Gene declared. “There were a number of injuries but in most instances it was just rough, tough football. We made a few mistakes that cost us touchdowns,” Ronzani elaborated. “Today, fortunately, it didn’t make much difference, but I’m concerned that we might make the same mistakes again when we can’t make up for ‘em. And, of course, we had a few injuries that forced us to juggle our personnel. Of course, those mistakes are easy to understand," he explained. "I don't think there is a club in the league that starts as many freshman as we do. In all, with Reichardt instead of Cone at fullback, seven of 11 starters are rookies." In discussing one of these, Gene admitted, "Parilli played as good a game at quarterback for a rookie as I've ever seen. His faking was superb and his handling of the club was wonderful. He demonstrated all the ways he is a team ball player. Babe doesn't care who scores the points as long as we win. I look for him to improve from game to game - if that is possible. Just to show you how conscientious he is," Ronzani said, "now he's worried about his punting. He only had a 34-yard average today and it bothered hm. He's just a team man - and he follows instructions wonderfully. We've got a tremendous hurdle (the Los Angeles Rams) this week," he concluded. "They're very strong and very fast. And we have a number of injuries -- I don't know how many and I won't know until tomorrow."...Rough and ready Ray Bray, a veteran of 11 pro seasons, was as delighted as the rawest rookie in the dressing room at Marquette stadium immediately following the Packers' successful venture. "That's the way to do it," he enthused, a grin overspreading his blood-spotted features (probably stemming from a cut on his nose). "Kayo 'em right off the go. They (the Redskins) have the best running team in the league and we showed them they couldn't run against us. So Sammy (Baugh) got out of there. As soon as he found that out, he didn't want any part of it and he's running that show. Without him, they're just a fair ball club." Elsewhere, Deral (Little Bull) Teteak was musing aloud. "I thought they'd run that double wing more than they did." And Ace Loomis exulted, "You must have been rushing that passer something awful - that last pass LeBaron threw was 20 yards from anybody." In another corner, Steve Ruzich, the rugged rookie guard from Ohio State, displayed a deep blood-caked gas down the side of his nose. How did it happen? "Lipscomb (ex-Packer Paul) scratched me. That's why I put this nose guard on. He was trying to scratch my eyes out." "Lipscomb hit me, too," Tony Canadeo, the Packers' lion-hearted veteran volunteered. "If he's in the league a hundred years, he'll never learn." Lipcomb eventually was banished from the game. Parilli, deluged with congratulations from all sides, declined all bouquets. "Boy, that line was really wonderful," he said in reply to all - and there was no doubting his sincerity. But Bray later summed up his contribution and simultaneously paid the Kentucky Babe a tribute given to few: "Parill is the greatest I've seen come up since Sammy Baugh (that was 16 years ago and many quarterbacks have come and gone, needless to say, since then). Can't he fake that ball?" Ray enthused. "He fakes it better than Sid Luckman ever did. Luckman never could fake like that. And for a rookie to step in and take over that - you seldom see anything like that."...Parilli's most energetic booster throughout was the fellow Babe replaced at the Packer throttle, Tobin Rote. The big Texan, despite the fact he wanted badly to play, set all personal consideration aside. He continually shouted words of encouragement to the brilliant rookie and was among the first to congratulate him after the game. "I didn't want to go in there at quarterback with Babe going so well," he said after the game. It remained, however, Forte, the Packers' popular captain, to point up the real significance of what had transpired. "Next stop, Los Angeles Rams," he drawled, loud enough for all in the vicinity to hear him. And then, raising his voice, "Your next victory will be LA, believe me!"...The Packers' all-out determination to win probably was best expressed by Bobby Jack Floyd, the burly linesmasher from Texas Christian. Floyd was injured after carrying the ball following a pass from Forte for a first down in the second quarter. As Trainer Carl (Bud) Jorgenson reached him, Floyd, in considerable pain, gasped, "Is it a first down?" Assured that it was, he relaxed with, "Then it's all right."...Milwaukee's notorious fickle fans were behind the Packers all the way. They gave them a round of applause as they left the field at the intermission and in the late stages, whenever the Packers lost possession, chorused, "Take it away, Packers, take it away!"...Though he has passed his 54th birthday, Lambeau hasn't altered his sideline habits. Curly, who appears in excellent health, paced before the Washington bench through the first three quarters, making a gesture of supreme disgust when the Packers scored. But, when defeat appeared inevitable, he stood stock still and watched the play impassively...That Canadeo has great heart has long since been accepted. And he proved it again Sunday. Injured when a knee crashed into his back, he was escorted from the field by Jorgenson and assistant trainer Johnny Proski. Immediately upon reaching the sidelines, he walked over to where Ronzani stood and told him, "I'll be all right, Gene," indicating he was ready to return to action whenever needed...Teteak, noted for his competitive fire, was irked no little when Dick Alban, former Northwestern fullback playing defense for the Redskins, attempted to rough up Breezy Reid in running the Packer halfback out of bounds against the bench in the third quarter. "Pretty tough aren't you, Alban?" he yelled. "That's the way you played at Northwestern."...One of those things you almost never see happened in the third quarter. The ball was teed up and Bill Reichardt advanced for the kickoff following the Packers' fourth touchdown. As he approached the ball, a gust of wind came up. The ball wavered and toppled to the ground - just as Reichardt reached it. The ball was set up again and Reichardt's booming kick sent Harry Gilmer back to the Washington goal...Life's embarrassing moment: You may not believe this but the flag was run up the pole at the north end of the stadium, during the playing of the National Anthem, upside down. It had to be brought to earth, re-fastened and run up again...Jug Girard, late of the Packers and now with the Detroit Lions, was interviewed by WJPG's Tony Flynn between halves. Girard, whose Lions nipped the Los Angeles Rams 17-14 Friday night, had been given a two-day "leave" by Head Coach Buddy Parker to visit his wife in Wisconsin. Another prominent former Green Bay football figure, tackle Ted Stengel of East High and now highly regarded Marquette university freshman, guarded the dressing room door for the Redskins. Another ex-Packer, center Carl Schuette, now MU's freshman coach, was among the spectators..."They look a hell of a lot better than they did against us," confided Dick Evans, assistant coach of the Chicago Cardinals, in the press box scouting the Redskins for next week's Cardinal engagement in Washington. In the even you don't remember, the Cardinals had whipped the Packers, 38-7, just four weeks ago Sunday. Other "private eyes" included Tom Farris and Louis George of the Rams and Howard Brinker of Cleveland's Browns.
OCT 6 (Chicago) - Ray Pelfrey, former Western Kentucky State halfback, Monday was obtained by the Chicago Cardinals from the Green Bay Packers on waivers.
OCT 6 (Milwaukee) - The kid who last summer was worrying about whether the Green Bay Packers would let him play this fall finally found out. Young Vito Parilli, the Kentucky Babe of college football the past three years, put on a brilliant performance at Marquette Stadium to lead the Packers to their first victory of the NFL season. Quarterbacking the club all the way except for the opening sequence of downs, Parilli definitely earned his pro spurs by figuring intimately in four touchdowns and a large part of the fifth in the 35-20 rout of Curly Lambeau's Washington Redskins. It was late in July, out at the College All-Star camp in Delafield, that Parilli expressed doubt about his ability to play professional football. "Gee," he told this reporter, "I hope they let me play a little up there this fall." It was unusual, to say the least, to hear that kind of modest talk from a player who had earned all the honors heaped on Parilli during his college days. But he meant it; he wasn't really sure he could cut it in the pro loop. Sunday was his first honest-to-gosh chance to show what he could do, despite a sparkling display against the Los Angeles Rams in the All-Star Game in Chicago in August. He was good enough then to be voted the game's most valuable player, but coach Gene Ronzani used him only sparingly in exhibition games. A week ago, as the Packer offense sputtered sporadically and the team lost to the Chicago Bears, 24-14, Parilli played only part time. He and veteran Tobin Rote took turns - a couple of plays apiece - and neither one looked too sharp. The attack lacked punch, too. But Sunday Ronzani took the wraps off the Babe and one what he showed they'll be off for keeps. You know what he did - touchdowns passes to Bill Howton and Rote, pitchout to Breezy Reid, long toss to Bobby Mann to set up Tony Canadeo's counter and another successful aerial to Mann to get position for Fred Cone's 30-yard burst through the line. A remodeled offense, with Rote playing left half, seems likely now. Rote, a good passer and fine runner, played the position in the last quarter Sunday after Canadeo and Reid were injured. He played it well, too, making a leaping catch of the touchdown toss from Parilli after going wide as the man in motion and faking two defenders out of position. What the tandem punch of Parilli and Rote can do may be shown this Sunday, when the Packers come back to Marquette Stadium to face Los Angeles in their third league game.
(MILWAUKEE) - The Green Bay Packers proved two vital points here Sunday afternoon: (1) They have an offense and (2) They can win in the clutch. Point-shackled during the non-conference season and in the NFL opener against the Chicago Bears, the 1952 Packers uncorked a blistering five-touchdown offense in producing a "must-win" triumph over Curly Lambeau's Washington Redskins. The final score was 35 to 20, but it might have been 49 to 20 without stretching the imagination. Probably the only disappointing aspect of the entire afternoon was the poor attendance - 9,657, a typical Milwaukee turnout after a Packer loss (the 24-14 verdict to the Bears). Sunday's victory zoomed the Packers back into the thick of the National conference race with a 1-1 record, and set the stage for the showdown battle in Marquette stadium here against the world champion Los Angeles Rams next Sabbath. The Packers got off to a 7-0 lead in the first three minutes and left the field with a 21-7 advantage. They booted it to 28-7 midway in the third quarter before relaxing down to 28-14 and then made it a safe 35-14 early in the fourth period. The victory marked the "birth" of Vito (Babe) Parilli as a pro quarterback. The rookie from Kentucky, operating behind a crisp-blocking line, hurled two touchdown passes - one for 90 yards to Bill Howton - and kept the Redskin line and linebackers in a trance with his clever ball handling and faking. Parilli directed the Bays to a total of 431 yards, all but eight of their 253 by passing and 178 on the ground. And it seemed poetic justice that veteran quarterback Tobin Rote - sort of a "big brother" to the Babe - broke into the act. The galloping Texan entered the game as a left halfback when Tony Canadeo was injured late in the third quarter. Without any actual practice at the new position, the versatile Rote broke the Redskins' back when he caught Parilli's 28-yard pass early in the fourth period and went over standing up. The Packers gained possession of the pigskin 13 times in the afternoon and registered touchdowns on five occasions. They muffed two chance inside the Washington 35, losing the ball on downs once on the 17 in the fourth quarter and another time on an interception of the 21 in the same frame. The Packers had one touchdown nullified by an offside penalty - fullback Bill Reichardt's smashing 32-yard run just before the interception. Had the TD been good, the resulting 42-point total would have been the highest pointage ever scored by the Gene Ronzani-coached Packers. The Packers didn't wait long to arouse the crowd. Parilli and Howton worked a 90-yard touchdown play in the first four minutes to put the Bays into a 7-0 lead. Washington slammed back to knot the score on Harry Gilmer's 13-yard pitch to Julie Rykovich. On the first play of the second quarter, Floyd Reid breezed 11 yards around right end to put the Bays in front, 14-7. A few minutes later, Canadeo banged around right end for one yard and the third TD after a 35-yard pass from Parilli to Bob Mann set it up. Fred Cone, who kicked all of the extra points, slammed 30 yards off right tackle for TD No. 1 in the third period, but the Redskins belted back for a teedee on Eddie LeBaron's 70-yard pass with Hugh Taylor. After Parilli pitched to Rote for a TD early in the fourth quarter, Ferris ran 11 yards for the last score of the game. The Packers came up with the unusual to pave the way for their second TD. They had fourth down and three to go for a first down on the 32 when Reichardt stepped back on the 40 to boot a field goal. Captain Bob Forte, holding the ball, leaped up and pitched an eight-yard pass to Bobby Jack Floyd to gain the first down. Penalties played an important part in the game as both clubs got rough and overanxious. The officials marched off 21 penalties for 176 yards, 11 for 99 on Washington. Giant tackle Paul Lipscomb, a former Packer, was ejected in the third quarter for over-enthusiastic "advances" toward the Bays. Five punts, three by LeBaron and two by Parilli, were nullified by penalties. The rough play saw three Packers go to the sidelines with injuries. While the Packers permitted 20 points, the Bays played their usual rugged game on defense. The Redskins managed 155 yards by rushing, but 74 came on Leon Heath's run after the Packers built up a 35-14 lead. The Redskins got 191 yards on passing, including 70 at one crack on the LeBaron-Taylor TD play. Little Clarence Self, Bob Forte, Deral Teteak, Ray Bray, Wash Serini, John Martinkovic, Dave Hanner, shifted to defensive tackle, and Howie Ruetz kept the Redskin runners in check with a lot of sharp tackling. Big Chuck Dravenovich, the 227-pound Redskin fullback, came out of the fray with only seven yards in six tries. Four backs carried most of the Bay rushing load. Cone hammered 76 in eight tries, while Canadeo got 40, including a 23-yard smash. Reichardt ran for 30 while Billy Grimes showed definite signs of bouncing back after an early-season injury by getting 17 stripes in eight trips and hitting hard. The Redskins won the toss but that was about all as the Packers made 'em punt on the first series. The punt was a beauty and the Bays found themselves on their own four. The Packers went into their spread, with Rote at quarterback and two passes went incomplete. Parilli punted but the Washingtons were offside so he did it again, and the Redskins were offside again, the Bays getting a first down on the 16. Canadeo made four, but the Packers were holding and they went back to the 10, from where Parilli and Howton worked out their 90-yard TD play. Bill took the ball around the Bay 35 and outdistanced two defenders in a zig-zag run. The Redskins drove 71 yards to a TD, with old Sammy Baugh at the QB throttle. Gilmer, at left half, hurled a 42-yarder to Rykovich to start the attack and Baugh caught Drazenovich for 17. Rykovich ran nine, and Gilmer, running wide on his right, hit Rykovich all alone on the goal line for the score. Bagdon converted. After an exchange of punts, the Packers moved to another TD. Cone ripped off 34 yards in two tries and Grimes made seven in two. After Forte's pass to Floyd on Reichardt's fake field goal try, Parilli hurled 16 yards to Howton to the Redskin 11 on the last play of the quarter. Reid went around end for the score to start the second frame. A moment later Heath fumbled after catching a pass from Baugh and Howie Ruetz recovered on the Washington 41. Canadeo picked up three and Parilli hurled a pass to Mann for 35 yards to the Washington three. Washington went offside as Floyd was held after which Canadeo scored around end. Just before the half, the battle seesawed. The Packers got the crack at the ball and Parilli hurled a 32-yard pass to Howton on the final play of the game. The Redskins came out blazing in the second half and received a nice break. Cone fumbled the kickoff return on the Packer 30 and Washington recovered. But the break evened as Ab Wimberly recovered Drazenovich's fumble on the Packer five. The Packers preceded to move 95 yards in 12 plays for their fourth TD. Cone opened with eight yards and Canadeo hit the middle for 23 to the 36. Canadeo, with eight, and Cone made it a first down on the 46. The Washingtons stiffened and forced Parilli to punt but they were guilty on a personal foul (on Lipscomb) and the Packers had a first down on the Redskin 39. After the Packers went offside on Cone's four-yard run, Parilli hurled to Mann for 14 yards and Cone slashed off right tackle and through the Redskin secondary to score standing up. The Bays got another chance when Serini recovered Heath's fumble on the Redskin 24 but nothing came of it. Parilli's pass went too high for Mann, Grimes bolted for seven, Reichardt made two and Reid, trying for a first down, was stopped cold. The Redskins made it 28-14 in five plays. LeBaron pitched a 22-yarder to Rykovich and Taylor got behind Dan Sandifer to take LeBaron's pass for a 70-yard TD gain. Bagdon kicked the extra point. Parilli and LeBaron exchanged punts again as the game moved into the fourth quarter, with the Packers taking over on their own 35. Rote, at left half, was held for no gain at center and Cone made eight but the Packers were in motion. Parilli tossed a 42-yarder to Mann to the Redskin 28 and then Parilli found his QB mate with a perfect pitch. Rote took it on the two and raced over. Again, the Packers got a quick break but couldn't capitalize. Self intercepted a deflected LeBaron pass on the Washington 32 and Reichardt followed with his TD run, but the Packers were offside. After Jim Keane dropped Parilli's pass, Cox intercepted another Parilli pass on his own 21. LeBaron and Parilli traded punts again, with the Redskins taking over on their own 16 and scoring in four plays. On the first, LeBaron was smeared back six, but Heath ran around the left end for 74, Sandifer finally bringing him down on the Bay 17. Rykovich crashed center for five and Ferris hit the same spot for 11 and the TD. Bagdon's kick was wide and the Packers were in front, 35-20. The Packers made a first down on Cone's 11-yard run but a 15-yard holding penalty forced Parilli to punt. The Redskins were stopped cold, and LeBaron punted as the game ended.
WASHINGTON -   7   0   7   6  -  20
GREEN BAY  -   7  14   7   7  -  35
                     WASHINGTON    GREEN BAY
First Downs                  15           16
Rushing-Yards-TD       36-153-1     36-177-3
Att-Comp-Yd-TD-Int 20-9-191-2-1 16-8-254-2-1
Sacked-Yards               7-66         1-12
Net Passing Yards           125          242
Total Yards                 278          420
Fumbles-lost                3-3          2-2
Turnovers                     4            3
Yards penalized           11-99        10-77
1st - GB - Bill Howton, 90-yard pass from Babe Parilli (Fred Cone kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - WA - Julie Rykovich, 13-yd pass from Harry Gilmer (Ed Bagdon kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Breezy Reid, 10-yard run (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - GB - Tony Canadeo, 4-yard run (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
3rd - WA - Hugh Taylor, 70-yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Bagdon kick) GREEN BAY 21-14
3rd - GB - Cone, 30-yard run (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 28-14
4th - GB - Tobin Rote, 28-yard pass from Parilli (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 35-14
4th - WASH - Neil Ferris, 11-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 35-20
GREEN BAY - Fred Cone 8-76 1 TD, Tony Canadeo 6-40 1 TD, Bill Reichardt 7-30, Billy Grimes 8-17, Babe Parilli 1-7, Breezy Reid 3-4 1 TD, Bobby Jack Floyd 2-4, Tobin Rote 1-0
WASHINGTON - Leon Heath 5-76, Julie Rykovich 11-43, Neil Ferris 6-11 1 TD, Eddie LeBaron 1-10, Chuck Drazenovich 6-7, Harry Gilmer 7-6
GREEN BAY - Babe Parilli 13-7-248 2 TD 1 INT, Bob Forte 1-1-5, Tobin Rote 2-0-0
WASHINGTON - Eddie LeBaron 13-5-112 1 TD 1 INT, Harry Gilmer 3-2-55 1 TD, Sammy Baugh 4-2-24
GREEN BAY - Billy Howton 3-128 1 TD, Bob Mann 3-92, Tobin Rote 1-28 1 TD, Bobby Jack Floyd 1-5
WASHINGTON - Hugh Taylor 3-86 1 TD, Julie Rykovich 3-76 1 TD, Chuck Drazenovich 2-24, Leon Heath 1-5
Green Bay Packers (1-1) 35, Washington Redskins (1-1) 20
Sunday October 5th 1952 (at Milwaukee)
OCT 7 (Green Bay) - The University of Kentucky press book always said that Babe Parilli could hide an elephant on the football field. The implication was that he was an expert in magic and, more specifically, in making the football disappear. Against Washington on Sunday, the Pennsylvanian who came here by way of Kentucky demonstrated that he could put elephants in a trance and thus make them helpless - said mastodons being member of the Washington defensive line. The five-man Redskin defensive wall is considered one of the better units of its kinds in the league but we don't recall a single instance of any member of said line smearing Parilli. The Kentucky magician, of course, will take no credit for the Packers' offensive surge. After the game, he could marvel at nothing but the Packers' offensive line and all other phases of the Bays' play. The "O" line did a slick job in giving Vito vital time to exercise his magic, though it must be said that the Redskin defensive line had to hesitate a moment, scratch its collective head and then tackle somebody it thought had the ball. The offensive line saw a new face at left tackle, Dick Afflis, the Packers' famed lineman in motion. Afflis was a middle guard last year and a defensive tackle in the Bear opener. Sunday, Afflis was at offensive left tackle and he seemed more at home than ever across from big Paul Lipscomb. Three of the other tackle-to-tackle offensivers were rookie Steve Dowden at right tackle, a quiet individual who has developed into a fine blocker, the swift rookie guards, Steve Ruzich and Dick Logan, and Kentucky Jay Rhodemyre at center, who talks the same Wildcat language as Parilli. When speaking of the Packer line, offensive or defensively, it must be remembered that the club's two first-string tackles of 1950-51, Dick Wildung and Joe Spencer, have graduated out of the game. Remember how Wildung, one of the finest T's in the league, would spin backwards or slide out of his position and make a tackle on the opposite side of the line? Packer coaches shifted rookie Dave Hanner from offense to Wildung's old defensive left tackle spot and Carrot-Top whirled around enough to make eight clean tackles - about the same number Dick used to make per game. At right tackle on defense is sophomore Howie Reutz, the Racine rocker, who has a habit of improving with every game. Ray Bray middles the standard defense like a 22-year old all-pro blaster. The Packers uncovered a new defensive link Sunday - Mr. Washington Serini, the hulking Kentuckian who showed that he had lost none of his old Bear stuff as one of the guard when the Bays "stretched" out their line. The defensive ends, John Martinkovic and Ab Wimberly, had some fun chasing tiny Eddie LeBarion, with Martinkovic getting five clean tackles. Martinkovic, incidentally, was playing against his ex-teammates and before a number of relatives who live in Milwaukee. The tackle chart showed captain Bob Forte, who directed the defense, and Deral Teteak with eight tackles each. And probably the busiest guy among the deep defenders was little Clarence Self, the ex-Badger who came up with seven shots. Here are some other totals: Ruetz six; Bray six; Serini four; Dom Moselle three; Bobby Dillon, Ace Loomis, two each; Dan Sandifer, Fred Cone, Ruzich, Logan, one each.
OCT 7 (Los Angeles) - Hamp Pool says he hasn't made up his mind, but it's dollars to doughnuts that Norm Van Brocklin will draw the opening assignment at quarterback Sunday when the Rams plays the Green Bay Packers at Milwaukee. The last time the Dutchman started a game was at Portland on Aug. 30. He pitched two touchdown passes to Bob Carey as the Rams cuffed the Chicago Cardinals, 24 to 14. Los Angeles has dropped five straight since then. Except for the important item of interceptions, Van Brocklin has outpassed Bob Waterfield all season. However, both got off to such a poor start against Cleveland and Detroit that their chances of running 1-2 in the NFL again are worst than the Prohibition Party's chances in the November election...11 TOUCHDOWNS: In the seven-game preleague games, Van Brocklin completed 62 of 117 passes for 884 yards and 11 touchdowns. His percentage of .529 overshadowed Waterfield's .467, achieved on 50 completions in 107 attempts for 641 yards and only three teedees. The Ram captain's passing at a .250 clip after two league game. He completed one of out of six against Detroit for 25 yards and three out of 10 against Cleveland for 26 yards. Van Brocklin also has a subpar mark of .342, based on 12 completions in 35 tries. But his heaves have gained 183 yards, including his colossal cast to Skeet Quinlan for 80 yards and a tally against the Lions...VAN LED THE PARADE: Equally important, the Walnut Creek rifleman engineered the two other scoring drives the Rams managed to mount, Dan Towler's touchdown against the Browns and Tank Younger's against the Lions. On the red ink side, Dutch had 10 passes swiped in exhibition games and four in league game, twice as many as charged against his colleague. In addition to Van Brocklin, the Rams' starting quartet at Milwaukee will include Quinlan, Younger and Towler, the only guys who've scored for our side since the bell rang.
Rams in Milwaukee Sunday. Fears won the NFL snatching title in 1948-49-50 and Hirsch in '51...FIRS WIN UNDER POOL: It can be pointed out, if you're starting to shed tears for the Rams, that the Gold Coasters must have been in something of a coaching stew since the early part of the training camp. It blew wide open after the Browns whipped the Rams, with Hampton Pool replacing Jumbo Jim Stydahar as head mentor. The change apparently worked magic because the Rams gave talent-toasted Detroit a fit before going down to defeat. The Rams will be seeking their first win under Pool Sunday. It is interesting to note that the Packers have more than doubled the Rams' offensive figures in losing to the Chicago Bears, 24-14, and whipping the Washington Redskins, 35-20. The Packers scored 49 points to the Rams' 21; rushed for 288 yards to the Rams' 139; advanced 410 yards by passing to the Rams' 157; and posted a total yardage figure of 698 compared to the Rams' 296. Thus, the Packers had reason to feel "amused", at least today, by the figure comparison of the two clubs since the Rams won the world championship a year ago and the Packers finished with a 3-9 record...Although the 1952 Rams are sporting eight rookies, the cream of the '51 championship crop is still present. The returning group includes, besides Hirsch and Fears, such as quarterback Bob Waterfield and Norm Van Brocklin; ends Larry Brink and Andy Robustelli; tackles Tom Dahms, Don Simensen, Chuck Toogood and Jim Winkler; guards Dick Daugherty, Bill Lange, Harry Thompson and Stan West; centers Leon McLaughlin and Don Paul; halfbacks Marv Johnson, Woodley Lewis, Herb Rich, V.T. Smith and Jerry Williams; and fullbacks Dan Towler and Paul Younger. Added to the squad is veteran fullback Jack Myers, who went to LA from Philadelphia in the trade for quarterback Bobby Thomason. Myers handles a good deal of the fullbacking, with Towler shifting to the halfback spot. The rookie corps is headed by big Bob Carey, the offensive-defensive All-American end from Michigan State who also plays as a defensive halfback. Another new end is Dick Lane of Scottsbluff, Neb., Junior College. One of the two new tackles is Ken Casner, a 245-pounder from Baylor who was a teammate of the Packers' ace rookie offensive tackle, Steve Dowden, for three years. Another new tackle is Len Teeuws of Tulane. The other rookies are guard Duane Putnam of COP and halfbacks Bob Hecker of Baldwin-Wallace, Carl Mayes of Texas and Volney Quinlan of San Diego State. Waterfield is back as captain of the champs. The UCLA ace also handles the punting and point after and field goal kicking. Van Brocklin also may do some punting. Lewis and Daugherty do the kicking off...The Packers worked on both offense and defense in the secrecy of Bluejay park this morning. All of the injured players except guard Dick Logan got into the drills. Bothered with hurts suffered in the Washington game but expected to be ready for next Sunday are Tony Canadeo, Floyd Reid, Bobby Jack Floyd and Bobby Dillon. The linemen worked several minutes on the pushing "sled" after yesterday's drill, while field goal kickers Fred Cone and Bill Reichardt practiced their art, with captain Bob Forte holding the ball. The Rams will fly into Milwaukee and headquarter at the Schroeder hotel. The Packers will leave Saturday morning on the 11 o'clock North Western and bunk at the Schroeder. The Rams will remain in Milwaukee next week to prepare for their game in Detroit the following Sunday.
OCT 9 (Philadelphia) - Disturbed over players with "fake injuries" who "begin dropping like flies", solely to kill the clock in the final minutes of a ball game, Commissioner Bert Bell of the NFL threatened today to introduce a new rule discouraging the practice. Bell said he will watch the games this season and, if the abuse continued, he would suggest a rule change to NFL owners in January. "I'm tired of seeing three or four men go down and claim an injury just to stop the clock," he declared. "A play runs, time is running out and they begin dropping like flies all over the field, without anyone near them. The referee can't ignore them. A boy might actually be hurt. But we're after the fakers just trying to beat the rules." Bell admits it is difficult to weed out the faking players from the legitimately injured ones. Bell had in mind a new rule for the final two minutes of play which conceivably could cost a team the opportunity to make one last slab for a score on a legitimate injury, although such a rule would designed primarily to discourage the fakes.
OCT 9 (Los Angeles) - Paul L. (Tank) Younger, 24-year old defensive linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams, yesterday was thrown for 14 - days, that is. The professional football player was sentenced to two weeks in City Jail yesterday by Municipal Judge Joseph L. Call for beating up Younger's mother-in-law, Mrs. Neatheola J. Olermo, with whom he lives art 2179 W. 21st St...ABILITY QUESTIONED: The sentence was imposed after a brief court trial in which Younger was charged with battery and disturbing the peace. Judge Call found Younger innocent on the later charge. The fracas arose from a family discussion of Younger's professional gridiron ability, or lack of it, the testimony disclosed...ARGUMENT STARTS: Younger said his mother-in-law had been drinking and "starts an argument about my status in professional football." "She said she didn't see why the Rams employed me, and called me a bum football player," Younger testified. Younger said that when he got up to leave, Mrs. Olermo heaved her drink at him and that he only pushed her away in his effort to leave the field of combat. Younger remained free by posting a $1,000 bond pending appeal. Ram officials said last night they do not know if Younger will be able to leave with the team tomorrow morning when the team enplanes for Milwaukee, where they meet the Green Bay Packers Sunday.
OCT 9 (Delavan) - The Delavan Red Devils announced acquisition of three former Marquette football players in a move to strengthen the club and offset the effect of numerous injuries to players. Gil Krueger, a halfback, Dan Makowski, a center and linebacker and Bob Lowe, a tackle, are the three former Hilltoppers added to the squad this week. Makowski is a 6-foot, 205-pound center and linebacker who had a tryout with the Green Bay Packers this year after three years of stellar play at Marquette.
OCT 9 (Milwaukee) - It's been four years since the Green Bay Packers beat Los Angeles and five since
Eisenhower 22, Governor Stevenson 10. Two of the athletes said they were "undecided". A number of the boys said they were "converted Democrats" and added that "we'd like to see a change." The Packers have five Texans on their club and four of them "liked Ike"; the fifth was undecided. While the poll, as to names, naturally was off the record, several of the athletes were outspoken. Tackle Dick Afflis, for instance, said (for the record), "Adlai's the man," and he produced some literature to back up his views. Afflis hails from Indianapolis. End Bob Mann, a native of New Bern, N.C., and presently a Detroiter, said, "I'm sticking with Stevenson - like Dick." Jay Rhodemyre, a native of Kentucky, admitted that he would have voted for Kentucky's Estes Kefauver, had he been nominated, "but I'm going with Ike now." Ab Wimberly, who carries a Louisiana drawl, also didn't care who knew that "I am an Ike man." The two undecided boys were Breezy Reid of Georgia and Steve Dowden. Seven boys list Wisconsin as their home state and four of them named Eisenhower and three Stevenson. The club has one representative from the big-vote state, New York, and the individual, Wash Serini, sided with Eisenhower. Here are the states the Packers represent: Illinois, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Iowa, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Kentucky, Delaware and New York. 
OCT 8 (Green Bay) - According to the law of averages, the Packers should have lost Sunday to Mr. Lambeau's Washington Redskins. But in contests between the Packers and such teams as Mr. Lambeau may coach, the law of averages has no application. Despite all the honor due Mr. Lambeau for the many successful years he ran the Packers and all the respect that may be paid his coaching abilities, when one of his teams faces, the Packers, the local team, is not only inspired but infuriated, as it hurls itself against the best that Mr. Lambeau can muster. This reaction is unexplainable. The law of gravity certainly has nothing to do with it. Neither has the law of centrifugal motion. The known or unknown laws that control the ebb and flow of the tides are perfectly useless in a matter of this nature. The Packers have created a new law, a law of their own. It says that anyone who has coached the Packers shall never a victory over them. It is the natural child of Marshal Foch's famous declaration, "They shall not pass." At least that is the law until next year. Then we shall see whether anyone has the power to substitute something else for this highly desirable law.
OCT 8 (Los Angeles) - In Italian, "vita" means "life". I ain't sure "Vito" is the masculine of "vita", but Vito Parilli could be the life of the part Sunday in Milwaukee when Green Bay entertains the Los Angeles Rams. Parilli, the Packers' rookie quarterback, was quite a cutup last time the Rams had a look at him. Did everything, by gum, but wear the ladies' hats. That, of course, was in the College All-Star game in Chicago last August. The Rams had to rally with a 10-point last quarter to minimize the Kentucky Babe's handiwork..PACES PARADE: All Parilli did against the Rams to win the most valuable player award was average 9.7 yards rushing on seven tries and complete six of 11 passes for 68 yards. His spectacular 41-yard gallop and a pass to Ram rookie Bob Carey to set up Vic Janowicz's second quarter touchdown. But for Larry Brink's tigerish defensive play, which gave Parilli a bad case of the fumbles, the Rams would have finished second, for sure. I see where the Babe was up to his old tricks again Sunday. He passed for two touchdowns, pitched out for another and set up a fourth score as the Packers walloped Washington, 35 to 20...GETTING BETTER: Hamp Pool was more morose than usual when interviewed yesterday before he sent his Hampsters through another conditioner at Gilmore Field. "According to our scout, who saw Sunday's game, Parilli shows great improvement with each successive start," said the scholarly pigskin professor. "Tobin Rote started at quarterback, but after three plays Parilli took over and finished out the game. He likes to run on those "keep" plays which gave us so much trouble at Chicago." Ram fans don't have to be reminded that "keepers" like Otto Graham, Frankie Albert and Charley Trippi invariably give our lads a bad case of the flibberty-gibbets. Rote is no tanglefoot, either, on the optional pass-run. Scored against the Bears that way a week ago. The ex-Rice star also had the best rushing average in the NFL last year. Another recruit from Rice, Bill Howton, has beefed up the Packers' passing game. He scored on Rote's 39-yard pass in the Bear game and took a short pitch from Parilli to execute a 90-yard gainer against the Redskins. The Howton-Bob Mann combo gives Green Bay one of the most dangerous sets of ends in football today. Looks like Herb Rich will be a busy little bee come Sunday.
OCT 8 (Milwaukee Sentinel - Lloyd Larson Column) - A big one coming up for the red hot Green Bay Packers as they take on the rebounding defending champions, the Los Angeles Rams. But that won't be the only test Sunday afternoon at Marquette Stadium. Not by a long shot. For at least of equal importance will be the fan response. On the basis of the Packers' smooth performance in scalping the Redskins here last Sunday and obvious arrival as a team after weeks of shuffling and reshuffling, the game should draw. The Rams are still the Rams - still blessed with some of pro football's outstanding pitch, catch and run men. In other words, still a tremendous attraction - maybe more so when followers of the "other guys" believe they have an honest chance to win. Which the Packers have at the moment. With Wisconsin and Marquette playing away from home this week, and the World Series now a matter of history, the problem of strong counter attractions is practically eliminated. The competition was rough last week. Between the Wisconsin-Illinois game Saturday afternoon and the Marquette home opener with Boston University at night, there was little room for thinking about the Packers' league opener in Milwaukee. It wasn't only an emotional or psychological thing, either, for a lot of potential Packer customers probably couldn't or wouldn't budget themselves for two games over one weekend. It's different this time. The Packers have all the elements going for them. So the game should draw anywhere from 20,000 to absolute capacity (24,000 plus). Will it? That's the question. The answer will go a long way toward determining the Packers' future scheduling plans - perhaps even the Packers' future, period. It goes without saying that they MUST average a lot more than last week's gate county (under 10,000) if they hope to say in the big league. No kidding about it - that's the deal. Although past history proves price isn't a decisive blocker, the subject comes up often enough to warrant an explanation again. Because of limited seating potential (24,000 plus) in Green Bay, the Packers must charge higher prices than other clubs with 50 to 100 percent greater capacity. Therefore the $4.80 top. Visiting clubs won't be satisfied with the minimum guarantee of $20,000 over a period of time. They're looking for more on the basis of exercising their 40 percent of the net privilege. "All right - so charge $4.80 in Green Bay, but why not reduce the scale for games in Milwaukee?" is a comeback I've heard often in the past. The answer is simple: All games in Milwaukee as well as in Green Bay are home games for the Packers. By league rules, each club must have a standard price scale FOR ALL HOME GAMES. Besides, many people see the Packers in both cities. It wouldn't be good business to charge them $3.60 in one and $4.80 in the other. It's human nature to forget in this case, to forget the Packers, almost out business two years ago last January and still down just about as low as any sports organization can get, are still bearing their way back. Which is to say the anvil chorus has been heard quite definitely. Not so much this week, naturally, but last week the a.c. members were swinging for keeps. One of their favorite digs: "Why bother to go to training camp? Just wait until the Bears cut their squad and go to work from there. After all, we're only a Bears farm club.: That was a direct slap at acquiring four ex-Bears - Ray Bray, Washington Serini, Jim Keane and Hal Faverty, the former Wisconsin star. Bray long since justified coach Gene Ronzani's judgment. Serini followed suit last Sunday, and the head man is confident Faverty and Keane will do the same. Favery provides welcome insurance at different spots: offensive center and end, linebacker and defensive end. "Players picked up from certain clubs, including the Bears, can work into our system quickly," explains Ronzani. "We have to be guided by that angle as well as the ability once the season gets underway. We can't three or four weeks. There just isn't time. All we're aiming to do is out the best possible PACKER team on the field. Bear farm talk is just plain silly. It's terribly unfair to Bray and the others," the coach went on. "The truth is that they actually play harder against other clubs as well as the Bears, to prove Halas was wrong. That's a terrific added incentive."
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - This much can be certain about Tobin Rote's position of duty with the Packers next Sunday: He won't be a tackle, guard or center! The strapping Texan, a quarterback by trade, popeyed Packer fans last Sunday by showing up as a left halfback for several plays against the Washington Redskins and score a touchdown on a 28-yard pass from quarterback Babe Parilli. Pass-runner Rote broke out as a left half quite by accident. Parilli, getting his best chance in the vital QB spot, was having himself a great afternoon - so great that Rote was happy to watch from the bench. But, late in the third quarter, the Packers ran out of uninjured left halfbacks when Tony Canadeo also got a knee in his back. Floyd Reid had been sidelined earlier with hurts and the defensive backs who work at offensive left half during practice were keeping themselves rested for the Redskins' last big push. So, with no actual work as a left half, Rote performed the various duties of a LH by memory, so to speak, since he is familiar with all of the backs' duties as a QB. He went in motion as a flanker, blocked for the passer, carried once for no gain, decoyed and, most important, nailed that touchdown pass not two feet from a Redskin defender. Where Rote performs next Sunday, of course, is the Packers' big secret but you can bet the Rams will be wondering. The LA team had two scouts on the Packer-Redskin game - Tom Farris and Louis George. Packer head coach Gene Ronzani knows Farris, the former University of Wisconsin back, from their days with the Bears. "And that Farris is a smart cookie," Ronzani reminded...It's official now! The Rams' great offensive ends, Elroy Hirsch and Tom Fears, will start against the Packers Sunday. That's the word today from Pete Rozelle, Ram publicity chief. Rozelle said that Hirsch sprained his ankle on the fifth play of the Rams' second non-league game Aug. 20, and then pulled a muscle early in the league opener against the Browns. "Elroy was used sparingly in the Detroit game, and almost pulled it out of the fire," Rozelle said. Another starter Sunday will be quarterback Norm Van Brocklin, who, according to Pete, "had a hot day against the Lions." Captain-QB Bob Waterfield will stay close by in case the Ram attack falters. The Rams will open with a rookie in the backfield - left halfback Skeet Quinlan, the 175-pounder from San Diego State, who worked an 80-yard play with Van Brocklin against Detroit. Deacon Dan Towler, 231 pounds, who broke up last year's Packer-Ram game in Milwaukee with an 80-yard touchdown run, will be used exclusively as a fullback, according to Rozelle. He had worked at two positions last year. Moving into right half will be 226-pound Tank Younger, Rozelle said. Bob Carey, the rookie end from Michigan State, will spell both Hirsch and Fears - if they need spelling. The 215-pound newcomer handles some of the kicking off. Against Detroit, two of his boots went out of bounds; then, on a third try from his own 30, Carey belted one three yards across the goal line - a 73-yard boot...The Rams aren't exactly strangers to Parilli's quarterbacking. The former Kentucky ace was the College All Stars' key figure in their 10-7 loss to the Rams in the Chicago classic last August. Operating the split-T for the first time in his career, Parilli moved the Stars consistently against the strong Ram line and also tossed in some long runs himself. The Rams are expecting an improved Parilli, and, by the same token, Parilli figures to see a "different" Ram team in Milwaukee Sunday. The Rams, who played the Stars, were somewhat rusty because of the short practice period and used only simple, basic maneuvers. The Ram offense Sunday will likely be new and, as they say in Hollywood, slightly less than colossal. The Packers had one of their key defensive operators playing for the Stars. He is Bobby Dillon, defensive halfback. Dillon had himself a night in Chicago, giving Hirsch and Fears plenty of trouble. Dillon, incidentally, was injured in the Redskin game but is expected to be ready for Sunday. Three other members of the current Packer roster played with the Stars - end Bill Howton, fullback Bill Reichardt, linebacker Hal Faverty and tackle Tom Johnson, who is now on the injured list...The Rams were to fly from LA into Chicago this afternoon and then ride in a chartered bus to Milwaukee tonight. They'll headquarter at the Schroeder hotel and remain in Milwaukee next week to prepare for the Detroit game the following Sunday. The Packers, who held two workouts Thursday and one today, will leave for Milwaukee on the 11 o'clock North Western Saturday morning and headquarter at the Schroeder.
they've scored more than two touchdowns against the Rams, but Sunday looks like the day they'll break both marks. The last Packer victory over the Rams was in the first meeting of the teams in 1948 by a 16-0 margin. Since then, in dropping seven straight decisions, the Packers have scored only 66 points, and given up 273. And only once, a 30-10 victory in 1947, have the Packers tallied more than two touchdowns against a Ram team. On the basis of what both squads have shown this year, however, the death seems due to end in Sunday's meeting at Marquette Stadium. Green Bay, in trouncing Washington last week, showed its most sprightly offense since Gene Ronzani replaced Curly Lambeau three years ago, with rookie Babe Parilli handling the throttle at quarterback. Prospects for the future look even brighter with the distinct possibility that Tobin Rote, Parilli's predecessor at quarterback, will be shifted to left half. Fullback Fred Cone will move to right half and rookies Bobby Jack Floyd and Bill Reichardt will continue to split the fullback chores. The Packer defensive line and backers-up were solid in the opening loss to the Chicago Bears and the deep secondary was improved mightily against Washington. The Rams, on the other hand, have lost their two league starts. The first defeat, by Cleveland, cost coach Joe Stydahar his job. The second, to Detroit, did nothing to brighten the debut of the successor, Hampton Pool. In the two games, Los Angeles has scored only 21 points while yielding 54. The word is that the Rams will be at full strength for Sunday's tilt, with quarterbacks Bob Waterfield and Norm Van Brocklin ready to split the passing and ends Elroy Hirsch and Tom Fears set to go all the way on offense. Green Bay came through the Redskin tussle in good shape, too, with tackle Dick Logan the lone doubtful starter due to a leg injury. Packer officials hope for better attendance than a week ago, when less than 10,000 Milwaukeeans turned out.
Green Bay Sunday Gazette
November 10th 1895
OCT 6 (Green Bay) - Earl Louis (Curly) Lambeau, who always has had a pronounced aversion to defeat, now can accept it philosophically - at least on the surface. Breaking off a postgame conference with George P. Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins, Curly demonstrated this new facet of his personality by admitting, "The Packer team outplayed us and outgamed us all the way. We were just outfought today - I have no alibis." At the same time, however, he wanted it known, "We didn't play anywhere near as well today as we did against the Cardinals Monday night." (The Redskins won that one, 23-7). As evidence, he cited "the touchdown pass Taylor (Hugh) missed in the first quarter. That gave the Packers a lift," Lambeau asserted. "And then, late on, we were offside twice in a row, giving the Packers a first down, and not long after that they converted that break into a touchdown on that pass to Howton." "Too," Curly, leaning back, dragging on a cigarette, declared, "We had some green boys in there on defense. George Buksar came to us only last week and I think some of the boys were covering up for him and by doing so hurt themselves. But we had to use him.” Although there had been speculation, at the time Curly assumed the Redskin reins, that he and Marshall would inevitably clash, Lambeau was quick to dispel any impression that he and the laundry magnate were not in complete accord on all matters. “Marshall is a wonderful man,” he declared. “He understand my problems and has been cooperative in every way.”…PLAY GAMES IN GREEN BAY: The volatile Marshall, who has been absent, returned to Lambeau’s Ambassador hotel room to unwittingly corroborate Curly’s statement. George, about to set off for a Washington-bound train, barked, “Don’t try to see us short yet. Mr. Lambeau’s only had the club a little better than a month. He has been handicapped by not being acquainted with personnel and by injuries. But he’ll straight those things out and, by November, I think we’ll be able to take anybody in the league. I wouldn’t be saying this unless I thought it was true and that’s what I think. But to me the biggest item of the day was that less than 9,000 people came to see the game,” Washington’s best known citizen (when President Harry Truman is on a whistle stop tour) contended, “We have got Eddie LeBarion and he has drawn everywhere we’ve played – Los Angeles, Kansas City and everywhere else. If something isn’t done, you’ll have to play all your games in Green Bay.” He turned to ask, “Anybody hurt?” Curly assured him, “no, everybody’s fine – no injuries.” To which Marshall responded acidly: “Everybody’s all right when you lose.” Resuming his discussion of what has preceded, Lambeau interposed: “Bob Forte is half that (Packer) ball club. He’s got that spirit – he’s full of fire and he fires up the club. Forte and Canadeo (Tony) – they’re real football players. And that Parilli was great – he looks great.” “But the sum and substance of it was,” the veteran of 34 NFL campaigns asserted, “was that the Packers were hot and we were not.”…An hour and two miles later – at the Hotel Schroeder – Packer Chieftain Gene Ronzani was of a different opinion. “We actually played better ball against the Bears last week,” Gene claimed. “But in that one, there was pressure all the way. The score always was so close neither one of us could relax. But today we scored right away and we relaxed. But don’t misunderstand me. Washington was a pretty rough, tough ball club all the way through,” 
OCT 7 (Green Bay) - The Packers set sigh on one common objective today - victory over the world champion Los Angeles Rams in Milwaukee next Sunday. This is the BIG ONE for the Green Bay forces and they want it badly. Head coach Gene Ronzani and members of his staff, Chuck Drulis, Ray McLean, Dick Plasman and Tarz Taylor, started intensive preparations while the players relaxed Monday. Today, the entire unit started thinking in terms of victory over the Rams. The usual Tuesday warmup today included "plans and such" for next Sunday's crucial encounter. The Packer-Ram clash developed into game Number One about 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon when the Packers walked off the Marquette stadium turf with an impressive 35 to 20 win over the Redskins under their belts...LOGAN IN THE HOSPITAL: That one game proved to the coaches and every player that "we've really got something." The Washington game, a bruising tussle down to the last second, banged up several Packers and one of them, guard Dick Logan, may miss the BIG ONE. Logan suffered a leg injury and presently is confined at St. Vincent hospital. Among the others injured are Bobby Dillon, Breezy Reid, Bobby Jack Floyd, and Tony Canadeo. But all, except Logan, likely will be ready for next Sunday...The Packers' 35-point, five-touchdown splurge against the Redskins ranked them as the fourth highest scoring team in the league today. The Bays have a total of 49 points, behind Cleveland with 58, New York with 55 and San Francisco with 54. Others in the 40 bracket are Pittsburgh with 45 and Washington with 43. Defensively, however, the Packers rank eighth in points permitted. The Bays allowed the Bears 24 and the Redskins 20 for a total of 44. New York is best with 13 in two games, while San Francisco permitted only 17. For purposes of comparison, the Bays outshadow the Rams in both point departments. The Rams have scored only 21 - seven against the Browns and 14 against Detroit - and permitted 54 - 37 to the Browns and 17 to Detroit...The Rams might be in their best physical condition for the BIG ONE. Reportedly back in action after being handicapped by injuries in their first two games are the team's two ace offensive ends, Elroy Hirsch and Tom Fears. Hirsch was the league's leading pass receiver last year. The Rams will enter the game with an 0-2 record, while the Packers have 1-1. The visitors will be playing their first game under their new head coach, Hampton Pool, who recently replaced Jumbo Jim Stydahar...The Packers learned today that two former members of their team were claimed by other clubs. Ray Pelfrey, ex-Bay end and halfback, was claimed by the Chicago Cardinals and likely will fill in for injured Fran Polsfoot. Before leaving for Chicago on Monday, Pelfrey stopped at the Packer office to congratulate coach Ronzani for the win. Ed Berrang, one of three players placed on waiver last week along with Pelfrey and Chuck Boerio, has been awarded to the Washington Redskins. Washington coach Curly Lambeau also announced the release of Tony Momsen, veteran center. Pelfrey and Berrang will be opponents when the Cardinals play the Redskins in Washington next Sunday.
OCT 8 (Green Bay) - Come to think of it, the Packers are long overdue in their series with the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams will be looking for their eighth straight victory over the Green Bays when they tangle in Marquette stadium in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon. Green Bay hasn't beaten the Rams since the first game in 1948 when a "furious" Packer team blanked the Bold Coasters, 16 to 0. Seems like the Packers were mad for being fined half their salary for the previous Sunday's loss to the Chicago Cardinals. That shutout was a sweet but it eventually led to the downfall of the Packers and their coach, Curly Lambeau. The Packers went on to a nine-game losing streak to set the stage for the new regime headed by Gene Ronzani in 1950. The Rams took the nightcap in 1948 and both games in 1949. The Ronzanimen ran into the two best Los Angeles clubs in history - National conference champs in '50 and world champions (and still) in 1951. The 1950 scores were 45 to 14 in Milwaukee and 51 to 14 in LA and, last fall, the Rams won by counts of 28 to 0 in Milwaukee and 42-14 in LA. Thus, it would appear that Ronzani, members of his staff and every player have a splendid reason for gaining some revenge Sunday. Against the Ronzani-coached Bays, the Rams came in with 166 points and held the Pack to 42. In the seven-game winning streak, the Rams gathered 273 points to the Packers' 66. Despite the lopsided scored, the last four games were rather hot. In Milwaukee in 1950, the Rams appeared ripe for a beating but the Packers developed "pass dropsey" and before the Bays had a chance to get the jump the Rams snapped out of it and went on to win. That was the day end Al Baldwin dropped a dozen passes. Out in LA in '50, the two clubs battled on even terms for a half; then the Rams got word that the Cardinals upset the Bears and a win for the Rams was a must. Last fall in Milwaukee, the Packers battled the Rams to a scoreless tie until the last two minutes of the third quarter. It appeared that the first team to score would win. The Packers reached the two and failed to count and a moment later Dan Towler galloped 70-odd yards to bring on the win. Last December in LA, the Rams had to win to snare the championship and the Packers just didn't have enough "bench" to hold 'em off. This year, the Packers appear to have the necessary bench strength to battle the Rams on even terms for a full three quarters. It showed up in the Washington Redskin victory last Sunday, with veterans such as Wash Serini, Ace Loomis and Jim Keane and rookie Hal Faverty stepping in to help. The Rams, who will fly into Milwaukee Friday and then remain there after the game to prepare for Detroit Oct. 19, will be at full strength for the first time this season. Returning after brief showings in the first two league games will be the Rams' great offensive ends - Tom Fears and Elroy Hirsch, left and right, respectively, Hirsch won the league pass catching championship last year, with Fears missing most of the season due to injuries. Fears captured the title in 1948-49-50. It is interesting to note that the Packers' Keane snared the same honor in 1947 as a sophomore with the Bears...The Packers held another intensive workout today. Drilling both offense and defense. Ronzani discovered that the athletes were in good physical condition. All are moving about except Dick Logan, the rookie guard, who injured his leg in the Redskin game. Others on the injured list are Breezy Reid, Bobby Dillon, Bobby Jack Floyd and Tony Canadeo. Ronzani expects all of them to be ready for the Rams with the possible exception of Logan.
OCT 8 (Green Bay) - If Mr. Gallop doesn't mind, we'd like to announce the results of our own political poll. The Packer players, who hail from 17 of our wonderful 48 states, lean toward General Eisenhower as the next president. Here are the votes as "cast" en route to the Redskin game Sunday in Milwaukee: 
OCT 9 (Green Bay) - Offensive figures on the Los Angeles Rams’ first two NFL games are confusing. And amusing – at the moment! Would you believe that the world champions gained a sum total of only 157 yards passing and 139 rushing in two complete contests – 120 minutes. There were games last year in which the Rams posted figures like those in the first half alone – 30 minutes! Can you imagine the Rams counting only 21 points in eight quarters? Or completing only 16 out of 52 pass attempts? Last year, they averaged nearly 10 points a quarter and hit on 25 of every 50 passes pitched! Sounds like something “fixed” the figures but they’re official. They trickled across the news wires after the Rams dropped a 37-7 decision to the Cleveland Browns and a 17-14 battle to the Detroit Lions. Packer head coach Gene Ronzani figures the numerals are confusing "because they really don't show just how powerful the Rams are; don't forget, they played those first two games without Fears and Hirsch." Tom Fears and Elroy Hirsch, the Rams' great pass catchers who were bothered by injuries, will be at full speed for the Packers' super struggle against the 
yesterday named Younger and Skeet Quinlan at halfback, Deacon Dan Towler at fullback and Norm Van Brocklin at quarterback. This combo is the only one which has clicked with anything faintly resembling consistency. One major change has been made in the starting lineup. Handy Andy Robustelli, the robust right defensive end, will give it a try at offensive right guard. The 220-pound Connecticut boy replaces Bill Lange. Crazy Legs Hirsch and Tom Fears are reported to be okay for a change and will open at their usual stands. As a matter of fact, Trainer Dee Jay Archer assures us that the whole kit and kaboodle can play. Equipment Manager Bill Granholm has packed 33 sets of earmuffs and mittens in his traveling trunks; it is getting nippy in the Great Lakes region. In Green Bay, the Rams will meet a team loaded with 13 rookies (the Rams have eight), including Kentucky's Babe Parilli, Iowa's Bill Reichardt, Wisconsin's Deral Teteak, Arkansas' Dave Hanner, Rice's Bill Howton and TCU's Bobby Jack Floyd. The Packers have a 1-1 record. They lost to the Bears but beat the Redskins after the Redskins had beaten the Cardinals, who beat the Bears. Them's the conditions what prevail in the NFL.
OCT 10 (Milwaukee) - By plane and by bus, the Los Angeles Rams finally made it to Milwaukee tonight. Tomorrow morning, they'll work in one more practice session before meeting the Green Bay Packers at Marquette Stadium here on the Sabbath. The 33-man squad flew from Los Angeles to Chicago via American Airlines, then transferred to buses for the 90-mile trip along the North Shore to the lager capital of the U.S.A...RAMS FAVORED: A bellhop at the Hotel Schroeder, where the Rams will be quartered for the next week before moving on to Detroit for a tussle with the Lions, confided tonight that the Rams are rated as 7-point favorites hereabouts. This might come under the heading of a surprise, considering that the Rams have dropped five straight games, including two league contests., On the other hand, Packer followers can't forget the seven straight drubbings their team has taken from the Coasters...CLEAR AND COOL: They should take heart, however, in the knowledge that the Rams are a fair-weather ball club, disinclined to operate at anything approaching maximum efficiency when Mother Nature ventures from the norm. The mercury has been hovering between the low 60s and 30s at this Great Lakes port for the past week. Clear but zippy is the forecast for Sunday. Hamp Pool's Rams, in top shape for the first time this season, will drill tomorrow morning at Marquette Stadium. The Packers won't come to town until Sunday morning.
OCT 10 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - It may come as sacrilege to Packer fans of long standing, but most West Coast football filberts contend that the only edge Green Bay immortal Don Hutson has over the Los Angeles Rams' Elroy Hirsch as an end is longevity. Hirsch, who returns home to lead the defending pro league titlists against the Bays here Sunday, is launching his third season as a pass catching wing sensation. Hutson had 11 years with the Packers. Many point to Hirsch's injuries as the reason for the Rams' slow start this season. He sustained an ankle sprain in August and later came up with a pulled leg muscle. Now he is in top shape, however, and will have his chance Sunday to renew the incredible performances of '51. Last year he turned in the greatest single season exhibition by an end in pro annals. It was undoubtedly the key to L.A.'s world championship. He smashed one of Hutson's coveted records by gaining 1,495 yards on pass receptions and tied another with 17 touchdown catches. The fleet Crazy Legs averaged an amazing 22.7 yards for his 66 aerial grabs. It was against Green Bay that he capped his 1951 campaign by hauling in four touchdown passes on plays good got 72, 39, 37 and 19 yards Elroy is often asked where he go those "Crazy Legs". That particular stride that usually gives the appearance to defenders that he's running in several directions at once is probably one of the big reasons for his success. His only explanation for the odd gait goes back to his childhood days in Wausau. Hirsch says he's always loved to run. He used to take a football into the woods near his home and run full speed with it tucked under his arm, weaving and dodging in and out of the trees. Elroy feels that his switch from halfback to end in 1950 lengthened his playing career five years. One thing for sure - it's greatly shortened the careers of a number of rival coaches. That change is probably the most important in the history of professional football. Hirsch had taken a bitter beating as a running back with the Chicago Rockets and Hornets. It looked like his football days were over. The Rams held the rights to Elroy for the NFL and were approached by Curly Lambeau, then coach of the Packers. Lambeau said that it was obvious Hirsch was through, but he would like to have him just for the publicity value in his home state. Thanking Lambeau for the gesture, the Rams decided to check a bit before giving him up. One of their queries went to Hamp Pool, now the L.A. head coach, who was at San Jose State and had previously coached Hirsch at Chicago. Pool told the Rams that the boy was still a great player. So "Crazy Legs" will be wearing the number 40 of Los Angeles instead of Green Bay on Sunday and it might be the difference.
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - Professional football's greatest one-two pass-catching punch will start hitting for the first time this season as a unit when the Los Angeles Rams tackle the Green Bay Packers in Marquette Stadium in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 1:30. The Rams' star pass receivers, Elroy Hirsch and Tom Fears, were handicapped by injuries in LA's first two NFL games and it must be pointed out that the Rams dropped both contests - 37-7 to Cleveland and 17-14 to Detroit. Both played briefly in the Detroit game and came out in razor-sharp condition. They were injured early in the non-conference season. Fears plays left end and Hirsch right. Hirsch will be making a late start to defend his pass catching championship. Fears, incidentally, won the pass receiving title in 1948-1950, losing it last year to Hirsch, the former Wisconsin star who hails from Wausau. Sunday's game will mark the debut in Milwaukee of a number of All-American players with the Rams. Top man is big Bob Carey, the offensive-defensive end from Michigan State. Carey is stationed at left end and also does a chore as a defensive halfback. Other leading lights among the newcomers are Volney Quinlan, a swift halfback, and tackles Ken Casner of Baylor and Len Teeuws of Tulane. The Ram attack, devised by new coach Hampton Pool who recently replaced Joe Stydahar, will be in the hands of veteran quarterbacks Bob Waterfield and Norm Van Brocklin. The Packers may lose the services of rookie offensive guard Dick Logan for the big contest. Logan injured his leg in last Sunday's 35-20 victory over the Washington Redskins. Others injured but expected to play are halfback Breezy Reid, Bobby Jack Floyd and Tony Canadeo. The Packers finished off a week of intensive practice sessions with a light workout today. Groomed to handle the vital quarterback job is rookie Babe Parilli, who won his spurs in the Redskin victory. The Kentuckian passed for two touchdowns and passed for two touchdowns and led the team to 431 yards passing and rushing.
OCT 11 (Milwaukee) - If the Rams can but emulate Pacific Coast college teams which have been knocking Midwestern foes for a loop this season, they'll get back on the glory road here tomorrow afternoon. Some 20,000 fans are expected to turn out at Marquette Stadium for the NFL contest between the bedraggled world champions and a rookie-studded Packer team, which its partisans feel someday soon will restore the gridiron glory that once was Green Bay's. Although beaten five straight times in an unprecedented streak which includes a pair of league losses, Los Angeles figures to rule a 7-point choice at the kickoff. They have beaten the Packers seven in a row. For the first time this season, the Rams will be at full strength. All the aches and pains which hounded the Coasters since their opening game and which contributed to Jumbo Joe Stydahar's hasty departure have disappeared. The game will be Hampton Pool's second at the helm. He has had nearly a week in which to reorganize the Rams; he will have no excuses unless his unpredictable charges play the kind of sorry ball that they did for Stydahar...COULD COME BACK: Although two down with only 10 to go, the Coasters yet are in the running. They have been in this kind of a ham before and managed to come back. After the fourth round of the 1950 season, the club stood at 2-2, yet went on to win the divisional crown in a playoff with the Chicago Bears. The Rams gave a spirited exhibition against Detroit last week. Another such showing should produce a victory over Gene Ronzani's "future" footballers. Pool has made two major switches for tomorrow's game. Andy Robustelli will double in brass at defensive right end and offensive right guard, replacing Bill Lange in the latter spot. And Harry Thompson has taken over the other defensive end position from Larry Brink. It will be the first time in three or four years that Brink has failed to start. Vito (Babe) Parilli is the man the Rams must smother tomorrow. The Packer yearling quarterback passed and ran the Rams silly in the College All Star game at Chicago last August. He is a passer who likes to run, a combination that generally ties the Angelenos into knots that would baffle a Boy Scout.
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - Bob Dees, 235-pound rookie tackle who started the season with the Los Angeles Rams, had been placed on the active Packer roster, Coach Gene Ronzani announced today. To make room for Dees, rookie guard Dick Logan was placed on the injured list. Logan was hurt in the Washington Redskin game and spent two days in the hospital this week. Dees, who played college ball at Southwest Missouri State, will be playing in his first Packer game.
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - Football and baseball with 1,000 members of the Men's Quarterback club at Washington Junior High school last night: It appears that Packer fans want to see Don Hutson in action again. A number of members wanted to know if a Packer-Bear game, with Hutson in the lineup, could be shown. Packer coach Gene Ronzani and Chief Quarterback Ted Fritsch said it would be arranged and the film will be shown at a future meeting. Ronzani said he still studies Hutson's actions in film in the Packer morgue. The peerless pass catcher, undoubtedly the greatest in the game, closed out his professional football career after scoring 825 points in 11 seasons on 101 touchdown, 174 extra points and seven field goals...Ronzani gave the entire membership a tip on the type of questions members handed in without their signatures. He read all of the unsigned questions from a week ago but declined to answer them to the membership at large "because they're not signed." He invited a number of the "askers" to "stop at the office and we'll give you the complete details." The feeling of the audience in general was sounded when Ronzani read this: "Why not put the second guessers on the field and see what they can do!" The big group responded with a long hand clap Among the new questions, a member wanted to know why so many Packer kicks were blocked and Ronzani pointed out, "It has been a mechanical problem and is being adjusted." Ronzani touched briefly on some of  the criticism aimed at him for picking up a number of Bears and Browns. "Those two clubs and the Rams are the only ones in the league who have a signal system similar to ours; a player, especially a back, from those clubs can adjust himself almost immediately while it takes weeks for players with other clubs." He recalled that "it was even hard for Paul Christman, with all his quarterbacking experience, to pick up the Packer system." Christman has been with the Chicago Cardinals, whose offensive signal system was just  about the opposite of the Packers'.
OCT 10 (Los Angeles) - The Rams swing east again this morning to keep a couple of successive Sunday dates with the Green Bay Packers in Milwaukee and the Lions at Detroit. Hamp Pool will load 33 players, including Tank Younger, aboard a Chicago-bound American Airlines plane at 10 o'clock at International Airport. Upon arrival in Chicago the squad will take a 90-mile bus ride to Milwaukee. Younger, the durable double-duty player who can go the route on offense and defense, is at liberty on a $1,000 appeal bond after being sentenced to 14 days in jail Wednesday for allegeldly beating his mother-in-law on Sept. 6. His appeal is not expected to come before the Appellate Court for 90 days. Without him, the Rams would be in a picklement, for sure. Younger not only is the club's best right halfback, but is among the NFL's most rugged linebacker. In announcing his starting backfield, Pool 
at the time carried this paragraph about him: “O’Kelliher played an elegant game as quarterback, making several tackles and passed the ball with great ease.” The story carried another interesting paragraph, with reference to the Green Bay team: “The Green Bay team was weak in tackling and the chief playing was done by Howland, Hiller, Hurlbert and McGinnis. It was an exceedingly clean and lamb-like game as football goes, and the Green Bay players are loud in their praise of the manner in which their opponents met them on the gridiron and the treatment accorded them afterward.”…And speaking of tackling, the pictures of the Redskin-Packer game in Milwaukee last Sunday showed that the Packers had to depend some on gang tackling to get their man. A number of time the first Packer missed his objective. Which is probably the reason several of the Packers put in a long 30 minutes on the tackling dummy the other day. Line coach Tarz Taylor presided over the program, and, to maintain the college spirit, Tarz had each player yell the name of a Ram as he went in to hit the dummy. All of the defensive halfbacks were in on the drill except injured Bobby Dillon. Getting special attention was Dan Sandifer, the Packers’ safety man who, judging by his enthusiasm, aims to become a sharp tackler...There will be a bit of history attached to Sunday’s Packer-Ram game. Before the game, copies of the “Encyclopedia of Professional Football” will be presented to Packer head coach Gene Ronzani and Ram coach Hamp Pool. This procedure will be repeated at all league games Sunday – a sort of sales kickoff. The book, which will be reviewed later, is a masterpiece of information turned out by Roger Treat…Marquette Stadium has a seating capacity of 23,000 for Packer games. The two permanent stands along both sidelines hold a total of 19,000 persons and the temporary bleachers placed in one end zone will accommodate 4,000. All of the permanent-stand seats sell for $4.80 – the Packers’ regular top price. The end zone pews are general admissions – at $2.40 per. Packer ticket chief Carl Mraz is hoping to fill the stadium for Sunday’s big fray. At the present, however, there are plenty of good seats left.
​OCTOBER 11 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Football fans with a penchant for wide open offenses should have their appetites sated Sunday when the Packers take Los Angeles' defending world pro champs. The two clubs flooded the air lanes with a total of 158 passes in their two 1951 encounters. Twelve touchdowns were rung up by the two teams as the Rams won their pair of bitterly-contested decisions over the Bays last year. No less than nine of those tallies came via the passing route. The Rams' two pitchers, Bob Waterfield and ​Norm Van Brocklin, each threw for a touchdown in the game at Milwaukee. Waterfield's 38-yarder to Tommy Kalmanir and Van's an 81-yard overhead play to a gentleman named Elroy Hirsch. L.A. completed 10 of 25 passes while the Packers tried 50 and connected on 22. Passing was even more emphasized in the return match at L.A. Green Bay uncorked 56 heaves, with 27 going for strikes. Tobin Rote accounted for both Packer scored with flips of 33 and 15 yards to Billy Grimes and Stretch Elliott, respectively. The Rams topped this, however, on a brilliant performance by Waterfield. Bob hurled five TDs, four to Hirsch and one to fullback Dick Hoerner. L.A. completed 15 of 27. Los Angeles saw enough of Kentucky Babe Parilli in the recent All-Star game to last a couple of years. This time they will run into both Parilli and Rote. The Babe's passing and running nearly gave the collegians a win before the Rams uncorked 10 points in the final period to grab a 10-7 verdict. Hamp Pool, the Rams' new head coach, said following his club's arrival in town Friday night that it should take five touchdowns to win Sunday. The Rams, who flew from L.A. to Chicago and completed the trip by bus, will hold a short practice Saturday afternoon. The Packers, as usual, will wind up their preparatory work at Green Bay Saturday morning and leave for Milwaukee shortly after.
OCT 12 (Milwaukee Journal) - ​The Green Bay Packers have their sights set on staying with the big guns of the NFL's tough National Division when they clash with the Los Angeles Rams Sunday at Marquette Stadium. Kickoff time is 1:30 p.m. A victory over the defending champs will enable Coach Gene Ronzani's boys to maintain at least their current second place tie, with a possibility that they can climb into a first place deadlock. The latter phase of the "if" setup is based on Detroit turning the tables on undefeated San Francisco. It's four years since a Green Bay team whipped the Rams, who dropped the opener in 1948, and then won a return duel to start a winning streak over the Bays that now stands at seven. The Ronzanimen are keyed up to duplicate the beautiful exhibition they put on here last Sunday in soundly trashing the Washington Redskins. Babe Parilli, whose ball handling, passing and play calling had much to do with the rout of the Redskins, again will be at the controls. Tobin Rote, who has been sharing the quarterback duties
with Parilli, is certain to see considerable service at left half to give the Packers the big one-two punch fans have been anticipating. The Rams, smarting under the string of five straight defeats (three exhibitions and two league tilts) figure they're due to start rolling along the comeback trail. Key men like Elroy Hirsch and Tom Fears are free of injuries for the first time in weeks. In fact, everybody on the club is ready to go. Everything is calm and peaceful behind the scenes, too. So they're really set. There'll be red doings all around the league, particularly at Cleveland and Detroit. Down in the Buckeye metropolis, the Browns and New York Giants, pre-season favorites in the American division, tangle in an effort to break their first place tie. Each team has two for two in games to date. The mighty San Francisco 49ers invade Detroit for a return game with the Lions. This could turn the divisional race into a wide open thing or pretty well establish the West Coast club's superiority. Dallas at Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh at Philadelphia and Chicago Cardinals at Washington round out Sunday's full six game slate.
OCT 11 (Milwaukee) - Who jumps into the hornets’ nest here Sunday? The Packers or the Rams! The Bays have a real desire to win this BIG ONE because it will put them on the inside track in the National conference race. They could, if they repeat their explosive performance of last Sunday, sting the Rams. The world champions from Los Angeles are furious; their pride is damaged by two successive losses, and they are presently on the ropes. But they could, in their fury, bury the Packers. The experts claim the Packers are due to walk into a buzz saw or, if you will, jump into the aforementioned hornets’ nest. They select the world champs by a touchdown – give or take the extra point. More than 20,000 Packer Backers and a sprinkling of Ram fans will witness the struggle – the third NFL match for both elevens. Kickoff is set for 1:30. The Rams will be “themselves” for the first time this year, with the return of their spectacular record-smashing offensive ends, Elroy Hirsch and Tom Fears. Both played only briefly because of injuries in the first two league games. Hirsch and Fears will start at right and left ends, respectively. Hirsch won the league’s pass catching championship in ’51 and Fears won it in 1948-49-50. With their big guns back in condition, the Rams are expected to pass most of the afternoon off the arms of quarterback Norm Van Brocklin and Bob Waterfield. Van Brocklin, hot against Detroit the last time out, will start. For power on the ground, the Rams can throw a light-heavy backfield into action. The light side is Skeet Quinlan, the fast 175-pound rookie at left halfback, while the heavy punchers are fullback Dan Towler, 231, and right half Tank Younger, 226. The Packers’ attack likely will be in the hands of Vito (Babe) Parilli, the rookie who anchored the Packers’ victory over Washington last Sunday in such spectacular fashion, pitching for two touchdowns and faking the Redskins out of their shoes. The big question Sunday will be veteran quarterback Tobin Rote’s position. The lanky passer-runner worked in as a left half last Sabbath by accident and caught a touchdown pass from Parilli in the process. Speculation is that Rote and Parilli will be in at the same time Sunday. The Packers probably will take to the air quick – maybe like they did last Sunday when Parilli and Bill Howton worked out a 90-yard scoring play in the first three minutes. The Packers have four skilled receivers at end – Bob Mann, Stretch Elliott, and Jim Keane, and, of course, all of the backs except Parilli. Green Bay’s chance of victory rests largely on the line. The offensive unit, anchored by tackles Steve Dowden and Dick Afflis, must hold off the vaunted Ram defense, headed by Larry Brink, Andy Robustelli and Stan West, if Parilli is to work any of his magic. The Ram offense, limited to 21 points in two games, is certainly due to explode, thus placing an extra-heavy burden on such defensers as Ab Wimberly and John Martinkovic at ends, Howie Ruetz and Dave Hanner at tackles, Ray Bray and Wash Serini at guards and linebackers Deral Teteak and captain Bob Forte. The Rams will be at top condition for the key struggle, but the Packers already have been forced to change their lineup because of injuries. Guard Dick Logan has been placed on the inactive list and tackle Bob Dees, a former Los Angeles Ram, was added to fill the gap. Hampered by injuries Sunday will be halfbacks Tony Canadeo and Floyd Reid and defensive halfback Bobby Dillon. Dillon, who kept Hirsch in check in the All Star game, was hurt in the second quarter of the Redskin game. Both clubs are headquartering at the Schroeder hotel, and the Packers will return to Green Bay on the North Western at 10 o’clock Sunday night. The Rams will remain in Milwaukee next week to prepare for the game in Detroit Oct. 19. Sunday’s game here will be the first road appearance for the Rams under new coach Hampton Pool, who recently replaced Jumbo Joe Stydahar.
OCT 11 (Green Bay) - instrumental in setting up the military draft laws for World War I. Now in his 80’s, O’Kelliher is living quietly in Washington. Few people know that O’Kelliher was one of the nation’s first professional football players. He played on the Oconto city team back in 1895 – a team that defeated a Green Bay squad, 36 to 0. The noted gentleman was listed as a quarterback and the Oconto newspaper at