NEWS AND NOTES
PACKER CROWDS AT HOME, AWAY BIGGEST IN YEARS
NOVEMBER 14 (Green Bay) - Another 20,000-plus crowd at the Packers' last
home game in City Stadium against the San Francisco 49ers November 26 will
give the Green Bay Football Corp. one of its best home attendance records of
recent years. As a matter of fact the Packers rank well up in the league this
year in drawing power at home and on the road. Attendance at the five "home"
contests so far this season, including the two Milwaukee games, has totaled
102,214 in comparison with 86,897 for all six games last year. And on the road 
the Packers helped the Bears set an all-time attendance mark for Wrigley field 
and gave the Yanks their biggest crowd up to then for Yankee stadium. There 
are those who though it would be difficult to "sell" a game at City Stadium as
late as November 26. But the advance sale for the game is already good, and
prospects as far in excess of 20,000 for the fourth straight time. The fine fall
weather to date, plus the attraction of a game on Thanksgiving weekend when families are reunioning at home, and the declaring of the game as the Packers' "homecoming" have all helped make it an attraction in addition to the first appearance in these parts of the talent-heavy San Francisco club. Almost 200 former Packer players, dating back to the first team in 1919, have been invited to attend the game as guests of the club. They will be honored at a banquet Saturday night, and following that the Packer Alumni Association will hold a smoker. The ex-Packers will sit in a group behind the Packer bench at the game and will be introduced to the crowd. 
PACKERS RATE 'A' FOR EFFORT, SAYS RONZANI
NOVEMBER 17 (Green Bay) - Coach Gene Ronzani thinks his Green Bay Packers rate an "A" for effort. Addressing the first meeting of the Women's Quarterback Club Monday night, Ronzani declared that the Packers, who have won two and lost six NFL games, "have given 100 percent effort all the time". Nearly 700 women attended the first meeting of the feminine fans at the East High School gymnasium.
BAYS EYE COMEBACK AGAINST LIONS
NOVEMBER 18 (Detroit) - Revenge and redemption will be the twin motives driving the Green Bay Packers to what they hope will be victory here Sunday when they face the Detroit Lions in a NFL game. Coach Gene Ronzani's team will be out to avenge a previous 45-7 defeat by the Lions. At the same time the Packers will be trying to make amends for the top heavy 45-14 setback suffered last week at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams. Both clubs will be in fine physical shape for the battle. Tobin Rote, who will start at quarterback for the Packers, appeared briefly in the first game with the Lions before being sidelined by a shoulder injury. The former Rice Institute star will share the passing duties with veteran Paul Christman. Billy Grimes, Floyd Reid and Tony Canadeo are expected to spearhead the Bays' ground attack. A former Wisconsin ace, Clarence Self, will be at right halfback for the Lions.
PACKERS MEET LIONS AT DETROIT
NOVEMBER 18 (Detroit) - Green Bay's Packers, hungry for victory and revenge, meet the Detroit Lions here Sunday in a battle for fourth place in the National division of the NFL. The Packers haven't won an NFL game since they upset the Chicago Bears October 1. They aren't forgetting how the Lions spoiled their home inaugural back in September, 45-7. The Lions haven't done so well, either, since that trouncing. winning only two other games in seven starts. Detroit takes a 3-5 rating into the game, the Packers a 2-6 card. Green Bay came out of last Sunday's 45-14 pasting by Los Angeles in fairly good shape, with only tackle Dick Wildung and fullback Bob Summerhays nursing injuries. Both should be ready for Sunday's game, though. The Lions had their open date last week and are rested.
GAME RECAP (MILWAUKEE SENTINEL)
(MILWAUKEE) - The high-powered Los Angeles Rams, big and
strong, fast and alert, did a thorough job of taking the Green
Bay Packers apart Sunday afternoon at State Fair Park, 45-14. 
t was a victory the title-minded Rams needed and wanted
badly, for it enabled them to move into first place in the National
Conference race, a half game ahead of the Bears and Yanks.
The West Coast club, loaded with talent at every position,
undoubtedly would have knocked off the Packers at their best.
But it so happened that the Ronzanimen were as cold as the
weather. Which made it a breeze for Boss Joe Stydahar's
operators. Only in the first quarter did the crowd of 20,456 - a
swell turnout for the Bays' final Milwaukee appearance of the
season - have reason to cheer and hope.
RAMS TAKE LEAD
The Packers were in beautiful scoring position three time in
those early minutes - on the Rams' 25, 30 and 34. But all that
came of the chances was a series of missed field goal shots
by Ted Fritsch. Before the end of the quarter, the Rams got
enough steam to take the lead on a 32-yard field goal by Bob
Waterfield. Come the second period and the collapse that
sealed Green Bay's doom. Two intercepted passes and a
fumble were turned into three touchdowns and a 24-0 halftime
lead for the Rams. They added two more big ones in the third
canto and boosted their margin to 45-0 early in the fourth. With
the worst shellacking of the season staring them right smack
in the puss, the Packers came up with a couple of consolation
scores late in the game. The first came on a nifty 77-yard pass
play, Tobin Rote to Larry Coutre, who fielded the ball in the
clear and ran 40 yards.
HIRSCH TOPS SCORERS
Twenty-five seconds before the end, Rote hit Al Baldwin in the
end zone from 22 yards out, with the help of defender George
Sims, who deflected the ball into Baldwin's mitts. Los Angeles
scoring, led by the brilliant Elroy Hirsch, was well-divided.
Crazy Legs caught two touchdown passes and booted an extra
point for total of 13. Tom Fears, as fine an end as there is in
the league, Dick Horner, Woodley Lewis and dashing Tommy
Kalminar had one touchdown apiece. Waterfield was runnerup
to Hirsch with eight on his field goal and five conversions. Ted
Fritsch kicked both extra points for the Packers. The statistics
present a silly picture. The Packers actually had more first
downs than their opponents and were only 70 behind in total
yardage. But the statistics can't and don't show the terrific
rushing of the passer and the generally rugged line play and
linebacking by the Rams. Nor can the box score show how
those Rams hawked the ball and protected their own passers,
Waterfield and Norm Van Brocklin. In these departments they
were vastly superior. And what a whale of a difference that
made. The Rams lived up to their reputation as a non-running,
hot passing team. They gained only 88 yards on the ground,
not much for the mercury-heeled, explosive runners on their
roster. But they were dynamite on pass plays and on all
types of runbacks - kicks, interceptions and fumbles. The
completion percentage, 15 out of 39, was nothing to write
home about, but four of them were touchdown shots. Which,
again, means striking power. Actually, the game was
something of a comeback for Waterfield, who had been
pushed into the background recently by Van Brocklin. Bullet
Bob connected on 13 out of 27, including the vital one to Fears
for 53 yards that broke the Packers' resistance early in the
second quarter. Van Brocklin hit only one out of 11. Actually,
the most thrilling aerial shot of the day was uncorked by Glenn
Davis, ex-Mr. Outside of Army fame. Glenn threw only once
and completed it to Kalminar for the final score. And what a
score. With the ball on Green Bay's 41, Davis chased far back
on a reverse to his right. He was buggy-whipped into referee
Bill Downs about 30 yards behind the line of scrimmage, both
going down in a scramble of legs. Suddenly, Davis was on his
feet again and whipped a 50-yard strike to Kalminar, who had sneaked far behind the secondary in all the mixup. It was easily the top thrill of the day. The Packers added to the handball theme by trying 43 passes, high for the season. Rote threw all but three, had the 11 completions and four intercepted. Paul Christman's chart showed two incompletions and an interception. Rote should have had at least 10 more completions, but his receivers just couldn't hang on, proving once again that it was one of those days. Oh, yes - the fumble summary adds to the Packers' cold theme. They fumbled four times and lost the ball each time. That's the type of four-for-four day no athlete or team wants. The Rams fumbled four times, too, but they lost the ball only twice. What's more they worked their way out of trouble both times with superior defense. The elusive Fears finished well ahead of the field in gains with seven catches for 132 yards. Only dynamic little Coutre gave big Tom an argument with one catch for 77 yards and four runs for 32 - a total of 109.
LOS ANGELES -  3 21 14  7 - 45
GREEN BAY   -  0  0  0 14 - 14
1st - LA - Bob Waterfield, 32-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 3-0
2nd - LA - Tom Fears, 52-yard pass from Waterfield (Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 10-0
2nd - LA - Elroy Hirsch, 28-yard pass from Waterfield (Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 17-0
2nd - LA - Dick Hoerner, 1-yard run (Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 24-0
3rd - LA - Hirsch, 28-yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 31-0
3rd - LA - Woodley Lewis, 50-yard fumble return (Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 38-0
4th - LA - Tommy Kalmanir, 41-yd pass fr Glenn Davis (Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 45-0
4th - GB - Coutre, 77-yard pass from Rote (Fritsch kick) LOS ANGELES 45-7
4th - GB - Baldwin, 22-yard pass from Rote (Fritsch kick) LOS ANGELES 45-14
Los Angeles Rams (7-2) 45, Green Bay Packers (2-6) 14
Sunday November 12th 1950 (at Milwaukee)