EXHIBITION - Philadelphia Eagles 35, Green Bay Packers (0-1) 0
Saturday August 20th 1949 (at Green Bay)
took to the air late in the first half and most of the last half for their only consistent gain. As it turned out, the Packers out-did the Eagles in the air, 118 yards to 73. Jack Jacobs took a terrific beating at quarterback. He
was smeared six times trying to pass as his protection folded like paper dolls under the onrushing Eagles. At that, Jacobs completed nine out of 17 attempts for the 118 yards. Schroeder tossed the other on a wide sweep but it feel incomplete. The Eagles tried 15 passes, with quarterback Tommy Thompson completing five out of 10 for 55 yards. The statistics tell a cold story. In first downs, the Eagles had a 26-9 edge and in total yards gained the visitors had 408 compared to the Packers’ 167
The play was rough from the start as the Packers forced the Eagles to fumble five times recovering three of them. Shortly after Fritsch kicked off to Clyde Scott to open the game. Don Wells recovered Jack Meyers’ fumble near midfield to give the Packers their first chance. The threat cooled suddenly when a Jacobs pass bounced off the chest of Clyde Goodnight, and the Eagles were off. They marched 87 yards in nine running plays with Noble Doss going over from the nine-yard line. Cliff Patton kicked the first of five extra points. The big blow was a 62-yard dash by Van Buren who was pulled down by Ed Cody after the Packer fullback maneuvered neatly out of the grasp of two blockers. Ralph Earhart and Glenn Lewis couldn’t crack the Eagle line and Jacobs went back to punt, only to have it blocked by Pete Pihos. The ball skittered out of bounds on the five and Van Buren took it over two plays later from the two. Again the Packers were stopped cold and Jacobs has to punt, this time barely getting the ball off after a bad pass from center. Van Buren quickly reeled off 14 yards in two tries but Ed Neal stopped this business by recovering Ben Kish’s fumble on the Packer 17. Trying to push the Eagles back, Jacobs tried a “fast” punt on third down and the ball sailed 78 yards, with Frank Reagan downing it on the Eagles’ four. Incidentally, this punt helped Jacobs to a 37-yard average despite the fact that two were blocked. The Eagles rolled up three first downs as the game moved into the second quarter, with the Packers forcing the visitors to punt for the first time. Girard received on the 30 and returned to the Packer 39 as the Bays cut loose with their first threat.
Jacobs caught Goodnight with a liner for 12 yards and a first down on the Eagle 49 – the first time the Packers reached enemy land. After Lewis posted three yards, Girard belted for 15 and a first down on the 31. Jacobs spotted Nolan Luhn on the goal line but the ball popped out of Nolan’s hands as Reagan flicked the ball slightly. Walt Schlinkman ran the first fullback play for two yards, Girard added two and then Fritsch’s try for a field goal from the 36 went wide. After an exchange of punts, the Eagles put on another TD drive – this one going 76 yards in eight plays, Ziegler rushing over from the one for the score. The big blows included a 12-yard run by Scott, a 12-yard pass from Thompson to Pihos and a 41-yard chase by that man Van Buren. Ken Kranz finally brought him down from behind. The Packers started to move early in the third quarter after Patton missed a field goal from the 46. Starting on his own 20, Jacobs tossed to Goodnight for 11 yards, to Luhn for 39 on a terrific catch, and to Goodnight for 14. This put the ball on the Eagles’ 16-yard line, where the attack was stalled – for good. Earhard was dumped for a four-year loss, and Jacobs was spilled for 11 trying to pass. On fourth down, Jacobs pitched to Ed Smith for 10 yards but it wasn’t good enough and the Eagles took over on the 21.
The Eagles got the fever again. This time Jim Parmer went over from the 13-yard line to cap a 79-yard campaign. Eight plays were used up and the longest gain was a 26-yard pass from Thompson to Jack Ferrante plus a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness. The game was pretty well seesaw as action moved in to the last quarter. Larry Olsonoski removed an Eagle threat by recovering Ziegler’s fumble in midair but the Eagles stopped a subsequent Packer threat when Reagan intercepted Jacobs’ pass on the Eagle 12. Ziegler fumbled on his own three-yard line on second down but the Packers were penalized 15 yards for piling on him. Held deep in their own territory, Reagan punted to Smith on the Packer 45 and the halfback charged down the sidelines to the Eagles’ 26. The Packers simply couldn’t move the ball on third down, Jacobs was smeated for a 14-yard loss. On the next own, Ace Prescott, a Packer in 1946, blocked Jacobs’ punt and returned it to the Packer 14. Russ Craft went over his right end on the first play for the final TD.
PHILADELPHIA -  14   7   7   7  -  35
GREEN BAY    -   0   0   0   0  -   0
1st - PHIL - Noble Doss, 8-yard run (Cliff Patten kick) PHILADELPHIA 7-0
1st - PHIL - Steve Van Buren run (Patten kick) PHILADELPHIA 14-0
2nd - PHIL - Frank Ziegler, 1-yard run (Patten kick) PHILADELPHIA 21-0
3rd - PHIL - Jim Parmer, 14-yard run (Patten kick) PHILADELPHIA 28-0
4th - PHIL - Russ Craft, 14-yard run (Patten kick) PHILADELPHIA 35-0
up 18 yards in eight tries. Cifers also is quite a punter. He averaged 39.6 in 62 boots last year and belted 68 for an average of 41.1 in 1947. In his first pro season, Cifers averaged 45.6 yards in 30 kicks.
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - Green Bay and Northeastern Wisconsin football fans can hear 15 Packer games via Press-Gazette radio stations WJPG and WJPG-FM this fall. The broadcasts will be picked up by arrangement with WTMJ of Milwaukee and the Wadhams Oil company, with Bob Heiss at the microphone. The series will start, with the non-championship game in Pittsburgh next Sunday and will end with the last NFL game in Detroit Dec. 11. The Pittsburgh broadcast will start at 12 noon, Green Bay time, and the next two non-loop contests - against the New York Bulldogs at Davenport, Ia., Sept. 11 and Washington at Milwaukee Sept. 18 - will start at 2 o'clock, Green Bay time. The 12 National league games will follow. All of the games will be carried over both WTMJ (the 810 spot on your AM or standard radio) and WJPG-FM (at 101.1 meg., on your FM set) with two exceptions. The Packer-Bulldog loop struggle at New York Oct. 7 will be played at night and will be broadcast over WJPG-FM only starting at 7 o'clock, Green Bay time. The Packer game at Los Angeles Oct. 23 will be started both on WJPG and WJPG-FM at 4 p.m. However, starting at 5:15 p.m., the remainder of the broadcast will be carried on WJPG-FM since the regulation AM station (WTMJ) signs off at the time.
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - Bob Synder, Packer backfield coach and onetime Bear quarterback, has seen a lot of quarterbacks mangled and maimed but "never in my 14 years in the National league have I ever seen a quarterback take a beating like Jack Jacobs did from the Eagles." Recalling some conversation on the sidelines, Snyder said he asked Jacobs late in the game. "Are you sure you can still take that beating? Jack said, 'I can take it as long as they dish it out.'" Jacobs, who wept in the dressing room after the game, took the physical slashing in stride. "I didn't mind that; it was the booing that hurt," Jack said. The emphasis on ground gaining in the last couple of years seems to have shifted from the fullback to the halfbacks. Saturday night's game was an example. Of the 73 ball carrying attempts made by both teams, the fullbacks carried the ball only eight times, leaving nearly 70 advances by the halfbacks, with a few sneakers by the quarterbacks. The Packers tried only five plays in which the fullback lugged, Walt Schlinkman moving three times and Ted Fritsch and Bob Summerhays once each. Two Eagle fullbacks, Jack Myers and Ben Kish, worked only three times although the visitors got a little tricky on three other occasions, moving Steve Van Buren from left half to full. He was playing fullback when he stepped three yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. In all, the five legitimate fullbacks gained 18 yards - 11 by Myers and Kish and seven by the three Bay punchers. The Packers made a total of 42 clean tackles, according to figures compiled by Dave Yuenger, Press-Gazette city hall reporter. One tackle was given for a clean one-man job and no credit was given where more than one Packers stopped an Eagle. Bob Forte and Irv Comp, with five tackles apiece, led the squad. Dick Wildung made four while Ed Cody, Buddy Burris, Larry Olsonoski and Ed Neal each made three. One of Cody's tackles saved a TD as he brought Van Buren down from the side after a 62-yard run. Others making clean tackles: Bob Flowers, Ted Cook, Ted Fritsch, 2 each; Walt Schlinkman, Bill Kelley, Jack Jacobs, Ken Kranz, Don Wells, Paul Lipscomb, Bill Schroeder, Charley Tatom, Bob Summerhays and Glenn Lewis, 1 each...FAME IS FLEETING: The above-mentioned Mr. Yeunger called the Associated Press after the game Saturday night to give an account of the game. Here's the note Yuenger left on the sports desk: "The guy at the AP wanted to know how to spell Van Buren, then how to spell Steve; he couldn't get it through his noodle that Van Buren plays for Philadelphia. Questions like this: 'What's his first name? Pete? Who does he play for? You mean Van Buren like in President Van Buren.'" It's a good thing Alexander Wojciechowicz (Eagles' center) didn't carry the ball!
AUG 23 (Milwaukee Journal) - A versatile bunch, those Philadelphia Eagles, who lambasted the Packers in Green bay the other night. Quarterback Tommy Thompson is both a topnotch chess player and golfer. In chess he rates with the 10 best players in Philadelphia. In golf, which one time almost claimed him as a pro, he set a course record of 34 at Grand Rapids, Mich., last week. Center Alex Wojciechowicz knits all the sweaters his wife and children need and comes up with a hooked rug or two in between. And halfback Boss Pritchard is both a disk jockey, with a 15 minute show in Philadelphia, and a song writer. He wrote the Decca record song, "Kitty Lou"...In 30 years in the National league, Curly Lambeau's Green Bay teams have won 241 games and lost 99 for an average of .709.
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - Bob Cifers, veteran left halfback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, has been acquired by the Green Bay Packers. Cifers was placed on the waiver list by the Steelers last week when he reported late for the team curfew. But the waivers were recalled and a deal was made whereby the Packers received Cifers in return for a future draft choice. Cifers worked out with the Packers for the first time yesterday. He is 28 years old and in his fourth season in the National League. He played collegiate ball with the University of Tennessee.
ball club Sept. 25 (date of the traditional NFL opener with the Bears at City stadium)," he meaningfully summed up. "I am sure that all can be corrected."...Heading the list of distinguished guests, which included the Chicago Cardinal squad and the North and South elevens who will meet in the all-state high school game here Saturday night, were C.E. Wilson, president of General Motors, and Mrs. Wilson. They are house guests of Packer president and Mrs. E.R. Fischer...One of the officials, a close friend of Pittsburgh President Art Rooney, revealed that Walt Kiesling, line coach of the Packers in '48, still is not well and will do no coaching this year, under orders from Rooney. Kiesling, signed during the winter as an aide to Steeler Coach Johnny Michelosen, will devote himself exclusively to scouting and "will not go near the ball club", the official said. In connections with the Steelers, the same spokesman confirmed the widespread belief that the eastern eleven are having difficulties. "The Steelers need help," he said. "And they probably will get it by picking up players after the other National league clubs cut their squads."...Steve Van Buren, who proved the Eagles' claim that he is the finest running back in professional football, might have gone all the way when he raced 62 yards on a  "naked reverse" in the first quarter, but the flying Dutchman ran out of gas. He obviously winded before Packer Ed Cody dropped him...Although he didn't see action - his stay with the All-Star squad made it impossible for him to acclimate himself to the Packer system in time to play Saturday night - Stan Heath, Nevada's passing ace who set a host of collegiate aerial records last season, made himself useful by handling the field telephone on the Packer bench and relaying instructions from Head Coach Curly Lambeau, who was in the press booth, to Assistants Tom Stidham, Charlie Brock and Bob Snyder. Tony Canadeo, out of action with a broken wrist, and Assistant Coach Don Hutson worked with Lambeau in the booth..Jim Coffeen, veteran field announcer whose dry comments over the P.A. have enlivened Packer games for a quarter century, got a laugh with a quip in the second quarter. Announcing that the field would be in darkness for a time between halves so that the Packer Lumberjack band drum majorettes could stage a demonstration with lighted batons, Coffeen concluded, "So if you have to go, you have four minutes."...It was a rough baptism for Clyde (Smackover) Scott, one of the Eagles' rookie All-Americans. He was helped off the field after carrying the ball to the Packer five to set up Philadelphia's third touchdown in the second quarter. Scott was favoring his left leg. Another Eagle rookie from whom much is expected, Notre Dame's Frank Tripucka made his pro debut with less than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter. On the first play, he picked up five yards on a quarterback sneak...Not only did the Chicago Cardinal squad, which meets the Eagles next Saturday night in Chicago, scout the Eagles en masse but the Redbirds' co-coaches, Phil Handler and Buddy Parker, and Assistant Dick Plasman were busy charting Philadelphia activities in the press box. Other scouts included Jack Lavelle, New York Giants, and Chuck Collins, New York Bulldogs. His old friends, incidentally, hardly recognized Lavelle, who has reduced 45 pounds. He's now a svelte 317. Lavelle wasn't talking, however, because Don Lambeau, son of the Packer coach, claimed the weight losing title. He's shed 77 pounds...Among the interested non-scouting observers were former Packer Bo Molenda, Green Bay backfield coach last season, and Joel Mason, former end. Molenda was with Ray Flaherty, new head coach of the Chicago Hornets of the AAC, and Gus Dorais, one-time head mentor of the Detroit Lions, who - along with Molenda - is a Flaherty assistant this season.
AUG 23 (Syracuse - Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay Packers arrived here late this afternoon with a new left halfback and without two veterans and two rookies. The Packers, who left Green Bay's Austin Straubel field on a Capital airliner at 1 o'clock this afternoon, will meet the New York Giants in a non-championship game at Syracuse university stadium Wednesday night. The newcomer is Bob Cifers, former University of Tennessee All-American, Detroit Lion and Pittsburgh Steeler back, who took his first drill with the Packers Monday morning. Cifers, who led the Steelers in ground gaining last year with 361 yards in 112 attempts, was obtained in a trade for a future draft choice. Recently, Cifers was placed on waivers by the Steelers when he reported late for the team curfew. The Steelers, however, recalled waivers on him and made a deal with the Packers. Cifers played with Packer tackle Paul Lipscomb at Tennessee. The Packers reportedly have a deal cooking with the Philadelphia Eagles with the services of Noble Doss, who gained 23 yards in five attempts Saturday night. Doss, who played under Coach Tom Hearden at Iowa Pre-Flight, is in his third year with the Eagles. Remaining in Green Bay were left half and quarterback Earl (Jug) Girard and guard Evan (Red) Vogds. Girard sustained a back injury in the Philadelphia Eagle game Saturday night and won't see action until the intra-squad game at his native Marinette Sept. 3. Vogds suffered a reoccurrence of back trouble and will be out for two weeks. Two rookies were released late Monday - center John Tavener of Indiana and left halfback Paul Devine of Heidelberg. The Packer squad is now composed of 44 players - 26 linemen and 18 backs. With the exception of Girard and Vogds, the Packers came out of the Eagle game in good physical through the final score (35-0) acted as a "slight" disturbance mentally...HEATH IN PITT GAME: With another game coming up next Sunday afternoon, the various offensive and defensive duties will be distributed almost evenly among the veterans and newcomers Wednesday night. Irv Comp probably will work a good deal at quarterback to give Jack Jacobs a much-needed rest. Jack took quite a physical beating in the Eagle game although he was out passing in practice Sunday and Monday mornings. Quarterback Stan Heath, who reported late after serving with the College All Stars, probably won't play Wednesday night. However, Coach Curly Lambeau figures he'll be ready for the Pittsburgh game. Lambeau is anxious to get a look at Heath under fire but he isn't anxious to risk an injury due to unfamiliarity with the Packer system. The early non-championship program, slightly on the suicide side what with three games in nine days, isn't leaving much time for practice - a drawback for backs like Heath and Cifers. The Packers practiced last Sunday morning, yesterday and briefly this morning - the last before the game. The team will leave Syracuse Thursday morning and drill at Pittsburgh in the afternoon. Friday, normally a light practice, probably will feature a rugged session...SHORT STUFF: Wisconsin Coach Ivy Williamson attended the Packer practice Monday morning and made history in the process. It was the first time a Wisconsin head football coach had attended a Packer practice in 13 years - the length of Harry Stuhldreher's regime at Wisconsin...Today's practice was enlivened by some fisticuffs between guard Buddy Burris and tackle Tiny Croft. Nobody was hurt and the boys went back to their practice a little more determined...Cifers left a pretty fair record at Pittsburgh. The back carried the ball 112 times last fall and gained 361 yards for a 3.2 average. In 1947, he gained 356 yards in 87 trips for 4.1 and was instrumental in beating the Packers, 18-17, at Milwaukee. In his first season at Detroit, Bob picked
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers were on the practice field at Rockwood lodge bright and early Sunday. Though workouts generally aren't held the "morning after", Coach Curly Lambeau had a good reason - a 35 to 0 beating at the hands of the well-polished Philadelphia Eagles at City stadium Saturday night. The Eagles, with three extra weeks of drill under their belts plus the College All Star game, painfully demonstrated for the benefit of 18,785 fans that the Packers have a long ways to go in their 1949 rebuilding program. The Packers continued strenuous drills today preparing for two non-championship games in the next six days. On Wednesday night, they'll play the New York Giants at Syracuse and next Sunday afternoon they will invade Pittsburgh. Those two games will offer further clues as to the effectiveness of the 1949 Packers, although neither the Giants nor the Steelers will provide a power house machine the likes of the Champion Eagles, who easily rank as the team to beat in 1949.
The well-greased Eagles, at least 21 point favorites, lived up to pregame predictions with plenty to spare.  They rolled up five touchdowns - two after blocked punts and the remainder on drives of 87, 76 and 79 yards.  They split the Packer line at the middle, the "sides" and around the ends for 335 yards. The amazing Mr. Steve Van Buren reeled off 118 yards in 14 attempts, including a 62-yard run that set up a touchdown. Most of his gains went outside the Eagles' right end - a spot over which the champs blazed for four of their TD's. Most disappointing factor of the evening was the Packers' defense. With the same exceptions, the Packers were pretty well "fooled" by the Eagles' switching from the straight "T" to the split variety. Add to his some shoddy tackling and you have 35 points. The Packers' offense couldn't budge the Eagles' novel eight-man line, though the visitors consistently confused the issue by pulling a man back before most plays. Representing a change over 1948, the Packers' T-formation attack gained only 49 yards although blocking was almost nil.
The Packers' longest gain of the night was a 15-yard smash up the middle by left halfback Jug Girard in the second quarter. Fullback Ted Fritsch later gained eight yards but the play was nullified by a penalty and Bill Schroeder added seven near the end of the game. Attempting to divide passing and running, the Packers 
AUG 22 (Green Bay) - “They’ll (the Packers) will be much better,” shaggy Earle (Greasy) Neale, silver-maned head coach of the world champion Philadelphia Eagles, claimed after his NFL titlist’s one-sided win at City stadium Saturday night. The one-time West Virginia Wesleyan star took time out from a talk about football at the Northland hotel, oddly enough, with Head Coach Ivy Williamson of Wisconsin and the latter’s aides, Bob Odell, Milt Bruhn and Paul Shaw  to make this appraisal. Greasy next came out with, “That’s no criterion of what they’ll be able to do. They’ll certainly improve considerably as the season progresses. After all, they had a lot of key men out tonight, and, besides, I don’t think they’re ready,” Greasy explained. “And, you know, we’ve been at it three weeks ahead of them (referring to the All-Star game in which the Eagles thumped the Collegians, 38-0, 10 days ago.) “He (Packer Coach Curly Lambeau) has a lot of green men working,” Neale supplemented. “We did, too, but we had the jump and that made us just that much better.” “Yet,” Greasy continued, “they tell me one left tackle of yours – I think it was your captain – Dick Wildung – played 15 minutes and made 26 tackles. I don’t know if that’s correct or not but that is what I’ve been told.”…EAGLES IN MIDSEASON FORM: In substance, Neale unwittingly echoed comment from the Packers’ bitterly disappointed head coach in the dressing room at the stadium a half hour earlier. "We played a team in midseason form," Curly explained. "They were too much for us at this stage - they had three weeks head start on us and the All-Star game under their belts, plus veterans three deep at every position. And, of course, we were missing Tony Canadeo, Lew Ferry, Larry Craig and Jay Rhodemyre, fellows who would have helped us a lot. And," he repeated, "we just didn't have time to get ready." "But," flashing the spirit he has become famous for in 31 years are chief strategist of the Packers, Curly assured, "we'll be a lot better ball club, We learned a lot tonight. Naturally, it was very disappointing," he admitted. "I did not think it would be this bad. But it couldn't be helped. I thought," he said, "the Eagles played a better game tonight than they did against the All-Stars - their timing was better and they were faster. You'll see a different 
the Eagles, the Packers have something of an idea on the proper conduct against a professional team whereas the Giants haven't played a game yet this year. The Giants have this advantage: Green Bay hasn't been able to scout Coach Steve Owen's New Yorkers simply because the Giants haven't worked before the public. The Giants, normally an "A" or T-formation team, could present the single wing for all the Packers know about them. The Giants, on the other
hand, have seen the Packers in action - through the expert eyes of Scout Jack Lavelle, whose 300 pounds threatened City stadium braces Saturday. Advantage or not, the Packers will get down to non-league business for the second time in five days at approximately 6:30 this evening, Green Bay time. There'll be no broadcast but you can hear the halftime and final score plus a few details by keeping tuned to your Press-Gazette station, WJPG-FM. The Packers arrived here last evening after a pleasantly uneventful air journey for find a welcome telegram. It came from Lew Ferry, rookie Packer tackle, who announced that he had obtained permission from Eastern College All Star coaches to play against the Giants. He arrived this noon. Ferry, one of the more promising new linemen, will spell Dick Wildung at left tackle. The Packers go into tonight's fray on the short side at left halfback - a key position in the Bay setup. Three of the five LHB's wont' see action - two for sure. Tony Canadeo, still nursing that broken wrist, and Jug Girard, who hurt his back in the Eagle fuss, definitely won't play. Bob Cifers, recently obtained from the Pittsburgh Steelers, may get into a few plays but nothing serious. Coach Curly Lambeau doesn't want to risk an injury. Cifers, however, said on the trip over that "I'm going to ask the coach to let me play." The LHB load will be carried by Ralph Earhart, the 160-pounder, and newcomer Bill Schroeder who looked fair against the Eagles despite the lack of support up front...GIRARD MAKES TRIP: Incidentally, Lambeau put Girard on the plane at the last minute. Earlier Tuesday, Lambeau announced Girard and Red Vogds, the veteran guard who injured his back Saturday night, would stay home. Interested in working Girard at quarterback in the future, Lambeau is anxious to have the ex-Bluejay see every move the Packers make. Tonight's battle is being billed as a pitching duel between Chuckin' Chuck Conerly, the Giants' talented passer, and the Packers' Jack Jacobs who's carrying a new pitching arm this fall. The locals are also looking for some of quarterback Stan Heath's slants but Stan may not work much. Any relief for Jacobs probably will come from veteran Irv Comp. Heath, however, is scheduled to toil aplenty at Pittsburgh next Sunday afternoon. The Packers have some murderous memories of Mr. Conerly, who passed our Bays dizzy in Milwaukee last fall. Believe the final score was 49-3, the worst whipping of the "worst ever" season. The report is that Conerly will be working from the straight T-formation since Al Sherman, the "T" expert from Philly, was hired recently to handle the Giants QB's. Tonight's encounter is expected to draw some 25,000 customers. The advance sale passed 15,000 this morning. The Syracuse Cerebral Palsy association will benefit from proceeds. Oddly enough, the game is not a "rain or shine" affair. The sponsors announced in last night's sheets that the game will be played Thursday night in case of rain tonight. Confronted with this report, Lambeau merely stated: "It isn't going to rain."...SHORT SHOTS: To a man, the Packers were virtually starving to death an hour before they arrived here. To make it worse, somebody made off with a sandwich smuggled into the plane by Backfield Coach Bob Snyder. Just before landing, Lambeau announced that curfew would be 11:30 - Syracuse time. He added, "Don't get it confused with Green Bay time," which would have made it 1:30. Some of the local dopesters made Green Bay a slight favorite, but the above-mentioned Lavelle says that the Giants shouldn't have any trouble. Captain Woody Pierce, chief pilot on Capital airliner, met up with tackle Urban Odson during the flight for the first time in 15 years - "Since we were kids back home in Minnesota", said Pierce. The Packers were accompanied by Bill Hughes, Capital passenger expert, who kept the Packers, especially the Texans, in stitches with a long list of jokes. Though he played two seasons with the Steelers' single wing, Cifers is familiar with the T-formation which will make him no stranger in the Packer backfield. He played left half in the "T" in his year at Detroit after serving two seasons at fullback in the Fort Worth Army team's "T". The quarterback on that team was Herman Rohrig, ex-Packer. Bill Schuler, the millionaire tackle, isn't listed on the Giants' roster this year. Red Smith, former Packer line coach and one-time Green Bay Bluejay manager now coaching the Giant forwards, has been with the New York eleven since it started practice. In previous years, he had reported late because of his baseball post with Chicago's Cubs. Red's football coach, Head Coach Steve Owen of the Giants, has been coaching from a chair. The huge Gotham mentor is reportedly in poor health.
AUG 24 (Syracuse) - Both the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants will carry an advantage into tonight's non-championship game at Syracuse university's Archbold stadium. The Packer advantage is nothing more than the experience and edge gained in a 35-0 shellacking at the hands of the powerful Philadelphia Eagles back home last Saturday night. Having faced