(MILWAUKEE) – The New York Giants, generally regarded as
one of the leading pro football title contenders, cashed in on a
big third quarter break to edge out a pleasing Packer team, 7-0,
in a well-played season's opener at Marquette Stadium
Saturday night. A near capacity crowd of 22,000 witnessed the
third annual Shrine Benefit game played under weather
conditions just about perfect for spectators, though a bit on the
warm side for the athletes. Opportunity knocked for the red-
shirted boys from Big Town when Jim Duncan, a fine defensive
left end, fielded a Tobin Rote pitchout intended for Bob North 22
yards from the Packer goal line.
And they made the most of it in less time than it takes to tell
about it, for on the very first play after Duncan's snatching act
Eddie Price went all the way. A wide pitchout by Charlie Conerly
into the right flank got Price underway, and he proceeded to
dash into the end zone behind a beautiful blocking screen that
gave him perfect protection. Ray Poole converted and the
scoring books were closed. It would be nice to say that the
Bays deserved to win. But that would be neither fair nor truthful,
for they did well to choke off at least two more enemy scores
while blowing only one real chance themselves. The rugged
defensive unit, which gives promise of even bigger and bigger
things when the boys get the combination hang of things,
stopped the Giants on the seven-yard line near the end of the
first half. Again as the game drew to a close, the upstarters had
their backs to the wall. But once more they were equal to the
challenge. They gave up only a yard on two Giant shots at the
line. So Steve Owen's operators were still two yards out when
the final gun cracked.
In the meantime, the Packers could get up a real head of steam 
nly once. That big chance came early in the third quarter when
it was still a scoreless draw. Clarence Self pounced on a fumble
by Bill McChesney, who bobbled the ball after catching a pass
from Conerly on the Giants' 47. Bob Forte, making his debut at quarterback, had the stands in an uproar as he moved his team to the Giant 12. With fourth down and one at that point, Fred Cone was given a try at three points which conceivably could have won the game. But his place kick from 19 yards out sailed wide to the right. From then on, Gene Ronzani's boys were practically out of business as far as the attack was concerned. So tough were the rugged Giants on defense that the home club managed to cross midfield only once in the first half. The brief invasion came to an abrupt halt on Cone's fumble. Even in defeat, the Packer followers found plenty to cheer about. They more than held their own statistically. They were aggressive and spirited all the way. Their defense was more than adequate, thanks to Ab Wimberly, Ray Bray, Deral Teteak, and Forte. Among others, Tobin Rote seemingly is on his way to a big season, as are Bob Mann and Stretch Elliott. Newcomers to Packerland - like Teteak, Bray, Dick Logan, Chubby Grigg, Elmer Costa, and Tito Carinici showed promise. Of the draftees who were with the College All-Stars until Friday night, only Tom Johnson, ex-Michigan tackle, saw much service Saturday night. Babe Parilli made a token appearance for two plays and got a big hand, which is a tipoff on his crowd appeal value to the club. The Packers return to Green Bay Sunday to prepare for next Saturday night's big battle with the Browns at the Bay.
NEW YORK  -  0  0  7  0 - 7
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0  0 - 0
NY – Ed Price, 22-yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Ray Poole kick) NEW YORK 7-0
CHICAGO, Aug. 15 (U.P.) - Bob Waterfield, lashing his team on an
all-out effort in the final period, booted a 24-yard field goal with
seven minutes to play Friday night to give the Los Angeles Rains a
10-7 triumph over the College All-Stars before 88,316 Soldier Field
fans. Waterfield, a veteran pro who once played for UCLA, was the
star of the intricate Rams offense as the National Football League
champions posted the Pros' 11th victory in the 19th renewal of the
annual series. But it took his quarterback sidekick, Norman Van
Brocklin, an ex-Oregon star, to pull the Rams into a tie with the
younger and better conditioned All-Stars. Under Van Brocklin's
leadership, the Rams started a 76-yard touchdown drive in the
third period which finished with a touchdown early in the final
session when Tank Younger took his pass for a touchdown. The
drive had immeasurable assistance from a pass interference
penalty good for 30 yards called on Texas' Bobby Dillon when Van
Brocklin passed to Skeet Quinlan. Overall, however, Waterfield
was far more effective ball player than Van Brocklin. He completed
only five of 14 passes for 40 yards against Van Brocklin's eight
completions and 106 yards in 23 attempts, but twice Van Brocklin's
tosses were intercepted to break up Ram scoring drives. The same
fault, interceptions, besieged the collegians and Kentucky's Babe Parilli, the first choice at quarterback of Head Coach Bobby Dodd of Georgia Tech, was the "goat" of the night. Parilli hit on six of 11 passes for 88 yards, but twice his throws were hauled down by the Rams and both thefts came in the last period to halt All-Stars' offensives. In addition, Parilli fumbled four times, each damaging the All-Stars badly. But for Parilli's bobbles the All-Stars might have won. All the fumbles came in the rain which fell sporadically through the game. The first cost the All-Stars possession on the Rams 26 after a 51-yard drive, the second lost the ball in the same place after 52 yards, and the third gave the Rams possession on the All-Stars 33. The last, however, was the most costly coming on the Rams 11 in the third period immediately after Parilli had completed a 60-yard pass to Hugh McElhenny of Washington on the Rams 11. Parilli sparked the All-Stars to their only score, however, leading a march from the Stars 31 to score in nine plays, as Vic Janowicz of Ohio State plunged over from the three and then place-kicked the point after touchdown. Dodd used virtually every player on his roster and his standout players were defensemen, linebackers Les Richter of California and Chuck Boerio of Illinois. Richter, on the Rams reserve list, was a constant problem to his future teammates, while Boerio, signed Sunday afternoon by the Green Bay Packers, showed flashy skill for a pro career.
AUGUST 16 (Chicago) - Vito (Babe) Parilli, brilliant quarterback from the University of Kentucky, Saturday was named in a ballot of more than 100 sportswriters as the most valuable collegiate player in the All-Stars' close 10-7 defeat by the Los Angeles Rams Friday night. Parilli edged runner-up Les Richter, smashing California linebacker, by only seven votes. Defensive back Ollie Matson, San Francisco Olympic track star; tackle Bob Toneff of Notre Dame; and halfback Vic Janowicz of Ohio State, who scored the lone All-Star touchdown, also figured in the balloting.
AUGUST 16 (Milwaukee Sentinel - Lloyd Larson) - The Packers really came up with a live one in Vito Parilli. That's the only logical conclusion after watching the Kentucky Babe do an expert job of quarterbacking the College All-Stars in the losing 10-7 battle with the champion Los Angeles Rams Friday night. Coach Gene Ronzani and other Green Bay bigwigs naturally saw in Parilli the possibilities of pro football greatness and tremendous gate appeal as well. That's why they made him the No. 1 draft choice. But even they probably didn't realize what they had until they took a gander at the Babe under fire against the Rams, still the best team in football whether or not they showed it in the rain at Soldier Field. The All-American from Kentucky was unfortunate enough to make some costly fumbles (on snapbacks from center) that may have prevented the All-Stars from racking up a super-safe lead. So he had to be good, mighty good, to balance the books. And he was. He lived up to his passing reputation despite the wet ball and ran like a halfback, which was beyond expectations. His judgment and execution on keeper plays off the split-T were excellent. But what I liked most about him was his skill and quickness on handoffs and fakes. He'll come close to earning his dough in that phase of play alone. Will Parilli's addition take some of the play away from Tobin Rote? Will it wreck Bob Forte's chance of cramming into the offensive act? The answer in each case is no. All the Kentuckian will do is take some of the pressure off Rote and open new avenues of attack previously unexplored. After all, Rote proved beyond all doubt last year that he is much more than "T" quarterback. In fact, his tremendous success in running and passing off the spread hinted strongly that he's at best away from the under-center spot. So can't you picture some point scoring magic with Rote and Parilli in action at the same time? The Babe wasn't the only draftee to give Packer followers some thrills in the Chicago classic. Bill Reichardt showed flashed of the rugged fullbacking that earned him the award as the Big Ten's most valuable player last year. Chuck Boerio, tough linebacker from Illinois, and Bobby Dillon, downfield defensive ace from Texas, helped bottle up the Rams' usually potent attack. One of Parilli's six completed passes went to Bill Howton, great from Rice. Tom Johnson was the only member of the Packers' six representatives on the All-Star squad who didn't get much chance. The Michigan tackle apparently was in the same no-action boat as Pat O'Donahue and Hal Faverty, stars on Wisconsin's great defensive team last year. Pat played the last few minutes of the first half while Hal had an even more restful evening. He was called off the bench only for the last two plays of the game. O'Donahue, who left Saturday to report to the San Francisco 49ers, was bitter after the game about what he termed the "politics" that left him and other All-Stars out in the cold. Similar situations arise every year, possibly because of having too many on the squad. A group of 35 or 40 would be much more workable.
AUGUST 19 (Green Bay) - Veteran center Jay Rhodemyre Tuesday signed for his fourth season with the Green Bay Packers. The former Kentucky star changed his mind about retiring after talking with coach Gene Ronzani in Chicago last week. The Packers, busy drilling for Saturday night's exhibition game here against the Cleveland Browns, also announced Tuesday the arrival of two other players. Bobby Dillon, defensive back from Texas, and Steve Ruzik, 220-pound guard from Ohio State, joined the squad. Dillon had visited his wife in Texas after last Friday's All-Star game. Ruzik was obtained from Cleveland in the Adamle deal.
AUGUST 22 (Green Bay) - The Cleveland Browns ruled two-touchdown favorites to beat the Green Bay Packers in their exhibition which will open the football season at Green Bay Saturday night. The meeting will be the second between the clubs since Gene Ronzani took charge as Green Bay's coach two years ago. In 1950, the Browns won an exhibition at Toledo, 34-7. The teams will not meet in the regular season. The Packers will go into the game without halfback Billy Grimes, who was injured in the game with the Giants last Saturday night. Grimes will be out of action for three weeks.
AUGUST 22 (Green Bay) - A couple of off-season buddies and four former teammates will be colliding when the Green Bay Packers meet the Cleveland Browns in a super non-championship football match at City Stadium here Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 8 o'clock. Former Brown regulars playing with the Packers will be tackles Joe Spencer and Forrest (Chubby) Grigg. Spencer came to the Packers early in 1950 and never played against his ex-mates, while Spencer was traded to the Packers last summer. Former Packers operating for the Browns are Ace Loomis, the La Crosse State Teachers college halfback, 
EXHIBITION - New York Giants 7, Green Bay Packers (0-1) 0
Saturday August 16th 1952 (at Milwaukee)
and linebacker Walt Michaels. Both went back to the Browns last summer in trades. Originally, they started with the Browns in 1951, but were traded to the Packers just before the league campaign opened. The off-season friends are little Bobby Mann of the Packers and big Lennie Ford of the Browns. Real estate partners in Detroit, Ford and Mann have been looking forward to the game since it was announced last March. Mann, one of the league's top pass catchers, never played against the Browns. Ford and Mann were teammates on Michigan's 1947-48 powerhouses. The big contest will be the official debut for the six Packers selected to play in the College All-Star game. The group is headed by quarterback Babe Parilli, who is joined by linebacker Chuck Boerio, end Bill Howton, tackle Tom Johnson, fullback Bill Reichardt, and defensive halfback Bobby Dillon. Most of the quarterbacking will be done by veteran Tobin Rote and linebacker Bob Forte who handled the work in training camp. Parilli missed all of the drills with the Packers.
AUGUST 23 (Los Angeles) - Earl "Curly" Lambeau, former Chicago Cardinal and Green Bay Packers coach, today was appointed head coach of the Washington Redskins. George Marshall, owner of the Redskins, named Lambeau to succeed Dick Todd, who resigned Thursday night as the Washington team suffered its second straight exhibition defeat by losing to the Los Angeles Rams, 45-23.