Green Bay Packers (3-1-1) 3, Chicago Cardinals (3-2-2) 3 (T)
Sunday November 20th 1921 (at Chicago)
(GREEN BAY) - Charlie Ray in his famous movie, "Two Minutes to Go", hasn't got anything on Paddy Driscoll, who plays quarterback for the Chicago Cardinals. The former Northwestern star took victory out of the Green Bay Packers' hands in the game at Normal park, Chicago, on Sunday by a drop kick with only four minutes to play, knotting the count at 3 all. For three quarters, the teams battled along about even up. Possibly, the Cardinals had a shade in the first two quarters but in the final half, the Packer more than offset the advantage piled up by their opponents in the first two periods.
The Packers' score came early in the third quarter after the Green Bay team had launched a spirited offensive which had taken the ball into the Cardinals' territory. The ball was resting on the Cardinals' 30 yard line. Three play went astray. Lambeau attempted one kick and the ball was partly blocked but a Packer forward covered and it was Green Bay's ball on the 20 yard line. The Cardinals battled hard in the shadow of their goal posts. Three times their forward wall held tight against the onslaughts of the Packer squad. It was fourth down about 7 to go. Lambeau stepped back for a placekick with Cub Buck set to hold the ball. Buck was kneeling in about two inches of mud and water. It was a 10 to 1 shot that Lambeau considering the condition of the field and the slippery ball couldn't come through but he did.
Murray shot the ball back perfectly to Buck, the line held tight giving Curly plenty of time. The Packer captain took two short steps and his trusty right foot connected squarely with the ball. The oval turned over sort of lazily in the air and it seemed as if it might fall short of the uprights. That half second seemed like an hour but finally the ball cleared the crossbar with about two feet to spare and joy ran riot in the Green Bay rooters' section. Following this field goal, the teams battled harder than every. Driscoll was trying everything
he had but the Packer team with victory in sight covered every smash like a tent. After an exchange of kicks, the Cardinals were turned back on three plays and Driscoll kicked to Lambeau, who was stopped by Sachs on the Packers' 25 yard line.

The professional American football team now known as the Arizona Cardinals previously played in Chicago, Illinois. In 1898, Chicago painting and building contractor Chris O'Brien established an amateur Chicago-based athletic club football team named the Morgan Athletic Club. O'Brien later moved them to Chicago's Normal Park and renamed them the Racine Normals, since Normal Park was located on Racine Avenue in Chicago. In 1901, O'Brien bought used maroon uniforms from the University of Chicago, the colors of which had by then faded, leading O'Brien to exclaim, "That's not maroon, it's cardinal red!" It was then that the team changed its name to the Racine Cardinals. The original Racine Cardinals team disbanded in 1906 mostly for lack of local competition. A professional team under the same name formed in 1913, claiming the previous team as part of their history. As was the case for most professional football teams in 1918, the team was forced to suspend operations for a second time due to World War I and the outbreak of the Spanish flu pandemic. They resumed operations later in the year (even with the suspension they were one of the few teams to play that year), and have since operated continuously. At the time of the founding of the modern National Football League, the Cardinals were part of a thriving professional football circuit based in the Chicago area. Teams such as the Decatur Staleys, Hammond Pros, Chicago Tigers and the Cardinals had formed an informal loop similar to, and generally on par with, the Ohio and New York circuits that had also emerged as top football centers prior to the league's founding. In 1920, the team became a charter member of the American Professional Football Association (which became the NFL in 1922), for a franchise fee of $100. The Cardinals and the Chicago Bears (the latter founded as the Decatur Staleys before moving to Chicago in 1921) are the only charter members of the NFL still in existence, though the Green Bay Packers, which joined the league in 1921, existed prior to the formation of the NFL. The person keeping the minutes of the first league meeting, unfamiliar with the nuances of Chicago football, recorded the Cardinals as from Racine, Wisconsin. The team was renamed the Chicago Cardinals in 1922 after a team actually from Racine, Wisconsin (the Horlick-Racine Legion) entered the league. That season the team moved to Comiskey Park.
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Normal Park is the name of a former football field in Chicago, Illinois. It was on Racine Avenue between 61st and 62nd Streets, extending to Throop Street. Normal Avenue (or Normal Boulevard) is also sometimes given as one of its bordering streets, although Normal Avenue (500W) is about 7 blocks east of Racine (1200W), at least under the current city grid configuration. Normal Park was the home of the Chicago Cardinals, who started out as the "Morgan Athletic Club" in 1898 and changed their name to "Racine Normals" after they began playing at the field. Soon after, they became the "Racine Cardinals". According to legend, they assumed that nickname upon acquiring some reddish hand-me-down jerseys from the University of Chicago football team, the Maroons. The Cardinals joined the new American Professional Football Association (soon renamed the National Football League) and continued to use Normal Park as their home field for several years and continued to be called the Racine Cardinals for a while. They changed their name again, to "Chicago Cardinals", to avoid confusion after the National Football League fielded a team in Racine, Wisconsin. Starting in 1922, they split time between Normal Park and Comiskey Park before finally abandoning the old field in the late 1920s. The park no longer exists. On the Eastern portion of the site along Racine sits a Chicago Police Department facility and the Western portion of the site is occupied by single family homes built on a cul-de-sac where the field once was. The only evidence of the field is an otherwise unexplained discontinuation of Elizabeth Street, which abruptly ends halfway between 61st and 62nd Streets and then resumes again a half-block north at 61st.
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gridiron season at Beloit can't be termed a howling success. Manager McCarthy's crew took a fallout of Woodstock and beat Rockford but in their other games, they were beaten by the Packers and Elgin and dropped a pair of contests to the Racine Legion. There probably won't be any championship wails let out of the Lime City. Isn't it funny what a difference a year makes?
NOVEMBER 26 (Chicago Tribune) - Green Bay rooters, 300 strong, leave tonight on a special train from the northern Wisconsin city to attend the game at Cub park tomorrow afternoon between their Packer eleven and the Staleys. All of Green Bay is excited about the affair, and a big band will accompany the enthusiasts. The Packers have lost only one game this season and they are hopeful that they may yet win the pro league title on the basis of percentages. They have beaten the Minneapolis Marines, Hammond and Evansville and last Sunday staged a 3 to 3 tie with the Cardinals here. The Staleys came through the grueling Buffalo game Thursday in splendid shape and are ready for another fierce battle. Tickets for tomorrow's game are on sale at Wilson's, Wabash avenue and Monroe street.
Paddy Driscoll won the toss and receives the kickoff at the east end of the field. Jab Murray kicked to Driscoll who came back five yards before being downed by De Moe. The ball on Chicago's 20 yard line. Hallstrom hit center for two yards. Cardinals penalized five yards for offside. A poor pass from center to Driscoll lost another yard for the Cardinals. The ball is taken out of the mud puddle and put into the center of the field on the 17-yard line. Driscoll punted 35 yards to Barry who was downed in midfield. Packers' ball. Schmael got through for two yards over tackle. Barry was dropped for a loss of two yards. Lambeau on a fake punt formation skirted left end for about four yards floundering in a mud puddle. Fourth down, three yards to go.
Lambeau failed in a drop kick. Driscoll scooped up the ball and was downed on his 20 yard line by Hayes. Hallstrom went outside of left tackle for three yards. Kohler slid through center for four yards. Third down. Driscoll punts 35 yards. Packers' ball on their 35 yard line. Barry made a yard through right tackle. Ball was brought to midfield. Second down, eight to go. A fake punt failed to gain any yardage. Third down, eight to go. Lambeau made a yard on a fake kick formation outside of left tackle. Buck punted to Driscoll who runs the ball back 15 yards. Cardinals' ball on their own 25 yard line. Kohler plunged through center for one yard. Second down, nine to go. Driscoll, on a fake punt formation, got three yards around right end. Third down, five to go. Driscoll slips a forward pass to Steger for a 17 yard gain. Ball in midfield.
Kohler made a yard and plunged out of bounds. Ball brought to midfield. Driscoll made a couple of yards running from a forward pass formation. Forward pass, Driscoll to Steger, was mussed up. Steger fumbled the ball. Driscoll punts to Lambeau who ran the ball back 10 yards. Packers' ball on their own 30-yard line. Barry shot around left tackle for about three yards. Schmael failed to gain on a line plunge. Buck punted to Driscoll who brought the ball 30 yards in a sensational run. Cardinals' ball. Hallstrom smashed through tackle for three yards. Kohler hit center for five yards. Cardinals' ball on Packers' 20-yard line. Time up for quarter.
Cardinals' ball on Packers' 30 yard line. Fourth down, one yard to go. Kohler hit center for a yard, first down. Ball on Packers' 28-yard line. Hallstrom lost a yard on a dash around right end. Driscoll slipped through the mud for a gain of three yards over left tackle. Cardinals' ball on Packers' 25 yard line. Forward pass, Driscoll to Steger, incompleted. Fourth down about four to go. Driscoll fails in a drop kick, Packers' ball on 20-yard line. Malone gained a yard on a smash outside of right tackle. Barry gained a yard around left tackle. Third down, 7 1/2 yards to go. Barry lost three yards on a double pass formation. Buck punted to Driscoll who returned the ball ten yards. Cardinals' ball on Packers' 45 yard line. Kohler is held by Coughlin without a gain. Hallstrom slipped through Buck for three yards. Barry intercepted a forward pass and returned the ball ten yards. Packers' ball on their own 40-yard line. Schmael slid outside on the Packers' 45 yard line. Ball taken to midfield. Schmael fails to gain on a smash through tackle. Driscoll intercepted a forward pass on the Cardinals' 35 yard line and Buck dropped him. Hallstrom shot through tackle for four yards. Kohler hit a stonewall and is dropped without a gain. Driscoll punts 40 yards to Lambeau, who is dropped in his tracks. Gilles made a good tackle. Packers' ball on their own 30 yard line. Malone is held without a gain. Buck punted 30 yards, Cardinals' ball on their own 35 yard line. Hallstrom slipped through for five yards. Kohler got a yard through center.
Ball in midfield, Kohler made three yards through center. Hallstrom made about a yard through tackle. Thrd down, seven to go. Driscoll's forward pass is partly blocked. Driscoll punts to Lambeau who fumbled buy recovered the ball. Packers' ball on their own 35-yard line. Malone was held tight on a line plunge through center. Barry was thrown for a three yard loss around end. Buck punted to Cardinals' 45 yard line. Cardinals' ball in midfield. Halftime.
Packers kicked off to Cardinals. Murray booted to Driscoll who returned about 20 yards. Cardinals' ball on 35 yard line, first down. Bodie smashed through center for two yards. Bodie got another yard. Packer line standing up well. Driscoll punted to Lambeau who was downed after a five yard run. Packers' ball on their own 30 yard line. Schmael got through tackle for two yards. Barry came through for about four yards. Third down, four to go. Schmael failed to gain on offside play. Buck hurried his kick and punted out of bounds, the ball going only 20 yards. Cardinals' ball in midfield. Kohler plunged through center for three yards. Driscoll got three yards outside of left tackle. Driscoll smashed through center for four yards. Wilson replaced Carey at guard for Packers. Kohler plunged through for a first down. Cardinals' ball on Packers' 45 yard line. Hallstrom got two yards through center.  Hallstrom caught a forward pass from Driscoll. Cardinals' ball on Packers' 30 yard line. Driscoll made two yards outside of tackle. Bodie got one yard. Third down. Driscoll shot a pass to right end for eight yards and another first down. Cardinals' ball on Packers' 20 yard line. Bodie got two yards outside of tackle. Kohler got a yard through center. Forward pass incompleted, fourth down six to go. Cardinals' forward pass landed within the Packers' ten yard line and put in play on the 20 yard line. Schmael plunged through line for a 45 yard gain but the referee brought the ball back from where he started, giving the Packers only four yards. Packers' ball on their 40 yard line. Packers penalized five yards for offside. Schmael made four yards. Buck punted to Hallstrom who slipped and fumbled. Murray recovered for Green Bay. Packers' ball on Cardinals' 35-yard line. Schamel slipped through tackle for four yards. Barry was stopped without a gain. Third down, six to go. Schmael plunges through center for 3 yards. Lambeau shoots a forward pass to Barry for an 18 yard gain. Packers' ball on the Cardinals' 20 yard line. Howard lost a yard on his first plunge. Howard made three yards through center, time up for the quarter. Packers' ball on the Cardinals' 15-yard line. Fourth down, five to go. Lambeau's attempted place kick was blocked. Wilson recovered the ball on the Cardinals' 20-yard line, first down. Egan replaced Hallstrom for the Cardinals. Packers penalized five yards for offside after Howard had gained four. First down, 13 to go. Lambeau smashed outside of right end for five yards. Barry slid through the mud for a five-yard gain. Forward pass incomplete. Lambeau kicks a field goal from 40-yard line. It was a placekick. Murray kicked off to Kohler who ran the ball back to the Cardinals' 35-yard line. Kohler goes through for four yards. Driscoll makes a yard on a line plunge. Forward pass is mussed, Driscoll fumbling. Driscoll punted 35 yards to Lambeau who was downed in his tracks on the Packers' 30-yard line. Malone got through for a yard and a half. Malone fumbled on their 25-yard line, Cardinals' ball. First down, ten to go. Kohler got about three yards. Kohler held in his tracks. Driscoll gets three yards outside of tackle. Driscoll kicked a field goal from the 35-yard line, tying the score, 3 and 3. It was a drop kick. Packers kicked off to Cardinals. Driscoll runs the ball back ten yards. Cardinals' ball on their own 40-yard line. Driscoll was thrown for a loss of two yards. Bodie made a yard off tackle. Driscoll kicked to Lambeau who caught the ball on a dead run and returned about 18 yards. Packers' ball in midfield. Packers penalized two yards for their fourth consecutive time out. Howard lost about a yard on a tackle smash. Lambeau smashed through for a 12-yard gain and a first down. Ball on Cardinals' 40 yard line. Malone made a yard off tackle. Packers penalized 15 yards for holding. Ball is now on Packers' 35-yard line. Lambeau gained two yards on a short end run. Buck punted 35 yards to Driscoll who came back 5 yards. Ball on Cards' 30-yard line. Whelen replaced Kohler for Cardinals. Barry intercepts a forward pass. Packers' ball in midfield. Packers penalized two yards for time out. Lambeau got about 4 yards around right end. Lambeau stops a forward pass for a 28-yard gain. Packers' ball on Cards' 25-yard line. Malone lost a couple. Lambeau gets a pass and attempts a forward pass instead of a drop kick. Driscoll intercepts the ball on own 15-yard line. One half minute to play. Forward pass incomplete for Cardinals. Lambeau intercepted Driscoll's forward pass. Lambeau plunging tackle for 12 yards. Time. Score: Packers, 3; Cardinals, 3.
rooters are expected to be in the Packers' section. Reservations for the special coaches are coming in rapidly, according to Harold Shannon, who has charge of arrangements. Many Packer followers from the neighboring towns are going to hop the rattler for Chicago Saturday night. The headquarters of the Green Bay delegation while in Chicago will be at the Stratford hotel...BAND OF 20 PIECES: When the Green Bay Packers go to Chicago after the professional football title they will be accompanied by a bigger delegation of rooters than accompanied them to the Cardinals' game last Sunday and by a rooters band of twenty pieces. An appeal was sent out to fans to make it possible for the band to accompany the team, by making contributions. The response was prompt and several donations ranging in size from one to ten dollars have come in. The band committee has raised but half the amount necessary to carry the band to the game however and boosters are urged to contribute any amount they wish in order that the rooters may not be disappointed at the last minute and have to make the trip without the band. The Beaumont hotel, the Broadway hotel, the Congress, George Schwartz and George Kolocheski have been authorized by the Packers to accept funds for this purpose. The following boosters have contributed already to the band's trip: J.W. Hummel, Fred A. Rahr, Art Massey, George DeLair, Harold T.I. Shannon, E.F. Van Oss, Tony Vandenberg, Meyer Katz, J. Emmett Clair, George Forrest, C.E. Martin, James Moody, John Rogers, Jock & Ronning, Ray Lambeau, Skeets Schweger, Ed Schweger, J.E. McGinnis, Emmett Mooney, John G. Pierner, George Kolocheski, Harry P. Annen, The Congress, Hagemeister Products Co., Green Bay Printing Co., J.H. McGinnis, W.J. Conners, C.C. Moonay, G.B. Hoalihan, J.H. Kieper, Milton Larsen, Austin Larsen.
NOV 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The football fans at home are planning to flock to Turner hall to "see" the Packer-Staley game, played in Chicago, hot off the wire. Last Sunday those who heard the returns claimed the wire stunt was the next best thing to seeing the game. They rooted just as hard as if they had been in the grandstand at Normal park. Arrangements have again been completed for a direct wire service. Cubs park, Chicago, will be connected with Turner hall, Green Bay, by a special line and two second after a play is pulled off in the midwest title game, the fans at home will know all about it. The doors will open at 1 o'clock and the first reports off the wire will be filed at 1:45.
NOV 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Emmett Clair of the Packer football team returned from Chicago this morning. He saw the Staley-Buffalo game Thanksgiving day with Captain Lambeau. Here's Lambeau message to fans of Green Bay: "We'll beat them. After giving the Staleys the 'once over', I feel confident that the Packers will be champions of the middle west Sunday night. Come on down, fans, and let's show Chicago that Green Bay is the best little football town in the country."
NOV 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Sunday the Packers will have the chance of their lives to be nation famous when they prance on the gridiron of Cubs park, Chicago, to do battle against the famous Decatur Staleys. A win will put them in line to claim the professional football championship of the nation. The Packer players realize what is at stake and every man on the squad can be counted on to battle to the last ditch to crimp the chesty Starchmakers.
NOV 21 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Splash!!! Some mud. And some more. The field was awful. Both teams battled stubbornly. Paddy Driscoll is quite some gridder. But he didn't outshine Curley Lambeau. The Packer captain played a brilliant game. And Art Schmael also displayed plenty of class. Two penalties called by referee Moore set back the Bay squad...One thing is sure. Chicago now knows that Green Bay has a team and what's more loyal fans...The Green Bay delegation kept up a continual roar from first to last whistle with Jock Smith in the lead...Many former Green Bayites now living in the Windy City came out to root for their old town and they helped swell the crowd. Speaking of crowds, if it hadn't been for the Bay delegation there would not have been a thousand spectators in the Normal park...The Packers made their headquarters at the Stratford Hotel and it was the meeting place for all of the Badger rooters on Sunday...Although seats were reported to have been at a premium for the Wisconsin-Chicago game, practically all of the Green Bay rooters saw the collegians in action at Stagg field...After the game, Paddy Driscoll dipped his lid to the Packers. This is what the Cardinal star said: "You've got a sweet little machine. I would like to see your backs in action on a dry field, providing you were not playing my team."...When the gang got back to the hotel after the contest, the rooters all gave them a big hand, but the thing that counted and made the players know their efforts were appreciated at home was the following telegram: "We are proud of our Packers - The Elks club."
NOV 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packer management has practically completed negotiations for a game in Chicago at the Cubs park on Sunday with the Decatur Staleys. This is the famous aggregation of all stars who have been sweeping through without a defeat this season. The Staleys are booked to play Buffalo on Thursday in Chicago and two days later, Manager Halas thinks his squad will be in shape to have it out with the Packers. The Packers have been anxious for a crack at the Starchmakers ever since the season opened. It is the biggest game ever attempted by a Green Bay football team. A victory for the Packers would give them the undisputed championship of the midwest and put the Green Bay squad in line to face one of the crack eastern teams in a post season game for the championship of the country...FARE AND ONE-HALF: Tentative arrangement have been made with the Northwestern road as follows: One fare and a half for the round trip. The return tickets being good until December 1st enabling parties going down to combine the game with a business trip. The equipment will be upholstered all steel coaches and as many as will be required will be attached to the 12:50 train Saturday night. The one way fare to Chicago is $7.68. The cost of the round trip therefore will be $11.52. The train arrives in Chicago early Sunday morning and the coaches will be set out for those who wish to return on the train leaving Chicago at 2 a.m. Monday morning, arriving here at 8:45. Arrangement have already been made for sleepers and Pullmans will be set out so that fans can retire at Green Bay at 9:30. The rate in Pullmans will be the same as in the coaches plus $3.24 for lower berths and $2.59 for uppers...RESERVATIONS BEING MADE: In order to take advantage of these special rates and travel with the booster delegation reservations must be made by Friday morning of this week at the very latest. Harold T.I. Shannon, Colonial theater building, has charge of the special cars and all reservations should be telephoned to him, phone 50. Reservations for the booster special are already being made. The booster delegation when it leaves here Saturday night will be headed by a special band of 20 pieces engaged for the trip by the fans who are to make the trip. The band will meet at DeLair's Cafe in the evening and will lead the boosters to the train at midnight and also promises to liven things up around the hotel lobbies of Chicago before the big game begins.
NOV 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Football fans are wondering why the Staleys refuse to book games with Akron or the Buffalo Collegians. From what we heard while in Chicago, it would seem as if the Starchmakers, for some unknown reason, are fighting shy of two of the greatest elevens in the country. The Staleys are drawing good but that is about all. They aren't very popular in the Windy City and the greater majority of the gridiron followers are pulling hard for them to get beaten.
NOV 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Negotiations are underway for a game at Hagemeister park Thanksgiving day, but at this writing it is impossible to state who the opponents will be. The Packer management is burning up the wires in an endeavor to secure a suitable opponent for the Turkey Day battle. If a game is secured steps will be taken immediately to have the gridiron at Hagemeister park in shape for the contest despite the amount of snow that has fallen.
NOV 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Dreams come true. The Packers will play the Staleys in Chicago at Cubs park on Sunday. Negotiations for the game were closed late Tuesday afternoon by Manager George Halas of the Staleys who accepted the terms demanded by the Green Bay squad. The Staleys' manager in the letter accompanying the signed contract wrote: "We realize that we are biting off quite a chunk in playing the Packers two days after our game with the All Americans, but the Green Bay team has made such a record on the gridiron this fall that we were forced to meet them before laying claim to the professional championship of the country."...HAS PRAISE FOR PACKERS: "One of our scouts looked over the Packers in their game against the Cardinals last Sunday and he reported that their line was as good as any in the country, while in Lambeau, they had a forward passer who didn't have to take his hat off to any aerial tosser." The Green Bay invasion of Chicago for the weekend game is underway tonight. A few of the players leave on the midnight train while the others who are here pull out Thanksgiving night. Four practices are scheduled in Chicago before the game, two on Friday and Saturday. During their stay in the Windy City, the Green Bay squad will again be quartered at the Stratford hotel...PLANS ARE COMPLETED: Arrangements for the Green Bay booster trip are progressing in good shape. It is expected that hundreds of fans will take advantage of the fare and a half rate together with the stopover privilege which holds good until December 1. Those planning to make the trip are urged to get in touch with Harold Shannon, phone 50 immediately as the railroad company must be notified before Friday night. A special block of 750 reserved seats have been set aside at Cub park for the Green Bay delegation and reservations can be made here for the game. It is hoped that the funds to take a band along will be raised before it is time to hop the rattler for Chicago.
NOV 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Manager George Halas of the Staleys was advised by wire today by the booster delegation which will accompany the Packers to Chicago that the rooters would be led by a cheerleader who would also entertain the Chicagoans by singing for them through a megaphone between halves. Harry P. Annen has accepted the honors. Jock Smith will also be there with bells on.
NOV 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The football fans who don't make the trip to Chicago for the Packer-Staley game will be given another chance to "see" the contest hot off the wire. The play by play service has again been arranged for under the management at Turner hall and two seconds after something happens at Cub field, the spectators at home will know all about it. A direct wire will connect Turner hall with Cubs' park, Chicago.
NOV 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - There will be no Thanksgiving day football game at Hagemeister park. Efforts of the Packer management to secure a suitable opponent proved futile and rather than bring a second rate team here it was decided to remain idle. A number of Packer players, taking advantage of the layoff, will travel to Chicago tonight and see the Staleys in action Thursday against the Buffalo All-Americans.
NOV 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The announcement that the Green Bay Packers will play in Chicago this Sunday against the Staleys has kicked up no end of interest in Wisconsin football circles. For the past four seasons the Packers have practically ruled supreme on the gridiron in the Badger state. They made their first invasion of Chicago last Sunday and covered themselves with glory. This time Captain Lambeau's team is called upon to meet one of the greatest aggregation of pigskin chasers every gathered together but the fans in this neck of the woods feel confident that the chesty starchmakers will have their hands full.
unauthorized games (the conference being the only "authorized" brand that the conference recognized) could not do business with the conference. Also a resolution was adopted that former college stars who played the pro brand must return their letters, earned honestly in competition for their alma mater. Just how a man could value a letter ahead of $250 or $300 a week was not apparent, but the faculty committees seemed to think the main object would be apparent. Lads have been known to work their way through institutions of leading by attending morning devotions and afternoon football practice - and this is said with no particular or personal reference to any members of the Big Ten. Pillow peeping was popular in some larger universities long before the Black Sox ever looked beneath the bolster. Everybody knows that...8,000 AT STALEYS' GAME: However, getting back to the original subject - professional football in Chicago had a hard struggle. Last Sunday the Staleys and Cleveland played to at least 8,200 paid admissions on the first chilly Sunday of the early winter. The spectators were rewarded with a sharp snappy interesting contest. This Sunday the Staleys play the Green Bay Packers and it is said that the Badger town will send a rooting delegation of 500 fans headed by a forty piece band. Having had a more or less extended experience with crowds, we stood at the gate and watched the Sunday fans assemble. A half hour before the game came two Illinois alumni, who sat in seats opposite to Sam Hall and us on a special train going to Urbana a week ago Sunday. Other persons with more or less of the alphabet strolled in, but the main mass consisted of young men from 18 to 26 years of age, whose appearance did not denote any extended attendance at institutions of learning. They were of what is called the hoi polloi. There is a reason for this. Football has an urge, but it is almost impossible for the so-called "common folks" to obtain tickets for the big college games. The ducats are issued first to the alumni and the undergraduates and the public gets the leavings. By the time the home students, and the visitors are accommodated the remainder is exceedingly skimp and undesirable...TOUGH ON THE FAN: Hence, the ordinary fan is left out in the cold. If he has read the newspapers and has accumulated a thirst for football he can quench the same only on the professional field. The professionals, by the way, play a wonderful brand of football. They are the pick of many universities. By comparison it is as if the major leagues would select two teams on all-star men from the American and National and match them. The pros, regardless of their physical condition, are more mature, they are all experts - stars in their own right. Hence, the fans seem something worthwhile. To be sure, the college games have cheerleaders and bands and the general spectacle, but that does not appeal so strongly to a mere sport lover whose chief interest is in the contest. Professional football is here to stay. The public likes it and what the public likes, it buys.
NOV 23 (Chicago-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Professional football is here to stay. That fact has been demonstrated in Chicago during the last few weeks when really worthwhile attractions were presented for the entertainment of the common and ordinary variety of fanatic. A few years back when some daring promoters leased the Cubs' park and hired ex-collegiate stars, the recognized authorities of football let loose the loud hoot. Motions were passed by the Big Ten conference that officials who judged plays in
Two rushed netted about three yards but on the next play, the slippery oval slid out of Malone's arms when tackled by Buckeye and Gillis covered for the Cardinals. Three times the giant Cardinal backs smashed up against the stone wall Packer line without a gain. Then Paddy Driscoll stepped back for a drop kick. The much was cleared away from his kicking spot and rosin galore sprinkled all over his right shoe. Paddy got a peach of a pass from his center but it is lucky he did because Murray, Coughlin and Buck were in on him pretty fast. Driscoll's kick sailed through the uprights with plenty to spare and the score was tied up. The Packers had the  ball in the Cardinal territory throughout the remaining minutes of play.
It was one of those kind of football games that will long be remembered. The condition of the field was terrible. The gridiron was just a mass of water and mud, after a few minutes of play, it was hard to distinguish any of the players. Driscoll was about the whole show for the Cardinals. He gained most of the ground, did all the passing and took care of the kicking job. But he met his match in Lambeau. The Green Bay captain came through with bells on, performing brilliantly at every stage of the game. But Curley wasn't the only star on the Packer squad. Art Schmael played a whale of a game and he was a consistent ground gainer. His one 45 yard dash which referee Moore robbed him of was a pretty piece of work. Jab Murray also covered himself with glory. It was his cover of a fumble that started the Packer rally. After passing to Buck for a kick, Jab waded down the field and hopped on the ball after Steger had fumbled.
NOV 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay Packers stand fourth in the American Professional league, according to the percentage table issued by the officials of the gridiron circuit. There are sixteen teams in the race and only three, Decatur Staleys, Buffalo and Akron, rank higher than the Green Bay team. This is an unusual record considering the fact that Green Bay is the smallest city in the circuit and it is the Packers' first year in the "big game". The teams trailing Captain Lambeau's squad are Dayton, Rock Island, Chicago Cardinals, New York, Rochester, Cleveland, Hammond, Detroit, Evansville, Cincinnati and Columbus...MOST IMPORTANT GAME: Sunday the Packers squad plays its most important game of the year at Cub park, Chicago, against the Decatur Staleys, who are one of the strongest professional elevens in the pigskin chasing wheel. A win for the Packers will give Green Bay a claim on the championship of the country. The Packers started their drill for the game in Chicago this morning. About sixteen of the squad worked out at Loyola field. Other additions to the Green Bay team will reach the Windy City Friday night and Coach Hoeffel hopes to get in two good workouts on Saturday...INTEREST IS GROWING: Interest over the game is warming up. "On to Chicago" appears to be the slogan of the football fans in this neck of the woods and when the whistle blows on Sunday at least 500
NOV 26 (Chicago-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Sunday afternoon the Green Bay Packers and Decatur Staleys clash at Cub park in the game which will decide the professional football championship of the middle west. The rival teams will swing into action at 2 o'clock and every indication points to a record crowd. The Packers worked out twice at Loyola field on Friday and Coach Hoeffel, former Badger star, who is in charge of the Packers, planned a pair of drills on Saturday also. Before the Buffalo upset, the Staleys were 2 to 1 favorites over the Packers but the odds have dropped to 4 to 3 with plenty of Green Bay money in sight. The Green Bay team has made a great record on the gridiron this fall and according to Captain Lambeau they intend to continue their string of victories at the expense of Harley, Stinchomb & Co. The Packers are blessed with a corking good line and in Coughlin and Buck, they have a pair of the greatest tackles in professional football. The Green Bay team is rated as having the best aerial attack in the pro football wheel. According to the Packer management, 400 Green Bay fans, headed by a band of 20 pieces and Mayor Wiesner will arrive here Sunday morning for the game. They will make their headquarters at the Stratford hotel where the team is staying..."ALL ABOARD FOR CHICAGO": All roads lead to Chicago where the Packers and Staleys will clash on Sunday. For the past two days, Green Bay fans have been heading towards the Windy City and tonight at 12:50 some 200 football followers will board the Northwestern train for the Illinois metropolis. This is the train that the band will take and plans have been made to whoop her up a bit in the business districts before pulling out. On their arrival in Chicago, the Bay rooters will march to the Stratford hotel where they will stage a celebration for the team. The Oneida truck agents in Chicago will furnish transportation for the Bay delegation to and from the field. A special block of seats have been reserved for the Packer rooters at Cub park.
NOV 26 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Well, it can be done anyway. The mighty Staleys got theirs at the hands of the Buffalo All Americans. A missed goal kick paved the way for the Starchmakers' defeat at the hands of the Bisons. The funny part of it is, up to the Turkey Day game, Sternaman, the Staley star, hadn't missed a goal all season. The Packers will try to duplicate Buffalo's trick on Sunday and they will probably come a whole lot closer than some of the wise birds think...Do you remember when the Beloit Fairies won a football game? This year's professional