1919. Ex-Congressman Lavvie Dilweg and Verne Lewellen gave a reasonable facsimile of the passing technique with which they won Green Bay's first world championship in 1929, and Don Hutson not only crawled back into a uniform to take a long pass from Arnie Herber, but went into the game in the second half with his old teammates, Charlie Brock and Joe Laws, to kick an extra point for the Blue team. The inclement weather and icy roads prevented Gov. Oscar Rennebohm and a helicopter from reaching the scene. The helicopter was to land on the 50 yard line to deliver Johnny Blood, the immortal vagabond halfback star who is now a professor of money and banking at a Minnesota college. Prof. Blood got there in time, however, to suit up and address the crowd. He said he arrived on foot. "This is the town," Lambeau commented, looking over the crowd, "they think is going to surrender its franchise. It will never happen here. Over there sits Jimmy Cowles, the son of a bootblack. Young Jimmy is a laborer in a mill here. He gave $100. It is about time they quit worrying about Green Bay and directed their attention to some less fortunate franchises in this business. Green Bay will be around for a long time." Girard passed for all five of the Blue team's touchdowns, opening the scoring with a 95 yard toss to Nolan Luhn in the first quarter. He hit Ralph Earhart for another touchdown on a play that covered 80 yards in the third period, and also had scoring tosses of 26 yards to Ted Fritsch, five yards to Larry Craig and two yards to Bob Forte. The Gold team's scoring was handled by halfback Jack Kirby, who ran 67 yards over the slippery turf with a lateral. End Bill Kelly, who recovered a fumble in the end zone, a 68 yard kickoff return by Walter Schlinkman, Stan Heath's two year reverse and a 17 yard field goal by backfield coach Bob Snyder. The former Chicago Bear star and National League record holder did all the placekicking for the Gold team.
IT COULD HAPPEN ONLY IN GREEN BAY
NOVEMBER 26 (Milwaukee Sentinel-Lloyd Larson) - That was more than a great job those enthusiastic folks in Green Bay did for the Packers. It was miraculous. Just think what they did: Raised about $50,000 in a whirlwind 10 day campaign climaxed by the
Thanksgiving Day football carnival headlined by an
intrasquad game!. I doubt that anything like it could
have been accomplished in any other community in
the nation, large or small. To raise 50,000 smackers
for the worthiest cause is rough. To do it in 10 days'
time is even tougher. To come up with that fat sum to
solidify a professional football franchise is something
practically out of this world. This unbelievable display
of loyal backing might even serve as the super pep
talk for Sunday's return game with the Cardinals in
Chicago's Comiskey Park. No team ever had a
greater incentive - a greater debt to the community it
represents. Football, played professionally or on an
amateur basis, is a game of desire. If the players, even
though short of the other team's all around class, have
the burning will to win they can do some real business
on the field. Not all of the present Packers will be
back next year, But even those who are due to go
reasonable can be expected to show their appreciation
with an over-the-heads exhibition. Certainly those likely
to return should give it the season's super try.
CARDINALS 14-POINT FAVORITES OVER BAYS
NOVEMBER 26 (Chicago) - Green Bay's struggling
Packers arrived in the Loop Saturday night, grim and
determined to find themselves underdogs by 14 points
in their National League game against the Cardinals in
snow covered Comiskey Park Sunday afternoon. Still
not convinced they are as impotent as their cellar
dwelling indicates, the Packers hope to repay Green Bay
fans for their show of loyalty in Thursday's intrasquad
game by finishing the season with victories in their three
remaining games. It is a big order, but the Packers
insist they are up to the task. After the Cardinals on
Sunday, they meet Detroit and Washington both on the
road. The Cardinals, who have been stressing defense
against the running of Tony Canadeo, veteran Packer
halfback and the league's leading ground gainer, still
are seeking their second victory of the season in
Comiskey Park, where a 38-7 triumph over Washington
in the opening game of the schedule has been their only
success at home. Weather forecasts indicated it will be
no day for aerial attacks. Snow drove the Cardinals indoors the last two days. This may be a break for the Packers. With passing a problem, the running backs will be in for a busy afternoon, and in this respect the Cardinals are expected to have too many guns. Outside of Canadeo, who needs only one good day to tie the league record for ground gained in a season, Green Bay does not have a surefire yard getter to compare with Charley Trippi, Elmer Angsman, Boris Dimancheff and Pat Harder, a quartet which has accounted for most of the 1,831 yards accumulated by the Cardinals on the ground. Green Bay was reported in good shape physically, with no one hurt enough to be withheld from competition.
DEFENSE THEME OF CARDS' DRILL
NOVEMBER 26 (Chicago Tribune) - On the night of September 26 the Chicago Cardinals opened their home season with a 38 to 7 victory over the Washington Redskins, a slambang start for their third straight National league western division title. Then things started happening. In fact, so may things have happened that, two months later, the Cardinals still haven't been able to negotiate their second victory in Comiskey park. They have only one more chance to do it when they close out their south side campaign tomorrow against the Green Bay Packers. The lopsided triumph was followed by such Comiskey park shockers as losses to the Bears, Detroit Lions, New York Giants and last Sunday's 28 to 28 deadlock with the Los Angeles Rams. The Cards' other victories - over Detroit, New York Bulldogs and Green Bay - were achieved off their home premises. Green Bay's two victories have come over Detroit and the New York Bulldogs. Since beating the Lions in Milwaukee, 18 to 16, the Packers have been beaten bu the Bears, Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers. Of course, Chicago fans will see the Cardinals once more after tomorrow's game. That will be on December 11 when they collide with the Bears in Wrigley field. The Cardinals got away from the snow yesterday by moving into the University of Chicago fieldhouse, using up most of their forenoon time on defense. The Packers, in their great days the passingest team in professional football, have sunk to ninth place this year in the air statistics, having gained only 925 yards in nine games. The Cardinals, seventh in aerial performance, have gained only 1,113 yards. Tomorrow's principals are ahead of only the Pittsburgh Steelers in passing and the Steelers, using the single wing, are essentially a running team. Phil Handler, vice president of the Cardinals, now in his 20th season with the club, will be honored substantially by friends and associates before tomorrow's game. A fans' committee is headed by Al Gianaras, and Coach Buddy Parker of the Cardinals is chairman of the players' group. Club officials will also participate in the Handler day ceremonies.
CARDS, PACKERS BATTLE IT OUT FOR THE RECORD
NOVEMBER 27 (Chicago Tribune) - When the Cardinals or the Green Bay Packers get one or the other down, they never let up. Toward the end of the 1946 season the Cardinals whipped the Packers, 19 to 7, after having lost 15 in a row to the northmen. Since turning on them, the Cardinals have fashioned six victories in succession and will be out to make it seven straight this afternoon in Comiskey park. Today's combatants are playing mainly for the record. The Packers aren't going anywhere and while the Cardinals' wake-up has been encouraging they slumbered too long. They're even a long shot chance, now, to wrest second place from the Bears in the National league's western division. The Packers' lone hope now is to escape being harnessed for the first time with the western section's booby prize - fifth place. They are resting fourth after the Bears whipped the Lions Thanksgiving day, but a defeat this afternoon will knock them back into a cellar tie. This death struggle to escape fifth place may be decided on the final day of the season, December 11, when the Packers and Lions meet in Detroit. Usually it's a battle of T formation quarterbacks in a major league football game, but this one has a different twist. Two gents who like to run with the ball have top billing - the Packers' Tony Canadeo and the Cardinals' Elmer Angsman. Tony is the league's leading rusher, with a 39 yard edge on Philadelphia's Steve Van Buren, who will be running against the Steelers today. Canadeo is only 177 yards away from Van Buren's all-time league mark of 1,008 yards in one season. Angsman, with 619 yards in nine games, needs only 72 yards to establish a one-season ground gaining record for a Cardinal. His teammate, Charley Trippi, rambled 690 yards last year for the current standard. Coach Buddy Parker, who has made changes here and there in personnel, will try another experiment when he send Boris (Babe) Dimancheff to left end. This will make Babe easily the most verstile member of the offense cast, since has been operating both at fullback and left half. Parker's aim is to work Dimancheff into the lineup to give the offense added speed. It worked when Babe was sent to fullback for wide running plays. Then he was hurt against the New York Giants and when he returned to work, Par Harder was showing that he needed no assistance at his old spot. Before the game, Phil Handler, vice president in charge of playing talent, will be honored by fans and members of the Cardinal organization. This is Phil's 20th year with the team. He joined the Cards as a guard in 1930 and after playing through the 1946 campaign started his long career on the coaching staff.