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The Philadelphia Record
December 13, 1926

New York Giants Beat Quakers In Slop, 31-0

Hinkey Haines' Outfit Batters Philadelphia Eleven All Over Polo Grounds -- Bad Playing Conditions Slows UpLeo [sic] Conway's Proteges -- Fist Fight Is Staged.


New York, Dec. 12 -- The Philadelphia Quakers, who belied their passive monica [sic] in trouncing "Red" Grange's New York Yankees and winning the championship of the American League of Professional Football Clubs, showed the gallery of 5000 none of their fighting qualities in today's interleague game with the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds, and when Jack McBride, Hinkey Haines, et al, had finished with them the score board read, "Giants 31, Quakers )."

Four touchdowns, the accompanying extra points and one goal from the field were officially credited to the local National League eleven, and but for minor infractions of the rules, neither of which actually figured in the plays, two more touchdowns would have been added to the Giants' total. As for the Quakers, who had been installed slight favorites, their only glory was the registering of a lone first down and a goal line stance against a substitute Giant backfield which forced the latter team to surrender the ball a scant yard from the Philadelphia goal line. 

It may be that the field conditions cramped the style of play of the visiting array. Two-thirds of the playing surface was covered with snow, one-sixth of it was two inches deep in mud and water, while the remaining one-sixth was a sheet of ice. Lightning changes from skis to skates to rubber boots might have helped the quaking Quakers to a more respectable showing. The Giants, however, needed no such aid. They seemed to be able to do their stuff on snow, on ice and in mud, and delivered perhaps the best game of their season running up the score. Hinkey [sic]

McBride Is Star.

Jack McBride, captain of the Giants, was the bright and particular star of the conquering team. He contributed two of the four touchdowns, all four points following touchdown and the goal from the field, and was the hero in a brilliant 48-yard run which produced one of the disallowed touchdowns. Jack Haggerty and Vosse [sic] each contributed one of the remaining allowed touchdowns, and Haggerty, in the longest and most sensational run of the contest, ran 68 yards for the second of the disallowed scores. Hinkey Haines, Cowboy Hyman and Walter Koppisch all did some dazzling work in the backfield, while the Giants' line, from end to end, proved so much superior, both offensively and defensively, to the Quakers, that once the Giants had scored the issue was never in doubt.

Al Nesser in Fight.

To add to the thrills, Al Nesser, the baldheaded right guard of the Giants, who was in a belligerent mood all afternoon, staged an honest-to-goodness fist fight just as McBride went crashing through the Quaker line, and he and his opponent, Kostos, of the visiting team, were ordered out of the game.

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     Score  by periods:
Giants 3 0 14 14 31
Quakers 0 0 0 0 0
Touchdowns -- McBride, 2; Voss, Haggerty. Points following touchdowns -- McBride, 4. Field goals -- McBride. Substitutions -- Giants, Williams for Nesser, Haines for Palm, Palm for Haines, Grigg for Palm, Koppisch for Hill, Hill for McBride; Quakers, Coleman for Crowther, Carton for Robinson, Kostos for Fay, Fay for Scott, Sullivan for Ford, Kruez for Dinsmore. Referee -- W. G. Crowell, Swarthmore. Umpire -- Tom Thorp, Columbia. Linesman -- J. C. Reardon, New Hampshire. Time -- Four 15-minute periods.