Chicago Bears (1-0) 14, Green Bay Packers (0-1-1) 7
Sunday September 24th 1933 (at Green Bay)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - A prayer, a pass and an agile receiver whom the Packers failed to cover turned what appeared to be a certain Green Bay victory in a reversal in a sensational professional football game here Sunday. It led to a Chicago Bear win, by a score of 14 to 7 in one of the most thrilling in a long series of thrilling battles between Green Bay and Chicago teams. A crowd of 10,000 saw the game. Five minutes before the end, the Packers looked like sure winners. They had outplayed their old rivals at every stage, knocked them down, whipped them and rubbed it in. It was all Green Bay for more than three quarters, but then came the sudden change. Faster than it takes to tell about it, the Bears suddenly came to life. They started from the shadow of their own goal line, clicked on four plays, and had a touchdown. They kicked for the extra point and the score was tied. With two minutes left to play they then blocked a Packer kick, recovered the ball and had a second touchdown, adding the extra point to make it sting just a little bit more.
It was the most heartbreaking defeat the Packers ever tasted. Seldom in the first three periods were the Bears in scoring territory. They were licked, or at least looked to be. That they won can be recorded as the result of the strangest series of rapid fire breaks that a team ever experienced. The Bears seldom threatened before the final minutes. The Packer line charged and slashed like a powerful machine and the Bears never got beyond the 20 yard line in 55 minutes of play. On the other hand, the Packers often knocked at the door. Five times they were in the scoring zone, once they scored, three times they tried placekicks that failed and once the end of the half stopped them on the eight yard line. The defeat probably will be flamed on many things. It wasn't one play, however, but a combination of circumstances that led to the reversal. That first Bear touchdown, the result of a "prayer pass" good for 43 yards, was only one angle of it. It was the key play in the whole series that led to the beating, but the Packers' decision in trying a placekick when they had only a yard to go for first down deep in Bear territory, probably had just as much to do with it. That kick was blocked, and after blocking it, the Bears started their march that led to their first score. In this attack, there were a few other plays that, had they been stopped, also would have prevented a score, but the Packers had a letdown, both mental and physical at that stage, and the Bears took advantage of it.
PLAY GREAT FOOTBALL
Green Bay's team played excellent football, except for that final five minutes. The line charged and opened wide holes. The backs found them for numerous gains. Leading the Green Bay offense was Battering Clark Hinkle, playing as an outstanding game as anyone ever played here. On the line everyone who saw action looked good on offense. When the Packers were on the defensive, they were just as efficient, again excepting that final few moments. Cal Hubbard and Lavvie Dilweg were standouts in a group of linemen who were fighting every minute. And they had plenty to fight against for the Bears were just as tough as ever. Many new men of the Packer club looked good, three of them figuring in Green Bay's scoring. Big Ben Smith first gained the limelight when he took a forward pass to the Bear one yard line in the third period and Buckets Goldenberg found a hole to smash over the goal line. Bob Monnett added the extra point with a perfect placekick as his first contribution to the Bay cause and then continued his good work with some fast open field running later in the game. Goldenberg and Buster Mott also looked good as ball carriers and blockers. Before the game was five minutes old the Packers had opened up with a running and passing attack that had the Bears in trouble. They cracked down the field from their own 47 yard line to the Bear nine yard strip, but here the Bears held and a fourth down pass was never completed as the invaders rushed Herber and took the ball on the 15. After that for a time it was a typical Bear-Packer game with vicious tackling, blocking and charging.
TAKE SHORT PASSES
The Bears got to the Packer 35-yard line soon after the start of the second period when Johnsos and Nesbitt took short flat passes over the line of scrimmage for gains. The Packers had trouble stopping this play when the big Bear receivers cut in suddenly to take snap throws from Manders. The Packers took the ball on downs, however, when a fourth down pass failed and bounced right back with a running game that netted a first down, but the Green Bay team had to punt, the Bears taking the ball in midfield. Another Bear pass to Johnsos was good before the Bears fumbled and Cal Hubbard recovered for Green Bay on his own 36-yard line. The Packer running plays began to work again. Hinkle picked up nine. He repeated for two and then for four and again for four more. Monnett smashed around the end for a good gain. Herber found right tackle for two and then cut back over the weak side for six more. The ball was on the 30-yard line. They called for a placekick, Hinkle booting the ball. It was long but wide of the posts and the Bears took the ball. Roger Grove dashed out to intercept a Bear pass a few minutes later and again the Packers pushed toward the goal, only to have the gun stop them at the half with the ball on the eight-yard line. Running plays and a pass to Dilweg made it a first down on the 21-yard line. They advanced the ball to the 15, and on a fake placement kick. Herber passed to Grove who was downed on the eight-yard line as the gun went off.
TEAR INTO LINE
Starting the second half the Packers continued to tear into Chicago's line. Hinkle, Blood and Monnett picked up three first downs to put the ball on the 25-yard line after Young had intercepted a pass. They were held here and on the fourth down, Monnett tried a placekick. It failed when the ball sailed wide of the posts. The Bears tried a pass deep in their own territory and Mike Michalske hauled it down. Herber and Goldenberg made it a first down on the 29-yard mark. Herber then passed to Smith, who made a great catch on the one-yard line. Herber failed to gain at center, but on the second smash Goldenberg took the ball and went over. Monnett added the extra point with a placekick. Shortly after the start of the final period, Goldenberg intercepted a pass on his own 40-yard line and displayed a great bit of open field running by bringing the ball to the Bear 32-yard
mark before he was brought down. The Packers could only make nine yards on four plays, however, and the Bears took the ball on downs. They had to punt and the Packers kicked back, Bruder putting it out of bounds on the eight-yard mark. Manders, from behind his own goal line, just had time to get off a pass to Red Grange, who did a nice piece of work by pulling down the ball for a 25-yard gain. The Bears were held and a fourth down fumble by Nesbitt gave the ball to the Packers on the 29-yard line. Bruder picked up six and then added three. Englemann couldn't gain and on the fourth down a placekick was tried. It was blocked, the Packers recovering, but the ball was given to the Bears as it was fourth down.
PACKERS RECEIVE KICK
At that point the Bears started to go. Manders cut over the left side of the line for 15 yards. Sisk took a lateral pass and raced nine yards with it. Manders tossed to Johnsos and the Bears had the ball on the Packer 43-yard line. On an end-around play, Hewitt took the ball from Sisk, faded far to the right as Packers rushed him. Johnsos raced straight down the field. With no one within 20 feet of him, Johnsos took Sisk's pass on the 10-yard line and jogged across the goal for a touchdown. Manders then added the extra point with a placekick and the score was tied. The Packers elected to receive. After the kickoff three plays failed to gain, however, and Herber dropped back to punt on his own 10-yard line. Hewitt blocked the kick, recovered the ball on the five-yard line and ran across the ball for a touchdown. Manders again added the extra point with a kick from placement as the fans sat in stunned silence by the suddenness of the reversal. A few more plays after that markers and the game ended.
CHI BEARS - 0 0 0 14 - 14
GREEN BAY - 0 0 7 0 - 7
3RD - GB - Buckets Goldenberg, 1-yard run (Bob Monnett kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
4TH - CHI - Luke Johnsos, 46-yard pass from Bill Hewitt (Jack Manders kick) TIED 7-7
4TH - CHI - Hewitt, 5-yard run with recovered blocked punt (Manders kick) CHICAGO BEARS 14-7
run for three quarters and then went dumb in the last eight minutes of play...Monnett, new left haflback of the Packers, showed up very well. He is a fairly good passer and a shifty runner. The first time he carried the ball he gained 5 yards - an auspicious start. With a little more seasoning, he should go places with the Green Bay team...Lon Evans, Texas U guard, played nicely during the first half, getting many tackles. Kurth, Notre Dame tackle, looked good and so did Jess Quatse the short time he was in the game...The Green Bay fans felt bad when the Bears tied up the game, but when the Bears blocked that punt and scored another touchdown, some of them got downright sick. They thought the game had been won and many rooters turned pale around the gills, when they saw that what had seemed to be a sure victory slip from their grasp...The Packers were a greatly improved team over the last week, their offense working much smoother. Boston would have been trimmed by a couple of touchdowns has they played against them like they did the Bears Sunday. Poor headwork lost yesterday's game and there's no alibi but that...Well anyway the fans got their money's worth. It was a thriller and the game wasn't over until the final whistle...Ho hum. Wonder what the Giants have in store for us. One thing is certain, our pass defense will have to be overhauled or Mr. Harry Newman will run us ragged with his tossing next Sunday at Milwaukee. Our pass defense is the weakest it has been in years. It must be polished up if we are to get anywhere in the National league this season, for there are some great passers on other teams that must be stopped before we can think about throwing a few of our own...That man Hewitt, former Michigan end, was poison to the Packers. He threw a pass to Johnsos that tied the score and then he went around and blocked Herber's kick, scooped up the ball and went over for the second touchdown. Up until this time Hewitt had been playing a good game, but he was by no means as spectacular as he was last year...That Portsmouth team must have something. They licked the Giants, 17 to 7. Apparently Portsmouth has another strong eleven, even though Dutch Clark, crack quarterback, and McKalip, a first class end, are among the missing this year...Hinkle had one chance to be a hero Sunday, but he muffed it. Of course the catch was almost impossible, but he lunged at a Bear pass on the Packer 35-yard line, and he had a clear field ahead of him if he had caught it. But he missed it, the ball trickling out of his hands...The Bears were all set for that touchdown pass to Rose, which worked so well against Boston last Sunday. When the Packers got down on the Bear 14-yard line, Herber stepped back a few paces to pass to Rose, but before he could raise his arm, two Bear linemen were on top of him and threw him for a loss...The Packers had many opportunities to score, but converted only one of them, that was when Ben Smith caught a long pass on the one-yard line, and Buckets Goldenberg crashed over the goal line a few second later on a delayed buck...When the Packers scored, there were six new men on the field. They included Young at center, Monnett at halfback, Kurth and Quatse at the tackles, Greeney at guard and Goldenberg at fullback. On the defensive this combination was hard to beat, too...Although under fire for the first time, Buckets Goldenberg, former University of Wisconsin fullback, has won a place for himself in the hearts of the fans. Buckets scored the Packer touchdown and a few minutes later, he snared a pass and galloped 30 yards down the field before he was finally pulled down on the 32-yard line. Goldenberg is fast, has lots of drive and is a worker. He should be a good man for the Packers with a few more games under his belt. He sure scintillated Sunday against the toughest team in the league...The Packers' famed passing attack was mussed up numerous times by the fast charging Bruin tackles. Time and again, they broke through the Green Bay line to smear the locals' passer before he could get rid of the ball, or rush him so much that his tosses were wild...Lavvie Dilweg, Packer left end, played a whale of a game. He was all over the field making tackles and he caught several passes for substantial gains. Goldenberg, right end, also played a nice game...Bronko Nagurski had a bad day. He couldn't get started, the 6-3-2 Packer defense stopping the "Big Nag" almost in his tracks. Then to cap his hard lick, he tackled Hinkle and had his nose broken. Bronko's departure from the game seemed to slow up the Bears, but they found themselves in the last few minutes of play and then it was just too bad. Three Bear players left the game in the quarter because of injuries, Nagurski, Pearson and Kopcha. The tackling was hard, but clean. In fact the game yesterday was the cleanest the Bears and Packers have played in years, there being very little rough stuff at any time.."What do you mean, depression?" one woman asked her husband as she saw all the fans crowding around the gates before game time. Her husband admitted there did seem to be enough money in the world for thousands of tickets...A Bay property boy won an after game argument with Red Grange and another of the Bears. The Chicago players wanted the ball as a token of victory but the boy thought otherwise. "We won the game, didn't we?" Grange queried, but the Packer representative hugged the pigskin to his chest and turned away. Possibly he was so accustomed to gathering in the ball at the end of each game he forgot that football tradition "to the winner belongs the spoils". The Packers have taken possession of every football on their home field since Oct. 7, 1928 when the New York Giants beat them, 6-0...Umpire McNutt had difficulty with the halftime pistol. With only about two minutes remaining in the first half he rushed over to the sidelines and excitedly asked, "Where's the gun, where's the pistol?" It was located for him and later during the third quarter he darted back to return the firearm. In his excitement he started to throw it to the owner, but then remembered himself and handed it back...Luke Johnsos was given an ovation by Chicago fans following his retirement from the game after the first Bear touchdown...Gene Ronzani, the Michigan boy and former Marquette star playing his first league game with the Bears, found the going rather tough. Spilled for a loss once, Ronzani arose and whistled sourly to himself as with a puzzled expression on his face he returned to his position. "You're not at Marquette now, Ronzani!" a leather lunged fan bellowed at the crestfallen player...It was apparent after the first play by the Bears that the Packers were out to smack down the Chicagoans. As Sisk tried a smash at the center of the line, Evans, Bultman and Comstock got under the play, smearing it before it hit the line of scrimmage. Big Cal Hubbard, backing up the line, also hit the spot aimed at by the Bears and the play was stopped so suddenly that the Bears didn't know what hit them...Late in the first period, Hinkle found a hole off right tackle. He charged through it. Bronko Nagurski got into Hinkle's path and the pair collided with a thud. When Nagurski got up, the main bone in his nose was broken and he had to retire...The Packers used a six man line most of the time with either Michalske or Hubbard backing up the center and a pair of halfbacks giving support behind the tackles. Hubbard and Michalske were great performers at this work. They would wait just long enough to see where a play was heading and then dive in to block up the hole...Several coaches of Wisconsin college and university teams were in the stands. Coach Clarence W. Spears, of Wisconsin, was an interested spectator. He sat with Red Smith, former Packer halfback, on the Packer bench. Coach Frank Murray, of Marquette, Percy Clapp, Lawrence, also were present...Bob Monnett played the safety position for the Packers on a few occasions and did some good work returning punts. He is fast as they come..."I've been waiting six years for this day," shouted George Halas, of the Bears, when Hewitt scored the winning touchdown against the Packers. "It's been a long time since we beat the Packers here, but this game makes up for the lean years we have had here."...The Bears had about given up hope of winning against the Packers. As each man came off the field he shook his head and said, "Boy, are they tough today!" The Packers were tough until the last few minutes of play, then Mr. Hewitt started down things and the Chicagoans pulled the game out of the fire. It was a storybook finish and will give the fans something to talk about when long, cold winter evenings roll around.
SEPT 25 (Green Bay) - George Halas, owner-manager of the Bears, was a wild man when the Bears scored their first touchdown, Hewitt to Johnsos. He jumped from the bench and danced up and down for several minutes before he finally decided to sit down again. When the second touchdown was scored on that blocked kick by Hewitt, his joy knew no bounds. Up to the first touchdown by the Bears, Halas had been rather quiet and he was a morose individual after the Packers scored their seven points...When Johnsos caught that long high pass from Hewitt, there wasn't a Packer man within 20 yards of him. The play caught the Packers flatfooted. The halfback that was assigned to cover Johnsos went to sleep on the job, and there went the ball game. Hewitt threw the pass on a dead run, just as he was about to be tackled by Dilweg, Green Bay end..."Gee, that was a hard game to lose," remarked one fan as he walked out of the park. "We had it all sewed up and then because of several mental lapses on the part of our players, we lost it. That kick of Herber's never should have been blocked. The Packer line had been playing fine ball all day and there was no earthly reason why that Bear end should sift around, block the kick and then pick it up and run over the goal for a score. I wouldn't feel so bad about losing the game, if the Bears had outplayed us, but they didn't. We had them on the
CURLY FINDS THE BAD NEWS HARD TO BELIEVE FOR HOURS
SEPT 25 (Green Bay) - It was never brought out better than Sunday, certainly never better to me, that a football game is never over until the final gun. That sounds like a bromide, but it's true. As I write this, an hour or so after our game with the Bears, I still find it hard to believe. Consider the situation. Through 57 minutes of the game we outplayed the Bears. We led, 7 to 0. We had the ball on Chicago's 21-yard line. I don't believe there was anybody in the stands who believed we would even be tied, let alone lose. But still we lost. Two touchdowns in three minutes the Bears go, and what had been an apparently secure 7 to 0 lead was turned into a 14 to 7 defeat. Let's consider those touchdowns. I think Hewitt, Chicago's end, pulled the smartest play of the game on the first one. It started out like a reverse with Hewitt swinging back from one end, and, theoretically, circling the other. As he swung wide the Packers descended upon him before he had gained a yard. But here he thought fast. Down the field, over the near the 10-yard line Johnsos ambled along all alone. He had just gone straight down the field. I don't believe the play was intended as a pass at all, although possibly it had just the option Hewitt took. At any rate, Hewitt thought fast. He wiggled clear for an instant from the Green Bay man about to nail him and with a floating sort of pass sent the ball right into Johnsos' arms for a touchdown. If you have ever had something apparently cinched and then lost it in the closing minutes you will understand how our team felt. It was completely demoralizing. Which explains, I think, the Bears' second touchdown on a kick they blocked on our 20-yard line a minute later. We hadn't shaken off the effects of the first wallop, and mentally, at least, hadn't got our full bearings when the second landed. I don't believe, further, any of our team even dreamed after Chicago's first touchdown the Bears could score again. But in that very combination - first, the surprise of having the game tied up after apparently having it sewed up and second, the feeling, quite justifiable, that the Bears couldn't score again, lay the weakness. We weren't mentally set. The Bears, by what had just happened, were up on their toes. Briefly, Herber went back to kick. Hewitt blocked the ball and Hewitt picked it up and ran a few yards for the touchdown. I think Hewitt's play explodes the myth that a man must be heavy and tall to play professional football, especially an end. Hewitt stands no more than 5 feet 9 inches and weighs no more than 182 pounds, which is weight all right, I suppose, but not what the public likes to believe of its professional stars. If Hewitt is small in stature and comparatively light, however, he has a head on his shoulders and he fights. That makes the really great pro player. Hewitt thought fast when he threw the pass for the first touchdown and he fought
his way clear when he blocked the kick. Give me a man like Hewitt any time above another bigger, perhaps, but slower on the mental trigger. Again I want to say something about our line. Although we played a six-man line we successfully stopped what is reputed to be one of the hardest running attacks in the league. It is hard to find any consolation in a game like this, but the line's play gave me some anyway.
NAGURSKI'S NOSE BROKEN
SEPTEMBER 25 (Green Bay) - Bronko Nagurski played only 10 minutes of the first quarter. He tried to stop the hard hitting Clark Hinkle on an end run and came out of it second best. His nose was broken. Sunday night his right eye was also closed...The Packers not only seemed to hit harder than the Bears all around, but they appeared in better physical condition. Nagurski, Koptchka and Pearson all were knocked out in the first quarter. Pearson and Koptchka late got into the game again, but not the Nag. He was looking for his nose most of the afternoon. The Packers didn't take time out for an injury...A last minute shift in officials brought Bobby Cahn, ace of Joe Carr's staff, up here again as referee. He also worked last Sunday's game...The Bears took full advantage of the new rule permitting forward passes from anywhere behind the line of scrimmage and used a variety of short tosses...Cal Hubbard, 255 pounds of him, hit Johnny Sisk so hard on the second play of the game that the former Hilltop star fumbled. You could hear the impact all over the field...There was considerable Bears money around, but the boys wouldn't lay better than 13 to 10...Buckets Goldenberg played only a few minutes, but he looked good. He scored Green Bay's touchdown on a plunge from the one yard line, and a minute or two later intercepted a pass and returned 40 yards to Chicago's 31-yard line. He took a bad bump when tackles and Lambeau pulled him...Green Bay set the stage for its touchdown drive in the third period when Michalske stole a pass out of Hewitt's arms on Chicago's 32-yard line. They both put their hands on the ball at the same time, but Mike yanked harder...John Doehring, the old Westside star, got into the game for a while in the second half but didn't do anything with his long, left-handed passes. The Packers rushed him and covered the receivers. Sisk, a former Marquette star, played good ball...The game ended Green Bay's streak of 33 consecutive games at home without a defeat. It was the Bears' first victory over the Packers here since 1927.
GIANTS ARRIVE IN MILWAUKEE ON THURSDAY
SEPT 26 (Milwaukee) - Seeking their second NFL victory of the 1933 season, the New York Giants will arrive here Thursday noon, preparatory to engaging the Green Bay Packers in a league tilt at Borchert field Sunday afternoon. While in Milwaukee the Giants will make their headquarters at the Astor hotel. Wednesday night they are scheduled to play in Indianapolis. New York possesses a fast, heavy set of backs whose names are known, whose reputations are recognized wherever football fans gather. There is Tiny Feathers, 201 pound backfield ace of the Kansas Aggies, and, better known in the midwest, there is Harry Newman, Michigan all-American of 1932, who plays quarterback for the Giants. Packer fans need no introduction to Bo Molenda, who played with Green Bay during the team's championship era, and who will be posted at fullback when the Giants take the field Sunday. Dale Burnett, famed here principally for his marked resemblance to Tom Nash, former Packer end, is another back of importance, as are Syracuse Jack McBride, Dale (Hap) Moran, and Ken Strong, the latter an all-American from N.Y.U...RUSSELL ON SQUAD: Other backs who are likely to see action against the Bays are Red Russell, 205-pounder from Northwestern; Stuart Clancy, Holy Cross; Elvin Richards, Simpson; Tony Rovinski, Holy Cross, and Krause, Gonzaga. The Giants carry three veteran ends, and several of their guards and tackles are also capable of playing the flank positions. Ray Flaherty, former Gonzaga star; Glenn (Turtle) Campbell of Emporia State Teachers; and Morris Badgro, Southern California, are well known to Packer fans. Husky guards and tackles help make the New York like one of the strongest in the National league. Guards include Jim Zyntell, Holy Cross; William Siegle, Sterling; Tom Jones, Bucknell; Butch Gibson, Grove City; and Dick Marsh, Oklahoma. At tackles the Giants have Lon Grant, N.Y.U.; Bill Owen, Oklahoma A. and M.; John Cannella, Fordham; Hughie Rhea, Nebraska; Bill Morgan, Oregon, and Tex Irvin, Davis-Elkins...HEIN AT CENTER: The pivot spot will be held by Mel Hein, Washington State ace, and Hank Reese, formerly of Temple.
HAVE YOUNGER TEAM
SEPT 26 (New York) - The 1933 edition of the New York Football Giants headed by Harry Newman, Michigan all-America quarterback, are a much younger team than the Giants of past seasons. The average age of the Giant squad this season is just below 26, a full year younger than the average set in 1932. The two oldest men on the squad are Hap Moran, ex-Carnegie back, who is 32, and Jack McBride, former Syracuse back who last year led the National league in passing by completing over 50 percent of his aerials. McBride is also 32. They are the only men over 30 on the squad, however. Elvin (Kink) Richards, high scorer of the Iowa Central conference last year when he captained the Simpson college eleven, is the youngest of the group. He will not be 23 until Dec. 27. Despite his youth, Richards gives promise of being one of the freshmen sensations of the league. He is an exceptionally fast man for 195 pounds and that unusual rarity a one-step punter. Even with only one-step behind his boots he sails them well over 70 yards.
OFFICIALS ARE NAMED
SEPT 26 (Milwaukee) - Joe F. Carr, president of the NFL, has named Meyer Morris of Rock Island, Ill., to referee the Green Bay Packer-New York Giant game which will be played in Milwaukee on Sunday. K.N. Harris, Duluth, Minn., is to umpire, while Wilfred Smith, the Chicago sportswriter, has been assigned to the headlinesman's job.
BEARS IMPROVE ON MOVIE PLOT TO DEFEAT PACKERS
SEPT 26 (Chicago) - A few years ago, a film company capitalized the fame of Red Grange, who had finished his career at Illinois, with a string of exploits which had captured the imagination of the football fans of the country. Grange also had just finished a personal tour with the Chicago Bears during which the boys had played any aggregation that could provide a guarantee. This film wasn't a bad piece of work; in fact, the gridiron sequence came nearer portraying football than any preceding picture. Entitled "Two Minutes to Go", the plot called for a long run for a touchdown and victory for Grange's team just when the boys in the stands were ready to pay off the rival university...BEARS IMPROVE ON MOVIE: Sunday at Green Bay, the Bears put on the skit at the expense of the Packers. The Bears needed an extra minute but they shoved in an extra minute but they shoved in an extra touchdown. And Red Grange, considerably older and much wiser in the business of playing football, was a member of the cast. Bill Hewitt, two years out of Michigan, however, stole the lead. In these three minutes, Hewitt blocked two kicks, the last for the winning touchdown, and threw the forward pass which scored the first touchdown. But like any game the supporting cast was vitally important. The first touchdown was accomplished in five plays. The first, an incompleted pass, was a washout. Then came Grange, who grabbed a pass over the line for a gain of 13 yards. "Red almost got away for a long run on that pass," Link Lyman, the Bears' left tackle said after the game. "He'll still show the youngsters how it's done when he gets into condition." Link was playing pro football while Red was galloping for Illinois and, like Cal Hubbard, Green Bay's veteran, he improved each year...FOOLING THE PACKERS: Grange started the Bears on their way and Johnny Sisk then went on for a nine yard gain. Carl Brumbaugh, the quarterback, took a hand. The Bears needed one yard for a first down. Brumbaugh called for Jack Manders to fake a plunge and throw to Luke Johnsos. The play worked and Johnsos reached the Packers' 35 yard line. The Bears scored on the next attempt. But only Johnsos, Hewitt and Brumbaugh knew the play. The other Bears believed that Hewitt was to carry the ball on an end around play. He scored on this against the Notre Dame All Stars a week ago. Actually Johnsos went straight down the field for a pass. He was the only receiver but Englemann, the Packers' defensive halfback, never saw Luke go by him. He and his teammates has concentrated in an effort to stop Hewitt as he ran laterally across the field. "If I'd dropped the ball," Johnsos said afterward, "I would have kept on running and never come back." Jack Manders then made certain of a tie by placekicking the point after the touchdown...HALAS WANTS BETTER LINE: Coach George Halas led in the cheering for the victory over the Packers, but with proper regard for the future, he spoke of the many failures rather than the success in the final minutes. The Bears' line will be given a workout starting this morning in preparation for the game with Boston Sunday at Soldiers' field. The defense was fair, but the line didn't make much headway against the Packer forwards. "We drilled last week to stop Green Bay's passes, but now we'll turn our attention to getting our running attack in order," Halas said yesterday. Bronko Nagurski, whose nose was broken in Sunday's game, may not see service against Boston, although Bronko insisted yesterday that a broken nose was nothing to worry about. Bert Pearson, the starting center, who suffered an injured knee in the first half, probably is out of the Boston fracas...GREEN BAY STILL IN RACE: Green Bay, tied by Boston and beaten by the Bears, will play the New York Giants Sunday at Milwaukee. The next week Portsmouth invades Green Bay. A victory over Portsmouth will put the Packers back in the race for the western championship with a pair od games yet to be played against the Bears at Wrigley field.
PACKER-GIANT GAME WELCOME, A. OF C, WRITES
SEPT 27 (Green Bay) - Appreciation of the Milwaukee Association of Commerce for the scheduling of the Packer-Giant game in that city Sunday has been expressed in a letter addressed to Frank P. Vaughan, president of the Green Bay Association of Commerce, from W.H. Eastman, president of the Milwaukee association, received here today. "This association is glad to recognize the fact that the Green Bay Packers will engage the New York Giants in a football game at Milwaukee Oct. 1," the letter says. "Milwaukee is grateful for the opportunity to witness this nationally important games. Milwaukee likewise appreciated the spirit of goodwill that prompted Green Bay to schedule the game away from the Packers' home stadium where natural advantages would decree that it be held. We earnestly hope and believe that the game will be wholly successful from every viewpoint, and that many Green Bay citizens will join with Milwaukeeans in witnessing this contest of your famous goodwill emissaries - the Green Bay Packers."
PACKERS MEET GIANTS SUNDAY
SEPT 27 (Milwaukee) - Milwaukee grid fans will be treated to a National Professional Football League game here next Sunday when the Green Bay Packers come to town to play host to the New York Giants. The game will be played at Borchert Field, home of the Milwaukee American Association baseball team. The rivalry between the two clubs is almost as old as that between the Packers and the Chicago Bears. That, added to the fact both suffered upset defeats last week and now need a long string of victories to remain in the championship fight, has led Milwaukee fans to expect an hour of bangup football. The Giants are led by Harry Newman, former University of Michigan quarterback famed as a forward passer. With him in the backfield are Reb Russell, who starred with Northwestern University; Ken Strong, one time leader of New York University, and Bo Molenda, the fullback the Packers traded to New York. Molenda had much to do with the Giants victory over the Packers last fall. That defeat started the Packers downward after they topped the championship heap.
PACKERS HAVE SERIES EDGE OVER GIANTS
SEPT 28 (Milwaukee) - A nine game series without a tie will be resumed here next Sunday, when the Green Bay Packers meet the New York Giants for the tenth time since 1928. The Packers have won six contests, with the other three going to New York. The series to date started and ended with a 6 to 0 decision for the Giants. The New Yorkers met the Bays for the first time at the Wisconsin city in 1928, taking a 6 to 0 tile, and two men who later played with the Packers turned the trick. Cal Hubbard, then playing at end for New York, speared a pass to put the ball in scoring position, after which Mule Wilson went over for the only touchdown of the game. The Packers avenged the loss later in the season at New York, taking the Giants, 7 to 0, on the strength of Lewellen's touchdown and Red Dunn's extra point kick. The eastern papers awoke for the first time to the possibilities of the big Green Bay team...GIANTS ARE BEATEN: The teams met but once in 1929, with the pennant-bound Packers snaring an impressive 20 to 6 decision at New York. McCrary, Bo Molenda and Blood went over the Packer touchdowns, and Bo kicked two extra points. Until the last minutes of the game, when Minnick went in for Bowdoin, the Packers used but 11 men. Plansky scored the Giants' lone touchdown. Once again the rivals split in 1930. At Green Bay the Packers came out on top, 14 to 7, with their second championship drive well underway. Nash and Blood crossed the last line for the Bays, and Dunn booted a pair of extra points. Sedbrook took a pass from Friedman to score the New York touchdown, and Bennie then booted the extra point. When the teams met at New York it was a different story, the Giants winning by 13 to 6. New York scored in the second period when Badgro went over after snaring a pass, and got another touchdown in the third quarter, Friedman scoring. Bennie kicked the extra point. Lewellen got the only Green Bay touchdown...SWEEP 1931 SERIES: The Packers swept the two game series in 1931. A super offense in the Green Bay game gave the Packers a 27 to 7 decision, Lewellen scoring two touchdowns and Englemann and Blood one apiece. Dunn kicked three extra points for the winners. The New York touchdown was scored by Flaherty, Moran booting the extra point. Hank Bruder ran wild at New York, and the metropolitan papers are still singing his praises after the 14 to 10 victory the Bays handed the Giants. Blood scored the first Green Bay touchdown and Bruder got the second, to pull the game out of the fire. Dunn kicked both extra points. Moran did all the scoring for the Giants with a touchdown, field goal and extra point. Last season the rivals split again. At Green Bay the Packers came out on top, 13 to 0. McCrary got a Bay touchdown in the first period, and O'Boyle kicked the extra point. Hank Bruder got another touchdown in the second quarter. At New York the Giants won, taking a 6 to 0 decision when Flaherty scored after taking a pass from McBride.
OWEN WAS STAR TACKLE
SEPT 28 (New York) - Steve Owen, coach of the New York football Giants, is a tutor who has risen from the ranks of the National league. He is an almost legendary figure among the professional players when speaking of tackle play. It is customary always when players get together to talk over the game, that Owen is the man used in comparison on the play of other tackles. Not an article that is written by stellar backs as to the hardest man on opposing line but stresses Owen's greatness. He graduated from Phillips university in Oklahoma in 1923 and after one year as assistant coach joined the Kansas City team, which was brought almost bodily into New York in 1926. He was the mainstay of the Giant line until two seasons ago when he was named head coach after having coached in the latter part of the season before on the resignation of Roy Andrews. As a player he weighed some 235 pounds and was almost invincible in his position. He hasn't played except for a few minutes in the past two years. Owen is one of the few coaches in the National league who is managing to hold out against the inroads being made by college tutors taking over the helm of pro teams. E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of Green Bay, Jap Douds of Pittsburgh and George Halas, who is coaching his own team, the Chicago Bears, are other coaches who rose from the ranks of players without having service as college tutors intervening between the transition from player to coach.
EXPECT PACKED PARK FOR BAY, GIANT BATTLE
SEPT 28 (Green Bay) - In an attempt to snare their first NFL victory of the 1933 season, the Green Bay Packers will head for Milwaukee Saturday morning where Sunday afternoon they will meet the New York Giants, another pennant contending squad. All roads will lead to Milwaukee, as indications are that north eastern Wisconsin's usual fine support for the Packers will be switched to the southern city. Reports from Milwaukee point to a sellout at Borchert field, which has a seating capacity of 14,072, plus standing room for 2,900. When they take the field Sunday afternoon, the Packers will be working to protect an undefeated record in Milwaukee. The Bays have played in that city seven times since 1921, twice with Racine and the other five times against Milwaukee teams, but never has a Green Bay defeat been recorded...PLAYED IN 1921: The Bays played in Milwaukee for the first time in 1921, meeting Racine in a state title, non-league contest. The game ended in a three-all tie. In 1922, the Bays returned to Milwaukee, holding the strong Badger team to a 0-0 tie in a contest featured by the stellar work of Robson and Fritz Pollard. Later that season the Packers played Racine at Milwaukee for the state title, Green
Bay winning 14 to 0. The Packers defeated the Milwaukee Badgers in 1923, 10 to 7, in a sensational battle. Curly Lambeau took a pass from Mathys in the fourth quarter for the winning touchdown. Verne Lewellen's great career was launched with the next Bay appearance at Milwaukee in 1924, when the Packers defeated the Badgers, 17 to 10, in a free scoring contest. Lewellen, playing his first season with the Packers, showed for the first time the promise of his ability as the National league's outstanding halfback...WIN FROM BADGERS: In 1926 the Packers took the Badgers, 21 to 0, with Lavvie Dilweg making his first professional appearance in a Milwaukee uniform. The following season the Bays journeyed to Milwaukee to play an All Star team, and the decision went to the visitors, 22 to 7. This was the game in which Whitey Woodin of Green Bay chased a Milwaukee player the length of the field in a futile attempt to ward off a touchdown. The Packers will entrain at 10 o'clock Saturday morning on the C. and N.W. road, and will arrive in Milwaukee in time to run through a few practice steps at Borchert field. Bud Jorgensen, property manager, will go ahead by an earlier train and will have the Packer equipment all laid out, ready for the squad's arrival. Coach E.L. Lambeau today pronounced the Packers in fine shape for Sunday's game. Clark Hinkle, whose bone shattering collision with Bronko Nagurski last Sunday was one of the features of the Packer-Bear game, came out of the contest in much better condition than did the Chicago fullback, and Milwaukee fans are looking forward eagerly for his appearance in that city. Packer fans declared the Hinkle-Nagurski crash one of the most sensational ever witnessed at City stadium, although members of the Bay squad have declared that it did not exceed the historic bump in New York two years ago, when Tom Nash and Chris Cagle collided to the detriment of both.
TWO TYPES OF COACHES
SEPT 28 (New York) - the 1933 NFL race in addition to crowning the world's champions will also decide the type of coaching circuit teams will have in the future. At present the ten club circuit is evenly split between teams coached by former college tutors and mentors who have risen from the ranks of professional players. The Chicago Bears, 1932 titleholders, are now among those tutored by an ex-player since George Halas has assumed control of the team on the field as well as in the business office. Others under the influence of ex-players are Cincinnati with A.J. Jolley; the New York Giants with Steve Owen; the Pittsburgh Pirates with Jap Douds; and, of course, E.L. Lambeau, whose Green Bay teams have made such a formidable record in league warfare...MCEWAN AT BROOKLYN: The league in the past two seasons has been trending away from the ex-player coach. Chris Cagle and Shipwreck Kelly, playing owners of the Dodgers, did not trust themselves with the coaching assignment but called in Captain John McEwan, ex-Army, Oregon and Holy Cross tutor. Lone Star Dietz, former assistant to Pop Warner, is the new tutor of the Boston Redskins, while Paul Schissler, whose Oregon State teams made formidable records, was conscripted to the pro game by the Chicago Cardinals. Potsy Clark, head coach at Kansas and Butler, is at the helm in Portsmouth while Lud Wray, ex-Penn mentor, is guiding the new Philadelphia Eagles eleven after making a creditable showing as Boston coach last fall.
GIANTS AT MILWAUKEE FOR PACKER TILT
SEPT 28 (Milwaukee) - The New York Giants, flushed by a 21 to 0 victory over the Indianapolis Indians in an exhibition game, will arrive here at noon today to drill for a National Professional Football league contest with the Green Bay Packers here Sunday. The Giants had little difficulty in winning at Indianapolis last night. They mixed spinner plays with straight line bucks, end runs and an assortment of passes by Harry Newman to score touchdowns in the first, second and fourth periods. Meanwhile, the Packers are drilling on the home lot to perfect a game which will send them into the victory column. A tie with the Boston Redskins and a 14 to 7 defeat by the Chicago Bears have been their lot thus far. But the defeat is considered by Coach Curly Lambeau and his men as one of those things, for the Bears pushed over touchdowns in the last four minutes.
LOSER, YES, BUT - PACKERS AND GIANTS LOST TOUGH GAMES
SEPT 28 (Milwaukee Journal) - The Bears beat the Packers, 14 to 7, last week and the Portsmouth Spartans beat the Giants, 17 to 7, so what, you ask, does that make the game at the ball park Sunday between the Packers and the Giants? Two losers they were, all right, in last week's game, but if you stop to analyze the defeats, both might easily have been winners. The sad tale of the Packers you undoubtedly know. Out in front with three minutes left to play, 7 to 0...a long, desperate pass on the wings of a prayer for a touchdown...and a blocked punt for another and the car was upset. Even Owner-Manager-Coach George Halas of the Bears shook his head and said as he wiped his sticky brow, "Whew! How lucky!" With only the score as a guide, the Giants' defeat at Portsmouth probably invited just one reaction. "Well, they can't be so tough to lose by that score. And certainly Mr. Newman must have been cooled off." But as the inside of the Giants' defeat trickles up this way it appears that New York, only a little less than the Packers, lost a tough one. Three time, it now develops, the Giants scored touchdowns after working the length of the field, only to have each one of them called back because of offside play. Three times - that's 18 points right there. Now the Giants may have been offside, all right, but those who have gone with the Packers to Portsmouth know that the little Ohio town has the worst officiating in the pro league. Anything might happen. On top of this, it also develops, Mr. Newman was far from cooled off. Although a marked man, he was the outstanding all-around player on the field. So it won't be two ordinary losers Sunday's game here will bring together. They lost tough ones, both of them, but with a little break both might still have their slates clean.
PACKERS DRILLS ON AIR ATTACK TO USE SUNDAY
SEPT 29 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers have been spending additional practice time this week
The 1933 Chicago Bears
on forward pass offense and defense, in preparation for their game with the New York Giants at Milwaukee Sunday afternoon. The passes appeared to click, and they will have to, because statistics of past Packer-Giant games reveal that forward passing played a key part in every defeat and victory. From the time when Cal Hubbard, then playing with New York, speared a pass to put the ball in scoring position for the Giants in 1928, the catapult has been the chief weapon of both teams in their annual contests, and indications are that Sunday's game will see no exception to the rule. In the very last meeting of the two teams, when the Giants defeated the Packers, 6 to 0, at New York last fall, the winning touchdown was scored by Ray Flaherty on a pass from McBride. Both of these players will be working for the Giants Sunday afternoon, and they are expected to resume their combination early in the game...HAVE GOOD PASSERS: Both teams have excellent passers and receivers. Herber at present is leading the National league in percentage of passes completed, with 30 out of 32, and almost any back or end on the Packer team is an excellent threat to receive his tosses. McBride will do considerable of the New York passing, but the bulk of the work is apt to rest on the arm of Harry Newman, one of Michigan's immortals, who has been causing a sensation in his first year of professional football. The game is likely to develop into a passing duel between Herber and Newman, with the victory going to the team which can complete the greatest percentage of its tosses. Another former Michigan star and ex-Packers is Bo Molenda, fullback of the Green Bay championship era, who is playing at halfback this season. Opposing him will be Hank Bruder of Green Bay, who always plays a whirlwind game against the Giants, and who probably is feared by the New Yorkers more than any other man on the Packer squad. The easterners, however, are familiar with the reputation of Clark Hinkle, Packer fullback who starred with Bucknell before heading for the midwest, and who topped the Eastern Intercollegiate conference in scoring his senior year...LEAVE ON SATURDAY: The Packers will leave for Milwaukee at 10 o'clock Saturday morning via the C. and N.W. road and will quarter at the Schroeder hotel. Coach E.L. Lambeau expects to arrive in time for a brisk warmup session at Borchert field, where Sunday's game will be played. The general exodus of Green Bay and northeastern Wisconsin fans for Milwaukee is expected to start early Sunday morning, when traffic on all roads will lead to the southern part of the state. Green Bay motorists are advised to follow Highway 57 via De Pere, Greenleaf, Chilton, Kiel and Saukville to Milwaukee, and others will take the lake shore route to the scene of the game. Both railroads are running excursions. If the Packers pile up a reasonable score on the Giants, they will set an unusual record, as the Bays have scored nearly twice as many points as their opponents in their nine-game series. Thus far Green Bay has scored 101 points on the Giants, while the beat the New Yorkers could get off the Packer defense was 55. Of the nine games, Green Bay has won six, and New York has taken the other three, all by margins of a single touchdown.
MUCH MORE SCORING
SEPT 29 (Green Bay) -The new National league playing rules which permit forward passing from any point behind the line of scrimmage and put the goal posts back on the goal line appear to be having the desired effect. Only five games have been played but 98 points has been scored for a much higher average than last year and a more open game seems assured. Two field goals have been kicked as against a total of only six the entire 1933 season, which seems to justify the presence of the uprights on the line. Portsmouth and New York with 38 and 30 points are the leading scorers, Green Bay with 20 forwards completed in 36 trials is showing the way in aerial offense.
PLENTY OF BEEF
SEPT 29 (New York) - The Giants' squad for 1933 illustrates one outstanding superiority the National league teams have over major college football elevens - weight. The Giants this year will average 203 pounds per man and this weight is well distributed with few over size and only one player under 190 pounds. Harry Newman, sensational Michigan quarterback, is the solo New York player to scale under 190. He tips the beam about 178 pounds, but he is solidly built for that weight, being only 5 feet 8 inches tall. Stuart Clancy, ex-Holy Cross luminary, is the 190-pounder and every other back on the squad is over 195 pounds, including stocky Tony Rovinski, also of Holy Cross who scales 198 pounds despite his 5 feet 9 inches. Newman and Rovinski are the only backs under six feet. The linemen are uniformly heavy and tall. The average is about 208 pounds in the line with Hugh Rhea of Nebraska and Tom Irvin of Davis-Elkins both at 232 being the heavyweights. Mel Hein, former Washington State center, is the tallest at 6 feet 4 inches...ALL SECTIONS OF COUNTRY: The players on the New York squad came from all sections of the country, except California. The far western state which is a heavy contributor to players on most other teams in the National league does not have a single representative on the Giants. Kansas with four men, Washington and Pennsylvania with three, figure largest in supplying material to the Giants. There are thirteen states represented on the squad. Oregon, Iowa, Michigan and Oklahoma each furnish two men, with Nebraska, Massachusetts, Ohio, Connecticut and Texas supplying one star apiece...WINTERS IN CALIFORNIA: California, though shutout, can lay partial claim to one man, Bo Molenda, former Michigan and Green Bay veteran. Molenda's home is in Detroit but he has been spending the past two winters in California outside of Los Angeles. Reb Russell, husky Northwestern plunger, is another who spends time on the coast as a participant in western movies, though his home is in Pawhuska, Okla.
PRO GRID NOTES
SEPT 29 (Green Bay) - Portsmouth kept its record clean in the pro league by defeating the New York Giants, 17 to 7. This is the Spartans' second win of the season and it looks as if Potsy Clark and his men were going somewhere again this fall...Glenn Presnell, Portsmouth back, had a field day against the Giants. Aside from converting on two tries and booting a 25-yard field goal, the Nebraska star of other days raced the field 55 yards for a touchdown...Turnouts at the first two games would indicate that Pittsburgh is hot over professional football. If Coach Jap Douds can develop a winner, Owner Rooney of the Pirates should be able to
dodge the red ink this fall...One of the best free lance post-graduate gridiron squads is at Indianapolis and the Hoosier pros are meeting nearly all of the National league squads. In another year, Indianapolis will probably join the Joe Carr wheel...Harry Newman got off on the right foot in pro football. The former Michigan quarterback who is now calling signals for the New York Giants, seems to have found the "cash and carry" game much to his liking...The Chicago Bears open their season at home this Sunday against the Boston Redskins. Coach George Halas is worried over the combat as the Boston aggregation of All-Americans is an up and coming gridiron machine...Jim Durfee is still calling 'em in the National league. Durfee has been an official for President Carr since the pro loop formed. Jim resides in Columbus, O., and he will probably draw many of the middle west assignments...One of the newcomers on the Portsmouth squad this season is Jim Bowdoin, former Alabama guard. The southerner is an experienced pro footballer as he was with Green Bay for several seasons. Last fall Bowdoin played for the Brooklyn Dodgers...Benny Friedman, who in 1932 was coach, manager, and captain of the Brooklyn Dodgers, will perform in the ranks for the Cagle-Kelly combination this season. Without any business worries, Benny should have a great time on the gridiron...Corsine, a Davis and Elkins product, playing with the Cincinnati Reds, looks like one of the stars of the circuit. Corsine can do nearly anything with a football and he is rugged enough to stand the gaff in good shape...In Crow and Johnson, Boston has a pair of honest-to-goodness Redskin centers as both hail from Haskell. Johnson possibly is the best passer but Crow wings around like a bird in the air attack defense...Oehler, one of the 1932 Purdue stars, made the grade nicely in the game against New York. The ex-Boilermaker is holding down the center post for Pittsburgh and he crashed the Giant line to block a punt for a safety...Harry O'Boyle, who earned his gridiron spurs at Notre Dame in the days of Knute Rockne, is another Philly ball carrier whom Coach Lud Wray is counting on to make the grade. O'Boyle played with the Packers two seasons...Glen Presnell is again lugging the ball for the Portsmouth Spartans. In his college days, Presnell was a sensation at Nebraska and he has been stepping around pretty lively on the pro fields. He is a great blocker...Bill Senn will play with Cincinnati this season. Several years ago when with the Chicago Bears, the former Knox college star, was rated as the fastest man in professional football. Senn should flash with the Reds..Kiesling, one of the greatest guards in the National league, is again seeing service with the Chicago Cards. The big center flanker is going great guns this fall and has been raising havoc with opposing forward walls...Kennelly, left end for Philadelphia, has played a lot of professional football. Some years back, he was a member of the Pottsville Miner, then went to the Chicago Cards and last season he drew his pay from the Boston club.
PACKERS AND GIANTS MEET IN MILWAUKEE
SEPT 30 (Milwaukee) - It will be "Green Bay Day" here tomorrow as that city's mighty football team appears before southern Wisconsin fans against the New York Giants in a NFL contest. The game is booked at Borchert field at 2 o'clock. Indications point to one of the best games between these teams seen in many years before a crowd that should number close to 15,000. The squads are at their best and will be fighting to remain among the leaders in the National league race. The teams are loaded with experienced players, and new stars who rapidly are gaining reputations in the professional circuit. Both are smarting from defeats tasted last Sunday, Green Bay being beaten by the Chicago Bears and the Giants dropping the decision to Portsmouth and are sure to be fighting every minute...HAVE GOOD PLAYERS: Both the Packers and Giants possess crack offensive performers. They both have excellent passers, receivers and runners and indications point to a wide open game. For the Giants it will be Harry Newman, Jack McBride, Hap Moran, Ken Strong, Dade Burnett, Tiny Feather, Bo Molenda and Reb Russell, as versatile a set of backfield aces as can be found any place in the country. In Newman, the Giants have a passer that ranks in the class of Arnold Herber and Benny Friedman, two of the ace tossers in the business. Although this is only his first year in the pro game, Newman has been giving every team the Giants met plenty of trouble with short, long and flat passes. Ken Strong, Jack McBride, Hap Moran and Bo Molenda can hit the line hard and often to lend versatility to the Giants' attack. Burnett, Feather and Russell also can be counted on to do everything required of them. Opposing this group the Packers will have Roger Grove and Johnny Blood at the quarterback posts, Herber, Bruder, Mott, Monnett, Englemann as halfbacks with Goldenberg, McCrary and Hinkle as fullbacks...GOLDENBERG AT HOME: Appearance of Goldenberg with the Green Bay team has aroused considerable interest here as the young former Wisconsin back has many friends gained when he wrestled here last winter. Goldenberg's home is in Milwaukee. After warming the bench in the Packer-Boston game, Goldenberg came into his own last Sunday against the Bears and he probably will get to see considerable action tomorrow. McCrary is also expected to be used quite a bit. New York has a line that is as good as its backfield, with many veterans ready for action. Hein, one of the best centers in the league last year, is back again, as is Flaherty, Campbell and Badgro, three flashy ends, Grant and Owen, tackles; Tom Jones, who played with Hinkle at Bucknell, and a few other experienced performers, to say nothing of some crack new men...TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE: Green Bay's line should be able to hold its own against the Giants front wall, however, judging by the performance turned in last week when the Bears were stopped in their tracks in most plays. New men have come through nicely to plug gaps left by the departure of veterans and those who are back from last year's team are playing as good ball as ever. Advance sales indicate a capacity crowd, although there still remains approximately 3,000 general admission tickets to be sold. The reserve seats are sold out. A thousand or more Green Bay fans are expected to follow the team here.
PACKERS, GIANTS OFFER FANS FOOTBALL CLASSIC
OCT 1 (Milwaukee) - Professional football will make its re-entry into Milwaukee at 2 p.m. at Borchert Field when the Green Bay Packers come down from the north to do battle with the New York Giants. Heralded as the greatest football attraction ever presented here, the game is sure to be a sellout with the S.R.O. sign due to be hung up by the time play is called. It marks a new era in Milwaukee football and offers Milwaukee fans the first big time professional football tidbit since the days of the old Milwaukee Badgers. And even the Badgers and their opponents, exponents of an earlier day brand of professional football, never offered the team play, individual brilliance and sensationalism that will be put on display today. Since the days of the Badgers pro football has made gigantic strides. It has stepped from infant's clothes and out of the gands of inexperienced owners until it now ranks as a major sport recognized nationally as the ultimate in football finesse. The Packers barnstormed here two years ago, crushing the Ische Radios, one of the leading Milwaukee teams. Other good pro teams have also appeared here in late years, but never against an opponent of equal power and versatility or in a league game. The Giants will present Ken Strong, Jack McBride, Harry Newman, Red Flaherty, Morry Badgro, Bo Molenda and a host of other alltime greats or near greats against the all-American talent assembled by Coach Curly Lambeau of the Bays. Molenda, the plodder is as well known to Packer fans as any present day Packers. It was Bo who was the fullback ace for the Bays in their three straight championship years of 1929, '30 and '31. And it was Bo, who, released by the Bays last fall, landed with the Giants and helped construct a defense that stopped the title march of the Bays in New York. Again today you'll see the Giants well versed in defensive strategy by this same Bo, who has been working with the Giants all week on Packer plays. It will be old Bo in the fullback post a lot of the time, driving straight through, piling up yardage on spinners, blocking superbly and playing a tight defensive game. And there'll be Newman and McBride doing the passing and Badgro and Flaherty or Hap Moran or Doc Burnett snaggin' them - if the Packers slip. Flaherty is without question as great a receiver as ever played. And McBride, despite Newman's vaunted prowess in college circles, is the tosser most feared by the Bays. Hinkle, Hubbard, Blood, Herber, Bruder, Michalske - names to conjure with - will be in there for the Bays. But it is not the stars alone that local fans will see, for the pros, through new legislation, have advanced the science of offensive football to new heights. The pros allow passing anywhere behind the line of scrimmage and it has just about evened the struggle between offense and defense. In past years, unless one team clearly dominated, defense held sway. Now, on third down, two to go, you can expect to see a bone crushing drive at the line by the fullback who will suddenly hurl himself into the air to shove a forward to an end cutting over. That places the burdern on the secondary defense which must steel itself to meet the thrust on the ground, but be alert to knock down a surprise pass. This rule change has added greatly to the football spectacle and, no doubt, will be followed by the colleges next year. As to the outcome of the game it looks as though the old do-re-mi is safe with the Bays. A tie with the Redskins and a defeat at the hands of the Bears is the sum and substance of the Bay record, but the team right now is stronger than the one which had the best record in the league last fall despite the loss of the title to the Bears.