Chicago Cardinals (6-1) 9, Green Bay Packers (6-2) 6
Sunday November 8th 1925 (at Chicago)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(CHICAGO) - As usual the cards were stacked against the Packers on their visit to Chicago and Sunday afternoon the Badger state champions were forced to take a defeat, 9 to 6, at the hands of the Cardinals before a crowd of 3,000 on a snow covered gridiron. Charlie Ray in his famous picture "Two Minutes To Go" didn't have anything on Chris O'Brien's hirelings. The only difference was that Ray did his stuff alone while Head Linesman McGregor was the demon in the cast for the Chicago eleven.
WORKED FORWARD PASS
In the fourth quarter after Abramson had put the Bays in the lead by booting two near goals from placement, the Cards opened up with everything in the book and a little more besides. Several well executed forward passes took the ball deep into Packers' territory. The oval was resting five yards from the Packer goal. Dunn faked a line plunge and tossed a pass in Erickson's direction. The Cardinal halfback stabbed at the ball. It grazed his hands and bounded into Anderson's reach and Eddie ran behind the goal line with the oval. The football rules read that a pass is incomplete if the first man that receives a forward pass does not retain the oval unless it is touched by a player of the opposing team.
"PASSED THE BUCK"
No member of the Packer team came near the ball. Naturally, the Packers expected to have the pass ruled illegal. Referee Ritter claimed he did not see the play. He passed the buck to Umpire Herdcamp, who in turn stated that he not on top of the play. These two officials questioned Head Linesman McGregor and he ruled that Basing touched the ball. As a matter of fact, Basing was covering his man, who had run out as a decoy on the other side of the field. Basing was, at least, ten yards from the pass. Then the trouble started, the Packers were wild and charges of "robbery" filled the air. Many of the Green Bay rooters, they were there about 600 strong, jumped from the grandstand and ran to the sides of the playing field. Of course, the Cardinal followers did the same. One of the Bayites hit Head Linesman McGregor on the jaw and it wouldn't have taken much to have started a fine little free-for-all. About a dozen Chicago cops did a quick step and the field was cleared and the game went on.
BLOCKED DRISCOLL'S TRY
Driscoll's try for goal after a touchdown was blocked and the Green Bayite breathed a bit easier. But the Cardinals launched another savage attack and a partly blocked punt, Green Bay's only bad kick of the game, gave the ball to the Chicago team on the 35-yard line. There was about only 90 seconds to play but it seemed like hours. A Cardinal pass put the ball near the goal and Driscoll did the rest with a field goal. Even the most rabid Chicago fans said after the game that it was one of the greatest pro football contests ever staged in the Windy City. With second place in the league standings practically assured the winner, both teams went at it with a vengeance.
SAVAGE TACKLING AFFAIR
It was a savage tackling affair. Both clubs smeared for all they were worth and the man with the ball was given pretty rough treatment. The Packer backfield remained intact all the game. Only the superb condition of the Bay carriers enabled them to stand the gaff. Lewellen, who played his greatest game in a Packer uniform, was knocked woozy several times but fought like a tiger when they wanted to take him out of the game and he struck to the finish. Although the sun smiled brightly and a snappy wind swept across the gridiron, the field was more fit for snowshoes than a gridiron encounter. For hours before the game, the Chicago management had an army of workers clearing the snow off the field. The going was mucky but despite the soft underfooting some sparking football was pulled off.
FIGHTING PACKER TEAM
It was a fighting Packer team that went down to defeat. They were beaten but not outclassed. Even after Driscoll had booted the field goal and there was only 38 seconds left to play, the Bays received the kickoff and gained considerable yardage. For three quarters, Green Bay held a decided advantage. Up until the last four minutes, Chicago was never within field goal kicking distance. During this time, however, the Bays were always dangerous. Just before the end of the first half, the Packers had the ball in the shadow of the Cardinal goal posts but a pass went astray, only by inches, as the ball just grazzed by Lewellen's hands. In the third quarter, the Packers tried for a field goal but the wind blew it out. Several other times during this period, it seemed as if the Bays would come through, but, as was said before, the cards were stacked. Early in the final period, Abramson connected for his first placement and shortly after, he missed another by inches and then the former Minnesota star connected for his counter which was a beauty.
ONLY FOUR MINUTES LEFT
There was only about four minutes left when the
Cards, driven to desperation, began throwing forward passes all over the field. It looked as if they were doomed to defeat. However, Captain Driscoll took a gambler's chance, about one in a hundred, and it came through. Sunday night Driscoll was here on the South Side but from the Green Bay point of view the followers of Chris O'Brien's team should have worshipped Head Linesman McGregor just as much as they tipped their hats to the brilliant Paddy, who is probably the greatest pro footballer in the game today.
THEIR GREATEST GAME
It would be unfair to signal out any member of the Packer team as the Bays played their greatest game of the year even with Captain Lambeau nursing an injured leg on the bench. On several different occasions, Curly got up and tried to run along the sidelines, trying out his leg but he couldn't make it as the battle scarred limb was not fit for action. Norton, Lewellen, Basing and Mathys did everything asked of them behind the lines. Vergara, O'Donnell, and Wilkins performed superbly at the ends, while the linemen, Larson, Gardner, Woodin, Jean, Abramson, Buck and Earpe were in the heat of the mixup every minute. Statistics of the game show that the Cards didn't make forty yards through the Packer forward wall during the game. Paddy Driscoll, Red Dunn and Eddie Anderson were about the whole show for the Cardinal team.
WOODIN KICKED OFF
Brennan grabbed Woodin's kickoff, which opened the game, but was downed on the Cards' 40. After holding the Cards to little yardage on three rushes, a penalty for offside gave O'Brien's hirelings a first down. The Chicagoans couldn't gain much and Dunn punted out of bounds on Green Bay's 26 yard line. Two thrusts netted little for the Packers and Buck kicked to the Cards' 34. Driscoll & Co. got a first down. A pass by Driscoll was plucked out of the frigid atmosphere by Ojay Larson and he snowshoed it back to the Packers 45 before his polar voyage was ended.
BEHIND GOAL POSTS
Following two line attacks, Lewellen kicked behind the Card goalposts and the ball was scrimmaged on the 20 yard mark. Red Dunn was replaced by Tays. The Cards lost ground on three downs and Driscoll kicked to Mathys, who was dumped on Green Bay's 48. At this stage of the game, the Packers did not waste much time trying to rush the cowhide and Lewellen punted to Driscoll who skated back to the Cards' 38. On the third down, the Chicagoans punted to Mathys on Green Bay's 29. Norton got a couple of yards but Basing was held tight as the first quarter ended. A punt by the Bays was partly blocked by the Cards but a Packer recovered it. However, much to the surprise of the crowd, the referee gave it to the Cards on Green Bay's 41. O'Brien's team was finding the going getting harder all the time. Driscoll punted and a Cardinal player downed the ball 5 yards from the Packer goal.
PUNTS 55 YARDS
Lewellen got off a swell punt of 55 yards and it was the Cards' ball back of midfield. Soon after a fumble by Driscoll, which was covered by Woodin gave the oval to the Bays. A pass failed but Norton got a couple of yards. Lewellen kicked over the goal line and the Cards put the ball in scrimmage in their twenty. Loose handling of the ball put the Cards in hot water and Driscoll booted to Mathys on the Packers' 45. It didn't take Lewellen long to punt the ball back again. Driscoll was run out of bounds on the Cards' 34. Chicago lost 5 yards for offside and the Cards staged an argument over the ruling. Driscoll booted to Norton who was dumped on the Bays 33. Lewellen kicked out of bounds on the Cardinals 39 yard line. Buck dumped Driscoll hard and he fumbled the ball. Earpe nabbed it for the Packers on the Cards' 40 yard line. After one pass had failed, O'Donnell grabbed a throw from Norton, being dumped 19 yards from the goal line. Norton ran the ball to the center of the field. Abramson replaced Moose Gardner. A pass, Mathys to Norton, put the ball on the Cards' 6 yard line. Basing was held tight. A pass, Mathys to Lewellen, was grounded and the officials ruled it was incompleted in the end zone. They gave the ball to the Cards on the 20 yard line. It was another tough break. After Driscoll blew a pass, the Cards lost a "V" for offside. Halftime was called after Koehler and Erickson failed to advance on line thrusts.
JEAN REPLACES WOODIN
When the third quarter started, Jean replaced Woodin at left guard for the Packers and Abramson continued to do duty at right guard. Driscoll's kickoff rolled over the goal line and the Packers scrimmaged on their twenty. Norton was dumped for a loss but Basing got it back. Lewellen punted and Driscoll was chased out of bounds on the Bays' 47. The Cards were stopped dead. Jean bobbed into the limelight by nabbing a pass from Driscoll and it was the Packers ball on the 46 yard line. Lewellen got 5 yards through left tackle and Basing added one. Lewellen booted the ball out of bounds on the Cards' twelve. Driscoll punted to the Bays 48-yard line. The Cards drew a penalty of 15 yards for battling the ball.
LEW GAINS 20 YARDS
Lewellen shot around end for 20 yards. Three passes failed and then Abramson's kick was carried off by the wind. The Cards put the ball in play on their own twenty. After Tays had failed to gain, Driscoll punted to Mathys. Charlie hit the dirt on the Bays' 34. A pair of rushes netted scant yardage and Lewellen punted to Driscoll who came back to to his own forty. Koehler and Tays were halted. Driscoll kicked out of bounds on the Packers' 38. Soon after, Lewellen booted the ball 55 yards and Driscoll covered on the 11-yard mark. Tays was dumped for a loss as the period ended.
Dunn replaced Tays as the fourth quarter got underway. Dunn kicked to Lewellen on the Cards' thirty. Norton made four and Basing added two. Then Abramson kicked the ball through the uprights for the first score of the game and the Packer rooters went wild. The Cards received the next kickoff. Lunz being dropped by Buck on the Cards 29. Wilkins replaced O'Donnell for the Packers as Dick injured his knee. Three Cardinal passes failed and Driscoll booted to Mathys who, after a melee, fell on the ball on the Bays' 37. The Cards lost 15 yards for interference. Two attacks netted the Packers little and Lewellen punted. Vergara downed the ball 9 yards from the Card goal line. The Packers threw the Cards for two losses. Driscoll, standing behind his goal line, punted to Mathys who called for a free catch on the Cards' 25. Abramson missed the attempt for a field goal.
ABRAMSON COUNTS AGAIN
The Cards scrimmaged on their twenty. Basing intercepted a Chicago pass and it was the Packers' ball only 30 yards from the goal. Following a pair of line crashes, Abramson booted a 35-yard placekick for another field goal. Abramson kicked off to Anderson, who was thrown on the Cards 36. Three Cardinal passes were mussed up. Driscoll punted to Mathys on the Bays' thirty. After Norton had made two yards, Lewellen kicked to Driscoll who ran it back to midfield. Dunn passed to Driscoll for a 35 yard gain. Another pass, Dunn to Anderson, put the ball on the Packers' 9 yard line. Then, after Koehler had been stopped at center, Anderson grabbed a pass, which had been touched by Erickson, and scored. This was the disputed play and a real riot loomed. One of the Packer followers hit Head Linesman McGregor in the jaw during the fracas. Finally, police cleared the field. Driscoll's attempt for the goal after touchdown was blocked. Driscoll kicked off and the ball sailed over the goal line. The Packers scrimmaged on their twenty. The Cards lost five for offside. Two plays gained little. Lewellen's punt was partly blocked and it went out of bounds on the Bays' 35-yard mark.
MAKES WINNING KICK
After one pass had failed, Dunn tossed to Driscoll and traveled to the Packers' 15-yard line. Two plays went to the bad and then Paddy Driscoll, with but 40 seconds to play, Driscoll kicked the field goal, which spelled victory for the Cardinals. Driscoll kicked off to Lewellen who ran the ball back to the Bays' 25-yard line. A long pass to Wilkins was grounded and another toss went into the discard. Norton skirted left end for seven yards but the final whistle blew and the score showed the Packers were beat.
GREEN BAY - 0 0 0 6 - 6
CHI CARDINALS - 0 0 0 9 - 9
4TH - GB - George Abramson, 30-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
4TH - GB - Abramson, 30-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-0
4TH - CHI - Eddie Anderson pass from Red Dunn (Paddy Driscoll kick blocked) TIED 6-6
4TH - CHI - Driscoll, 27-yard field goal CHICAGO CARDINALS 9-6
NOV 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Well, the best team got beat and we aren't afraid to tell the world that. It is impossible to beat the Cardinals in Chicago anyway and they refuse to play off their home grounds. The Packers are done trying and unless the Cardinals will come to Green Bay next, there will be no game between the teams...The Bay followers were loyal to the Big Bay Blues right up until the end. A near fight prevailed when the crowd was leaving the park. One of the Green Bay rooters remarked to a jubilant Cardinal fan that he was glad the Packers lost the way they did than won the way the Cards did. This relit the fires of hatred that had been smoldering since McGregor ruled the Chicago pass legal and hostilities loomed but cops cut short the disturbance...Head Linesman McGregor announced that he would file a report on the game to President Carr and that in the future he would demand more police protection for officials. All the time, he was rubbing his jaw as if it was a tender spot. The shades of a well known West Side butcher. McGregor won't be the only one to file a report as the Packer management will seek to have him barred from officiating in any more pro football games...It is safe to say that they were about 700 Green Bayians rooting their heads off in the Packer section. During the last quarter, at least two hundred of them were parked near the Packer bench, willing to fight Chicago and all its suburbs, if necessary. One of the Chicago cops said he never saw such a "rarin'" gang as "that bunch from Wisconsin."...The Packer management is beginning to think that big crowds in Chicago are the bunk. Yesterday's game attracted a trifle less than 3,000 and there was no division of financial spoils over the guarantee...Next Sunday the Packers play their final game of the season at home. The Dayton club will be the attraction and the Big Bay Blues will start over again in their climb towards the top of the heap. This will be Dayton's first appearance here and the Triangles are credited with having a surprise team like the Rochester Jeffs. Nuff said.
PACKERS PLAY LAST GAME OF SEASON AT HOME SUNDAY
NOV 10 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay Packers will pull down the curtain on their "at home" season Sunday afternoon at the City Stadium in Joannes park when they tackle the Dayton Triangles, one of the pioneer teams in the NFL. Although the visitors are well down in the percentage table, they are credited with having a smooth working football machine. Scores back up this statement as the Triangles held Rock Island to a tie and lost to Detroit and Philadelphia, two of the strongest clubs in the league by single touchdown margins...SEATS ON SALE: Seats for the game have been placed on sale at the usual places about town and the early demand is unusually brisk, it is said. The army of Packer followers are sure to attend the game and get one more glimpse at the greatest pro eleven that ever represented Green Bay. It is expected that a big delegation of Appletonians will be on hand as Eddie Kotal, former Lawrence captain, was an idol in the College City and all of his friends want to see how he goes in pro football. Kotal recently signed a contract to play with the Packers. The Packers came out of the melee with the Cardinals in pretty fair shape. It is thought that the majority of the players will be fit for action against Dayton...PLENTY OF TROUBLE: When Rochester played here several weeks ago, many of the fans stayed away from the park as they thought the game would be too one-sided. The Jeff contest turned out to be the most sensational grid fray ever staged here and it is safe to say that Dayton will give the Packers plenty to worry about. This is the first time that Dayton has ever faced the Packers. The Triangles use one of those deceptive eastern attacks, like the Rochester club, and there promises to be plenty of fireworks on the field. Abbott, the Dayton quarterback, is an old Penn State star, and he is said to be one of the smartest field generals in the postgraduate circuit. Ken Huffine, Dayton's plunging fullback, blazed his way across the Western conference a few years back and like Paddy Driscoll, he seems to be getting better with age. Huffine played three years at Purdue before entering pro football. He hits the line in bullet-like style.
NOV 10 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Rumors that pro league officials had acted favorably on the Packer protest of the Cardinal game are unfounded. Stories to this effect swept the city last night and this morning. The Press-Gazette office was kept busy answering queries and telling the interested fans that "there was nothing to it."
PACKER MANAGEMENT FILES PROTEST ON CARDINAL WIN; ASK CARR TO HOLD HEARING
NOV 11 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The 9 to 6 win of the Chicago Cardinals over the Green Bay Packers at White Sox park last Sunday has been officially protested by the Green Bay Football corporation. In a letter to Joe F. Carr, president of the NFL, A.B. Turnbull, president of the Green Bay Football corporation, calls attention to the illegal forward pass which resulted in the Cardinals' touchdown, pointed out the difficulties that visiting teams bump up against when playing in Chicago and requested that a hearing on Green Bay's protest be held in Chicago on Saturday November 21...TEXT OF LETTER: The text of the letter, which speaks for itself, is as follows:
"November 10, 1925.
Mr. Joseph F. Carr, President, NFL, Columbus, Ohio.
Dear Mr. Carr:
Last Sunday we played the Cardinals and lost 9 to 6. The game was taken away from us in the last few minutes of play, either by dishonest or incompetent officiating. I have waited until Tuesday to write this letter to you so as to five myself a day to think the matter over calmly after the heat of the game has has died down. You will remember that I have written you on several occasions about officials for the Chicago games. What I feared all season has happened. The Green Bay club has been actually cheated out of a game which meant several thousand dollars to us in gate receipts and a golden opportunity to be a championship contender for the balance of the season. The officiating all through the game by the umpire and head linesman was decidedly off color, and repeatedly favored the Cardinal club and it was very evident to the fans. We had the Cardinals whipped 6 to 0 with only five minutes to go. We outplayed them to the point where their own fans were booing the Cardinals attempts to work the ball into our territory. In desperation the Cardinals, starting a passing attack which we successfully stopped until a pass was thrown from Dunn to Erickson. Erickson jumped for the ball but missed it, knocking it over into the hands of Andersion, who held it before it touched the ground and ran the few remaining yards for a touchdown. Not a single Green Bay player touched the ball. The referee refused to rule on the play, claiming he did not see it. He called on the umpire for a decision and the latter claimed he did not see the play. Then he called on Head Linesman MacGregor, and MacGregor claimed the pass was legal, giving the Cardinals a touchdown and tieing the score. The play was such an evident robbery that some of the fans from Green Bay's section rushed on the field and one of them punched MacGregor in the face. This same MacGregor umpired our game against Milwaukee and called several penalties on us which were entirely unjustified and prove that he does not know his stuff. This morning I gathered every player on our club to make doubly certain that none of them touched the ball, just for my own satisfaction, and every man swears that no Green Bay man was within five feet of the ball. I am not given to making protests after a game has been played. This is the first time I have written you on such a matter in the three years that I have had anything to do with professional football. I have taken our medicine when we have lost games on account of raw decisions, but this Chicago situation has reached a point where something must be done to straighten it out. It is absolutely impossible for any club to beat Chicago on their home ground if they have to put up this sort of officiating. In fact, I have concluded that we will not go on the field again in the city of Chicago unless we have three officials who come from distant points. It is absolutely useless and it is decidedly unfair to the visiting club and to those men who support the visiting clubs financially. We will not go on the field again with either Umpire Herdcamp and Linesman MacGregor as one of the officials. Furthermore, I make this as a direct protest on the game last Sunday, and ask that a hearing on it be held in the city of Chicago with at least the above two names officials present, along with Mr. Lambeau and myself and Mr. O'Brien if he cares to be there. I suggest that this hearing be held on the Saturday morning, November 21, preceding our game with the Chicago Bears. I would also like to request that you remain as our guest for the Bear game. You have never seen our club in action, and I should like to see you there. It may be possible that with you in the grandstand we might get a square deal. You will find by referring to Rule Seventeen, Section Seven, Page 34, Spaulding's Official Football Guide, that the pass of which we complain is illegal or incomplete. I am sending you herewith clippings from the Chicago papers describing the game in which they refer directly to the pass in question, and it is evident that all of the sport writers saw the play just as our own men viewed it and just as our own spectators viewed it. It was perfectly evident that we were robbed of the game. Both Chicago clubs are strong and all games in Chicago with strong visiting teams are bound to be very close. One or two decisions during the game may rob the visitors of it. To clear up this situation the best officials in the League should be sent for such important games as ours last Sunday, regardless of expense. I know that last year Racine got the same treatment in Chicago. I know also that this is one of the reasons why Racine fans became tired of supporting their club. I know also that Green Bay will not stay in the league but will give up its stay in the league but will give up its franchise if we have to contend with such raw deals. This is not made as an ultimatum or a threat. It is simply made because it is a direct statement of fact. I realize that the problem of officials for the league games is a difficult one but there is no situation which cannot be cleared up if it is taken in hand and a practical solution arrived at. I contend as I have always contended that no official in the league should be permitted to officiate in his hometown. This may not overcome all mistakes of judgment, but it will overcome the feeling and the thought that clubs are deliberately robbed by the "homers". I do not want any home officials in Green Bay, neither do I want them in Chicago, Philadelphia, Pottsville or Providence, nor in any other town in which we play. I will take my chances on the men that come from some distance at home just the same as I will away from home. I am not writing this letter after hasty judgment. I have given it 48 hours consideration and I have concluded that I would be very lame in my obligation to the boys on our club, and to the fans of our community, to the professional game in general and, above all, to the welfare of the professional league, if I were to sit quiet and let the matter go without protest. We want this game thrown out and played over again, because it is the only right thing that can be done. In conclusion I want to ask that you advise us by wire as early as possible the names of the officials who will work the Bear game in Chicago on Sunday, November 22. Will you please let me hear from you?
Very truly yours,
Green Bay Football Corporation,
A.B. Turnbull, President."
DAYTON PERFECTS PASS DEFENSE FOR PACKER GAME
NOV 11 (Dayton) - The Dayton Triangles will hit the trail for Green Bay, Wis., where on Sunday they will meet the famous Packers, Badger state champions, in a pro league game. Although this will be the first time that the Triangles have bumped up against Green Bay, they know enough about Captain Lambeau's team to fill a book and they won't be caught napping in Sunday's game. The Dayton club was idle last Sunday and it was a well deserved rest as the players were pretty well banged up. However, all of them will be off the hospital list by the time Sunday rolls around...FACED HARD SCHEDULE: The Triangles have faced a hard schedule this fall, playing a number of the tough clubs in the league. Dayton played a tie game with Rock Island, 0 to 0. Canton counted twice in the last few minutes of play, dumping the Triangles, 14 to 0. Detroit knocked off the Daytonians, 6 to 0, thanks to a pair of field goals by Gus Sonnenberg. Dayton held the mighty Yellow Jackets to a 3-0 count while Akron downed the Triangles, 17 to 3. This season, Dayton's offense hasn't been up to snuff but the defense of the Triangles could not have been improved upon. In Fenner and Mayl, the latter a product of Knute Rockne's football school at Notre Dame, Dayton has a pair of the best ends in the pro ball. They are both big strapping gridders weighing close to 200 pounds each...BACON IN LINEUP: "Pork" Bacon has returned to the lineup, after being sick for several weeks and his appearance should greatly strengthen the attack as Bacon pairs up with Clint Abbott, shifty quarterback, in the air drive. Mahrt, who gained gridiron fame at Penn State, and Ken Huffine, fomer Purdue line crusher, will probably be the other two starters in the Dayton backfield. Sauers, who plays tackle for Dayton, is one of the biggest men on the pro gridiron. He tips the beam at over 260 pounds but get arounds lively for his tonnage. Bonowitz, Ohio State star, is Sauers' playmate on the line and he too goes well over the double century mark. These two big fellows can be likened to a stonewall...FORWARD PASS DEFENSE: Dayton has been promised several postseason games in the East if they succeed in brushing aside the Packers and the Triangles squad will be in there Sunday traveling at top speed. Dayton has been drilling all week on a forward defense by which they hope to cut short the Green Bay drive.
NOV 11 (Columbus, OH) - Bobby Kahn of Chicago has been named by President Joe Carr of the NFL to handle Sunday's game in Green Bay between the Packers and Dayton Triangles. K.N. Harris of Duluth will be the umpire while C.E. Wiley, Indiana, is to act as head linesman.
PACKER-DAYTON GAME HERE SUNDAY BEGINS AT 2 P.M.
NOV 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Sunday's pro league football game at the City Stadium between the Green Bay Packers and Dayton Triangles will start promptly at 2 o'clock. The kickoff will be fifteen minutes earlier than at other contests staged here this season. On the request of Manager Redelle of the Dayton club, the game was set forward half an hour. The Triangles are in hope of catching the 4:20 Northwestern train on their return trip. Arrangements have been made with the railroad company to hold the train twenty minutes longer if necessary. By this quick jump, it will enable the Dayton players to arrive home on Monday morning. Football fans here should not underestimate the ability of the Dayton club. Although the Triangles have been shy on wins this season, they have a corking good squad. There isn't a better defensive team in the pro league. Dayton held Detroit to a 6 to 0 game; Philadelphia only beat them by a field goal while Rock Island was lucky to escape with a tie...CARR PRAISES DAYTON: In a letter to the Green Bay management, Joe Carr, president of the pro league, had this to say: "I was glad to learn that you have booked the Triangles for the November 15 date. This team is coached by Carl Storck, who is secretary of the pro league, and it is a bang up football machine. In my estimation, Dayton has one of the best clubs in the loop but they have been unfortunate all season. Breaks in several games have robbed them of victories. In Fenner and Mayl, they have a smashing pair of ends; Sauers is a fine tackle while Huffine, Bacon, Partlow and Abbott
are four backfielders pretty hard to beat"...ARE SMARTER OUTFIT: "I understand that the Rochester club made a big hit in Green Bay. Well, if the Jeffs came through nicely, it is a certainty that Dayton will please because I think the Triangles are a much better 'smarter' outfit than the Lyons' aggregation from the Kodak City." Sunday's game will be another intersectional encounter. Dayton plays an eastern brand of football while the Packers use the midwest variety. It was the meeting of these two distinct types of pigskin chasing that made the Rochester game such a humdinger several weeks ago. Captain Lambeau has been making several shifts in his backfield and it is expected that several surprised will be in store for the spectators Sunday afternoon.
APPEARANCE OF DAYTON TEAM HERE ON SUNDAY IS DRAWING INTEREST; EXPECT BIG CROWD
NOV 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Interest in Sunday's pro league football game between the Packers and Dayton Triangles seems to be warming up and early indications point to a big turnout at the last home game of the season for the Big Bay Blues. Spectators are urged to remember that the fray will start at 2 o'clock instead of 2:15 as the visiting Ohioans are going to try and catch the 4:20 Northwestern for Chicago en route to their hometown. The Packer hospital list is beginning to clear up and it is probable that with the exception of Charlie Mathys, who has a bad shoulder, all the other members of the squad will be in playing shape. During this week, Captain Lambeau has been changing his backfield somewhat so as to make room for Eddie Kotal, the Lawrence flash, who will positively start in Sunday's game...HAVE GREAT PASSERS: If the field is dry, the crowd will be treated to a great exhibition of open football. In Partlow and Bacon, Dayton has two demon passers and, it is said, that Abbott, who is generally on the receiving end of the tosses, can spear the ball from any position. This same Abbott is blessed with an educated toe and is right at home when it comes to punting or dropkicking. Bobby Cahn should be an extra attraction in himself. Sunday will be the first time that the midget referee has worked here this fall. In past seasons, he has handled frequent games at the Bay and always gave perfect satisfaction. After what the Packers have bumped into for the last two Sundays, it will be a pleasure to have an official of Cahn's ability run the game. Harris and Wiley will be the other two arbitrators on the field. As Sunday's game starts 15 minutes earlier, the ticket offices will be ready for business and the gates opened a quarter of an hour ahead of the usual time.
PRO FOOTBALL GOSSIP
NOV 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Canton Bulldogs came back into their own by defeating their
bitter rivals, 6 to 0. It was a battle all the way. The only score of the game came in the second quarter when Hogan shot a 30-yard forward to Robb...Berry, Lafayette All-American end, is going great guns for the Pottsville eleven. In the game against Akron, which Pottsville won, 21 to 0, Berry came through with a touchdown and added three points with kicks after scores...Fleckenstein, former Iowa gridder, is making good in pro league company. The husky Hawkeye guard starred in the fray against Philadelphia. Fleck follows the ball closely and often he is down the field faster than the ends...Providence will play a return game in New York on Sunday and the Gibson contingent are out for revenge. Earlier in the season when playing in Providence, the Steam Rollers scores a decisive victory over the New Yorkers...The Dayton Triangles will make their first invasion of Wisconsin this weekend as they are billed to tangle with the Packers in Green Bay. The Triangles have given every team they have faced this year a tough battle...The crucial game on Detroit's schedule is booked Sunday. The Panthers play a return engagement with the Bears in Chicago. If Detroit can brush aside the Bruins, they will stand a good chance to remain at 1000 percent...Buffalo is also going into Chicago for a pro league fray. The Bisons are slated to run elbows with the Cardinals at White Sox park. Buffalo will have to keep Driscoll covered like a tent in order to escape a defeat...A battle royal is on tap at Philadelphia Saturday as Pottsville will invade the camping grounds of the Yellowjackets. The Maroon management is running an excursion and some 2,000 Pottsville fans will make the trip...Gil Falcon, who has played a lot of pro football in his day, is chasing the "cowhide" like a youngster for Akron. Falcon is hitting the line like a bullet these days besides backing the line in his old brilliant style...Abbott, the Dayton quarterback, is credited with being one of the best field generals in Joe Carr's postgraduate field. Abbott has a good set of carriers to work with and he always makes the best of his opportunities...Noble is showing class galore in the backfield for Cleveland. The ex-Cornhusker is big enough to stand a lot of pound and his speed makes him a dangerous man in the open field. Noble is also a quick throwing passer...Akron sure did slide down the percentage table over the weekend as the Niedmen took bumps at the hands of Philadelphia and Pottsville. The twin reversals dropped Akron to sixth place in pro league standings...An all night train tide after a strenuous game with Akron proved too much for the Philadelphia Yellowjackets and Chamberlain's crew proved easy picking for the Chicago Bears. The Bruins piled up comfortable 19-0 count...Tough breaks are dogging the Rock Island club this year. The stage was all set for a Booster game last Sunday and there was a healthy advance but a blizzard blew in and it was out of the question to chase the pigskin...The first game of the season at Kansas City was also sidetracked by a storm of midwinter intensity. It was a tough break for Duluth as the Northerners had been on the road for two weeks on their way to Kaw-town...Detroit continued on Victory row by knocking off the Milwaukee Badgers, 21 to 0. The Cream City aggregation didn't cause Conzelman's hirelings much of an argument and the Panthers played under wraps during the final half...Coach Folwell is getting some good results from his New York club
and, if the Giants hadn't gotten off to such a bad start, they probably would be up among the leaders. Last week, New York scored wins over Buffalo and Columbus...Buffalo dropped another tough game to Providence. The Steam Rollers took advantage of the breaks and pulled home a victory. The injury to Koppisch is a big handicap to the Bisons as Wally is about half the team...The Chicago Cardinals came from behind in the last four minutes of play and nosed out the Green Bay Packers, 9 to 6. Anderson scored the touchdown while Driscoll booted a field goal with only 30 seconds remaining...Crowther and Behman starred for the Yellowjackets in their victory over Akron. Crowther grabbed two passes and traveled for touchdowns while Behman added the two extra points and also booted a classy field goal...As in past years, Jim Thorpe is going to head an aggregation of barnstorming footballers in the sunny south. The Indian is going to draft his squad from the Rock Island, Duluth and Kansas City gridiron machines...Lebengood is the only hometown product on the Pottsville team and naturally the natives of Maroontown are proud of him. The youngsters has shown lots of class this fall, being a first class performer offensively.
NOV 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Those who had season box and reserved seats for the first six games of the season at home may secure the same reservations for the Dayton game by calling at the Press-Gazette, Friday or Saturday nights, between 7:15 and 10 p.m., and Sunday morning from 10 a.m. until noon. These tickets will be held for the prospective purchasers until noon on Sunday and those uncalled for will be placed on sale at the park.
WANT TO SEE KOTAL
NOV 13 (Appleton) - If fair weather prevails, several hundred Appleton football fans and Lawrence college students will journey to Green Bay on Sunday to see Eddie Kotal, former Lawrence captain, makes his debut with the Packers in the pro league game against Dayton. For three years, Eddie was a campus hero at Lawrence. He was one of the greatest backfielders ever developed at the Appleton institution. Kotal always had the knack of basking in the limelight and his brilliant football stunts will be talked about at Appleton for many a year. It is the prevailing opinion that Kotal will make the jump from collegiate to professional football with bells on. Members of the Lawrence coaching staff refused to be quoted directly about Kotal's chances of making good in the pro game but one of the mentors said that it would not take Kotal long to develop into one of the Packer stars. And when the whistle blows on Sunday, there will be many an Appletonian in the stands at the Green Bay park, pulling hard for Kotal to pull some of his "Lawrence" stuff against the Dayton squad.
PACKERS PLAY LAST HOME GAME OF SEASON SUNDAY
NOV 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - When the Green Bay Packers meet the Dayton Triangles at the City stadium Sunday afternoon, the spectators will not only be there to view a great intersectional pro league contest, but will also be in attendance at a sort of farewell reception for the home team, and a final inspection before the Packers leave on their 3,000 mile road trip which takes them into Chicago to face the Bears and then on to Pottsville, Pa., Philadelphia and Providence, R.I. Sunday's game will start at 2 o'clock. The opening kickoff has been set forward 15 minutes on Dayton's request as the Triangle management wants to catch the 4:20 Northwestern train back home. This change will set all arrangements a quarter of an hour ahead at the park. The ticket windows and gate will be opened at 12:30 and the Legion band will be on hand just that much earlier to put some pep into the crowd. Bobbie Cahn, the popular Chicago referee, will make his first appearance of the season here about 1:50 and the bandmen are all tuned up for him...EAST VS WEST: Green Bay fans who attended the Rochester-Green Bay fame, and a great many who missed that great contest, are well aware of the possibilities when Midwestern football tactics are pitted against the strategy of the East. There is every reason to believe that the Triangles and the Packers will give a great exhibition of open play and that when the account of the game is written, it will be a tale of a great air
battle matched with a great aircraft defense. One can expect to see long distance Zeppelin passes and short, chubby Blimp-line fowards filling the air, and torpedo-like dashes around and through the line of skirmishers. The Dayton Triangles have been defeated, but they are game fighters and would be very happy to go back with the story of a victory over the Green Bay Packers on their home field. On the other hand the Packers just on the verge of their invasion of the East are well aware of the value of a victory over representative Eastern teams on such a tour and are on edge to make the victory as impressive as possible...SLIPS ARE FREQUENT: The Packers are the favorites but there is many a slip between the cup and the lip in professional football. The slips are so many in fact that anyone who talks about a sure thing in professional football couldn't even get a job with the weather bureau. Speaking of sure things and open play in football, a mixture that has oil and water backed off of the map for unsociability take a look at the setup for the game Sunday. Kotal, the Lawrence flash, will positively make his appearance in the Packer backfield Sunday. It is said that the Packer backfield will be further modified and that Lambeau may appear at quarter instead of Mathys who was injured in the Cardinal game. There are possibilities in that, with Lewellen, Basing, Norton all ready to go. The passing attack of the Packers is well known here, but it is said to be matched with the combinations possible on the Triangles...ABBOTT IS STAR: Abbott, quarterback for the Triangles, and Partlow and Barton, backs, are expert passers and receivers, and work in every possible combination on the Air program. Then if it were not for Cub Buck, Sauers, the hefty linesman traveling with the Triangles, would give up playing football and join a circus as the biggest football player in captivity. As it stands however he is only one of the biggest, and since he and Buck play on opposite sides of the line, there will probably be considerable commotion out there at all times. Jean Mayl, the wingman for the Triangles, was a teammate of Jimmie Crowley and Tom Hearden at Notre Dame last year and is is said carries all of the earmarks of a Notre Dame trained footballer.