1938 NFL TITLE (December 11 at New York - 48,120)
NEW YORK GIANTS (8-2-1) 23, GREEN BAY PACKERS (8-3) 17
WIFU SEMI-FINAL : Saturday, October 29 - Winnipeg 13, Regina 0
WIFU FINALS (Winnipeg wins series, 25-9)
Saturday, November 5 - Winnipeg 12, Calgary 7
Saturday, November 12 - Winnipeg 13, Calgary 2
IRFU FINALS (Toronto wins series, 14-4)
Saturday, November 19 - Toronto 9, Ottawa 1
Saturday, November 26 - Toronto 5, Ottawa 3
ORFU FINALS (Sarnia wins series, 24-5)
Saturday, November 19 - Sarnia 9, MONTREAL 5
Saturday, November 26 - Sarnia 15, MONTREAL 0
EASTERN FINAL: Saturday, December 3  - Toronto 25, Sarnia Imperials (ORFU) 8
1938 GREY CUP GAME (Saturday, December 10 at Toronto - 18,778)
TORONTO ARGONAUTS (8-1) 30, WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS (9-2) 7 - For the second consecutive season the Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers met for the Grey Cup. Although the end result was the same, the way the Argos won was quite different than their two previous championships. Winnipeg head coach Reg Threlfall was confident heading into the game against the Argos. “We’ll cut †em off at the knees and they’ll look like Boy Scouts.” He may have been on the money for the first 45 minutes of play, but he didn’t account for an unknown 20-year old on the Argos bench. Red Storey became a household name in just 15 minutes of action, scoring three touchdowns and setting up another to hand the Argos a dramatic victory. With the Boatmen trailing 7-6 in the final quarter, Storey got the ball on the Winnipeg 28-yard line, swung wide on the right side of the offensive line then cut sharply to his left, manoeuvring his way through a number of missed Blue Bomber tackles to the end zone. Storey then shined on defence, intercepting a Winnipeg pass. He shook off a tackle and raced to the Winnipeg four-yard line where he was knocked out of bounds. Three plays later, Storey ran straight down the middle for a one-yard touchdown. Bob Isbister then made an interception and alertly threw a lateral pass to Storey when he was being tackled. Storey charged almost the entire length of the field before being tackled in the shadow of Winnipeg’s goal posts. Bill Stukus threw a pass down the middle to Bernie Thornton to give the Argos another major. Art Evans then intercepted a pass, setting up another Storey touchdown run. His three touchdowns tied a Grey Cup record set by Ross Craig in 1913 and which has been equalled on two later occasions. Winnipeg missed an opportunity for a touchdown in the third quarter when Bill Ceretti blocked an Isbister punt. Bud Marquardt slapped the ball with his hand then dribbled it downfield toward the Toronto end zone. But Ted Morris saved the day for the Argos, smothering the ball on his own nine-yard line. Had Marquardt been able to score, it may have changed the complexion of the game. When the final whistle sounded the fans ran onto the field and carried the newest Grey Cup hero Storey to the showers. A record crowd of 18,778 witnessed the contest. Storey eventually changed his Double Blue uniform for zebra stripes, becoming an official for 12 years in football and nine as an NHL referee.
1938 National Football League Constitution and By-Laws Booklet
(Source: Heritage Auctions)
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9
DETROIT 16, Pittsburgh 7
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11
New York 27, PITTSBURGH 14          Washington 26, PHILADELPHIA 23
GREEN BAY 26, Cleveland 17          CHI BEARS 16, Chi Cards 13
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
New York       1  0 0 1.000  27  14 GREEN BAY      1  0 0 1.000  26  17
Washington     1  0 0 1.000  26  23 Detroit        1  0 0 1.000  16   7
Brooklyn       0  0 0  .000   0   0 Chi Bears      1  0 0 1.000  16  13
Philadelphia   0  1 0  .000  23  26 Chi Cards      0  1 0  .000  13  16
Pittsburgh     0  2 0  .000  21  43 Cleveland      0  1 0  .000  17  26
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16
Philadelphia 27, Pittsburgh 7 at Buffalo
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17
Chi Cards 7, CLEVELAND 6
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18
WASHINGTON 16, Brooklyn 16 (T)      Chi Bears 2, GREEN BAY 0
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
New York       1  0 0 1.000  27  14 Chi Bears      2  0 0 1.000  18  13
Washington     1  0 1 1.000  42  39 Detroit        1  0 0 1.000  16   7
Philadelphia   1  1 0  .500  27   7 GREEN BAY      1  1 0  .500  26  19
Brooklyn       0  0 1  .000  16  16 Chi Cards      1  1 0  .500  20  22
Pittsburgh     0  3 0  .000  28  70 Cleveland      0  2 0  .000  23  33
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23
Pittsburgh 17, BROOKLYN 3
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25
PHILADELPHIA 14, New York 10        WASHINGTON 37, Cleveland 13
Green Bay 28, Chi Cards 7 at Milwaukee
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     2  0 1 1.000  79  52 Chi Bears      2  0 0 1.000  18  13
Philadelphia   2  1 0  .667  41  17 Detroit        1  0 0 1.000  16   7
New York       1  1 0  .500  37  28 GREEN BAY      2  1 0  .667  54  26
Pittsburgh     1  3 0  .250  45  73 Chi Cards      1  2 0  .333  27  50
Brooklyn       0  1 1  .000  19  33 Cleveland      0  3 0  .000  36  70
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28
Green Bay 24, Chi Cards 22 at Buffalo
SUNDAY OCTOBER 2
BROOKLYN 13, Chi Cards 0            Chi Bears 28, PHILADELPHIA 6
CLEVELAND 21, Detroit 17
MONDAY OCTOBER 3
Pittsburgh 13, NEW YORK 10
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     2  0 1 1.000  79  52 Chi Bears      3  0 0 1.000  46  19
Philadelphia   2  2 0  .500  47  45 GREEN BAY      3  1 0  .750  78  48
Brooklyn       1  1 1  .500  32  33 Detroit        1  1 0  .500  33  28
Pittsburgh     2  3 0  .400  58  83 Cleveland      1  3 0  .250  57  87
New York       1  2 0  .333  47  41 Chi Cards      1  4 0  .200  49  87
SUNDAY OCTOBER 9
New York 10, WASHINGTON 7           Brooklyn 17, PITTSBURGH 7
Detroit 17, GREEN BAY 7             CLEVELAND 14, Chi Bears 7
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     2  1 1  .667  86  62 Chi Bears      3  1 0  .750  53  33
Brooklyn       2  1 1  .667  49  40 Detroit        2  1 0  .667  50  35
Philadelphia   2  2 0  .500  47  45 GREEN BAY      3  2 0  .600  85  65
New York       2  2 0  .500  57  48 Cleveland      2  3 0  .400  71  94
Pittsburgh     2  4 0  .333  65 100 Chi Cards      1  4 0  .200  49  87
SUNDAY OCTOBER 16
NEW YORK 17, Philadelphia 7         Washington 7, DETROIT 5
Chi Bears 34, CHI CARDS 28          Green Bay 35, Brooklyn 7 at Milwaukee
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     3  1 1  .750  93  67 Chi Bears      4  1 0  .800  87  61
New York       3  2 0  .600  74  55 GREEN BAY      4  2 0  .667 120  72
Brooklyn       2  2 1  .500  56  75 Detroit        2  2 0  .500  55  42
Philadelphia   2  3 0  .400  54  62 Cleveland      2  3 0  .400  71  94
Pittsburgh     2  4 0  .333  65 100 Chi Cards      1  5 0  .167  77 121
SUNDAY OCTOBER 23
Cleveland 23, CHI BEARS 21          NEW YORK 28, Brooklyn 14
GREEN BAY 20, Pittsburgh 0          DETROIT 10, Chi Cards 0
WASHINGTON 20, Philadelphia 14
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     4  1 1  .800 113  81 GREEN BAY      5  2 0  .714 140  72
New York       4  2 0  .667 102  69 Chi Bears      4  2 0  .667 108  84
Brooklyn       2  3 1  .400  70 103 Detroit        3  2 0  .600  65  42
Philadelphia   2  4 0  .333  68  82 Cleveland      3  3 0  .500  94 115
Pittsburgh     2  5 0  .286  65 120 Chi Cards      1  6 0  .143  77 131
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26
Philadelphia 7, Chi Cards 0 at Erie, PA
SUNDAY OCTOBER 30
Green Bay 28, CLEVELAND 7           Detroit 13, CHI BEARS 7
BROOKLYN 6, Washington 6 (T)
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     4  1 2  .800 119  87 GREEN BAY      6  2 0  .750 168  79
New York       4  2 0  .667 102  69 Detroit        4  2 0  .667  78  49
Philadelphia   3  4 0  .429  75  82 Chi Bears      4  3 0  .571 115  97
Brooklyn       2  3 2  .400  76 109 Cleveland      3  4 0  .429 101 143
Pittsburgh     2  5 0  .286  65 120 Chi Cards      1  7 0  .125  77 138
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6
NEW YORK 6, Chi Cards 0             Washington 7, PITTSBURGH 0
Green Bay 24, CHI BEARS 17          DETROIT 6, Cleveland 0
Brooklyn 10, PHILADELPHIA 7
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
Washington     5  1 2  .833 126  87 GREEN BAY      7  2 0  .778 192  96
New York       5  2 0  .714 108  69 Detroit        5  2 0  .714  84  49
Brooklyn       3  3 2  .500  86 116 Chi Bears      4  4 0  .500 132 121
Philadelphia   3  5 0  .375  82  92 Cleveland      3  5 0  .375 101 149
Pittsburgh     2  6 0  .250  65 127 Chi Cards      1  8 0  .111  77 144
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13
NEW YORK 28, Cleveland 0            CHI BEARS 31, Washington 7
Green Bay 28, DETROIT 7             BROOKLYN 32, Philadelphia 14
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
New York       6  2 0  .750 136  69 Z-GREEN BAY    8  2 0  .800 220 103
Washington     5  2 2  .714 133 118 Detroit        5  3 0  .625  91  77
Brooklyn       4  3 2  .571 118 130 Chi Bears      5  4 0  .556 163 128
Philadelphia   3  6 0  .333  96 124 Cleveland      3  6 0  .333 101 177
Pittsburgh     2  6 0  .250  65 127 Chi Cards      1  8 0  .111  77 144
Z-Clinched tie for division title
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20
NEW YORK 15, Green Bay 3            Chi Bears 24, BROOKLYN 6
Detroit 7, CHI CARDS 3              Philadelphia 14, Pittsburgh 7 at Charleston, WV
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
New York       7  2 0  .778 151  72 Z-GREEN BAY    8  3 0  .727 223 118
Washington     5  2 2  .714 133 118 Detroit        6  3 0  .667  98  80
Brooklyn       4  4 2  .500 124 154 Chi Bears      6  4 0  .600 187 134
Philadelphia   4  6 0  .400 110 131 Cleveland      3  6 0  .333 101 177
Pittsburgh     2  7 0  .222  72 141 Chi Cards      1  9 0  .100  80 151
Z-Clinched tie for division title
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24
BROOKLYN 7, New York 7 (T)          DETROIT 14, Chi Bears 7
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 27
WASHINGTON 15, Pittsburgh 0         CHI CARDS 31, Cleveland 17
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
New York       7  2 1  .778 158  80 Z-GREEN BAY    8  3 0  .727 223 118
Washington     6  2 2  .750 148 118 Detroit        7  3 0  .700 112  87
Brooklyn       4  4 3  .500 131 161 Chi Bears      6  5 0  .545 194 148
Philadelphia   4  6 0  .400 110 131 Cleveland      3  7 0  .300 118 208
Pittsburgh     2  8 0  .200  72 156 Chi Cards      2  9 0  .182 111 168
Z-Clinched tie for division title
SUNDAY DECEMBER 4
NEW YORK 36, Washington 0           Philadelphia 21, DETROIT 7
Cleveland 13, Pittsburgh 7 at New Orleans
NFL EASTERN DIVISION                NFL WESTERN DIVISION
X-New York     8  2 1  .800 194  79 X-GREEN BAY    8  3 0  .727 223 118
Washington     6  3 2  .667 148 154 Detroit        7  4 0  .636 119 108
Brooklyn       4  4 3  .500 131 161 Chi Bears      6  5 0  .545 194 148
Philadelphia   5  6 0  .455 154 164 Cleveland      4  7 0  .364 131 215
Pittsburgh     2  9 0  .182  79 169 Chi Cards      2  9 0  .182 111 168
X-Clinched division title
TEAMS ADDED : Edmonton Eskimos (WIFU), Montreal Cubs (IRFU) TEAMS FOLDED : Montreal Indians (IRFU)
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2
REGINA 11, Edmonton 0
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3
WINNIPEG 6, Calgary 0
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5
REGINA 9, Calgary 0           WINNIPEG 33, Edmonton 8
WIFU
Winnipeg    2  0 0  39   8  4 Edmonton    0  2 0   8  44  0
Regina      2  0 0  20   0  2 Calgary     0  2 0   0  15  0
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12
Regina 7, WINNIPEG 0
WIFU
Regina      3  0 0  27   0  4 Edmonton    0  2 0   8  44  0
Winnipeg    2  1 0  39  15  4 Calgary     0  2 0   0  15  0
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17
CALGARY 16, Edmonton 3
WIFU
Regina      3  0 0  27   0  4 Calgary     1  2 0  16  18  2
Winnipeg    2  1 0  39  15  4 Edmonton    0  3 0  11  60  0
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24
Calgary 5, EDMONTON 3         Winnipeg 17, REGINA 10
WIFU
Regina      3  1 0  37  17  6 Calgary     2  2 0  21  21  4
Winnipeg    3  1 0  56  25  6 Edmonton    0  4 0  14  65  0
SATURDAY OCTOBER 8
Regina 17, EDMONTON 0         CALGARY 14, Winnipeg 0
TORONTO 21, Hamilton 8        OTTAWA 37, Montreal 0
MONDAY OCTOBER 11
Winnipeg 25, EDMONTON 12      CALGARY 5, Regina 3
WIFU                          IRFU
Regina      4  2 0  57  22  8 Toronto     1  0 0  21   8  2
Winnipeg    4  2 0  81  51  8 Ottawa      1  0 0  37   0  2
Calgary     4  2 0  40  24  8 Hamilton    0  1 0   8  21  0
Edmonton    0  6 0  26 107  0 Montreal    0  1 0   0  37  0
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15
Winnipeg 14, REGINA 6         CALGARY 6, Edmonton 3
Ottawa 42, HAMILTON 6         Toronto 25, MONTREAL 2
WIFU                          IRFU
Calgary     5  2 0  46  27 10 Toronto     2  0 0  46  10  4
Winnipeg    5  2 0  95  57 10 Ottawa      2  0 0  79   6  4
Regina      4  3 0  63  36  8 Hamilton    0  2 0  14  63  0
Edmonton    0  7 0  29 113  0 Montreal    0  2 0   2  62  0
WIFU                          IRFU
Calgary     6  2 0  50  27 12 Toronto     3  0 0  56  16  6
Winnipeg    6  2 0 114  63 12 Ottawa      2  1 0  85  16  4
Regina      4  4 0  69  55  8 Hamilton    1  2 0  31  66  2
Edmonton    0  8 0  29 117  0 Montreal    0  3 0   5  79  0
SATURDAY OCTOBER 29
OTTAWA 15, Toronto 13         Hamilton 13, MONTREAL 9
IRFU
Toronto     3  1 0  69  31  6 Hamilton    2  2 0  44  75  4
Ottawa      3  1 0 100  29  6 Montreal    0  4 0  14  92  0
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6
TORONTO 58, Montreal 13       OTTAWA 23, Hamilton 9
IRFU
Toronto     4  1 0 127  44  8 Hamilton    2  3 0  53  98  4
Ottawa      4  1 0 123  38  6 Montreal    0  5 0  27 150  0
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13
Toronto 24, HAMILTON 8        Ottawa 18, MONTREAL 3
IRFU
Toronto     5  1 0 151  52 10 Hamilton    2  4 0  61 122  4
Ottawa      5  1 0 141  41 10 Montreal    0  6 0  30 168  0
SATURDAY OCTOBER 22
Calgary 4, EDMONTON 0         WINNIPEG 19, Regina 6
TORONTO 10, Ottawa 6          HAMILTON 17, Montreal 3