Green Bay Packers (1-0-1) 6, Chicago Bears (1-0-1) 6 (T)
Sunday September 26th 1926 (at Green Bay)
STAGED KICKING DUEL
Both teams played a "watch and waiting game" during the first half but there sure was action galore in the final periods. Right from the opening whistle, the reknowned Paddy Driscoll and Lewellen staged a kicking duel and the Packer halfback carried off the honors although Driscoll placed some beauties off near the sidelines. However, Lew's punts sailed through the air like a bird and this gave the ends plenty of time to get down and under them. Once Dick O'Donnell, who played a wonderful game, dumped Paddy Driscoll so hard that the pride of the Chicago southside must have thought the Miami hurricane had blown up this way. In the second quarter, when the Packers had the wind behind them the conflict was mostly in Bruin territory. At least, Driscoll was losing about eight yards on every exchange of kicks. However, the Packers were stepping along under cover and didn't open up much. The Bears were also watching their step closely and relying almost entirely on Paddy Driscoll's educated toe, which later in the fray, didn't appear to be quite so educated. During the first two periods, the Bruins failed to make a single first down while the Bays came across with a pair, one on straight football and the other on a pass.
PACKERS GET UNDERWAY
When the second half started, the Packer offensive got underway on "All Eleven" and the Big Bay Blues surged down the field in a drive that ended in a touchdown. It wasn't that the Bears were fighting. They were. But the Packers weren't to be denied and they crashed forward. Finally, Captain Lambeau sailed a pass into Lewellen's arms and it took a half dozen Bruins to dump him on the 5-yard line. The Packers took a timeout to catch their breath and Trafton fussed around and tried to tell the linemen how to knock 'em cold. Then the teams went at it again. Eddie Kotal sliced over tackle for a couple of yards and it was second down - goal to go. There was a time when the Bear line was considered a stone wall and any team was rated foolish trying to buck it. But that was before Lidberg started his pro career. On the next play, the former Minnesota star smashed his way outside of tackle and he pivoted over the goal line for a touchdown. It is needless to add that some 7,000 fans nearly went crazy with joy. However, a football game is never over until the final whistle toots, and it wasn't long before the crowd discovered this - and the Packers likewise. The Bears didn't let the score bother them. Instead it seemed to spur them on to the Bruins' offense and they began piling up yardage. Yells of "Hold 'em, Packers" began to echo through the stadium and hold 'em the Packers did after the Bears got down in the danger zone. There was some skirmishing back and forth but things looked as time went on into the fourth quarter.
ENRIGHT MAKES FUMBLE
Finally, the Bears got a break. Enright on a line plunge fumbled and several orange-sweatered individuals hopped on the cowhide as if it was a hot potato. The Bruins lost a couple on their next play. Soon after came the play that tied the score. From a close formation, Walquist got one of the few passes that Trafton tossed back all day and he shot the oval over the line at bullet like speed to Paddy Driscoll who was stepping along like an express train. Paddy snatched the ball out of the air and one could hear a pin drop all over the field as the Bears lined up for the try after touchdown. Driscoll patted down the turf and brushed the dust off his educated toe. Paddy must have had a case of nerves because he dropped the pass and when he recovered the oval and tried for the kick, Jug Earpe was on top of him like a tent.
BLOCKED DROP KICK
This made the outlook a bit more encouraging. However, the Bears kept at it. They intercepted a pass and once again looked dangerous. Three plays netted little ground and Driscoll stepped back for a dropkick. Once again the famous Paddy's attempt was blocked and the ball rolled to midfield where it was given to the Packers. Here the Packers made an "eleventh hour" drive. Forward passes were hurled frequently and the Bays got into Bear territory. With about a minute to go, Captain Lambeau took a chance on a dropkick but his attempt was short and the ball was covered on the Bears' 5-yard line. And here it was when the game ended.
CHI BEARS -  0  0  0  6 -  6
GREEN BAY -  0  0  6  0 -  6
3rd - GB - Lidberg, 5-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-0
4th - CHI - Paddy Driscoll, 36-yard pass from Laurie Walquist (Kick failed) TIED 6-6
start to finish. He refuses to make a brief appearance and then bid his adieu. "Nevers believes that one of two high priced stars are hurting the professional game by their unwillingness to play more than a few minutes," said Scanlon. "He does not believe it is fair to the fans to bill a star and then play him only a short time. Football is life to Nevers and he would play the game if he didn't make a cent. Green Bay folks may rest assured that Ernie will play every quarter unless he is carried off the field." Fans of Green Bay perhaps recall the memorable New Years' Day 1925 when Notre Dame traveled to California to settle the football supremacy of the world...GAVE 'EM BATTLE: The mighty Four Horsemen were at the apex of their careers and playing their last game. Notre Dame won 24-10 but Nevers' work that day dimmed the glory of the great Rockne team. Single-handed he beat back the galloping horsemen time after time in the shadow of his goal and smashed through the powerful Irish line for his team's only touchdown. But for him, those who saw the game say Notre Dame would have won by a wide margin.
At Stanford, Nevers won 13 college letters in his three years of athletic endeavor. He starred in football, track, baseball, basketball and gymnastics. At the end of his college career last spring he joined out with the St. Louis Browns and made a better impression than any college pitcher that entered the majors in many years. The umpire-writer Billy Evans was deeply impressed by his showing with the Browns and said in a recent article that Nevers has a brilliant future on the diamond. In his first big league start, Nevers opposed Boston and really won a 5-2 decision but errors robbed him of a victory in the ninth when the game was called with the score 5-5 to permit the Browns to make a train. He followed this with a 3-1 win over the Athletics. But for an error in the ninth he would have had a shutout. He was used frequently as a relief pitcher and pitched consistent ball all season. He also ranks high as a basketball player and will head a professional team this winter...LOTS OF BEEF: Other big boys on the Eskimo squad are: Tackle Kiesling, formerly of St. Thomas, 243; Doc Williams, star center of professional circles, 225; Tackle Rundquist, Michigan School of Mines star, 220; Red Stein, Fordham lineman, 190; Sullivan, Hibbing college guard, 195; Manion, old St. Thomas end, 180; Carlson, former Ames star, 195; Gayer, Creighton tackle, 205; Johnson, also of Fordham, 190; Buland, powerful tackle from the Rock Island club, 196; Murray, all-state conference end at St. Thomas, 210; End Underwood, for three years with Duluth, 203; Joe Rooney, recently with Rock Island, 181; Nevers, 205; Gilbert, pitcher for the Atlanta club and member of the Valparaiso college team that tied Harvard, 180; Fitzgibbons, one of Creighton's greatest backs, 174; Method, who played fullback professional football for 8 years, 194; Kelly, speed back from Northwestern, 170; Cob Rooney, quarter at the University of Virginia, 175; Red Quam, 165 pounds back who help put the Quantico Marines on the football map during his service with the Devildogs,and Blood, 185 pound back, who learned his stuff under Rockne at Notre Dame. Nevers, Fitzgibbons, Blood and Gilbert are the "four polar bears" of the outfit. They are all triple threat men of dangerous caliber. In the reserve backfield, dubbed the "four cubs", are Method, Kelley, Cobb, Rooney and Quam.
should sell him. The New York Giants and the Highlanders have both been working all fall to win Gilbert away from the Duluth club. Red Grange's club has been particularly active to land Gilbert. They feel that with him in their lineup, sailing would be smooth this year in the American Professional league. Billy Gibson, manager of Gene Tunney and boos of the Giants, has pulled every possible wire in his struggle to land Wallie. He has just closed a successful season with the Atlanta club of the Southern league and is in tiptop shape...HAVE NIFTY GARB: In addition to being one of the heaviest teams playing football today, the Eskimos come here with the reputation of being the niftiest dressers. They have a garb that attracts attention wherever they appear and Green Bay fans should get quite a kick out of the makeups. The men wear pure white jerseys with black numerals. In keeping with the Eskimo idea, they carry on their chests igloos, or icebuilt residences of the dwellers near the Arctic circle. They wear three-quarter mackinaws of white and black, attached to the bennies are pointed hoods. Manager Dewey Scanlon said today he tried to feed his boys on gumdrops and pemmican, in true Eskimo fashion, but the athletes were of the opinion that was carrying the polar idea a little too far. Because of the white jerseys and coats, Dewey claims his cleaning bill is the largest of any organization in the whole world.
playing bang up football...Pottsville swings into action on Sunday against Columbus. Dr. Striegel, the Maroons' manager, has rounded up a fast moving team of players and he has hopes of his Miners cutting another wide swath in the championship race...Bill Harley's Louisville club is billed for action in Canton this Sunday. The Colonels have signed up some southern college stars and the Louisville ranks have been swelled by some semipros from Chicago gridirons...Hartford and the Philadelphia Yellowjackets lock horns in a twin series over Sunday. The Blues invade Quakertown on Saturday and right after the game, the two teams hop a train to Hartford for a Sabbath Day encounter...Pete Barnum, former West Virginia star, pulled one for the books Sunday when playing with Columbus against Canton, he intercepted a forward pass behind his own goal line and ran the length of the field for a touchdown...Ed Healey, the Bears' wonder tackle of past years, has been moved to end this year and is turning in a great game. Healey is fast on his feet for a big fellow and there isn't a harder tackler in the National circuit...In Neacy and Dilweg, the Milwaukee Badgers are laying claim to a pair of the best wingmen on the pro gridiron. Both these ends are six-footers and pretty close to 200 pounders. They are great receivers in the air drive...Somebody's clean record is likely to be smashed on Sunday when the Giants and Steam Rollers mix in Providence. Both these clubs won their opening arguments last week by comfortable margins. It should be a great game...Weller, a Nebraska hero of several years back, is holding down a tackle berth with the Chicago Cardinals. Last season, the husky lineman was a member of the Cornhuskers' staff but he answered the grid call this season...Imlay, whose name is famous on the Pacific coast as a footballer, is playing halfback for Los Angeles. He cut loose for several substantial gains against the Cardinals besides performing with brilliant style on the defense...Pete Henry is still doing his stuff for Canton. Possibly, the mountain sized lineman isn't quite as spry as in the days of old but just the same he can give his years younger opponents all the trouble they are looking for...Lewellen, Green Bay backfield ace, is booting the ball farther than ever this fall. The former Nebraska star earned a shade over Paddy Driscoll, premier bootsmith in the recent tilt between the Bays and Chicago Bruins...Hank Gillo signed as coach for Racine but he jumped into action for a few minutes against Hammond and displayed flashes of his form that once rated him as good a plunging fullback as there was in postgraduate football...Doc Young, the Hammond mogul, is still clinging to some of his veterans who have been with him for years. Williams, Dahlgren, Neale, Rydzewski, Usher, Hudson and Curzon are by no means "spring chickens" in pro league ball.
NEVERS & CO. HERE SUNDAY FOR PRO FOOTBALL GAME
OCT 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Duluth Eskimos, headed by Ernie Nevers, Superior, Wis. high school product who gained all American football prominence at Leland Stanford on the Pacific coast, will battle the Green Bay Packers in a National league game at the City Stadium Sunday afternoon. As usual, the gridiron fray will start promptly at 2 o'clock and Bobbie Cahn, of Chicago, referee extraordinary, is to toot the whistle. The score by innings, batteries and results of the New York Yankees-St. Louis Cardinals World Series game will be announced at the football field. The Polar Bears from the Northland are starting a nationwide tour, which takes them east as far as New York. Then they double back across the continent for Christmas and New Year's Day games on the Pacific coast in San Francisco and Los Angeles...THREE MONTHS' TOUR: This is the Eskimos' first stop on their 3-months' tour and it is needless to add that every one of the Nevers' tribe has been tuned up to high "C" so that they will be in shape to roll the Packers for a goal. To date, Duluth has won three games, defeating Ironwood, Kansas City and the Twin City All-Stars. In
each of these contests, the Northlanders showed no end of power on the attack and a stone wall defense which has been next to impossible to crash through. Back in the days when Jimmy Crowley started on his football career at Green Bay East high, Nevers was making a bid for fans with the Superior schoolers. They never met on the scholastic grid but a year ago these Badgers opposed each other in the Stanford-Notre Dame game and they both carried off honors. And many is the time since then that Crowley has termed Nevers the greatest fullback he ever saw in action. Just before Crowley left for his coaching job down south, he tipped his friends off with the following remark: "Don't miss the Duluth game because that Ernie Nevers is a whole team in himself."...ALWAYS IN GAME: Nevers is not one of those fade out stars, who performs a few minutes and then takes to the sidelines ala Red Grange. Instead he is in there all the time. In the three games that the Eskimos have played, Ernie hasn't lost a minute. The all American back performs in a triple-threat role for the Polar Bears. He punts, passes and kicks the cowhide. Aside from this, he coaches and captains the Duluth eleven. No wonder the Eskimos are called "Nevers' team". The Polar Bears have been termed the "Fashion Plates" of the pro wheel. Every bit of their equipment is brand new and some of their gridiron toggery is reported to be years ahead of the times. It is said the Duluth management spent over $2,000 in getting second-to-none outfits...NEVERS NOT ONLY STAR: However, Nevers isn't by any means the only footballer in the Eskimos tribe. Fitzgibbons and Doc Kelley are a pair of swell ball carriers while the Romney brothers are veterans in pro game, who have been rated highly for years. Murray, the big end sought by the Packers for five months but, at the final showdown, refused to play here as he wanted to make the trip with Nevers. Williams is a scrappy lineman who has always given the Bays plenty of trouble while Rundquist and Sullivan are a pair of mountain guards who haven't been budged this fall...IN FAIR SHAPE: With but one or two exceptions, the Big Bay Blues are a minute. The all American back performs in a triple-threat role for the Polar Bears. He punts, passes and kicks the cowhide. Aside from this, he coaches and captains the Duluth eleven. No wonder the Eskimos are called "Nevers' team". The Polar Bears have been termed the "Fashion Plates" of the pro wheel. Every bit of their equipment is brand new and some of their gridiron toggery is reported to be years ahead of the times. It is said the Duluth management spent over $2,000 in getting second-to-none outfits...NEVERS NOT ONLY STAR: However, Nevers isn't by any means the only footballer in the Eskimos tribe. Fitzgibbons and Doc Kelley are a pair of swell ball carriers while the Romney brothers are veterans in pro game, who have been rated highly for years. Murray, the big end sought by the Packers for five months but, at the final showdown, refused to play here as he wanted to make the trip with Nevers. Williams is a scrappy lineman who has always given the Bays plenty of trouble while Rundquist and Sullivan are a pair of mountain guards who haven't been budged this fall...IN FAIR SHAPE: With but one or two exceptions, the Big Bay Blues arein good shape and the members of the squad are confident of teaching Ernie Nevers something about the gentle art of chasing the cowhide aside from what he learned in the "rah-rah" class under Glenn Warner at Stanford. It is possible that there will be several changes in the Big Bay Blues' starting lineup. Another big crowd is expected. The advance sale lived up to expectations although many choice reservations are still available. Tickets will be on sale at the Empire Drug Store and a booth at the park Sunday morning. The gates at the City stadium will open promptly at 12:30. The American Legion band will perform as usual and the musicians are getting up some fancy steps for their parade between halves.
PURDY TO PLAY
OCT 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The status of Pid Purdy, whose case has been in doubt all week, was cleared up with a receipt of a telegram from President Joe Carr late Friday evening and the little backfielder who has been with the team since last Sunday will, undoubtedly, see some action against Nevers & Co. tomorrow.
KIWANIS TO ENTERTAIN PACKERS AT LUNCHEON
OCT 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Members of the Packer football team, the pride of Green Bay sportsmen, will be the guests of the Green Bay Kiwanis club Monday noon at their regular luncheon at the Northland. Judge Henry Graass will speak. As the annual invitation has always been accepted with great enthusiasm, the meeting has always been one of the most enjoyable meetings of the fall for the Kiwanians. Judge Graass is a talker of merit and he has been chosen as the one man best fitted to talk to young men.
ARE AFTER GILBERT
OCT 2 (Duluth) - Scouts for at least two clubs in the NFL will be at Sunday's game in Green Bay between the Packers and Ernie Nevers' Eskimos from Duluth. Their presence here is to take a peep at Wallie Gilbert, dashing back for the visitors, and to try to persuade President Olaf Haugsud of the northmen that he 
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - If!!!! A fumble early in the fourth quarter robbed the Packers of a cleancut victory over the Chicago Bears but just the same the Badger state champions came out with a 6 to 6 draw decision in Sunday's National league football game at the City Stadium, which was played before the largest crowd that has ever witnessed a pro game in Wisconsin. There were over 7,000 spectators present. Half a loaf is better than none and Captain Lambeau's gridders still have a 1.000 pct. in the championship chase.
GOT ITS MONEY'S WORTH
The crowd got its money's worth. There was more honest-to-goodness football stuffed into those sixth minutes of gridiron skirmishing than has been seen here in many a year. It was a battle royal all the way. Even before the whistle blew, Brute Trafton started wolfing about the tee that Moose Gardner was using for the kickoff. This didn't tend to make the ties any more binding and the players went at each other in hammer style. However, the officials didn't let the game get out of their control. They kept on top of the play every minute and violations were quickly called. The Bears twice dropped "15" for rough stuff while the Packers lost a costly fifteen from the spot of holding in the fourth quarter that set them back in the shadow of their own goal posts. Offside penalties were called frequently and both sides lost a number of "V's" for
incompleted forwards.
SWELL PLAYED GAME
Possibly there have been more sensational combats staged here but never a better played one. Both clubs were at the top of their game and it was a battle between two well oiled football machines, who are sure to be heard of a lot before the season is ended in December. The opposing elevens tackled in savage style. The mighty Bear line didn't have a thing on the Packers and, aside from late in the third period and early in the fourth frame, the Bears failed to hang up much yardage through the Packers' forward wall. After Cully Lidberg had been knocked "cuckoo" and forced to leave the game, the Bays seemed to fall into a slump and it took a lot of driving by Captain Lambeau to whip his club together again to stem the crashing Bear attack that seemed to get stronger as the fray progressed.
NEVERS ESKIMOS BOAST OF HEAVYWEIGHT AGGREGATION
SEPT 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Green Bay football fans will feast their eyes on an awe-inspiring collection of "he-men" here Sunday when Ernie Nevers, "the world's foremost athlete", leads  his giant Duluth Eskimos on the gridiron to meet the Packer eleven in a pro league game. Those who follow football say the famous Leland Stanford star has one of the heaviest aggregations of football players ever assembled under one standard. From end to end, the big boys will average much better than 200 pounds and the fleet backfield men will go better than 185. Nevers is one of the best drawing cards in the professional game and has attracted careful attention wherever he has displayed his brilliant stuff. Pop Warner, reknowned coach who developed Ernie, has pronounced him the greatest football player he has ever seen. And in this declaration he did not exclude Red Grange or the famous Four Horsemen. After watching Ernie star against Notre dame, Knute Rockne called him the greatest backfield man in history...WON 13 LETTERS: 
ERNIE NEVERS IS "SPARK-PLUG" OF ESKIMOS ELEVEN
SEPT 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Utilizing a combination of ultra modern football that includes the best of the systems used by Knute Rockne of Notre Dame and Glenn Warner at Stanford, the Duluth Eskimos plan to win the titular honors this season in the NFL. When they appear here Sunday, Green Bay fans will see about as dazzling an attack as they ever witnessed. Ernie Nevers, twice All American fullback and hailed as the "world's foremost athlete", will lead the giants from the northland...ACTS AS COACH: In addition to captaining the squad, he has acted as head coach. The mighty offensive system worked so successfully by Warner was brought east by Ernie, and his men have used it with telling effect in all games played to date. Blended with the Warner wizardry is a great deal of the Rockne cunning in the style of battle adopted by the Duluthians. Word from Dewey Scanlon, manager of the Eskimos, said today that his eleven realized that they will have to give Green Bay the works if they are to triumph here. Early season tales sweeping into all the cities of the league tell of the might of the Green Bay outfit. The Packer team is admitted on all hands to be one of the real formidables in the circuit. Scanlon and Nevers pin their hopes of victory on a slashing attack in the early stages of the contest. With two keen backfields in the camp, the Duluth boys will not want for strong, fresh men. Supporting Nevers in the "four polar bears" backfield are Paul Fitzgibbons, the man who put Creighton on the football map and himself on the second All-American team; John Blood, who learned his football from Rockne at Notre Dame and who has starred in pro football the last two season, and Wallie GIlbert, star for three years at Valparaiso college and now a Southern League pitcher...POLAR BEARS FAST: In passing, running, kicking and defensively, the Polar Bears are also extremely dangerous young men. They are fast and shifty and keep the opposition always guessing. On behalf of his bright star, Scanlon promises the fans of Green Bay that Nevers will be in the game here from
NEVERS ESKIMOS HAVE WON THREE GAMES THIS SEASON
SEPT 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - As a result of the impressive showing made against the Twin City All-Stars in Minneapolis last Sunday, Ernie Nevers and his Eskimo football team from Duluth loom up as one of the most powerful organizations in the NFL. Although they won in St. Paul by only a 7-0 score, Green Bay fans may be prepared to gaze upon an eleven of powerful proportions. Pitted against them was the nucleus of the old Minneapolis Marine team, traveling under a new monicker. This is the team that has given the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cardinals some of the stiffest competition they ever encountered...DES JARDIEN AND HANOUSEK: Heading the All-Stars was Paul Des Jardien, noted All-American from the University of Chicago, who won more college letters on the Midway than any other student that ever performed for Alonzo Stagg. With him starred Dick Hanousek, former luminary at Notre Dame in the days of the famous Four Horsemen. Hanousek and Nevers met once before. This was New Years's Day 1925 when Leland Stanford fell before Knute Rockne and his Four Horsemen, 22-10. The marvelous defensive work of Nevers that day kept Notre Dame from running up a score of staggering proportions. Hanousek was one of Rockne's stars on offense and defense. Despite the presence in the All-Star lineup of Swanbeck, Matthews and Butler, three of the most brilliant linemen that ever played at the University of Minnesota, the Twin City team was unable to gain with any consistency...FITZ SCORED TOUCHDOWN: Murray at tackle, Fitzgibbons and Gilbert at half and Nevers, himself, did the bulk of the ground gaining for the Eskimos. Fitz, in scoring the only touchdown of the game, proved himself a marvel at
open field running and recalled to the minds of the fans the performance of Red Grange. Sidestepping and stiff arming his opponents, Fitz ran 25 yards for the only touchdown of the contest. Manager Dewey Scanlon wired today that his men would be in Green Bay not later than Friday for the scrap here next Sunday. The only serious casualty suffered by the Duluthians in the St. Paul game was an injury to Wally Gilbert's knee in the second half. After getting away for a 30-yard gain, Wallie was tackled at the side of the field and his right knee badly twisted. Physicians who x-rayed the joint said he would be able to appear here Sunday.
NEVERS ESKIMOS TO ARRIVE HERE SATURDAY MORNING
OCT 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Ernie Nevers and his Eskimos from Duluth, some thirty strong, are slated to arrive here Saturday morning, according to a wire received from Manager Dewey Scanlon of the Polar Bears. The Northlanders will stay at the Northland hotel during their sojourn here. The Duluthians figure that by getting in a day early, they will be able to shake off their travel legs and be in the pink for the pro league combat with the Packers  here on Sunday at the City stadium. It is expected that the Eskimos will stage a snappy signal drill back of East high school late Saturday afternoon...CAHN WILL REFEREE: President Joe Carr of the NFL has picked Bobbie Cahn of Chicago to referee. Cahn is a great favorite here with the fans and he is a show in himself when doing his stuff on the chalk marked field. Working with Cahn will be John Dunn, vice president of the NFL, as umpire and Coach Iverson of Sheboygan as head linesman. This is Dunn's first appearance here as an official but several times in the past he has invaded the Bay as manager of the Minneapolis Marines. Every indication points to another capacity crowd. Tickets have been moving fast about town and the demand from outsiders has been nearly as heavy for the Bear game last Sunday. Many of those who had to be satisfied with "standing room only" at the Bruin encounter profited by experience and purchased their reservations early in the week. If Old Sol beams again brightly on Sunday morning, it is a good bet that the "S.R.O." sign will be hung up before the whistle blows...PACKERS LOOKING GOOD: The Packers squad has been putting in a good week of practice. Basing and Mathys, who were on the hospital list last week, are again fit and both of these veterans are sure to see action against the Eskimos. The team has been polishing up a defense built especially to stop Ernie ​Nevers, famous All-American fullback, who is coach, ​captain, fullback and mainspring of the Eskimos tribe.
NEVERS PICKS CARDS
OCT 1 (Duluth) - Following the one touchdown defeat of the Twin City All-Stars last Sunday in Minneapolis by Ernie Nevers' Duluth Eskimos, football fans of Minneapolis and St. Paul are clamoring loudly for a return game. The Twin City people were under the impression that their eleven, led by the great Paul Des Jardien of the University of Chicago, was unbeatable. The upset does not set well on the fans who plunged heavily on their favorites. Nevers made himself a reputation as a prognosticator in Minneapolis when he picked Gene Tunney to whip Dempsey in a standstill. Willing to chance his reputation on another prediction, Ernie guessed today that St. Louis would win the World Series from the Yankees in five games or less. He knows something about big league baseball because of his season with the American League club in St. Louis...PLAYED WITH BROWNS: Nevers started his big league baseball career this year following graduation at Stanford. Manager Sisler kept him on the bench for several weeks after he joined the club but finally turned him loose on the Yankees after one of the Brown veterans had been knocked out of the box. Ernie worked six innings and permitted five hits and one run. From then on, Nevers was one of Sisler's best relief men. On his next appearance, he gave Cleveland 4 hits and a run scored on an error. Then, Philadelphia secured five hits and one run in seven innings. He started his first game against Boston. He had the enemy licked 5-3 when his team blew up. Two errors gave the Red Sox two runs in the ninth inning when the game was called to catch a train. He then beat Philadelphia 3-1 and Detroit 7-2. From then on his place with the Browns was clinched.
PRO FOOTBALL GOSSIP
​OCT 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Joe Alexander's New York Giants certainly got off to a flying start in the pro league by walloping the Hartford Blues, ​21 to 0. Haggerty and McBride starred for the winners. A crowd of 20,000 witnessed the fracas...Columbus climbed to .500 percent in the standings by taking a fall out of Canton, 14 to 2. The Bulldogs made their only counters in the final period when Rapp was dumped behind his own goal line for a safety...Milwaukee put quite a dent in the dope bucket by throwing the Detroit Panthers for a 6 to 0 loss. This is the second defeat this season for Conzelman's crew. Curtin, the Milwaukee quarterback, made two goals from placement...Bad breaks cost Brick Mueller's Los Angeles a victory in the fray with the Chicago Cardinals by a score of 15 to 0. The fumbles gave Chris O'Brien's team a pair of touchdowns while Red Dunn came through with a field goal...Racine made a successful comeback in the league by bumping off Doc Young's Hammond team, 6 to 3. The Tornadoes, with a raft of new faces in the lineup, showed up smartly. Secrist kicked Hammond's three points...The Providence Steam Rollers got off to a flying start and rolled Brooklyn for a 13 to 0 loss. For a new team, the club from Dodgertown put up a stubborn fight but the Rhode Islanders were just a bit too strong...Two games in a row were too much for Akron. The Niedmen battled the Philadelphia Yellowjackets to a 6 to 6 tie on Saturday but Sunday Kendricks' Buffalo club took over the Ohioans into camp by a 7 to 0 score...The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers battled to a 6 to 6 tie. The Packers scored early in the third quarter after a rush straight down the field while the Bruins evened the count late in the game when Driscoll got a pass...Ernie Nevers' Eskimos won their third game of the season by defeating Minneapolis, 7 to 0. The Duluthians have taken but one league fray. However, the two outside victims were both capable of