And this was the final touchdown of the game. For the next three quarters the teams ambled up and down the field. It was nip and tuck all the way. Both punters were booting plenty far and the muddy going sort of upset the offensives of both clubs. Midway during the third quarter the Packers pushed the Dodgers deep in their own territory. Mooney attempted to punt but Tom Nash got in the way and blocked the kick. It went out of bounds on the 19 yard line and the Packers had another chance for a touchdown. But they were in a mud hole and nothing seemed to click. Their rushers netted little yardage and on the fourth offensive Bo Molenda missed a field goal by inches. It was a great attempt but the mud on the ball and an offshore wind carried it astray.
About seven minutes in the fourth quarter was history when the Dodgers fumbled a punt and the Dodgers had a golden opportunity. It was Brooklyn's ball on the Bays' 30. A skirt around right end by Vance made it first down on the Packers' 15 yard line and it looked like a touchdown. For the first time in the game, the natives were yelping, "Touchdown, touchdown" instead of "Hold 'em, Dodgers". The Dodgers tried to squirm through the line but it was a hopeless task. On the last thrust, a forward pass landed in a Packers' arms and the threat was over. Blood got off a skyscraper and the ball was back in the midfield. Dusk swooped down over the field and you couldn't tell one gridder from another. There was an exchange of kicks and you couldn't tell one gridder from another. There was an exchange of kicks, a couple line rushes, the whistle blew and Green Bay had clinched its third successive National football championship in a row without even a murmur from the crowd.
GREEN BAY -  7  0  0  0 -  7
BROOKLYN  -  0  0  0  0 -  0
1st - GB - Lewellen, 2-yard run (Dunn kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
on the Packer team are anxious to go home after the Bear game in Chicago next Sunday and they will be accommodated." Portsmouth football officials called Kelly via long distance telephone this morning and urged the Football corporation officials to send the Packers to the Ohio city, saying the appearance of the Green Bay team there would attract a large crowd. However, this is not certain, according to the officials here, as weather conditions might be unfavorable at game time and the crowd might be a small one and Green Bay would suffer a financial loss. Portsmouth, in urging the Dec. 13 game, still has visions of winning the national professional championship. They figure that if the Packers lose to the Bears next Sunday and then play Portsmouth the following Sunday and lose there will be a tie and it would have to be played off. Portsmouth, of course, expects to win the playoff. Green Bay football officials, however, have a different idea. The Packers have the championship "sewed" up so there is no particular reason to go out and risk it. The team is not in the best of shape physically and they would be pretty well "bushed" by Dec. 13 as the Bear game is certain to be a hard fought one.
Green Bay Packers (12-1) 7, Brooklyn Dodgers (2-11) 0
​Sunday November 29th 1931 (at Brooklyn)
NOV 30 (Green Bay) - For the third consecutive year, Green Bay's Packer football machine reigns as monarch of the professional gridiron world, the title having been stowed away for one more season by Sunday's hard fought 7 to 0 decision over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Telegraph wires from the Atlantic seaboard, as well as radio dispatches and special broadcast programs, brought the news that Wisconsin's entry in the National league will once again be entitled to stage its flag raising ceremony at City stadium; a performance which is rapidly becoming traditional in the eyes of Badger sport followers. The Packer victories march, including 12 victories and but a lone defeat against the strongest elevens ever marshaled by the National circuit, has complied 285 gridiron points against 80 for all Packer opponents. Regardless of the outcome of next Sunday's Packer-Bear game at Chicago, Green Bay will retain its championship status as the league's outstanding eleven...VICTORIES OPEN SEASON: Two smashing victories over National league opponents opened the Packers' 1931 season. Cleveland, invading Green Bay in the curtain raiser, was subdued 26 to 0, after which the champions rode over Brooklyn, yesterday's opponents, by a 32 to 6 score. The Chicago Bears, making their perennial excursion to Green Bay, next were turned back when Lewellen knifed through tackle for the only touchdown of the game. The final score was 7 to 0. Then the New York Giants were entertained at City stadium, and left town after submitting to a 27 to 7 defeat. The Packers experienced little trouble with the Chicago Cardinals in the first game of the 1931 season. Although the invaders led at the half, 7 to 0, the Packers ripped back in the last two periods to literally tear the opposing line to shreds, and to push over four touchdowns for a 26 to 7 victory. Next Philadelphia's Yellow Jackers were entertained at Green Bay and held the Packers, 15 to 0, in a bitterly fought duel...PAPE SCORES THREE TIMES: Providence kicked up some commotion when Oran Pape, former Iowa speedster, got away to three touchdowns at Packer field, but while this was happening the champions were reeling off yard after year in a great offensive display, and eventually won by 48 to 20. Then came the first Chicago invasion. Green Bay's squad ran up against the Bears in savage form, and by a mere four point margin were able to keep the record intact. A lone touchdown turned the trick, and the Packers won, 6 to 2. Then they returned home for the last game of the year, and cuffed down Stapleton to a 26 to 0 count. Green Bay fans who visited Chicago the following week were forced to watch the champions submit to their only defeat of the season, at least thus far. The Cards caught the champions in an off moment, and with Ernie Nevers riding high, set back Green Bay, 21 to 13. From that time until the present, the Bays have been undefeated. They rallied in championship style to push over New York's Giants on the eastern seaboard, 14 to 0; smashed through Providence for a 38 to 7 victory; and Sunday edged out Brooklyn in a great punting duel featured by Verne Lewellen's great comeback.
NOV 30 (Green Bay) - Tickets for next Sunday's game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, to be played at Wrigley field, Chicago, may be obtained from Bosse's news depot, 231 Cherry st., it has been announced. 
DEC 1 (Green Bay) - Notre Dame's Irish and the Northwestern Wildcats fell from their lofty perches Saturday, but the Green Bay Packers Sunday completed the greatest feat in the history of the gridiron sport - the winning of the National Professional league title for the third straight year. Beat that, you collegians, yea, even tie it! And tie it in the face of the greatest opposition any team has ever been called upon to face. It won't be tied for many years and it may never be broken unless the same Packers duplicate their performance next season - which is not at all unlikely what with the up and coming youngsters and snorting veterans that rallied around the Green Bay flagpole this season. A year ago I thought the Packers' reign was at an end; I couldn't see how the 1930 title aggregation could repeat. Evidently Coach Curly Lambeau and the football corporation directors had the same thought, for immediate steps were taken to rebuild the club with the addition of tried and true veterans from other clubs and the signing of the likeliest looking youngsters from the collegiate ranks. That the rebuilding was done in masterful fashion is attested to in the third straight title. Dick Stahlman, Rudy Comstock and Mule Wilson, all former Giants, were towers in the Green Bay cause; Milt Gantenbein, Russ Saunders, Roger Grove, Hank Bruder and Don Carlos, recruits, helped bring the title fight to a successful conclusion, each and every one of them turning in gridiron efforts that marked them as sure fire stars in the pro campaigns to come. Late in the season Nate Barrager was secured by purchase from the Philadelphia Yellowjackets to provide added defensive power in the late season games. Then there are the vets of old, some of them heroes of the three title campaigns - Mike Michalske, Verne Lewellen, Bo Molenda, Lavvie Dilweg, Tom Nash, Red Dunn, Cal Hubbard, Jugger Earpe, Paul Fitzgibbon, Johnny Blood, Jim Bowdoin, Wuert Englemann, Hurdis McCrary, Red Sleight - every one of whom played a big part in the successful title hunt. Lewellen and Dunn didn't play as many minutes as of old, but the minutes they played were usually the most prolific in point making. Molenda, unquestionably, had his greatest year. He was a catapult of offense, invulnerable on defense. Michalske returned to his 1929 form - that's all that need to be said. Blood, in the best condition of his career, proved to be the leading scorer of the league. What more could one ask - even a coach? Sleight, who was only an average player in 1930, proved to be one of the four best tackles in the league. Dilweg, Nash, McCrary - but why go on, they helped win the flag, didn't they? Every man had his part and every man carried it out. Of the newcomers, Gantenbein, who was conceded small chance of making good by the experts, was one of the first to win his pro spurs. Milt, at Wisconsin, had everything but sensationalism, and he displayed the same stuff in the pro league where sensationalism one time and mediocrity another won't keep the pay checks coming. Bruder, too, proved a real star. Hank was just another player for half the campaign, but in the closing weeks came through with a rush that already stamps him as one of the standouts for next year. Only one more game - with the Chicago Bears in Chicago next Sunday - remains on the schedule. Win or lose, the Packers will keep the undisputed crown. Another game, tentatively scheduled with the Portsmouth Spartans, has definitely been called off. For this, Manager Griffin of the Spartans has only himself to blame. At the league schedule meeting, Green Bay asked for a home and home series with the Spartans, but Griffin could only offer a tentative date, December 13, at Portsmouth. He was not anxious to play in Green Bay. Now he wants the Portsmouth game played without having lived up to Green Bay's demands that the Spartans play in Green bay. As a result, Green Bay grid officials have decided to let Griffin hold the bag he so cautiously held open for them. And right they are, too. The Bays would have been only too glad to meet the Spartans - on a home and home basis, but with everything to lose and nothing to gain they would be suckers, indeed, to give Portsmouth a title chance when the Spartan officials tried to trick the Bays out of even a sporting chance.
fire department, with its floodlights and sirens, will pull out of its Adams st. station to the depot across the street, and today the Wisconsin Public Service corporation was erecting additional lights around the St. Paul station, so that the crowd will be enabled to catch glimpses of the players as they get off the train. A W.P.S. buss will take all the players to the Astor hotel, following a Washington st. route. At the hotel the men may join their families or transfer to their own automobiles...MAY CONDUCT RECEPTION: Tentative plans indicate that an official reception for the football champions may be conducted at the Columbus Community club Friday evening, when formal congratulations will be extended to the players. This event, however, will be discussed and action will be determined Wednesday noon. The squad is returning in about the best physical condition ever experienced by a Packer team at the conclusion of its season's play. There are bumps, bruises and other injuries, contracted during the furious games of the past week, but all of the indications point to a squad in the best of condition for next Sunday's season finale against the Chicago Bears. In urging Green Bay football fans to flock to the St. Paul station tonight to welcome the Packers home, Dr. W.W. Kelly, a director of the Football corporation, said: "The Packers have done something that no other club in the National Professional Football league has been able to do - won the championship three times in as many years. This is a record that probably will stand for some time to come, and bespeaks volumes for the ability and loyalty of the players and their coach. The members of the Packers' squad have had a hard season; every team has been keyed up for them and they have had to take most of the games in their stride. That they won everyone of them except one is a tribute to their staying qualities and gameness. It is also proof that the players kept themselves in splendid physical condition, for no team faced with the schedule that the Packers had, could have kept up the pace unless every man was physically fit...PROUD OF TEAM: "Green Bay ought to be proud of the team and the unparalleled record it has made during the last three years. It is a record that any city in the NFL would be more than glad to own and one that we can cherish for a long time. We owe much to the team for the favorable publicity it has brought to Green Bay and we can show a measure of our appreciation by going to the station tonight and by welcoming the players home. We were quite proud of the first championship in 1929 and extended a great welcome to the boys. We should be still prouder of this year's achievement - something that no one thought possible at the beginning of the season, so let our welcome tonight be even heartier than those in 1929 and 1930. They deserve it - for they played the game and won."
DEC 1 (Brooklyn) - Possibilities that the Green  Bay Packers will return to New York for a charity game against the New York Giants on Dec. 13 are remote, team officials declared as they boarded the Manhattan Limited for the midwest, and eventually Green Bay, last night. A New York newspaper Monday carried an article imitating that unofficial negotiations has been launched to run off a post-season contest under the auspices of Mayor James Walker's relief fund committee. Tim Mara, owner of the Giants, broached the subject to Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay team, but little progress was made. From present appearances, it is extremely doubtful whether Green Bay will return to New York again this season...LEFT SOONER THAN PLANNED: The Packers left the eastern states sooner than they originally had intended. At first an Atlantic City trip was planned, but the majority of players were not anxious to carry through this project, and Coach Lambeau finally decided to head his squad for Wisconsin. The Bays came out of the argument with Brooklyn's Dodgers in good shape. Three games in one week provided lots of bumps for the players, and the Brooklyn tilt was stiff enough for any team to handle, as Coach John Depler has his gridders turned up to a high pitch. Unless some unknown ailment crops out, the Packers, with the exception of Hurdis McCrary, all should be in condition to tackle the Bears in Chicago next Sunday. Two of the Brooklyn newspapers and several New York "tabs" put Referee Bobby Cahn "on the spot" for permitting the Packer touchdown in the first quarter of the Brooklyn game. One of the scribes went so far as to state that the Brooklyn management planned to protest, but there is no foundation for this report...LAUGHS AT REPORTS: Coach Depler laughed at the stories in the papers and remarked that they were merely for "home consumption". "Cahn is one of the squarest officials in the National league," declared Depler, "and that's enough for me. As a matter of fact, one of my linemen admitted that Lewellen was over the goal line when the ball slipped from his grasp. As long as I am with the Brooklyn club, we will try to win our games on the gridiron and not by the protest route." The New York Times gave the Packers a "streamer" headline in Monday's paper, heralding the fact that Green Bay whipped Brooklyn and clinched the professional football championship for the third year in succession, a feat heretofore unknown in the annals of postgraduate play. Among the telegrams of congratulation received by the Packers was one from Bull Behman, giant lineman of the Philadelphia Yellowjackets. It read: "Hurrah for the Packers. Great team. Fine town. Wish I could be with you for the homecoming."
DEC 1 (Chicago) - The Manhattan limited, crack train of the Pennsylvania line, arrived here at 2 o'clock this afternoon, bearing the Green Bay Packers, football team which is en route to Green Bay after winning the National professional football league championship. The gridders will wait over three hours before boarding a St. Paul road train for their home city.
DEC 1 (Chicago) - Link Lyman and Jesse Hibbs, stalwarts of the Bears' line, were released from the hospital yesterday, and, barring accidents during this week, will be in shape to play the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon at Wrigley field. They were not taken on the trip to Portsmouth. The Packers must beat the Bears to clinch the title. Should the Green Bay eleven lose Sunday it will to defeat the Spartans a week from Sunday to win the championship. Should the Bears and Portsmouth turn back the Bays, the latter and the Spartans will finish the race in a tie with 12 won and 3 lost. With Joesting and Tackwell, the Bears will be stronger than they have been this season against the northerners, who won the first two games this season by scores of 7 to 0 at Green Bay and 6 to 2 at Wrigley field. In both contests it was the breaks that decided the issue. In the 6-2 game it was a pass intercepted by Michalske that was converted into a 72 yard run for a touchdown. The Bears will be after a stronger hold on third place but that will be considered a minor point if they can be of assistance in bumping the Packers off their perch. With the exception of the Cardinals, the Bears would rather beat Green Bay than any club in the circuit, and the feeling is mutual.
DEC 1 (Columbus, OH) - John Blood, Green Bay's sensational right halfback, apparently is leaving most of his field well behind in the race for the National professional football league scoring honors, statistics released today by President Joe F. Carr revealed. Ernie Nevers, the big blond fullback of Chicago's Cardinals, now is trailing the Green Bay star by six points. Blood scored three touchdowns against the Providence Steam Rollers Thanksgiving day and boosted his total to 72. Nevers made an extra point against the Bears that same day, and on Saturday scored two touchdowns and kicked two points to assume second place in the scoring column. Third still is held by Earl Clark, Portsmouth...SCORING IS RESTRICTED: Scoring has been fairly well restricted in recent games. Ken Strong added a touchdown and extra point to his record as Stapleton was defeating New York last Thursday, and now holds fourth position, right behind Clark. Presnell of Portsmouth booted a winning field goal against the Chicago Bears Sunday, and is right up among the leaders. Red Grange of the Bears added a touchdown to his collection on Thursday, and Verne Lewellen of Green Bay turned the same trick in Sunday's game against Brooklyn. It was the only touchdown of the day. Dilweg of Green Bay made a touchdown against Providence, and Dunn of the same team added an extra point after Lewellen's touchdown Sunday...COUNTS AGAINST BAYS: Woodruff of Providence joined the "three touchdown" class by scoring against the Packers, while Molenda of the Packers took a neat jump by counting twice in a Packer-Providence contest. Three veterans, Belden of the Cardinals, Joesting of the Bears and Friedman of New York, scored touchdowns over the weekend. Three men broke into the scoring column as a result of recent games. Touchdowns were scored by Malloy, Cardinals, and Molesworth, Bears, while Fitzgibbons of Green Bay made an extra point. Shelly of Providence added another point after touchdown to his total.
year's eastern trip. With the exception of Hurdis McCrary, who received a leg injury in the east, every member will be ready to see action against the Bears Sunday." The invasion just concluded marks the first time that a Packer team has won every game of its eastern jaunt. In 1929, the first championship year, Philadelphia held the Bays to a scoreless tie, and last season the Giants administered a drubbing to the Packers at New York. This year, however, the blue and gold team rode to successive victories over New York, Providence and Brooklyn, all bitterly fought contests. "Every team we faced in the east," Coach Lambeau continued, "was keyed to a high pitch, just for us. Far from breaking under such competition, the Packers made their best showing of the season against these eastern clubs, and won the acclaim of all Atlantic coast sports writers."...COACH IS WELL PLEASED: "I'm well pleased with the showing made by the new men, playing their first season of professional football. Bruder was a sensation in the three games, and has developed into a great defense man. Saunders looked fine, particularly in the New York game, and Gantenbein played high class football all the way through. The Packer line, however, won the New York and Brooklyn games. To me, the outstanding performances of the eastern trip were turned in by the forward wall in these two important contests. We know we'll have a tough battle against the Bears next Sunday. The Chicago team wants to win desperately, and we're in the class of a dog chasing a rabbit; the dog only wants a meal, but the rabbit is running for its life. A victory doesn't mean so much to us, and it means everything to the Bears, and yet we are trying to key for this final contest. We want three straight over the Bears."...ASSEMBLED GREAT TEAM: "Grantland Rice, sports authority, who saw the New York game, stated that the Packers had assembled the best team ever to play football. He stated that the Packers could defeat any football team in the country by several touchdowns. This homecoming welcome last night was wonderful stuff; the boys really didn't expect it. We supposed some people would be down to see the squad come home, but we never planned on such a reception. The newer boys were given a real thrill out of the event, and I know the older players were, too."
DEC 2 (Green Bay) - The Packers have won another professional football championship for Green Bay, the third in as many years - a record no other team has ever equaled or even approached. Not only Green Bay, but the entire state is proud of this remarkable performance and sincerely appreciates the honor and renown this great team has brought to us. Out hats are off to this stellar outfit. Although the fans are not getting the big thrill of the 1931 championship they did in 1929, this year's record perhaps is best of them all. It is true the Packers did not lose a game in 1929, but the teams were not "keyed" for them then as they were in 1930 and this season. During the last two years every other squad in the National Professional Football league has wanted to upset the champions and consequently they went into the game "tuned" to a high pitch. The Packers could only be "keyed" for two or three games at the most, and as a result they had to take the other games at their regular stride and that they won everyone except one, is a tribute to their ability and fighting qualities. It is our opinion that this year's Packer team is the greatest ever assembled. Its personnel comes from all part of the country and the fact that these men could be welded into a mighty football machine bespeaks volumes for the team work that prevailed and the leadership of Coach Lambeau. Team work was the keynote of the Packers' success. Every man on the squad was anxious to play and play they did with everything they had. When a team has such spirit and it is capably coached and directed, success is the inevitable result. Professional football has been given a great stimulus by such teams as the Packers, Chicago Bears and New York Giants. As long as teams like we had this year continue in the NFL, the success of professional football is assured. The crowds are growing larger each year and it is not too much to expect that 70,000 persons will see some of the outstanding pro games before long. Whether Green Bay can continue in the league when the crowds reach this size remains to be seen, but one thing is certain, we will have good football here just so long as the fans of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan support it. And when defeats come in the years ahead we will at least have the memory of "the good old days" to soften the blows.
DECEMBER 2 (Chicago) - Lloyd Burdick, Chicago Bears tackle who was on the injured list for more than
three weeks prior to last Sunday's game with the Spartans, was in uniform for practice yesterday for the game with the Green Bay Packers at Wrigley field next Sunday afternoon. Burdick was shaken up in the Portsmouth game, but it now appears likely he will be ready for action. Statistics for the eleven games played in the National league by the Bears, seven of which were victories, show that Red Grange leads in average ground gained from scrimmage. Red held this spot for the first five games, then lost to Bronko Nagurski, who is third at this time, as Franklin stepped his average up by a couple of long runs against New York. Nagurski's gallop of 64 yards for a touchdown against the Cardinals Oct. 18 still stands as the longest run made by the Bears. Grange's run of 45 yards against the Cards Thanksgiving day for a touchdown is second. The Bears have made a total of 122 first downs to 99 by opponents, and have been penalized 585 yards to 505 for the opposition.
DEC 2 (Green Bay) - The grid champs of the universe, the Green Bay Packers, passed through Milwaukee early Tuesday night en route home to Green Bay where a rousing welcome was extended and Mayor John Diener greeted them at the city hall and offered the city's thanks for the winning of the third consecutive National Professional Football League crown. Reports from Green Bay said over 10,000 grid followers braved the cold and the late hour to extend a welcome home to the champions. Because the Packers still have to play the Chicago Bears next Sunday in Chicago, Tuesday night's celebration was cut short and the players retired immediately after the ceremonies at the city hall. However, a community meeting will be held Friday night at the Columbus club in Green Bay and the annual banquet and dance will in all likelihood be held the following week. Coach Curly Lambeau was enthusiastic over the showing his team made in the East, claiming the Giants and Brooklyn were loaded with dynamite and that only super playing on the part of his champions pulled the team through. Against Providence, he said, the Packers displayed their greatest offensive game in three years, while the Giants and Brooklyn offered a brand of battle that only a championship outfit could withstand. "Against the Rollers," he said, "I've never seen a team play such beautiful offensive ball. When a back got through the line of scrimmage there were two and three men clearing the secondary out of the way. And when I say clearing them out of the way I mean it. The Providence backs were not only blocked out of the play, but were knocked off their feet with some of the cleanest blocking I've ever witnesses. The Giants, of course, were set for us and were primed to give us the battle of their lives. But in the final quarter the offense got to clicking and how it clicked. Cal Hubbard, who played the greatest ball he has ever played for the Packers, was supreme throughout the eastern trip and it was his fine offensive line play that opened up the holes for our last quarter touchdown march against the Giants. He rode Caywood, Giants guard, all over the field. Brooklyn, too, was set up for a great game and two former Packer players, Dick O'Donnell, at end, and Claude Perry, tackle, played marvelous ball against us. Perry went into the game as relief tackle, but Gordon and Lubratovic, the regular tackles, also played invincible ball. The field was slippery and cut down the offensive effectiveness of both teams, but we know it was the fine play of Gordon, Perry, Lubratovic and O'Donnell that made the game as close as it was. We're not going to do any playing around this week even though the title is ours. We want to beat the Bears Sunday for the third straight time and we're going out early Wednesday morning for a workout. We can take the Bears if we are in the right mental frame of mind and parties, receptions and high stepping won't put us in this right condition. After Sunday the lid is off and the boys can cut whatever capers they wish." Curly also waxed enthusiastic over the play of Hank Bruder and Milt Gantenbein, 1931 recruits, on the eastern trip. "Every man played great ball, but the fine work of Bruder and Gantenbein throughout the trip is additional proof they'll be stars for years to come. Bruder just tore the Giants to shreds, while Gantenbein's work offensively and defensively was all one could wish for." Despite Curly's optimistic outlook on Sunday's game it is doubtful that he can key the Bays up to a winning pitch now that the pennant has been won. Had the championship depended upon this game there is little doubt but what the Bays could have aroused themselves to a winning pace, but now the Bays are in the same position as the man who would run after a street car after he'd caught it. However, the intense rivalry between the two clubs may be enough to get the Bays aroused and a great battle is assured with chances of victory about even.
DEC 2 (Green Bay) - At a meeting of the executive committee and directors of the Green Bay Football corporation held at noon at the Beaumont hotel today, it was decided to forego any formal celebration of the winning of the National Professional Football league championship by the Packers until after the Bear game in Chicago Sunday. A statement issued by the directors following the meeting says: "In view of the fact that the players are still in training and that a game must be played in Chicago Sunday, plans for any public appearance of the Packers in any form of celebration before that date is unwise and the executive committee and directors of the club have decided against it." As a result of this action tentative plans for a public reception for the players scheduled for Friday evening at the Columbus Community club have been cancelled and no move will be made toward arranging a celebration until after December 6.
DEC 3 (Green Bay) - With all banquet and reception plans postponed until the conclusion of season's play, the Green Bay Packers resumed practice Wednesday afternoon for Sunday's contest at Wrigley field, Chicago, with the Bears providing the opposition. A snappy drill was conducted by Coach E.L. Lambeau, and the squad, with the exception of Hurdis McCrary, appeared to be in fine shape. McCrary is suffering from a leg injury and is not expected to play again this season. Although their third consectuive national championship has been salted away, the Bays are anxious to run their string of victories over the Bears to three in a row. Both previous contests between the two teams this season were exceptionally close, ending in scores of 7 to 0 and 6 to 2.
DEC 4 (Portsmouth) - Harry Snyder, principal stockholder in the Portsmouth Spartans professional football team, told fellow shareholders Thursday that unless $20,000 is raised at once the team's franchise would have to be sold. Snyder asserted the Spartans had lost money on every home game this season, and profited only in games with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants away from home. The 1931 deficit, he said, was $16,949, and the total indebtedness of the club $30,000.
DEC 5 (Green Bay) - With not a single member of the squad feeling his best physically, the Green Bay Packers early this afternoon entrained for Chicago, where Sunday afternoon they will face the Bears in the last regularly scheduled game of the 1931 season. If Green Bay wins tomorrow a game with the Portsmouth
Spartans Dec. 13 is a possibility, but otherwise, the Packers hard won championship will not be jeopardized. Coach Lambeau ran the players through a brief three quarters of a hour drill at Joannes park Friday afternoon, pointing toward Sunday's National league contest. When the practice was completed, the coach, who has issued few pessimistic reports or "bear" stories this season, was discouraged at the prospect...ALL FEEL SICK: "I don't know a man on the squad, including myself," he stated, "who hasn't a cold, or doesn't feel as though the grippe was bothering him. These colds all hit the team at once, and everyone seems to feel miserable." The sick list was so impressive Friday that the squad confined its outdoor workout to general limbering up exercises, followed by a chalk talk and "skull drill" at the Columbus Community club training quarters. All men were present but the injured fullback, McCrary, as Dunn and Barragar made their first appearances of the week. These players have been fighting colds and fevers since the Brooklyn game...WIND UP PRACTICE: The same program was repeated this morning, starting in the training room at 9:30 o'clock. Coach Lambeau was faced with the difficult task of keying his sick and game-weary team for Sunday's game, which admittedly is one of the stiffest on the Packer schedule. Upon this game. Lambeau hinted, depends the possibility of Green Bay playing the Spartans in a post-season contest Dec. 13. Portsmouth had been planning on the game, even though it was not regularly scheduled, and the Packers are willing to play provided their championship is not endangered.
DEC 5 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers will arrive this evening for their combat with the Bears tomorrow afternoon at Wrigley field. The Packers have lost only one game in 13 starts this season. It will be the 23rd battle of the second oldest rivalry in organized professional football, having begun in 1921, or one season later than the Bears-Cardinal feud, and the record shows that the Packers have won 11 to eight for the Bears, the other three being ties. The Bears dominated the first half of the record, wining eight, losing one and tying three, but it has been almost all Packers in the last half. They have won nine and lost one. They won seven in a row starting in 1928 before losing, 21 to 0, in the final game last year. The Packers have scored a total of 191 points to 159 for the Bears. Coach Ralph Jones of the Bears, who has been unable to muster his full fighting force in the last six games due to injuries, will have all hands available tomorrow. Link Lyman, Jesse Hibbs and Lloyd Burdick, among the mainstays of the line, are fully recovered from injuries, as is Bronko Nagurski, who played part time at Portsmouth last Sunday afternoon after being on the disabled list for more than two weeks.
DEC 6 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's thrice champion Packers and the Chicago Bears will go into action Sunday, in the season's finale, at Cubs' Park, Chicago, with chance for victory about even. With the National Professional Football league crown already tucked away for the third straight time, it is natural to look for a letdown in the play of the Packers. On the other hand, the natural rivalry between the two clubs, the Packers' desire to show complete mastery over the Bears and the inherent class of the champions makes them at least an even favorite with Bronko Nagurksi & Co. The Bears, who failed to live up to early season predictions, but who have given the Packers their two toughest games of the year, can make their season a success by a win Sunday. That alone should make the battle one of those old fashioned humdingers. Although they returned from their successful eastern invasion last week, the Packers have not been allowed to join in Green Bay's pennant winning celebration. Immediately upon their return the Bays were given an official welcome, but the next day Coach Curly Lambeau had 'em out on the practice field preparing for the Bears. Green Bay's celebration proper, in which the players will be allowed to take off the lid and let 'er rip if they so desire, is scheduled for the coming week, and, as usual, a good time will be had by all. The Packers will go into Sunday's battle in much better condition than was the case in the November 1 fray in Chicago, when Lewellen was below par, Dilweg was a flu victim and Milt Gantenbein was forced to play throughout with a split thumb. There's not a cripple on the Bay roster and that, alone, means trouble for the Bears. Because of the success of the six, two, two, one defense in previous Bear games, Coach Lambeau is almost a cinch to follow the same style Sunday. The big Packer line has been able to withstand Nagurski's battering to date, but the acquisition of Herb Joesting will enable the Bears to have two of the greatest fullbacks of all time ready to throw in against the Packers. This may prove too much of a burden on a six man line, making it imperative for Lambeau to shift to the spearhead defense in the secondary, weakening the defense against Bear passes. In previous Bear games Lambeau has used Michalske as the roving center and Mike has been the keyman in the defense. In the last game he intercepted a Bear pass and ran 80 yards for the winning touchdown. However, with Nate Barrager ready for center duties, Curly may elect to give Nate the roving assignment.
DEC 6 (Chicago) - Twenty-three football players and a delegation of fans from Green Bay are in Chicago today to see the Green Bay Packers' 23rd battle with the Bears at Wrigley field. Kickoff will be at 2 p.m. In that squad of players are Johnny Blood, whose 72 points tops the National league scorers; Red Dunn, who has kicked 15 points after touchdown to tie the league record this year; Verne Lewellen, veteran, whose 65 punt from behind his goal line staved off a possible tie with Brooklyn last Sunday; and Mike Michalske, who intercepted a pass and ran 72 yards to beat the Bears, 6 to 2, here Nov. 1...PACKER VICTORY MEANS TITLE: The 2,000 Wisconsin fans who are expected to accompany the Packers hope to see them clinch their third straight National professional title. The Bears, although they have triumphed only once in the last ten games with Green Bay, think they can score an upset, leaving the championship in the balance until the Packers play Portsmouth Dec. 13. Of the new men on the Packer roster, Hank Bruder of Northwestern and Russ Saunders of Southern California have achieved marked success and are sure to see action in the backfield. The Bears are much stronger than they were in the other Green Bay games this season, having added Herb Joesting and Tackwell...GRANGE WANTS TO GET EVEN: Red Grange will be the target as usual, but he is used to that. He has a private grievance, however, against the Packers, for they stomped him the only time he was really stopped in 11 starts this season in that 7 to 0 defeat at Green Bay, Sept. 27. The Bears, with Nagurski and Joesting in top form, are sure to employ a driving game. Punting of a spectacular nature is likely to figure in the game, but Joe Lintzenich and Dick Nesbitt are capable of holding their own with anything the Wisconsin team can offer...TEN YEAR DUEL CONITNUED: Bert Pearson will start at center, but no doubt will be relieved some time during the game by Trafton who may get in opposite Earpe of the Packers in a continuation of the duel that has been waged for 10 years, the oldest private quarrel in the game.
DEC 6 (Chicago) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers and Manager Griffin of the Portsmouth Spartans will meet here Sunday to settle a dispute over a proposed game between their two teams in Portsmouth the following Sunday. The Packers tentatively agreed to play the Spartans on that date providing Portsmouth would play in Green Bay. When Portsmouth failed to play Green Bay the Packers decided not to go through the Portsmouth game, for which there was no contract.
(BROOKLYN) - The Green Bay Packers, for the third consecutive champions of the National professional football league, turned their faces toward Green Bay and home today after winning their title by defeating a hard fighting Brooklyn Dodger outfit, 7 to 0, before a crowd of about 10,000. The Packers set aside their projected Atlantic City trip and started home immediately. They will arrive in Green Bay Tuesday night at 10:20 o'clock over the St. Paul road. "Remember Notre Dame" was the remark of one of the Packer crew as they gazed on the muddy gridiron of Ebbets field when the national champions' squad entered the park. And the Bays had a right to remember. Saturday, Curtis High and Erasmus High played for the scholastic championship of greater New York and the field was knee deep in goo. However, a fighting team won't be beaten and the Badgers just stepped out and sewed up the ball game in the opening quarter. After lanky Lew Lewellen slid over the goal line for the only touchdown of the game and Red Dunn added the extra point, the Bays coasted in the mud, if that were possible, and drifted over to victory.
There is no question but that the Dodgers were fighting. They were battling for their existence. Jim Mooney kicked as he had never kicked before. Dick O'Donnell was a demon at end, while Claude Perry played a whale of a game at tackle. Red Bultman talked it up a lot at center but Nate Barragar had the former Marquette captain pretty well tamed at the snapper back's post. As usual, it would be difficult to pick out the Packers' stars. Cal Hubbard played a superb game at tackle. The former Geneva star, sore toe and all, was in there every minute, battling all the time. Cal seems to go like a house afire in the Metropolitan district and the natives around these parts think he is the greatest tackle in the postgraduate brand of football. But there was one gridder in the Packer lineup that covered himself with glory and that was Lewellen. The Packer veteran was inserted in the lineup when McCrary's injured knee refused to function. Coach Lambeau put Lewellen in the starting lineup and the barrister started clicking as he did in the days of old. He kicked them high, wide and fancy. Lew booted them as he did in the olden days. He was kicking them down in the old corners as he used to do against the Bears.
​And again in the first period, the veteran was frisky as a colt and when the team needed a couple of yards in a pinch, he smeared over. After he crossed the line, the ball slipped out of his hands, but Referee Bobby Cahn was on the job. Despite the fact that Dick O'Donnell covered the loose spheroid, the referee raised his hands and it was a touchdown. The crowd booed the decision but Bobby stuck to his guns and the teams lined up for the goal kick. Of course Red Dunn added the extra point. The pride of Marquette has a 100 percent goal kicking average in these eastern points.
NOV 30 (Brooklyn) - Curly Lambeau was herding his Green Bay Packers together under the stands at Ebbets Field yesterday as the crowd thundered down the runways overhead. "How," we asked, "just how do you do it?" The Packers, the super-team of the pro league, had just won their 12th game of the season from the Dodgers, 7 to 0. They've beaten every team in the loop with attacks as varied in brilliance as the glistening names of All-American backs on their roster. "What is the answer to your success out there anyway?" we cross-questioned. "Is it money that lures the good ballplayers and makes 'em click so well?" We must have looked as amazed and impressed as the other 10,000 who glimpsed Lambeau's team at Ebbets Field yesterday, because Curly's short, stocky frame shook with laughter. "Lord, no!" he said. "We're not the highest paid club in the league by any means. There's Chicago, and - " He went on to name clubs that spent more, with an anxious look over his shoulder to see if any of the team was listening. "But there are other inducements," he explained. "You see, we try to get every fellow who plays for us to live in Green Bay. We give him a job there, and try to get him interested in the town."...THE OLD SPIRIT IN PRO FOOTBALL: "Every team's got to have spirit, an attitude of cooperation to win," he emphasized. "You know that from college teams. Well, we carry it a little further than dormitories and training tables do in college. We have the boys together all year round." For instance, he pointed out that Jug Earpe (Monmouth) is a bond salesman in the Wisconsin hometown, Red Dunn (Marquette) sells insurance, Fitzgibbon (Creighton) is due to hand out his shingle as a doctor soon, Red Sleight (Purdue) is with a utility company, and Hurdis McCrary (Georgia) and Johnny Blood are with a road construction corporation. Verne Lewellen (Nebraska) of course is district attorney of Green Bay and Lavvie Dilweg (Marquette), star end, is his chief Republican rivals. But Lambeau says this political rivalry doesn't hurt the spirit of his club. "How do you get a line on good players," we asked. The Giants of course buy men with All-American reputations after they've been tagged with the honor. That means also that they have a fancy price tag. But Lambeau says he has good friends who tip him off, and also coaches who send their players to him after they have graduated. That, he says, is the best results of long football associations gathered in his 13 years of playing and coaching pro football since he left Rockne and Notre Dame. One friend in the coaching ranks, Curly claims, does more good than the thousands of tempting booklets the Portsmouth Spartans send to graduating football players each year. "Look at Jimmy Crowley, for instance," he points out. "I knew Jim like a brother when he was one of the Four Horsemen at Notre Dame, and since he's been coaching he has sent me three of the best men I have now. I mean Tom Nash and Hurdis McCrary, both of whom came to the Packers while Crowley was at Georgia. Since he has been at Michigan State he has sent along Ray Grove, a clever quarterback."
NOV 30 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers, who clinched the National Professional Football league championship by their defeat of Brooklyn Sunday have cancelled plans for a visit of one week in Atlantic City, N.J. The champions left for home Monday and will arrive at Green Bay at 10:22 p.m. Tuesday to participate in a big celebration being arranged there.
NOV 30 (Green Bay) - The tentative game scheduled between the Green Bay Packers and the Portsmouth Spartans at Portsmouth, O., for Sunday, Dec. 13, will not be played, Dr. W.W. Kelly announced this morning. "We have won the championship and there is no logical reason why we should play the Spartans," said the doctor. "The directors of the Green Bay Football corporation have voted against the game, and Portsmouth has been so notified. Some of the players
DEC 1 (Green Bay) - Red flares once again will be lighted along railroad tracks leading into Green Bay tonight, when crowds will assemble at the C.M. St. P. & P. railway station to welcome home the Packer football team, members of which have gained a stranglehold on the professional football world for the third consecutive year. Sensational plays and tense moments of the past season will be lived again before and after 10:20 o'clock, when the incoming St. Paul train will bring the champions back to the city they has represented during the past gridiron season. Twelve victories massed against one defeat was enough to insure Green Bay its annual flag raising ceremony for the fall of 1932. Predictions that the great professional machine, which swept to its initial pennant in 1929, would disintegrate this year under its most exacting schedule, were not carried out during progress of the season, and the Packers placed their 1931 pennant in its theoretical bag Sunday afternoon, when they defeated Brooklyn's Dodgers, 7 to 0, on muddy Ebbets field, Brooklyn...HEADED FOR HOME: Word from the east indicated that the Packers entrained at 6:15 o'clock last evening, headed for the midwest and their home city. It was at first planned to catch a train early Monday afternoon, but the Pennsylvania road finally agreed to hook the Bays' special Pullman on the Manhattan Limited, and this arrangement gave the Packers a few more hours to see the sights of New York. Citizens of Green Bay, as well as football fans for miles around, are expected to jam the streets of the city's business section tonight, when the train bearing the national champions will arrive. The Green Bay Legion band will be out in force to add a few festive notes to the occasions, and the sports followers will have ample opportunities to cheer their returning heroes. In addition to the Legion band, which has been a feature at all Packer home games this season, the Green Bay Naval Reserve and Boy Scouts will turn out to add more colorful uniforms to the celebration. The scouts, Executive M.H. McMasters announced today, will be used to help keep back the crowds and will assemble at the station not later than 9:45 o'clock. There will be other features, also, to the celebration. The Green Bay 
DEC 2 (Green Bay) - Facing a barrage of spotlights and an enthusiastic throng of 3,500 which jammed the St. Paul depot platform to its capacity, the Green Bay Packers, for the third consecutive years the monarchs of the professional football world last night at 10:35 o'clock stepped from a north bound  train to end officially their 1931 eastern invasion. The Green Bay welcome to its National league entry was every bit at hearty, if not as vociferous, as those of previous years. For the first time since that first great championship victory string was assembled in 1929, the Packers clinched their pennant without waiting until the final contest of the season, and smiles of approval were on every face as the big team members elbowed their way to a bus, waiting at the depot curb...SMALL GROUPS ASSEMBLE: Early in the evening, almost before lights had been turned out on throughout Green Bay's business district, small groups began to assemble at the St. Paul station. Parking space in the vicinity of the depot soon was difficult to find, as automobiles, big and small, were whirled to the curb in anticipation of the football team's homecoming. Arrivals at the station  found that the St. Paul road had gaily decorated its yards and depot with a riot of blue and gold, the Bay colors. Framed over an impromptu arch was a placard calling attention to the "Green Bay Packers, World's Championship Football Team, 1929-1930-1931". Boy Scouts, working under Executive M.H. McMasters, busied themselves around the platform in preparation for the homecoming. Football small talk, naturally, provided the topic for hundreds of arguments. The power drive of the 1931 eleven, which pushed through to 12 victories and but one defeat in the flag race, was reviewed as the crowd swelled to tens, hundreds and finally thousands in preparation for the arrival. Next Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, too, was a popular depot conversational topic...DOESN'T EXPECT LETDOWN: "Personally, I don't think there'll be much of a letdown," one rabid fan stated, addressing a heavily coated group of listeners. "I look to see the boys take the Bears, just as they did before." There was one false scare, when at 10:15, five minutes before the scheduled train arrival, someone started a rush for the exit. Soon dozens of fans were crowding onto the platform, only to be driven by the chill air back into the warmth of the station. The early arrival of the Green Bay Legion band added a festive note to the occasion. Band members tuned up their cold instrumental and soon were dashing through "On, Wisconsin" and "Go, You Packers" and other selections calculated to maintain the crowd's spirits at a satisfactory level. The train was 15 minutes late, and when the first whistle was heard near the southern city limits, the crowd surged around the decorated posts in the St. Paul yard, individual members craning their necks for a glimpse of the coaches. Two fire department trucks, pulling up beside the curbing, opened wide their sonorous sirens, and the Legion band struck up a lively tune...SLIDES INTO STATION: To all this din, plus the honking of automobile horns and the roar of the crowd, the St. Paul train slid into the station and the Packers could be seen, huddled in their heavy coats, peering from their parlor car windows. Chilled feet and fingers were forgotten as the crowd fell back over so slightly to give the champs room for a dash to their bus. The Packers, many of them sporting new derbies, and all looking dressed "to kill", turned their coat collars up about their ears and shouldered through the mob. The crowd, which had appeared up to this time to be composed largely of curiosity seekers, immediately broke into shouts of praise and approval, as the magnitude of the situation seemed to dawn upon it. The players were almost  pinned to the spot as their admirers bore in upon them, but somehow the yard was crossed and the bus was loaded with the national champions. This led to another problem. The vehicle forged slowly ahead, moving north on Washington-st., almost surrounded by the more rapid of the Packer fans. A swarm of youngsters leaped to ride on the bus' rear bumper. Through the windows peered halfbacks, fullbacks, quarterbacks and linemen, some experiencing their first taste of championship welcome, and others reminded of the two previous occasions when the city turned out en masse to cheer its champions...POINT OUT STARS: "Look at that grin on Gantenbein's face," shouted one small boy, and the cry was taken up by his mates. Nash, slumped into his seat at the front end of the bus, also was pointed out by the leather-lunged youngsters. As the bus moved down the jammed street, finally to break into open  country near the Wisconsin Public Service car barns, traffic congestion along S. Washington-st. increased as members of the crowd moved back to their parked cars. There was no official reception. The Packers were taken directly to the Astor hotel, where some were reunited with wives and families for the first time in weeks, and others held "close to home". "There wasn't anything planned," one Packer halfback stated this morning at the hotel, "because we're waiting until after the Bear game. We want to take that bunch again." At 2 o'clock this afternoon, moreover, the squad was back in uniform at Joannes park, running through traces in preparation for the coming finale. Evidently there has been no mental or physical letdown in the team's attitude as the players seemed determined to end the season with a victory, instead of with a polishing similar to that experienced at Chicago in last season's closing game.
DEC 2 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, once again national champions, are returning home in excellent physical condition largely because of the splendid training will they displayed during the past season, Coach E.L. Lambeau told a Press-Gazette sports writer today, as the professional grid winners prepared to resume practice for their last game of the season. "We've never had a bunch of men so eager to win, so willing to train and stay in physical condition, as this 1931 squad," Coach Lambeau, who has piloted three successive teams to national championship rating, stated. "During the entire eastern trip, there was no dissipating in any way, and the players displayed willingness to keep every single training rule, even to getting to bed early at night."...IN FINE SHAPE NOW: ​"That means the boys are in fine shape right now; better than they were at the conclusion of last
DEC 4 (Green Bay) - There is a possibility that the Green Bay Packers may play the Portsmouth Spartans there, provided the champions win next Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Final decision on the Ohio contest will be withheld until Monday morning. "We do not plan to put our title in jeopardy," the coach announced, "but if the Packers defeat the Chicago Bears, thereby clinching the pennant, we may follow through with a game against Portsmouth Dec. 13."...IRON OUT DIFFICULTIES: Wires were hot between Green Bay and Portsmouth last night, as schedule difficulties were being ironed out. A telegram received from the Portsmouth Times by the Press-Gazette asked confirmation on the "rumor that the Packers refuse to play here as scheduled Dec. 13." In reply, Lambeau reminded the Ohio newspaper that the game between the Packers and Spartans had never been scheduled definitely, but only was placed on the league records as a tentative playing date. He added that a final decision concerning the game will be made early Monday morning. The condition of the Packer squad today made chances of winning the Chicago Bears game Sunday somewhat more remote than originally. Joseph (Red) Dunn, veteran quarterback, is ill with a cold and fever, and Nate Barragar has the same ailment. Neither has been out for practice this week...MANY FIGHT COLDS: ​In addition to these misfortunes, half the squad has incurred colds, and during the past few days they have been more sniffles than halfbacks on the team. Despite these handicaps, the players have been trotting through their paces daily, but Coach Lambeau could not deny the prospect of "keying" his men for the Bear game is a colossal task. The Packers are anxious to win, but energy is not generated by colds and fevers, backed by a natural post-championship letdown. The final practice of the season, unless the Packers face Portsmouth, Dec. 13, will held at Joannes park Saturday morning, starting at 9:30 o'clock. At 12:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon the players, coach and trainer will leave for Chicago, where the following afternoon at 2 o'clock, they will face the Bears at Wrigley field. Coach E.L. Lambeau expects that all invalids will be able to join the squad, including Hurdis McCrary, fleet fullback, whose injured leg has kept him from grid activity. Hurdis is not expected to play, but the rest of the team  probably will see lots of action against the Bears.
DEC 4 (Chicago) - A crowd that may exceed the 31,000 record set for the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears in their first game in Chicago this season is expected to watch the two teams clash in their last game of the season at Wrigley field Sunday afternoon. Two special trains will bring supporters from Green Bay, and, as usual, the famous Lumberjack band will be brought along. Green Bay returned home from its ​eastern tour Monday morning, and that afternoon Coach Lambeau had the boys out for practice. The Packers won the first two games from the Bears by narrow margins, and are taking no chance of a possible defeat in the third meeting...BEARS ADD POWER: The Green Bay Packers are no stronger than they were in the last game with the Bears, and won, 6 to 2, when Michalske intercepted a pass and ran 72 yards for a touchdown. The Bears are stronger, both in the line and backfield, with Herb Joesting and C.O. Tackwell ready to lend their support for the first time in opposition to the Wisconsin crew. Coach Lambeau, in commenting on the success of the Packers this season in their struggle to win their third National league title, gives full credit to his line but Coach Ralph Jones of the Bears points out that no line in the league this year has had to put up with two of the greatest line plungers in the history of football - Bronko Nagurski and Herb Joesting...BOTH READY NOW: Nagurski was injured shortly after Joesting was obtained. Sunday will be the first time that the Bears will have had both of them available. The kickoff will be at 2 p.m.