleveland to meet the Rams, whose addition to the pro circuit eliminated three game series which several western division clubs have had in recent seasons. Cleveland will visit Green Bay on October 24, closing the Packers' home schedule of league games. On October 31, Green Bay will appear at Detroit, then will go to Chicago to encounter the Bears. November 14 will find the Packers at Milwaukee to face Philadelphia, after which the Bays will make their annual eastward trek for games against the Giants at New York on November 21 and against Washington, formerly the Boston club, at the national capital November 28.
A colorized action photo from the January 10th games between the Packers and Salinas
JANUARY 18 (Joe Carr - Columbus, OH) - Professional football attendance during the past year increased more than 20 percent over the mark set the previous year, which we consider highly encouraging and even better than the increase noted in other sports. The improvement in individual performance and the increased effectiveness of our rules, tending to encourage the offense, probably played a big part in this increase in popular favor of the NFL. There was not a single individual performance which did not exceed the previous year's record, and practically every team in the circuit gained more ground than in 1935. Two new records were established by Arnold Herber and Don Hutson, both of Green Bay. Herber set a new forward passing mark of 77 completed passes for 1,239 yards. Hutson, in catching 36 passes, also set a new high mark in that specialty. It was a year in which many new players came into the league and made good, especially in the case of Tuffy Leemans of the New York Giants who held the league in his first season by gaining 830 yards. The stars of the past were not totally eclipsed by any means, since Dutch Clark of Detroit again led the scorers. The Green Bay Packers won the Ed Thorp Memorial trophy and the league championship by defeating Boston, winners of the eastern title, in the playoff game held in New York. It is the first time Green Bay has won the Ed Thorp trophy in the four years it has been in competition. Along with the improvement in competition and attendance, the league teams, as a whole, fared better financially, with the same nine teams finishing as started the season and no changes for a third successive  year. We look forward to one of our best seasons in 1937, for most of the clubs in the circuit are laying plans for further improvements in their personnel, and the caliber of play should be improved. It is this factor on which we base our hopes for developing new patrons. The rules, as now constituted and differing somewhat from the college code, have proven eminently satisfactory in giving the offense a slight advantage over the defense, and there is not much prospect that we will make any changes in the playing code. Forward passing from any point behind the line of scrimmage, running with a fumbled ball, and putting the goal postson the goal line have opened up our game, and to a great extent, done away with tie games, there have been but three in the past two seasons of league play under these rule changes. At present, three cities are applying for franchises in our league, so there is every possibility that additions may be made before the start of the 1937 season. In any event, a balance may be possible between the east and west, which at present finds four clubs in the western division and five in the east. Action on these franchise applications will be taken at our annual meeting in February in Chicago.
JANUARY 20 (Madison) - The assembly today refused today to concur in two senate resolutions congratulating Marquette University and the Green Bay Packers on their football success last season. It followed the advice of Assemblyman Genzmer, Democrat, Dodge County, that a flood of miscellaneous congratulatory messages should not be encouraged. Both resolutions were tabled.
JANUARY 21 (Madison) - Sen. John E. Cashman, veteran legislator, interested in butter and barley, added professional football to his list today. After the assembly turned down a joint resolution from the senate congratulating the Green Bay Packers on annexing the national professional football championship, as not "serious business", Cashman reintroduced and obtained unanimous adoption of a senate resolution complimenting Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau and his Packers upon their performance. "The name of the Packers belongs to Green Bay, but their fame and victories belong to Wisconsin," said Cashman.
JANUARY 24 (Los Angeles) - The Green Bay Packers and the Chicago
Bears battled to a 20 to 20 tie yesterday in a professional football game
before 10,000 chilled fans in Gilmore stadium. Bitter animosity between
the National league rivals blossomed into a fight and near riot in the
first half and the principles, Beattie Feathers of the Bears, former
Tennessee backfield star, and Lou Gordon, bulky ex-Illinois tackle were
banished from the game. A placekicking duel between Ernie Smith of the
Green Bay team and Jack Manders of the Bears featured the game, each
booting two field goals. The Packers led, 17 to 7 at halftime by virtue of
two touchdowns and Smith's field goal, kicked from the 23-yard line. The
Bears scored in the third period to make it 17-14, and Manders in the next
quarter tied the score with a 34-yard placement. Once again the Packers
went ahead, 20 to 17, when Smith put the ball through the uprights with
an 18-yard kick, but again Manders tied the count with a perfect 25-yard
boot with only four minutes left to play. All touchdowns were scored on
passes. Milt Gantenbein scored the first on a short pass from Arnold
Herber and Joe Laws took another heave from Bob Monnett that was
good for 48 yards and another touchdown. Joy Stydahar, outstanding
Bear tackle, intercepted a Packer pass and ran 55 yards for a touchdown
and Luke Johnsos, Bear end, grabbed a short pass for the other Chicago
touchdown. Arnold Herber, after throwing the first Packer touchdown pass
went out of the game with a broken nose. He charged Bears tacklers
slugged him on the play.
GREEN BAY -  7 10  0  3 - 20
CHI BEARS -  0  7  7  6 - 20
1st - GB - Gantenbein pass from Herber (Smith kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Laws, 48-yard pass from Monnett (Smith kick) GR BAY 14-0
2nd - CHI - Joe Stydahar, 55-yard interception ret (Manders kick) GB 14-7
2nd - GB - Smith, 23-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-7
3rd - CHI - Johnson pass from Brumbaugh (Manders kick) GB 17-14
4th - CHI - Manders, 34-yard field goal TIED 17-17
4th - GB - Smith, 18-yard field goal GREEN BAY 20-17
4th - CHI - Manders, 25-yard field goal TIED 20-20
JANUARY 27 (Los Angeles) - The Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, who played to a 20-20 tie in last Sunday's professional football game, were rematched Tuesday for a playoff Sunday afternoon at Gilmore stadium. Harry Myers, secretary of the American Legion committee sponsoring the professional game here, announced that at least 10 percent of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross for midwestern flood relief. Johnny Sisk, Bear halfback, suffered a broken thumb last Sunday, and Arnold Herber, the Packers' star passer, may have to wear a mask because of injuries to his nose, inflicted in a collision with Luke Johnsos.
FEBRUARY 22 (Pittsburgh) - Johnny Blood, vagabond halfback of the Green Bay Packers, was appointed coach of Pittsburgh's entry in the National Professional Football league for next fall, it was announced here Sunday. Blood replaces Joe Bach, who resigned recently to become head coach at Niagara University. Blood, a member of the Packers' championship team last season, accepted terms offered by President Art Rooney of the Pirates. A veteran of 13 seasons in the professional game, Blood is rated as a keen student of the game and one of the best pass receivers in the league. Practically his entire career was spent with the Packers although he was with Pittsburgh a short time in 1934, as well as with Pottsville, Duluth and the New York Yankees. Blood attended Notre Dame.
MARCH 2 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers Monday signed Carl (Moose) Mulleneaux, 210-pound University of Utah end, who starred in the east-west charity game at San Francisco New Year's day. He is an excellent defensive player, a proficient pass receiver and is fast despite his bulk. Lambeau stopped in Salt Lake City to sign him while returning to Green Bay from the Pacific coast.
APRIL 1 (Green Bay) - Lyle Sturgeon, 265-pound tackle of North Dakota State
college, has been signed by the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced Thursday. Sturgeon, a native of Moorhead, Minn., is the third Packer to be signed for the 1937 season. Others are Ray Peterson, San Francisco back, and Carl Mulleneaux, Utah Aggies end.
APRIL 8 (Madison) - Resolutions expressing appreciation of Marquette University's 1936 football record and the fact that the Green Bay Packers won the professional league championship were adopted by the assembly last night. The senate approved the congratulatory messages early in the session.
APRIL 14 (South Bend, IN) - Robert Jones, football coach at Central high school, Tuesday declined an offer to play professional football with the Green Bay Packers next fall. Jones played with the Packers during the 1934 season after his graduation from Indiana university where he starred as a member of the Hoosier eleven for three years.
MAY 11 (Green Bay) - Darrell Lester, 228-pound all-American center of Texas Christian university, has signed with the Green Bay Packers, coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Lester, whose home is at Fort Worth, Tex., will report here August 14.
MAY 18 (Green Bay) - Averell Daniell, 215-pound tackle of the University of Pittsburgh, has signed a contract for 1937 with the Green Bay Packers, National Professional Football league champions, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Daniell, rated one of the greatest linemen in the nation last season, was named on practically every All-American team, including that of the Associated Press. The new Green Bay tackle will report here August 14.
JUNE 17 (Green Bay) - Milton Gantenbein, regarded as one of the greatest ends in professional football, has signed to play with the Green Bay Packers, National Professional league champions, again next fall, it was announced today by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. Gantenbein, who has served the Bays continuously since graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1931, is the first Green Bay veteran to return his contract. He will be employed at Sturgeon Bay during the summer months at a large cherry orchard.
JUNE 20 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, whose habit of signing totally unheralded small college grid prospects with uncanny success has gained him the respect of other National Professional football league mentors, announced Saturday that Herbert C. Banet, quarterback from Manchester college at Manchester, Ind., will play here next season. Banet weighs 211 pounds and is 6 feet 2 inches tall. He is 23.
JUNE 24 (Green Bay) - Eddie Jankowski, Milwaukee, star back on the Wisconsin varsity eleven for the last three years, was signed by the Green Bay Packers for he 1937 season by Coach E.L. Lambeau Thursday. Coach Lambeau expects that Jankowski will be picked on this year's all-star team to oppose the Packers at Chicago September 1, and hence has not ordered him
to appear here until September 4. Jankowski received high recommendation from Coach Harry Stuhldreher at Wisconsin.
JULY 3 (Oshkosh Northwestern) - Football may be the sport attracting the least attention now in the minds of fans, what with the hot race in both major baseball leagues occupying so much interest, but the grid game will soon sneak back into the limelight. And one of the first events on the football calendar will be the annual game at Soldier field, Chicago, between the Green Bay Packers, champions last year of the Professional Football league, and the collegiate all-stars selected in a poll in which fans throughout the country will be invited to participate. The Oshkosh Northwestern will cooperate with the Chicago Tribune and a number of other newspapers throughout the country in selecting the players who will compose the All-American squad and also the coaches who will direct the team in action and put it through its paces in two weeks of training before the big game. The fourth annual poll will start on July 11 and end August 8. The first two weeks will be confined to voting for the players and the last two weeks will be for the election of coaches. Each voter should  name 11 players and three coaches in the order of his preference. First place will count for three points; second place two points; third place, one point. Last year, 3,419,164 voted for the All-American eleven and the coaches' poll totaled 3,348,797. The game last year drew 76,361 spectators. This year's contest is to be played the night of September 1 and in the event of rain prior to the kickoff, the game will be postponed one night. The 11 players chosen as All-Americans in the voting must start the game against the Green Bay Packers, as one of the rules of the poll is that the fans will select the starting lineup. Later, of course, the coaches may substitute and change the lineup as they see fit. All colleges and university football players, provided they were seniors during the 1936 season and completed their eligibility, are candidates for membership on the All-American squad. Eleven will win starting positions, but there will be at least three for each position. Last year the squad numbered more than 50. All traveling expenses and training expenses will be paid for the boys elected to the All-American squad.
JULY 8 (Green Bay) - Joe Laws, right halfback and signal called, and Herman Schneidman, blocking quarterback, who saw some action at the end of last season, Wednesday signed 1937 contracts with the Green Bay Packers, national professional football league champions. The signing of Laws and Schneidman, both of whom are University of Iowa products, increased the Packer roster to 13 players.
JULY 8 (Green Bay) - Charged with driving while drunk, John McNally, better known to sports fans as Johnny Blood, former Green Bay Packer player, was fined $100 and costs here Wednesday. Blood is coach of the Pittsburgh pro eleven.
JULY 9 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau said Friday
Clark Hinkle, veteran fullback, has signed his 1937 contract to
play with the Green Bay Packerfs.
​JULY 9 (New York) - The NFL schedule for 1937, announced
Friday by President Joe F. Carr, calls for the earliest start in the
history of the professional circuit with Philadelphia opening the
season on Sunday September 5 at Pittsburgh. Ten teams will
operate during the season, each club playing 11 games. The
addition of Cleveland to the western division makes an evenly
balanced circuit with the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals,
Cleveland, Detroit and Green Bay in the western half and
Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington
in the eastern division. The schedule will close December 5
and on the following Sunday the championship teams of the
eastern and western division will meet for the world title and the
Ed Thorp memorial trophy. The game will be played on the
home field of the western division winner.
JULY 19 (Austin, TX) - Fay (Mule) Wilson, Texas A&M college's
great backfield star over a decade ago, died unexpectedly here
yesterday from a heart attack. He graduated from the Aggie
school in 1926. He later played professionally with the New
York Giants and Green Bay Packers.
JULY 20 (Iowa City, IA) - Francis "Zux" Schwammel, star guard
on the University of Iowa football team in 1933, announced
today that he has signed a contract to play professional football
with the Green Bay Packers. Schwammel, for the last four
years assistant line coach at Iowa, will report to the Packers
August 14.
JULY 20 (Durham, NH) - George Sauer, former All-American
football star at Nebraska and a mainstay of the Green Bay
Packer professional football team, yesterday was appointed
head football coach at the University of New Hampshire.
JULY 22 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau said today he had received
signed contracts from two veterans of his Green Bay Packers team - Frank Butler,
center, and Russ Letlow, guard.
JULY 28 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curl) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers,
national professional football champions, said today he had received a signed
contract from Lon Evans, former Texas Christian guard.
JULY 28 (Milwaukee Journal) - The coaches are next. With balloting on players
out of the way, voting opened Tuesday in the Journal poll to select the staff that
will direct the all-star college talent in that football spectacle with the Green Bay
Packers in Chicago on September 1. Fans in Milwaukee and Wisconsin are
invited to select three coaches in order of their preference. Any coach now in the
employ of a university or college, anywhere in the land, is eligible to serve except
Noble Kiser of Purdue, Frank Thomas of Alabama and Bernie Bierman of
Minnesota. Kizer, Thomas and Bierman all are previous winners. Three points in
the standings will be awarded for each first place vote, two for second place and
one for third place. While the fans will be voting for only three coaches,
announcements already have been made that the all-star coaching staff this year
will be stepped up to include five members. It is assumed this increase in the
number of coaches will be needed to look after the many players who have been
invited to play in the game against the Packers. Sixty-five performers whose
college activity ended last fall, among them several from the state of Wisconsin,
have received invitations to report for training at Northwestern university in
Evanston on August 14. Marquette followers already have started a campaign to
put Paddy Driscoll over in the coaches' poll. And University
of Wisconsin alumni and students may be depended upon
to make an organized vote-getting effort in behalf of Harry
AUGUST 3 (Green Bay) - Adolph (Tar) Schwammel, veteran
​right tackle, and Tony Paleukas, reserve guard, Tuesday
joined the Green Bay Packer holdouts. Lambeau said that
the club does not feel it can afford to pay the salaries
demanded by Schwammel, who has played three years with
Green Bay. Paleukas has a coaching offer that he prefers.
Both men will report for practice here August 14, however,
and will play against the college all-stars September 1.
AUGUST 4 (Green Bay) - Directors, executive board members
and officers of Green Bay Packers, Inc., were re-elected as
stockholders of the corporation held their annual meeting
Monday night at the Brown County courthouse. Leland H.
Joannes again will serve as president; Fred C. Leicht was
named vice-president; Frank J. Jonet, treasurer; and George
W. Calhoun, secretary. These comprise the executive board,
with A.B. Turnbull, Gerald F. Clifford, Emil R. Fischer and H.J.
Bero. In addition to re-electing the officials, stockholders
heard Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau's comments on the
approaching season, with a discussion of prospective
material; accepted Treasurer Jonet's financial report for last
year; and talked over the current stadium and ticket situation.
AUGUST 11 (Chicago) - Charles E. (Gus) Dorais of the
University of Detroit will head the board of strategy for the college all-stars in their charity battle against the Green Bay Packers, National Professional Football champions, at Soldier Field, September 1. Dorais, whose Titan teams have won no national titles, but who received solid support from his own state and batches of votes from other part of the country, won the assignment of heading the college coaching staff by amassing 5,269,179 points in a nationwide poll during the last two weeks. His assistants will be Lynn Waldorf of Northwestern university and Elmer Layden of Notre Dame, both of whom served with Head Coach Bernie Bierman of Minnesota for last year's game; Jimmy Phelan of Washington and Bernie Moore of Louisiana State university.
AUGUST 11 (Green Bay) - The signing of Lou Gordon, counted upon to fill the shoes of tackle Adolph (Tar) Schwammel, who announced his retirement recently, and of Wayland Becker was announced Tuesday by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers. With only two weeks in which to prepare for their appearance against the college all-star September 1, Lambeau also announced the players will eat all their meals at a training table established by the club. Trainer Dave Woodward will determine the diet. Hank Bruder, veteran back, will serve as liaison man between the kitchen and mess hall and will settle any disputes or complaints. For the first time in Packer history, all the players will be housed under one roof, at a local hotel, with Capt. Milt Gantenbein, end, charged with responsibility for the squad's sleeping comfort and with aiding new men in getting acquainted with older players during the early days of the season. Rules meetings will be in charge of Arnie Herber, passing halfback. A new practice field for the Packers is being completed at the east end of the East high school practice area, and will be ready for use Saturday. Goal posts will be installed, and Coach Lambeau also is having a set of six padded posts arranged in the positions of a defensive six-man line. The team will be able to use these posts in working out offensive assignments, instead of having six Packers stand idle, as formerly. The stadium is being painted and will be resplendent when the first home game is played. Backs of the box seats will be red. The seats will be tan and the floors gray. The training house also is painted and is outfitted with lockers.
AUGUST 12 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers breathed easier Wednesday when Ernie Smith, veteran left tackle who won all-pro honors last fall, accepted terms with the National Professional Football league champions for 1937. Weighing 225 pounds and standing 6 feet 2 inches in height, Smith, who won All-American honors at the University of Southern California during his undergraduate career, was one of the most valuable men on the Packer squad last year. In two seasons with Green Bay, the husky lineman has kicked 30 extra points and five field goals, for a total of 45 points. Coach Lambeau also announced that Walter Bartanen, little known but well recommended tackle from Ferris Institute, would be given a tryout by the Packers this fall. Bartanen's home is at Bessmer, Mich.
AUGUST 13 (Green Bay) - With the whole town of Green Bay properly steamed up, as you may guess, Coach Lambeau and his right hand bower, Red Smith, Saturday begin the job of building the Packer football machine that will face the college all-stars in Chicago September 1. The stage Friday was set and awaited only the appearance of the cast. Thirty men were under contract. A new practice field in back of the stadium was groomed. All arrangements were completed to have the squad live together in a Green Bay hotel. New green and yellow silk outfits were spread out. Of the 30 men who'll report, 23 were on the squad that romped up and down the nation's gridirons to the national championship last year, as follows:
Ends - Don Hutson, Wayland Becker, Milt Gantenbein, Bernie Scherer, Herman Schneidman
Backs - Clark Hinkle, George Sauer, Swede Johnson, Hank Bruder, Paul Miller, Bob Monnett, Joe Laws, Arnie Herber
Centers - Frank Butler, George Svendsen
Guards - Tiny Engebretsen, Russ Letlow, Lon Evans, Buckets Goldenberg, Tony Paleukas
Tackles - Ernie Smith, Champ Seibold, Lou Gordon
Six of the others are new men, picked up by Curly Lambeau in the draft or in his peregrinations, and the seventh is none other than Iron Mike Michalske, who returns to the Packers this year after a year's absence as line coach at Lafayette. The 10 new men follow:
Center - Darrell Lester of Texas
Guard - Zud Schwammel of Iowa
Tackles - Lyle Sturgeon on North Dakota State (265), Walter Bartanen of Bessmer (267)
Backs - Ray Peterson of San Francisco, Herb Banet of Manchester
It won't be until after the all-star game, however, that the Packers will reach their full strength. In the all-star lineup September 1 will be three men who immediately after will join with the Packers: Averill Daniell, all-American tackle from Pittsburgh; Bud Svendsen, all-American center from Minnesota, and Ed Jankowski, fullback of Wisconsin. Partially offsetting this gain, however, will be the loss of fullback Sauer, who heard the call of coaching and accepted the job as head coach of New Hampshire. Lambeau himself sizes up the squad every bit as strong as last year's, although the loss of Schwammel and Kiesling seems to leave quire a hole at the tackles. But he says "No" and he ought to know.
AUGUST 14 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today Ken Nelson, University of Illinois end, has signed a contract to play with the Green Bay Packers. Nelson is a member of the college all-star team which the Packers will play at Chicago September 1.
AUGUST 15 (Green Bay) - The football curtain went up here Saturday in a mid-summer setting when the Green Bay Packers, champions of the National Professional Football league, began training for the game with the College All-Stars September 1, as well as for their league season which will open 10 days later. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau and his assistants, Dick Smith and Mike Michalske, who assembled the squad, looked over the Bay freshmen and pronounced it highly promising. So did a large turnout of local fans, who couldn't resist football practice, even under a summer sun. Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician, pronounced all players on hand in excellent condition, and they were driven through a long practice session in the afternoon. Sunday they will drill all day, running through formations in the morning and posing for newspaper photographers in the afternoon. The Packers worked out on a new practice field, which has been constructed adjacent to the East high school gridiron. A fence is being built, and the team will soon hold secret practice. Working out with the veterans were the following newcomers making their first stabs at professional football: Francis (Zud) Schammel, Iowa guard; Darrell Laster, Texas Christian center; Herb Banet, Manchester halfback; Walter Bartanen, Ferris tackle; Lyle Sturgeon, North Dakota State tackle; and Ray Peterson, San Francisco halfback. The only veterans not back in the fold were Johnny Blood, new coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates pro team; Walter Kiesling, Blood's assistant; Tar Schwammel, who has retired from the football wars, and Cal Clemens, who was unable to come to terms with the Packer management. George Henry Sauer, recently named head coach at New Hampshire university, is drilling with the team, but will leave for his new post after the all-star game.
AUGUST 16 (Green Bay) - A hot sun slowed down the Green Bay Packers Sunday as they went through their second day's work for the game with the college all-stars at Chicago September 1. After running through a tough drill in the morning on fundamentals the Packers spent the afternoon going through poses for newspaper photographers and at sundown, with the heat that it was, were glad to call it quits. The Packers worked out with a complete squad Sunday, except for the four new members with the all-stars in Chicago. Tackle Ernie Smith was the last member to arrive, pulling in under the wire Saturday afternoon. Coach E.L. Lambeau announced that he did not expect Fred MacKenzie, Utah tackle, to report. MacKenzie is still in Honolulu.
AUGUST 17 (Chicago) - Coaches of the college all-star football team which will play the Green Bay Packers at Soldier field the night of September 1 in a charity contest said Tuesday they plan to protest the eligibility of George Sauer, star Packer fullback of last season who has signed a contract to coach the New Hampshire eleven this fall. "He is not a member of this year's Packer team," one coach said, "unless you concede that one a Packer always a Packer. We will protest Sauer's playing at a meeting of coaches Tuesday night, when the rules will be discussed. It seems logical if the Packers can use a man from last year's eleven, the same permission should be granted the all-stars." Head coach Gus Dorais of the University of Detroit and his assistants put 65 players through a rigid play formation workout under a blazing sun Monday at Northwestern's Dyche stadium.
AUGUST 18 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers started rougher work Tuesday in preparation for the all-star game September 1, running through drills morning and afternoon which featured work on pass formations and the beginning of contact work for the linemen. Scrimmages have been ordered for Friday and Saturday this week. At the same time the tempo of the outdoor drills were speeded up, the players' brains were undergoing a steady workout in long skull drill sessions on signals and plays. Assistant coach Red Smith has been working with the rookies on this assignment. Frank Butler, center, has been shifted to tackle to bolster a rather questionable situation in the line due to the retirement of Ade Schwammel.
AUGUST 19 (Green Bay) - Its famed forward passing attack still a bit off tune, the Green Bay Packers squad went through a long drill on aerial offensive Wednesday morning under Coach Curly Lambeau. With more contact work steadily being included in the sessions, scrimmages were set for Friday and Saturday. Coach Lambeau hopes to get the pro eleven's offense clicking over the weekend. The veterans were given the afternoon off, while the rookies worked on plays and assignments under Asst. Coach Red Smith, Coach Lambeau having left at noon for Chicago to do a little personal battling with coaches of the all-stars on rules.
AUGUST 20 (Chicago) - The goal posts against will be at "close range" when the College All-Stars battle the Green Bay Packers, world professional grid champions, at Soldier field the night of September 1. At a meeting of the all-star coaching staff, headed by Gus Dorais of the University of Detroit, and Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers, it was decided to place the uprights on the goal line instead of on the end lines, their position under college rules. Although the posts originally were placed on the goal line to increase scoring, only one field goal has been scored in the three previous contest. In 1935 Jack Manders of the Bears kicked for three of the five points the Chicago pros scored to defeat the collegians. Last year, Earl (Dutch) Clark of Detroit, famous for his educated toe, could not take advantage of the goal line posts. The all-star coaches agreed to let the Packers use George Sauer, the former Nebraska halfback. The question of Sauer's eligibility which had been protested because he is under contract to coach at the University of New Hampshire this fall, was settled at the meeting. The protest of the all-star coaches evaporated in good natured raillery, and at the same time Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers abandoned his contention that all college men under contract to professional teams should  be barred. Another important rule agreed upon involves the dead-ball regulation. Under the college code, when a ball carrier touches any part of his body except hands or feet to the ground, the ball is declared dead at that spot. In the all-star contest this will apply except when a carrier falls in the open and no defensive man is nearer than 10 yards. The responsibility of estimating the distance will fall on the referee. Coach Dorais put his players through a two-hour drill under the lights last night. The Packers, working out in Green Bay, were scheduled to take their first scrimmage session today.
AUGUST 21 (Green Bay) - It the college all-stars don't stop Don Hutson and Arnold Herber any better than their Packer teammates could in scrimmage Friday, the classic game in Soldier field stadium September 1 won't be much of a contest. Herber tossed three touchdown passes to Hutson in the opening scrimmage of the season, each time with two or three backfield men supposedly covering the fleet Alabama end. Scrimmage was to occupy the Packers again Saturday. All practice sessions starting Saturday will be secret.
AUGUST 22 (Milwaukee Journal) - The Packers should have the greatest football team in their history this fall if they don't beat themselves with overconfidence. The major domo of many great Packers teams, Curly Lambeau, thinks so. The veterans on the team, who know a football player on the hoof when they see one, think so. This football nutty town lustily choruses, "Aye", in every tavern on the stem. And this reporter, who admittedly visited the camp with certain misgivings, left convinced he better hurry on the bandwagon with the rest. The curly-headed Lambeau, after a week of practice, summed up the situation like this: "We're much stronger at center than last year and much stronger at the guards. We're just as strong or stronger at the tackles. We're stronger at the ends. We're just as strong in the backfield. And last year we won the championship. What more do you want?" But I ​was hardly able to gulp a few gulps about this highly optimistic appraisal that knocked all my pet misgivings into a cocked hat, and that seemed to assure another championship, when Lambeau himself quickly continued with a surprising little misgiving of his own. "You can see we have the stuff. We should beat the all-stars and we should be in the thick of the league fight all the way - that is, we should if the men don't beat themselves. That's the one thing that can lick us - mental attitude. If we go into a game loafing or if we start figuring we're cocks of the walk because of last year's championship, we're goners. Yes sir, goners." And Lambeau screwed up his face just a little, thinking no doubt of how all that fine material he had just about exploded about would be wasted. "That happened to us once before, you know," he went on. "In 1932, we had what up to this year I thought was the greatest potential club of all time. But see what happened. We had won three championships in a row and we started to take things for granted. Then it happened. And we finished with the also-rans. There's not much anybody can do about a club that gets into a mental rut. It simply has to take its lickings. We got it in the neck from the Bears in our second game last year, remember? Thirty to three. But luckily we bounced back. We got our feet on the ground and didn't lose another game. I know that licking made us for the rest of the year." And the mental attitude of this year's club as it prepares for the all-star game at Soldier field a week from Wednesday? Not  bad, says Lambeau, although a few men could get their feet a little firmer on the ground. "But you can't tell much in practice," he explained. "We've got to wait - and hope." This reporter's misgivings were concerned principally with the loss of Johnny Blood, the spectacular pass-receiving back; the loss of Ade Schwammell, giant tackle who decided to pass up football this season and the loss in the regular season of fullback George Sauer, who will hang up his Packer spangles after the all-star game to become head coach at the University of New Hampshire. But not one of the misgivings registered in the slightest. "Sure. Blood was a great pass receiver," Lambeau explained, "but watch young Paul Miller this year. And don't forget Don Hutson when you're talking about pass receivers, or Gantenbein or Becker. Schwammel? I think we've got a tackle in Lyle Sturgeon of North Dakota State who'll make you fellows forget all about Schwammel. How about it, Red?" And line coach Red Smith, who left the Brewer farm at Hopkinsville, Ky., to come back here as Lambeau's first assistant, beamed until his freckler glistened. Sauer? I think we'll miss him a little. But don't forget he was injured much of last year and that we have Jankowski coming up. You've read what Jankowski has been doing in the all-star practice, haven't you? Well, he's ours, boy, he's ours." As explained before, Lambeau doesn't see a single weakness on this year's club. Position for position, it's at least as strong as last year's aggregation, as he sees it, and at several positions stronger. At center, the acquisition of Derrill Lester, Texas Christian's all-American center of two years ago, has particularly added strength. Lester will probably see just as much action as the veteran George Svendsen who last year developed into one of the outstanding pivots in the league. He is a big raw-boned Texan with a wing spread of a China clipper. The dope on the "middle men" follow:
            Hght Age Wght Yrs
G.Svendsen   6-4  24  225   2
Lester       6-3  24  220   1
*Svendson    6-1  22  195   1
* - Won't report until after all-star game
            Hght Age Wght Yrs
Goldenberg  5-10  26  220   5
Evans        6-2  25  223   5
Engebretsen  6-1  27  238   3
Letlow       6-0  23  215   2
Michalske    6-1  32  210   8
Schammel     6-1  27  235   1
The acquisition of Zud Schammel of Iowa and the return of the veteran Mike Michalske has meant just as much to the guards, Lambeau explains, as Lester has to the centers. Schwammel, particularly, has caught Lambeau's fancy. The Big Hawkeye, who won all-conference honors at Iowa three years ago and who helped Ossie Solem coach at Iowa City for two years, weighs a mere 235 and knows all the answers. The guards follow:
This reporter's misgivings about the tackles were immediately laughed down by Lambeau. "Smith as the best all-around tackle in the league last year," the major domo explained. "He should be just as good this year. Champ Seibold improved 50% in our postseason games on the coast last winter. Incidentally, those games meant a lot to us. Lou Gordon reported in the best shape I've ever seen him. Butler has been switched from center to tackle and he's a cinch to improve with every game. And the new men? Sturgeon never reported for practice more than one day a week up at North Dakota State. He has a family and had to work. But he was good enough to make the Western All-stars last winter and become one of the best lineman on the field. Bartanen, who went to school at Ferris Institute in Grand Rapids, came down here from Bessmer, Mich., looking for a job, and when he told me he had a stew of pig iron for breakfast, that was enough. He doesn't look bad either. Nope, those tackles don't bother me a bit." Well, judge for yourself:
            Hght Age Wght Yrs
Seibold      6-4  24  230   4
Smith        6-2  27  225   3
Gordon       6-5  29  235   2
Butler       6-3  28  246   4
* Daniell    6-2  22  210   1
Sturgeon     6-3  23  265   1
Bartanen     6-2  22  263   1
* - Won't report until after all-star game
Ken Nelson of Illinois, who blocked seven punts that resulted in touchdowns in his collegiate career, is the only addition to the corps of ends. Nelson may fine some difficulty breaking, however, for with Hutson a vastly improved defensive end, Becker in a much better frame of mind than last year, Bernie Scherer 15 pounds heavier than last year and the old warhorse, Milt Gantenbein, still far from through, the flanks appear to be very well-manned. The platoon of ends follow:
​            Hght Age Wght Yrs
Gantenbein   6-0  27  205   7
Hutson       6-1  24  180   3
Becker       6-0  26  190   2
Scherer      6-1  24  190   2
* Nelson     6-2  22  190   1
* - Won't report until after all-star game
Only three additions have been made to the backfield - Jankowski, Ray Petersen, a rugged left halfback from the University of San Francisco, and Herb Banet of Manchester college, Indiana. As mentioned before, Lambeau expects Jankowski to fill Sauer's shoes nicely. Banet adds passing strength and Petersen looks like a warhorse who can carry his share of the load at left half. Of the old men, such giants crackers as Hinkle, Bruder, Monnett and Herber, what need be said? The backfield men follow:
            Hght Age Wght Yrs
Hinkle      5-11  26  202   6
* Jankowski 5-10  23  205   1
Johnson     5-10  27  192   3
Bruder       6-0  29  197   7
Schneidman  5-10  24  205   3
Petersen     6-1  22  195   1
Monnett      5-9  26  181   5
Miller      5-10  24  180   2
Banet        6-2  22  210   1
Laws         5-9  26  186   4
Herber       6-1  27  200   7
* - Won't report until after all-star game
Miller, of whom much is expected this year, has reported back 10 pounds heavier than last year. And the beauty of it, he has lost none of his speed. "The best looking material we've ever had," Lambeau concluded. "Now, if the boys only play the football I know they can, if they only don't get too cocky, I think we ought to have the greatest team in our history. But if they start figuring themselves in before ever playing a game - wow." And Lambeau screwed up his face again.
AUGUST 23 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers came through three days of hard scrimmage sessions with only a few minor injuries, Trainer Dave Woodward announced Monday. Muscle bruises to Herb Banet, Ray Peterson and Russ Letlow were the only casualties to date. Sunday morning's long drill again left Coach Curly Lambeau well satisfied with his players' progress. A veteran team under Arnie Herber again held the upper hand over a squad populated mostly by new men, with Herber picking out receivers all over the field with his passes.
AUGUST 23 (Chicago) - All the college all-stars want the night of September 1 when they battle the Green Bay Packers is a dry ball and dry footing. The collegians played two full games at Dyche stadium Sunday, and their stiffest drill thus far demonstrated that Head Coach Gus Dorais, once a great passer himself, intends to shoot the heaviest kind of aerial attack at the professional champions. Sammy Baugh of Texas Christian, with his passing, and Ed Jankowski of Wisconsin, with a brilliant display of line smashing, led the "first team" to a 6 to 0 victory in the opener. In the second game the "Blues" defeated the "Greens" by two touchdowns. The feature of the victory was the accurate passing of Ed Goddard of Washington State and Tippy Dye of Ohio State.
AUGUST 24 (Green Bay) - With news from the Chicago training grounds of the college all-stars boosting the passing stock of the collegians, Coach Curly Lambeau has ordered intensive work on pass defense for his Packer squad this week. The squad put in a long morning session Monday attempting to iron out the mistakes that cropped up in Sunday's scrimmage and held a skull drill Monday night. Line play is improving with each session the Packers put in. Zud Schammel at guard and Lyle Sturgeon at tackle have proved themselves standout linemen among the freshmen candidates.
AUGUST 24 (Chicago) - Mapping and polishing a defense against the passes of the famed Arnie Herber occupied the all-star squad Tuesday as the former college gridders continued drills for their battle September 1 at Soldier field against Green Bay's Packers. Head Coach Gus Dorais told the collegians he has dull respect for Herber, the Packer back whose passes to Don Hutson have featured so many Green Bay victories in the last two seasons. Bernie Moore, coach at Louisiana State and one of Dorais' staff, Layden of Notre Dame, Jimmy Phelan of Washington and Lynn Waldorf of Northwestern pooled their ideas. The collegians will scrimmage again Wednesday.
AUGUST 25 (Evanston, IL) - The task of preparing the college all-stars for their game with the Green Bay Packers, professional football champions, at Soldier field in Chicago on September 1, is a unique coaching problem. When 65 high grade football players from all parts of the country trot out on the field for practice, and you don't know one by sight or what he plays, it's a rather bewildering situation. Working twice a day in August heat has been quite a job and I'm surprised at the sincerity and enthusiasm with which these boys tackle it. With the splendid cooperation of Associate Coaches Phelan, Waldorf, Layden and Moore, we have five teams now at work learning plays. That gives each of us a team to work with. In general, Coaches Waldorf and Moore are in charge of linemen, Coach Phelan is working with the end, and Coach Layden and I are working with the backfield and specialty men, the kickers and passers. For those who have been close observers of these all-star teams in the past, I hear that our first team, except at center, does not quite measure up to that of last year's. If this be the case, last year's team must have been a great one. These same observers also think, however, that we will be able to dig deeper for replacements without lessening our effectiveness. If that be so, it will be quite an important asset. Green Bay, in the opinion of many, is the most versatile team, with the trickiest attack, in pro football. This attack is featured by the passing combination of Herber, left half, to Hutson, left end. Much interest centers around our plan to stop Hutson. Inasmich as he plays in tight at times and wide at others, and on the opposite end on other occasions, it is rather a perplexing problem. Doing this with his tricky feints and dazzling speed from about five different formations and a couple of spreads, he ought to keep us pretty uneasy on our bench. The all-stars' idea is to fight fire with fire, and Baugh to Tinsley ought also to be a combination that will keep the Packers on their toes. After a week of training, many of our boys are familiar with the formations being used, and those trained in other systems are quickly adapting themselves to the change. As there are almost as many defensive set-ups in football as there are coaches, one of the puzzling problems is to get the boys to coordinate their individual assignments to fit in with the general plan. Particularly is this true of pass defense, which will have to be particularly sharp before the onslaughts of Herber and Hutson. Man-to-man, zone, or the combination are all good if effectively executed. These boys have been raised on all three systems. We must select one method so the habit of years in many cases may be unlearned in two short weeks. That is difficult, particularly when the pressure is on. All this is no attempt at bear story or alibi. While our team will not be letter perfect, or seasoned as well as the Packers, we hope to offset the superior weight and power of Green Bay with speed. It would not be fair yet to mention names of outstanding performers in practice, as another week of trial may change the entire picture, nut without hesitation I mush say that the work of Sam Baugh of Texas Christian has been outstanding. He has raised the hopes of all the stars that we will make a creditable showing in the coming game. All in all, this all-star group of 65 great football players training at Northwestern university is as fine a lot of  young men as I have ever seen. Judging from their enthusiastic efforts thus far, they will give the Green Bay champions quite a game.
AUGUST 26 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers engaged in another secret drill last night in preparation for their game with the college All-Stars in Chicago September 1. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau said offensive tactics were being prepared and that the members of his squad were in fine physical shape. The Packers will leave Tuesday morning for Chicago, drilling that night under the lights at Soldiers Field.
AUGUST 27 (Chicago) - Not even the coaches know how many of the 65 college all-stars will see action against the Green Bay Packers next Wednesday night, but they indicated Friday that at least five will carry the burden against the professional champions. The five are Sammy Baugh of Texas Christian, John Drake of Purdue, Ed Jankowski of Wisconsin, Vernon Huffman of Indiana and Ed Wilkinson of Minnesota. After a heavy drill Thursday night, Head Coach Gus Dorais intimated he would take no chance on last-minute injuries to the men. The five stars probably will be held one more heavy scrimmage, but it is probable they will have little part in it. Baugh and Drake are counted on as "key passers" for the game, Wilkinson as the best blockers, and Jankowski and Huffman as the chief ball carriers. The collegians will work out in Soldier field, scene of the fourth annual charity tilt, Monday night. The Packers will drill there Tuesday night.
AUGUST 28 (Chicago) - Vernon Huffman, one of the greatest players ever developed at Indiana, is going to do a lot of punting for the College All-Stars against the Green Bay Packers next Wednesday night. The Hoosier ace, who will start at quarterback for the collegians, gave a remarkable exhibition of distance booting Friday. After watching Huffman get away several nicely placed short kicks and then send the ball 95 yards down the field and out of bounds on the five-yard stripe. Head Coach Gus Dorais said he will draw the major punting job. On the 95-yard kick, the ball carried about 65 yards.
AUGUST 29 (Green Bay) - In getting the Green Bay Packers ready for their football game with the college all-stars at Soldier field September 1, we have been fully aware of the problem that confronts us. We realize that our opposition consists of six full teams, made up of spirited football players fresh out of school. We further realize that they are being whipped into shape by five of the best coaches in the business and that we can expect an exceptionally fast team with plenty of spirit. The speed and spirit are natural attributes of an all-star squad. This year's squad is undoubtedly the best ever assembled. Versatility in the backfield is something that former all-stars lacked. This year the coaches have had a bumper crop of men who can kick, pass, block and run. George Halas of the Chicago Bears and Potsy Clark who formerly coached the Detroit Lions, both of whom coached teams that played the college all-stars, advised me to put the Packers through a hard practice period with plenty of scrimmage. In fact, Clark said that he would never send another team against the all-stars until they had first scrimmaged against a pro league opponent. This of course is impossible under the National Professional league rules. We had completed arrangements for a night game August 21 with Johnny Blood's Pittsburgh Pirates when Joe F. Carr, league president, announced that he could not sanction, under any circumstances, a meeting between league opponents before the regular season. This was not our only setback, however, in the preparations we had planned. We were forced to halt intrasquad scrimmages after the first two scrimmages because of injuries. Five such sessions had been planned, but when an inventory showed that eight players were hurt, the schedule had to be cancelled. Fortunately, all eight of the players should be ready for the game. Even with the full squad on hand, however, it is asking too much to expect the Packers to reach their peak at this time. And even if that were possible, it is not advisable. Last year Steve Owen's New York Giants defeated the all-stars after they had tied the Detroit Lions, 7 to 7. The Giants were at an unusual peak, but Owen has since said, "Never again." It took too much out of the players, and it showed throughout the regular season. Last year the Giants were not nearly as effective as in other seasons. Gus Dorais has expressed considerable respect for Arnold Herber, our ace passer, and Don Hutson, who is on the receiving end much of the time. We have no less respect for the all-stars' Sammy Baugh, Ray Buivid, Sam Francis, and Eddie Jankowski and several others whose abilities we know. In fact, there are few, if any, weak sisters on the all-star squad. On the six full teams there are at least 24 men who could play under the banner of any professional team in the National league. Weather permitting, there probably will be scoring on both sides. The Packers will shoot the works, and we know the all-stars will give everything they have. However it turns out, it should be one of the most colorful of all-star games.
AUGUST 31 (Green Bay) - Twenty-nine members of the national professional champion Green Bay Packer squad entrained for Chicago Tuesday morning, perfect attuned both physically and mentally for one of the most important games of their long career. They will take their final light workout beneath the floodlights of Soldier field Tuesday night, where Wednesday evening they will battle the College all-stars. Following snappy workouts Sunday and Monday mornings the Packers were reported in peak physical condition by Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician. Don Hutson's sprained hand, among other minor injuries, has completely healed. Coach E.L. Lambeau also felt that the team was "right" mentally, the factor which he has stressed most frequently in discussing his team's chance against the all-stars. The Packers will be allowed to attend the Chicago White Sox-Boston Red Sox ballgame Wednesday afternoon in Chicago. Along with the Packers will go a good portion of Green Bay's adult population in one of the largest mass depopulations of the city in history. It is expected that about 7,500 Green Bay fans will be in the stands on the all-important night. Coach Lambeau has given no indication of the style of offense he will use against the all-stars, but beneath all of the emphasis that has been placed on the Packers' aerial prowess in pregame publicity has lurked the hint the Packer running attack may well be Green Bay's chief hope.
AUGUST 31 (Chicago) - The college all-stars, placing their high hopes for victory on the accurate passing arm of Sammy Baugh, ended training Tuesday for their battle with the champion Green Bay Packers at Soldier field Wednesday night. Apparently at a physical peak for the battle, the collegians rested while Coach Curly Lambeau led his Packers into town for a workout in the huge horseshoe on the Lake Michigan shore. Head Coach Gus Dorais of the stars has made no secret of his belief that victory rests on an aerial offense. He has had Baugh and Buivid shooting overheads to ends and backs for two weeks and apparently was convinced his offense will keep the Green Bay eleven busy. On the face of things, the game should be a wide open affair. The Packers have the best known aerial team in pro ranks with Arnie Herber passing. A crowd of 80,000 fans was expected. Net proceeds will go to Chicago charities.
SEPTEMBER 1 (Chicago) - Green Bay's Packers' current last work in professional football accomplishments will take their turn on the spot against selected college talent tonight before
85,000 fans at Soldier Field in the fourth annual All Star gridiron spectacle.
The Packers, like the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, their predecessors
in football's biggest one night stand, will defend the prestige of professional
football against the collegiate brand. The All Star, 65 huskies selected by
more than 5,000,000 fans as the brightest stars of the 1936 college season,
will be defending only their individual reputations, leaving most of the
pressure on the professionals. Charles E. (Gus) Dorais of the University of
Detroit, a specialist in forward passing, who also was selected by the fans to
head the All Star coaching staff, has drilled his squad for 17 days, with most
of the offensive sessions devoted to an aerial game built around "Slinging
Sam" Baugh, Texas Christian's great sharpshooter. He had a host of other
flingers at his disposal, notably Ray Buivid of Marquette, Vernon Huffman of
Indiana, and Big Sam Francis of Nebraska, but apparently had decided to
leave the victory or defeat question up to Baugh. Dorais will start the first
eleven men named by the fans - a lineup which did not include Baugh - but
after the opening kickoff will be at liberty to send in anyone on the squad, and
Baugh is expected to make his first appearance without much delay. The All
Star team which will be out there at the kickoff includes four members of the
1936 All America, Gaynell Tinsley of Louisiana State, end; Ed Widseth, Minnesota tackle; Max Starcevich of Washington, guard; Averell Daniell of Pittsburgh, the other tackle, and Francis. The Packers, who mowed through their professional opposition last year with a combination of slam-bang running offense and a great passing game manned by Arnie Herber and Don Hutson, will send their best onto the field at the start. The backfield will line up with Hank Bruder, former Northwestern star, at quarterback; Herber and George Sauer, All-America fullback from Nebraska in 1933, at the halfback positions, and Clarke Hinkle of Bucknell, kicking ace, at fullback. More than 40 of the collegians already are under contract to professional clubs, and the other 20-odd will have chances to earn belated offers in the cash-and-carry game. In case of rain, the game will be postponed until tomorrow night.
NOVEMBER 30 (Washington) - Condition of Eddie Jankowski, star of the 1936 University of Wisconsin football team and at present a member of the Green Bay Packers professional eleven, was reported to be "fair" today at Emergency hospital where he is confined with a head injury suffered in Sunday's game with the Washington Redskins. X-ray examinations will be made today to determine whether or  not he has a fracturd skull. An attendant at the hospital said there were indications of a brain injury, but he said it was not believed to be serious. Jankowski was injured in Sunday's game and carried from the field on a stretcher; he was unconscious for two hours, but has regained consciousness and was resting comfortably this morning. Jankowski played fullback on the Wisconsin team for three years and was selected as Wisconsin's most valuable player in both 1935 and 1936. This is his first year in professional football and he was one of the outstanding first year men in the National Professional league. Jankowski lives in Milwaukee and came to the university after starring at Milwaukee East high school.
NOVEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - Several thousands and fans gathered at the Milwaukee road station here late Monday afternoon to welcome the Green Bay Packer football team home. Despite the near-zero temperatures and the fact that the Packers lost their last two games the hometown fans gave them a rousing reception. The squad members were loaded into automobiles and, preceded by motorcycle police and a fire department automobile, were taken to the Hotel Northland, where a reception was held. The Packers were surprised at the reception and promised that they would fight harder than ever next year to bring Green Bay a championship in the NFL. "Gee, we were wondering whether they would let us get off the train after what happened in New York and Washington," said one Packer as he sheepishly climbed into a hotel-bound reception car. "We thought the fans would be off us like a dirty shirt. It's good to know that they are back of us - win or lose. We did the best we could, but we just couldn't get started in either game."
NOVEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers football team management will seek new blood to bolster its 1938 attack, it was indicated today following return of the players from the loss of two final professional league games in the east. The Packer management was understood to favor raising the squad limit from 25 men to 30. It was encouraged by possibility that two of the three college players drafted last year by the Packers will enter the professional ranks next fall. They were Charles Wilkinson, Minnesota quarterback of 1935 and 1936, and Merle Wendt, Ohio. E.L. (Curly) Lambeau was anxious to regain the championship and hoped to find recruits capable of repairing the vulnerable spots which appeared this season.
NOVEMBER 30 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers completed 95 out of 216 forward passes for an average of 43 percent this season, statistics showed today. This broke the old NFL efficiency record of 41 percent, held jointly by Green Bay and Brooklyn. The Washington Redskins, however, have a chance to surpass the Green Bay record in their game for the eastern championship against the Giants in New York next Sunday. With Sammy Baugh doing the pitching, the Redskins have completed 86 out of 204 for a mark of 42 percent.
DECEMBER 1 (Washington) - Physicians said Wednesday night that Ed Jankowski, injured Green Bay Packer fullback, appeared to be on the mend. He suffered a possible skull in Sunday's professional game with the Washington Redskins. The physician added that although Jankowski's head had been x-rayed it had not been determined whether the skull was fractured.
DECEMBER 1 (Green Bay) - From his bed in Washington Emergency hospital, Eddie Jankowski, injured Packer fullback, reported: "I'm feeling fine," in a long distance telephone call to Coach Curly Lambeau. He said he will be allowed to leave the hospital within four days.
DECEMBER 2 (New York) - Don Hutson, star end of the Green Bay Packers, held two new records in the NFL today. Statistics show that the former Alabama ace has caught 41 passes, seven more than last year's record, and that he has increased his 1936 yardage total from 526 to 552. Huston's yardage, however, may be surpassed this Sunday when the Cardinals and Bears tangle in Chicago. Gaynell Tinsley of the Cards has already gained 520 with 30 receptions. Jack Manders of the Bears still paces the scorers with 68 points, and has Sunday's game to increase it. His total is 11 more than Clark Hinkle of Green Bay has scored. Dutch Clark of Detroit was third with 45. Cliff Battles of Washington was the biggest ground gainer with 709 yards in 191 plunges. Hinkle was second with 552 and Johnny Karcis of Pittsburgh third with 511. In passing efficiency, Bob Monnett of Green Bay was in front with 37 completions good for 580 yards in 73 attempts for an average of .508. With 53 in 110 tried, Ed Danowski of New York was second. Sammy Baugh of Washington's Redskins was fourth in efficiency, but his 70 completions in 156 passes thrown gained most yardage - 999.
DECEMBER  4 (Washington) - Vice-President Garner and Senator F. Ryan Duffy of Wisconsin visited Eddie Jankowski, injured Green Bay Packer football player, at a hospital Saturday. Jankowski is recovering from an injury suffered during the Packer-Washington Redskins game last Sunday. The vice-president, who witnessed the game as Senator Duffy's guest, told Jankowski that he saw the play on which the Packer player was hurt, saying, "I thought you were pretty badly injured."
DECEMBER 9 (Chicago) - Bottling up maneuvers to stop the Washington Redskins' sensational forward passer, Slingin' Sammy Baugh, will be the Chicago Bears' major task when they battle the easterners for the national professional football championship at Wrigley field Sunday. George Halas, coaching genius and owner of the Bears, is basing his strategy on a belief that if Baugh's passes are checked Washington's offense also will be checked. He also figures Cliff Battles, rated as the greatest running back in the National league for at least five years, will be stopped if Baugh's passes aren't clicking. The Bears' mentor believes the best defense against forward passes lies not so much in alert covering by defending backs as in rushing the passer. No forward passer, Halas says, is quite so effective when he sees two or three big charges bearing down on him at top speed, ready to knock his bloomers off the instant they connect. For the forward passer is even less effective after he has been knocked down a few time, Halas opines. Baugh and his Redskin teammates arrived today in blustering near zero temperatures to complete training. Coach Red Flaherty planned to hustle the 26 players out for a workout this afternoon. The squad formed an advance contingent of a Washington delegation, numbering more than a thousand, which will arrive on special trains Sunday morning. They will be a part of a capacity crowd of 44,000 expected to see the game. The Bears have voted to divide the players' share from Sunday's game to 33 full shares. Twenty-eight active players were awarded full shares which may amount to $750 each for the winning team. The players will receive 60 percent of the gross receipts after expenses, including 15 percent for park rental, has been deducted. Ten percent is divided between second place teams in each division, namely, the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants, leaving 50 percent for the contending teams which is split on the basis of 60 percent for the winning team and 40 percent for the losers.
DECEMBER 15 (New York) - The Washington Redskins, champions of the National Professional Football league, dominated the all-league team for 1937, selected by the 10 coaches and announced Wednesday. The Redskins landed three men on the mythical eleven - tackle, Turk Edwards; Sammy Baugh, sensational freshman halfback, and Cliff Battles, the league's leading ground gainer of the year. The Green Bay Packers placed two - Clarke Hinkle, fullback, and Lon Evans, guard. The team:
End - Bill Hewitt, Philadelphia; Gaynell Tinsley, Chicago Cardinals
Tackles - Turk Edwards, Washington; Joe Stydahar, Chicago Bears
Guards - Lon Evans, Green Bay; George Musso, Chicago Bears
Center - Mel Hein, New York
Quarterback - Earl (Dutch) Clark, Detroit
Halfbacks - Cliff Battles and Sammy Baugh, Washington
Fullback - Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay
Seven players who made last year's team repeated. The newcomers were Baugh and Tinsley - both playing their first year of professional football - and Stydahar, on the 1936 second team, and Musson, who was a tackle on the 1935 first team. Baugh tied for the first team halfback spot with Ernie Caddel, Detroit, with 21 points but Baugh also was tied for second-team quarterback with Ed Danowski, New York. Baugh took the first spot by receiving nine points for the quarterback post. The largest vote went to Stydahar, who received 43 points, three more than Clark and Edwards, each of whom received 40. Clark made first-team quarterback for the sixth time since 1931. He missed in 1933 when he coached at Colorado College. His points may have been greater except for the fact that the Detroit player coach did not vote for himself.  A new record for consecutive years on the first team was made by Hein. He received the center job for the fifth consecutive time. The second team:
Ends - Don Hutson, Green Bay; Milt Gantenbein, Green Bay
Tackles - Ed Widseth, New York; Ernie Smith, Green Bay
Guards - John Del Isola, New York; Dan Forttman, Chicago Bears
Center - Frank Bausch, Chicago Bears
Quarterback - Ed Danowski, New York
Halfbacks - Tuffy Leemans, New York; Ernie Caddel, Detroit
Fullback - Bronko Nagurski, Chicago Bears
DECEMBER 16 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears, runners-up to the Washington Redskins for the National Professional Football league title, will leave tonight for Memphis, Tenn., where they will meet an all-star pro team Saturday. Arnie Herber and Don Hutson, the famous Green Bay Packers' passing pair; Bill Lee, Packer tackle; Bill Poole and Dale Burnett of the New York Giants, and Gaynell Tinsley, Chicago Cardinal end, will be in the opposition lineup.
DECEMBER 18 (Memphis) - After trailing by a touchdown in the first quarter, the Chicago Bears, western division champions in the National league, scored four times to defeat a team of All-Stars, 28 to 13, in a shrine benefit before 2,000 today. It was a pass by the All-Stars, however, which provided the chief entertainment. Green Bay's heralded passing combination, Arnie Herber to Don Hutson, put them in the lead in the first quarter. With the ball on the Bears' 42 yard line Herber hurled a fifteen yard pass to Hutson, who ran twenty-seven yards to the first 
touchdown. Chicago scored three minutes later when Sam Francis plowed through center for thirty yards to the All-Stars' 20 yard line. Just as he was tackled he lateraled to Lester McDonald, who went the rest of the way. Jack Manders kicked the extra point from placement. The Bears forged ahead in the second quarter, scoring twice, once on a one yard plunge by Keith Molesworth, to climax a twenty yard drive, and again on a twenty five yard pass, Buivid to Molesworth. Buivid and McDonald kicked the extra points. Another pass, twenty yards from Chuck Duval to Buster Poole, New York Giants' end, provided the All-Stars with their second touchdown. Dale Burnett, another Giants, added the extra point. Beattie Feathers, a former University of Tennessee star, passed to Ed Manske in the third quarter, and Mankse ran thirty-six yards for the last touchdown. Manders again placekicked the extra point. Both teams relied entirely on passes in the last period, but neither succeeded in getting a touchdown. Pug Rentner recovered a fumble for the Chicagoans on the All-Star 18 yard line late in game. The Bears could not muster enough power to score, however.
DECEMBER 19 (New York) - Jack Manders, Chicago Bears, led
104 NFL players in scoring for the 1937 season with five
touchdowns, fifteen points after touchdowns and eight field goals
for sixty-nine points. This was four points less than Earl (Dutch)
Clark of Detroit scored last season in first place, Clark finished
fourth this year. Manders was second a year ago with sixty-two
points, but holds the league record with seventy-nine points,
scored in 1934. The individual total for field goals exceeded by
one the totals of by Manders and Armand Nicolai of Pittsburgh
last year, when each kicked seven placements. Riley Smith,
Washington Redskins, was the leading maker of points after
touchdowns with twenty-two, which surpassed the total of
nineteen kicked last year by Clark.
DECEMBER 19 (New York) - An attendance record of 1,176,476
was hung up for the 1937 season by the National Professional
Football league, but owners vision even better results. A
majority of the league's ten club are now on a profit making
basis, and the cities which lost money last season only need a
winning club to get out of the red. The biggest loss was
sustained by the Cleveland club, making its debut in the league.
In five games at home the Rams drew the league's lowest
attendance, 44,500, and lost approximately $30,000, but the
owners are making strong efforts to strengthen the club. The
New York Giants led all clubs in home attendance, playing to
260,000 in seven homes game at the Polo Grounds. In the west
the Chicago Bears were the biggest drawing card, attracting
155,000 persons to Wrigley field in six games. Every club in the
east with the exception of Philadelphia showed a profit, while in
the west only Cleveland and the Chicago Cardinals failed to
make money. The Cardinals' losses were estimated at $8,000,
the lowest they've been in years. Attendance records for single
​games were broken by five clubs. The Giants-Redskins battle
drew 58,285, largest crowd ever to see any kind of football game
at the Polo Grounds. The Bears-Green Bay game at Wrigley
field set a new mark of 44,974. Other records were 34,500 for
the Redskins-Green Bay game at Washington, 21,311 for the
Detroit-Green Bay game at Detroit, and 17,553 for the Green Bay-
Detroit game at Green Bay. All of these were capacity crowds.
Carl Storck, vice president and treasurer of the National league,
reported "the league experienced the greatest financial
year in history." The professionals are making their own
fans, a different type than the collegiate spectator. The
professional fan wants action, free scoring and wide-
open play, and the coaches in the National league cater
to him by stressing the attack.
DECEMBER 16 (Milwaukee Journal) - The luckiest guy
at the annual draft of the National Professional Football
league last week, by his own admission, was Curly
Lambeau of the Packers. Six other coaches preceded
him in the "draw", yet he got the man he wanted most
of all - Cecil Isbell of Purdue. How all the others
happened to pass up Isbell, Lambeau doesn't understand. He himself had gone into the meeting without hope. But one by one, Philadelphia, New York, Brooklyn, the Cardinals and Pittsburgh skipped the Purdue boy in favor of somebody else, and when at last it became Green Bay's turn, Isbell was still unclaimed. There was no hesitation, of course, in Lambeau's choice. "Isbell," he blurted out, and Isbell, if he plays professional ball, will play it with Green Bay. The Purdue star, who played the last two years of his college career with his left arm chained to his side because of a shoulder injury, and who will have to continue to play with his arm chained, was almost a unanimous choice on all Big Ten teams last year. He is a typical triple threat - an exceptional passer, an exceptional punter and a fine ball carrier. Isbell weighs about 195 pounds, and in Green Bay's scheme of things, will fit in perfectly at left half...SEARCH FOR 'UNKNOWNS': The draft over, pro coaches will not begin stumbling all over themselves in the race to reach the "unknowns", many of them real stars, who were deliberately left off the draft list last week to conceal their identities. Lambeau has a list of 15 or 20 such boys whom he intends to talk to on a scouting trip over the holidays if some other coach with the same strategy hasn't beaten him to the scene. He is most interested in a halfback at a small Arkansas Teachers' college who, his informants say, is as good if not better than Whizzer White. Lambeau will also take in the East-West game at San Francisco New Year's day before returning home...WILKINSON TO PLAY?: There is an excellent chance, according to Lambeau, that Bud Wilkinson, quarterback on the 1936 Minnesota team and one of the best blockers in the Big Ten has had in recent years, will reconsider his decision not to play pro ball and join the Packers next fall. Wilkinson, drawn by Green Bay in the draft a year ago, decided last summer to forego pro ball in order to help Ossie Solem coach at Syracuse. Lambeau has spoken to him since the close of the season, however, and has offered a proposition he believes Wilkinson can't turn down...Eddie Jankowski, well on the road to recovery from injuries sustained in Green Bay's last game of the season at Washington three weeks ago, was Green Bay's best ground gainer of the season, statistics released by the league show. Jankowski trailed Hinkle in total yards for the fall, but carried the ball only half as many times and finished with a better average per play. As a team the Packers picked up 1,789 yards on 483 rushing plays, for an average of 3.7 yards per play. And here's a surprise - the passing palm doesn't go to Monnett or Herber as you may guess, but to Hinkle. It's true the Hink threw only three passes all season, but he completed two of the three and with .667 has the best record of completions. The real leader is Monnett, with an average of .506 on 37 completions out of 73. As a team, the Packers completed 95 out of 216 for an average of .435.
DECEMBER 11 (Chicago) - Some of the biggest plums in the annual professional grab bag went to the Green Bay Packers here today as the NFL drafted leading college players of the 1937 season. Cecil Isbell, rugged Purdue halfback; Andy Uram, the sparkplug passing and running back of Minnesota, and Chuck Sweeney, an All-American end from Notre Dame, were the most outstanding of the 10 stars allotted the Packers. The others were Schreyer, Purdue, tackle; Kovatch, Northwestern, end; Ragazzo, Western Reserve, tackle; Howell, Nebraska, back; Barnhart, Greeley State, guard; Tinsley, Georgia, guard, and Falkenstein, St. Mary's, back. Pittsburgh drew the name of Byron (Whizzer) White, Colorado's all-American back, with little expectation that the Rocky Mountain sensation will play pro football for the Pirates or anyone else. Clint Frank of Yale, generally rated as the best player of the year, was drafted by Detroit but has insisted flatly for weeks that he will have none of the post-graduate game. The farm system question, so familiar in major league baseball, made its appearance in the pro gridiron game when the club owners suggested a rule be adopted to give each club the right to place a maximum of three men, provided they are first year players, on farms with the understanding they shall not be subject to the waiver list and may be recalled at any moment. Such players must either become permanent members of the club or be granted their releases after one year. The magnates also moved toward a modification of the "Shaughnessy Playoff" system now in vogue in the International and American Association baseball leagues. Under the recommendations, the team finishing first in the western division would meet the second place team from the eastern section on the western club's home field. A similar game would be played between the eastern winner and the western runnerup on the eastern team's field. The winners of the two preliminary playoff games would meet for the championship. A recommendation was made to increase the player limit of each club from 25 to 30 players beginning with the first game of the season. The owners also decided there shall be no contact between the clubs and officials by increasing the league take from each game from one-half of 1 percent to 1 percent, the increased revenue to be used to pay all officials and their expenses direct. The players were given the right to appeal to the president of the league in the question of contract and salary disputes. Heretofore, they has no such recourse.
DECEMBER 14 (New York) - The Detroit Lions, who finished in a second-place tie with the Green Bay Packers in the western division of the National Professional Football league race, led the circuit in seven departments of play, according to final statistics released today. The champion Washington Redskins led in five departments, while the Packers set the pace in four departments. The Lions repeated last year's accomplishments in three of their seven firsts - in yards gained rushing with 2.074; in fewest fumbles with 17; in touchdown runs with 19. Detroit also suffered the fewest yards lost by penalties with 139. The Redskins, with their sensational star, Sammy Baugh doing most of the slingin', led the league in the number of forward passes, 222; completed forwards, 99; and best forward passing average, 44.5 percent. The Packers paced the circuit in yards gained by passing with a total of 1,398 and also led, for the second straight year, in points after touchdowns with 26. The Chicago Bears made the most touchdowns via the aerial route - 17.
DECEMBER 14 (Pine Bluff, AR) - Don Hutson, professional football player with the Green Bay Packers, announced here today he would return to the University of Alabama next month to become assistant to End Coach Harold Drew under whose tutelage he was an All-America selection in 1934.