Sport: Eagles at Work

Coach Alfred Earle ("Greasy") Neale has no time for false modesty. He admits that his Philadelphia pro football Eagles are good—so good, he blandly says, that not a single member of Notre Dame's current glamour team could make his starting eleven. They were 1948 National Football League champions and are well on their way to repeating this season. This week, with a record of nine wins and one defeat, Greasy's nifty Eagles squared off against an old and bitter foe, the New York Giants.

On a half-frozen field at the Polo Grounds they put on a stirring show With the poise and...

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