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Portsmouth Spartans (6-2) 7, Green Bay Packers (4-4-1) 0

Sunday November 12th 1933 (at Portsmouth)



(PORTSMOUTH) - A fighting Packer team, handicapped at several crucial stages by dumb signal calling, met defeat at the hands of Potsy Clark's Portsmouth Spartans here Sunday afternoon at Universal stadium by the score of 7 to 0 before a paid gate of less than 6,000 spectators. And the officiating was O.K. The Bays battled at top speed from start to finish, but, aside from the fourth quarter when they threw a scare into the Spartans, Coach Lambeau's gridders failed to click with a consistent offensive. The air attack was only about 20 percent efficient, and Monnett and Goldenberg were the only Packer backs who seemed to able to carry the mail in a way which moved up the yard sticks. The Spartans were pointed for the Packer game. Evidently Potsy Clark hadn't forgotten his 17 to 0 licking and he had his players on their toes from start to finish.


The Spartan line seemed to improve as the game went on and they rushed the Packer passers at express train speed. Possibly this explains why the Packers' much vaunted overhead drive fell by the wayside. The weather was ideal for football. Old Sol shone in all his glory and the gridiron was in the pink of condition. Conditions were much different than at last year's game here. The crowd, although partisan, didn't resort to boos and catcalls and frequently when a Packer was taken out of the game, he was given a good hand. There was a handful of razzberry experts squatting behind the Bay bench, but they didn't get very far with the verbal taunts as the Bays didn't "rag" back at them. In the third stanza when the Spartans made the only touchdown of the game, this anvil chorus let loose but their cheers turned to groans in the fourth quarter when the Bays came close to pulling the game out of the fire by a spirited march down the field which forced the Spartans back to the shadow of their goal posts. From a Green Bay point of view, the brightest spot of the entire game was the last half of the fourth quarter. The Spartans had worked the ball well past the middle of the field and they made a first down on the Bays' 37. Schaake knifed through for eight. Then the same Spartan back lost three. A forward pass went haywire and Schaake punted over the goal line.


The Packers scrimmaged on their 20, but two plays failed to net an inch. Herber kicked to Presnell, who was dumped on the Portsmouth 44. Then Presnell got loose on a trick play and galloped to Green Bay's 40. It looked for a time as if he were in the clear. Two thrusts netted Portsmouth but four yards and a pass was grounded. Schaake tried to kick one out of the grave but his punt hit the sidelines on the Packers' 20 and then the fun began. Goldenberg slashed through for 30 yards and followed this up with another first down with some to spare and the Packers had the ball on the Spartans' 45. Monnett got four, Herber two, Goldenberg three and Monnett made it a first down. By this time the Portsmouth fans were yelling, "Hold 'em, Spartans, hold 'em!" Herber slashed outside of tackle for seven and Goldenberg crashed for another first down. The ball was resting on the Spartans' 24. A Packer pass went flop but Johnny Blood squeezed across for a "4" and Buckets and Monnett chalked up the other five. It was the Packers' ball on Portsmouth's 12-yard line and there were less than two minutes to play. Excitement was intense and the stands were in an uproar. It seemed as if the Spartans couldn't check the Green Bay onslaught.


Both teams took a breather and went into separate huddles to talk things over. When action was resumed, the Packers, for some unknown reason, attempted a "down the slot" forward pass and it was grounded  behind the goal line without a Bayite being near the ball. The Spartans took the ball on their 20, fussed around a bit to eat up time, got away several plays which netted a first down and then the gun popped and it was all over but the shouting. Taking stock of the injuries, Clark Hinkle was badly banged up, but he should be in shape for next Sunday's tilt with Boston. Some of the other players were a bit the worse for wear. The break of the game on which the Spartans crashed in with a score came early in the third quarter. Schaake, who had been lucky all the day, getting off some ground-scraping punts, booted one from about midfield and the oval wiggled its way to the Bays' three yard line, where it  was downed. Herber immediately punted out from behind his own goal line and it sailed over the sidelines on the Packers' 29. Two Portsmouth passes failed and then Father Lumpkin grabbed a "soup" toss and then scampered to the Packers' 12.


A short pass went astray but on the next play Caddell, aided by some splendid interference and perfect line blocking, cut around the Packers' right wing for the touchdown yardage. Presnell added the extra point with a mighty boot which sent the ball into the bleachers back of the end zone. On the next kickoff the Packers received and Goldenberg raced the ball back to the 25 yard line. Three rushes and an offside on Portsmouth gave the Packers a first down. Monnett, Herber and Blood hooked up for another 10 yarder and it looked as if the Packers might be going somewhere. However, Randolph spoiled the picture by intercepting a Packer pass on his own 36. The Spartans couldn't gain and Schaake booted to Grove, who came back to the Bays' 33. Monnet got away for


20 yards and then added another six. Johnny Blood picked up a couple more as time for the quarter ended, the ball in the Packers' possession on the Spartans' 38. An offside penalty cost the Packer five and it was more than costly as Monnett had romped down the field some 20 yards on the play.


Herber kicked and to the surprise of everybody, Presnell caught the ball on his own goal line instead of letting it drift back for a touchback. The Spartan star was then dumped with a thud on his 11 yard stripe. Caddell cut through for a first down but the Packers stopped the advance and Schaake kicked to the Bays' 41. A lateral pass went bad and two line thrusts netted little. Herber booted to Presnell and he bit the dust on the Spartans' 37. Then the Spartans clicked nicely for a pair of first downs, but that was their final splurge, and the Packers launched their ninth inning offensive. The game started with the Packers kicking off to the Spartans from the north end of the field. Presnell received the kickoff and he was downed 29 yards in front of the uprights. Two rushes netted about three yards and Presnell kicked. The ball was partly blocked and the Packers recovered on the Spartans' 45. The Bays clicked for a first down and were well on the way to another with the aid of an offside penalty when the Spartans recovered a fumble and the advance was cut short. After a couple of line plays, Schaake punted out of bounds on the Packers' 28. Hinkle bucked for a couple and then punted to Presnell, who came dashing back to the Packers' 31 in a brilliant run. Portsmouth came through with another first down with the aid of a short forward. Caddell lost ten and soon after Grove intercepted a Spartan toss on his own 17.


Hinkle punted immediately and the ball went out on the Spartans' 48. Hinkle slashed through and covered a Spartan fumble on the Portsmouth 40. The Packers couldn't get going offensively as the Portsmouth forwards were smearing in hard. Herber booted one in the graveyard and it was the Spartan's ball on their own six stripe. Schaake immediately kicked back to midfield. A Packer later went bad and two rushes were nipped in the bud by the ever aggressive Spartan line. A punt by Herber was grounded on the Spartans' 24. Two plays gained six yards when time was called for the first quarter with the ball in the Spartans' possession on their own 30. Coach Lambeau made several changes in his battle front as the second stanza got underway and Schaake punted to Johnny Blood, who celebrated his appearance in the game by hitting the turf on the Packers' 30. The Bays lost five for offside but a pass, Herber to Dilweg, counted a first down. The Bays hit a brick wall soon after and Herber kicked to the Spartans' 24. Portsmouth lost five for offside, Caddell got nine and Schneller four on an end around. Schaake booted to Herber, who sidestepped back to the Spartans' 35. It was quite a run and if several of the Bays had blocked, the former West High pride might have stepped to the goal line. The Spartans nipped the rally by snagging a forward pass. Then they uncorked a pass, Presnell to Caddell, which was good for a first down on the Packers' 40. The Spartans chalked up another move of the yardsticks but the advance was held tight and Schaake kicked over the goal line. The Packers scrimmaged on their 20 and Herber fumbled. It was the Spartans' ball. Portsmouth lost 13 yards in two thrusts, but a pass gained 14. On the fourth down, nine to go, the Packers knocked down a pass and took the ball on their 17 stripe. Herber kicked to Presnell, who was stopped on his own 35. The Spartans were dumped in their tracks on two rushes and Schaake punted to Monnett, who came back to the Packers' 41. Herber made a first down and Monnett added six in two rushes. Herber lost 13 when he was smeared before tossing a forward. Wager, who has substituted for Randolph at center, intercepted a Packer pass and ran to the 10 yard line before he was dumped.


A Portsmouth pass failed, Caddell lost a couple and then picked up two. Presnell missed a placekick and it was Green Bay's ball on their 20 yard line. Hinkle made eight and Monnett scamped to midfield on the final play of the second quarter. Just as the Packers snapped the ball on the last play, the gun popped and some of the Spartans let down and didn't try to stop Monnett. However, Presnell was onto his game and he chased him out of bounds. Potsy Clark, the Spartan coach, nearly threw a fit on the Portsmouth bench while the last play was underway.

GREEN BAY  -  0  0  0  0 -  0

PORTSMOUTH -  0  0  7  0 -  7


3rd - PORT - Ernie Caddel, 7-yard run (Glenn Presnell kick) PORTSMOUTH 7-0



NOV 13 (Portsmouth) - To those at home, listening to the broadcast of our game with Portsmouth here Sunday, which we lost, 7 to 0, the first down pass which we called on the Spartans' 13-yard line in the closing minutes of play may have seemed like an error in judgment. We had just pounded down the field 67 yards and built up the best scoring opportunity of the afternoon. Goldenberg and Monnett each seemed good for five yards every time they carried the ball. I want to come to the defense of Johnny Blood in this case, however. Blood was calling signals. So well had he directed the attack on the ground that, as we lined up on the 13-yard line, first down, Portsmouth's secondary was deployed only to stop our running plays and a wide open hole for a pass appeared directly over center. Blood gambled on the play, and it seemed a wise gamble. Herber did stand free in the end zone, in the hole that Blood had spotted, with nobody within 10 yard of him, but he slipped and stumbled with the ball in the air and we lost our last chance. Portsmouth deserved to win this game, although it was close all the way, and the margin of difference was not great. It was Portsmouth's first game at home in three weeks. The team was well keyed and it remembered the 17 to 0 victory we scored at Green Bay. Our boys were mentally set, but the timing of our plays was off and our forward passing was bad. This probably can be attributed somewhat to the unfavorable weather we had for practice in the week before the game. At that, in addition to the first down pass already described, we missed several opportunities to score. On one occasion, Grove had eluded the last defensive man, had a pass in his hands, juggled it for five or six yards but then dropped it. On another occasion, both Blood and Rose stood free in the end zone for a pass, but the passer juggled the ball and didn't have a chance to get it away. We feel that we are practically out of the championship as a result of the defeat, but fell, too, that we will still be tough for every club in the league.


NOV 14 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers started their eastern workouts this morning at the Dewitt-Clinton field. Coach E.L. Lambeau had all his hands on deck for the drill, but several of his players, including Milt Gantenbein and Lon Evans, just took part in the warm up exercise and did not participate in the touchball contest. Gantenbein has a could of sprained fingers and his ankle, which was bruised in the Chicago Cardinal game, suffered further bruising. Evans has developed a sore knee, possibly from sleeping in an upper berth, but Trainer Bud Jorgenson claims he will have him fixed by Thursday. It was a grueling combat at Portsmouth, and all the gridders who saw action in the game took plenty of pounding. The team left the flood wall city early Sunday night and reached New York on Monday afternoon. The majority of the gridders wasted little time in plunging into the bathtubs for a hot soak to limber up their aching muscles...HARD TO EXPLAIN: The Bays were much disappointed over their failure to take the Spartans into camp. It was one of those games hard to explain. Aside from the last minutes of the fourth quarter, the Packers just simply could not click offensively. Several times missed signals raised havoc with the attack and there were occasions when the line seemed unable to clear the path for the ball luggers. There has been some moaning back and forth about this and that but one of the veterans struck the proper key when he remarked: "There's no use crying about spilled milk. Let's forget Portsmouth and go out and take Boston," and that is just what the Packers intend to do. The Redskins are apt to be plenty tough this Sunday as they will be smarting under the one touchdown defeat handed them here by the Giants at the Polo Grounds. One of Coach Lambeau's scouts who covered the Boston-New York tilt went into a huddle with the Packer pilot Monday night and his report wasn't any too encouraging to Green Bay hopes. However, Coach Lambeau got the charts on both of the clubs' trick formations and he started work today in building up a defense which is aimed to curb the Boston running attack, built around the ever brilliant "Gyp" Battles. The air is going to filled with footballs this week during the Packer drills as Coach Lambeau was much displeased with the way his hirelings took the air route in the Portsmouth fracas. Successful tosses were few and far between. The overhead attack seemed to be poorly timed as often the intended receiver and ball were yards apart...PRAISES PACKER STARS: Tommy Hughitt, who handled the Portsmouth game in splendid style, has a word of praise for Bob Monnett and Buckets Goldenberg, the two Packer backs who carried the load for Green Bay. "Monnett is the shiftiest new back that I have seen in the league this season," he said, "and that chunky fullback Goldenberg sure does hit the line hard. It was too bad that - " and then Hughitt stopped talking, remembering that league officials are not supposed to comment about generalship on the field of play. It was an agreeable trip from Portsmouth to New York. The Packers' private Pullman was attached to the crack trains of the C. and O. and the B. and O. and railroad officials en route did everything to make the journey a pleasant one. Some of the early bird Packers gave Washington a brief once-over during the 30 minute stop Monday morning but the majority of gridders stuck to their berths and slept through it all. The Packers' B. and O. train stopped at Jersey City and the squad stepped into two big motor buses for the cross river hop to New York. A 20-minute ferry trip was on the schedule and when the Packers got aboard the river craft, Johnny Blood was heard to remark: "Wouldn't Jugger Earpe enjoy himself if he was here with us now."...CAL RIGHT AT HOME: Cal Hubbard, who appears to be right at home wherever he hangs his hat, has taken Lon Evans, Buckets Goldenberg, Al Sarafiny and Ben Mott under his wing for a specially conducted tour of the metropolis and Rudy Comstock will probably go along as assistant caretaker. Goldenberg is going to give the Madison Square Garden a thorough once over, as he hopes to show there as a wrestler during the winter months. According to Buckets, a match with Herman Hickman, the Brooklyn Dodgers' guard, in in prospect. Among the early visitors around the hotel were Les Peterson, Tom Nash and Bruce Jones, a trio of ex-Packers who are now earning their salt from


the Cagle-Kelly combination in Brooklyn. Nash has put on some weight and his teammates claim that "Big Tom" is experiencing one of his best seasons on the postgraduate gridiron. Jimmy Crowley called up to say hello and Coach Lambeau expects to see a lot of the Fordham mentor who in the olden days the Packer pilot directed in high school and then sent on to Notre Dame where he gained nationwide fame as a member of the lamented Knute Rockne's "Four Horsemen."


NOV 14 (New York) - The weekly statistics for the NFL show the Boston Redskins still the best team on offense, Green Bay's Packers the leading defensive outfit and the Brooklyn Dodgers new pace setters in the passing department. With Benny Friedman doing most of the tossing, the Dodgers have completed 50 passes in 104 attempts, or 48 percent. Green Bay, featuring Arnie Herber as the thrower, is second by completing 44 percent of its aerials, and the New York Giants banking on Harry Newman's accurate arm, third at 41 percent. Boston has gained an average of 239 1/9 yards in nine games as against 234 for Portsmouth; 230 1/3 for Brooklyn and 229 1/3 for the Giants. Green Bay has permitted the opposition only 148 3/4 yards per game against 161 3/8 for Portsmouth, 161 7/8 for the Chicago Bears and 186 1/6 for Brooklyn. The Giants have a wide lead in total points with 167, Green Bay second at 141 and Portsmouth third at 100.


NOV 14 (Columbus, OH) - Glenn Presnell of Portsmouth and and Ken Strong of New York each picked up one point in the Sunday's NFL games, and retained their positions at the top of the league's scoring list. Each has scored 47 points. Shipwreck Kelly, player and owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who makes is a point to score all his touchdowns in groups of three, clicked for another trio against against Pittsburgh, added an extra point and catapulted himself from a ninth place tie to fourth position. The third spot is still held by Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg of Green Bay, who went scoreless against Portsmouth Sunday...MUSICK IS FIFTH: Jim Musick of Boston clings to his fifth place, although he failed to score against the Giants. Goldernberg leads in total touchdowns scored, having managed to push the ball over seven times, while Strong has kicked 11 extra points to lead the league. Presnell, who has booted five field goals continues to top that department. The New York team still leads in scoring diversity, 10 members of the team being represented in the column. Others teams follow in the order named: Green Bay, nine; Portsmouth, Pittsburgh and Brooklyn, seven each; Boston, the Chicago Cardinals and the Chicago Bears six each; Philadelphia, three and Cincinnati, two.


NOV 14 (Columbus, OH) - Glenn Presnell of Portsmouth and and Ken Strong of New York each picked up one point in the Sunday's NFL games, and retained their positions at the top of the league's scoring list. Each has scored 47 points. Shipwreck Kelly, player and owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who makes is a point to score all his touchdowns in groups of three, clicked for another trio against against Pittsburgh, added an extra point and catapulted himself from a ninth place tie to fourth position. The third spot is still held by Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg of Green Bay, who went scoreless against Portsmouth Sunday...MUSICK IS FIFTH: Jim Musick of Boston clings to his fifth place, although he failed to score against the Giants. Goldernberg leads in total touchdowns scored, having managed to push the ball over seven times, while Strong has kicked 11 extra points to lead the league. Presnell, who has booted five field goals continues to top that department. The New York team still leads in scoring diversity, 10 members of the team being represented in the column. Others teams follow in the order named: Green Bay, nine; Portsmouth, Pittsburgh and Brooklyn, seven each; Boston, the Chicago Cardinals and the Chicago Bears six each; Philadelphia, three and Cincinnati, two.



NOV 14 (New York) - Five years ago professional football began to realize that it could not depend alone on the color of its star players. There was something missing which could supply the spark to fill its stadia to the capacity of college stands. Then officials began to purge the game of overemphasized commercialism, and decided to try to run it on a basis similar to big league baseball competition. College coaches were enlisted. Fines were imposed on players who failed to train properly, or who failed to show their best in games. Spring and fall training camps were established, similar to those of college teams. Team rivalries in the league were ballyhooed. Scouts were sent to various minor pro outfits throughout the country to enlist fresh material, and some teams even established "farms" similar to those of major league ball teams in which to develop future players...PLAYERS SIGN CONTRACTS: Each player was signed to a contract. When a player accepted the terms of one club, no other club in the league could barter with him. Contracts were executed in triplicate, and one copy each was retained by the player, the club and the league. The National league went into 1933 composed of ten teams. This league, it was understood, was to be augmented by an organization of league with Memphis, a Texas city and a New England center, as hubs. The National league teams were the Chicago Bears and Cardinals, Portsmouth Spartans, Boston Redskins, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Brooklyn Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Reds. With rosters of all-star players on these teams, it was easy for ballyhoo agents of the league to build up color. For instance, two of the greatest forward passers ever to grace the game are playing pro football. These are Benny Friedman of Brooklyn, and one of his Michigan pupils, Harry Newman, the All-America quarterback of the Wolverines last season, who now plays for the New York Giants...LOTS OF NOISE: When these two teams meet, there is always a lot of noise about the pass rivalry between the two players, with the result that a lot of customers walk through the turnstiles to watch a possible duel. Another wise move on the part of National league officials was to transplant stars from the west coast, Rocky Mountains, southwest and other parts of the country for the spectators to see. The eastern customers had read a lot about Angel Brovelli, when he played at St. Mary's, Jim Musick, when he was a feared Trojan, and a bunch of other boys out there. When they were brought east to flash on the gridiron, the cash returns increased. An unexpected bit of color was furnished by the Chicago Bears this year. The Grange team has developed the reputation of being "college" finishers, having won five of their first six games by remarkable rallies in the last quarter. This fact allayed any suspicion of fans that the pros were taking their game easy. The pros have strayed from intercollegiate rules in two instances - put the goal posts back on the goal line, and permitted forward passes to be thrown from any point behind the line of scrimmage. 


NOV 15 (New York) - With the mercury ranging below the freezing mark and a sub-zero breeze blowing in off North river, the Packers went through their practice paces this morning at top speed. It was a case of hustle to keep warm and Coach Lambeau's men stepped around so lively that they were steaming like locomotives before the session was half an hour old. All the gridders except Milt Gantenbein participated in the workout. The former Badger captain's injured leg isn't responding to treatment as fast as Trainer Bud Jorgenson hoped it would and hot towels are being kept on the shin and ankle from morning until night. "Hard Luck" Hank Bruder is jinxed again. He has developed a kink in his right shoulder and he can't even get his arm up to comb his hair. Bruder is undergoing special treatment but it is doubtful if he will see service against the Redskins in Boston this weekend. Bruder gets into his togs daily and runs around the practice field but is unable to do all ball handling. Coach Lambeau is working overtime to get his air attack functioning in proper Packer style. This was one department of the game in which Green Bay was woefully weak in the Portsmouth encounter...LAMBEAU TAKES WORKOUT: Lambeau even stepped into the workout and did some passing himself in an effort to show the passers how to improve their form. Nearly every backfield took a hand in the drill and the practice was speeded up by using two footballs and having different sets of forwards chasing down under each pass. Blackboard talks are being held daily and the Packers mentor is going over every play that he intends to use against Boston. According to reports from Boston, Lone Star Dietz, the Redskin mentor, is building up a new pass defense for the Packer game. This season Boston hasn't been any too good checking an air drive and last Sunday, the Giants chalked up plenty of yardage via the overhead route. The Packer squad will make only a short stay in the Hub. According to present plans, the Bays leave here Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock and will arrive in Beantown at 8:15 p.m. On the return trip, Green Bay will get back to New York shortly after midnight. Buckets Goldenberg has decided in more ways than one that his football teammate come in handy. The chunky fullback took a walk down Broadway and looked in at an auction. Buckets kept his hand on his pocketbook until someone started bidding for a diamond ring. Then Goldenberg got into the affair and the first thing he knew he was high on a "sparkler" at $63. Buckets paid and brought the stone back to the hotel. Several of the players looked the "gem" over and they decided to get the ring appraised at a jewelry shop. This was done and it was discovered that the stone wasn't worth half what Buckets had been hooked for...PACKERS STAGE RAID: So about half the team, heated by Lon Evans, who is Goldenberg's roommate, started for the auction stand. It didn't require any strong arm methods when the auctioneer looked over the visiting delegation and after about three minutes of discussion, one Mr. Goldenberg was minus a diamond ring but he had his sixty-three bucks back in his jeans and the pocketbook of the Packer fullback was made tighter than ever with a couple of rubber bands. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt was a caller at the Victoria hotel where the Packers are stopping. The president's wife came unheralded to visit friends and she was in and out of the hotel hardly before the Packer squad knew about it. One of the elevator boys passed the tip that Mrs. Roosevelt had been in the house and there was a rush of Bayites to the lobby but the gridders were too late for the parade. Dr. Harry A. March, whom Green Bay football fans may remember as the New York club official who paraded the sidelines at the City stadium decked in an "Al Smith" brown derby when the Giants played there in 1928, dropped in to say hello to the Packers. The doctor is free lancing in football these days and serving as self-appointed advisor to the teams in the metropolitan district. March isn't a bit bashful and he admits he would like to try his hand in Joe F. Carr's job as president of the NFL. Coach Lambeau was Jimmy Crowley's guest at Fordham's football practice Tuesday afternoon. The Packer mentor grabbed the first opportunity to look the Rams over as Crowley has a couple of gridders on his squad who should be able to "cut the buck" on the post graduate gridiron in 1934. Of course, it is against the league rules to tinker with collegians before they get their sheepskins, but there is no harm in making the acquaintance of the youngsters before the zero hour for talking terms arrives.


NOV 15 (Charlotte) - Professional football took a full stride forward today with announcement of almost full-grown plans for the organization of an American league patterned after the National Professional football circuit. The announcement by S.A. Godman, owner of the Memphis Tigers and a pioneer in Dixie professional pigskin activities, came as the culmination of a movement launched last January...DIVIDE NEW CIRCUIT: The new league would be divided into eastern and western circuits, with Charlotte and Memphis as headquarters. As outlined the project which Godman said had the active support of Joe Carr of Columbus, O., president of the national organization includes such elevens, besides Charlotte and Memphis, as the St. Louis Gunners, Oklahoma City Chiefs, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Washington, Baltimore, Winston-Salem, New Orleans, Birmingham, Montgomery, Nashville, Chattanooga and Tulsa as well as other teams in the South and midwest...PLAY GOOD FOOTBALL: "We don't want a Southern league," Godman explained, "nor do we want a secondary league to the Nationals. We - Memphis - play as good football as they do in the National league. The Gunners and the Chiefs can win in the National circuit anytime."


NOV 16 (New York) - The weatherman's forecast of snow flurries and continued cold hit it right on the head and the Packers went through another workout in Arctic temperatures at Dewitt-Clinton field. There were only 19 active participants, as Milt Gantenbein still is the worse for wear and remained in his hotel room keeping a continual engagement with hot towels. Mike Michalske reported a minor ailment and was excused for the day while Hank Bruder, with his injured shoulder tightly taped, just jogged around the field in brief exercise. An X-ray picture of Bruder's injured shoulder showed a chipped bone and some torn muscles. Ben Smith and Lon Evans, the Packer recruits from down south, haven't enjoyed their sojourn in New York any too well as the chilly blasts sweeping off the Atlantic coast gave them no end of discomfort both on and off the field. They have both resorted to red flannels and between scratching and freezing, they are having a dickens of a time. The Victoria hotel is quite a headquarters for the sport colony as the majority of boxers and wrestlers stay there when in Gotham. The Detroit hockey team checked in late Wednesday from Boston and among the motor city puck chasers was Johnny Sorrell, who played baseball with Valders in the eastern Wisconsin circuit...VISITOR GETS ACQUAINTED: Sorrell lost little time in getting acquainted and he was soon talking about Tommy Lawrence, Mike Muldowney and Eddie Donegan, three members of the championship Green Sox. Sorrell is one of the star forwards of the Detroit team and a few of the Packers will see the tilt tonight at the Madison Square Garden as his guests. Four of the Detroit hockeyists were among those present at the Packers drill this morning. Ray Steele, one of the top notch heavyweight grapplers in the country, is taking quite an interest in the Packer squad after Cal Hubbard, who serves as master of ceremonies in the lobby, made him known to other boys. It seems that Steele's right name is Sauer and that he is one of a great family of Nebraska athletes. Ray has got a kid brother furnishing his third year as varsity fullback at the Cornhusker institution who plans to play some professional football in 1934 and it didn't take the Packer management long to try and get the inside track. The Bays won't have a chance to rub elbows with the Chicago Bears at the hotel here because when Coach George Halas found out that the Packers were stopping at the Victoria, he cancelled his reservations and decided to stop at another hotel. The Bruins have been camping in Philadelphia for 10 days but they will pull into New York late Thursday. While in the Quaker city, the Bears worked out at Drexel institute. This is the institution where Walter Halas, brother of George, serves as athletic director. Coach Lambeau's men are of the opinion that the Bears have cracked and that they will be lucky to win another game this season. Maybe Coach Halas has seen all he wants of the Packers and that is why he is going to keep his squad clear of the Bays while in the Broadway sector...CAN'T LOCATE PAPER: Some of the Packer trooped New York from the Battery to the Bronx in a vain attempt to purchase a Portsmouth paper of last Monday. None of the news stands ever heard of the publication and it is not on the exchange tables of the New York dailies. Coach Lambeau and Cal Hubbard are harboring a mutual grouch against Joe F. Carr, president of the National league. The circuit prexy after getting reports from the officials of the Packer-Chicago Card game and eyeing a


complaint from Dr. David E. Jones, president of the club, sent Hubbard a letter warning him that "further ungetlemanly conduct" on the field of play would result in his fine and suspension. President Carr penned the letter to Hubbard without even giving the Green Bay management a chance to present its side of the affair. What's more, Coach Lambeau claims that Mr. Carr should have communicated with Hubbard through the club and not direct to the player. "I think Mr. Carr has the wrong version of the affair," said Hubbard, "and I intend to talk it over with him personally even if I have to make a special trip to Columbus, Ohio, while we are in the east. The officiating in the Cardinal game was the worst I have ever experienced in my football career and, if we had stood by like lambs and let them hand it to us, there is no telling what might have happened. We have been dropping enough games this year without being robbed of another."...SIGN ROUND ROBIN: There is some talk of having the Packer players sign a round robin upholding Hubbard's activities in the Cardinal game and forwarding it to President Carr to be filed with the league records. Boston papers received here carry stories that with fair weather over the weekend, the Packers and Redskins should play before the largest crowd of the season at Fenway park. One of the stories recalled the great exhibition staged in the Hub last season by Green Bay when Boston was thrown for a 21-0 loss. The Beantown sport columnists are demanding revenge this weekend.


NOV 17 (New York) - "We might just as well be with Byrd's crew at the South Pole as here," said Lon Evans as he jumped out of the bus to practice at Dewitt-Clinton field this morning, and every member of the Packer squad agreed with him. The mercury dropped to about ten above and it was a damp cold. Every one of the gridders was bundled up with extra togs and a couple of gridiron knights even went in for toboggan caps, which they pulled down over their ears. Some members of the squad were in hopes that Coach Lambeau would call off practice, but the Bay mentor didn't figure that way and for the first time this week he had 22 players in uniform. "Bigum" Rose reported with a pair of canvas gloves and this covering tended to keep his mitts warm if nothing else. "Mistah" Perry, who is the only Packers to make the trip in collegiate style without a hat, jumped out of the "rah rah" class and showed up with a hat on after practice. Coach Lambeau is keeping mum about his starting lineup in the Boston game but the way the "A" squad has been running in practice, it looks as if Grove, Hinkle, Monnett and Engelmann will be the Bay backs when the whistle blows at Fenway field this Sunday...ENGELMANN ABOUT SET: Engelmann has been on the shelf for a couple of weeks, but Lambeau figures he is about set to go and he hopes the "Dakota Jackrabbit" will cut loose like he did in the olden days. Hank Bruder is out of the question this Sunday. The cold weather has not helped his condition at all and it is doubtful if he will see any action until the Philadelphia game. They are still playing golf around Gotham as King Winter has not covered the ground with a snow blanket. However, one match, Cal Hubbard and Coach Lambeau vs. Paul Reed, assistant manager of the Victoria hotel, and Jim Londos, was put off until a later date as the competitors feared even some of the holes might be frozen up. Londos is the heavyweight grappling champion, who just returned from abroad. George P. Marshall, owner of the Boston club, urged Coach Lambeau to move his squad into the Hub earlier than Saturday, but the Bay pilot figures he is sitting well here in New York and he won't hit the trail to Beantown until 3 p.m. Saturday. Weather reports from the Massachusetts metropolis have it the weather there is colder than along Broadway. Clark Hinkle, Arnold Herber and Johnny Blood have been getting in some extra punting practice licks and it is quite possible that Coach Lambeau may punt frequently during the early stages of the Redskin game. Stories which appeared in the New York papers about the Boston-Giant game showed that the Indians lost plenty of yards in punt exchanges. Hinkle has been booting 'em a mile and if he starts right against Boston, it is quite possible that Coach Lone Star Dietz will have wished that he stayed out in Oregon instead of showing his hand as a mentor in the post graduate mentoring...CAMPIGLIO ON HAND: The Packers are apt to see a lot of Campiglio, the former Stapleton ace, at Boston. The scoring flash from the West Liberty Teachers is understudying for Gyp Battles and Dame Rumor has it that Battles didn't come out of the Giant game in the best of shape. Tim Mara, owner of the New York Giants, is looking for the biggest crowd of the season when the Packers meet the Giants at the Polo Grounds a week from Sunday. According to Mr. Mara, who is one of New York's leading sport promoters, it will take more than defeats to kill the Packers as a gate attraction. The Giant owner sat in with several representatives of the Packer management and four New York newspaper men at a "bull" session and this was Mara's tribute to the Packers: "Any team that has color will get 'em at the gate, but it has been our experience that the football fan, who only attends one or two games a season, always waits for Green Bay's appearance, as they know the Packers will put up a real ball game. Color is what we need in the professional game and somehow Curly Lambeau's teams always have plenty of it. In every game the Packers have played here. Green Bay has staged a show for the spectators and I am looking for another splendid exhibition from that great Wisconsin eleven a week from Sunday." George Halas, coach of the Chicago Bears, stopped in to say hello to the Packers late Thursday and he is singing the blues plenty...PLAYERS ARE INJURED: According to the Bruin mentor, he has about half a dozen gridders on the injured list and several of these players are not liable to see action against the Giants this weekend. Halas would rather win football games that eat but from the way he talks, his gridiron stock as far as the New York encounter is concerned is lower than an Insull utility listing. Of course, Halas may be crying harder than necessary but it is a known fact that his club isn't 75 percent fit, the Giants are at the peak of their season form.


NOV 17 (Columbus, OH) - Gotham's pride, the New York Giants, continue to set the pace in NFL scoring with a total of 167 points. The Giants are the only club in the circuit which has not been shutout this season. Two other teams have crossed the century mark. The Green Bay Packers are second with 141 points and the Portsmouth Spartans third, with 100 even. On defense Brooklyn has allowed opponents only 34 points in six games while the Portsmouth Spartans follow with 43 counters against them in eight games. The most scored on team in the wheel is the Pittsburgh Pirate eleven, which has yielded 153 units to opponents.


NOV 17 (Green Bay) - If you've attended football games at the City stadium during the season just completed, and have dropped your gloves, your keys or some other article of value, don't resign yourself to your fate and give them up for lost. Many such articles were found on the grounds and turned in at the booth from which the play-by-play account of the game was presented through loudspeakers to attendants at the Packer games and at the East-West game. Some of them are of little value commercially, but may be prized by their owners, while other articles such as keys and gloves may be sorely missed by those who mislaid them while on the grounds. They've all been saved and are being held at the Washington-st. store of the Platten Radio company, which operated the loudspeaker system. Owners may have any of the articles by identifying them.



NOV 18 (New York) - Coach Lambeau got his Packer footballers out early this morning and the Green Bay squad staged a snappy signal drill in preparation for Sunday's encounter in Boston with Coach Lone Star Dietz's Redskins. The Bays displayed a lot of snap in the brief workout and the forward passing looked nearly perfect. Arnold Herber was throwing the ball a mile while Bob Monnett, Clark Hinkle and Roger Grove were zipping the short passes at bulletlike speed. The timing was nearly perfect with the receivers right on the spot for the oval. A checkup of the hospital list shows that Hank Bruder is out of the picture so far as Sunday's game is concerned and it is not likely that Gantenbein or Michalske will bee any action unless as a last resort. The other gridders seem to be feeling fit and they have a "Beat Boston" attitude which is rather encouraging to the Bay management...FORECAST WARM WEATHER: It has warmed up considerably here and good football weather was forecast for Boston and vicinity over the weekend. The Packers are praying for a fast field as they figure their air attack will spell touchdowns against Owner George Marshall's high priced aggregation. The Green Bay squad left for Boston at 3 p.m. This brings the squad into the Hub at 8:15 p.m. On the return trip Sunday night the Bays catch a train from Beantown, which brings them back to New York shortly after midnight. While in Boston the Brunswick hotel, not the Statler, will be the Bays' headquarters. The Brunswick is located in the Back Bay district and much closer to the American league park where the game will be played.


NOV 18 (Boston) - The largest crowd that ever witnessed a professional football game here is expected to be on hand Sunday at Fenway park where the Boston Redskins will attempt to scalp the Green Bay Packers. Gridiron hostilities will get underway promptly at 2 p.m. The Redskins' management has billed the Wisconsin game as the ace attraction of a long home stat. Boston and vicinity have been flooded with newspaper and billboard advertising heralding the game as a grudge battle...PLENTY OF PUBLICITY: The press has warmed up nicely to the combat and several of the


sportwriters recalled the 1932 game when the Packers beat Boston, 21 to 0, without hardly mussing a hair. One of the  scribes said: "The great Green Bay team ran up 21 points in the first half and then coasted to victory in the closing periods." This same newsman completed his comment with the prediction that the Redskins were going to take their revenge this Sunday. So far as the percentage table goes, both clubs are even up as both the Redskins and Packers rate percentage of .500. Each has four games won and lost and they played a tie game against each other. "Horse" Edwards, giant Boston tackle, has raised havoc with every team he has faced this season and Coach Dietz is counting on Edwards' rushing tactics to smear the Packers' passing attack before it gets started. Jack Riley, the other Redskins tackle, is a great hole maker on the offense and he generally clears the way for "Sweet" Musick and Ernie Pinckert, two backs from Southern California, who are picking up a lot of yardage for Boston on line thrusts...BATTLES IS SET: Gyp Battles, star Redskin back, is reported all set to run the Packers ragged. He is the will-of-the-wisp in open field, besides being a splendid passer. Nick Campiglio is Battles' understudy. When Gyp is resting on the bench, Campiglio, former Stapleton star, does the fancy prancing. Boston has added a couple formations this week for the sole purpose of shaking Campiglio loose, because once he gets in the open field, he generally goes to town. Ike Frankian, the Boston end who made the touchdown against the Packers in Green Bay Sept. 17 when he snagged a forward pass in the last quarter to even up the score, will be a sure starter against the Wisconsin eleven. Frankian is one of those "60 minute gridders" and has only missed five minutes in the nine games the Redskins have played this fall.


NOV 19 (Boston) - With their backs against the wall, Boston's Redskins and Green Bay's Packers, both among the strongest teams in the National Professional Football league, will battle it out on Braves' Field here tomorrow, with the winner remaining in the race for titular honors and the loser eliminated from any additional championship doping. Both clubs have been spasmodic this season. They played to a 7 to 7 tie at Green Bay in their league opener and then played in and out ball the rest of the way. The Redskins, if anything, have slightly the better record - especially against the league leading Chicago Bears who trounced the Bays twice and broke even with Lone Star Dietz's husky aggregation. However, the two defeats the Packers suffered at the hands of the Bears, Dietz warns his players, came only after the Green Bay lineup had outplayed the Chicagoans in every department until the final minutes. Sunday's game will pit the league's greatest offensive team - the Redskins - against the leading defensive team. And if the old saw about a great offense being the best defense holds good, the Boston boys should hold another tea party. In the Redskins' backfield will be Gyp Battles, leading ground gainer of the league, at left half; Jim (Sweet) Musick, second best ground gainer, at fullback; and Ernie Pinckert, great blocking back, at the right half post. Apsit, another former Trojan, will likely draw the quarterback assignment because of his great blocking abilities. In front of this all-star quintet will be a line of stalwarts that would gladden the heart of any coach in the country. Franklin Edwards, Riley MacMurdo, Muddy Waters, Ripper Collins and a host of other greats and near greats of the professional world. The Packers have been here several days and are reported to be fully recovered from the their grueling battle of last Sunday in which they lost to the Portsmouth Spartans, 7 to 0, after staging a 67 yard march down the field in the waning minutes of the game only to lose the ball when a first down pass was incomplete over the goal line. Boston fans know only too well of the strength of the Packers who came here last year at this time just when the Redskins were starting to click, and laced the Boston team in most convincing fashion. Above all, they remember the great passing of Arnie Herber, the fine receiving of Johnny Blood and the great line play of Cal Hubbard, giant tackle, who is now rated as the greatest lineman in the league - and therefore in football. And they are anxious to see Buckets Goldenberg, the college blocker who has astounded pro leaguers by scoring more touchdowns than any other player.

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