Sport: Kickoff

Ten years ago, the owners of the New York Giants had to give away 5,000 free tickets a week to get people to watch their professional football games. Last week, at Chicago's Soldier Field, 85,000 fans gladly paid up to $4.40 a seat to watch the curtain raiser of the 1940 football season: a night game (for charity) between the Green Bay Packers, national professional champions, and a team of College All-Stars, poll-picked from the recent graduates of U. S. college football.

To most of the onlookers (and the far-flung radio listeners as well) it was like picking up the threads...

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